Matt Sailors

I am a husband, father, and scouter. As the son of a farm-boy turned professional engineer and a chemical laboratory technician, I was thrust into the world of gadgets at an early age. I am biomedical engineer and a health informaticist specializing in data and information modeling, clinical decision support, and information quality. I am a life-long maker, a aficionado of 24-hour timepieces, a collector of pre-Golden Age and Golden Age science fiction, and a proud adult LEGO enthusiast.

Rescue GoCLIP Yellow Jacket and Mosquito Repellent review

REVIEW – When enjoying the outdoors it is almost inevitable that you will have to deal with the biting and stinging pests with whom we share the outdoors. There are many options that may be tried to combat these flying and crawling menaces, but they all have their disadvantages. The Mosquito GoCLIP and Yellowjacket Repellent …

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Potensic AW30 (Navigator III) Drone with Camera review

REVIEW – I have been casually shopping for an entry-level camera-equipped quad-copter drone for a year or so. The opportunity to test drive the Potensic AW30 (Navigator III) came at a good time as my sons have recently expressed interest in camera-carrying drones as well. Let’s hope the AW30 fills our needs for a trainer …

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Just do it with your own style – Nike Metcon XD Patch trainers

NEWS – Nike’s updated Metcon XD Patch trainers are an update to Nike’s line of Metcon training shoes. They combine the proven construction of the rest of the Metcon line with an updated 3D print upper designed to improve durability. The inegrated Flywire cables lock your feet in place for improved fit during training. These …

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Get it all together, organized, and take it with you with the YETI Loadout GoBox 30

NEWS – It is no go getting to your destination and find that your gear, paperwork, life savings, etc. has been damaged or lost due to a poorly-constructed or built storage box. To date, your best option for a rugged, waterproof case for your gear has been Pelican cases, but there is a new contender …

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Lexip Mo42 Ceramic Glide Feet review

REVIEW – While I’m a HUGE fan of the Trackpoint navigation device–to the point of not buying laptops without it and having used TrackPoint-equiped keyboards for the past 25 years, navigating 2K and 4K displays using a TrackPoint is an exercise in frustration and loss of patience, and I’ve resorted to using a mouse when …

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SureFire FURY IntelliBeam™ Auto-Adjusting Dual Fuel LED Flashlight

NEWS – SureFire has added to their already impressive lineup of tactical and rugged use flashlights with the Fury Intellibeam™ flashlight. The Fury IntelliBeam builds upon the automatically adjusting light output of the previous Fury models and increases the maximum output to 1500 lumens.  The IntelliBeam system automatically adjusts the light output to the needs …

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Bionik TV LYNX Nintendo Switch portable connect and charge kit review

REVIEW – One of the most frustrating things about the Nintendo Switch is the need to carry a dock around if you want to both charge the switch and use an external display. The Bionik Lynx for the Nintendo Switch is a compact solution to this problem. What is it? The Bionik Lynx for the …

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Arcanus 55 Private Wealth Safe review

REVIEW – The Arcanus 55 Personal Wealth Safe (a.k.a. Privacy Paranoid Vault) is a combination of a sophisticated, encrypted 16 GB USB drive and a rugged, waterproof, electronically isolated vault designed to protect the USB drive and other small items. What is it? The Arcanus 55 Personal Wealth Safe (a.k.a. Privacy Paranoid Vault) is a …

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RZMask M2 reusable air filtration mask review

REVIEW – One of my ongoing quests has been to find a air filtration mask for routine home improvement / hobby activities. I have several criteria, including easy to use comfortable effective versatile cost-efficient don’t cause my glasses to fog up My specific use cases are filtering dust from machining wood, outdoor spray painting, clearing …

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Thyrm PyroVault Lighter Armor review

REVIEW – The Thyrm PyroVault Lighter Armor does what it says on the tin. The PyroVault is a rugged housing that accepts most Zippo-style inserts (either liquid fuel or butane). What is it? The Thyrm PryoVault is a ruggedized weather-resistant case for liquid and butane fueled Zippo®-compatible lighter inserts. What’s in the box? The PyroVault …

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Thyrm CellVault and CellVault XL waterproof attachable gear storage review

REVIEW – As most active outdoor enthusiasts know, many of our personal lighting solutions still rely on replaceable or swappable batteries. These battery-hungry lights always seem to run out of power at the most inopportune times. The Thyrm CellVault and CellVault XL offer a solution to carrying and keeping your batteries dry. After having my …

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Up-armor your lighter with the Thyrm PyroVault Lighter Armor

NEWS – The Thyrm PyroVault Lighter Armor does what it says on the tin. The PyroVault is a rugged housing that accepts most Zippo-style inserts (either liquid fuel or butane). The PyroVault is constructed from rugged, heat-resistant, reinforced polymer with an o-ring seal. The seal works to keep dirt and moisture out of the lighter …

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The Trayvax Trek Field Knife is an elegant knife for a more civilized age

NEWS – Trayvax, a purveyor of extraordinary wallets, belts, and other accessories, has recently opened a Kickstarter project for their newest creation, the Trek Field Knife. The Trek Field Knife is a unusual beast in that it is CNC milled from a high-quality stainless steel blank rather than being stamped, cut, or forged from raw …

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