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BioLite FirePit In Action

We are big fans of the BioLite CampStove 2 and have used it on several trips with great results. The BioLite FirePit $199 (currently on Kickstarter with May 2018 shipping) continues on the tradition of air injected conbustion. This is BioLite’s biggest oven/stove system yet, perfect for sitting around as a campfire or cooking with wood or charcoal. All this goodness with less smoke and a more efficient fire. Sign me up. More after the break. (more…)

Posted on Sep 11 2017 - 9:36am by Pete M
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Here in California the mosquitos are doing quite well, unfortunately. The amazing rains we had this year have boosted mosquito breeding grounds. Sitting outside can be challenging if you are near any wooded areas. This Light Bulb Bug Zapper ($13) does double duty. It is a an effective bug zapper and also has a 12W LED lightbulb. It can be run in bug...

Apparently this is a “thing” as there are multiple manufacturers of this car tent umbrella gadget. I have yet to see one of these car tent things in the real world. For around $239 you can have a remote controlled umbrella for your car. You simply put it on the roof of your car, hit the button on the remote, watch it unfold, then strap it down. Or you could buy a car cover for $20. I’m...

Posted on Sep 5 2017 - 10:38am by gchoe
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If you have ever been sprayed with pepper spray (OC) you know it is a pretty powerful deterrent and hurts like hell. So why not pair it with a flashlight for home defense? Shockingly there aren’t many companies making this product. This particular one is made by Cobra (and they may already be out of business from the looks of things) and is called the Stunlight ($35). The Cobra Stunlight is a rechargeable LED flashlight and comes with a red aiming...

The OTTOLOCK is a clever take on the age old problem of what bike lock should I use. You can go with the super heavy and slightly more secure locks but you have to lug that weight around with you. And to be fair, all locks, yes all locks, can be compromised rather quickly with the right tools. Think angle grinders, plasma cutters, bolt cutters and the like. If you leave a nice bike locked overnight in the urban jungle it will most likely not make it through...

Posted on Aug 22 2017 - 9:20am by Russ
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Imagine that, a remote controlled cooler. Fill it up with your favorite beverages and make a grand entry at the beach or poolside. There are a ton of colors, NFL, MLB, NHL, and college sports teams to choose from. These C3 Rover RC Coolers even comes with bluetooth speakers, and auxiliary audio jack, and lights. Range is up to 200ft and there are 3-speeds. Check them out at Amazon or the C3 site....

The Hang It Perfect ($23) is made for hanging level art, frames, mirrors, cabinets, and flat screen TV’s. It makes easy work of the tough two-point hangers and more. Hang It Perfect is an all-in-one tool that hangs frames (and much more) perfectly level in minutes. It is designed to work universally with various types of both frame and wall hardware. Hang It Perfect will align, level, mark and hang your frame perfectly level – the first time...

Posted on Aug 18 2017 - 8:19am by Russ
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Having just returned from a trip to the Rubicon Trail via UTV’s, I was reminded how important precious packing space is. We wanted to bring everything, including the kitchen sink, but had to make many sacrifices based on how much gear we could carry in our rigs. Long story short, this tiny MSR Trailshot Water Filter ($50) would have been handy. Heck, not a bad...

Posted on Aug 14 2017 - 8:55am by Russ
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Not something I would typically look at or write about, but after watching this video I am trying to find a reason to own this $999 tool. Basically the Arbortech AS170 is a reciprocating brick and mortar saw. It makes easy work of cutting concrete, bricks, mortar, etc… It is quick and doesn’t cause the over-cuts that happen with a traditional rotating saw blade. I have been walking around the yard looking for a wall to cut. Video of the Arbortech AS170 after the break.

Posted on Aug 11 2017 - 10:19am by Steve M
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The car sunshade is great for protecting the dash and interior of your car while keeping the interior temperature down a bit. All fine and dandy, but the Car Full Of Cats Sunshade is so much more. For one, duh, it makes it look like you have a car full of cats but more importantly it lets the world know you DGAF. It is 50″ x 27.5″ which should fit most cars. Includes two suction cups for easy installation. ...