Now Funding: GoSun Chillest Cooler

Memorial Day has come and gone, and you most likely encountered a cooler at some point during the long weekend. Big or small, it had some form of ice – either the big bag of ice from the convenience store, or reusable ice packs you pulled out of the freezer. What if you didn’t need either of those, and could still keep your food and beverages cold? That’s what the GoSun Chillest Cooler is offering up.

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Memorial Day Sale on Biolite

You know, over my time reviewing a number of different Biolite products (camp stove, fire pit, head lamp, and battery pack), I’ve come to appreciate the approach that the brand has to being in the outdoors, whether in your backyard or out in a campground. Just in time to stock up for your summertime camping, they’ve got a sale running on some of their items.

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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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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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Here’s some gear for the cold weather outdoors

Often, when it’s cold out, we just want to stay in. But we’ve also been staying in for a year now, so you might want to get out there and get some fresh air. If it’s more than a walk around the block, you might want some gear to, say, go camping. Yes, a lot of your warm weather gear will still work, but there are three items we’ve got here you might want to add in.

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Now Funding: Trekka Element Jacket

Whenever I’m considering what gear – and specifically, what clothing – to bring on a camping trip, one big consideration is “will this melt if it gets an ember on it?” That’s the issue with synthetic materials – while they can be breathable and waterproof, they’ll not stand up to heat. That is, until this Trekka Element Jacket hit Kickstarter.

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The BioLite FirePit – now accesorized!

If you recall, over the summer, we went hands-on with the BioLite Camp Stove (seen here). I came away impressed with the little stove (and the gadgety goodness it brought to the mix). Well, if you’re thinking you want that tech, but supersized, they’ve got you covered. The BioLite FirePit has been around a bit (and looks pretty cool in my opinion), and today’s news extends it’s capabilities.

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Doing some backyard cooking with the BioLite CampStove 2

If you recall, back in April we told you about a new carbon-neutral BioLite CampStove 2 bundle (right here). As I mentioned in that article, we had a sample coming in for review. And while the lockdowns prevented us from going camping (so far), I did take this through some paces in our backyard, just to get an idea of how the BioLite CampStove 2 works.

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