Outdoor Gear

News, reviews and articles about outdoor gear and accessories.

Charcoal Companion Steak Station Review

Steak Station

The Charcoal Companion Steak Station was designed to make your time at the grill more productive and relaxing by letting the Steak Station keep track of the meat temperature while you relax and enjoy your beer.  So does it work?  How does it compare to those digital meat thermometer forks that we have all used

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Better than wearing a candle around your neck…

The eco-friendly citronella oil mosquito repellent wristband from SourceSquare contains no DEET. It uses 100% natural Citronella oil, which is non-toxic and is safe to use by small children. These adjustable bracelets claim to be effective for up to 240 hours. I’m wondering if they just repel mosquitoes from your wrist or your whole body

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Charge while you walk with nPower PEG

Tremont nPowerpeg

Tremont Electric has developed the nPower® PEG (Personal Energy Generator), a small, lightweight device that recharges your hand-held electronics from the kinetic energy you generate while walking, running, or biking.  Slip it in your backpack, briefcase, or purse and go about your daily activities. As you move, your PEG will continuously top-off its internal battery

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A Sound System on Steroids – The Bosch Power Box 360

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Built for the job / construction site, the Bosch Power Box 360 is one tough radio / sound system. It was first introduced in 2004, but has been updated with two new models that retain the signature roll-cage design. Both have a 5 speaker design with an integrated sub woofer. They have a special weather

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Flashlight or lantern? Bring both in one

UCO compactlanternandtorch

‘Round these parts, with summer comes camping, and with camping comes gadgets.  And one gadget no camper should be with out is the flashlight…or is it the lantern?  With the UCO MightyMight Compact Lantern and Torch by Industrial Revolution, you get both in one device.  With an LED bulb and aluminum body, it’s durable, long-lasting

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A water bottle for the 21st Century!

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As a long distance runner, I always take a drink out with me when running, especially as I know that I should be well hydrated before, during and afterwards.  I’ve tried many different types of drinks bottles, from straight forward sports bottles, to the more specially designed running varieties.  However, regardless of which bottle I use, after a

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Mission Workshop Vandal Backpack Review

Mission Workshops The Vandal Backpack

There are backpacks and then there are BACKPACKS.  I love backpacks, always have.  I’m the ultimate Bag Lady in that I just love all kinds of bags.  I’m not “fashionista” in that I carry around a Coach bag with all the Cs all over it or a Louis Vuitton with the tapestry logo.  No. Seriously,

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Become the next Lance Armstrong Polar’s CS500 cycling computer

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Polar has launched the CS500 cycling computer.  It is the first cycling computer to offer touch screen operation with a sleek, extra-large display screen. The CS500 provides data such as speed, distance, cadence, heart rate and calories burned along with other key info. An optional wireless DataLink accessory (which includes Mac compatibility) enables Cyclists to

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Aural Oreos? Naw – Swix Ear Muffs

One of the nice things about The-Gadgeteer is that we review products that we have a passion for or that deserve attention even though the product may not require electricity.  Or wires.  Or Bluetooth compatibility.  Or a touch-screen display. The set of SWIX earmuffs shown here is one of those products.  Simple, subtle, compact and

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AltusLumen Lightgear-Gre LED Light Review

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Camping and outdoors season is almost here in the Midwest, so it is time to start thinking about your outdoors gadgets.  Since it is impractical to bring the campfire into your tent or trailer, the outdoors person needs some form of artificial light source.  Let me ‘turn you on to the latest, the AltusLumen Lightgear

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