Category Archives for "Gear"

BioLite Portable Grill

We’ve featured the BioLite CampStove before. Now we’ve got the Grill attachment. The BioLite CampStove alone is great for boiling water or cooking 1 thing at a time. The Grill adds on more surface area to cook more items, as well as grill your food too. The compact design has stability legs which fold away for transport and storage. Easily restoke your fire by opening the Fuel Intake flap to give you direct control over the flame levels. Like I said before, I’m still amazed that this CampStove can recharge your USB devices while you cook food to recharge yourself.


G.E.A.R. Seat Covers

What better way to add storage to your car than with seat covers outfitted with the MOLLE system? You can add/remove and rearrange packs as needed. Keep your seats looking new while you store your tools, pens, notebooks or whatever else you want in these pouches.

Sno Brum

Cleaning off the snow on your car sucks. Usually you have the brush which takes forever, and by the time you clear it off, the snow piles right back up. The Snow Brum is 6″ x 17″ with an expandable handle up to 46″ – which can clear off your roof, windshield and hood in seconds. Comes with a scraper end which will tackle stuck on ice, too.

ELM 327 Bluetooth OBD2 Scan Tool

Sometimes I get a light on my dashboard and it means nothing to me. I wish I had more detail. That ever happen to you? Use the tool the pros use and grab the ELM 327 Bluetooth OBD2 Scan Tool. It hooks into your cars diagnostics port (usually under the dashboard) and connects to your iOS/Android device via Bluetooth and helps you troubleshoot that nagging dashboard error light.

Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap

Having camera weight on your neck is a real pain in the neck (see what I did there?). Get yourself the BlackRapid Camera Strap and put that weight on your shoulder. Great for vacations where you want to have your camera on you all the time. The strap allows you to quickly compose your shot, then let the camera hang by your side. Uses the tripod mounting hole to secure your camera to the strap. They sell accessories that will allow you to still be able to use your tripod. Compatible with point and shoot cameras as well.

Netatmo Personal Weather Station for Mobile Devices

Start your own discreet urban weather station with the Netatmo Weather Station. Stick one of the tubular sensors where you want to measure the weather and it’ll start reporting temperature, humidity, air quality, barometric pressure and more all to your iOS or Android device. A pretty cool device to add to your morning routine.

Split Pea Lighter

Looking for the coolest lighter you can find? Check out the Split Pea lighter from County Comm. They claim this is the worlds smallest lighter in production. Made from stainless steel it measures in at a petite 1.3″ with a 0.5″ diameter. Using regular lighter fluid you can fill it up and leave it with your camping or survival gear so you’ll never forget matches again. If you decide to bring it on a trip with you, don’t forget about it in your pocket and pack it in your checked baggage. Otherwise you’ll have a heck of a time explaining to the TSA what it is and why you have it!

Olloclip iPhone Camera Lens

If you’re an aspiring iPhoneographer, you may want to add this lens kit to your arsenal. Sporting a fish-eye, macro and wide angle lens in this kit, you’ll be ready to shoot whatever comes at you. The lens unit clips onto the corner of your iPhone 4 or 4S and is ready to go. No need to install an app! Link price below is for iPhone 4 & 4S – Olloclip for iPhone 5 also available.


There’s nothing more important than fire when you’re camping, or if you’re trying to survive. The oldest trick in the books is a firesteel. Lightweight, compact and easy to carry. This firesteel will last for 12,000 strikes and is good to start campfires, stoves and even gas barbecues. The 2,980 degree Celcius spark will easily ignite small piles of dry grass, paper and other flammable objects. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t have one or even two of these!

Digits Conductive Glove Pins

You and your touchscreen phone need each other. Don’t let the cold weather and some gloves get in the way! These conductive pins transfer your energy to the phones touchscreen through your gloves. The end result, you stay warm and your phone feels the love.

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