Gadgets

The Light Phone: Unboxing And Review

the light phone review

Admit it – you waste too much time on your phone.  In May of 2015 I saw an interesting product on Kickstarter. It was called The Light Phone, and it was billed as “your phone away from phone.” What does ...

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LifeStraw Go: Review

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One of the easiest ways to ruin a long hike is to let yourself get dehydrated. Before long you become sleepy, crabby and will get a headache if you’re really lucky. Because I’m almost always hiking around water, I never ...

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Leatherman Signal: Thoughts After A Year Of Use

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I’ve had a Leatherman PST for over 20 years.  My father gave it to me in high school. He was an electrician, carried one every day, and swore by it. It was a big deal to me then, and still ...

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Dark Energy Poseidon – The Ultimate Outdoor Charger

Admit it: You’ve been standing in line at your local superstore, and have been tempted to buy one of those semi-disposable portable battery chargers for your next camping trip. Heck, maybe you thought to yourself “why not buy two – ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2016: Brunton Lightwave Camp Rocker

The Camping Authority Announces Annual Gear Award for the Brunton Lightwave Camp Rocker. Gadgets that are more than the sum of their parts always grab our attention – something that is truly functional and easy to operate. We’re not talking ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2016: Braven BRV-XXL

The Camping Authority Announces Annual Gear Award for the Braven BRV-XXL. There are two schools of thought on camping speakers: one being pro-music at the campsite and the other (we’ll call them “wrong”) is against music at camp. Music is ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2016: COAST FL75R Headlamp

The Camping Authority Announces Annual Gear Award for the COAST FL75R Headlamp There are a few pieces of gear that are essential for enjoying the outdoors. This is the gear that will save you in a bind and you may ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2016: 360fly HD

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The Camping Authority Announces Annual Gear Award for the 360fly HD camera. Animal fun fact for the day: Dragonflies have 360-degree vision! Another less-fun fact: You, sadly, do not. Lucky for us, technology has caught up to our superhero aspirations ...

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gadgets

You know the feeling. You’ve been wandering around the department store for the past 2 hours. Reading packaging…picking up items…putting them back down. It’s almost like the holiday gift-buying season is some bizarre stress test that’s designed to take you ...

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The Trip Tarp Is A Clever Way To Pack Your Gear

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“OMG I think I forgot the stove…” I’ve been there. I’m halfway to the campground and it dons on me that I forgot a crucial piece of gear. Checklists are great, but if you’re a visual learner like me, you ...

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