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Faveable helps assemble gear for your first hike into the wilderness

on Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

If you’re new to hiking and other outdoor adventures, preparing for that first excursion can seem like a daunting task. Even if you’ve prepared yourself mentally and have assembled a group of friends to accompany you on your first hike, you still have to get past the barrier of selecting the right gear. No amount Read More…

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Keep that pesky sand at bay with this mat

on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

The Four Person Beach Mat is impossible to cover with sand. Used in military applications to contain sand and dust when helicopters land and take off, it’s  made from two layers of patented, woven polyurethane that filters sand through to the ground as soon as any falls on the mat.  Because of the construction, sand passes Read More…

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Armytek Barracuda flashlight review

on Monday, March 31st, 2014
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Flashlights come in all shapes and sizes nowadays, and LED technology has enabled blindingly bright units to be smaller than some coins. But, for longer distances, there always needs for a good reflector and lens system involved, in order to amplify the LED’s glow. Enter the ArmyTek Barracuda, a powerful, rugged, handheld light with a Read More…

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iDevices iGrillmini review

on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The Gadgeteer Kid and I are huge carnivores, as are many of our friends and family members. We barbecue year-round, especially during the summer months. As many of you aficionados of the grill know, cooking everyone’s meal to perfection can be a challenge. Well, the folks at iDevices have recently introduced the iGrillmini, a smaller, Read More…

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A lighter for computer geeks – Pilot Slider USB Rechargeable Lighter

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

So you’re out in the wilderness, Les Stroud style, and you need a fire.  Stat.  You would have bought a lighter but they didn”t allow them on the plane.  Fortunately, you remembered to pack your Pilot Slider USB Rechargeable Lighter!  Available for $19.99 at ThinkGeek, $11.99 at Amazon and reportedly (from reviews) for less than Read More…

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Faveable shares essential tools for your outdoor adventure

on Monday, March 24th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

A good match kit, compass and pocket knife should be at the top of your check list for any outdoor adventures you may be planning. Our friends at Faveable have compiled one such list with a good option for each of these product categories. UCO Stormproof Match Kit: If you’re planning to do some camping Read More…

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Have freshly brewed coffee at the end of the world

on Monday, March 24th, 2014

With the Jetboil Flash Cooking System Java Kit, you can have fresh coffee when you’re camping, riding out the power outages in the aftermath of a storm, or while trying to survive the zombie apocalypse.  With each 100g Jetpower canister, you’ll be able to brew 12 liters of coffee in the FluxRing cooking cup with insulating cozy (one Read More…

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MindShift Gear Ultralight Camera Cover: Your camera will thank you!

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

I love cameras but a nearly equal obsession of mine is finding better ways to carry them wherever I go.  This has seriously piqued my interest:  the MindShift Gear UltraLight Camera Cover.  Available in two colors (blue or black) and three sizes to accommodate different sized camera setups.  It comes with an integrated belt and Read More…

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SCOTTeVEST debuts three new hoodies, including limited edition Knowmatic

on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Hoodies are all the rage these days, a standard of casual clothing just about everywhere. SCOTTeVEST has its own spin on this wardrobe staple, recently debuting three new products: The Hoodie-Cotton, The Hoodie-Microfiber, and the limited-edition Knowmatic Hoodie (pictured here), a collaboration with designer jeffstaple. While SCOTTeVEST previously had its Ultimate Hoodie Microfleece, these three Read More…

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The quest for a better Segway?

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Sunday, March 16th, 2014

When the Segway was first announced in 2001, inventor Dean Kamen declared that it would change the way people move around in urban environments.  While its incredibly high price tag made it unapproachable for most people, a new Indiegogo campaign, URB-E seeks to be the next urban transport king.  Available in the 3-wheel Commuter model or Read More…

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Everyday survival is a zip with the Gerber GDC selection

on Saturday, March 8th, 2014

I’m guessing that a lot of our readers have some sort of EDC (Every Day Carry) setup that they carry about with them for those just in case moments. The folks at Gerber (the knife a survival tool company, not the baby food maker) have embraced the concept of EDC with their own line of Read More…

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These camping cots let you “rack ‘em and stack ‘em”

on Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

This looks dangerous, but I suppose having stacking cots could save room inside a cramped tent.  The Two Person Portable Camping Bunk Bed has “sturdy steel construction bars” and a sleeping surface, made of heavy-duty, washable, mildew-resistant 600D polyester, that’s wider than most camping cots.  It says it sleeps two adults, with a weight limit of Read More…

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AthLights – Tiny wearable flashing LED lights that keep you visible

on Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

When your workouts include running, walking, biking or other activities in the streets, it’s very important that you don’t blend into your surroundings. You want to be easily visible to drivers or you might end up as a skid mark on the pavement. In addition to wearing light colored clothing, and adding reflectors on your Read More…

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SCOTTeVEST SeV Revolution Plus jacket review

on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

I have always wanted to try a SCOTTeVEST article of clothing for myself. Julie has reviewed many of their creations over the years.  Jackets, vests, pants, etc…all designed to inconspicuously carry your gear with you, giving each article its own space to ride along in.  I finally get my chance, SCOTTeVEST sent me their SeV Revolution Plus Read More…

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Does the Survival Bracelet Accessory make my paracord bracelet look too big?

on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

Who doesn’t appreciate a good paracord bracelet? No one right? But how can you make your paracord bracelet even more functional? The Survival Bracelet Accessory from CRKT may be a good start. Designed by Tom Stokes, the Survival Bracelet Accessory is made from injection molded, glass filled nylon that features a compass, a magnesium fire Read More…

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The comforts of home – without breaking your back

on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

If you like camping without roughing it too much, you probably like a stove to cook your meals.  You probably don’t want anything too heavy, because you have to carry it to the camp site.  The Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Fold N Go 2-Burner Stove gives you a spacious cooking surface in a package that folds up smaller Read More…

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Why bother with delivery? Make your own pizza in this wood-burning oven

on Monday, February 24th, 2014

If cost is no object for a great-tasting pizza, you might try your hand at making your own in this wood-fired pizza oven.  You’ll need a safe outdoor area to set up this Italian-made oven.  According to the product information, the Rapid Heating Wood Burning Pizza Oven from Hammacher Schlemmer “has an electrogalvanized powder-coated steel roof Read More…

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Make them seen on the scene with the V.I.O. Stream

on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

The world of actions cams is a crowded one to say the least, but what if you are looking for something a little more business like, something that is more plug and protect than plug and play? The V.I.O. Stream may be what you are looking for. Built as a modular camera system, the Stream Read More…

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This emergency light is no bigger than a wine cork

on Saturday, February 15th, 2014

As a matter of fact, it looks a lot like a wine bottle cork.  Pop the cork end off of the Bottlelight to expose the USB plug that’s used to charge the internal battery.  When you need emergency lighting or even some ambient mood lighting without the risk of candle flames, you just twist the Read More…

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Surfing Faveable for gadgets on a Friday afternoon

on Friday, February 14th, 2014

It’s almost the weekend, so what better way to pass some time than browsing random gadgets! Continuing with our series of partnered posts from Faveable’s gadget discovery site, we have a selection of cool gadgets for you to check out. First up we have a 28″ 4K Monitor from Dell (coincidentally, they happen to be running a Read More…

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A fish-finding sonar that’s so small it can almost fit in your pocket

on Friday, February 14th, 2014

The Military Grade Portable Smartphone Fishfinding Sonar from FishHunter is so small, you can almost carry it in your pocket.  It’s shrunk down to fit inside a 8.5″ X 6.2″ X 3.0″ red rubber ball.  It has a rechargeable battery inside, and it comes with a charging stand.  You just float the military-grade sonar transducer in the Read More…

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Faveable – a new site for men to discover cool stuff

on Monday, February 10th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Today I want to announce our partnership with a new site called Faveable. Faveable is similar to Pinterest, but has its main focus on the coolest gadgets and “guy stuff” from across the web. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we’ll be bring you a short article like this one. The leading introductory post today is a Read More…

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Listen to music without getting frost-bitten ears

on Monday, February 10th, 2014

This winter has been the pits.  It’s cold and snowy, and I’m ready for it to be over.  There’s still several weeks to suffer through before spring, and Hammacher Schlemmer has some Bluetooth earbuds that will keep your ears warm while we’re waiting.  The Wireless Headphone Ear Warmers have integrated speakers and a microphone so Read More…

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An emergency lantern that works for 30 days

on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

What with all the Arctic temperatures and snow this winter, I find my thoughts turning to power outages and emergency preparedness.  This 30-Day Emergency Lantern from Brookstone promises to keep you in the light even if you lose power.  The LED lantern has fourlight modes – low, medium, high, and flash – that can produce Read More…

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Keep this hand-cranked emergency lantern everywhere you need one

on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

The Enhance Nightlux EXP lamp works as a lantern or an LED flashlight, and it’s perfect for use camping or as an emergency light in your car or home.  You can charge the Nightlux lamp via USB; a fully charged battery will give you 40 minutes of lantern use (65 lumens) or 4.5 hours of Read More…