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Trayvax Ration is a portable kitchen for outdoor camping and more

NEWS – We’ve reviewed several Trayvax wallets over the years, but their latest product is quite a bit different in a good way. It’s the Trayvax Ration portable cooking kit which is designed to hold your cooking gear, utensils, and food in a rugged, built-to-last powder-coated steel box. The Ration features a dedicated compartment for …

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RICOMAX metal detector review

REVIEW – RM RICOMAX Professional Metal Detector GC-1037 is very lightweight (2 pounds) and accurate, featuring an assortment of settings and controls. What is it?  A lightweight metal detector that comes with lots of extra goodies including over-the-ear headphones, a folding pickaxe/shovel with carrying case, plus a large case for the entire metal detector so …

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Pull Start Fire Pull String Firestarter review

REVIEW – As an Eagle Scout and father to a scout, to me the idea of a firestarter that works by just pulling a string felt slightly insulting a first. Fire making is an essential scout skill, after all! Then I looked back at all the times I’ve been in difficult or near-miserable situations where …

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Bird Buddy is a bird feeder with incredible super powers

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – When my sister and I were kids, we would keep detailed notes on the birds that we would see from our bedroom windows. As an adult, I still enjoy watching and identify birds and this bird feeder is an awesome and fun tool for bird watchers. What is it? Bird Buddy is …

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Greenbelly Meal 2go review – Meals for hikers made by hikers

REVIEW – If you’re a regular here, you know that I have a thing for meal-replacement bars and drinks. The folks at Greenbelly saw one of my past reviews and emailed me to ask if I wanted to review their Meal 2go bars. Never turn down some free food, I said sure! Let’s check them …

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Scotts Gro 7 zone sprinkler controller review

REVIEW – It is forecasted to be hotter and drier than normal through fall across the lower 48. This means that residents should water conservatively. The Scotts Gro 7 is a smart sprinkler controller that can precisely control the watering schedule and use local weather to water intelligently. Read on to see what I think! …

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