Bear Grylls Edition Back Track G2 GPS

Bear Grylls Edition Back Track G2 GPS

Written by : Posted on February 11, 2014 : No Comments

Bushnell produces this Bear Grylls Edition Back Track G2 GPS so you know you are getting a top of the line personal locator and digital compass.  Bushnell is an industry leader in high-performance sports optics for over 60 years.  My dad gave me a .22 Remington pump rifle for my 12th birthday and I loved it.  A  year  later a Bushnell telescopic sight was added to the .22 and I knew I had the ultimate quality rifle and sight.  Every since  I have associated the name Bushnell and the adjective “Excellence” together.

This high sensitivity GPS receiver utilizes the latest digital technology.  The compass is self calibrating with an LED backlight.  The compact size stores easily in your pocket.  It operates on  two AAA batteries (not included) and includes a bonus  rescue mirror.

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Siege LED Lantern, 340Lm,3xD Alkaline

Written by : Posted on February 11, 2014 : No Comments

When I was young and went hunting and fishing with my dad, one of the first items of business in setting up camp in the dark (we typically drove from  Salt Lake City to northern Utah or Idaho or Wyoming and arrived after sundown) was lighting the kerosene lantern.  The lantern threw off a lot of heat which felt good, especially in the Fall, but it was nothing to fool with in the tent.  Tipped over it could cause a fire and touched inadvertently, it could yield a burn.  Today, technology avoids those kinds of risks.  Just turn a dial and a brilliant  light emerges instantly from the Siege LED Lantern, 340 Lm, 3xD Alkaline and there is no heat.   Operating time, moreover, is up to 295 hours on low mode (70 hours on medium mode and 30 hours on high mode).  And if you exceed those times and the batteries expire, just replace them in a few seconds.  What a tool!

LED bulbs last thousands of hours.  The lantern is made of  poly carbonate.  It’s submersible (can take rain all day with no damage) to 1 meter and floats and has an ergonomic handle.  Outdoorsmen shouldn’t leave home without one.

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What, Me Worry?

Written by : Posted on February 7, 2014 : No Comments

In mid-January of this year, 2014, an unpredicted snow storm hit, of all places, Atlanta, Georgia.  The snow depth piled up a total of 2 inches, but in Atlanta 2 inches was enough to strangle traffic and essentially shut down the city’s inhabitants for 24 hours.  People were stuck in their cars for up to 20 hours in some cases.  Children slept the night in schools which was pretty traumatic for kindergarten and 1st grade age kids.  Of course no one expected a snow storm that far south and the city didn’t have the snow plowing equipment and personnel to quickly clear the roads.  And most folks don’t have emergency preparedness supplies in their car or in their children’s backpacks that they lug to school each day.

We folks in the northeast, the north central and northwestern states have snow storms all winter and expect them,  But we, too, get surprised periodically with big storms which make havoc out of our lives.  And we should be better prepared to deal with extreme winter conditions.  But we read in the paper that a big storm hit elsewhere and go back to complacency.  It won’t happen to us or to me.

And what about the folks in central and southern states who reside in tornado alley where hundreds and hundreds of tornadoes are sited.  How well are you folks prepared?  And how about the python plaque that is creeping up across the deep south?  California has wildfires and with the present drought conditions, the threat of fires worsens for the coming summer period.  Some states have severe flood threats.  There are plenty of risks that should impel us to be better prepared, not only us as individuals, but all our family members for whom we have love and responsibility.

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183 Piece First Aid Kit

Written by : Posted on February 3, 2014 : No Comments

4In most respects this is a comprehensive first aid kit and is packaged in a red plastic case that comes with a detachable wall mount allowing it to be placed in a convenient location for easy access in a time of need.  What is so economical about it is the huge variety of adhesive bandages,  gauze pads,  and gauze rolls all of varying sizes, plus splints, tweezers, towelettes, gloves. applicators,  first aid creams, all in one convenient location.   All these components would be a real chore to buy individually  and would cost way more than the price of this kit.  More importantly the 183 Piece First Aid Kit can be mobile.  You can  take it with you camping, fishing, hunting, etc.  You can keep it in your car(s) for emergency needs.

I mentioned the kit is pretty much comprehensive, but you can add a few items to keep by it in the home.  These would include rubbing alcohol, anti-bee sting ointment, itch cream, insect repellent (like OFF), sun block.  You might add a snake bit kit depending upon where you live and where you are going.  Diarrhea medicine might be a good thing to include and a pair of scissors as well.

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Camp Saw

Written by : Posted on February 3, 2014 : No Comments

cache_240_240_0_0_80_OEGW-2_medium_92037A small (8 inch blade; total length with sheath is 11.25 inches),  sharp camp saw is a vitally important  camping tool for clearing a camp site (whacking tree limbs) and sizing fire wood.  It fits easily into a backpack.  The T-shaped handle allows straight wrist cutting from any angle and enables a secure lock-on grip even when wet.  For hunters (deer, elk, antelope, and moose) the triple-ground diamond cut blade easily penetrates tough game bone.

Following a rain and high wind storm this past November, a large pine tree fell into my back yard.  I spent an hour plus cutting  large branches off the truck with my camp saw so the chain saw man had clear access to the trunk.  I was impressed with how easily the saw cut through the branches, including the hard dead ones.  It’s a serious tool.

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Aquamira Water Treatment – 1 Oz. Liquid

Written by : Posted on February 1, 2014 : No Comments

43In any circumstance where an outdoorsman might need to purify  drinking water,  the Aquamira Water Treatment – 1 Oz. Liquid is a perfect solution.  The active ingredient of this purifier, chlorine dioxide (not the same as chlorine), is an effective alternative to iodine.  It treats up to 30 gallons of water.  The effect is colorless, odorless, better tasting water.

This product you’ll want with you whether your hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, boating, or white water rafting.  Futher is could be essential for RV’s and travel in an emergency situation.  Even for home water storage it could purify potable water you have had in containers for a long period.  And if a terrorist attack contaminates the water supply, this water treatment could be life saving.  The shelf life is up to four years per the manufacturer.

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Bodygard Esc 5-in-1

Written by : Posted on February 1, 2014 : No Comments

Bodyguard  PTXHere is a Swisstech precision auto tool that is cool, inexpensive and includes five protective functions.  All that and you can hold it in the palm of your hand.  Here’s how it protects you:  (1) Glass Breaker – When doors or windows fail to operate due to vehicle damage, fire or emersion when you need to escape from the vehicle.  It’s spring-loaded with instant reset. (2) Seat belt cutter with a sharp safety blade that is easily and quickly accessed.  Moreover, the blade is specially housed in the unit protecting the user from accidental injury.  (3) Sonic Alarm – piercing sound to ward of attackers or signal for help. (4) LED Flashlight to light your way.  (5) Emergency Red Flasher to signal distress.

The Bodygard ESC 5-in-1  unit easily attaches to a key ring, rear-view mirror post or either sun visor arm (a key ring is included).  Unit components are made of carbon steel – long lasting.  Replaceable LR44/AG13  alkaline batteries are also included.  Just take the unit out of the packaging, read the instructions which are clear and helpful, test it and you’re set to go.

It makes a great gift for family members, relatives, friends and I think you will want one for every car in the family.  I have them in our cars and have given them to our children for the cars in their families.  My wife has one in her purse (don’t know how she would ever find it . . .).

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Auto Guardian Kit

Written by : Posted on January 30, 2014 : No Comments

17My friend, Steve Waterman, was attending law school in downtown Buffalo, NY in the late 1960’s when a huge snow storm hit the city in mid-afternoon.  He left school and drove home – a 3 hour ordeal instead of a 20 minute sprint.  The next day Steve heard of  the tragic circumstance in which cars had been forced to stop  on the overpass leading into downtown Buffalo because of a whiteout. The snow was descending in such volume and was driven by a wind such that drivers couldn’t see the road or anything outside their cars. They waited with the engine running to keep warm.  But the storm didn’t abate until the next day.  Cars ran out of gas and car occupants eventually froze to death.  It was a terrible disaster and brings us to the need for an Auto Guardian Kit for each car in the family.  The kit  includes a 16 hour body warmer, an emergency poncho with hood and an emergency survival blanket.

Additional tools in the kit include a rechargeable squeeze 3 LED flashlight, a car battery jumper cable, a relective triangle, a fix-a-flat tire inflator, an oil funnel and a tow rope – 10 feet long,  and, lastly, a 37 piece first aid kit.

Keep the kit in the  trunk and get one for every car in the family.  You never know when you’ll need it and your stress level will drop a few notches because you are better prepared to face a problem or to help someone else face a problem.

 

 

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Survival Kits

Written by : Posted on January 20, 2014 : No Comments

Survival Kits in this website is a broad grouping of similar products found on the site which includes the following individual products:   Elite Survival Kits, Deluxe Survival Kits,  Basic Survival Kits, Emergency Kits, Food Storage Survival Kits, Bucket Survival Kits, Classroom Lockdown Kits, Childrens’ Survival Kits, Auto Survival Kits,  and Pet Survival Kits.

It is recommended that shoppers study the product descriptions to discover the differences between the various kits.  Just which kits are appropriate for the user will depend upon circumstances which apply to the user.  Family makeup, the area of the country where shoppers reside and one’s budget will all impact the choices to be made.  Further, it’s possible multiple kits should be obtained over time.  For instance, an auto kit serves a unique purpose and should be carried in each family vehicle.  And it’s function is very different from that of the other kits.   Families with children might want to include  a childrens’ kit along with a 2 person basic or deluxe kit, etc.

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2 Person Guardian Deluxe Survival Kit

Written by : Posted on January 9, 2014 : No Comments

4The food and water in the 2 Person Guardian Deluxe Survival Kit will comfortably provide you with adequate nutrition for 72 hours without additional supplies.  The products have a 5 year shelf life.  Contents include the following items (there are additional items not listed here):

24- 4 oz water pouches; 12 – 400 calorie food bars; 20 water purification tablets; an AM/FM radio with batteries and headphones; a squeeze flashlight; a 30 hour candle; waterproof matches; 2 emergency sleeping bags; 2 emergency ponchos with hood; a 16 function knife;a resealable storage bag; sanitation and hygiene supplies; and a first aid kit.

This survival kit was designed using advice from experts in the emergency industry.  It follows guidelines given by government agencies and non-profit preparedness organizations.

The kit has a retail value of $123.00

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