10 Must-Have Items For The Modern Boy Scout
You may or may not be aware that today is National Boy Scout Day. When we heard the news, we couldn't wait to feature a few outdoorsy products that we've been saving in our Google Docs, just waiting for their moment to shine. Whether or not you actually ever sported a vest of badges, the following items will keep you fully equipped for your outdoor adventures and are perfect for channeling the inner Boy Scout (or Girl Scout) within. Oh, and speaking of Girl Scouts, where are our cookies!? We're dying over here…so much so, in fact, that we just might have to make some of our own. But, we'll save that for a later post.
Finally, great design comes to camping. FieldCandy has worked with world-class designers to create aesthetically pleasing tents, ranging in simple designs like Bricks and Mortar to more quirky versions like the Fully Booked design featured above. We can't decide which is our favorite: Snug as a Bug or Get a Room.
Field Notes are our go-to pocket journal. Perfect for tucking into your flannel shirt or even the back of your jeans, these slim notebooks will serve any modern Boy Scout in his everyday life adventures. Check out the latest version, Red Blooded, which doubles as a great gift for Valentine's Day.
A fashion statement and outdoor survival tool in one? We'll take it.
All girls know that nothing is hotter than a strong, rugged man carrying logs. That is, unless he's carrying one of these bespoke bags with aforementioned logs. Quite frankly, we never knew that log carriers like this existed, but it sure seems like a practical object for the modern outdoorsman.
So genius. The Biolite Camp Stove lets you cook meals with nothing but the twigs collected on your journey AND it converts the heat from the fire into usable electricity so that you can recharge your gadgets and smartphones while you cook.
Never received your Fire Starter Badge? Don't worry, modern technology is here to help. Carry one of these Zippo Fire Starter Kits with you on your journeys into the woods so that you can easily impress the ladies with your fire-starting skills without actually even having to rub sticks together. The flint wheel ignition of the lighter easily lights the water-resistant waxed tender sticks for a quick and easy fire that is still (technically) made with your fingertips
This might be one of the greatest cookbooks ever written. Forget about difficult multi-step recipes and finely chopped ingredients, all you need for the recipes in A Man, A Can, A Plan are canned goods that you likely already have somewhere in the back of your kitchen cupboards. There's even an entire section dedicated to recipes you can make out of Spaghettios. Guys, if you've ever wanted to pick up your "I Can Cook" badge — with this book, you'll be golden.
Weighing nearly three pounds, this might be the heaviest pocket knife you've ever carried. But, when you consider that it contains all 85 tools currently available in the Swiss Army catalog, it can actually be thought of as the lightest and more portable toolbox you've ever owned. Use it to shred things, sand things, or drill things…hmmm, we might just have to buy one of these for the Brit office.
This fifteen piece kit features a Gerber miniature multi-tool with needle nose pliers, wire cutters, fine edge knife, serrated knife, Phillips screwdriver, small flat driver, medium flat driver, lanyard ring, bottle opener, and tweezers. It comes in a waterproof bag with miniature lights, hand saw, signaling mirror, survival blanket, fire starter, waterproof matches, cotton ball, fire tinder, snare wire, emergency cord, waxed thread, fishing kit, and our favorite, a sewing kit. Throw one in your car to store for any adventure that goes awry.
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