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Decathlon expands to USA with practical, prolific sportsgear options

NEWS – When we lived in the Netherlands, we had a go-to, big-box store for anything sports or camping related: Decathlon. For my boys’ weekly swimming lessons, Decathlon’s mini-backpacks and microfiber towels were the perfect combination of light, efficient and effective, which was crucial since my family car was a Dutch grandma bike (omafiets). Decathlon’s thermoses …

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Forget about tiny homes, here’s a tent for your motorcycle!

NEWS – The next time you get your motor running when you’re heading out for the highway (sorry), pack the Goose tent on the back of your motorcycle. with this one man (person) tent from Goose. This waterproof ripstop canvas one person tent provides shelter for you and your gear while keeping the breeze in …

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CountyComm’s Survival Titanium Fishing Card is a pocket-sized fishing kit that isn’t sold by Ron Popeil

NEWS – If you’ve ever found yourself far from the nearest tackle shop and wanted to test your skill at the local fishing hole, or you’ve found yourself lost in the wilderness and needing to catch a fish for your next meal, the CountyComm Survival Titanium Fishing Card may be just the tool you need. …

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The LOGOSOL Smart-Splitter makes splitting logs easier and safer

NEWS – Everyone enjoys cozying up to a warm fire during these cold winter months. But nobody loves the chore of splitting the wood for the said fire. Enter the LOGOSOL smart log splitter. The LOGOSOL Smart-Splitter is a safer more ergonomic way to split firewood all without swinging an ax. Instead of an ax, …

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Become Aquaman with these wearable swimming fins

These silicone webbed swim gloves will let you channel your inner Aquaman or mermaid. They are like driving gloves for swimmers. Will you be able to swim faster and farther with these gloves? Maybe. But even if they don’t, they are sure to start some interesting conversations. And even better is the fact that they …

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You’ll want this camping lantern to attract mosquitoes!

NEWS – Usually, using a light when you’re camping or sitting around outdoors simply attracts mosquitoes to bite and bother you, but this little ENKEEO 2-in-1 Camping Lantern Bug Zapper is designed to lure them in and zap them.  In addition to the light for you to see by, the lantern also has a 360nm-400nm ultraviolet light to …

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Travel light and clean; pack a LifeStraw

NEWS – When I was younger, I’d be thrilled to drink my mom’s homemade lemonade with a Silly Straw. That was exhilarating, but what was truly innovative were those Capri Sun drinks that came with pointy yellow straws to be inserted easily and conveniently into the pouch… now that brings back refreshing memories. Now, we …

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Kids may not balk so much at sunscreen applications if they can help roll it on themselves

NEWS – Kids don’t want to delay getting to the pool or the beach for a time-consuming application of sunscreen.  They don’t care how important it is; it’s just boring.  Maybe getting to help apply it with this Solar Buddies Roll-on Sunscreen Applicator will make the activity a little more fun for the kiddo, and …

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In the midst of a storm when all else fails, the Kovea Spider Stove will do the trick

NEWS – Every year when hurricane season is approaching, I cannot help but remember my ordeal in NYC during Hurricane Sandy. During that storm, I spent 14 days without electricity and heat, and many nights I purchased food from the only restaurant that was somehow able to survive. While I did have gas during the …

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Skeeter Screen Yard Sticks will rid your backyard celebrations of mosquitos

NEWS – Nothing ruins a 4th of July celebration faster than mosquitos. Over the years I’ve tried several different products. Sprays, candles, even bracelets and each has there issues. Candles blow out, sprays are messy and who really wants to wear a bracelet. Skeeter Screen has come up with something just a little different, Yard …

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Throw some shade on your iPhone with the myFlipShade

It’s summer. You want to be outside in the fresh air and sunshine, but if you want to look something up on your phone, send a text, or read a book, it’s pretty difficult to see the display when the sun is shining. Even with the phone’s display setting at the max brightness level, the …

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WORX 20V GT Revolution Trimmer/Edger/Mini-Mower review

I’ve been a homeowner since 1989, but I have never used a weed eater to trim around trees or the edges of sidewalks. How can this be you ask? I’ve always had problems starting pull string style equipment because I have crummy shoulders and not enough upper body strength. So Jeanne has done the weed …

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