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Posted on Jun 22 2017 - 10:23am by Pete M
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Here is a pretty clever gadget for your bug-out bag or camping gear. This super portable folding net is great at catching fish, shrimp, lobster, and crawfish. You simply pull the rope from the top to open this portable fishing trap. It has 8-holes for catching critters and one zipper for removing them from the net. Yours for under $10...

BBQ season is here. Time to step up your grilling game. Check out the ThermoWorks Smoke 2-channel Alarm Thermometer with wireless remote receiver. Perfect for precision and high temp cooking where you want to know exactly what is going on with your food and cooking space. I spent the last month getting to know the ThermoWorks Smoke, read on for the full review.

This slim cooler, the BevPod, has one job – keeping 10 cans cold. It doesn’t care about your picnic food or two-liter bottles. Just 10 cans. The BevPod Slim Cooler ri s just 3″ tall and easily fits into a backpack, tote, or messenger bag. Or you could use the included shoulder strap. The BevPod uses a wrapping ice-sheet instead of ice for a more compact/neat fit.    ...

Every time I visit the beach I am always trying to hide my valuables while we are distracted or swimming. I always feel vulnerable leaving my wallet and cell phone hidden in my towel or shoes while in the water. This FlexSafe might be the answer. You simply lock it onto your lounge chair, umbrella, stroller, bike, etc… The...

Just when I started looking at the Google WiFi System I bumped into the Portal WiFi Router. Both have the ability to use mesh networking for expanding out to dead spots. The main difference, is that Portal uses something called FastLanes which enables your WiFi network to operate in a special portion of the 5GHz spectrum that was originally reserved for weather radio systems....

If you live in a household that doesn’t allow shoes, like mine, you quickly realize some people don’t like taking their shoes off. I’m not going to get into the reasons you should/shouldn’t take your shoes off when coming in from the outside. To each their own. So for the shoeless amongst us… there are two options; take off the shoes, or put on a plastic shoe cover. Shoe covers are great but not the most fun to put on over shoes. Enter the Kwik...

Posted on Jun 9 2017 - 8:38am by gchoe
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Don’t have a paper shredder or maybe you just want to hide portions of a document. The Miseyo Confidential Roller Stamp ($15) makes quick work of covering up text. The stamp has a 1.5″ roller for quick and easy coverups. This confidential stamp can cover 100 meters before needing a refill.   ...

SCORKL 10 Minute Mini Scuba Tank Diving

Diving with a scuba tank is great. You just have to be certified and carry a ton of gear with you. Snorkeling is great but you are pretty much limited to a few feet of diving. This Kickstarter project, SCORKL, is basically a mini scuba tank.

The SCORKL will allow up to 10 minutes of dive time and is small enough to fit in a backpack. The tank can be refilled with a manual hand pump or off of a larger scuba tank with the refill adapter. Of course, you will want to get the case, two SCORKL’s, the hand pump, refill adapter, etc… The coolest kit with two tanks will cos about $796. The only flaw I see is that the pressure gauge is on the opposite side of the mouthpiece and you can’t see it while diving.

SCORKL 10 Minute Mini Scuba Tank Pump

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If you have ever wrestled with a cracked or hardened nylon/rubber hose then you know it can be quite frustrating. I had no idea there was such a thing as a stainless steel garden hose unit I bumped into this one. They are available in 25′, 50′, 75′, and 100′ models and are priced fairly. The stainless steel garden hose is made of 304 18 gauge stainless steel and are guaranteed puncture proof. They are also cool to the touch...

The folks at Google’s (or Alphabet if you prefer) have come out with a new camera, the Nest Cam IQ ($299). So what is different between this camera which is currently available for preorder and the Nest Cam and Nest Cam Outdoor? What’s new with the Nest Cam IQ – More powerful 6-core processor Bigger price tag – $299 (vs $199) Better connectivity Familiar face alerts with Nest Aware (currently it just recognizes if it is...