In Review: Nocs Provisions Standard Issue Waterproof Binoculars

Whether you’re spending time in your backyard, front porch, or off in the parks and forests, you’ll find yourself wanting to see something that’s further away. You might be the nosy neighbor on the street, trying to see what, exactly, is on your roof, or what bird that is hiding up in the branches. For that, you want a pair of binoculars. Perhaps even a pair like the Nocs Provisions Standard Issue Waterproof Binoculars that we spent time with.

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Introducing: BioLite AlpenGlow

Used to be, if you wanted a lantern for camping, it was Coleman or nothing. While I do have one of those liquid fuel lanterns sitting on my workbench at the moment, these days, it’s all about battery-powered lanterns that house LEDs. Those were – at first – just one intensity, and then got to be dimmable. And now, with the BioLite AlpenGlow, you’ve got even more options.

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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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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 paddling with the Oru Origami Kayak

A few days ago, we brought you some options for camping in cold weather. Well, what about for when things warm up (or you live in a warmer climate)? Then you might be thinking about hitting the water. Usually, that means you need a bit of storage space for a boat, even a small kayak. With something like the Oru Origami Kayak line, however, storage space becomes much less of a concern.

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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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