If Bear Grylls had dreadlocks and bongo drums, he might choose to rough it in the wilderness with one of these new VW camper van tents. It features two zip-separated rooms and enough square footage to shelter a communal gathering.
Available in blue, red and yellow.
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Summer is coming, and if your family or significant other is planning on dragging you away from all your modern conveniences in order to spend a week camping in the woods, you’ll need some crafty gadgets to pass the time. Here are 10 examples that will help.
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You might feel safe in your backyard, but Bigfoot is out there, watching your every move. He would probably touch himself if he had anything below his waist.
Actually, this decorative tree sculpture only looks like a legless Bigfoot stalking you from afar.
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Enter this ridiculously expensive arena patio set like a gladiator. Kick back against the soft, luxurious pillows and face off with one another in a beers and burgers eating contest over the stylish coffee table. Two shall enter, but only one shall leave.
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Remember that instant beach ball I posted the other day? Well, this 10-foot version is waaaaaaay on the other end of the spectrum. When deflated, it’s not going to fit in any portable can—unless you consider rolling an oil drum down the street “portable.” It’s also the kind of thing you are going to need an air compressor for. Hell, fill it up with helium and you might be able to get airborne.
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Not since the Flying F*ck helicopter have we seen something take more of the “friendly” out of the friendly skies. This bird flips alright—but it’s the best way to get your point across (short of skywriting that is).
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The inspiration for Springback comes from Peteca, a traditional Brazilian game that plays a lot like volleyball. This modern spring-loaded version is tied to tradition, but it’s designed to be kicked and thrown—creating a game that is more like a cross between badminton, hacky sack and football.
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There are countless options when it comes to tricking out your pool with lights, but the Kool-light-o-scope takes things a step further with spinning LEDs that “create continually changing patterns of light and color on the bottom and sides of your pool.” Basically it turns your pool into a wet disco and / or a giant drug-free trip.
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Well, it’s not as cool as a treehouse, but the fact the Fence Fort has a solid barrier on one side gives it a layer of protection in battle that a tent cannot provide. So if you are too cheap and lazy to build a treehouse, this is a decent compromise.
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Finally, a sport fat kids can excel in. When it comes to cannonball splashes, a little extra weight gives you a distinct advantage.
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