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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


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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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”


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


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


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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