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Best Reason to Avoid a Smartwatch — This Video Is a Warning to All Manly Men

Feb

8

Best Reason to Avoid a Smartwatch — This Video Is a Warning to All Manly Men

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THE BASIC IDEA of a smarthwatch isn’t so bad, but today’s implementations leave something to be desired. For starters, none of them seem worthy of shelling out hundreds of dollars just so you don’t have to pull your smartphone out of your pocket to see a message. There have been some good starts, but groundbreaking? […]

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The PowerPot X 10-watt Portable Generator Will Charge Your Smartphone on the Trail

Jan

12

The PowerPot X 10-watt Portable Generator Will Charge Your Smartphone on the Trail

I CAN’T REMEMBER the last backpacking trip I made without my iPhone, and while I sometimes carry an extra charging battery, I usually just keep my iPhone use to a minimum. For longer trips or heavy smartphone users, look to The PowerPot X, a cool portable generator that turns heat into electricity, available now via […]

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Why Flashlights Make Great Gifts for Men — and the 5 Types Every Man Should Own

Dec

8

Why Flashlights Make Great Gifts for Men — and the 5 Types Every Man Should Own

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EVERY MAN I know wants more flashlights, and at the very least, can appreciate a good flashlight. Flashlights aren’t exactly the most imaginative gift, but frankly, you just can’t go wrong. A man can always stow an extra flashlight in the pickup, the boat, in the toolbox, garage, or under the bed. Always. Besides, flashlights […]

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Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak Review

Nov

26

Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak Review

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QUICK ANSWER: YES, the Lifetime Sport Fisher Kayak is well-built for the $500+ price tag. I have been using the Sport Fisher for fishing with my boys who are ages ten and seven. If we are paddling around a lake, but not fishing, all three of us can comfortable ride. When we start fishing, it […]

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10 Stocking Stuffers for Backpackers: Small Gear Gifts, Big Smiles

Nov

26

10 Stocking Stuffers for Backpackers: Small Gear Gifts, Big Smiles

Backpackers need high quality, reliable equipment in light weight and small packages. When you’re 30 miles or more off the road in the backcountry, the little choices start to matter. Here’s some core, reliable backpacking gear that any backpacker will appreciate. 1. Headlamp Backpackers need headlamps instead of flashlights: First, ever tried to cook on […]

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Can’t Sharpen a Knife? Two Razor Edge Knife Systems Save the Day

Nov

9

Can’t Sharpen a Knife? Two Razor Edge Knife Systems Save the Day

I’ve tried to sharpen knives, but I’m not good at it. Sure, as I attempt to hold the perfect angle against a stone and shave away fine bits of hardened steel, I make the blade marginally sharper than when I started but never sharp like it should be. I want to learn how to sharpen […]

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