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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...

Robotic vacuum cleaners have been around for quite some time. There are ones for the house and pool, and now… one for your large boat or yacht. The KeelCrab is the first R.O.V for the autonomous cleaning of your boats hull and keel. A clean hull is a big deal. It can reduce...

Posted on Jul 13 2017 - 10:33am by Russ
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After loosing two pairs of my favorite sunglasses (Maui Jim’s) to the ocean, I wondered why they don’t float. Hey Maui Jim please make your sport line-up of sunglasses float. Until then, here are some options for sunglasses that float. No need for the embarrassing leash or strap. ...

Apparently about 100,000 kids get injured in the USA per year while playing on trampolines. Quite a bit of the injuries are related to those big metal springs that encircle the jumping mat. One fellow, Dr. Keith Alexander, didn’t like the stats and designed a spring free trampoline. The SpringFree Trampoline is available in a bunch of sizes and comes with a hefty warranty. Trampolines aren’t just for kids, get your credit card out ASAP.   ...

This video surfaced at the GoPro Awards and shows a crafty bald eagle stealing a camouflaged GoPro camera. The Camera was set up by GlacierChange researcher Matt Beedle in Juneau, Alaska where he was trying to get videos of bald eagles feeding. He got that, and more. Video after the break. After over an hour in the tree searching branches, the camera still alluded him. On the way back down he shook each branch hoping it would fall and his dad would see it hit the ground. Matthew’s dad had him toss an extra carabiner down to get...

Considering my obsession with a good bug-out bag I try and think of everything I “could” need when SHTF. I recently ran in to these awesome compressed towels, or as I like to call them Compressed Coin Toilet Paper. In reality they are much more than just TP. You can get 200 pieces for just $23 and they come in convenient 50-pack bags which have individually wrapped packs of TP coins. This particular brand is called the

Good luck focusing on paddling in this amazing transparent kayak. The Driftsun Transparent Kayak is made of UV resistant polycarbonate sheeting for excellent underwater viewing. The Driftsun Crystal Clear Kayak ($1,599) is 11-feet long and built for two (425-lb weight capacity). Looks like a fun way to snorkel without getting wet.    ...

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.    ...