Outdoors

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
BlackDecker-PlantSmart-544px

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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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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
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
oregon-scientific-atc9k

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
stainless-steel-portable-grill

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
darwin-bbq_main

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
britta-solar-1

LEDs aren't just for flashlights in your pocket or lightbulbs in your home. They can also be an easy way to add some flare to your garden without having to run wires or even use electricity to power them. Today we are going to take a look at 3 different solar powered LED garden lights [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

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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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
ionic_clean_19

The HomeRight Iconic Clean Washing System is a large blue canister that takes your tap water and turns it into de-ionized (DI) water. The canister has a 20 foot hose with a soft bristle brush attached, and a three way (Off - Bypass - DI) switch on the end. You're supposed to be able to [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Miscellaneous, Reviews
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
magic-wheel

If skateboards, inline skates and bicycles no longer excite you, combine all their elements and check out the Magic One Wheel from Brando. I'd probably break my neck trying it out, but it looks like it would be a lot of fun. The price is a little spendy though at $222.00.

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altus-lumen-gre

AltusLumen has just launched their latest LED product: the LightGear Gre. It's an 18-in-1 LED light with built-in survival tools that make it handy for campers, hikers, travelers and other outdoor enthusiasts. The flashlight has 4 LEDs that output 80 lux. The tools include an aluminum whistle, a storage compartment for storing items like needles [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News