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Review: Wazoo Mountaineer Survival Kit Bracelet
posted Aug 20, 2014 by AJ Heil
On the outside, it may look like a simple paracord bracelet... but when you look closer, an incredible array of survival equipment is literally at your fingertips with the Wazoo Mountaineer Survival Kit Bracelet.  Boasted as "the most complete wearable survival kit" on the market, this...
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Collapsible Water Bottles from Hydrapak: A Backpacking/Hiking Solution?
posted Aug 11, 2014 by AJ Heil
Hikers and backpackers of our world are always looking for ways to save space and shave ounces from their gear.  Not only that, but we have generally become much more focused on purchasing and possessing items that will provide the same quality in a simple, smaller,...
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Outdoor Retailer: "Super-Charged" Solar Phone Cases from Secur
posted Aug 11, 2014 by AJ Heil
Technology of the future? It sure seems that way at Outdoor Retailer 2014! Secur has a new line of solar-integrated battery cases for smartphones in development--and they aren't afraid to show it! This new technology allows smartphone users to charge their devices anywhere using advanced photovoltaic cells built...
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Outdoor Retailer: Get Your Gear Fix On! (Day 2)
posted Aug 8, 2014 by AJ Heil
Every year, the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market attracts thousands of exhibitors, vendors, buyers, and industry representatives to Salt Lake City for four full days of intense tradeshow interactions. The Summer OR is a place where new brands are often launched, incredible progress is made for existing...
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