The Apex Camping Shelter is a versatile, weather shelter currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The Apex is made of 70D polyester fabric with a waterproof polyurethane coating, and a ridgeline sealed with permanent waterproofing tape. It is designed to protect users and their gear from a variety of environmental conditions, and makes for a functional all-purpose tarp or shade canopy. The complete kit comes with 1 Apex, two 15′ guy ropes, six 8′ guy ropes, six stakes, and a stuff sack for the whole kit.
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The Binary Titanium Key Carabiner is the latest Kickstarter campaign by iomaa, a company with a history of multiple successful campaigns. The Binary Titanium Key Carabiner comes in three sizes, Small, medium, and large, and features a body made of grade 5 titanium, with gates made of tempered stainless steel, although iomaa may replace them with tempered titanium down the line. One of the gates is a safety gate, which keeps keys and other attached items from slipping off the carabiner, and the carabiner can also function as a bottle opener.
The BULLET is a miniature LED flashlight created by San Francisco-based Slughaus, who claims it is the smallest LED flashlight in the world. Inspired by the 9mm Luger cartridge, the BULLET is made of aircraft-grade aluminum with an anodized finish, and produces a 15 lumen light, powered by three LR41 button cell batteries. With an integrated keychain and its diminutive size, the BULLET is designed for Every Day Carry.
The BULLET is available in Matte Black and Gunmetal.
The Bandit is a project currently on Kickstarter for an EDC knife with a body made of Grade 5 titanium, an d a blade made of 420 high carbon stainless steel.
Jackfish is a survial credit card holder currently up for funding on Kickstarter. It is made of either aluminum or titanium, depending on the model, and can store up to 4 credit cards, as well as featuring the following components:
1. Micro screwdriver flat head 0.8mm tip (ideal for glasses)
2. Titanium coated Pozi drive standard hex bit (hex slot on side of jackfish)
3. Titanium coated flat head standard hex bit (5mm width)
4. Kingston micro SD card reader (no sd card supplied) carry copies of documents
5. True Utility Telescopic Pen (opens to 118mm in length, 3 refills included) + cap
1. Aluminium Whistle (120 Decibel)
2. Glass Vial (10 drops of liquid – for shipping we will send empty – No iodine!)
3. Windproof match (burn for 5 seconds in the harshest of wind, includes striker)
4. Firesteel 4.5mm wide (light a fire when everything else is wet)
5. Spyderco Bug Knife (amazing quality and very sharp – 3Cr13MoV stainless steel)
6. Liquid filled button compass (15mm diameter)
Sparky is a project on Kickstarter for a battery-powered fire starter. Sparky is powered by two AAA batteries, and has a solid copper conductor tip which will ignite steel wool upon contact.
Tactical Trio is a Kickstarter project currently up for funding for three separate titanium carabiner multitools. The three models of multitool – Alpha, Bravo, and Tango – have 24+ tools between the three of them, including standard tools such as:
– Bottle opener
– Hex wrenches
– Nail puller
Pygmy is a titanium multitool that’s around the same size as a quarter. Despite its diminutive size, it features a flathead screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, scraper tip, and 1/4″ hex wrench & bit driver.
BiTool is a multi-function tool which combines the characteristics of a screwdriver, ratchet wrench, and magnet into a single unit with a small form factor. The body contains either a 5 bit or 10 bit kit, depending on purchaser options, that have a variety of tools that attach to the ratchet-like head.
Check out the Kickstarter campaign at: www.kickstarter.com/projects/cycop-life/bitool-best-integrated-tool-to-ease-your-daily-lif
The SLICK is a motorized stabilizer specifically designed for GoPro cameras. Weighing only .66 lbs, the SLICK is lightweight for its function, and attaches to any GoPro mounting slot. It is weatherproof, and fits every model GoPro from the 3 onwards with waterproof or skeleton housing. It also comes with a removable rechargeable battery with a run time of 2 hours.
Described as “…like darts, but on steroids”, Bad Axe Throwing is exactly what it sounds like: hurling hand axes into chunks of target wood. Bad Axe Throwing is a quickly growing sport in Canada, and the creators are looking to expand into the USA, Australia, and Europe, so they’ve turned to Kickstarter to realize this goal.
The TiWhistle is a project on Kickstarter for a 100% titanium whistle. Despite its small size, it is capable of an output of roughly 120 decibels.
Intended as a companion piece to the Bomber Barrel Duffle Bag is the Bomber Survival Gear, Paracord Bracelet and Keychain. The keychain features Military-grade clips, with a built-in firestarter and emergency paracord. The bracelet also features paracord and a firestarter.
Friendly Fire Rockets are a project on Kickstarter, which consists of foam projectiles, designed in two common sizes, for use in pressurized launchers. There’s a 40mm version for gas powered under-barrel grenade launchers and 1.5″ PVC barrels, and a 50mm version for 2″ barrels.
The intent of Friendly Fire Rockets is to provide Military, Law Enforcement, MilSim, Airsoft, and Paintball with a safe and effective method of “disabling” Op-For vehicles and/or buildings.
The BlitzBlade is a titanium-bodied EDC multi-tool which features interchangeable driver bits, a carbide tip window punch, and a utility blade.
Graphic designer Nick Harrison has launched a Kickstarter campaign for two X-Wing-themed ink prints. The two pieces, ‘Red 5 standing by’ and ‘Get set for your attack run’ are both available in large sizes.
The Mini Q is a combination key holder and knife. The base model is constructed of aircraft grade aluminum, although models made of brass and grade 5 titanium are also being offered. The blade is 2.35 inches long and made of hardened 420HC stainless steel, and comes in either drop point, bottle opener knife, or anteater utility styles.
The Attachment Shovel is a project by Urban Tactical currently up on Kickstarter. It is a utility shovel with a hi-carbon steel shovel blade, which features a side serrated edge. The handles are made from aircraft aluminum with machined grips and store a variety of tools, including a knife and flashlight.
The Tool Pen Mini is a project on Kickstarter for a pen-shaped tool which accepts multiple sized bits. Replacing bits simply requires twisting out the lead bit and loading a replacement through a hole on the top. Windows on the side of the pen allow users to see which bits are currently loaded in the pen. The pen itself is machined from aluminum and holds up to 5 bits; the bits themselves are made of S2 tool steel, and come in 21 varieties.
Apocalypse Camp is a project on Kickstarter for a one to two-day “…immersion experience to unlock your inner action hero.” The camp, based in New Orleans, promises to teach the following skills to participants:
– Pick Locks
– Ride a Motorcycle
– Use a Grappling Hook
– Hotwire a Car
– Siphon Gas
– Fight Zombies
– Drive a Stickshift
– And more…
Sounds pretty cool.
Marauder GR has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a line of 1:12 scale weapons and accessories for use with 6-inch figurines. The above photo is of one of their 1:18 scale weapons meant for 4″ figurines, which already shows an impressive level of detail for its size. These weapons will also feature modular accessories including sights, grips, PEQ, suppressor, and grenade launcher.
Last August, I wrote about the VSSL (pronounced like the word vessel), a hollow Aluminum tube for storing survival and outdoor items in, with an LED flashlight at the end; a bit like one of those old school large-sized Maglights, but with a hollow handle for storing items instead of batteries.
Since then, VSSL has planed an expansion to their line of hollow body flashlights with the Flask Light. Made of food-grade stainless steel rather than the aluminum of the original VSSL flashlight, the Flask Light is a multi-compartment system which consists of a compass end cap, a 10 oz. liquid container, a hidden compartment with two collapsible shot glasses and a bottle opener, and of course the dual mode LED flashlight.
The finalized VSSL Flash Light will be available with either a matte green or polished steel exterior.
Chris and Sarah Schnelle, entrepreneurs from West Chester, Ohio, have developed a series of Micro Slingshot frames which are designed to attach to a keychain. The frames are strong enough to handle up to a 25 lbs draw weight, and will be available in two materials: 17-4PH stainless steel and Grade 5 titanium-6AI-4V.
The Pinch is a 1.5″ x .05″ titanium multitool with 11 tool functions:
– 6mm hex wrench
– Bottle opener
– Mini pry bar
– 1″ mini ruler
– Key chain hole
– 1/4″ hex bit holder
– 1″ mini scraper
– 4mm flat screwdriver
– 6mm flat screwdriver
– Nail puller
– Wire stripper notch
Its small size and general function make for a good EDC tool.