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Start Fires, Sharpen Knives, And Cut Through Anything With This Outdoor Knife

10:02 PM 05/19/2018<p>There’s an old adage which goes: “hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.” There’s nothing like a Surviv-All Outdoor Knife …

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Lighthouse Is The Next Big Deal In Home Monitoring Technology

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of evaluating Lighthouse, a new next-generation home security device from a Palo Alto-based startup Lighthouse AI. After spending a couple of weeks with it, using my mom’s New Jersey home for evaluation, I’ve concluded that this remarkable device …

Check out this tiny Navy SEAL survival kit

If there's one group in the military that's trained to survive in the most horrible conditions known to man, it's the U.S. Navy SEALs.<p>From the icy Arctic to humid jungles, SEALs are prepared for any kind of fight against the enemy at a moment's notice.<p>Sometimes, missions don't go as planned, so …

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Qardio Core ECG Monitor

Another fitness-focused tracker, this is not. The Qardio Core ECG Monitor delivers medical-grade data to both your phone and your caregiver the whole …

Facebook 101: All the Facebook Privacy Settings You Need to Check

Before you go ahead and delete your Facebook — don't lie, you've been thinking about it — consider this. Facebook offers users a wide variety of …

Apple Watch can detect abnormal heart rhythms with a 97% accuracy rate

One of the more interesting aspects of the Apple Watch is that the marketing narrative around it has completely changed. When it first launched, the …

Top 20 Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen for 2018

Looking for the perfect gift for an outdoorsman in your life? No matter the occasion, we’ve put together an awesome list of thoughtful gifts that any …

Gigabyte BRIX BLCE-4000C Fanless Mini PC Unveiled

Gigabyte has today unveiled a new addition to their range of fanless mini PC systems, announcing the launch of a new Gemini Lake powered system which …

This portable power station can keep a mini-fridge running for up to 2 days

As more and more companies release portable power stations for use in the outdoors, the ability to keep our electronic devices charged and …

The 10 Best Rugged Travel Duffels of 2018

Features have gotten out of hand. No matter what the product is — be it as simple as a knife or as complex as a camera — we’ve come to expect that …

Put a global mobile hotspot in your carry-on for $127.49

That's a BBH-exclusive discount on the Skyroam Solis, which provides Wi-Fi in over 120 countries (including this one) and offers unlimited data for …

The Fitbit Versa is a $200 smart watch that does more than count steps

Its 4 plus-day battery life and lightweight design makes it easy to see as an everyday life tracker.<p>Fitbit built its fitness tracking business on the concept of counting steps. But here’s the thing: Knowing how far you’ve walked in a day is great, but it’s far from a complete picture of your …

Did a Ski Boot Company Just Perfect the Hiking Boot?

Everyone who’s ever worn ski boots knows that they’re not exactly comfortable, in fact, when they fit <i>correctly</i> they’re often painful. That’s because …

Maybe Stock Up On $15 LifeStraws, In Case Things Go Downhill Soon

LifeStraws are great backpack staples for hiking, or nice gifts for the outdoorsmen in your life. And right now, they’re just $15, which is about as …

This Tiny $16 Power Bank Is What Every Smartphone Needs

<b>* Compatible with iPhone, Samsung, iPad, Kindle and Google Note</b> <b><br>* Power bank can be recharged over 500 times</b> <b><br>* Choose from pink, black, blue or white</b> …

How To: Get Water Out of Your iPhone's Speaker with a Simple App

Look, this article is a judgment-free zone. Whether you dropped your iPhone into a toilet or shower with it on a regular basis (guilty), some water …

Kokopelli's small, tough packraft opens up a world of water and multi-sport adventure

Packrafts aren't a new idea, with roots that extend back centuries, but they have quickly exploded in popularity and become more of a recognizable …

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

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Learn to use your tablet like an ace with these eight iPad Pro tips and tricks

Jessica Lee Star/Digital Trends<p>When the original iPad launched in 2010, it was in many ways a glorified iPhone with a significantly larger screen. …

6 Rugged Gadgets Designed for Your Next Adventure

Technology is a quickly evolving medium with all kinds of interesting and innovative products being released all the time. Some of those products …

I tried out a floatation tank to help my anxiety

For anyone not in the know, a floatation tank is basically a giant pod filled with water and Epsom salts, which allow you to float.<p>I experienced my …

This TP-Link Range Extender Adds 10,000 sq ft of Gigabit WiFi to Any Home Network

Dealing with spotty WiFi is never a fun experience. While Mesh WiFi systems work wonders for your connectivity, if you’re looking to save some money,</i> …

Hunker down safely in 60 mph winds, inside The North Face’s Geodome 4

When it comes to finding the perfect tent to accompany you on your outdoor adventures, you probably look for something that is lightweight, easy to …

Please Stop Me From Buying These 9 Gadgets From Outdoor Retailer

10:00 am<p>Trade shows are like shopping, but on steroids.<p>Despite the roaming dogs and freely flowing beer, trade shows like Outdoor Retailer are …

Cellphone radiation poses no real harm to humans, new research says

Unless you’re a male rat bathing in cellphone radiation, experts say you should be fine<p>Male rats showed a small increase in a kind of heart tumor after exposure to massive amounts of cellphone radiation, a new government study reports. But don’t read too much into that, experts say — because those …

Signal 101: How to Send Disappearing Messages for Ultimate Privacy

With Signal's class-leading end-to-end encryption, you can be sure your messages will remain secure as they travel to the recipient. However, once …

Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Basic Specs:<p><b>Model:</b> Blackbird Lightweight Double Layer Hammock• <b><br>Brand:</b> Warbonnet Outdoors• <b><br>Weight:</b> 1lb 6oz (hammock only) or 1lb 120z (as used with …

Backpacking

Finally A Pair Of Wireless Headphones That Sound As Good As Wired Models And Support Hi-Res Files

If I had a dollar for every product sent to me accompanied with the claim that it was a ‘truly revolutionary product’, I’d be a very wealthy person. The truth is that it’s rare to come across products that are genuinely revolutionary. However, these new Bluetooth wireless headphones from …

PowerWatch X Doesn’t Need A Battery, Your Body Heat Keeps It Charged.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>2</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) A dying battery is a nightmare for everyone who loves smart wearables, fitness trackers and …

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