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Tag Archives: Outdoors

Poseidon Is A Rugged And Waterproof Portable Charger And Light

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If you’re the kind of guy that sets out in rough environments on a regular basis, you’ve probably spent some time purchasing gear that can withstand the sort of environmental stresses that go with your activities. Some of that gear may need charging from time to time, and now with the Poseidon Portable Charger and Light, you can bring extra electricity that won’t stop flowing even if you throw the device underwater, drop it from a tree, toss it in sand or dust, kick it or otherwise subject it to abuse. Measuring 5.74″ high, 3.19″ wide and just .51″ thick, the Poseidon charger packs 8,000 mAh of power in a casing that’s rated at IP68, the highest Ingress Protection (IP) standard possible. This means you can submerge it for up to 45 minutes in as much as 4 feet of water, and it’ll still do its job once you pull it out. Heck, it even seems to survive a shotgun blast from 35 feet away. It’s an $89 pledge with shipping in July.

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The JawSaw Cuts Through Branches In The Safest Way Possible

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There are a number of reasons why you’d need to get a chainsaw and cut stuff up in your yard. You felled a large tree and want to gather its branches for heat? Or you just want to do a little landscaping? A storm knocked your trees down? Whatever the reason, playing with a chainsaw can be dangerous. It can kickback, twist in your hands and severely injure you. The JawSaw however features an entirely different design that minimizes this danger. Looking like a shark’s mouth, the device will automatically scissor the blade across anything you place in the opening, up to 4 inches across. The blade is entirely enclosed, making it almost impossible to get cut. This also makes it possible to cut things that are already on the ground without even having to bend down. The handle is extensible so you can reach high up without using a potentially unstable ladder. An automatic chain tensioner as well as an oiler keep the JawSaw’s maintenance levels to a minimum. And the $106 price tag make it interesting even for those with tighter budgets.

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The Survival Grenade Could Save Your Life

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Who would’ve thought that a grenade might just save your life when you’re stranded or lost in the great outdoors? Not the ones that go boom but rather, the Z.A.P.S. Gear Survival Grenade. Designed by a marine scout sniper, the “grenade” is actually an uber-compact survival kit that contains things you’ll need to get by when you’re stuck in the wilderness: a steel shackle, compass, wire saw, snares, fire starters, fish hooks, knife blades, Ziploc bags, a whistle, and water purification tables, among other things.

It also comes with a user’s guide so you’ll know what each one is for and how to use them, should the need arise.

The Gear Survival Grenade is available online for $75.

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The One Ring Firering

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Lord of the Rings fans, check this out. It’s a firepit, made to look like The Ring. It’s “26 inches in diameter and uses 16 gauge steel with a 12 gauge steel bottom. It’s then finished with a high temp black paint” When the fire blazes within, you can just imagine how awesome it looks on the outside.

It’ll look great in your backyard, but will sadly set you back a hefty $515.

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Innovative Grip: Böker Plus Pogn DCW Tactical Knife

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Venturing out into the wilderness requires equipment, and that’s a little sad. Humans just can’t, like their animal counterparts, survive too well in nature when stripped of their tools. We are, at least, much smarter than they are and we’ll take the intellectual trade-off anytime, especially if it means getting to carry cool knives like the Böker Plus Pogn DCW Tactical Knife. It features an innovative perforated grip that allows you to wrap paracord and create a complete grip that’s as wide or narrow as you’d like. The fact that most of the cord is located inside the tang also means less wear.

The entire thing is about 8 inches long and weighs 138g. It’ll cost you 89€, or roughly $112USD.

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Flint Laces Are The Perfect Outdoorsman Accessory

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Out in the woods and managed to both lose your lighter and get your matches wet? If you were smart enough to tie your boots with these Flint Laces from RattlerStrap, you can still hope for a dry and warm night. The tip of each lace features a “1 inch ferro rod capped with rubber. This is just enough to produce a robust spark to start a fire in the wilderness. Remove and strike with a steel edge.” The laces themselves are made from Type lll 7 strand 550 Paracord, which sounds robust enough to even the toughest terrains. And considering they cost all of $14 for a pair, there’s really no reason not to get them.

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Yeti Hopper Cooler Keeps Your Drinks Cold For Days

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It seems the time is ripe for coolers to receive an update. After the furore caused by last week’s announcement of the Coolest Cooler, it’s only fitting to see news about yet another kind of innovative drink-chiling container. The Yeti Hopper Cooler is a waterproof bag with a 1 inch insulation throughout. It holds a massive 5.2 gallons of anything, which in theory is supposed to be a healthy mixture of loose ice and beverages. The zipper is watertight, which means you can toss it around and not worry about contents spilling out. And the claims are that the insulation is efficient enough to keep things cold for days. Whether that’s true or a marketing stretch on the word “days”, we don’t know. We can tell you that it’ll be available in October for $300, which is a hefty price to pay for something like this. Still, we haven’t come across many shoulder-mounted 5.2 gallon cooler bags, so you might be limited in your options if this is something you really want.

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Matador Pocket Blanket Is A Must-Have Outdoors Accessory

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If you’re out walking in the woods and suddenly feel the urge for a nap or a picnic, it might not be a bad idea to have a blanket around. The Matador Pocket Blanket is an ultra-compact piece of fabric that you can whip out in an instant, providing you with some protection from the elements or a barrier from the ground. It’s waterproof and puncture proof, and has weighted corners so it won’t fly away in the wind. It’s made from “HyprLyte Nylon”, a special fabric that’s only 90 microns thin. This means that once it’s folded, the Matador is the size of a small pack of smokes. In order to help you fold it up again, there are stitch marks all around the optimal fold lines; just follow the patterns and you’ll be able to get it back in its pouch in no time.

It’s $25 for the full-size Matador, while a Mini version will set you back $20.

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The MSR Flex 4 System – The ‘All-in-One’ Cookware System

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Most of us have a tendency to over-pack when we go trekking or camping. In fact, some of us are so concerned about our creature comforts that we often leave out the vital essentials like cooking utensils and other supplies, and end up surviving on berries and mountain water! With the MSR Flex 4 System, you can make sure that all “the bare necessities of life with come with you!” Comprising a nested design with a dual-handle aluminium pot (5.3 L) that contains another, smaller pot (3.2 L), strainer lids, 4 stainless steel mugs and 4 deep plates, this 13-piece non-stick cookware set is convenient and space-friendly. Get it on Amazon for $160 – and never leave home unprepared again.

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