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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...

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)....

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…)

Posted on Sep 14 2017 - 8:01am by gchoe
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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
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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...