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Today in Gear: May 27, 2015

Eddie Bauer’s affordable technical t-shirt, Reid Mitenbuler’s book about the past and future of America’s whiskey, a social networking app for outdoorsmen and more.



Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey
In November, three GP writers spend a week on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail learning all they could about America’s iconic spirit. For those who’ve read it, yet still crave more bourbon, pick up Reid Mitenbuler’s latest, which delves deep into the history, allure and various adaptations of the intoxicating elixir. $19

Beyond: Our Future in Space
The possibility of leaving Earth to settle elsewhere isn’t exactly a new topic. We’ve all seen Interstellar by now. But Chris Impey’s new book, a tome of speculation from a University of Arizona Distinguished Professor, explores more realistic possibilities of space travel. Want to know where space travel will probably be in 20, 30, and 100 years from now? Read Beyond. $19

Eddie Bauer Quantum Tee
In the market for a technical t-shirt? Here’s Eddie Bauer’s Quantum Tee. It utilizes a FreeVent Pro venting technology, which has unique polymer materials in specific areas to control body temperature. When sweating, the polymers expand to allow airflow. When cool, the polymers contract. The t-shirt also has cut-out ventilating patterns along its the abdominal and back regions. $50+

Two Good Rounds TITANS
Golf isn’t just played on the course. Elisa Gaudet’s book interviews 33 of the sport’s most influential businessmen (Herb Kohler, Donald Trump and John D. Rockefeller Sr. to name a few) as well as legends like Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Together they reveal secrets, both in business and golf, and give readers a look behind the sport’s curtains. $20

Always have a buddy, especially when venturing into the wild. If you don’t have one, get one with this app. Gociety is a social network that helps connect likeminded outdoor adventurers. After creating a free account, users can browse what other people in an area are doing, or list their own outdoor adventure to chum the app’s waters. Free

Montar Universal Car Mount
For most of us, Google Maps is our Virgil, guiding us from point A to point B. But driving while holding a smartphone is dangerous, and illegal in most states, so get a car mount. This one suctions to your windshield or dashboard and can hold a smartphone with a 6-inch screen. Buy one and put their “world’s strongest car mount” claim to the test. $30

9 Great Bushcraft Knives For Field Survival
With wits and a good knife, you can survive (almost) anything in the wild. Read this story
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