Outdoor Gear

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Tactacam Reveal X-Pro cellular trail camera review – Critters will smile and say cheese!

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REVIEW – I’ve been using security cameras inside and outside my house to monitor my property when I’m there and when I’m not there (if you want to know how I use traditional cameras, let me know). I have 12 wooded acres of property, I wonder what’s going on out there when I’m not looking… […]

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Kemimoto Classic Heated Vest review – Stay warm, just about anywhere!

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  REVIEW – When I was a kid, we planned a ski trip to the mountains of West Virginia.  The forecast was shaping up to be VERY cold, so my dad got me a pair of heated socks.  They were wool socks with a bunch of D batteries in a holder that strapped to your

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Flextail Max portable shower review – clean off, anywhere!

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REVIEW – It seems like most of the activities I’m involved with involve mud.  Caving, mountain biking, and  trail running can get you very dirty, often far from any “normal” places where you could clean up.  Additionally, you usually end up with muddy gear.  This leaves me with the option to drive home sweaty and

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WORX Nitro 40V Power Share 20-inch Snowblower review – Clears away snow in a jiffy!

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REVIEW – Some years ago, I had a snowblower with a gas engine of a similar size and shape to the Worx in this review. It was frequently frustrating and a pain in the patoot to start. The fuel smelled awful, stalled at the most inopportune times, and I damaged my rotator cuff trying to

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Saker multifunction mini chainsaw review – punches above its weight class

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REVIEW – If you have a house with trees and/or large shrubs, you know how much upkeep it can be to keep things properly trimmed. If you’re like us, you have been too busy and/or poor to tackle the pruning or hire someone to do it. The Saker multifunction mini chainsaw is exactly what we’ve

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Alloyman CS-BM11 Cordless Chain Saw review – Trimming and pruning has never been so effortless

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REVIEW – If you maintain a home, taming the onslaught of renegade flora can be challenging. Sometimes a full-size chainsaw is dramatic overkill. Having the right tools for the job makes all the difference. Make your pruning and trimming needs easy with Alloyman’s CS-BM11 Mini Cordless Chainsaw! What is it? The Alloyman CS-BM11 is a

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Tom Shoo Wood Stove and Titanium Pot review – Wood fired camp cooking is fun!

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REVIEW – Wood-fired “twig” stoves that work on the principle of wood gasification are all the rage right now in the “off-grid” community. The Tom Shoo stove and titanium pot represent a low-cost but very effective way to cook most things without using any electricity, propane, or gasoline. There are some tradeoffs, but with practice,

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Sainlogic electric mini chainsaw review – Go Leatherface on your trees with this chainsaw!

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REVIEW – I have 12 acres of mostly wooded property and that means there are always trees that need pruned and limbs that need to be disposed of. In the past, I’ve used a small handsaw to do this kind of work but when I was offered the Sainlogic electric mini chainsaw for review, I

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SAKOBS (GC1080) Pro Metal Detector review – Let’s go treasure hunting!

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REVIEW – Many years ago, my better half and I belonged to a treasure hunting club here in Southern Indiana. We each had a metal detector and liked to go to local parks to look for coins and other treasures. We even participated in some club events where dozens of people would hunt for buried

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Breeo Luxeve Smokeless Fire Pit and X Series Chair review – create your own backyard oasis

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REVIEW – 2023 has been a real year of progress for me in my quest to transform my backyard into an oasis for me and my family. This year I have managed to make several of my visions a reality including building planter beds and an Arbor all from my own design ideas. Then to

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Worx Nitro 40V Brushless 15″ Cordless String Trimmer review – Powerful pro-level performance

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REVIEW  – I reviewed the WORX 20″ cordless lawnmower back in 2019. It was the first electric-powered lawn tool I had ever used, and I’ll never go back to gas-powered alternatives. I’m happy to say that the lawnmower has proven to be durable and reliable, requiring minimal maintenance, with only the cutting blade needing replacement.

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Docusvect Folding Camping Chair with Canopy review – Keeping coolish in the Texas heat

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REVIEW – I think every review I have done lately has me mentioning how fricken fracking hot it has been in Texas lately.  Heat is something you learn to live with, and personally, I prefer the heat over cold any day.  You learn how to be smart in the heat and protect yourself from overheating. 

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