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Survival Hax – Tactical LED Pen

Survival Hax – Tactical LED Pen

We recently had the opportunity to test out the Survival Hax – Tactical LED Pen.  This device is a nice little survival tool.  It has a bright LED flashlight at one end; a strikeable flint / fire-starter in the middle of the pen; and a hard carbide-tip sleeve that screws over the pen-end of the device. The flashlight is a lot brighter than you would expect from the size.  I’ve had several small LED lights over the years and this…

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Survival Hax 10-in-1 Survival Kit – Product Review

Survival Hax 10-in-1 Survival Kit – Product Review

We just had the opportunity to try out Survival Hax’s 10-in-1 survival kit – what a compact and durable kit!  The sturdy metal carabineer can clip easily onto your belt loop or backpack zipper, and for just a few ounces of weight, you’ll have all the tools you need to fish and start a fire. The braided paracord is military grade and unfurls out to a 4-foot length; enough for a small clothes line or other use. Attached to the…

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Illuminet

Illuminet

Over the past few weeks, my kids and I have had a lot of fun testing the Illuminet.  What is an Illuminet (you ask)?  Well, it’s a gadget-studded bug net that’s built to withstand the great outdoors.  If your next adventure is taking you to a beach, campground, mountains, or lakes – this handy toy is versatile enough to keep all of your campers busy.  And it’s durable enough to last for many more adventures down the road. The cool…

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Camping Shovel

Camping Shovel

A good camping shovel should only cost you $10-$50. And depending on your preference, it can be easily strapped to your backpack, clipped to your belt, or stowed under a car seat. The need for a shovel may not be immediately apparent…until you get into the woods. A shovel comes in handy for tent placement – whether you need to dig a small rain trench around your tent or dig up some rocks in your tent’s footprint. But the most…

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Gifts for Campers

Gifts for Campers

Gifts for Campers These gifts for campers were compiled from years of outdoor adventures and family and friend’s experiences. We only listed reputable vendors and continue to test products and revise this page for your use. At the bottom of the page, there are buying guides and product review links that delve into features and product details. Flashlights / Headlamps The great outdoors can be a dark place after sunset…which makes light a great gift for campers of all ages!…

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Camping Gear

Camping Gear

Having the right tool can make any job look easy. The same is true for camping gear. Having the right equipment and knowing how to use it can make the difference between a warm night’s sleep and a cold one; a dry backpack and a wet one; a hot meal and stale granola. Below are some tools to help you evaluate the factors that are worth considering when it comes to choosing your camping gear, as you mark off the…

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Camping Checklist

Camping Checklist

Sometimes the best way to start a plan is with a to-do list. The camping checklist below was put together as a brainstorm tool. Depending on the climate and your circumstances, you may want to refine your list to better suit your planned trip. Be practical. For example, it took me years to realize that my large Rambo-style knife and 5-pound folding shovel were not needed on the family weekend getaway. Sometimes packing too much can be more disastrous than…

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