Outdoor Gear

News, reviews and articles about outdoor gear and accessories.

Helinox Table Four and Café Chair review – Portable table and chairs set for fun!!!

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REVIEW – The more camping gear I research and acquire, the more I’m amazed at some of the latest space-saving innovations they showcase. Bringing larger items, like a table, along on a camping trip has always required some advanced Tetris-like packing skills. Since testing the Helinox Table Four and Café Chair, however, I can put […]

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Anymaka hammock stand review – lounging made easier

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REVIEW – I’ve always loved the idea of lounging in a hammock on the patio next to our backyard pool.  I’ve been looking at hammock stands to do just that — but I don’t want anything bulky or difficult to assemble/disassemble. Anymaka advertises that it only takes three seconds to put this stand together, so

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Whubefy Inflatable Bounce House Water Slide review – everything a kid could want in a bounce house and slide combo inflatable toy

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REVIEW – Bounce houses were always fun for me as a kid, but even though we have our own little one getting bigger every day I hadn’t ever considered buying one. In my childhood they were always things your affluent friends rented or were seen at special events. When the offer to review the Whubefy

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This EDC modular compass will make sure you won’t get lost

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NEWS – I’ve been fascinated with pocket watches and small compasses since I was a kid and I have to say that the Path-24 modular compass has me reaching for my wallet even if I’ll never use it in the woods. What is it? The Path-24 is a modular compass with an IPX8 waterproof rating.

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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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