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Never trip over your tent’s guy lines at night again

on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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 usesRead More…

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The Nokero bulb is the “world’s only solar light bulb”

on Monday, September 15th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

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,Read More…

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If you own a pickup truck, you’ll have a dry, covered place to sleep in case of emergency with this Rightline Gear tent

on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Posted in: Car Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

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,Read More…

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Be ready for zombies or the hunger games with this folding bow

on Saturday, August 30th, 2014

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 1.5Read More…

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Buck Knives 941 Travelmate Kit review

on Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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 aRead More…

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Stay alive and pop open a brew with SlideBelts Survival Belt

on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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 toRead More…

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VSSL – Survival kit in a tube

on Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

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 favoriteRead More…

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Make a campfire with your shoe laces

on Friday, August 15th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

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?Read More…

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Tailgate or camp with the comforts of home

on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

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 takeRead 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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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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Serious about grilling? The Airlighter will have charcoal ready in 5 mins without lighter fluid

on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

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 upRead More…

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Charge your devices while you recharge yourself in the great outdoors

on Monday, April 21st, 2014

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.Read More…

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A lighter for computer geeks – Pilot Slider USB Rechargeable Lighter

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

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 thanRead More…

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#ad Faveable shares essential tools for your outdoor adventure

on Monday, March 24th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

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 campingRead More…

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These camping cots let you “rack ‘em and stack ‘em”

on Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

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 ofRead More…

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The comforts of home – without breaking your back

on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

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 smallerRead More…

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#ad Faveable – a new site for men to discover cool stuff

on Monday, February 10th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

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 aRead More…

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Big Bang Tents will protect you from nature while you sleep and charge your gadgets

on Saturday, January 18th, 2014

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 yourRead More…

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The PowerPot V review

on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

There are lots of people like me that like to bring gadgets with them while camping.  Although I try to disconnect a bit, it’s nice to bring my cell phone and a few battery packs with me.  Wouldn’t it be great to to use an item to charge my mobile devices while I cook atRead More…

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Folding Firebox Nano is a camping stove small enough to fit in your shirt pocket

on Saturday, October 12th, 2013
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

The Folding Firebox Nano is a 3″ stainless steel camp stove that when folded, will fit in your pocket. It weighs in at less than 6 ounces (170 grams) and is about .25 inches thick when collapsed. It doesn’t requires any assembly or tools to set it up. Just unfold, add sticks, twigs or aRead More…

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A compact, multi-purpose cooking pot and kettle from the makers of the BioLite CampStove

on Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

BioLite, the same company that brought us the CampStove, is now offering an accessory that serves two functions.  The KettlePot is made of thin stainless steel, so it’s more durable than aluminum pots and easier to clean without worrying about scrubbing off the coating.  It comes with a BPA-free plastic kettle top with a siliconeRead More…

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Carry an ultralight camping stove in your backpack

on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

If open fires aren’t allowed where you camp, you’ll need some sort of stove to prepare your food.  The Ultralight Backpacking Canister Camp Stove with Piezo Ignition, plus a canister of gas, is all you’ll need for cooking.  The stove itself folds up into a small package, as seen in the upper left and right images.Read More…

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Go camping in an inflatable geodesic dome

on Friday, July 5th, 2013
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Geodesic domes have been used for everything from playground climbing equipment to homes, and now you can camp in one.  The Cave from Heimplanet doesn’t use poles, but instead uses inflatable tubes from which you suspend the tent.  It’s big enough to sleep 2-3 people, and it has storage pockets built in to help holdRead More…

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Skip the Plastic Forks and Carry a Sigg Outdoor Cutlery Knife Instead

on Sunday, July 29th, 2012

The Sigg Outdoor Cutlery Knife is a stainless steel pocket knife style tool that features 3 eating utensils: a fork, a knife and a spoon. Protected by a nylon pouch with a handy belt loop, this multi-tool makes sure that you always have the right gear at hand for outdoor chow sessions and office lunches.Read More…