Outdoor Gear

If you've been searching for a hands-free navigation tool, look no further than the M-9 Wrist Compass from Suunto. Suunto who are well known for their sports watches, dive computers, compasses, and other precision instruments, also make the M-9 Wrist Compass which features a glow in the dark dial, an accurate sapphire jeweled bearing and [...]

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The Grrowler from Rocky Mountain Underground is a collar for your pooch that has two extra functions. There's a zippered pocket that can be used to hold extra doggy waste bags and there's a roll out water bowl that can be used to keep your best friend hydrated while you're out on an epic hike. [...]

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I'm currently a fan of the "minimalist" movement---the "less is more" or "simpler is better" philosophy. One of the areas in which I've applied minimalism is in my footwear. I have a couple pairs of minimal shoes---some trail runners and some casual/dress shoes---that I enjoy wearing because I love the feel of the ground beneath my [...]

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I'm a weather nerd. It's not that I can name every type of cloud in the sky or that I know all about how weather systems work, but I like to keep an eye on the local weather and I even record it in my journal every day with hand drawn icons. Don't laugh, I [...]

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Now you can blend in with nature when you're out in the woods trying to capture footage of Sasquatch or rabbits. The WASPcam 9906 CAMO is an action camera with a camo patterned case. This camera has been designed to be waterproof down to 98 feet without needing a special case. The WASPcam also features [...]

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Do you feel that, "Pants pinch your jiblets and are clearly a sub-optimal part of any man's attire"? If so, you might want to check out Damn Near Kilt 'Em, producers and purveyors of---you guessed it---men's "sport utility kilts" since 2012. Damn Near Kilt 'Em's rugged, manly kilts are available in a variety of styles, sizes and [...]

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Just when I thought I'd seen every product for stashing survival items on one's person, I ran across TinderZIP by Exotac. It's a clever little product that not only is an easy-to-install replacement zipper pull, the cord portion also includes a waterproof flammable core that provides a 60 second burn time when lit to help [...]

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Ah, LEDs! The darlings of everyone from makers to artists to environmentalists. Low energy, low heat, long life, high output - what's not to like? So it hasn't surprised me that most of the battery-operated portable lights that have come across my desk in the last few years have used LEDs as a source. Most [...]

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Sumo Air review

Sumo, who are well known for their modern day bean bag furniture, has a new product that uses air instead of beans as a filler. The Sumo Air is a lounge chair that can easily go from the living room to the beach and even to the pool. Let's take a closer look. The Sumo Air [...]

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This attractive outdoor wall-mounted mosquito trap has been designed to attract and kill disease-carrying mosquitoes without using expensive propane refills or other chemicals. Instead, it uses a 3,000-hour rated UV fluorescent bulb that reacts with the titanium dioxide coating inside the trap to emit odorless carbon dioxide (the same gas we breathe out) to attract [...]

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It seems like every day we are hearing about more cases of the Zika virus here in the US. Zika is spread by mosquitos. And while all mosquito bites are annoying and give me the heebie jeebies, contracting the Zika virus is much scarier. It's true that it usually only causes mild flu like symptoms [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Health, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Gear

Whether you're camping in the woods or in the backyard by the fire, you don't want to lose your marshmallow roasting stick!  I remember as a kid, after an exhaustive search in the woods to find my perfect twig for roasting, I would eventually lose it only to find it later after it's on the [...]

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  If capturing virtual creatures around your town with the Pokémon Go app isn't your idea of a fun time, consider geocaching which is another outdoor hunting game. To play you'll need to use your smartphone or a GPS unit like the Magellan eXplorist GC which I'm going to tell you about today. The Magellan eXplorist GC is [...]

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Summer's here and the weather is perfect for going to the beach and taking a dip in the ocean. But ever since the 1975 movie "Jaws", the level of awareness for shark attacks has been heightened. While rare, shark attacks do happen and can be deadly. Recent data shows that shark attacks are on the rise. [...]

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BBQ masters with nocturnal grilling tendencies will no longer need to juggle a flashlight in one hand while flipping burgers with the other if they use the Grillight Grilling Spatula. Made of restaurant grade stainless steel, this two-in-one meat flipper is also a flashlight too. It features a bright high powered LED in the handle [...]

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