Outdoor Gear

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The SHIFTPOD lets you camp (glamp) in style and ease

NEWS – I’ve never been camping because bugs, no showers, no flushing toilets, dirt, bugs, and bugs. But if I were ever to cross that activity off my bucket list, I’d consider it if I had one of these ultracool SHIFTPODs to sleep in. The SHIFTPOD looks like an Airstream camper and a tent had …

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Rescue GoCLIP Yellow Jacket and Mosquito Repellent review

REVIEW – When enjoying the outdoors it is almost inevitable that you will have to deal with the biting and stinging pests with whom we share the outdoors. There are many options that may be tried to combat these flying and crawling menaces, but they all have their disadvantages. The Mosquito GoCLIP and Yellowjacket Repellent …

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Start your next campfire with a pull of string

NEWS – Campers, hikers, and other outdoor warriors know that it’s important to have the basic survival skills and gear when they are on their adventures. Water, food, shelter, and fire are probably the four main things you need. But if you’re not in the same category as someone who signs up for the show …

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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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