Outdoor Gear

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SmartWings Outdoor Shades review – motorized, solar-powered, and HomeKit-enabled!

REVIEW – The front of our house faces to the south, but it’s angled slightly towards the southeast.  The result is that during the summer months, the evening sun peaks around the side of our house and floods into our back porch.  I’ve been looking for a way to reduce the sun as well as …

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Fixnow 500E battery powered pressure washer review

REVIEW – As soon as the summer starts, I start cleaning and power washing all of the surfaces that have been dirtied by the elements of the winter season. Around my home, there are things like the driveway and the deck that need the services of my powerful gas-powered power washer. However, summer is also …

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Coolife 20MP 4K video HD trail camera review –  It’s fun to see what roams your woods or yard at night!

REVIEW – There’s a small forested area on the edge of my town where I walk my dog every morning.  I often see deer and turkeys in the woods, but I’ve seen tracks of many other creatures, especially in the snow.  I always thought it would be fun to get some photos of these animals …

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TowerBall Bundle review – a casual yet highly flexible lawn game

REVIEW – Summer is here!  That means it’s time for picnics in the park and barbeques on the beach!  When gathered together outdoors with family and friends for food and fun, it’s a great time to put your phone away and pull out a lawn game or two for some friendly competition.  In this review, …

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Haoyishu Outdoor Solar Lights review – Let your garden grow some glow!

REVIEW – The summer sun is here! Haoyishu’s lanterns and wall lamps soak up the sun during the day and bestow some glow at night. My wife and I love to add grandeur to the garden so adding some spiffy solar splendor is simple! What is it? Haoyishu’s LED solar lights convert sunlight to electricity, …

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This multi-tool walking stick will make your next hike amazing!

NEWS – Hiking and camping are wonderful ways to get outside and enjoy nature. I like hiking in my own woods but where I live the terrain is not flat. There are a lot of gullies and ravines. I usually grab a long stick at the beginning of the hike to use as a walking …

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Rachio 3 8-zone smart sprinkler controller review

REVIEW – The 2022 Dog Days of Summer will bring brutally hot conditions to most of the USA. This means that residents should water conservatively. The Wi-Fi enabled Rachio 3 smart sprinkler controller uses local weather forecasts to precisely control the watering schedule. I have one to review. Read on to see what I think! …

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Take the nCamp stove on your next epic camping adventure

NEWS – Although I’ve never lived in a city and currently live in the middle of the woods, I’ve never gone camping before! Crazy right? If I ever do decide to go camping, I’d seriously consider taking the nCamp multi-fuel stove with me. This little guy looks impressive. First of all, it’s made in the …

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Mozzie Style Mosquito Net Jacket review – Protection from mosquitos without chemicals!

REVIEW – Mosquitos, gnats, biting flies, and more are incredibly annoying and when it comes to mosquitos, they can be a real threat to our health. Is there a way to enjoy time outdoors without drenching yourself in bug repellent? That’s where the Mozzie Style Mosquito Net Jacket comes in. Let’s put it on, zip …

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RockRocker HWY23E pressure washer review – Blast it, it’s powerful

REVIEW – The title of this review pretty much says it all—how does anyone live without a pressure washer? I’ve used various pressure washers over the years. It’s because I live in hot—and very humid—Central Florida that this question comes up. If certain parts of a house—siding, decking, or a driveway—are not periodically cleaned, gross …

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Solo Stove Campfire review – Bring the heat everywhere you go with this portable camp stove

REVIEW – With the unofficial start of summer upon us, it’s time to dust off the camping, hiking, and backpacking gear and prepare for adventure. For me, one of the most important considerations when heading to the great outdoors is knowing when I will be able to eat. Not just when I will eat though, …

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Hcalory 35L Portable car refrigerator / freezer review

REVIEW – Perfect for camping, picnics or even the mundane task of keeping things chilled while grocery shopping, the Hcalory 35L Portable car refrigerator / freezer can come in handy in these and many other situations where portable refrigeration is needed. Let’s look at what this portable refrigeration unit has to offer. What is it? …

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Giraffe Tools Grandfalls Pressure Washer review – Powerful spiffy cleaning without the setup fuss!

REVIEW – Pressure washers are both a blessing and a curse. They perform very well cleaning up a muddy or bug-goo-covered vehicle, keeping a garage floor squeaky clean, or flushing a hard winter’s grime away from vinyl siding, but… setting them up can be time-consuming and cumbersome. Thankfully, Giraffe Tools has addressed nearly all of …

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XMCOSY+ Outdoor Smart LED Dimmable String Lights review – WiFi controlled outdoor lighting

REVIEW – Spring is in the air, and my wife and I are into full outdoor mode. This means landscaping, planting vegetables and flowers, etc, and adding lights to our outdoor space. Most of the lights needed for the front of the house are in place, but I want more lights on my deck and …

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