Provisions: Travel stuff you need


• Noblecamper Boulderlite dog sleeping bag


Why should your dog have to sleep on the hard, cold ground when you are in a nice sleeping bag on your campouts? Isn’t that cruelty to animals? Fear no more. There’s a tent/bed, nylon and waterproof, for Fido that gives him plush digs while camping. Size of the tent ranges from 22 to 34 inches. Sure, it’s one more thing you have to carry, but your dog’s worth it, right?


• BearVault BV500 Food Container

$79.95; available at REI

We live in bear country and, even though our black bears aren’t as dangerous as grizzlies, we still don’t want them stealing our food and damaging our property. This sturdy polycarbonate 11.5-liter container will keep your food safe and fresh. It weighs in at 2 pounds, 5 ounces. The manufacture gives one important caveat, though: “Store BearVault at least 100 yards downwind of campsite, preferably in the shade to keep contents cool.”


• Chinese man invents the suitcase-scooter

A farmer from the Hunan province reportedly spent 10 years honing luggage that gives new meaning to the word “portable.” It can reach a maximum speed of 12.5 mph, but you still have to stop at airport security screenings.


• “13 Food Signs You Are a Tourist in New York City”

By The Huffington Post

1. You stand in line for cupcakes at Magnolia

2. You eat pizza from Lombardi’s

3. You eat at the Olive Garden in Times Square

4. You eat anywhere in Times Square

5. You order Cosmopolitans to fit in

6. You eat in Little Italy

7. You go to Serendipity for frozen hot chocolates

8. You think four dumplings for $1 at Vanessa’s is the best deal you’re gonna find

9. You walk over the Brooklyn Bridge just for Grimaldi’s pizza

10. You think the Cronut is worth the hype

11. You visit the M&M store

12. You think going to Smorgasburg in Williamsburg is adventurous

13. In fact, you think going anywhere in Brooklyn is adventurous


From Josh Morgan (@joshdmorg): “Dear all airport PA announcer script writers, can you stop saying ‘due to increased security.’ It’s been increased for 13 years now.”

— Compiled by Sam McManis,