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GoTenna off-grid communication

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I'm always interested in new options in off-grid communication, so GoTenna immediately caught my eye. This two-way cell phone antenna device allows two cell phone users to text and share location with each other (or other GoTenna users in the area) whenever and wherever they may find themselves without cellular service: in both wilderness or urban settings. The ...

REI Flash 65L Backpack

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I always feel very well-taken care of by REI; I trust in their store brand products. That said, I've been testing a lot of overnight backpacking packs the past few years, and the REI Flash is the first REI-branded pack I've tried. Bottom line: I shouldn't have waited so long. The REI Flash backpack line offers ...

Anchorpak Travel and Day Bag

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The search for the perfect tote bag is almost as elusive as the search for the perfect travel backpack. I have several top contenders in my arsenal of travel totes, but without a doubt, my new Anchorpak is the most innovative. Designed by a R.I.S.D. trained artist and designer, Anchorpak bags differentiate themselves by their structure and ...

Altec Mini H20 Speaker

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IP67-rated water, sand, shock, and snow-proof construction. Allows simple wireless pairing with compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices from up to 30' away. Lets you accept hands-free calls through the speaker. Provides up to 6 hours of battery life per full charge. Compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled devices. It's the heart of summer road trip season, and every time ...

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Dryfins Swimwear for Guys

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Let me start by saying I'm not a guy, and Dryfins swimwear makes products for guys. That said, I'm the mom of three boys, and as such, I'm acquainted with the problem Dryfins has set out to solve: chafing and rash below the belt caused by those netted liners in men and boys' swimsuits. So sure, this ...

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Eyeskey Waterproof Binoculars

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Recently, I had the opportunity to go birding during a trip to SW Louisiana's Gulf Coast. A few months before that, I was in rural Alberta, and coming up, I have a trip to spot wildlife in Costa Rica and Panama. For all of these trips, I like to bring my own binoculars. Of course, ...

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