Outdoors

hookeze

Here's a little something for our gadget loving fisherman readers. It's the Hook-Eze and it claims to help you quickly and safely tie a fishing hook to your line without drawing any blood. It's a simple gadget invented by Ross Bain of Australia, that is basically a holder that snaps over the hook's barb so [...]

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Ever since my granddaughter visited Disney World, she's been asking when I was going to put "Fairy Lights"  in the trees around the house.  I've been able to deflect, usually with the promise of ice cream, but now I can answer her request using the Night Stars light.  Although my initial thoughts were "who needs [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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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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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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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
emitips

I don't know how the weather is in your part of the world right now, but here in southern Indiana, we're already having some sub 30 degree mornings.  That means glove weather for me. Regular gloves and smartphones with capacitive displays don't get along well together. I've reviewed a couple different capacitive friendly gloves in [...]

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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
power-pot

The PowerPot is a Kickstarter project that has already earned funding with 8 days to spare. What is it? It's a portable thermo electric generator. Take it camping, fill it with some water or food, place it on your  campfire and you've got instant power.  There are two versions: the PowerPot V and the PowerPot [...]

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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
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Fish Finders, to those who don't know, are these electronic mechanisms that either assist greatly in not having to stop by the fish shop on the way home or are a blasphemy on the sacrosanct sport of fishing. Depends on who you talk to. Electronic gardening equipment quite possibly could be seen in the same [...]

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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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dogbrella

If you have a dog, you have stood in the rain with him while he does his business. No big deal for you, if you have an umbrella, but what about Fido? If you want to avoid wet dog smell, get your pooch his own umbrella - the Dogbrella. It's a 29" diameter canopy (think [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Pet Gadgets
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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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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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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