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POTENCO Mini Chainsaw review – handy for trimming small branches

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REVIEW – My father has a house on Lake Hartwell, and much of the lot between his house and the lake is trees.  One tree or another is always falling down, whether to storms or old age or whatever.  While a chainsaw is great for breaking down the trunk and the large branches, it’s less

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Saker Mini Chainsaw review – lumberjack function, cordless drill package!

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REVIEW – We heat our house with wood that I cut off of the local state forest.  So, I’m used to chain saws and have two large gas-powered beasts that I use to provide our heat.  When the offer to review the Saker mini chainsaw came up, I thought it would be a cute little

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BondStove Smokeless Fire Pit review – It’s more than just a fire pit

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CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Whether it’s cooking something, hanging out with friends, or relaxing, there’s something magical about sitting around a fire pit. The BondStove Smokeless Fire Pit added some modern features to the fire pit, so I just had to check it out. What is it? The BondStove is a smokeless fire pit with optional

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You can dig a hole, rake some leaves, and chop wood with this multi-tool!

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NEWS – We’ve reported about similar outdoor modular axe multi-tools before, but the Forrest Tool Company MAX Tool Kit caught my eye because it’s made in the USA and is standard equipment on Army Light Tactical Vehicles (according to their product page). The MAX Tool Kit features a 34” composite polyglass handle and a 3.5-lb

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This watch band compass will make sure you don’t get lost!

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NEWS – Check out this cool wearable compass that can clip to your watch band. It’s the Sun Company WristLock compass and it’s a 22mm liquid-filled compass that features an aluminum housing and luminous markings to make it easier to see in low-light conditions. The compass has a locking clip that allows it to be

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Venustas 2022 Women’s Heated Down Vest with Heating Pockets Review

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REVIEW – It is finally getting cold here in South Texas.  By cold, I mean highs in the 40s.  I know that is not cold to some of you, but after over 30 days of 100-degree heat, 40 seems pretty darn cold to me!  I hate the cold and would rather have a 100-degree day

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Worx NITRO 80V Brushless Cordless Backpack Leaf Blower review – Feel the Power!

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REVIEW – It’s that time of the year again, autumn and all the falling leaves that come with it. I’ve spent many hours working in the yard, raking leaves. This year is a little different; I’ve got the Worx NITRO 80V Brushless Cordless Backpack Leaf Blower to review and help me wrangle my leaves. Let’s

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This “match” will help you start a campfire FAST!

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NEWS – The Überleben Tindår Wick is an aluminum tube with a paraffin-coated wick. To use this “match”, you pull out the wick, fluff the fibers on the end, and then use a Ferro rod to spark the wick. Paraffin is really flammable so the weatherproof Tindår Wick is quick to light. The tube doesn’t

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