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Bonfi Is A Table, Chair and Cooler

When packing for a camping trip, you don't want to be bogged down with gear, so it's always a good idea to consolidate The Bonfi allows you to do this by combining the functions of a cooler, table and chair in a unique, Eco-friendly design.

Enjoy The View In The Eagles Nest Outfitters Lounger

Enjoying the good outdoors often means giving up the comforts of home--a bed, television, a recliner, air conditioning or heat. It's always nice when you can bring some of those amenities with you while you explore nature. The Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) Lounger is one of those outdoors amenities.

ImagiPlanks: Outdoor Wooden Building Sets With Endless Possibilities

ImagiPlanks are wooden building sets made from American Hardwood and treated with a non-toxic, non-flaking environmentally friendly finish. These open-ended building sets are part block, part puzzle and perfect for young builders to take their imaginations outside. Think giant Lincoln Logs. ImagiPlanks can be made into forts, towers, see-saws, benches and so much more.

The EnChroma Cx: Eyeglasses That Correct Color Blindness

Color blindness affects nearly 8 percent of men and .5 percent of women; some people don't even know they have it.  Most color blindness is inherited, although there are several diseases and certain traumas that can cause it.  There is no cure or permanent correction of the condition currently available, but after 10 years of development, a company called EnChroma offers correction for the most common type, red-green color blindness.

Oxytocin: Not Just A Sex Hormone, But A 'Bonding Agent'

You know that 'love at first sight' thing?  Much of that feeling, including the feeling of sexual arousal, is due to the hormone oxytocin (not to be confused with the drug 'oxycodone'), which is produced by the hypothalmus and released by the pituitary gland.  Researchers at the University of Tokyo recently performed experiments with dogs applying an oxytocin spray to their noses, and learned that the hormone has other effects besides sexual arousal.

Dogs Gone Boating: 9 Must Have Dog Items To Take On A Boat

Some dogs are great swimmers; others never will be, because of fear of the water or because they are just not anatomically built for swimming (like long dogs with short legs).  But boating enthusiasts who are dog lovers find a way to take both swimmers and non-swimmers on their boats - to enjoy the water or enjoy the weather. Here are 9 must have items to bring along for your dog before you pick up anchor.

Planning A Hike? Try These 5 Best GPS Devices

Anytime you're planning a long hiking and camping expedition, it's a good idea to bring along a GPS. Of course, you can go rouge and pretend you're Daniel Boone, but you may wind up lost. Better to play it safe, and better to make the most of your time, and bring along one of these 5 GPS devices, each with their own perks.

How Would You Like To Sleep In This Floating Camper?

You've probably seen a house boat. Maybe you've fantasized about living in one. The Nautic Sleeper is (or could be) a house boat on a smaller scale for campers. A concept design by Ruben Oya, this floating camper could allow the camper to enjoy the open water even while resting.

Roast Marshmallows Like No Other With The Fire Fishing Poles

How many times have you burned one side of your marshmallow to a crisp trying to roast it over an open fire? How about using a stick to roast your dinner, only to have your Ballpark hotdog fall into the fire along with the charred, broken stick? With the Fire Fishing Poles from Fire Buggz you eliminate those problems and look good doing it.

Want This New Invention? 3D Printed Crab Shells

Hermit crabs are perhaps one of the most enigmatic and unusual animals in the underwater universe. Though a crustacean, it possesses no shell of its own, but takes over discarded shells of gastropods (like snails and bivalves). When such shells are in short supply the crabs will adopt other items it finds along the sea bed, including trash. Japanese artist Aki Inomata has created fantastic 3D shells specifically for hermit crabs.

Live And In Color, McGill Neuroscientists Prove Famous Hebbian Theory Is Correct

In 1949, Donald Olding Hebb, a psychologist at McGill University proposed this theory: "Cells that fire together, wire together. Cells that fire out of sink, lose their link."  Sixty-five years later, neuroscientists from the same university, along with those from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, have finally seen the Hebbian Theory in real time, in real living creatures, in action, and in color.

Campers, How Do You Like This Concept? The Bufalino Camper

Generally campers are designed to meet the needs of a few people. You can get a one-person tent, but don't look for a one person camper...until now. Though still in its conceptual stages, the Bufalino Camper, designed by German Designer Cornelius Commanns, is a small camper designed to meet the needs of one person.

Harness Wind Energy With The Portable, Collapsible WindPax Wind Turbine

You've seen those huge wind turbines that dot the open-plained landscapes of the Midwest (perhaps just in pictures) or maybe old wooden windmills on farms. Now, imagine being able to take that sort of technology with you on a camping trip. With the WindPax Wind Turbines, that's exactly what you can do.

Outdoorsman Invents A Sleeping Bag For A Dog: The Barker Bag

Barker's not just any dog; he belongs to Andy Storms, a Seattle softgoods designer and outdoorsman, who loves to hike and camp with his best pal.  Barker's a tough dog; he hikes trails with Andy and he can get down and dirty with the best of them, but when night time comes, he likes to be cuddly and warm at the bottom of Andy's sleeping bag.  Problem is that while Barker stays warm, Andy's feet freeze.

+ Pool Could Be The World's First Water-Filtering Floating Pool

How many people actually swim in the Hudson and East Rivers? Not many. New York City is surrounded by water, yet the water isn't the cleanest and that deters potential swimmers. That's where the + Pool comes in. This community pool will float on one of New York's rivers and filter the river water through its walls, making the water inside the pool clean and great for swimming.

Carry The Adhoc Canoe In A Backpack

Imagine hauling your canoe out of the water after a few hours on the river, stretching your legs on the bank, and then walking back to your canoe, folding it up, storing it in your backpack and going on your way. How convenient would that be? Well imagine no more. The Adhoc Folding Canoe is a real thing.

Of Mice And Men: Study Finds Mice Stressed Out By Male Researchers

... It was found that the male researchers and their (worn) t-shirts brought on stress responses from the mice equivalent to 'forced stress' responses, such as restraining the mice in a tube for 15 minutes or forcing them to swim for 3 minutes....

Clearly The Best Canoe Is Clear

Conventional boats with their opaque, colorful hulls just don't cut it when you're enjoying the crystal waters of some tropic destination. With a transparent canoe or kayak, you can enjoy the underwater vista without craning your neck or threatening to tip over your vessel.

Get Four Camping Gadgets In One With The Eton Scorpion

The Eton Scorpion is like the Swiss Army knife of camping gadgets. With its rugged exterior, this sturdy, solar powered device is really four devices in one. It may just be the one thing you need in your camping trip or off-the-grid emergency.

Aesent Tent With Built In Air Mattress May Be The Most Comfortable Tent Ever

Often camping means sleeping on the hard ground, which can mean aches and pains. Even when air mattresses are available, they don't always fit neatly into tents, and sharing them can be a pain in itself. Aesent hopes to change all of that with what they claim to be "the world's most comfortable tent."