You heard it, and your instincts told you it must be answered. The last bar on your cell phone disappears as you drive into the foothills, all of your worries far behind in the rearview mirror. Miles from civilization, not even your cornflower-blue-shirt-wearing boss Tad can encroach on your weekend. You're off the grid.
The untamed wilderness is your proving ground. After all, there's no greater challenge than that of Man against the Elements.
It's just you and an overgrown hinterland seething with insects and wild animals - just the way you like it. With only a few hours of daylight left, you set out in search of a suitable campsite.
Paul Bunyan had an axe and an ox, but you have a 5-in-1 multi-tool. You wield it with the strength and precision of a grizzled mountaineer. At this rate, it's only a matter of time before you trade in your sleeping bag for a log cabin, but you need to set up camp before something mistakes you for dinner.
You're a descendant of Man, and Man discovered fire. Yours is crackling merrily in no time with a few strikes of your firestarter. The camp is your domain - would-be predators keep their distance, and the chill leaves your bones.
In the morning, you boil water and whip up some hard-earned hot grub while consulting your dog-eared copy of the Army Field Manual. With luck, the only hairy situation you'll have is the prodigious beard that will inevitably sprout during your walkabout, but it helps to have the backup. Channeling John Wayne with a little cowboy coffee, you toast your first night of survival. Nature, 0. You, 1.
You feel invigorated. You make short work of striking camp, and take your bearings. If you end up in a staring contest with a mountain lion, you'll be ready. It's going to be a good weekend.
In a sealed wooden crate with a laser-etched crowbar. No bow, no ribbons, no fluff, and absolutely no instructions.
Showing reviews 1-12 of 88 | Next
09/5/2016 slim Outdoor Survival Crate 5
After a near decade of working alongside a person whom I deeply respect, completely adore and hold on a plain that no other relationship exactly fits on came to a sudden and abrupt end upon his announcement of retirement. I scrambled to put together something for him to send him off and to show how much I deeply cared for him. This gift was part of that. It was a bit spendy, but was presented under the ruse that it came from other colleagues as well. I opted for the devious cocoon of duct tape wrapping to add to the fun. It seemed to be a perfect gift for him; an avid backpacker, camper, hiker, geologist-loving dude whom would be doing a lot more of these activities in this newest stage in his life. Due to unforeseen circumstances of the evening (read: me being an awkward emotional spaz-case) I didn't get to witness the present opening in person. Pictures were captured of the big reveal, and later sent to the colleagues thought to be involved. He seemed to enjoy it, the novelty of the crate and literature inside, the frustration of opening the crate, and discovering tools he can hopefully use on his new journeys. Sadly, this was the last time I got to see him. He suggested a slow fade instead of good-bye. I suppose I was the only one whom didn't fully understand that I would not see him again. Except for those pictures.....pictures of him opening this man crate. This is all I have. And I treasure them.
02/11/2016 Nichol Outdoor Survival Crate 5
I bought the Outdoor Survival Crate for my boyfriend as a Valentine's Day gift. He is very picky with the things that he likes; he doesn't impress easily. I had to make sure that whatever I got him was "awesome". This wasn't just a gift; it was an experience. It was a heck of a lot of fun watching him try to pry open the wooden crate with a mini crowbar, and then watching him drag everything to the garage so that he could use "bigger tools" to open the crate. You could see the gears working in his mind as he pulled and pried his way into that crate. And then when I showed him the "opening instructions" on the ManCrates website ("Try Harder"), he laughed... which never happens. He loved all the tools and gadgets.
I will definitely be ordering more products from ManCrates in the future! Thanks for making the gift-giving process a lot easier!
12/31/2015 Steve Outdoor Survival Crate 5
For Christmas I bought the "Outdoor Survival Crate" for my 23 year old son. Had some buddies over for Christmas, drinking beer, deep frying turkeys, shooting prairie dogs and riding snowmobiles around the property. Man stuff. Retired to the man cave for a roaring fire, dinner and more beer and my son opened the "Man Crate". He loved it and lost interest in opening anything else. Five stars? You bet. Six if they'd let me. No guy would be disappointed with this crate.
12/31/2015 Deanna Outdoor Survival Crate 3
The packaging and whole idea behind this is fun, which is what prompted me to buy it. The contents, however, are of rather poor quality. My husband kept the firestarter and glow sticks but said the rest was not worth keeping. Might be worth the fun of the idea for $40 or $50, but not for $110.
12/28/2015 Tessa Outdoor Survival Crate 5
Watching my stepdad open this package was for sure the best part. Hilarious to watch.
The products inside are worth the value and the effort to get at them.
12/27/2015 Andrew Outdoor Survival Crate 5
I bought this as a Couples Gift, since I love Outdoor tools & gadgets. My wife loves the outdoors & camping. There was several items in this crate that we needed and some new items we enjoyed, like the bar and jerky.
I've bought several crates for different gifts this holiday and I have to say this is one of the better ones. It fit us both perfectly. Great job Man Crates.
12/16/2015 Kelly N Outdoor Survival Crate 5
He LOVES it! I was worried the tools would be cheap but they are not! they are quite nicely made - I recommend this gift to any survival type men in your life. The army issued survival guide is top notch. It shows you much needed survival tips - not a knock off book - really happy - He is downstairs prancing with his tools on his belt :) This is my second man crate for him and he glows when he sees the box. I just ordered another (the booze infused jerky crate) for my uncle. I LOVE mancrates.
12/16/2015 Ashley Outdoor Survival Crate 5
We got this crate for my 12 year old son who is really into the outdoors and survival techniques. He thought it was so fun (after the fact!) to have to pry open the crate with the crowbar! We also had it "gift wrapped" in duct tape and he had so much fun opening it! The quality of the products inside the crate definitely exceeded my expectations. We will definitely be ordering other crates in the future!
11/13/2015 Cecily Outdoor Survival Crate 5
This crate far exceeded my expectations. I was a little worried that my husband would think it was cheesy, lots of "these types of gifts" come with very low quality products inside, but not this bundle! I would definitely buy from Man Crates again and am excited to order other bundles!
08/26/2015 Juanita Outdoor Survival Crate 5
Wish I could give this 6 stars purely on the fact that this was the first present my husband actually nodded his head and said "cool".
The crate was fun, I knew to have a hammer close by after watching some other recipients on You Tube struggle with the crate. - but he's Manly, so he had no issues :-)
AS FAR AS GEAR GOES;
The interchangeable tool was pretty stinkin cool - I was worried since I had done some research about this tool and saw some negative reviews - but as a backpacker, the weight and how compact it is, works for us. (and husband said, "huh, that's cool... so there's that too!)
The meal kit is pretty clever, but I would beware of purchasing your stove until afterwards (or better research than me)... I bought a micro stove separately thinking I'd be a super clever wifey... and it didn't fit in the system. (nothing to do with ManCrate, just an fyi)
The knife and fire starter is probably my favorite since I think it's just so clever to have that paracord wrapped up... so clever.
In general all the items were pretty handy and a good addition to our backpacking gear.
Thanks Man Crates - I think he may let me pick out his own Christmas gift this year... I'll be back!
08/25/2015 Angel Outdoor Survival Crate 5
I bought this for my husband for our 4th wedding anniversary. He was super excited about everything that was included in this crate. He posted on his Facebook and all the guys were asking where he got it and wanted to know the cost because they were interested in getting one!
08/17/2015 Emilse Outdoor Survival Crate 4
My husband loved everything about this crate, the only thing he pointed out is that items could have been of a better quality if you are planning on using them on a daily basis.
Showing reviews 1-12 of 88 | Next