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Snow Peak Carry On Chopsticks

Who doesn’t like some delicious Chinese food sometimes? Nobody.  It’s delicious, in fact, most all Asian food is great! And who hasn’t had the enjoyment of learning to use chopsticks?  The problem isn’t so much learning it as it’s not

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Posted in Around The House, Camping, Cutlery / Utensils, Gear, Health & Safety, Reviews

Leatherman Skeletool CX

Leatherman has a reputation to keep up in this world, they’ve been making multi-tools since 1983 when Timothy Leatherman and Steve Berliner out of Portland Oregon had an idea of a highly portable tool with multiple functions.  They’ve come out

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IPX Ratings Described

IPX Rating

Depending on the gear you’re looking to purchase, there’s often a rating posted on the packaging in terms of an IPX rating.  Very often the question gets thrown around to describe just what IPX-4 or IPX-7 means. Well, starting with

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Posted in Education, Gear, Outdoors

Snow Peak Mini Hozuki

Sometimes a headlamp is absolutely perfect, other times it’s a pain in the rear to have on your head all the time!  While out camping, Snow Peak has come up with a great lightweight (1.9oz without batteries) option which will

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Posted in Camping, Casual Outdoor, Electronics, Gear, Reviews

Klean Kanteen Insulated Bottle

Coffe is delicious, right? Maybe you fancy some hot tea?  Iced tea? Oh, you simply like ice water to be cold…or you like hot water to stay hot? Well, the Klean Kanteen Insulated Water Bottle is an awesome answer.  Made

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Posted in Around The House, Camping, Casual Outdoor, Gear, Health & Safety, Hiking, Reviews

Casio Protrek PRW-5000Y

Casio PRW-5000Y Watch Image

Behind all great people who are on-time comes a great watch, right?  Well, Just{elation} has started another long term review of the Casio Protrek PRW-5000Y, an ABC (altimeter, barometer, compass) wrist watch powered by the sun…or lamp in your room…or…well, anything

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Posted in Electronics, Gear

Timbuk2 Tandem Pannier

With gas prices constantly on the rise, cycling is continually growing as one way to combat the battle at the gas pump.  Cycling is a great way to beat several battles in fact…it’s excellent exercise (fitness = lower health bills),

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Posted in Commuting, Cycling, Gear, Reviews

Fitbit Zip

Walkers will love the new Fitbit Zip, as will geeks…and kids…and the elderly.  This new advanced level pedometer tracks your steps, distance walked, calories burned, has a built in clock, and has a fancy motivating happy/smily face. To start using

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Posted in Casual Outdoor, Electronics, Gear, Health & Safety, Reviews

Fenix LD22 Flashlight

Realistically everyone needs a good flashlight in their lives.  The question always comes down to which one is best for each person’s needs.  Just{elation} came across a great multi-use flashlight, the Fenix LD22. The Fenix brand is quickly making it’s

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Posted in Camping, Casual Outdoor, Electronics, Gear, Health & Safety, Hiking

Icebreaker Teton Zip Jacket

With the start of 2013 came a cold blast of air, and quickly winter coats and jackets were the normal apparel for anyone outdoors.  This prompted a desire to review yet more Merino Wool products, this round comes from New

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Posted in Clothing, Jackets, Reviews