Nobody wants to think about the worst-case scenario, but when disaster strikes, it’s better to be prepared. Although we live in an increasingly digital age, there are pieces of physical paper that you would not want to lose if there were to be a fire or flood at your home or office. Investing in a water and fireproof storage system for important documents, jewelry and even hard drives is a smart idea. Most are made of fiberglass, making them extremely heat resistant. Whether you want to protect your kid’s baby footprints, your passport or years’ worth of family photos, we’ve rounded up our favorite safety bags.
When it’s time to go back to school, be prepared with a functional gym bag. We’ve rounded up our favorite picks for those who just need a place to store a pair of shorts and sneakers, to those who are lugging tons of sports equipment. Consider size and organizational needs before choosing your perfect bag.
When it’s time to remove a bandage or athletic tape, we’ve all often wondered if it wasn’t more painful than getting hurt in the first place. While modern tapes and bandages are designed to stay in place through sweat, water, wear and all, it makes them difficult and often painful to remove. Rather than gritting your teeth and bearing it, we’ve rounded up our favorite picks for solutions that help un-stick the adhesive. Safe on skin, these will be your new best friend when it comes to bandage and tape removal.
You should never be afraid to spend money on quality when it comes to the things that separate you from the ground: shoes, mattresses and tires. That’s why it might be time to replace the stock tires that came with your ATV. Whether you’re looking to get into more aggressive terrain, need something specific for wet conditions or are just looking for a high-quality tire for all conditions, we’ve rounded up our top picks.
Archery target bags are an inexpensive way to take your shooting skills to the next level. These rugged bags are made to withstand plenty of fire and their internal makeup ensures your arrow will stop where it’s supposed to. Use at the range, in the field or even in your (safely sized) yard. These bags are made to withstand everything from kid’s archery sets to crossbows, making them an ideal way to improve your aim. Check out our favorite picks below.
A crossbow is an investment, and the last thing you want is for your bow to deteriorate or rust and the strings to have to be replaced frequently. Just like you’d wax your car or lube a bike chain to keep it looking and working great, your crossbow needs maintenance too. Crossbow lube is specifically designed to reduce friction between the rail and the string, helping increase performance and extending your bow’s life. All our picks below also come with a conditioning formula to keep your strings in top shape.
There’s nothing glamourous about hoisting your kayak over your head and awkwardly shuffling through the parking lot, down the beach and to your launch location. Do yourself a favor and invest in a kayak cart. These unobtrusive carts make getting your watercraft from car to launch a breeze. Made with solid tires so you won’t have to worry about a flat, each pick on our list is ready to transport your kayak, canoe, paddleboard or other small boat across more than just the sidewalk to get to the water. Our picks range in durability, but even the most basic will tackle rough terrain with ease. Check out our favorites.
Having your own kayak, canoe or paddle board helps you save money when you’re not renting every time you hit the lake and opens up a world of possibility for new adventures. The only question is, where on Earth are you going to store it? It’s time to utilize that empty ceiling space in your garage, shop, shed or – if you’re short on space – even your living room. A hoist system is made up of pulleys that allows one person to easily lift a watercraft, bike, or even a ladder up to the ceiling for safe storage. Then, when it’s time to hit the water, you can easily lower it right on to your car’s roof rack. We’ve rounded up our favorite picks with features ranging from extra stability, to safety systems.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you knew why your car’s check engine light suddenly came on without having to pay the mechanic? Then, you could decide if a service appointment was necessary, or if it was a quick fix you could do with the help of a YouTube tutorial. Many issues your vehicle has can be fixed with a little research and TLC. Foray into home repairs with a code reader. We’ve rounded up our favorite picks from easy-to-use handheld devices to Bluetooth or WiFi enabled ones that pair with your phone. You’ll be reading your car’s warning lights like a pro soon enough.
Nothing ruins a backpacking trip faster than blisters. You can buy the best boots and most breathable socks and still end up with hot spots. While avid backpackers swear by everything from duct tape to moleskin, there’s more on the market. From gel squares to long lasting bandages to preventative balm, finding the solution that works best for you is essential to a great trip. We’ve rounded up our favorite picks to keep you comfortable when you hit the trail.
Everyone has a hammer in their garage, but often times you find yourself facing situations that call for a little bit more delicacy and precision than your average steel hammer can muster. A mallet is the most basic pounding implement, but it delivers the finesse some projects need. Whether you’re looking for something to use in woodworking, at the campsite or in the shop, we’ve rounded up our favorite mallets made of a variety of different materials.
While most Americans struggle to remember to floss every day, some want to take their oral hygiene to the next level. Why wait for your bi-yearly teeth cleanings with a dental hygienist when you can up your teeth game at home? Whether you’ve always eyed those incredibly thorough looking picks at the dentist or you’re just looking for a way to floss at work, we’ve rounded up our favorite items to keep your mouth fresher. Please note, these items are not meant to replace regular dentist visits, brushing and flossing.
Whether you’re a duck hunter looking to improve your sport, a birder hoping to spot the shyest ducks or an amateur player hoping to rib the other team, a duck call is a great investment. This simple woodwind instrument is designed to eerily accurately imitate a duck. Duck calls range in the ease of use and the variety of sounds that can be produced, so read carefully as you pick your call to ensure you’re selecting one that best fits your needs. We’ve rounded up our favorites below.
While every junk drawer in America probably has a stray safety pin in it, there are plenty of situations where having more than a single, rusty old pin comes in handy. Safety pins are essential for sewing, quilting and all sorts of crafting, but there’s many more uses for them. Keep a rip or an annoying flap secure on an old favorite piece of clothing, fasten diapers or bandages, pin bibs on at a race – the possibilities are endless. We bet you’ve never thought this much about safety pins, but buckle your seatbelts because you’re going to be shocked when you learn how many different features pins come with. We’ve done the leg work for you and rounded up our top picks from bulk to anti-poke to stylish.
A tactical pen offers a variety of different features, most commonly a steel point on the cap that’s ideal for breaking glass in situations like a car accident or self-defense. There are many multi-tools on the market designed for emergency situations, but they’re easy to forget at home. A pen is a tool you’ll be reaching for again and again, making it the perfect instrument to turn tactical.
Whether you’re sharing a bathroom with roommates and want to keep your toiletries organized and out of the way or are a frequent traveler, a hanging toiletry bag is the answer to your needs. Compactly designed when zipped, these bags open up to reveal tons of compartments for everything from shampoo and conditioner to makeup to shaving supplies.
Nothing beats the convenience of having a pre-packed toiletry kit ready at the drop of a hat when adventure calls. Filled with trusted brand names, these travel sized cosmetics kits are designed to go through TSA and fit easily in your bag to make saying yes to a spontaneous adventure a breeze.