Life Straw Go Water Bottle and Filter

The Life Straw Go water bottle with integrated water filter is a great item to have on any kind of adventure or to just keep in with your emergency kit. Not only is it extremely well built and rugged, it is also extremely easy to use. Plus, it comes with a handy carabiner for attaching…

Solartab solar panel battery pack

As its name suggests, the Solartab is a solar panel with an integrated battery pack that has two USB power output charging ports. The built-in Mono- crystalline solar panel on the Solartab has an output of 5.5 watts, which is enough to completely charge the Solartab’s internal 13,000mAh Lithium- Polymer battery from dead to full…

Fenix HL60R 950 Lumen Headlamp

With the Fenix HL60R Headlamp, sundown will no longer slow you down on your next adventure in the great outdoors. This headlamp has it all: a super bright LED, durable high-grade aluminum housing, it’s USB rechargeable, and it even has a IPX-8 waterproof rating, which means it can be submerged 2 meters. The HL60R isn’t…

MDT 40m Ham Radio QRP Transceiver Kit

If you enjoy ham radio kit building, then you are definitely going to want to hear about the MDT DSB QRP transceiver kit from ozQRP. This article will be more of a real-world, operational performance review of this radios’ capabilities, not a walkthrough on how to build it. The 40 meter MDT kit (Minimalist Double…

Rockagator Waterproof Backpack

Keep all your gear nice and dry on your next rain drenched back country expedition with the Rockagator RG-25 2nd Generation 40 liter REFLECT Series floating backpack. When bad weather and white water unexpectedly show up on your outdoor adventures, most backpacks run home to momma, cowering in fear – but not the Rockagator RG-25….

Magellan eXplorist 110 handheld GPS

When you need to navigate in harsh conditions, the Magellan eXplorist 110 handheld GPS receiver can easily handle the job while your iPhone stays safe at home or in your pack. The eXplorist 110 is rugged, waterproof, runs for 18 hours on a pair of AA batteries, has a bright 2.2” color transflective screen that…

Luminaid Packlite 16 Inflatable LED Lantern

The LuminAID PackLite 16 is a cool little LED camp lantern/flashlight that boasts some really fun and useful features. First of all, the PackLite 16 is solar powered, so you never need to replace its batteries. It’s waterproof and when inflated, it will float in water. The PackLite 16 puts out 65 Lumens, takes 7-10…

BioLite Camp Stove

The BioLite Camp Stove is an amazing wood burning stove that utilizes a TEG (Thermo Electric Generator) to generate electricity from the heat of the fire. That electricity is used to charge a built-in lithium ion battery. That battery is used to power an electric fan that blows on the fire to help it burn…

Motorola FRS Talkabout WalkieTalkies

Let’s face it. When you go way out into the backcountry with your friends, the only useful communication you can hope to achieve with your cellphone is using the glass screen as a signal mirror. This is where walkie talkie radios like the Motorola FRS Talkabout MS350R can really come in handy for keeping in…

ParaPak Survival Kit

The ParaPak emergency kit is one of the most complete and compact kits I have ever encountered. I don’t know how they do it, but there are over 30 items stuffed inside the ParaPak container (which doubles as a canteen), including a pocket knife, lighter, food, water purification tablets, stove, matches, rope, cooking cup, emergency…

LD-5 HF Ham Radio QRP Transceiver

The LD-5, made in USA, by LNR Precision Inc. is an amazing little 5 band SSB/CW Amateur Radio QRP Transceiver that’s small and light enough to fit in just about any backpack. this makes it one of the most portable SSB multi-band HF rigs currently on the market. Not only is the LD-5 small in…

Cobra CXR 925 MicroTalk FRS Radios

Have you ever been on a camping trip or family vacation where cellphone service is either spotty or non-existent? If you answered yes, then you know how staying in touch with the other members of your family or group can quickly go from unreliable to impossible right when you need it the most. This is…