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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 14 2017 - 8:01am by gchoe

Giant Sharpie Pool Inflatable Float Schnoodle

This giant inflatable Sharpie pool float ($9) is pretty awesome. Not sure if it will hold a person without folding in half, but it is still neat.

Since, I am sure, Sharpie has nothing to do with this pool float it is being called a Schnoodle. This Giant Schnoodle is 6-feet long, made of vinyl, and has what is described as detailed artwork. You know you want one.

Posted on Sep 11 2017 - 9:36am by Pete M

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...

Drones, and DJI specifically, have come a long way in the last few years. Flight distances, telemetry, obstacle avoidance, silky smooth gimbals, high quality cameras, and size reduction are just a few of the areas that have improved massively. DJI has just addressed two more issues in an effort to perfect the quadcopter with their latest DJI Mavic Pro Platinum. The Mavic Pro Platinum has an 11% gain in flight time (30 minutes) and a 60% reduction in noise (4dB less). The

Posted on Aug 22 2017 - 9:20am by Russ

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....

Posted on Aug 18 2017 - 8:19am by Russ

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

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.   ...