Here’s a product that will blow your mind. A cooler powered by the Sun. Fittingly, the company is called GoSun. GoSun is almost closing its IndieGoGo campaign. You know ia good product when it raises 3,672% of its goal. The GoSun Chill is a battery powered cooler that doesn’t require any ice. The kicker isContinue reading “The Sun Burns at 10,340 degrees Fahrenheit. Use That Power To Cool Your Cokes.”
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You Might Want to Buy a Sleeping Bag with Integrated Pad
We can put a man on the moon, but we can’t buy a sleeping pad with a built in pad? This can be said No More! But it ain’t cheap folks, and it’s a lot harder if you live in the United States. Memorial day is here, which typically is the opening weekend for campingContinue reading “You Might Want to Buy a Sleeping Bag with Integrated Pad”
Only Buy One of These Snorkels, and the Kids Will Fight Over It. So Better Buy None or Enough for All Them.
When you go to the “About Us” section of our web page, you’ll see Sam wearing a Subea Snorkel. We bought it at Decathlon in Nanning, China. I also bought 18 pairs of underwear at that store for $2.50/ea, but that’s a different story for a different time. These Snorkels are fantastic. Really easy toContinue reading “Only Buy One of These Snorkels, and the Kids Will Fight Over It. So Better Buy None or Enough for All Them.”
And You Thought it Snowed a Lot this Winter? Not as Much as 1888.
In 1888, no one had radar or weather forecasts. Nothing told families spread out across the prairie that weather would be turning for the worse or if precipitation was incoming. On January 12, 1888, the northern plains of Minnesota, Dakotas and Nebraska experienced unseasonably warm weather. People flocked outside to work on outdoor projects afterContinue reading “And You Thought it Snowed a Lot this Winter? Not as Much as 1888.”
What Should You Take When You Travel Internationally? Maybe Try This Tool For Cleaning Clothes.
Walking through Europe in the summer can get quite sweaty. I’ve walked through Machu Pichu in March. I’ve had clinging clothes in China. I’ve had a lot of Swass in Spain. I know rank clothes. As I’ve gotten older, the B.O. seems to cling a little more. Anyone share the pain? The Sonic Soak UltrasonicContinue reading “What Should You Take When You Travel Internationally? Maybe Try This Tool For Cleaning Clothes.”
Camping Survival, Solitude and the Amazing Journey of a Young Man
Luke and Sam both loved Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen, a book of survival, ingenuity and solitude. A 13 year old boy survives a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness, and begins a journey of survival and self discovery that everyone should read. If you’d like to buy our pick for the best camping and survivalContinue reading “Camping Survival, Solitude and the Amazing Journey of a Young Man”
How Do You Build a Canal Before Power Equipment?
Before automobiles, the telephone, electricity or any large earth moving construction equipment of any kind, the United States undertook one of the greatest engineering achievements in history. They connected the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the country of Panama. In the same way that setting out to put a man on the moon was aContinue reading “How Do You Build a Canal Before Power Equipment?”
Summer Read Series: A Cyclist They Called “The Cannibal.”
In the annals of Professional Cycling, no one dominated the sport like Eddy Merckx. Before the controversies surrounding PED’s, Eddy was crushing opponents, and doing it consistently, every week…until of course his insatiable appetite for success became his undoing. In professional baseball, Cy Young has what is considered an unbreakable record 511 career wins. WalterContinue reading “Summer Read Series: A Cyclist They Called “The Cannibal.””
This Book About a Horse Deserved a Trilogy of Movies, Not Just a Single Feature.
Is it really possible that a book about a horse should warrant a Hollywood movie? Absolutely Yes! And not only that, Laura Hillenbrand’s blockbuster book deserves a trilogy. Seabiscuit, An American Legend, by Laura Hillenbrand is a #1 New York Times Bestseller about the most popular race horse in American history. Yeah, that sounds sortContinue reading “This Book About a Horse Deserved a Trilogy of Movies, Not Just a Single Feature.”
Read Which First? The Book or the Movie? This Summer Read Might Settle the Debate.
There is an ongoing debate on which to do first. Should you watch the movie or read the book? I think Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand might settle the debate. Louis Zamperini lived one of the most amazing lives you’ve never heard of. An Olympic runner noticed by Hitler himself, his athletic career is worthy ofContinue reading “Read Which First? The Book or the Movie? This Summer Read Might Settle the Debate.”