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You can even cook in this emergency preparedness kit

on Friday, July 25th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

This survival kit is expensive, but it has 25 life-saving items inside a box that you can even use to cook in.  The SOLKOA Survival Kit for Best Made is stored in an 18.75-cubic inch box machined from a single block of aircraft grade 6061 aluminum.  The box can be used for cooking or for boiling drinking water.Read More…

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Wicked Lasers Flashtorch flashlight review

on Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

A couple of years ago (2012) I reviewed the Wicked Lasers Torch (see Other Articles to Read at end of post), touted at the time as “the most powerful handheld flashlight in the World”, and at a whopping 4100 lumens, it was wickedly bright, extremely hot, but sadly very utilitarian looking.  The designers at Wicked Lasers have recently introducedRead More…

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When they call this cooler The Coolest, they aren’t kidding around!

on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Picnic coolers are just simple insulated boxes that hold ice to keep your drinks and food cold, right?  Wrong!  This Kickstarter project for what has to be the most functional cooler ever just started on July 8, but already they have far exceeded their original goal of $50,000 by raising more than $4.5 million dollarsRead More…

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A picnic is in the bag with BuiltNY

on Monday, July 14th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

You’ve got the Matador blanket that fits in your pocket, so you’re ready for a picnic anytime.  All you need is the food, and you’ll be able to tote everything you need in this Convertible Insulated Picnic Basket Bag from BuiltNY.  The bag measures 16.5″ X 13.6″ X  10″, and it unzips to serve as your eatingRead More…

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FIREase IncinerGrate review

on Saturday, July 12th, 2014
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

We are fortunate to have access to a summer cabin on a lake and near the woods.  Every summer family members descend upon the “camp” and enjoy swimming, sailing, fishing and most importantly for the kids, roasting marshmallows over an open fire.  Because of this, the adults have become somewhat proficient in starting a campfire,Read More…

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Monitor your exposure to the sun and know when you should take cover with Sunscreen Bands

on Friday, July 11th, 2014

Slathering on sunscreen doesn’t make you impervious to the sun, it just extends your safe period in the sun by a bit.  Even reapplying sunscreen during the day only keeps you safe for so long before you need to get out of the sun to prevent damage.  You can use these Sunscreen Bands to monitorRead More…

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Turn your kettle grill into a pizza oven with the KettlePizza

on Monday, July 7th, 2014

Earlier this year, we told you about a wood-fired pizza oven for your backyard that promised to make great pizza but cost $2700.  You like pizza, but you don’t have that kind of cash to dedicate to a large piece of equipment that can only make pizzas, you say?  What about a piece of equipment thatRead More…

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Your keys won’t be swimming with the fishes with the WaterBuoy

on Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Summer means swimming, fishing, boating, and other water-related activities for many people.  It’s good, relaxing fun until you lose something overboard.  With the WaterBuoy, you won’t have to worry about losing your keys, fishing tackle, camera, or anything weighing under 2.2 pounds.  With the WaterBuoy attached, your dropped items will float to the surface withinRead More…

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Firefly turns wheelchairs into 3 wheeled “motorcycles”

on Friday, July 4th, 2014

Rio Mobility’s Firefly offers a new method of transportation for adults and children who are confined to a wheelchair but still have use of their hands and arms. The Firefly is an electric powered handcycle that straps to an existing wheelchair that doubles the speed and distance of conventional power wheelchairs. It’s fully adjustable forRead More…

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The new SCOTTeVEST protects your identity with RFID blocking

on Friday, July 4th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

If you’ve read The Gadgeteer for a while, you’ve surely seen a review of a SCOTTeVEST product.  Their clothing is designed to look sleek on the outside while storing a plethora of tech gadgets and the other gear you need for the day hidden in interior pockets.  Their new RFID Travel Vests are designed with theRead More…

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MBI HF flashlight review

on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

  I would think it is fair to say that we have done our fair share of flashlight reviews at The Gadgeteer. We get them in all shapes and sizes, so for me to do a review on one it has to be unique or have an unexpected feature. The MBI HF from Match BoxRead More…

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LazyBunz are water floats that let you sit upright

on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Summer activities often include spending time at the beach or lake enjoying the water. If you’re not a fan of inner tubes, swimming noodles, and life jackets as a way to float in the water, check out the LazyBunz water floats for adults. They are bright vinyl covered floats that are made in the USARead More…

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When is a flashlight not just a flashlight? When that flashlight is the new Capsule Task Light

on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

Now I know what you may be thinking, wow another flashlight and you may be right. The Capsule Task Light from Striker caught my eye not only for its design, but the accessories included with it. The Capsule Task Light operates on three standard AAA batteries, has an LED array that produces up to 60Read More…

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Cartegram is a global scavenger hunt game

on Monday, June 30th, 2014

Cartegram is a Kickstarter campaign for a scavenger hunt game that gets you off the couch and outside exploring your own town. Don’t worry, it’s not like geocaching where you have to use a GPS and sometimes cryptic clues to find the cache. Cartegram looks to be a significantly easier than that because everyone who plays will haveRead More…

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Be ready for a picnic in the park with a blanket you can carry in your pocket

on Monday, June 30th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Having a picnic in the grass, spending the day at the beach, going to a concert in the park, taking a long walk and deciding to sit in the shade and talk before heading home – all these things can involve you sitting in the grass, dirt, or sand.  Sometimes you might not mind gettingRead More…

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Build your fire in a back-to-the-future fire pit

on Monday, June 30th, 2014

I’ve had a life-long love of mid-century architecture and design.  We finally are living in a mid-century building, but it’s a condo building, so I’m not free to decorate the outside of my home.  In case you are lucky enough to have a fabulous atomic-age home with your own outdoor area, here’s the perfect fireRead More…

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Luci is a solar-powered LED lantern

on Monday, June 23rd, 2014

The folks at MPOWERD were inspired to create their LED lantern after the earthquake in 2010 left Haiti devastated and in the dark.  They developed Luci, a tiny but powerful solar-powered lantern that can provide light and safety to people worldwide.  You can keep one in your emergency preparedness kit or in your camping gear.Read More…

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It’s easy to score with Hat Trick BBQ tools

on Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Hockey season is over and you’re jonesing for some stick time, but the temperature outside could melt steel let alone your backyard ice rink. Hat Trick BBQ has the solution to get that stick back in your hands, or at least part of a hockey stick. Hat Trick BBQ has come up with a conceptRead More…

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#ad It’s time to char some meat with these BBQ gadget ideas from Faveable

on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

This Saturday is officially the first day of Summer and there are only a few days until the fourth of July, so you know what that means… it’s time to bust out the grill and get cooking. No matter if you have a crazy expensive gas grill with all the bells and whistles, or if youRead More…

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Your future will be bright with one of these 10 flashlights [sponsored post]

on Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Whether you’re camping out in the wilderness, scared of monsters under your bed or just need some help lighting the way when you take Fido out for his evening constitutional, a good flashlight is one tool that everyone needs at least one of. Today’s list from Faveable gives you 10 recommendations for flashlights that willRead More…

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Would you believe – bike fenders you can carry on a keychain?

on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

If you’re a bike commuter, you know how a sudden rainstorm can wreck your day.  If your bike doesn’t have a rear fender, you can end up with mud, water, or road grease sprayed up the back of your clothing – not how you want to show up for a meeting or your work day.Read More…

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You’ll be ready for a cookout anywhere with this portable grill

on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Summer’s here, and it’s time for camping, tailgating, and picnicking.  If you want to cook your food at your destination, you’ll have to hope there’s some sort of grill there or that open fires are allowed.  If you take along the Cookout Crusader Portable Grill, you won’t worry about the cooking situation.  The stainless steelRead More…

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Junior doesn’t get a completely free ride anymore!

on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

When you have a tiny child, you can choose from a variety of ways to “wear” your child for easy carrying while keeping your hands free.  Some choose to carry their very young child in a sling, others choose a product like a Baby Bjorn.  Once your child gets big enough to walk, you loseRead More…

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This Timbuk2 messenger has a cool surprise inside

on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News, Outdoor Gear

The Dolores Chiller Messenger 2014 is the latest of Timbuk2’s cooler bags.  Each year the bag’s colors are inspired by a different beer; this year’s yellow, black, and silver scheme is inspired by Japan’s Sapporo beer.  The bag has a TPU lining for “easy cleaning and keeping the elements out”.  It has the standard NapoleonRead More…

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Spin Chill turns a warm beverage into a cold beverage in only 60 seconds

on Friday, May 23rd, 2014

When you’re hot and thirsty, the first thing you think of that will fix the situation is a cold drink. Maybe an ice cold soda or a beer… But what if the only beverages available are at room temperature. Sure, you can pour them over ice, but that usually results in a watered down flavorless drinkRead More…