Outdoor Gear

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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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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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Outdoor Gear
glidergloves-3

I hate winter with a passion. I think snow is pretty to look at from inside a warm house, but I loathe being outdoors when the temperature drops to less than 40 degrees. I usually get my gloves out by the end of October so I can keep my hands warm when I'm going to and from work. Gloves [...]

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runbell

Did you have a bell on your bicycle when you were a kid? Now runners can use a similar device to herd pedestrians out of their way. The light weight Runbell is designed to wear on your index and middle fingers and features a spring-loaded striker that activates with flick of your thumb to produce a [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear
eddiebauer-microthermstormdownjacket_01

Living in the Midwest, we get more than our fair share of inclement weather. As I type this, in January, it is -8 F air temp with -27 F wind chill. Brisk, baby. Well, more like painful. I've tried many types of winter coats over the years, but I hadn't owned a "puffy" coat since I [...]

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solar-lid-light

Replace the lid of a normal Mason canning jar with a Solar Lid Light, and you'll have an emergency lantern you can use indoors or outdoors.  The lid has a water-resistant solar panel and rechargeable (and replaceable) batteries to power the bright LED lights.  They are available in either silver or rustic brown.  The Solar [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Outdoor Gear
revolve-chair-with-speakers

This is not the typical folding outdoor chair!  Although the rEvolve chair does fold up into a carry bag, that's where the similarities end with most outdoor chairs.  The rEvolve has a swivel base, so you can turn from side and side - even a full 3600 - and never miss the action of a game. [...]

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Do you find yourself having to constantly move the flashlight around when you're walking at night to see what's ahead and to make sure you're not going to trip over something?  With the Nightlighter Flashlight, you'll be able to light up both directions without moving your hand.  The Nightlighter looks about the size and shape of [...]

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colter-know-your-knots-bandana

Most everybody has used a bandana.  They are useful for many things - tying back your hair, tied around your head to act as a sweat catcher when you're working or playing hard outdoors, wrapping up things in your bag...  Now they can even serve as a reference guide.  The Know Your Knots Bandana from [...]

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nyne-aqua-07

Another Bluetooth speaker?  Been there, done that.  Waterproof?  Yawn.  Okay, how about one that floats?  If that caught your attention, check out the NYNE Aqua floating Bluetooth speaker. Connectivity:  Wireless Bluetooth Enabled and 3.5mm Aux-in Wireless Range:  33 feet or 10 meters Sound:  2.0 Stereo Channel Output Power:  2200 mA Rechargeable Battery with 10 hrs. [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
rechargeable-hand-warmer

If your hands are always cold as ice, you need one of these rechargeable hand warmers.  (My daughter needs one; her hands are always as cold as ice.)  Its lithium-ion battery charges from USB power, and then it can provide you with up to 6 hours of heat (up to a maximum of 130oF) to [...]

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BBQ Dragon review

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To me, nothing is better than freshly grilled meat and veggies at home during the warm (and cold) months. My boyfriend and I struggle to get our barbecue coals hot quickly using various tools, and have to wait well over 45 minutes for the coals to be ready.  I recently got the chance to review the BBQ [...]

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bushnell-mini-solarwrap

If you spend a lot of time outdoors, working or playing, you'll find the Bushnell Mini SolarWrap a useful product for keeping your phone charged.  The SolarWrap is 18.25" X 4.3", but it rolls up into a small cylinder only 1.25" in diameter to fit into your gear bag or pocket.  Unfurl it and hang [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Outdoor Gear
Malektronic-Rocket-Speaker

The Malektronic Rocket Speaker may look like a water bottle, but it's filled with a different kind of refreshment.  The Malektronic Rocket is a Bluetooth speaker that was created for outdoor activities.  It's drop-proof, dust-proof, and protected against splashing water from any angle.  It has a 6W speaker and a battery that provides 15+ hours of [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
fb-nano

   Do you have a bugout bag prepared for the zombocalypse or alien invasion? Every family has someone who is a hardcore doomsday prepper. While the rest of the family might roll their eyes, having a go bag or collection of gear for a potential emergency isn't a dumb idea. Tornado, ice storms and hurricanes [...]

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roboreel-2

Getting power from point A to point B when there's no electrical outlet on one end usually means that you have to employ the aid of an extension cord. I'm sure you probably have at least one orange extension cord in your garage or home. Long extension cords are obviously handy, but uncoiling and coiling [...]

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hookeze

Here's a little something for our gadget loving fisherman readers. It's the Hook-Eze and it claims to help you quickly and safely tie a fishing hook to your line without drawing any blood. It's a simple gadget invented by Ross Bain of Australia, that is basically a holder that snaps over the hook's barb so [...]

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lynxhooks

Bungee cables, I love them and I hate them. I remember using them all the time when I had a small pickup truck. I would use them to secure boxes in the back on trash day. Numerous times I was snapped by one of the cords when it slipped out of the hook while trying [...]

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