Outdoor Gear

One of my favorite vacation activities is reading a good book at the beach. Our usual destination is Sanibel Island, Florida at Ocean's Reach condos where we usually carry chairs and an umbrella down to the beach so we can relax in the shade which is important if your method of reading is an iPad… Read More

The dog days of summer are upon us. That means if you're a kid, it's time to get outdoors and have some fun before the summer ends and it's time to go back to school and if you're an adult, it's time to relax and act like a kid. Here are 5 gadgets that can… Read More

Pre-loaded with more than 117,000 trails and landmarks, the Magellan eXplorist TRX7 CS is an all in one GPS turn by turn navigation system that can take you off the beaten path and back home again without getting lost. The eXplorist TRX7 is shock resistant and IP67 dust and waterproof. It includes a 7-inch touchscreen… Read More

Survival tools run the gamut from a pocket knife to axes and even beyond. I don't know if there is any real definition of what a survival tool is, so I guess it comes down to what an individual would consider to be a survival tool. With that in mind Off Grid Tools has offered… Read More

Do you carry a compact umbrella with you for rainy days? I have one in my drawer at my day job and one in the glove compartment of my car just so I have all my bases covered. The overall design of compact umbrellas hasn't changed much over the years unless you include the button… Read More

The Pocket Shot Slingshot is an innovative, modern take on the classic slingshot design. With the addition of the Pocket Hammer handle and Arrow Cap, this reimagining of the classic Y-shaped slingshot, a circular design which replaces strong rubber bands with an elastic pouch, is incredibly effective and so much fun to use. The original… Read More

According to DynaTrap, size matters. DynaTrap engineers produce pesticide free mosquitoes killers of various shapes and sizes. The DT2000XL is the biggest, baddest insect trap in their lineup. The DynaTrap DT2000XL Insect Trap attracts and kills mosquitoes and other flying insects across 1 acre. And while here in Washington State, we do not get mosquitoes… Read More

Fisherman are well known for exaggerating the truth when they telling stories about their fishing adventures, so help make their next fishing story the most epic story ever with the Radio Ranger RC Fishing Boat from Fish Fun Co. It might look like an ordinary radio remote controlled boat, but it can pull in fish up to… Read More

How many times have you refilled the gas tank on your lawn mower, weed eater, blower, chainsaw, etc. only to have it overflow and make a mess? I can't count the number of times that I've done that and ended up with gas on my shoes, hands, and the ground. The problem is that traditional… Read More

After what seemed like an endless winter, including a late-season snowstorm that dumped a foot and a half of snow, we're finally starting to see some decent weather. And all that sun and warmth has put one thing on my mind... long hikes on one of the many trails in the area. One of the… Read More

The weather is warming up and that means sun, fun and grilling season. This year Traeger wants to make your grilling and smoking even easier. With their new Timberline 850 and 1300 model grills they're introducing WiFIRE control. With WiFIRE you can control your Timberline grill from your phone. So you can adjust your grill… Read More

Since I began participating in (and actually completing) GORUCK Challenges back in 2014, I've thought a lot more about headlamps than I ever thought I'd think about headlamps. I have one that I have worn for thirteen GORUCK events and for tasks around the house, and it has performed fairly well for me, but it's starting to… Read More

I have been a sportster/athlete most of my life, enjoying tennis, running, karate, basketball, etc. When I was younger, I did a poor job of drinking enough water to stay hydrated. Horribly so, but youth allowed me to power thru 99% of the time. As I have gotten older, I do a much better job… Read More

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

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