Abeer Seikaly has designed a sustainable tent that collects rainwater, folds up for easy transport and stores solar energy. Sounds visionary, it's true, but this invention of Jordanian-Canadian architect, designer and artist is real, and gorgeous.
Traveling the Lao countryside outside of Vientianne during "the Wet" requires a robust 4 by 4. I loved the classic Land Rover, as long as I was driving that is.
When working on or around water, I'm always the first one to jump into a Mustang Suit.
Like on this survey, looking for something mysterious, and very valuable: the discovery made us warm, but the search was very, very cold.
For some reason or other, some pieces of my Luggage have been through 4 Hurricanes and a shipwreck.
I cant say that everything survived these incidents, but a surprising number of items did.
Please not that these were events that caught me by surprise. whenever I am Planning to get sunk or inundated, I usually rely on drybags or Pelican Cases.
But I never thought I would need that level of protection in the Bell tower of an old church, which is where I have kept my office for the last 25 years. But when a hurricane lifted up the roof enough to drench the interior, the contents of my Remowa Case survived without harm. Not the same for my book shelf.
When in the Andes Mountains Supporting a scientific expedition studying the Origins of Life in Extreme Environments, we count on good communication. This Motorola Walkie-talkie kept us all in contact and out of trouble
This Classic G-Shock has been through it all and just wont die. I keep it strapped to my dry bag when not diving.
Yeah, I went thru the Leatherman phase, and several other brands of multi-tools, plus inumerable cheap knock-offs that I recieved as gifts from well meaning family members that dont understand the concepts of Quality, Minimalism, and beauty of design.
But after years of spare knives pilling up, I decided to work my way through the spares and find out why they sat on the shelf for all those years.
At the time of this writing, I'm carrying a genuine single folding blade, half serrated, stainless steel Victorionox knife. Works fine.
As a young traveler in Asia, many people struggled to pronounce my real name, and "Relic" became a nick-name that stuck.