Outdoors

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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
brolly

Here's an umbrella for those of you that won't stop texting even long enough to get in from rain... The Brolly Umbrella looks and works like a standard compact umbrella, but the ergonomic handle has 4 finger holes. These rubber lined holes provide a more comfortable grip and allow you to hold your phone as [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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Are you a paracord junkie? Do you like to use paracord for any and all situations possible? Do you find after knotting paracord, it is next to impossible to get unknotted? Well folks, knot no more with the Fish Bone Knotless Gear Tie, a KickStarter project by Brent Garcia. The Fish Bone is a small [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear
delorme-inreach

The DeLorme inReach is the first affordable 2-way Satellite Communicator on the market. When you go camping, boating or traveling, you may think your cell phone will be there for you to get you out of an emergency situation. But only 10% of the world actually has cell phone coverage. Designed for remote or high-risk [...]

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Posted in: GPS, News, Outdoor Gear
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Finnish company Biolan specialises in ecological farming and green area management as well as environmental products. The Icelett is a dry toilet that does not require water, sewer, or a ventilation pipe, and is easy to install anywhere.  The difference:  the Icelett freezes your waste to -15 degrees Centigrade, which inhibits and stops the activity [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear
oregon-chainsaw

I live in the woods of Southern Indiana and often find that I need to trim low hanging limbs on the trees in my yard. I've resorted to using a saw before, but most of the time, we'll wait till we have a lot of limbs to trim and will ask Jeanne's brother to come [...]

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While in San Diego this past week I saw surfing at its best. Many surfers were trying to reach the big waves and getting tired paddling out only to miss the perfect wave. These days, technology is going to give some lucky surfers an edge thanks to WaveJet - one of the first jet powered [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear
bbq-sword

I'm not sure if it's due to the fact that I've been watching Game of Thrones on HBO, but I couldn't help but smile when I saw the Swashbuckling BBQ Sword on ThinkGeek. This cleverly shaped cooking skewer will be the envy of your buddies at your next cookout. It's 19" long, made of heavy [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Outdoor Gear
gloveradar

This looks kind of cool for us sedentary office nerds whose only social interaction is on a company-sponsored softball team that is run by the jocks of the company and only allow nerds to play catcher or left field or some other innocuous invisible position and . . .   oops, sorry TMI. Anyway, the GloveRadar [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
gsi-foon

Spice up your next camping trip with the GSI Outdoors telescoping ultralight foon. It's a combination spoon and fork made of Lexan polycarbonate resin that goes from 5.75 inches to 4 inches long with a flick of the thumb. It's available in several colors and can be found for $1.75 at Sierra Trading Post.

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
gps-goggles

My idea of a perfect cold activity is to stay INSIDE where it is warm, curl up on the couch and read a good book. If you are prefer a more extreme activities like alpine sking or snow boarding, you might like to check out the Recon-Zeal Transcend goggles. These are the world's first googles with a built in GPS enabled  head-mounted display [...]

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Posted in: GPS, News, Outdoor Gear
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You can get extreme with Oregon Scientific's new HD all terrain video camera. The ATC9K can go with you skydiving to suba diving. It's an easy-to-use, waterproof and shock-resistant camera that can be strapped to a helmet, handlebars, surfboard, or snowboard. It features 1080p HD video, shoots up to 60 frames per second, has 130 [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Camera Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
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The A+R Store has a portable grill that will make camping and picnicking more convenient this summer.  The Stainless Steel Notebook Grill has a stainless surface with a waterproof finish.  It has a 250 square-inch cooking surface on a stainless steel grate.  It has cut-out handles for easy carrying.  It's 21" X 19" X 1" when [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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Ok, you don't wear it while you're grilling... That would just be crazy ;) What we have here is the Darwin BBQ. It's an all steel constructed charcoal grill that folds up into a nice little package for easy storage and portability. It looks like it could be the perfect companion on a camping trip [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

The eco-friendly citronella oil mosquito repellent wristband from SourceSquare contains no DEET. It uses 100% natural Citronella oil, which is non-toxic and is safe to use by small children. These adjustable bracelets claim to be effective for up to 240 hours. I'm wondering if they just repel mosquitoes from your wrist or your whole body [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
bosch

Built for the job / construction site, the Bosch Power Box 360 is one tough radio / sound system. It was first introduced in 2004, but has been updated with two new models that retain the signature roll-cage design. Both have a 5 speaker design with an integrated sub woofer. They have a special weather [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
The Vandal backpack by Mission Workshops.  The first, best and last backpack you will need.

There are backpacks and then there are BACKPACKS.  I love backpacks, always have.  I’m the ultimate Bag Lady in that I just love all kinds of bags.  I’m not “fashionista” in that I carry around a Coach bag with all the Cs all over it or a Louis Vuitton with the tapestry logo.  No. Seriously, [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Laptops and Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
neuton-duracell

When it's a Duracell-Powered Neuton mower which can be charged on only 10 cents worth of electricity. Neuton's are the quietest lawn mowers available and are powered by a rechargeable 24 or 36-Volt Duracell battery so they don’t require gas or oil, which means no more messy, smelly stuff on your hands and clothes. They [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

LED Sporting Goods

These use LEDs for illumination

What could be more fun than smacking a birdie into your friend's eyeball or dropping a horseshoe on your foot? Doing it in the dark!  Finally it looks like manufacturers have begun to put some good use to LED lights.  These two implementations, from Impact, look pretty cool and there are other such types of [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, News
vibramfivefingers

One of the interesting purposes of the Vibram FiveFinger foot glove (floove?) is to allow the user to walk or run shoeless yet avoid toe hazards such as rocks, glass, thistles and other callous-causing objects.  There are several different models designed for various activities including running, hiking, and kayaking. Some people are of the opinion [...]

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