Outdoor Gear

News, reviews and articles about outdoor gear and accessories.

Winter is coming, so make it fun with these snow molds!

NEWS – This past weekend, we had our first snowfall. Granted it only stuck around for about an hour before it melted, but it’s definitely starting to feel like winter here even though it won’t officially be winter for another month. When I was a kid, we would go out and make snowmen and snow angels. …

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BioLite CampStove Complete Cook Kit review

REVIEW – I’ve been watching the CampStove products from BioLite since they were first introduced in 2012. I was enamored by the concept of charging a device using only wood fuel. When an opportunity to test the latest BioLite CampStove Complete Cook Kit came along, I was absolutely delighted to try it out. What is …

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The Adventure Mate 5-in-1 multi-tool is back to make your outdoor adventures epic

NEWS – In 2017 I first reported about the Adventure Mate 5-in-1 camping multi-tool and now it’s 2021 and they are back with an updated version. Made in the USA, version 2 of the Adventure Mate is an obvious step up from a swiss-army knife or Leatherman tool when it comes to multi-tools for outdoor …

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Here’s a multi-tool that you can use to build a shelter and the furniture for it!

NEWS – Have you ever seen a tool like this one? Me neither which is why I thought it was interesting when I stumbled upon it during one of my recent multi-tool hunting surf sessions. This tool from Weyland is called a scotch eye auger drill. With this carbon steel tool, you can quickly drill …

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Hiker Garden 10 person tent review – spacious and sturdy all weather tent

REVIEW – I’ve used quite a few tents in my days, from tiny to huge and cheap to mid-range/name brand. In fact, some of my earliest memories of camping are of my father connecting separated pole segments for a big canvas tent that was leaky and heavy and took nearly an hour to set up …

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Greenworks 24V 12-inch string trimmer / edger review

REVIEW – A reliable string trimmer is an indispensable tool for yard work.  However, gas models are loud and create noxious fumes, and corded electric units are inconvenient. The Greenworks 24V 12-inch string trimmer with edger mode is a lightweight, feature-rich, battery-powered tool. I have one to review. Read on to see what I think! …

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Here is the folding lantern that you’ll want for your next camping adventure

NEWS – The Helix Backcountry lanterns from Princeton Tec have a unique design that allows them to fold down to a much smaller size when they are not in use. There are 4 different models of the Helix lanterns available including one that is USB rechargeable and can be controlled via Bluetooth. The lanterns have …

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Orbit B-hyve XD Hose Faucet Timer review

REVIEW – This has been the first summer in my new home, and I have been able to enjoy several outdoor activities including gardening with my wife. She is great at designing landscapes and selecting and planting beautiful plants. At first, I enjoyed watering them several times weekly. Now that I am very busy with …

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The Fireflower Spark is a 2-in-1 fire pit grill that goes where ever you go

NEWS – No room to set up or store a full-sized a fire pit or a grill? Or would you like an easy-to-use fire pit and grill for your camping adventure? Then check out the Fireflower Spark. Constructed of 14 gauge 304 stainless steel and created with a no tools needed design, the Fireflower Spark …

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WalkingPod Mesh with Bug Screens – A new type of “wearable”?

NEWS – So the WalkinPod Mesh with Bug-Screens is a real thing. I did a double-take and started laughing when I first saw the photo in a CNET post. Apparently, the product was released in preparation for the Brood X cicadas. I commented to my husband that it looks like someone flipped a mesh clothes …

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SnapFresh Cordless Lawn Mower review – not enough power

REVIEW – In the last year I’ve been transitioning to battery-powered tools for working in my yard.  After I reviewed WORX’s cordless fan, I purchased their weed eater.  SnapFresh then sent me their leaf blower and their hedge trimmer, both of which I liked.  The most recent lawn tool that I’ve been testing is a …

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Litheli 40V 22″ Cordless Hedge Trimmer + 2.0Ah Battery & Charger review

REVIEW – As I continue to enjoy reviewing Litheli tools and how much they help me around my home, I have been focusing on gardening. This Litheli 40V 22″ Cordless Hedge Trimmer is my next test as I deal with some unruly trees that I need to shape up. What is it? The Litheli 40V …

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