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How you draw down your retirement savings could save you thousands — this program proves it

One of the key challenges retirees face when they shift from “wealth-accumulation mode” to “drawdown mode” is in the timing and optimization of …

Retirement

Offroad Westfalia camper van follows the compass toward the dirt, rock and unknown

Westfalia has really been putting it in overdrive in 2018. Somewhere after launching the all-new Nissan Michelangelo and stretched Ford Nugget, it …

Off-roading

Front Runner’s Camp Kitchen Utensil Set Has Everything You Need to Feed the Troops

Posted in Camping and Gear<p>The Camp Kitchen Utensil set from Front Runner Outfitters, includes all the hardware you need to prep your camp meals & …

Muul’s RuckBucket is the Toughest Cooler-Pack on the Market

Posted in Gear<p>The RuckBucket from Muul merges the best features of a premium, soft-sided cooler ala Yeti with a 5-gallon Homer bucket & a backpack; …

Chill & Grill In Style with this Versatile Camp Table

Posted in Camping and Gear<p>Snow Peak’s IGT Slim is a sturdy, stylish camp table that, even though it’s made for camping, is sharp enough to blend into …

Plug-n-play indoor/outdoor TK kitchen instantly turns van into camper van

Van life continues to be big business, and the market continues to offer innovative vehicle and equipment solutions to help camper van nomads get on …

Shipping container hotel lets you try out tiny living

All the rooms—and the pool—are made from shipping containers<p>Whether it’s tiny homes or camper vans, alternative dwellings are all the rage. But in a sea of unique living spaces, nothing says upcycled downsizing quite like the shipping container.<p>More than any other tiny house, shipping containers …

Method in Modular: 10 Floor Plans Using Shipping Container Architecture

Shipping container architecture has developed its own niche in both design and representation. Colorful or grungy? Economical or gentrified? Either …

Zoku Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Zoku have recently launched a sleek line of vacuum insulated stainless steel bottles. The good looking and functional vacuum bottle makes sure your …

These 32 Handy Products Are Trending On Amazon Because They're Effing Brilliant

When was the last time you organized your cabinets or found a way to scrub your counter so well that it gleamed? Annoying chores like this can be a …

The Non-Smelly Mosquito Repellents I Use to Prevent Quasimodo-like Reactions

And they’re not bug spray.<p>There are two kinds of people in the summer: those who suffer from bug bites, and those who do not. I belong to the former …

17 Surprising Potato Salad Recipes That Will Win the Summer Barbecue

Potato salad is the trusty standby at every barbecue, but it’s not nearly as flashy as the caprese peach salad and Brussels sprout sliders beckoning …

22 fast-paced thrillers you’ll want to bring to the beach this summer

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're anything like me, summer weekends are marked by a lot of lounging — on the warm sand, cool grass, or a park bench under a shady …

Books

The Tipoon Camper is Modular & Modern

Posted in Rides and Trailers<p>The Tipoon Camper is an expandable pod that transforms from low-profile tow mode to a modular mobile living space with …

Airstream Launches Lightweight Fiberglass Nest Camper

Posted in Rides and Trailers<p>There’s no gleaming aluminum exterior but the all-new Nest camper is a true Airstream in spirit and design. Its …

FOGO Might Be The Ultimate Adventure Gadget

Posted in Gear<p>If you spend any time off the grid, first of all, good for you. Secondly, you should probably have a FOGO. This thing is kinda crazy. …

The Fourneau Bread Oven 2.0 Turns You Into a Bread Baker

Posted in Kitchen and Space<p>The cast iron Fourneau Bread Oven 2.0 is the ultimate cheat for making bakery-quality bread at home. It’s a complete cast …

The Tipoon Travel Machine reimagines camping w/ room for four on-the-road

Last week we told you about the latest release from Airstream, which dropped the iconic aluminum build for a more budget-friendly price point. Airstream is largely reacting to a market that has seen prices continue to drop as younger generations, mainly millenials, have taken a keen interest in …

Glampervan multi-use camper van doubles as a mobile office and observation deck

The Promaster MUV appears to be heavily influenced by the digital nomad lifestyle, helping owners untether from the 9-to-5 grind to take to the road …

The smartest, slickest and swankiest camper vans and large motorhomes of 2017

Van life gets livelier<p>Knaus Boxdrive<p>After its introduction last year, the Volkswagen Crafter was bound to be the subject of inspiration for van …

RVs

This Cabinet & Work Bench from Husky is a Space-Saver

Posted in Garage and Gear and Tools<p>Constructed of heavy duty steel and standing 6-feet tall, this storage cabinet from Husky will store a ton of …

The Ultimate Camping Gear Guide

Enjoying the outdoors has never been easier.<p>It's time to get back outside, and we've got the gear to help you do it.

Outdoors Gear

This Is My Favorite Travel Sneaker (And It’s On Sale Today)

The Apollo Moc from Vancouver-based shoemaker Native is the perfect casual travel sneaker, especially for warmer destinations. For years, I’ve packed …

Shipping Container Homes

Trying to get on the property ladder but live in a place where home prices are ludicrous? These shipping container conversions by Honomobo can be a …

Franceschi Container Houses / Re Arquitectura + DAO

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> As is natural, families grow, segregate but stay together; blood is a very strong bond. Franceschi …

The 6 Best Off-Road Trailers of 2018

<i>Last Updated January, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018.</i><p>There was once a time when exploring the great outdoors on wheels …

Used shipping containers turned into passively-cooled homes

Located in Santa Ana, Costa Rica, the Contenedores Franceschi project is made up of three 40 ft (12 m)-long shipping containers. The containers are …

Ottolock is a Lightweight Security System for Your Bike

Posted in Bike and Sport<p>Compact and lightweight, the Ottolock uses a simple yet secure, cinch-style 3-digit combination lock mechanism that will …

Best security camera 2018: the wireless smart cameras that watch over your gran or pets and watch out for burglars

Wireless home security cameras are the best way of keeping an eye on your house, even if they're not a genuine replacement for a monitored security …

The Charlie Outlet Adds 9 USB Ports to Your Wall - Technabob

If there’s one thing most of us can use more of these days, it’s USB ports. After all, just about every rechargeable device made ends up connecting …