So there we were, a dozen of us gathered around the crackling campfire… at which point I suggested we share funny (horrible) stories to pass the time. I began with, “So there I was, just finishing up my business on the throne when I reached over and realized… we were out of the TOILET PAPER (gasp)! Before you all wet your pants from my horrifying story of the empty toilet paper roll, let me just back up a bit to give everyone a brief setup of where I was. It’s around 10:30PM and the group of us was just handed a second warning from the park ranger at Cachuma Lake campground, Santa Barbara, California. The ranger said if we were to get too loud again he WOULD make us put out our campfire and go to bed.
How did I get myself in this situation?
To help make this trip a memorable one, our Chief Editor at ManPossible gave me the perfect gadget. The awesome folks over at Beer & Friends (check out their Kickstarter page and their company, zootilitytools.com) sent us their state-of-the-art laser cut bottle opener. But wait, there is more! This is not just your average bottle opener, this is your Made in the USA, mother f***ing laser cut, stainless steel bottle opener! Let us repeat: USA, mother f***ing lasers, and stainless steel. There is nothing more American than camping, barbequing, drinking, and of course, Grooming!
As for being nature friendly and animal friendly? Well, our good folks at Beer & Friends got that covered as well. What you get when you marry the American Dream with precision lasers are individual steel badges of artistry. These credit card sized rectangle steel plates each come with its own distinctive animal shape carved out in the center. The images include various superhero species like: Don’t Give Two Flying Fox, Hawkward, Jackass, Koalafield Beer Inspector, etc.
I was given the OG (Original Gangster) Beer bottle opener. The beer bottle opener is carve-out in a shape of a bear with antlers coming out of its head. Say what? Oh, yeah! The stainless steel feels solid and sturdy in the (man’s) hands and gives the man that boost of confidence when taking it to the bottle. The thin rectangular shape allows this gadget to be easily slotted into one’s wallet or credit card holder. The unique artwork of the superhero species not only looks amazing, but it also serves as the perfect conversation starter as one offers to pop open a beer or two, or a dozen.
Needless to say, yours truly had an amazing time out in the wilderness. For once I am going to be humble and not take credit for this memorable experience. The hero of this trip is by far the Beer and Friends Bottle Opener! If I had gone into the wilderness without a tent or sleeping bag, I might have still survived with this amazing tool – this tool secured my place in the wild. Everyone in the group had a role during the trip. I was the one with the lighter, knife and the Bottle Opener. Every time someone reached into the ice cold cooler for a chill beverage, I was there, on stand by to say, “don’t worry, I got this”. POP, goes the bottle cap!
If you can’t tell from this story, we were very pleased with the Beer & Friends Laser Cut Bottle Opener. As usual, game recognizes game. ManPossible appreciates our friends over at Beer & Friends for their hard work, dedication and creativity in making drinking more than just a pastime activity. It’s about time we rep our bottle openers with the same joy and pride. If you love USA, lasers, and animals, then be sure to get your very own Beer & Friends Bottle Opener!