I first saw these lights at West Marine, but they have since popped up all over. The Luci inflatable Solar Lantern is just what the name says it is. A small, solar charged, light that inflates. Made of clear vinyl, it is tough, lightweight, and compact when deflated. You can hang it from your backpack, place it on the dashboard, or leave it anywhere it will get sunlight.
Fully charged, it can last up to 12 hours depending on the setting. At it's brightest can illuminate up to 15 square feet. The Luci inflatable Solar Lantern originates in New Zealand and it shows in it's quality and simple sophistication. We keep a couple on hand and charged up for use around the house just in case the mains go. Nobody likes to sit around in the dark.
The Silky BigBoy 2000 is a folding Japanese Pull saw made for professional landscapers. It's compact when folded shut, sharp, and lightweight. It is perfect for stowing in a corner of a boat or truck or just stashed in a backpack for those times you need a saw.
Locking open with a reassuring and precision click, the blade is insanely sharp for a saw. A brief brush against it's teeth will draw blood and I am certain that it could inflect major damage to the unwary or careless. Being a pull saw, the blade seems thin to western eyes because it does not need the mass and strength to stay straight when cutting on the more tradiational "push". This makes the BigBoy lighter and able to cut with more precision. Perfect for procuring small cuttings for the garden or taking a log down to a smaller size for burning.
Behind the house we had a branch that overhung the yard. A good 8 inches or more in diameter, it was a danger to the house and anybody below it due to electrical company prunings on the opposite side of the tree. Rather than taking an axe or a chainsaw to it, I cut it down to smaller "bite sized" pieces with the BigBoy. It was a job that did not take long and produced little excess "waste" in the process.
I am sure the tree appreciated a clean cut over a hack job too, we will see come spring when the sap flows again.