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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…


Brolly Umbrella – Send texts while singing in the rain

on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

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 asRead More…


Fish to be tied with the Fish Bone knotless gear tie

on Sunday, January 20th, 2013

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 smallRead More…


DeLorme inReach lets you go off the grid without going off the grid

on Friday, May 25th, 2012
Posted in: GPS, News, Outdoor Gear

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-riskRead More…


Icelett – Make Your Own Poopsicles

on Thursday, April 5th, 2012

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 activityRead More…


Skip the Gas with the OREGON PowerNow Battery Powered Chainsaw

on Sunday, September 18th, 2011
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

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 comeRead More…

WaveJet Powers Up Your Surfing

By: Brett Cooper
on Sunday, August 7th, 2011

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 poweredRead More…


Vanquish Hotdogs and Marshmallows with the BBQ Sword

on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

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 heavyRead More…


Just in Time for Spring: Glove Radar

By: cobinrox
on Monday, April 25th, 2011
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

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 GloveRadarRead More…


Bored with your spork? Get a foon instead.

on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

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.


Real time GPS for Alpine Skiers – Recon-Zeal Transcend Goggles

on Friday, October 1st, 2010
Posted in: GPS, News, Outdoor Gear

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 displayRead More…


Get Muddy with Oregon Scientific’s ATC9K HD All Terrain Video Camera

on Monday, August 2nd, 2010

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 130Read More…


Stainless Steel Notebook Grill

on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

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″ whenRead More…


Darwin BBQ – A Wearable Charcoal Grill

on Saturday, July 17th, 2010
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

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 forRead More…

Better than wearing a candle around your neck…

on Thursday, July 1st, 2010
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 bodyRead More…


A Sound System on Steroids – The Bosch Power Box 360

on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

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 weatherRead More…

The Vandal backpack by Mission Workshops.  The first, best and last backpack you will need.

Mission Workshop Vandal Backpack Review

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

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,Read More…


When is a lawnmower a gadget?

on Sunday, March 28th, 2010
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

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. TheyRead More…

These use LEDs for illumination

LED Sporting Goods

By: cobinrox
on Thursday, March 25th, 2010
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

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 ofRead More…


Vibram FiveFingers – A Glove for the Foot

By: cobinrox
on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

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 opinionRead More…

Wearable Hummingbird Feeder

on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you have ever wanted to get up close and personal with a hummingbird, you now have your chance with the Wearable Hummingbird Feeder from It’s a head mounted face shield with a feeding tube built into the forehead of the mask. The mask and helmet are painted Red to attract the hummingbirds, whileRead More…


Set your grill on fire with a rifle or a fishing pole – No lie

on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

You really gotta love our redneck brothers and sisters and all their wacky gadgets. Case in point: 14.5 inch long butane backyard BBQ lighters shaped to look like a rifle or a fishing pole. I guess you have to love Nascar racin and possum huntin to figure this un out. Get one now for $9.99Read More…


Find buried treasure with your feet – Metal detecting sandals

on Friday, August 14th, 2009
Posted in: Travel Gear

I used to be into metal detecting aka TH’ing (treasure hunting) a bazillion years ago. I still have two detectors around here somewhere. I couldn’t help but do a double take when I saw these metal detecting sandals from Hammacher Schlemmer that come in sizes for men and women. The right sandal has a builtRead More…


Stay cool (and slightly damp) with the MistyMate

on Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Summer + Outdoors = Fun, but Summer + Outdoors + Heat = Sweat and no one likes to sweat. Take the sweat out of the equation with a MistyMate personal mister. This micro misting device holds 24 oz of liquid and requires no batteries to operate. Just pump it up by hand to pressurize itRead More…