- Producer08/12/2016Waterproof and Breathable Outdoor Clothing.A few years ago I wrote an article on waterproof outdoor clothing for the website of an outdoor retailer that was to be used as an online consumer guide and internally as a staff training document....
- Producer24/11/201610 Most Effective Tips For Pool CleaningFore more details:1. How to brush a swimming pool to remove algae and smooth the plaster 2. How to add chlorine to your swimming pool - YouTube 3. How to Brush Your Inground Pool Walls - YouTube 4. How to Clean Pool Filter Cartridge - The...
- Producer03/11/2016Overnight Camping Gear Must-HavesGoing out into the wilderness in order to rekindle one’s connection to the nature is a great idea. Unfortunately, a lot of people take this notion only half way through. Going to the park is still not good enough and neither is going on a two hours...
- 18/10/2016Smart Outdoor Watchgrendz.com Casio Computer Co in late March will release the WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch, an Android Wear wrist device with water resistance to 50 meters and built to military standard specifications. The new WSD-F10 wrist device is optimal for the outdoors,...
- 21/08/2016If you need to get off grid but still need some power - without building a power station of your own. Great for camping, boating, RVing - or living in a van down by the river.My New Zamp 40 Watt Portable Solar Charging System Model ZS 40 P This is a brief video to show you the new solar power system I will be using for my portable ham radio videos starting in 2015. This is the Zamp 40 Watt...
- 31/07/2016Una Herramienta Escencial para Viajeros...This portable grill is powered by the sun This is the GoSun Grill. http://www.gosunstove.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/sunwindworker https://www.facebook.com/gosunstove...
- 23/07/2016A quick cabin that is collapsible and portable; currently used for Renaissance Fairs and outdoor festivals in the UK, PodPads are a great alternative to tents. They are modular, set up quickly, are wired and plugged to run the accessories you need - and have an off-grid solar collection system disguised as a funky 'SunFlower'. These could also be used as a backyard alternative to an artists studio - or rent them out for your own B-n-B ala the growing share economy. Caution - there is a low roof line, and they are not self contained; there is not a toilet, sink, shower, stove top in them. But an enterprising and crafty person could well fab something together from existing accessory or camp providers. If you wanted a semi-permanent cabin alternative for the back woods - this folds down and is easily transported by a small car with a little cargo trailer. Water proof, and secure with a locking door - it is safer than a tent, more flexible than a tiny home trailer, and distinctly affordable.Podpads - the luxury camping brand | Podpadspodpads.com Boutique, Alternative, Posh, Fancy Camping or simply Glamping. Call it what you like – but, staying with Podpads will give you that unforgettable smug, snug experience of camping...
- 19/06/2016Are you a Digital Nomad, a Remote Office Worker, or a busy student that actually takes classes and academics seriously? Then LifePack could be the answer you need to stay organized, connected, well supplied and even secured.
This techno-pack has completed it's crowdfunding and will be available at the $149 price-point, with a few optional upgrades (like a waterproof bag cover - an essential for the daily grind in Seattle or those foggy rainy London assignments).
Keeping your Work / Life Balance in mind, the pack is divided into 2 smart compartments. The 'Work' side houses pockets & organizers for your laptop, cell phone, tablet, business cards, receipts and actual paper documents (remember those?!!?). Padded compartments keep your devices insulated from drops & bumps. And coupling it all together to keep your work side powered, is an integrated Solar Bank that provides up to 6 complete charges for your iPhone device. Additionally the Solar bank houses two speakers to get your music fix while you are 'working'. While walking about - an outer solar panel will help top off the charge on the Solar Bank. The 'Life' side of the bag will keep your traveling essentials; underwear, socks, glasses, t-shirts, a fresh dress shirt, board-shorts & suntan lotion. All the gear you truly need to successfully be a genuine Digital Nomad.
Lifepack has some other great & ingenious features worth mentioning. It is of course weather resistant. An integrated cable lock keeps the zippers shut and your bag tethered - all deterrents against theft. There are four integrated hidden pockets that allow you to keep your ATM Cars, Passport, and Phone always within easy reach - never dig and dig again for the stuff you NEED when traveling. The Passport Pocket even has a mesh lining to keep your RFID info safe. It is available in Grey or Black - but for my money and preference; make it BLACK. But the all important feature....the bottle opener.
Enjoy the video - look for it soon.Smart Solar Powered & Anti-Theft Backpack - Lifepack The Company re-invented the mobile office. Solar powered USB charger, Bluetooth speakers, integrated lock, and an organized storage system. cool gadget.......
Comments19/06/2016 #3 Louise SmithOnce I nearly missed my plane flying El Al from Jerusalem to London. They totally emptied and took my backpack apart then xrayed it. It was small with 7kg of stuff and they couldn't pack it back in quick enough. I had a system and had to convince them to let me do it . Then they ran with me across the tarmac to get me on the plane with seconds to spare ! Making this back pack air travel friendly may be an important consideration !
- 16/06/2016Do you have a weekend get away - want some moto fun but don't want to carry or ride a full size bike ? Do you have miles of bicycle trails that you want to enjoy but hate the up hills ? Do you live on a boat - or a van down by the river and need a way to get around town quickly ? This could be your solution!
Say hello to the Super 73
The Super 73 has the look of an old lawn mower mini bike from the 70's - that boxy frame is welded into my child hood memories, and I have suffered many a rash from a 5 hp mower motor. Ah, youth before the interwebz.
Powered by a Lithium battery, and of course its' pedals, the bike is capable of speed rushes up to 25 mph. Running on fat beach tires with a 4.25 foot print and 20 inch wheels stopped by disk brakes at each end. This hummer is ready for the sand or the dirty back woods. The 1000 watts of umph is at the touch of your thumb - though I would have preferred a conventional wrist twist throttle.
The battery is removable, so you can charge it in your office while you grind away at work. A charge will last a claimed 20 miles. But the best feature of all?... the integrated bottle holder and opener - admit it, you know you gotta have those. Add a set of lights, and run it as a commuter? No campus will safe again. Sure - why not.
Early adopter price is 1799 - get it quickThe Super 73, 1000 Watt Electric Bike Lithium Cycles has this week taken to Kickstarter to raise the $25,000 they require to take their new Super 73 electric bike into production. The Super 73...
- 16/06/2016I was pretty excited when this hit the Start Up venue and maxed it out with the Record in funding. The Coolest Cooler features a rechargeable blender, LED lights for night time, a bottle opener, concealed plates and a Blue Tooth speaker that can Sync up to your smart phone for playing the tunes. It will also charge your device with a USB plug. Perfect for tailgating parties, BBQs, Boat outings or Living off grid in a van down by the River.Coolest Cooler: A Portable Party http://coolest.com/ You know that sexy growl that a sports car makes? The Coolest Cooler’s built-in blender doesn’t sound anything like that. But it’s got...
- 28/05/2016Classic automobiles got their start with many cross over parts from the bicycle world at the turn of the last century. They Ford Quadracycle being one of the most notable. Modern car makers are looking to transition offerings back into the bicycle realm to offset their carbon foot-print. This offering is from Audi - it is a couple of years old, and still not in production yet.
The prototype concept of the Worthersee bike is aimed at the BMX stunting crowd rather than the mountain biking or commuting crowd. I don't know that this makes smart sense as most mt bikers are not looking to spend nearly 10K (projected price) on a bike to thrash. It has a stunt and wheelie mode, and allows you to synch your smart phone right to the bike. With the down loaded app - it will track your ride and 'award points' to your social media cred for stunts and tricks. I am not the target market for that vein anymore.
However as a commuter, with a more comfortable seat, it has potential. A top speed of 50 mph, with a range of 30-44 miles and a charge time of 2.5 hours to it's lithium ion battery; this could be a viable commuter for the Seattle bike trail maze. The handle bar houses an LED light bar and taillights are integrated into the thin seat. A full suspension bike with 26 inch tires, weighing in at under 50 pounds, it would be perfect for apartment dwellers in the urban sprawl. All throughout the bike, technology reigns supreme. A carbon fiber frame, CF wheels, 9 speed gear drive, disk brakes fore & aft, and integrated charging cradle for your smart phone - all speak to today's techno geek.
It's been 4 years since its' debut, still no production. I hate when auto manufactures tease a product (this one even has its' own facebook page) and then never produce it. *Jeep is one of the worst offenders at that.
Until it hits the market - enjoy the videoAudi e-bike Official - A bicycle that runs at 80 kmph HD ~ Audi e Bike - A bicycle that runs at 80 kmph .. .. .. !! Audi unveiled an extremely emotion-inspiring sports machine, the Audi e-bike Wörthersee at...
Comments28/05/2016 #1 Lisa GallagherI will pass on this since it's 10K. Would be great to have a bike that does have a very comfortable seat and goes at the speed this Audi BMX bike does. I'm surprised they didn't work on manufacturing a bike which would attract triathletes and/or those who do bike racing. Audi would possibly do quite well in that arena as long as they kept their price below 5k. Interesting @Brian McKenzie, thanks for sharing!
- Camp .... The Summer Adventure
These are the excursions of the Starship Tent
Your 3 season mission:
To dominate at new trailheads
To geek out, camp life; red shirt paradise
To boldly spend a full night under the stars
While still just a concept, and likely not to get off the ground due to licensing issues - Dave Delisle has crafted the perfect escape pod for your weekend get away, or run away from civilization camp module. A great design with a nod to the beloved TV Series, I would definitely buy it. I could make the perfect B-n-B solution for back yard camping geek-outs when the ComiCon is in town and everything is sold out. Just don't show up in the Red Shirt Sleep Jammies - they don't bode well for survivability; unless you are a Scot and an Engineer.
- I had an ex-girlfriend that wouldn't go camping because there were not flush toilets. Needless to say - we did not survive the summer camping season. I like to camp. One summer between Sophomore and Junior year of college - I lived in a GP Medium Military tent; it was designed to sleep 12 without bunks...and it was bigger than my dorm room, I felt like I was nearly living in a castle. more on that later -
Where do you do what you gotta do when you hafta go do? It's not something most people want to talk about - but it is a necessity of life. One of the things that bothered me about Walden - is that never once does he address hygiene, a critical element if you are living off grid and self sufficient - away from the civility of flush toilets.
Introducing - the Royal thrown of camp toilets - as it is heavy, a bit of work to set up and drain and it is expensive. The Palm Springs camp toilet, yes - it even 'flushes'. Remember, a gallon of water is about 6 pounds - so when this unit is full - it will be close to 40 pounds - and not fun to move, plan accordingly.Palm Springs Outdoor 5 Gal Portable Outdoor Camping Recreation Toilet Palm Springs Outdoor 5 Gal Portable Outdoor Camping Recreation Toilet. Self-contained portable toilet for camp site, boat, RV, or other recreation Sturdy...
- It's time to pack up and hit the road, spend the weekends camping, out seeking the adventure of trails, lakes, beachs and what have you. Time to play hard and get dirty, squish the sand between your toes, make a viral face plant water skiing vid - it is all now at a moments notice, a full tank of gas away.
But what of the clean up - the dirty, muddy, mucky, sandy, filthy awards that you earned while enjoying the great outdoors. (not to mention the smell of wet dog)
Enter the RinseKit portable shower! The size of a standard ice chest cooler, filled with tap water right from the spicket, it gives a pressurized shower for about two full minutes. Not a 'Hollywood' shower - but enough to get the sand off your feet, the mud off your ankles and the big chunks off that dog.
Enjoy the outdoors - just don't smell like you live there. Perfect for camping, tiny homes or that off grid yurt.
The pressurized one is already on the market and around $100 - a heated unit is still in crowd funding; but until then, you can fill the current offering up with hot water if you do not want to wait.RinseKit : Pressurized Portable Shower RinseKit is a pressurized, portable shower that's like having a hose to go. With no pumping and no batteries, RinseKit fills with two gallons of water from...
- Producer25/05/20168 Modern Gadgets and Items for Comfort CampingFor some people, the idea of "camping" means being in a hotel with a slow wireless connection and no room service. Even if someone doesn't identify as being an "outdoors-y" type of person, there are definitely modern ways to keep comfort levels high...
Comments25/05/2016 #2 John WilliamsI don't know if the whole point of being in nature and trying to separate yourself with your daily life in the city can be still achieved with these devices, maybe for certain type of campers not, but I would definitely take the espresso maker and an inflatable tent.
- 24/05/2016saw this and couldn't resist to say I am intrigued for handling, steering and of course the work out - I have always been fascinated by bicycles.
Their origins brought the Wright Brothers to Flight and Henry Ford to the American rendition of the Car.
The TwiCycle uses a hand crank steering set to drive the front wheel, while the rear is powered by traditional foot. Both look to have a derailer on them, so both ends are multi speed. I am looking forward to riding the off road version with knobbie tires through the woods and dirty uphills
It is in crowd funding process right now - so no price or availability - but interesting to watch the developments.TwiCycle - Gym On Wheels Twicycle Cycle With Your Arms, Legs or Both, teaser trailer Twicycle enables you to workout your upper body in addition to your lower body. Visit...
- Are you out tent camping with a vehicle, or have a small tow along RV trailer and need to wash your clothes? - The Yirego Drumi could be your smart solution to staying out longer, packing less, and keeping spring fresh. The foot powered washing 'machine' allows your to get your clothes clean in off grid areas. In a small compact size you can easily wash those stinky socks... and yes, please DO.
It takes about 10 minutes to do a load for wash and rinse, uses no electricity and only requires about a maximum of 2.5 gallons of water to function. Just foot pump your way through the wash and rinse cycles. The Drumi is shaped like an R2D2 droid and is less than knee high. The spinning canister can hold up to 5 lbs of clothes per load, about 6 t-shirts.
The inventor Yi Jiang has the Drumi out on Indiegogo for funding. Take a look. Give it a nod, share, or drop some cash. It is a smart rendition of getting laundry done. For the dry cycle, you are relying on a hang dry - but this is the case in many places overseas as well as camping. Clothes driers are simply extinct.The Drumi Off Grid Foot Powered Washer | YiREGO Discover a new way to wash your personal delicates with the Drumi. This design challenges the public laundry experience while also solving the common...
- I had a science teacher that used to joke - you are not going to be able to plug your devices into a current bush while you are out in the woods. This little number from Biolite Energy solves your cook, heating, and charging needs in one small package. About the size of a large water bottle, the jet stove allows you to get a fire fast and efficiently from twigs and debris that is readily handy while out on the trail. No need to bring heavy white gas bottles with you for cooking. This tiny stove unit is more reliable than solar power options, especially in forested regions. The USB port is ready to charge your devices, run your camp accessories or power LED lights.
There is a larger version as well, in case you are trailer camping, or you are homesteading in an off grid hovel. Enjoy the video
Find their web site at http://www.bioliteenergy.com/Introducing the new BioLite CampStove www.BioLiteStove.com BioLite stoves make cooking on wood as fast, clean and easy as petroleum fuels while generating electricity to keep your gadgets...
- Turn Water into Wine .... well not quite - this is Turn Air into Water !
While pushing the pedals for mountain biking, you need to hydrate - and you can only carry so much water with you. This innovative new product from Fontus allows you to turn ambient air into water. Air forced into a forward facing grilled duct fills the bottle with water at a rate of about half a liter per hour (17 ounces) - working best in warm and humid climate regions. Currently in crowd funding mode, inventor Kristof Retezar, is aiming for a product price of $100 for launch. The bottle is mounted to the frame of the bike under the top frame rail. There is a walking / hiking model planned too. That unit will have a solar panel to assist the dehumidification process. Enjoy the video
Their website is http://fontus.at/Fontus - A Self-Filling Water Bottle Fontus is a self-filling water bottle for your bicycle. This device collects the moisture contained in the air, condenses it and stores it as safe drinking...
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