Gear

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Spartan Harsey Folder 4.25″ S35VN Steel knife review

I have had many pocket knives over the years, from the first one I received as a cub scout to various sized and shaped ones I have strategically place throughout my world today. I have them stashed in my cars, desks, tool bag, EDC gear, etc. They are a very useful tool to have around without …

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Contigo Randolph stainless steel travel mug review

Before I review any gadget, I need my cup o’ Joe. There’s nothing like a piping hot cup of coffee to get the creative juices flowing. So it’s particularly fitting that I have the opportunity to review the Contigo Randolph stainless steel travel mug. While most travel mugs are tumblers without handles, the Randolph mug …

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Julie’s gadget diary – January 2016 EDC update

I was brainstorming for article ideas yesterday, when I realized that I haven’t posted an EDC update in almost year.  It’s time to remedy that situation! This will be part one of my EDC update as I audit what I carry each day and decide if there are items that I can drop and items that …

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Turn your existing water bottle into an EDC gear holder

If I can find one product that can do five things, the minimalist in me will choose it over five separate products that can only do one thing each. That’s why the Kickstarter project for the PACE lid caught my eye. The PACE lid replaces the existing lid of wide mouth Nalgene, MSR, and Klean …

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Always be prepared with the Readyman Wilderness Survival Card

As many of you may know, I am a sucker for card size tools. I have reviewed and posted news stories on several throughout my years with The Gadgeteer, so it takes something a little different to catch my eye. The Readyman Wilderness Survival Card is that product. The Readyman Wilderness Survival Card is a …

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ZeroHour Relic XR tactical flashlight review

A year ago I reviewed the Zerohour XD tactical flashlight and closed by saying that it was probably the last flashlight I’d ever purchase.  Well, the folks at Zerohour haven’t been standing still and have recently introduced the little brother to the XD and I may have to eat my words.  I’ll give it a …

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Alpenlore belts pack a lot of survival gear

Preparedness seems to be on the minds and hearts of an increasing number of folks these days. Whether you are a “prepper” getting ready for the doomsday scenario, a back-country hiker or a suburban warrior, an entire industry has been built around survival and preparedness. It’s not always easy to carry survival gear with us, …

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Gatekeeper Al & Ti Carabiner review

The Gatekeeper carabiner is currently a Kickstarter campaign aiming to raise $25,000 in funding. And while it does not require a battery, plug, cord, etc…it definitely qualifies as an interestingly designed gadget. It is a finely machined accessory engineered to securely clip your keys, tiny flashlight, micro tool, etc to your belt-loop or gear bag.

Life-Saved Sunblock Umbrella offers layers of safety

The Life-Saved Sunblock Umbrella could save your life. The Life-Saved Sunblock Umbrella features a new coating technology and a sunblock surface to shield you from rain and sun. In an emergency, though, you can use the umbrella handle as a hammer to break a car window and as a seat-belt cutter to help you get …

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Reduce the number of keys you need to carry with these locks

The Keyport Slide 2.0 already reduces the size of your keychain, but adding these Bolt locks will further reduce the number of keys you need to carry.  Each Bolt lock can be keyed to your car’s key, so you can unlock all your Bolt locks with that single key.  You program the lock by inserting …

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This TripleLite flashlight illuminates a greater area than any other flashlight on the market

Why use a flashlight that only lights a small circular area in front of you (top right image) when you could light up a full 180o around you (bottom right image)?  The TripleLite 180o Flashlight uses “patented technology and a Smart Widescreen LED Arrangement” to light a bigger, brighter area than standard flashlights can.  It has three …

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Comfortable, pickpocket-resistant pants for work or travel

These slacks from Bluff Works can be worn at work or on your day off, and they offer special, secure pockets to protect your gear when you travel.  They have a couple of hidden zippered pockets – one in front to hold a passport and one in the back that can hold an oversized travel …

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Attach a patch with PatchPALS

I’m a big fan of rucks (AKA backpacks), bags, pouches and other gear that utilizes webbing for customized, modular attachment. And since I’m also a big fan of Velcro-backed morale patches, PatchPALS by RuckWorks caught my eye. Elegant in its simplicity but clever in its function, it’s basically a strip of Velcro with four wing-like tabs …

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