Outdoor Gear

lil-trucker-multi-tool

The Lil Trucker is a current Kickstarter project.  This multi-tool is designed by firefighters and built in the US.  You can see from the image that it packs a lot of functionality in a small space.  It has rescue tools - a belt cutter and a window breaker - to get you out of a [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear
squeeze-water-filtration-system

If you camp, hike, or enjoy other outdoor activities, you'll need fresh, safe drinking water, but carrying along enough for your outing can be difficult.  You don't want to risk drinking water from streams and ponds, because you don't know if it's safe.  With the Squeeze Water Filter System, you can have all the drinking [...]

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mosquito-repelling-flameless-torch

It's that time of the year that everyone dreads here in the South - mosquito season.  The joke is that the mosquito is the state bird, but it's no joke when you can't even enjoy your outdoor spaces because it seems you and everyone with you are the main course at the mosquitoes' banquet.  Set [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Outdoor Gear
coolbox-coolbox-1

I frequently find myself working around my house, trying to do an adequate impersonation of a handyman. I firmly believe for every job there is the right tool, but recently I discovered a tool that may be right for every job. The Coolbox is a toolbox for the modern handyman. It features two built-in marine [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Outdoor Gear
gaswatch

The weather is getting warmer and summer is just around the corner. Across the country BBQ enthusiasts are dusting off their grills and wondering the same thing, "Is there any propane left in the tank?" Wonder no more with The Smart GasWatch. The Smart GasWatch is a propane tank scale that uses Bluetooth to communicate [...]

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mosquito-thwarting-hammock

Nothing disturbs a relaxing nap in the hammock under the shade tree like a swarm of mosquitos or other biting insects.  The Mosquito Thwarting Hammock keeps the pests at bay because it's covered by a 4-sided canopy made of super-fine nylon netting; it unzips on two sides for easy entry.  The roof of 180g polyester [...]

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h2pro-waterproof-mophie-juice-pack-iphone-6

The mophie juice pack H2PRO for iPhone 6 is a external battery case, just as you expect from mophie.  It has 2750mAh, which more than doubles the battery life of the iPhone 6.  Just like other mophie cases, it can protect your phone from bumps and drops.  Unlike other mophie cases, the juice pack H2PRO meets [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Outdoor Gear
soto-pocket-torch

With the Soto PT-14SB Pocket Torch, you can transform a standard disposable lighter into a strong, wind-resistant burner with electronic ignition.  With the Soto enclosure, a lighter can produce a flame that reaches temperatures up to 2300oF (about 1300°C).  You'll be able to light stoves and lamps, solder metal, and melt snow with the torch.  Soto [...]

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castakite

Castakite is a specially designed fishing rod style reel device for flying kites. It's been invented, built and assembled here in the US by an avid fly fisherman, hence the design. It features an easy to use fishing reel style handle and rod that allows kite fliers old and new to cast their kite and [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News, Outdoor Gear

Henty Tube Backpack Review

Hentytube

Those that have read my previous bag posts will realize that my main love of bags centres around messenger style bags.  That was until I started bike riding.  While a messenger is fine for short-haul commutes, for me they're not stable or ergonomic enough for much longer rides.  As my fitness increases I find myself [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
multi-function-cooler-and-picnic-table-2

Summer's nearly here, and it's almost time to start planning picnics.  If you don't like sitting on the ground with the dirt and insects, you probably prefer going to places with picnic tables available, but with the Multi Function Rolling Cooler with Table and 2 Chairs, you can go anywhere and still enjoy using a [...]

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DSC_0005

Securing your bike when you’re out and about is perhaps the first thing a bike owner has to confront, once they’ve bought the bike and a helmet. As soon as you arrive at the post office, drugstore, or coffee shop on your first ride, you get off, and realize you’ll have to prevent someone else [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
Soocoo S60-1

Action cam is a term that has permeated the fabric of today's youth. With the popularity of GoPro cameras, the market has been flooded with a whole slew of new offerings to knock the leader of its perch. The Soocoo S 60 is a new contender and they have asked us at The Gadgeteer to [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
Pictures of a new product called Notch.  Notch is a hat thats has a notch cut out so that sunglasses fit comfortably within the brim of the hat. Product designer Paul Cunningham of Yuma, Arizona

I wear glasses daily (I can't wear contacts) and wear ballcap-style hats often, especially when outdoors. I sometimes wish I could pull my cap down lower over my eyes, but my glasses or shades get in the way. Notch must have been reading my mind, because their hats potentially solve this problem.  Founded by a U.S. [...]

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barebones-canyon-lantern-2

The Barebones Canyon Lantern has a retro style, but it's loaded with modern features.  The lantern has two 8W rechargeable lithium-ion batteries inside that are more resistant to cold weather than alkaline batteries.  It has a stainless steel, plastic, and rubber body and a handle that can be used to carry, to stand it on a [...]

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ATLeisure-solar-lighted-umbrella-2

If you're lucky enough to have a personal outdoor area to enjoy warm weather, check out this lighted umbrella for your patio table.  The ATLeisure 9' Easy Light Touch Solar Umbrella with 44 LEDs will fit in the umbrella holder made into most patio tables, or you can use it without a table if you purchase a [...]

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spot-connect-satellite-phone

Do you spend a lot of time in areas that lack cellular service?  If you do, you can supplement your cell phone with SPOT.  Anytime you find yourself in a remote (or not so remote) area without a usable cellular signal, you can pair your phone to the SPOT device via Bluetooth and "get connected to [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
havahart

I wish I would have known about the Havahart Spray Away Elite II before we ended up erecting an 8 foot tall fence around a 50 x 50 foot garden plot two years ago. Jeanne had tried several times to have a garden only to have it turn into a free salad bar for the [...]

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SunJack-LightStick-8

When I was a kid, I played Dungeons and Dragons.  My favorite character was a cleric named Becket.  Original, I know.  One of the spells I found most useful was Continual Light.  This created a very strong light source wherever the spell was cast.  I figured out a way to overcome the inherent limitations of [...]

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usb-touchlight

The USB Touchlight is a small pendant light that is powered by any USB power source, even a battery pack.  Turn the light on/off and toggle it through three lighting levels by pressing on the patent-pending lens.  You can hang it anywhere and use it indoors or outdoors.  The light is 114-132 lumens at 350 mA, [...]

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