Ready for summer grilling and chilling – the BioLite FirePit Cooking Kit

We’ve written about BioLite and their FirePit a few times in the past, both in terms of reviewing the original version (you can see that here), as well as some of the improvements that they made earlier this year. Well, now we’re back into the swing of backyard grilling and campfires, so we thought we’d bring this back up, as we saw a small price drop on the BioLite FirePit Cooking Kit.

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New packs from Gregory Packs help keep the stink at bay

When you’re going to be backpacking for an extended amount of time, odor is, well, something you need to deal with. If you’re in the backcountry, you don’t have shower access, so you may get a bit ripe between the exertion and the campfires. Of course, your pack – especially an internal frame one – hugs close to your body, and can get a bit unpleasant as well. At least, until Gregory Packs released the Katmai and Kalmia.

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In Review: AquaVault FlexSafe

Until I ran across some ads for the AquaVault FlexSafe, being able to lock up some smaller items – a phone, camera, or wallet – wasn’t anything I had given too much thought to. Either I’ve got the stuff on my person, or it’s tucked away in a spot that’s not publicly accessible. However, as it seems like we might be able to get out and do more soon, maybe you’re thinking something like the AquaVault FlexSafe might be a solid choice to protect your valuables.

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Another way to stay connected in the wild – the Bivy Stick Blue

We tend to think of communications as being ubiquitous. Our cell phones have become part of our EDC, and we just expect to be able to get a signal wherever we are, allowing us to check in, see the weather forecast, and the like. You might be surprised, then, if you head off down a trail and find out you don’t have any reception at all. That’s where the Bivy Stick Blue comes in.

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Get adjusted to temperature swings with Sea to Summit

While I do rather enjoy camping in the fall and in the spring (due to the cooler daytime temps) there is one thing that’s always a bit uncertain – and that’s just how variable temperatures can be throughout the day. You may wake up needing a sweatshirt and then head into a point of being in shorts and a t-shirt later in the day. Sea to Summit has some items that can help you navigate those fluctations.

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Roundup: staying cozy outside in the springtime

I don’t know about you and your family, but when things start warming up and we see the snow start to disappear, we’re all good and ready to head on outside. And sure, while 40s feel like a heatwave after the winter, there’s no denying the fact that it’s not actually that warm. So, if you’re spending some time outdoors, whether in your backyard or in a park, we’ve got some items here that will help keep you comfortable.

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Oru has made some updates

It was not all that long ago that we first introduced you to the foldable, portable, Oru Kayaks. As we can start seeing warmer weather approaching, the idea of launching a boat into the water becomes a bit more realistic. If you don’t have a lot of space to store a full-size canoe or kayak, the options from Oru – particularly the two newly updated ones – may be of interest for you.

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Get ready to sleep outside with new tents from Sea to Summit

Here in Chicagoland, it seems the depths of snow we were getting buried under have melted away, and we’ve been getting some rather lovely sun and warmer temps – which means it’s time to start making plans for camping, of course! If you’re looking for a new tent, you’ll want to look at these new models from Sea to Summit.

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Now Funding: the Coalatree Baseline Midlayer

If you’re not aware by now, I like seeing the things that the crew at Coalatree are doing with their unique combination of plastics and used coffee grounds to come up with clothing that’s comfortable, looks great, and is ready for outdoors action. Whatever you’re doing outside, layers are key to comfort, and the Coalatree Baseline Midlayer looks like a solid upgrade to your standard hoodie.

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