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13 Pieces Of Gear For Enjoying A Cold Beer Outdoors (And 1 You Might Need Afterwards)
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There are few better things in life than the taste of a cold beer on a hot summer day, basking in the open air with the sun lapping at your face and the perspiration beading down an icy bottle of your favorite brew. So why not invest in a few items to make that first beer you down after a day of hiking or camping even better?
Here at Task & Purpose, we’ve selected some of our favorite accessories for enjoying a cold one in your belly when it’s a hot one outside.
The uKeg 64 Pressurized Growler from GrowlerWorksGrowlerWorks
Don’t let the $149 price tag scare you: the uKeg 64 pressurized half-gallon growler is worth every penny. An industry standard crafted from vacuum-insulated stainless steel, the uKeg is basically a 64 oz miniature keg, complete with a CO2 regulator and pressure gauge for the discerning drinker. Did we mention it comes with its own dispenser tap? [Buy]
The Mancan 128 Machismo kitMancan
The aptly named Mancan 128 Machismo, is very clearly marketed for bros who like to show off. But the Mancan is actually fairly reliable as a 128 oz picnic keg, perfect for a group camping trip or boozy ruck marches. [Buy]
The TrailKeg pressurized growlerTrailKeg
Crafted from two layers of vacuum-insulated stainless steel, the TrailKeg can keep a full gallon of beer ice cold for a full 24 hours. And unlike other systems, the TrailKeg was explicitly designed with a removable tap and regulator for transportation and storage during more rugged outdoor adventures. Sure, $199 is a little expensive, but if you’d rather not pound warm beer from a bottle at the end of a hike, it might be a good option for you. [Buy]
The Hydro Flask 64 oz beer growlerHydro Flask
The Hydro Flask 64 oz beer growler is a great simple alternative for the outdoor beer meister who doesn’t need the pressurized keg systems of the uKeg, Mancan, and TrailKeg. Made from stainless steel with a leak-proof seal to maintain carbonation, the exterior coating makes for a perfect grip for more active circumstances — and, according to the company, it can keep liquids cold for up to a full day. [Buy]
The Stanley Classic Vacuum SteinStanley
A stein is usually associated with raucous beer halls than the relative calm of the great outdoors, but we’ll make an exception for this bad boy from Stanley. With a vacuum seal and a steel inner lid to avoid plastic contamination of your brew, it’ll keep your beer cold for up to 9 hours. That is less than, say, the Hydro Flask, but just fine for the casual adventurer. [Buy]
The Yeti Hopper Two coolerYeti
Sure, Yeti’s seen its fair share of controversy in recent months, but keeping your beer cold doesn’t have to be a political act! Besides, there’s a reason why the company has carved out a niche in the outdoor cooler arena. The Yeti Hopper Two Cooler borrows the design of modern hazmat suits to lock in water and ice, and the relatively lightweight and tapered design makes for a far easier hauling experience than your typical red-and-white beer cooler. [Buy]
The Icemule beer backpackIcemule
If an over-the-shoulder cooler isn't your jam, consider the Icemule backpack. Highly durable with a 30-liter, 24-can carrying capacity, the Icemule is an ideal beer bag for rough-and-tumble excursions. Plus, it’ll keep ice intact for an entire day — without leaks. Nice. [Buy]
A Personalized Craft Beer 12 Pack Bottle coolerAmazon
The Personalized Craft Beer 12 Pack Bottle Cooler is for the man who doesn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a cooler, or haul tons of beer every which way, but also likes staying frosty. This compact cooler can lug two dozen beers and comes with a metal opener, removable divider, and adjustable shoulder strap for just over $50. Not bad. Not bad at all. [Buy]
The Yeti Rambler Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel ColsterYeti
The Yeti Rambler Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Colster is a 1) stainless steel, 2) vacuum insulated, and 3) cheap as hell. Need I say more? [Buy]
A tactical koozieAmazon
A .50 cal opener from Bottle BreacherBottle Breacher
A GoPro, obviouslyGoPro
Tat B GoneAmazon
Good luck with that, champ. [Buy]
Police arrest suspected terrorist for 1985 hijacking in which Navy diver Robert D. Stethem was murdered
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police have arrested a 65-year-old Lebanese man suspected of involvement in the 1985 hijacking of a Trans World Airlines (TWA) plane in which a U.S. navy diver was killed.
A Greek police official said on Saturday the suspect had disembarked from a cruise ship on the island of Mykonos on Thursday and that his name came up as being wanted by German authorities.
The last time the world saw Marine veteran Austin Tice, he had been taken prisoner by armed men. It was unclear whether his captors were jihadists or allies of Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad who were disguised as Islamic radicals.
Blindfolded and nearly out of breath, Tice spoke in Arabic before breaking into English:"Oh Jesus. Oh Jesus."
That was from a video posted on YouTube on Sept. 26, 2012, several weeks after Tice went missing near Damascus, Syria, while working as a freelance journalist for McClatchy and the Washington Post.
Now that Tice has been held in captivity for more than seven years, reporters who have regular access to President Donald Trump need to start asking him how he is going to bring Tice home.
SAN DIEGO — John Timothy Earnest didn't hide his smirks as he sat in a San Diego courtroom on Thursday, watching surveillance video of Lori Gilbert-Kaye being shot down inside the lobby of a Poway synagogue.
Earnest also smiled as a synagogue congregant testified about running toward the shooter, screaming "I'm going to kill you!" and seeing the gunman "with a look of astonishment or fear" turn and run.
Earnest, 20, is facing one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder in the shootings at Chabad of Poway on April 27. He also faces an arson charge related to an Escondido mosque fire in March, when several people who were sleeping inside escaped unharmed.
Sometimes a joke just doesn't work.
For example, the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service tweeted and subsequently deleted a Gilbert Gottfried-esque misfire about the "Storm Area 51" movement.
On Friday DVIDSHUB tweeted a picture of a B-2 bomber on the flight line with a formation of airmen in front of it along with the caption: "The last thing #Millenials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today."
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey is ready to act on its southern border with Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said, after warning that it could take unilateral steps if the U.S. does not establish a "safe zone" in northeast Syria this month.
"Our preparations along our borders are complete," Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul on Saturday before departing to attend a U.N. General Assembly meeting.