Camping

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With the Camco "Big Red Campfire" Propane Camp Fire, you can have a fire without having to gather firewood first.  It uses standard LP gas and has a built-in gas regulator with a 10-ft hose.  Camco says the "realistic log pieces and full ring burner help create the natural look and ambiance of wood log [...]

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These tent stakes are made of 6000 series aluminum, so they are built to last.  The UCO StakeLights also have an LED light that marks the perimeter of your tent with light and makes the location of the guy lines clearly visible.  The LED is encased in a highly water-resistant TPE housing (IPX 6), and it uses [...]

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nokero-solar-bulb-2

I don't know if this is the world's only solar light bulb, but the Nokero Solar Light Bulb certainly looks useful for off-grid situations.  It charges its AA-sized NiMH batteries with a high-efficiency solar panel, and it can provide 6+ hours of 13.5 lumens of light from its four LEDs.  The bulb has a shatter-resistant polycarbonate globe, [...]

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rightline-gear-truck-tents-2

Well, the title says it all.  This Rightline Gear tent is bottomless, so you can set it up without emptying the bed of the truck.  It's made of gray and orange water-resistant polyester fabric with tape-sealed seams (PU 2000mm), and it has fiberglass poles.  It has two gear pockets, a lantern hanging hook, glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls, [...]

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primal-bow2

Whether you're preparing for the apocalypse, want to become the next Katniss Everdeen, rob from the rich like Robin Hood or just enjoy shooting arrows with a bow, the Compact Folding Survival Bow is a bow that takes up very little space when it's not in use. Folded down it's only 23" long x 1.5 [...]

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The next time I go camping will be never, but if you love that activity, the Buck Knives 941 Travelmate kit is a nifty addition you should consider adding to your camping kitchen gear. It packs a knife, fork and other tools in a convenient sheath that even prevents the spread of bacteria. Let's take a [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
slidebelts-survivalbelt

I've watched the TV show Survivorman enough to know that in a survival situation, sometimes having the right tool can mean the difference between life and death. The folks at SlideBelts know this too. They took their already innovative no-hole belt design and are amping it up with new survival-type features in a crowdfunded Kickstarter campaign. In addition to [...]

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I just finished reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed, a book about a woman who hiked the PCT (Pacific Coast Trail) all by herself. It made me wish I could do something like that. But the problem is that my idea of camping is sitting on my front porch in my pajamas while surfing my favorite [...]

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flint-laces

How many times has this happened to you? You're hiking the Appalachian Trail and are ready to make camp for the night only to discover that your matches are soggy, your lighter is out of fluid and you've lost your firesteel. Now you can't make a fire to toast your marshmallows! What will you do? [...]

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picnic-time-reflex-travel-couch-2

It hardly seems possible, but it's only a few weeks until my daughter leaves for college - and that means football and tailgating season isn't far behind.  And of course, it's still summer, so it's still camping season.  Why should you have to rough it while participating in either outdoor activity when you can take [...]

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the-coolest-cooler-2

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 dollars [...]

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cookout-crusader-portable-grill

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 steel [...]

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Winter is gone and that means it's time to get outdoors and fire up the grill for some burgers and hotdogs. I'm not sure about you, but it always makes me a little queasy when I have to squirt lighter fluid on charcoal. I know most of it burns away once the charcoal comes up [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Outdoor Gear
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The Bang Bang Solar Tent incorporates a solar charging panel so you can keep your devices charged in the great outdoors.  After all, you don't want to rough it too much!  The 5W solar panel charges a lithium storage battery, which can then be used to charge phones, cameras, LED lights, and other low-voltage devices. [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Outdoor Gear
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So you're out in the wilderness, Les Stroud style, and you need a fire.  Stat.  You would have bought a lighter but they didn''t allow them on the plane.  Fortunately, you remembered to pack your Pilot Slider USB Rechargeable Lighter!  Available for $19.99 at ThinkGeek, $11.99 at Amazon and reportedly (from reviews) for less than [...]

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outdooradv

A good match kit, compass and pocket knife should be at the top of your check list for any outdoor adventures you may be planning. Our friends at Faveable have compiled one such list with a good option for each of these product categories. UCO Stormproof Match Kit: If you're planning to do some camping [...]

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two-person-camping-bed-2

This looks dangerous, but I suppose having stacking cots could save room inside a cramped tent.  The Two Person Portable Camping Bunk Bed has "sturdy steel construction bars" and a sleeping surface, made of heavy-duty, washable, mildew-resistant 600D polyester, that's wider than most camping cots.  It says it sleeps two adults, with a weight limit of [...]

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coleman-fold-n-go-stove

If you like camping without roughing it too much, you probably like a stove to cook your meals.  You probably don't want anything too heavy, because you have to carry it to the camp site.  The Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Fold N Go 2-Burner Stove gives you a spacious cooking surface in a package that folds up smaller [...]

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Today I want to announce our partnership with a new site called Faveable. Faveable is similar to Pinterest, but has its main focus on the coolest gadgets and "guy stuff" from across the web. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we'll be bring you a short article like this one. The leading introductory post today is a [...]

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bigbangtents

The next time you decide to go camping, consider a tent from UK based Big Bang Tents. Not only are these tents available in a variety of colorful patterns that are perfect for festivals, they also feature a 5w solar panel, lithium solar storage bank and mobile phone/USB charging adaptors for charging many of your [...]

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