Stuff You Don’t Need: Smart Spray Smartphone Case

Personally, I like to try to keep liquids away from my electronic devices, but not so the inventors of the Smart Spray Smartphone case.

Nope. Don't need it.
When was the last time you thought, “I wish my smartphone could squirt liquids.” Yeah, me either.

This thing is billed as “an innovative and cool smart phone case with an integrated sprayer that can be filled with any fluid for any use.”

There’s supposedly a Kickstarter coming soon (good luck!), but no word on price or availability. But that’s okay, because you don’t need this thing.



Nice Stop-Motion Virtual Hike of the John Muir Trail

A Video Hike of the John Muir Trail

Puck Walsh, a man who calls himself a thru-hiker in training (as are we all), hiked the John Muir Trail in the summer of 2014. He took a picture of the trail every half-mile (!) and shot a 360-degree video at the top of every pass.

He recently finished stringing it all together and the final result is a 21-minute video that’s well worth your time. Check it out:

Watching it makes me want to hike the JMT all over again.


Video Examines Rim Fire and Fire Management Techniques

The Rim Fire was a devastating wildfire that broke out in 2013 near Yosemite National Park.

A fire needs three things to burn—oxygen, heat, and fuel. The conditions were just right for a monster fire, and when an illegal cooking fire got out of control, all it took was a stray ember to set off the Rim Fire, the largest wildfire in California’s history.

Yosemite National Park recently released The Rim Fire, a 10-minute film explaining how the Rim Fire turned into such a devastating wildfire and what can be done to help better control forest fires in the future.

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Girl Scout Cookies are Better With Bourbon

Girl Scout Cookies Paired With Bourbon

The Perfect Way to Eat Girl Scout Cookies

My disdain for the sales practices of Girl Scout cookie peddler parents has been well documented. However, it’s important to note that I don’t dislike Girl Scout cookies themselves—especially if those Girl Scout cookies are paired with bourbon.

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Sword Cane Saturday: The Knife-Comb

TSA vs Sword Canes. Part V.

This week: The Comb-Knife.

For all those times you’re attacked in the bathroom. Just don’t bring it with you when you board the plane.