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Subwing Gif

The Subwing ($249) is an actual product you can buy today. It is made to be towed behind a watercraft at a slow speed of about 3-knots. The idea is to recreate the feeling of flying while underwater. More pictures and video after the break. (more…)

I have always been a sucker for just about any RC vehicle from planes, helicopter, cars, and boats. The Rover Land & Sea ($99) checks two boxes as it can go on land and in the water. This amphibious rc has a camera that can rotate, headlights, and underwater LED’s.    ...

AquaClimb

Who doesn’t want/need a 3-foot climbing wall for their swimming pool? Plenty of folks, I am sure. Either way, the Aquaclimb is a pretty cool replacement for the boring and underused slides of yesterday. No need for safety harnesses because a fall just lands you back in the pool. (more…)

Peteast Retractable Dog Leash 16-foot

I have been using a traditional leash for my pup, and previous pups. The good old fashioned leash served me well but had some issues which I didn’t realize until I upgraded to a retractable leash. Read on for the review of the Peteast Retractable Dog Leash after the break. (more…)

Posted on Nov 29 2017 - 10:53am by Russ
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Yep. This is a floating tent called the Shoal Tent made by SmithFly. This is the first tent of it’s kind. It is more of a floating raft with a tent topper on top. Campsite too crowded? No problem, just tie off to shore and float your tent in the lake. The world is your waterbed. There are no tent poles, the tent structure is totally inflatable and when inflatated stands up to high winds without a problem. The raft body has three air chambers, two in the lower tube, one in the structure. The floor is a 6″ thick drop stitched...

Plowing snow = not fun. This all electric robotic radio controlled snow plow can tackle most trains and push some serious volume. It is called the ATR-Orbiter and might just make the chore of snow plowing fun. Video of the RC snow plow after the break. ...

While I doubt the “world’s smallest” claim, the Slughause Bullet 02 Mini Tactical LED Flashlight is tiny. Put this tiny LED flashlight on your keychain and forget about it, until  you need a flashlight of course. Not only is this a tiny flashlight it is also waterproof, fireproof (??), tough (aluminum), and bright enough to be seen over 1 mile away (20-lumens). 10mm x 26mm tiny and only 5-grams.    ...

Posted on Nov 21 2017 - 8:43am by Russ
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Propane patio heaters are nice when working properly. I say “working properly” because, as the price is being driven down by cheaper and cheaper units (made in China) the quality seems to be following. The metal is flimsy and igniter/gas flow issues have had my propane heater working about 60% of the time. So much for a convenient heater on cold nights. Enter the gravity fed outdoor wood pellet heater by Wood Pellet Products, the Lil Timber ($349). Not only is it priced fairly, it is made in the USA (Oregon to be specific)....

If you have ever had a freezing cold night of sleep while camping you know the value of this headed camping mat. The EURO Blackcan Heat Camping Mat ($389) is perfect for extreme outdoor conditions. The EURO Blackcan system works without external power supplies and can work in windy and rainy conditions. It is powered by butane gas canisters and can work for over 24-hours before needing a refill. ...

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…)