Outdoor Gear

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We have several wind chimes hanging from our front porch including the one shown in the image above. I love the relaxing sound of a wind chime as the breeze blows against it. But my wind chimes don't play a recognizable tune. They make more of a tinkling, pinging, dinging, and donging type of sound… Read More

Posted in: Bags, News, Outdoor Gear
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We get it. You don't like to be tethered to some workstation just to get through your daily workload. What if you could throw your office on your back, take your work with you and keep your mobile devices charged by harnessing the energy of that glowing ball of exploding gas in the sky? Enter… Read More

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The next time you go off the grid, consider taking a Renogy Phoenix solar powered generator. Housed in a briefcase sized package, the Phoenix converts the sun's rays into easy-to-use backup power for mobile devices, small appliances, laptops, lamps, and more. This lightweight battery backup system features two 10 watt monocrystalline solar panels and can… Read More

Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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LED Flashlights continue to multiply like Tribbles. The bright, clean light of an LED is so much better for working, wayfinding, or just searching under the bed between the dust bunnies for something dropped. Recently, we were offered a light from a new company for us, ThruNite. They have many different models to choose from and… Read More

Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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Back in 2012 I reviewed Wicked Lasers' first generation Torch and in 2014 their second generation more polished FlashTorch. Both touted at the time as “the most powerful handheld flashlight in the World” and at a whopping 4100 lumens, they were wickedly bright, extremely hot, but rather large.  The designers at Wicked Lasers have recently introduced a… Read More

Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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It's December, so that means that it's starting to get cold here in Southern Indiana. When the temperature dips to the low 40's and 30's (F), it means that it's time for me to pull out my gloves. But my gloves are not ordinary gloves. They are Mujjo Double Layered Touchscreen Gloves, which  have super… Read More

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I've always wanted to try a self-balancing scooter or hoverboard but I decided I valued unbroken bones and a bruise free body even more. But turning a hoverboard into a go-cart was just too fun to pass up. So when Jetson offered me their JetKart universal hoverboard accessory, I said let's do it! The Jetson… Read More

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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Back in September of 2015, I reviewed a pretty interesting take on the slingshot, The Pocket Shot. I thought The Pocket Shot was a good product not only for everyday adventure but also as a survival tool. I was aware of another add-on for The Pocket Shot that would allow you to shoot arrows using The… Read More

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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The Trucker's Friend is a tough, all-purpose tool that was designed for truckers, but it looks perfect for walker (zombie) head splitting, nail pulling, tree chopping, ice scraping, etc. This tool is made of heat treated steel with a shock absorbing fiberglass handle. It combines the essential functions of an axe, claw hammer, nail puller, crow bar… Read More

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Looking for a fun gift for the kids in your family? The Geospace Ski Skooter might be something they'll enjoy. The Ski Skooter looks like a snowboard but with a foldable handle. The handle allows kids to balance and steer the snowboard down slopes of snow, grass or sand. It also works like a scooter… Read More

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Let’s talk blowers. I know what you might be thinking—why would anyone bother reviewing a blower? They either work or not. That’s what I initially thought. EGO, a cordless outdoor power equipment maker, offered one of their products for review and I left it up to them to choose. Imagine my surprise—and disappointment—when I opened… Read More

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear
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Runners and others (walkers, cyclists, hikers and more) who like to to do their workouts in the wee hours of the morning or the late hours of the night will want to check out the Million Mile light from FlipBelt. This small clip-on wearable light will help keep runners visible to drivers without using batteries… Read More

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You'd never know it with this heat wave we're having in the south this week, but it's autumn now and time for sitting around a campfire or the fire pit in the backyard.  You'll be able to roast hot dogs or marshmallows without having to hunt for the perfect stick, and without worrying about splinters… Read More

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Ever found yourself in need of a quick hose-down but you're nowhere near a garden hose? I have. After obstacle course races, GORUCK Challenges and other outdoorsy, get-muddy style events or activities, it would be great to have a quick rinse, but I typically don't have the luxury of being near a water source. The RinseKit… Read More

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
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I've got a water bottle I've carried for about 5 years. I don't think I've biked anywhere without it since I bought my current bike. It's steel, has one of those pull-up spouts, and sweats worse than I do in our Southern humidity. So when the opportunity to test the AVEX thermal water bottle with… Read More