And Down the Stretch they Come! Final Days Summer Surplus Sale!

Need A Match?

They don’t give them away in bars anymore, so you’d better buy this Matchstick Fire Starter. Has a 1-1/2" x 1-1/8" x 3/8" flint housing and a 1” striker with a small cotton wick around the end. Fill it with a little lighter fluid and you’re ready to start something. Includes a 1/2” clip to hang it on something. A must for camping.

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FLINT AND STRIKER FIRE STARTER

Need A Match?

They don’t give them away in bars anymore, so you’d better buy this Matchstick Fire Starter. Has a 1-1/2" x 1-1/8" x 3/8" flint housing and a 1” striker with a small cotton wick around the end. Fill it with a little lighter fluid and you’re ready to start something. Includes a 1/2” clip to hang it on something. A must for camping.

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$2.50 EACH
$2.95
-15%

Tinder Is The Night

Daytime, too, or whenever you need to start a fire, especially outdoors. These pressed resinous-pine tinder sticks measure 4" long x 1/2" square, and our each is a box of a dozen. Marked as being from the “Survivor Series,” they’re water-resistant and slow burning, lasting approx five minutes each. 

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SLOW BURN PINE TINDER STICKS

Tinder Is The Night

Daytime, too, or whenever you need to start a fire, especially outdoors. These pressed resinous-pine tinder sticks measure 4" long x 1/2" square, and our each is a box of a dozen. Marked as being from the “Survivor Series,” they’re water-resistant and slow burning, lasting approx five minutes each. 

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$2.50 EACH
$2.95
-15%

Goodness Gracious, Great Balls Of Ice

That’s the little-known B-side of Great Balls of Fire. It’s also this mold for making 1-3/4” dia ice balls just like they put in those cocktails that cost $25 in places that pretend they're speakeasies. The mold is made of black food-grade silicone, approx 4-1/2” x 4” and makes (4) balls at a time. Goodness gracious! Surplus factor: ignore the 2” dia misprint on the package. The balls also make good catapult ammo for laying siege to snow forts.

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SILICONE ICE BALL MOLD

Goodness Gracious, Great Balls Of Ice

That’s the little-known B-side of Great Balls of Fire. It’s also this mold for making 1-3/4” dia ice balls just like they put in those cocktails that cost $25 in places that pretend they're speakeasies. The mold is made of black food-grade silicone, approx 4-1/2” x 4” and makes (4) balls at a time. Goodness gracious! Surplus factor: ignore the 2” dia misprint on the package. The balls also make good catapult ammo for laying siege to snow forts.

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$7.50 EACH

Fooooooooooooooooooork

This is a standard 4-tine fork with a non-slip handle to prevent fork tragedies, except that if you pull the end, it extends like an antenna from 10” to over 2 feet long. Called The Moocher, it's made for stealing food from your extended family's plates. Across the table. But seriously, it's quite solid even when fully extended, so we'd roast wienies or marshmallows with it, or toast crumpets in the fireplace in our Oxford digs if we ever get a Rhodes Scholarship.

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EXTENDABLE FORK 10” TO 2 FEET

Fooooooooooooooooooork

This is a standard 4-tine fork with a non-slip handle to prevent fork tragedies, except that if you pull the end, it extends like an antenna from 10” to over 2 feet long. Called The Moocher, it's made for stealing food from your extended family's plates. Across the table. But seriously, it's quite solid even when fully extended, so we'd roast wienies or marshmallows with it, or toast crumpets in the fireplace in our Oxford digs if we ever get a Rhodes Scholarship.

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$4.25 EACH
$4.95
-14%

Make Pretty Colors In The Fire

Just toss this little pack, unopened, into a wood fire and watch all the pretty colors. (For you chem majors, it contains 25 grams of cupric sulfate, cupric chloride and PVC crystals.) And do we have to tell you not to eat or inhale it? OK, don’t eat it or inhale it. Just watch it blow your mind.

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FIRE COLOR-CHANGING COPPER CRYSTALS

Make Pretty Colors In The Fire

Just toss this little pack, unopened, into a wood fire and watch all the pretty colors. (For you chem majors, it contains 25 grams of cupric sulfate, cupric chloride and PVC crystals.) And do we have to tell you not to eat or inhale it? OK, don’t eat it or inhale it. Just watch it blow your mind.

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$3.25 PKG (3)
$3.95
-18%

I Will Survive…

You will survive, too, just like Gloria Gaynor, and in the woods, even. But only if you have this U.S. Army manual, cleverly titled: SURVIVAL, Department of the Army Field Manual FM21-76. It's 287 heavily illustrated pages of techniques for staying alive (add your own BeeGee jokes here) including orientation, food & cooking, fire- and shelter-making, rafts, animal, insect and plant recognition, and much more. This is the 1970 edition, but staying alive in the woods hasn't changed a whole lot since then. In soft-cover.

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U.S ARMY SURVIVAL MANUAL

I Will Survive…

You will survive, too, just like Gloria Gaynor, and in the woods, even. But only if you have this U.S. Army manual, cleverly titled: SURVIVAL, Department of the Army Field Manual FM21-76. It's 287 heavily illustrated pages of techniques for staying alive (add your own BeeGee jokes here) including orientation, food & cooking, fire- and shelter-making, rafts, animal, insect and plant recognition, and much more. This is the 1970 edition, but staying alive in the woods hasn't changed a whole lot since then. In soft-cover.

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$11.95 EACH

Go Ballistic

If you're devoted to explosions, and who isn't, you'll love the new expanded 2nd edition of William Gurstelle's Backyard Ballistics, now 25% longer, with 25% more ka-boomery. Still the go-to reference work for building rockets, cannons (carbide and potato), flingers, fire kites, electromagnetic pipe guns, tennis ball mortars, cleaner-bag balloons, ballistic pendula and petards. You simply can't have more fun with common household materials. The soft-cover, 210pp compendium includes detailed and illustrated instructions, parts lists and sensible ways not to be hoist on your own petard. Be careful out there.

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BACKYARD BALLISTICS

Go Ballistic

If you're devoted to explosions, and who isn't, you'll love the new expanded 2nd edition of William Gurstelle's Backyard Ballistics, now 25% longer, with 25% more ka-boomery. Still the go-to reference work for building rockets, cannons (carbide and potato), flingers, fire kites, electromagnetic pipe guns, tennis ball mortars, cleaner-bag balloons, ballistic pendula and petards. You simply can't have more fun with common household materials. The soft-cover, 210pp compendium includes detailed and illustrated instructions, parts lists and sensible ways not to be hoist on your own petard. Be careful out there.

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$15.75 EACH
$16.95
-7%

Light My Fire

C'mon baby, light someone's fire with this magnesium and flint fire-starter kit. The 3" steel hack-saw-type blade and a 3-1/8" x 3/8" x 1-1/8" hunk of magnesium, with a rod of flint embedded in one long side, are on a keychain for carrying but are easily removed from it. With the serrated edge of the blade, shave some Mg into a small pile of tinder. Strike the flint with the opposite edge to spark the tinder-Mg's interest, and you're Prometheus.

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FLINT FIRE STARTER

Light My Fire

C'mon baby, light someone's fire with this magnesium and flint fire-starter kit. The 3" steel hack-saw-type blade and a 3-1/8" x 3/8" x 1-1/8" hunk of magnesium, with a rod of flint embedded in one long side, are on a keychain for carrying but are easily removed from it. With the serrated edge of the blade, shave some Mg into a small pile of tinder. Strike the flint with the opposite edge to spark the tinder-Mg's interest, and you're Prometheus.

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$5.85 EACH

See Saw

See saw, buy saw. Then go on a camping trip and saw some firewood so you don’t freeze your tuchas off in the woods. This folding steel crosscut saw opens to 10-1/2" long with a 5” blade, but folds to a tote-able 6-1/4” long. Has an easy-grip contoured handle and a locking blade with teeth designed to cut through tree bark.

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FOLDING STEEL CAMPING SAW

See Saw

See saw, buy saw. Then go on a camping trip and saw some firewood so you don’t freeze your tuchas off in the woods. This folding steel crosscut saw opens to 10-1/2" long with a 5” blade, but folds to a tote-able 6-1/4” long. Has an easy-grip contoured handle and a locking blade with teeth designed to cut through tree bark.

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$6.85 EACH

Dragons-R-We

We not only know our pronoun cases, but we sell some of the fiercest little dragons this side of Drogo's funeral pyre. We'll pick one from our lovely assortment of molded snarling fire-breathers, all with either a wingspan of approx 6" or no wings but two heads. With highly detailed scales and teeth, these beasts come in green, orange, purple-ish, blue and gray, all in different poses of terror.

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ASSORTED SNARLING DETAILED PLASTIC DRAGONS

Dragons-R-We

We not only know our pronoun cases, but we sell some of the fiercest little dragons this side of Drogo's funeral pyre. We'll pick one from our lovely assortment of molded snarling fire-breathers, all with either a wingspan of approx 6" or no wings but two heads. With highly detailed scales and teeth, these beasts come in green, orange, purple-ish, blue and gray, all in different poses of terror.

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$4.95 EACH

CHICKEN PLUCKING IN IGLOOS

OK, chicken plucking and how to build an igloo, but you could combine them if you needed to. How To is a book of wilderness skills with instructions on over (75) things you might need to know someday, including the two above, plus opening coconuts with a rock, sheep-shearing, crossing deserts (with the associated treating a snakebite), surviving bear attacks, starting fires in the rain, cleaning fish, tanning hides, and shoeing horses. Takes a nice, fun look at desperation in the woods. We've already used a bunch in the office.

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WILDERNESS HOW-TO-BOOK

CHICKEN PLUCKING IN IGLOOS

OK, chicken plucking and how to build an igloo, but you could combine them if you needed to. How To is a book of wilderness skills with instructions on over (75) things you might need to know someday, including the two above, plus opening coconuts with a rock, sheep-shearing, crossing deserts (with the associated treating a snakebite), surviving bear attacks, starting fires in the rain, cleaning fish, tanning hides, and shoeing horses. Takes a nice, fun look at desperation in the woods. We've already used a bunch in the office.

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$11.25 EACH
$12.95
-13%

The Straight Skinny

This 30W lightweight soldering pencil measures 10-1/4” long and heats up to 550 F in a hurry. Has a 1” long tip and a 5-foot cord, plus a clip to rest it on without setting fire to the dining room table. Nicely balanced for easy handling by jewelry makers and other precision hobbyists.

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550-DEGREE HOBBY SOLDERING PENCIL

The Straight Skinny

This 30W lightweight soldering pencil measures 10-1/4” long and heats up to 550 F in a hurry. Has a 1” long tip and a 5-foot cord, plus a clip to rest it on without setting fire to the dining room table. Nicely balanced for easy handling by jewelry makers and other precision hobbyists.

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$5.00 EACH
$7.50
-33%

Put Some Fun In Your Mistakes

Rubrasers. Maybe it’s a silly name, but they’re very cute. They’re erasers shaped like miniature versions of everyday stuff, and they come (4) to a pack. We'll pick from the Rainy Days pack, including an umbrella and rain boot; the Emergency pack, with an ambulance and fire extinguisher; or the Couch Potato pack, with living-room furniture. Also excellent for doll houses, dioramas or general play.

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WHIMSICAL THEMED PENCIL ERASERS

Put Some Fun In Your Mistakes

Rubrasers. Maybe it’s a silly name, but they’re very cute. They’re erasers shaped like miniature versions of everyday stuff, and they come (4) to a pack. We'll pick from the Rainy Days pack, including an umbrella and rain boot; the Emergency pack, with an ambulance and fire extinguisher; or the Couch Potato pack, with living-room furniture. Also excellent for doll houses, dioramas or general play.

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$1.50 EACH
$1.95
-23%

For Fleeing A Fire

Originally a fire safety escape kit, you'll get a headlamp (which is the meat and potatoes of the kit) with (8) white LEDs on a pivoting bracket with adjustable elastic straps that are nominally approx 8" across and powered by (3) included “AAA” batteries. Also comes with a screw hook, a suction cup child locator, and (10) reflective 2" arrow stickers. But it’s the LED lamp, at our great price, that makes this one so attractive.

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LED HEADLAMP WITH FIRE SAFTEY KIT

For Fleeing A Fire

Originally a fire safety escape kit, you'll get a headlamp (which is the meat and potatoes of the kit) with (8) white LEDs on a pivoting bracket with adjustable elastic straps that are nominally approx 8" across and powered by (3) included “AAA” batteries. Also comes with a screw hook, a suction cup child locator, and (10) reflective 2" arrow stickers. But it’s the LED lamp, at our great price, that makes this one so attractive.

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$2.95 EACH
$4.50
-34%

Super Cool Pocket Tool

This Firelight & Framework Pocket Tool Set from True Utility is a multitool and flashlight you can take anywhere. The pocket multitool has pliers, wire cutters, (3) drivers (flat and Phillips), a knife, saw, can and bottle opener, file and awl in one tool; and the keychain flashlight has a 20-lumen LED light with waterproof lid and believe it or not a working flint wheel lighter. Both can also hold keys. Each tool measures about 4” long x 1” deep. In brushed alloy casing. Includes (3) button-cell batteries for the flashlight. You’ll need these tools someday, trust us.

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POCKET MULTITOOL AND FLASHLIGHT SET

Super Cool Pocket Tool

This Firelight & Framework Pocket Tool Set from True Utility is a multitool and flashlight you can take anywhere. The pocket multitool has pliers, wire cutters, (3) drivers (flat and Phillips), a knife, saw, can and bottle opener, file and awl in one tool; and the keychain flashlight has a 20-lumen LED light with waterproof lid and believe it or not a working flint wheel lighter. Both can also hold keys. Each tool measures about 4” long x 1” deep. In brushed alloy casing. Includes (3) button-cell batteries for the flashlight. You’ll need these tools someday, trust us.

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$14.75 EACH

Chemistry Lab In A Box

This is the new, improved, bigger and better CHEM C1000 beginner chemistry set from Thames & Kosmos. Follow Professor Probenius, the world's most distinguished cartoon chemistry professor, through the 80-page manual while he provides safety advice and instructions for carrying out 125 diverse experiments. Build a fire extinguisher, make water flow uphill, identify chemicals, split water into hydrogen and oxygen and much more. Includes the simple lab equipment and supplies you need to experiment with air pressure, surface tension, acids and bases, indicators, electrochemical reactions and chromatography. You add some common household materials. A superior kit for ages 10 and up. Winner of the Gold Award® from Parents' Choice.

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BASIC CHEMISTRY SET

Chemistry Lab In A Box

This is the new, improved, bigger and better CHEM C1000 beginner chemistry set from Thames & Kosmos. Follow Professor Probenius, the world's most distinguished cartoon chemistry professor, through the 80-page manual while he provides safety advice and instructions for carrying out 125 diverse experiments. Build a fire extinguisher, make water flow uphill, identify chemicals, split water into hydrogen and oxygen and much more. Includes the simple lab equipment and supplies you need to experiment with air pressure, surface tension, acids and bases, indicators, electrochemical reactions and chromatography. You add some common household materials. A superior kit for ages 10 and up. Winner of the Gold Award® from Parents' Choice.

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$52.95 EACH
$59.95
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Closed-Cycle Power

This excellent and beautiful Stirling engine would make Robbie Stirling himself proud. Has a 1/2" piston stroke and sits on a 7" x 3-1/2" wooden base. Comes with a small alcohol lamp to fire it, and is connected via a belt to a DC generator that fires some blue LEDs. Includes a spare hot gas container, power cylinder and piston-sealing ring, needle roller and silicon tube, which you shouldn't need for some time. You also get a trio of Allen wrenches for your tweaking needs. This is the ultimate desk toy, or demo unit for the more serious-minded.

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STIRLING ENGINE/GENERATOR

Closed-Cycle Power

This excellent and beautiful Stirling engine would make Robbie Stirling himself proud. Has a 1/2" piston stroke and sits on a 7" x 3-1/2" wooden base. Comes with a small alcohol lamp to fire it, and is connected via a belt to a DC generator that fires some blue LEDs. Includes a spare hot gas container, power cylinder and piston-sealing ring, needle roller and silicon tube, which you shouldn't need for some time. You also get a trio of Allen wrenches for your tweaking needs. This is the ultimate desk toy, or demo unit for the more serious-minded.

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$89.50 EACH
$94.95
-6%

Griddle Me This

When you work from home, the company picnic is in your kitchen. And you'll finally be the Employee of the Year when you fire up this 12-3/8" dia indoor stove-top grill. Fits on top of standard electric and gas burners, and the non-stick iron grill sits in a base that you fill with water to catch fat and oils, stop smoke, and eliminate spatter. Yes, you can still wear your Kiss the Cook apron. Now get cooking.

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SMOKELESS INDOOR BARBECUE GRILL

Griddle Me This

When you work from home, the company picnic is in your kitchen. And you'll finally be the Employee of the Year when you fire up this 12-3/8" dia indoor stove-top grill. Fits on top of standard electric and gas burners, and the non-stick iron grill sits in a base that you fill with water to catch fat and oils, stop smoke, and eliminate spatter. Yes, you can still wear your Kiss the Cook apron. Now get cooking.

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$6.25 EACH
$9.75
-36%

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