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Kalisaya KaliPAK 401 Mobile Solar Panel

Admit it: There are plenty of times when your into-the-wild adventures involve electronic devices. For car campers to preppers, the Kalisaya KaliPAK 401 provides portable solar power to keep those devices running at a full charge.<p>Designed by Israeli-American startup Kalisaya, the KaliPAK 401 uses a …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Meet the Men Making the Most Beautiful Analog Audio Equipment

We’re a very niche-y little company,” admitted Blake Tovin, founder and creative director of Symbol Audio. At the company’s studio in Nyack, New …

How to Determine If Solar Panels Make Sense for You

Channel your inner Elon Musk.<p>Solar panels are quickly becoming one of the most popular options for green energy. Even Tesla, headed by Silicon Valley guru Elon Musk, has started marketing solar panels for the home. Musk has even gone so far as to power an entire island to show how efficient his new …

Small Space Solutions: The Wall Mounted Desk

(Image credit: Stadshem)<p>Even if your apartment is really little, it's nice to have a dedicated workspace. But how are you going to fit it in? Here's …

Small Spaces

Eating my Way through Asheville, North Carolina

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina (all photos by: Margie Goldsmith)<p>Most visitors to Asheville, North Carolina come to see George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate and to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, but I roared into town on the back of my man's BMW R1200GS motorcycle to explore one of …

Goal Zero

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Portable

Meet the Wireless Speaker Built to Last 25 Years

The Site:1 wasn’t designed like other portable Bluetooth speakers. “If someone invents a new high-end audio distribution function, we literally just …

Why Pay $1,000 for a Turntable?

To the outsider, paying over $1,000 dollars for a turntable sounds ludicrous — especially when budget options are available at your local Urban …

How to Adjust the Tracking Force on Your Turntable

When I set out to write an article on balancing a tonearm, I thought: how hard can it be? I’ve owned a turntable and played vinyl since way back when …

Discover Vermont's Might Monadnock: Mt. Ascutney State Park

<i>Back Road Ramblers has partnered with Vermont State Parks this summer to photograph and write about as many of the parks as we can reasonably visit.</i> …

Hiking

33 Insanely Clever Things Your Small Apartment Needs

You don't have to inhabit a huge space to be livin' large.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Small Spaces

Today in Gear: August 2, 2016

<i>Good morning and happy Tuesday. Two takeaways from a news story you probably missed. One, the International Association of Trampoline Parks has said</i> …

Review: Jeff Beck's 'Loud Hailer' Mixes Politics and Nuance

Our take on the guitar hero's 11th album<p>Jeff Beck has earned the right to wax virtuosic on a cushioned stool at jazz fests. Instead, at 72, he's …

Guitar

Frontier Plus Portable Stove

Frontier Plus Stove aims to be the next generation cast iron wood burning stove. It´s lightweight, portable, with mounting feet that you can …

Portable

Automatic Cordless Tire Inflator

Inflate your tires quickly and easily anywhere you might need it with the Automatic Cordless Tire Inflator. The drill-like inflator has a lithium-ion …

Fire Box Grill | By Vargo

The Fire Box Grill by Vargo is ideal for backpackers that need to travel light, it folds flat for easy transport and storage. Made from titanium, the …

Coghlans LED Tent Pegs

When camping one of the biggest safety concerns is having light at night time.Coghlans designed heavy duty tent pegs with LED lighting. Sure we all …

Spyglass: A full featured nav app for outdoor enthusiasts

Spyglass (U.S. $3.99 on sale) is a really complete GPS toolkit for people spending time outdoors or doing off-road navigation. Features are numerous; among them are a heads-up display, a high quality compass with map overlays, a gyrocompass, speedometer, altimeter, astronomical object finder, a …

10 Essential Camping Items you shouldn't leave home without!

After more than 40 years of camping experience, and fresh from 2 weeks of camping in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges, I got thinking about what camping …

How to Repair a Torn Grommet

Repairs

How To: RV On A Budget

The GoRVing.com website has a nifty little calculator that compares the cost of vacations. But it shouldn’t surprise you that RV vacations cost less …

RVs

RV Boondocking Blog

Jun 15, 2015<p>Wild Waterfall<p>Dry waterfall in the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, California.<p>Jun 14, 2015<p>Into the Wild<p>A lush spring at Sacatar Trail …

Boondocking 101: Solar power for your RV

For those who haven't experienced boondocking, a question often pops up: "Where do you get the stuff you need to make your trip fun, and not a bunch …

Clean Energy

RV Water Tank Cleaning

Your RV's water tank is responsible for the water that you drink and bathe in while you travel, so it should be as clean as possible. Eventually, however, you may notice a stagnant smell, or the water may become less palatable. When that happens, it's time to clean the tank. Fortunately, this is a …

RVs

Protect your RV electrical system & devices with Surge Guard

Just like at home, surge protection is important for your RV as well. Incorrect voltages or influxes of power can cause damage to your RV's …

Build a Survival Library: A Digital Bug-Out Kindle | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart, Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & Bushcraft.</i><p>A …