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Flipping through The Manual: Water to go, erotic watches, tasting dead-ant gin

Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming and culture. Here are a few of our favorite stories to appear on The Manual lately.

Swill: Gin made with dead wood ants tastes way better than it sounds

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According to the description, each bottle of Anty Gin contains the essence of “approximately sixty-two wood ants” — along with a blend of wood avens, nettle, alexanders seed, and the obligatory juniper berry.

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The Providence Biltmore transports you back in time

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With 294 huge rooms, custom-made beds and a lineage that includes the architects of Grand Central Station, the Providence Biltmore is the epitome of New England charm.

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Staying hydrated, healthy, and happy while on the run… or hike or bike

Today’s newfangled “technology” has allowed us to produce a plethora of portable hydration systems. Not all of these hydration systems are created equal, though; some may be perfect for use during one activity but a poor choice for others, and some may be suitable for one user but imperfect for another sportsmen or sportswoman.

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Booker’s Bourbon and the “Oven Buster Batch”

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Booker’s Bourbon has released their fourth limited edition small batch whiskey of 2015. This time around, its the “Oven Buster Batch.” As you can probably guess, there’s a story behind the name.

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Trekking: Close out the summer with these 5 essential reads

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Looking for a phenomenal outdoor novel to pass the summer? We’ve chosen five of the best for your enjoyment, whether you’re looking for a tale of a man lost at sea or an expose on two brothers that seeks to answer the bigger questions.

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The Manual Wind: Richard Mille RM69 Erotic Tourbillon

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A new twist on their tourbillon, Richard Mille creates a new type of erotic timepiece. With three rotating barrels, this timepiece will form a sexual sentence certain to make for some fun.

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