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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...

If you have some 3S or 4S Lipo batteries laying around you might want to check out the Volantex Vector 80 Remote Control Boat ($199). It comes with everything you need, sans batteries, and is fast, very fast. For the money this is a lot of boat. The boat is shipped “ready to run” and is powered by a water cooled 1800KV brushless motor. Even the ESC is water cooled. The Recent Vector 80 RC Boat is 81cm long and 21cm wide.    ...

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...

This picture isn’t photoshopped. This stand up paddle board is massive. The Bestway Hydro Force 17′ Inflatable SUP ($999) is over 17-feet long and designed to hold 6-8 people. Talk about a good time! The Bestway Hydro Force Jumbo SUP is perfect for doing yoga, taking the family out, or playing king of the hill. It is so big that it comes with two hand pumps. You also get 4 paddles and a storage backpack. The SUP has an...

Anyone can roast marshmallows or hotdogs at the campfire with a stick. Time to change the game with a fishing pole marshmallow roaster. The FireBuggz Marshmallow Campfire Fishing Pole ($23) is easy and fun to use. Simply slide the hot dogs or marshmallows onto the prongs and hold over the fire. When you are ready to flip, use your fishing skills and “jig” the pole for a quick flip. ...

I was always told that if you plan for A, B, and C that D will be the one that blindsides you. I think this theory was supposed to tell me not to worry. I think it backfired, I took it that I should be ready for as much as possible. Do you have a buyout bag or survival kit in your vehicle? You should. It is a cheap insurance plan for when things go sideways. This Emergency Survival Kit ($24) is not only inexpensive but it is in all neatly tucked...