Later today I’ll be recording a video ‘show and tell’ with the folks at Cool Tools discussing some cool camping gear that I have used this summer.
Cool Tools started in 2000 as an email list, and has been a blog since 2003. The whole thing is the brainchild of author Kevin Kelly (Wired Magazine, Whole Earth Review). Cool Tools is currently edited by Mark Frauenfelder who also hosts the show and tell videos.
I have followed Cool Tools for years and have contributed some reviews. If you haven’t read the Cool Tools Blog, check it out, it’s a great resource for interesting, unusual, and practical tools that are defined as “anything that can be useful. This includes hand tools, machines, books, software, gadgets, websites, maps, and even ideas. All reviews are positive raves written by real users.”
If you are familiar with ScoutmasterCG and my YouTube channel you may have seen a couple of the tools I have chosen for show and tell (Solo Stove, Ecozoom Stove, and Hennessy hammock) but there’s two new great pieces of gear that are on the schedule for in-depth reviews here in the next few weeks; the Black Diamond Storm headlamp and an incredible new water filter from Sawyer.
I’ll be sure to post the video when it’s published!