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Be Prepared Like A Scout

Always be prepared. Even if it's not raining, toss one of these one-size-fits-pretty-much-everybody (they're 50" X 80"") yellow polyethylene hooded ponchos in the car, another in your backpack, a third in your coat pocket or purse. They're thin, emergency-type protection and come folded up in a packet about 3" x 5" x 1/2" thick. You get (3) because you just can't be too prepared.

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CLASSIC YELLOW PLASTIC HOODED RAIN PONCHO

Be Prepared Like A Scout

Always be prepared. Even if it's not raining, toss one of these one-size-fits-pretty-much-everybody (they're 50" X 80"") yellow polyethylene hooded ponchos in the car, another in your backpack, a third in your coat pocket or purse. They're thin, emergency-type protection and come folded up in a packet about 3" x 5" x 1/2" thick. You get (3) because you just can't be too prepared.

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$3.95 PKG (3)

Box-O-Bubbles

Including bubbles as big as your grandmother. You get 2 oz of fluid; (4) straws; a mouthpiece; cubical, pyramid, star and round frames, 108" of yarn (for the bubbe-sized bubble); a tray and instructions for (11) kinds of bubble activities. For ages 5 and up.

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BUBBLE SCIENCE ACTIVITIES KIT

Box-O-Bubbles

Including bubbles as big as your grandmother. You get 2 oz of fluid; (4) straws; a mouthpiece; cubical, pyramid, star and round frames, 108" of yarn (for the bubbe-sized bubble); a tray and instructions for (11) kinds of bubble activities. For ages 5 and up.

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$14.95 EACH

Hang This Cup On A Mountainside

Or on your pack, or wherever. This single-walled stainless steel mug holds approx 8 oz (not the 10 on the package) and has a 3/4” ID x a 3” long working red carabiner for a handle. Measures 3-1/8” tall x 2-7/8” including the carabiner. Safe for use over an open flame, but watch your fingers.

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STAINLESS STEEL CARABINER MUG

Hang This Cup On A Mountainside

Or on your pack, or wherever. This single-walled stainless steel mug holds approx 8 oz (not the 10 on the package) and has a 3/4” ID x a 3” long working red carabiner for a handle. Measures 3-1/8” tall x 2-7/8” including the carabiner. Safe for use over an open flame, but watch your fingers.

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$3.95 EACH

Binoculettes

Small enough to fit into the belt-mounted black canvas carrying case (4-3/8" x 3" x 1" thick), but they open up to be plenty big for most binocular needs. These 10X25 binocs have glare-reducing coated lenses, a thin neck-strap, adjustable focus, water-resistant and easy-to-hold rubber skin, rubber eyecups and fine-tuning for the right eye.

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BINOCULARS, 10X25

Binoculettes

Small enough to fit into the belt-mounted black canvas carrying case (4-3/8" x 3" x 1" thick), but they open up to be plenty big for most binocular needs. These 10X25 binocs have glare-reducing coated lenses, a thin neck-strap, adjustable focus, water-resistant and easy-to-hold rubber skin, rubber eyecups and fine-tuning for the right eye.

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$12.50 EACH

Is That A COB In Your Pocket?

It will be if you buy this bright-as-a-Phi-Beta-Kappa COB LED 3W flashlight, with a bonus red laser. Measures a mere 4-3/4" x 1-1/8" dia and comes with (3) “AAA” batteries inside, where they belong. In a knurled aluminum body of a color that we’ll pick for you (gray, black, red or blue) because who cares what color a flashlight is. (Note: flashlight and pointer can't be on at the same time.)

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COB LED FLASHLIGHT WITH LASER

Is That A COB In Your Pocket?

It will be if you buy this bright-as-a-Phi-Beta-Kappa COB LED 3W flashlight, with a bonus red laser. Measures a mere 4-3/4" x 1-1/8" dia and comes with (3) “AAA” batteries inside, where they belong. In a knurled aluminum body of a color that we’ll pick for you (gray, black, red or blue) because who cares what color a flashlight is. (Note: flashlight and pointer can't be on at the same time.)

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$7.95 EACH

Mini Air Compressor

Nifty device that takes maxi air and squeezes it down into a mini condition. The device is roughly 6-1/2"" long x 6" tall x 4" wide. It has a 10 ft. cord that plugs into an auto lighter socket: i.e. it runs on 12VDC @ 10 amps. Air output is via a 12" hose with a variety of valve adapters for tires, soccer balls, rubber rafts, and just dusting off the environment. Complete with a 0-250 psi gauge. Which should be plenty of pressure to explode a weak bike tire or flimsy beach ball, so please be careful!

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COMPACT 12VDC AIR COMPRESSOR

Mini Air Compressor

Nifty device that takes maxi air and squeezes it down into a mini condition. The device is roughly 6-1/2"" long x 6" tall x 4" wide. It has a 10 ft. cord that plugs into an auto lighter socket: i.e. it runs on 12VDC @ 10 amps. Air output is via a 12" hose with a variety of valve adapters for tires, soccer balls, rubber rafts, and just dusting off the environment. Complete with a 0-250 psi gauge. Which should be plenty of pressure to explode a weak bike tire or flimsy beach ball, so please be careful!

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$21.95 EACH

Yo, Jughead

Camper alert: nothing says temporary water storage like this collapsible translucent PVC water jug. Holds 3-3/4 gallons (15L) and measures 11-1/2” x 10” x 9” when full, but flattens to cargo-pants-pocket size when empty. Includes a 3-3/8” handle, and a screw-on cap/spigot. Would also hold about a case-and-a-half of pinot grigio for bachelorette parties in the woods.

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COLLAPSIBLE PVC WATER JUG

Yo, Jughead

Camper alert: nothing says temporary water storage like this collapsible translucent PVC water jug. Holds 3-3/4 gallons (15L) and measures 11-1/2” x 10” x 9” when full, but flattens to cargo-pants-pocket size when empty. Includes a 3-3/8” handle, and a screw-on cap/spigot. Would also hold about a case-and-a-half of pinot grigio for bachelorette parties in the woods.

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$6.95 EACH

What’s Really Bright & Collapses?

An exhausted physicist. Also this 3-1/4" dia camping lantern. Stands 5” tall with fold-down handles, but pull up those handles and reveal the super-bright, a whopping 600 lumen COB LED light inside. Turns on when you open it, and has a small compass on top so you can see where you’re going. Measures approx 7” open and will shine for approx (6) hours with a trio of “AA” batteries, which are included. In utilitarian gray ABS plastic.

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COLLAPSIBLE LED LANTERN

What’s Really Bright & Collapses?

An exhausted physicist. Also this 3-1/4" dia camping lantern. Stands 5” tall with fold-down handles, but pull up those handles and reveal the super-bright, a whopping 600 lumen COB LED light inside. Turns on when you open it, and has a small compass on top so you can see where you’re going. Measures approx 7” open and will shine for approx (6) hours with a trio of “AA” batteries, which are included. In utilitarian gray ABS plastic.

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$8.95 EACH

Faux Hurricane Lantern

It’s faux hurricane season here in Chicago, and time to break out our faux hurricane lantern. Regardless of the season, though, it’s great as an accent light in any room, back yard or camper. Stands approx 10” tall x 5” wide, in steel with an antiquey copper finish. Has a carrying/hanging handle, and a push-button turns on both a 25-lumen flickering LED flame and an 80-lumen bright-white LED. Comes with (4) “AA” batteries.

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LED FAUX COPPER HURRICANE LANTERN

Faux Hurricane Lantern

It’s faux hurricane season here in Chicago, and time to break out our faux hurricane lantern. Regardless of the season, though, it’s great as an accent light in any room, back yard or camper. Stands approx 10” tall x 5” wide, in steel with an antiquey copper finish. Has a carrying/hanging handle, and a push-button turns on both a 25-lumen flickering LED flame and an 80-lumen bright-white LED. Comes with (4) “AA” batteries.

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$16.95 EACH

Squashbottle

Special for bottlesquashers. This collapsible, non-toxic silicone water bottle (In assorted colors) is easily the cutest thing that ever held H2O. Starts out like a little squat barrel approx 5-1/2” x 2-3/4” dia, but pull up on the top and it rises to a full 9” tall. Flip cap has a screw-down lock, and there’s a carabiner near the neck to hang it from. Holds approx 17 oz, comes in four assorted water friendly colors and is rated for -40 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Great for camping, hiking, mom-ing and kid-ing. 

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COLLAPSIBLE SILICONE WATER BOTTLE

Squashbottle

Special for bottlesquashers. This collapsible, non-toxic silicone water bottle (In assorted colors) is easily the cutest thing that ever held H2O. Starts out like a little squat barrel approx 5-1/2” x 2-3/4” dia, but pull up on the top and it rises to a full 9” tall. Flip cap has a screw-down lock, and there’s a carabiner near the neck to hang it from. Holds approx 17 oz, comes in four assorted water friendly colors and is rated for -40 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Great for camping, hiking, mom-ing and kid-ing. 

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$8.75 EACH

Just Stop It.

This digital stopwatch includes a clock, alarm clock and lap modes. Reading appears in a 7/8" x 7/16" tall LCD display, graduated down to 1/100th of a second. Includes a 16" neck cord. From United Scientific. In assorted, but dignified, coach-appropriate colors.

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HANDHELD DIGITAL STOPWATCH

Just Stop It.

This digital stopwatch includes a clock, alarm clock and lap modes. Reading appears in a 7/8" x 7/16" tall LCD display, graduated down to 1/100th of a second. Includes a 16" neck cord. From United Scientific. In assorted, but dignified, coach-appropriate colors.

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$4.50 EACH

Lensatic Compass

How to shoot an azimuth for fun and profit: Get the ultimate direction finder, a lensatic compass. It has a 2-1/8" dia face marked in 5-degree increments, a 1/4" dia sight lens, 9/16" dia bubble level, and a 1-1/2" sight with crosshairs. Measures 3-1/4" x 2-1/2" x 1-1/8" when folded and comes with an 18" long cord and an olive drab belt pouch. For instructions, go to www.armystudyguide.com, click on "prep for basic" then "land navigation," then click on "determine a magnetic azimuth using a lensatic compass." Piece o' cake.

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LENSATIC COMPASS

Lensatic Compass

How to shoot an azimuth for fun and profit: Get the ultimate direction finder, a lensatic compass. It has a 2-1/8" dia face marked in 5-degree increments, a 1/4" dia sight lens, 9/16" dia bubble level, and a 1-1/2" sight with crosshairs. Measures 3-1/4" x 2-1/2" x 1-1/8" when folded and comes with an 18" long cord and an olive drab belt pouch. For instructions, go to www.armystudyguide.com, click on "prep for basic" then "land navigation," then click on "determine a magnetic azimuth using a lensatic compass." Piece o' cake.

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$14.95 EACH

Magic Rayon Tablet

Looks like an antacid tablet, a white disc 13/16" dia x 3/8" thick, but drop it in water and the rayon instantly expands into a 9" x 13" reusable wipe. Can you say handy? No mother should ever leave the house without a few in her purse and no glove compartment is complete without a handful.

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EXPANDABLE RAYON TOWEL

Magic Rayon Tablet

Looks like an antacid tablet, a white disc 13/16" dia x 3/8" thick, but drop it in water and the rayon instantly expands into a 9" x 13" reusable wipe. Can you say handy? No mother should ever leave the house without a few in her purse and no glove compartment is complete without a handful.

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$3.75 PKG (30)

Bet You Don’t Have One Of These

We’re just guessing, but we’re pretty sure you don’t own a USB charging-cable-keychain-bottle opener combo. Until now. Measures 3-5/8" x 1-3/8" x 3/8" with the opener at one end. Pull up on the center and reveal a 7” long charger/data cord with USB and micro-USB plugs at either end. A light-duty carabiner makes it a keychain. (Watch for the next generation of this item, possibly with an added espresso maker.)

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USB-CHARGING BOTTLE OPENER KEYCHAIN

Bet You Don’t Have One Of These

We’re just guessing, but we’re pretty sure you don’t own a USB charging-cable-keychain-bottle opener combo. Until now. Measures 3-5/8" x 1-3/8" x 3/8" with the opener at one end. Pull up on the center and reveal a 7” long charger/data cord with USB and micro-USB plugs at either end. A light-duty carabiner makes it a keychain. (Watch for the next generation of this item, possibly with an added espresso maker.)

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$3.50 EACH

Compass Plus

Orienteerer alert. This compass has (3) scales and a 4X magnifier. Can be used to read topographical and tourist maps, and to determine azimuthal locations. Perfect for use with overhead projectors. The 2” dia compass is graduated from 0-360 degrees in 2-degree increments, has a liquid-filled capsule, declination correction scale and luminous points, and hangs on a yellow lanyard. Meridian lines help with accurate plotting of angles. Scales are in mm 1:25K, 1:50K. Measures 2.5" (60mm) x 5.5" (140mm).

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DELUXE ORIENTEERING COMPASS

Compass Plus

Orienteerer alert. This compass has (3) scales and a 4X magnifier. Can be used to read topographical and tourist maps, and to determine azimuthal locations. Perfect for use with overhead projectors. The 2” dia compass is graduated from 0-360 degrees in 2-degree increments, has a liquid-filled capsule, declination correction scale and luminous points, and hangs on a yellow lanyard. Meridian lines help with accurate plotting of angles. Scales are in mm 1:25K, 1:50K. Measures 2.5" (60mm) x 5.5" (140mm).

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$6.25 EACH

Emergency Blanket

What a bright idea! Our emergency blanket is reflective silver Mylar on both sides. Measures 68" long x 23" wide x a heat-sealing 1/16" thick. Comes with attached straps to roll it up and store it, plus a little carabiner to clip it to a pack. Keep it in the car and it might save your life. Or use it as a slim 21st century bedspread if you have a stainless steel bedroom.

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EMERGENCY BLANKET

Emergency Blanket

What a bright idea! Our emergency blanket is reflective silver Mylar on both sides. Measures 68" long x 23" wide x a heat-sealing 1/16" thick. Comes with attached straps to roll it up and store it, plus a little carabiner to clip it to a pack. Keep it in the car and it might save your life. Or use it as a slim 21st century bedspread if you have a stainless steel bedroom.

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$5.95 EACH

Tube Tent

Tube tents are tubes in the sense that they're one piece, with floors, and can be used as shelters, ground cover or or blankets in emergencies or disasters. This one is bright orange nylon with an aluminized coating on the inside for insulation. Measures 82" x 36". Includes 23 feet of nylon rope for hanging between trees or posts and (4) 9" zinc-plated steel stakes.


 

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EMERGENCY TUBE TENT

Tube Tent

Tube tents are tubes in the sense that they're one piece, with floors, and can be used as shelters, ground cover or or blankets in emergencies or disasters. This one is bright orange nylon with an aluminized coating on the inside for insulation. Measures 82" x 36". Includes 23 feet of nylon rope for hanging between trees or posts and (4) 9" zinc-plated steel stakes.


 

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$19.75 EACH

Pick Your Metal Detector

Metal detectors by Bounty Hunter® to fit your needs!  The kid-sized Bounty Hunter Junior is 31-1/2” long overall, but loaded with professional features. It includes a 6-1/2” dia detector coil, ballistic meter, controls for power/sensitivity and target elimination (which helps eliminate iron, for example). Also has an audible proximity sensor that works in tandem with the meter. The manufacturer says it will find coin-sized objects up to 5” deep and larger ones up to 2 feet deep. Or move up to the 2.8 lb Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, with a padded arm support and cushioned hand grip, and an overall length that can be adjusted from 45” to 52”. Its fully automatic Ground-Trac® constantly adjusts to scan through dirt, rock, wood and mud, and the 8” dia open-face search coil is completely submersible. It has three-mode discrimination (all metal, tone and full); a sensitivity control that filters interference; a large ballistic meter; and an internal speaker that works with or without headphones (not included). It will find small objects up to 8” deep and larger ones up to 3 feet deep. Each comes with a well-written instruction manual, and requires a pair of 9V batteries (not included).

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METAL DETECTOR, TRACKER

Pick Your Metal Detector

Metal detectors by Bounty Hunter® to fit your needs!  The kid-sized Bounty Hunter Junior is 31-1/2” long overall, but loaded with professional features. It includes a 6-1/2” dia detector coil, ballistic meter, controls for power/sensitivity and target elimination (which helps eliminate iron, for example). Also has an audible proximity sensor that works in tandem with the meter. The manufacturer says it will find coin-sized objects up to 5” deep and larger ones up to 2 feet deep. Or move up to the 2.8 lb Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, with a padded arm support and cushioned hand grip, and an overall length that can be adjusted from 45” to 52”. Its fully automatic Ground-Trac® constantly adjusts to scan through dirt, rock, wood and mud, and the 8” dia open-face search coil is completely submersible. It has three-mode discrimination (all metal, tone and full); a sensitivity control that filters interference; a large ballistic meter; and an internal speaker that works with or without headphones (not included). It will find small objects up to 8” deep and larger ones up to 3 feet deep. Each comes with a well-written instruction manual, and requires a pair of 9V batteries (not included).

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$119.95 EACH

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