It’s summertime in the US and you want something adventurous to do. Maybe you’re visiting NYC and want to see more than the Statue of Liberty, or maybe you’re stuck in NYC for the summer and tired of the usual. Why not try a night under the stars in Central Park? Sure, it’s not really legal, and it’s littered with crackheads, but who cares?! Live a little! Here’s what you need to survive.
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Eye 2 Eye Wearable Hummingbird Feeder: The birds are your friends. Remember that scene in Home Alone 2 where young Kevin McCallister is running through Central Park trying to evade the Wet Bandits and the pigeons come to his rescue? Yeah, exactly. This birdfeeder mask, which sticks a miniature feeding tube between your eyes, gets you face to face with the fast-flapping buggers. But don’t worry, there’s a layer of professional-grade polycarbonate to protect your face and allow you to strike up a loyal bird army of your own. $US80.[imgclear]
Steripen UV Water Purifier
Lumapivot: Sure, you could spend the night under one of the many streetlights available to you. But at that point you might as well be staying at your cousin’s Adventurenereering resort. For the full survivalist experience, you’re going to want to stay in one of the park’s darker nooks, with nothing but your own guile and these pivoting, twisting, bending lamps – with two rotatable LED panels – shining a light wherever the latest rustle or hoot came from. $US50.[imgclear]
22G Superlight Locking Knife
ThermaCell Portable Mosquito Repellent Device
Vivitar Night Vision Pocket Cam: Seriously, what the hell are you going to do all night? Sit around and sing “Kumbaya”? No. Bring along a night-vision capable pocket cam and make your own sweded version of the Blair Witch Project. $US35.[imgclear]