Friday, December 15th, 2017

[ReviewAZON asin="B0002HBOQ0"]Yukon’s durable, lightweight, compact NVMT Night Vision Multitask line is as versatile as night vision comes. With the use of accessories, the palm-sized, water-resistant, plastic body encased in rubber armor, can change from a hand held monocular to riflescope to a head mountable view to a photo and video component. Also, Yukon’s exclusive PULS System Infrared (IR) Illuminator minimizes batter drainage and increases range.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B000E3QUB6"]The Gerber 22-01629 LMF II Black Infantry Knife was designed for survival during even the worst conditions. This 10-inch survival knife was engineered by former military man Jeff Freeman and was field-tested with troops, ensuring that it can stand up to rugged, rigorous use and offer high performance under a variety of emergency conditions.
The Gerber 22-01629 LMF II Black Infantry Knife includes:
  • 10-inch serrated knife
  • Pointed stainless steel buttcap
  • Overmolded handle
  • Lashing holes
  • Sheath with built-in carbide sharpener



The stainless steel blade and buttcap deliver precision strength.View Larger.

The sheath features a carbide sharpener and a belt attachment.

Strong, Serrated Blade Can Be Used in All Situations
Whether you need to cut firewood, build a shelter, or slice through a seat belt, the LMF II survival knife has you covered. It was designed to adapt to a wide variety of situations, so you’ll never have to worry whether you have the right knife.

Unique Buttcap Can Pierce Glass
In addition to the blade end of the knife, Gerber also gave the LMF II a unique, pointed buttcap that is made of stainless steel. This heavy end can be used to pierce glass in the event you need to egress from a helicopter or other vehicle. The buttcap features a smart design that is physically separated from the tang in order to offer shock absorption when it’s used as a hammer and also to prevent electrical shock.

Smart, Versatile, Comfortable Design
The LMF II features an overmolded handle, which helps prevent hand blisters and provides a secure grip. It is also designed with lashing holes, allowing it to be converted into a spear and extending its usability. The black color keeps you inconspicuous while you are out on night-time missions.

Sheath Included with Built-In Sharpener
A low-profile sheath is included and it features a built-in carbide sharpener. The stainless steel blade can withstand a ton of abuse, but if it ever gets damaged or needs sharpening, you won’t be stuck out in the open with a dull knife. The sheath facilitates movement and attaches to a belt or MOLLE vest.

Gerber’s History of Ingenuity
Savvy. Moxie. Craftsmanship. Attention to detail. These are just a few of the company traits that contributed to Gerber’s emergence as a world leader in outdoor gear. Joseph Gerber started Portland, Oregon’s Gerber Advertising back in 1910, and one Christmas, he hired a local knife-maker to craft 25 sets of kitchen cutlery as client gifts. The knives were so popular, Mr. Gerber ultimately left his agency to launch Gerber Legendary Blades in 1939.

For more than half a century, Gerber Legendary Blades has been helping people fend for themselves. Gerber designs popular, dependable tools and knives along with other outdoor gear that helps users accomplish whatever tasks they may be faced with, promoting the lost art of self-reliance.

What’s in the Box
Gerber 22-01629 LMF II Black Infantry Knife, sheath
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[ReviewAZON asin="B0007VSID8"]The ER Bar Emergency Food Ration Bar is an exciting new breakthrough in survival foods. The ER Bar is a US Coast Guard Approved, 3 Day food ration bar. With a non-thirst provoking formula and a perfect balance of quality ingredients, it is specifically designed for disaster victims. It also is vacuum sealed and specially packaged to provide a certified U.S.C.G. 5 Year Shelf-Life. As stores may be closed for several weeks following a major disaster, you need to have enough food to survive. But don’t waste your money and time replacing food. Canned foods and store bought food items spoil within 6 months. Get quality food rations that you can count on. Each bar contains 100% of a person’s recommended vitamins,minerals, and calories for 3 days; providing more nutrition than other leading bars by comparison.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B000FIUSCC"]The Sunforce 44447 Whisper 100 900 Watt Wind Generator uses wind to generate power and run your appliances and electronics. Constructed from lightweight, weatherproof cast aluminum, this generator is also a great choice for powering pumps or charging batteries for large power demands. With a maximum power up to 900 watts or 60 amps, this device features a fully integrated regulator that automatically shuts down when the batteries are completely charged. The 44447 is virtually maintenance free with only three moving parts, and the carbon fiber composite blades ensure low wind noise while the double-sealed ball bearings guarantees a smooth, clean charge. Assembly is required, but this generator installs easily and mounts to any sturdy pole, building, or the Sunforce 44455 Wind Generator 30-Foot Tower Kit.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B000PICTYC"]The original Vietnam Tomahawk, SOG’s F01T-N Tactical Tomahawk is the latest incarnation of one of history’s most unusual weapons. This versatile piece of equipment handles a number of tasks including excavation, operations breaching, obstacle removal, and extraction, which makes the F01T-N an ideal tool for military and service personnel.
The SOG F01T-N Fusion Tactical Tomahawk Offers:
  • A 420 stainless steel head with 2.75-inch edge
  • Side hammer checkering for precise placement when pounding
  • A steel ferrule for additional strength
  • A durable ballistic polymer handle

The dependable, 420 stainless steel head has a 2.75-inch edge. View larger.

Side hammer checkering helps ensure precision when pounding. View larger.

Heavy-Duty Components Meet Military-Grade Needs
The F01T-N’s 420 stainless steel head has a 2.75-inch edge and is coated in a scratch-resistant, black oxide coating for reduced reflectivity. The head is mounted to a polymer handle with heavy duty bolts. The handle has as a steel ferrule to prevent splitting, and side hammer checkering ensures precise placement when pounding.

Ergonomic, Lightweight Design Ensures Comfortable Use
Even if your blade is sharp, it’s hard to make precise cuts if your axe doesn’t fit comfortably in your hand. That’s why this axe features a unique, ergonomic handle. Crafted from tough, ballistic polymer, the textured handle is slip-free, durable, and well-balanced. Also, at just 24 ounces, the F01T-N is lightweight and easy to carry, and it comes with a nylon sheath for added safety.

This axe is backed by a one-year warranty that protects against defects in manufacturing and materials.

About SOG: Strong, Innovative Specialty Tools
SOG originally stood for Studies and Observation Group, an elite joint services military group designed to handle covert operations during the Vietnam War. SOG Specialty Knives & Tools was founded in the spirit of this elite group and became the first knife manufacturer to offer an expanded line that included fixed blades, folding knives, and multipurpose tools.

Each SOG product is created by company Founder and Chief Engineer, Spencer Frazer. Known for their uncompromising style and performance, these knives and tools showcase innovation, dependability, and a unique, futuristic style that has garnered awards and recognition worldwide. SOG products have also won favor among law enforcement, military, and industrial customers that rely on their tools to perform flawlessly in the toughest, most adverse conditions.

What’s in the Box
F01T-N Tactical axe and nylon sheath.
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[ReviewAZON asin="B000NV7OMI"]Three adjustable belts. Durable Crosstech® flotation foam. 200 Denier nylon oxford shell. Type III Vest.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B0002X1IOM"]Government Issue Aviation Magnesium Fire Starter. Made of solid magnesium with striker. Creates hottest natural fire on the planet. Even lights wet materials. Will start 1000′s of fires and only measures 1/4″ x 1/4″ x 3″. Includes key chain.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B000O26134"]25 survival items in a genuine air-tight, waterproof, crushproof sardine can… Go fish with the hook and line, find your way home with the compass, boil water in the can for your tea and sugar, use the first aid supplies to survive the wilderness. Includes one each of: Acetaminophen, adhesive bandage, alcohol prep, antibiotic ointment, book matches, tea bag, chewing gum, sugar, salt packet, energy nugget, duct tape, fire starter cube, wire clip, first aid instructions, fish hook and line, note paper, pencil, razor blade, safety pin, whistle, compass, reflective signal surface and waterproof bag.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B00064CED6"]The Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator. It’s the latest in essential safety equipment. Fire extinguishers. Seat belts. Airbags. Home security systems. All essential safety equipment to protect yourself and your loved ones. You know they are there, silently standing by, just in case. They give you peace of mind so that you can focus on life’s good things.

Step 1: After calling 911, grab HeartStart and place it next to the victim. Pull the green handle to begin the automated voice instructions.

Step 2: Remove clothing from the patient’s torso. Cut clothing if needed. It is important that the patient’s chest is bare.

Step 3: Peel open the protective cover and take out the white adhesive pads.

Step 4: Look closely at the pictures on the white adhesive pads. Follow the voice instructions to remove the pads from the yellow plastic liner and place exactly as shown in the pictures on the victim’s chest.

Step 5: Once the pads are in place, HeartStart will automatically analyze the victim’s heart rhythm and determine if a shock is needed. If a shock is required, press the flashing orange button to deliver the shock. Do not touch the patient until you are instructed that it is safe to do so.

Step 6: If needed, begin CPR. Press the flashing blue button for step-by-step CPR coaching. Continue to follow HeartStart’s instructions until professional emergency responders arrive.

The Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator: It’s the latest in essential safety equipment. See the Heartstart video. You can also take a product tour.

Be prepared for the unexpected.
When sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) strikes, the electrical system of the heart short circuits, causing the heart to quiver rather than pump in a normal rhythm. It typically results in the abnormal heart rhythm know as ventricular fibrillation (VF). It usually happens without warning and the majority of people have no previously recognized symptoms of heart disease. And it most often happens at home. For the best chance of survival from SCA caused by VF, a defibrillator should be used within 5 minutes. Yet, less than 1 in 20 people survive largely because a defibrillator does not arrive in time.

Just as seat belts or airbags do not save every life in a traffic accident, a defibrillator will not save every person who suffers a sudden cardiac arrest. Yet many lives could be saved if more people could be reached more quickly.

HeartStart was designed with you in mind.
That’s why we created the HeartStart Home Defibrillator. This award-winning safety equipment has been designed so that virtually anyone can use it to help save the life of a person who suffers a sudden cardiac arrest.

Clear, calm voice instructions talk you through each step. HeartStart senses and adapts the instructions based on your actions. Using sophisticated technology, HeartStart quickly decides whether a shock is necessary. It is designed to only deliver a shock if needed. It will even coach you through the steps of CPR.

Like other essential safety equipment, you buy HeartStart hoping that you never have to use it. Yet in that moment you need it, HeartStart must be ready. It performs comprehensive daily self-tests. You can check its status at a glance. Virtually no maintenance is required.

Who should have a HeartStart?
Anyone who wants a safer home.

Consider the other essential safety equipment you own to protect your loved ones in case of an emergency. Fire extinguishers. Seat belts. Airbags. Now consider the likelihood of needing this equipment.

HeartStart Home Defibrillator Contents:

  • Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator
  • Red carry case with 911/EMS card
  • Adult SMART Pads cartridge* (lasts 2 years)
  • Battery (lasts 4 years)
  • Training video
  • Free discount coupons for CPR training at American Heart Association, American Red Cross or Medic First Aid
  • 5-year warranty

*The Infant/Child pads cartridge is sold separately, and available by prescription only. Contact Philips at 1-866-333-4246 for more information or to order.

A Support Program Enrollment Card is also included. By enrolling in this free program, you will have access to a range of services, including:

  • Important notifications about HeartStart
  • Customer service*
  • Periodic accessory reminders
  • Post-use counseling*

*These services are available to all HeartStart owners.

Philips will send you a free Fast Response Kit (over $40 value) for enrolling in the Support Program.

Consider these things before your purchase:

  • If you have questions or concerns about your health, or an existing medical condition, please talk with your doctor. A defibrillator does not take the place of seeking medical care.
  • You cannot use the HeartStart to treat yourself.
  • Users may need to perform CPR.
  • Responding to cardiac arrest may require you to kneel.
  • Voice instructions and enclosed materials are in English.
  • HeartStart provides audible and visible indicators when maintenance is required.

Indications for Use: HeartStart is used to treat victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) who are not responsive and not breathing normally. If in doubt, apply the pads. The HeartStart treats the most common cause of SCA by delivering a shock to the heart. Use HeartStart and CPR, as needed, until emergency professionals arrive.

If you have concerns about your health or an existing medical condition, please talk to your doctor. A defibrillator is not a replacement for seeking medical care.
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[ReviewAZON asin="B0013L2DKU"]Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, Swedish FireSteel is a flash of genius. Its 3,000°C spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude. Used by a number of armies around the world, Swedish FireSteel’s dependability has already made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen and campers. It has also found its way into cabins and backyards as a fool-proof way to light stoves and gas-barbecues.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B000HZDFVO"]The SCC Super Z6 SZ139 winter traction product offers superior performance for cars, pickups, and SUVs with very limited operating clearance around the drive tires. Be ready for winter driving with an innovative solution that is a step beyond traditional tire chains.

New Design
Based on the “Z” family of products, the Super Z6 is designed for vehicles with restricted clearance around the drive tires. The Super Z6 requires only 6.33 millimeters (.25 inches) of sidewall clearance to operate, less than half the space required by most cable and tire chains.

The Super Z6 installs quickly and easily. View installation guide.

Be prepared for driving this winter with Super Z6 traction systems.

A diagonal crossmember pattern provides better outstanding traction and durability than conventional chain systems.

Easy to Install
A split outside cable with two fastening positions allows for easy installation without moving the vehicle, so there’s no need to stop and retighten. The traction coils are manufactured from alloy steel to increase the lifespan of the product. The Super Z6 is also designed to prevent scratching of alloy or high performance tire rims.

Versatility
The Super Z6 is available to fit passenger cars, pickups, and SUV tire sizes. It offers a unique combination of performance and convenience features for every user, including a “designed-in” rubber tightener, better all-around traction performance than conventional tire chains or cables, and greater durability.

Designed for High Performance
The Super Z6 has better compatibility with anti-lock brakes, traction control, all-wheel drive, and other electronically monitored control systems so as not to interfere with the normal handling characteristics of your vehicle. The unique design also offers a low potential for damage to vehicle body and mechanical components, even when abused.

The Super Z6 SZ139 is designed for tires sized from approximately 195 to 335 millimeters. Check the manufacturer’s website for the exact product to fit your tire size. Also check your owner’s manual for clearance specifications before installing winter traction products.

What’s in the Box
Chains, plastic gloves, one pair of rubber tensioners, durable, re-usable nylon bag, and clear, illustrated step-by-step installation and removal instructions.[/ReviewAZON]

[ReviewAZON asin="B000Y2PRTI"]The perfect space-saving city bike, the Schwinn Loop 7-Speed Folding Bike folds away for easy storage when you’re not using it, and unfolds for around town riding. With a low, stand-over alloy frame, the bike is strong and durable. This is a great bike for running errands, commuting, and for leisure riding.

Built for comfort and convenience the Schwinn Loop has a built-in rear carrier so that you can strap on a bag or basket and carry your belongings with you. With 7 speeds and a 3-piece single-speed crankset, the bike shifts speeds reliably and with ease. The 20-inch alloy rims and city tires are great for road riding, and the front and rear fenders protect your clothing and belongings from road spray and debris. Alloy front and rear linear pull brakes offer speed control and precise stopping power for safe riding. The Folding Bike comes complete with a heavy gauge nylon carry bag making it easy to travel with and to store.

Specifications:

  • Low, stand-over alloy frame
  • Front and rear linear alloy pull brakes
  • 20-inch alloy rims
  • City tires
  • 3-piece single-speed crank set
  • Built-in rear carrier
  • Front and rear fenders
  • Speeds: 7
  • Includes bicycle and heavy-gauge nylon carrying bag

What’s in the Box?
Schwinn Loop 7-Speed Folding Bike, heavy gauge carrying bag

About Schwinn
Founded in 1895, Schwinn is an American icon that has been synonymous with quality and innovation. They have built some of the best-known and best loved bikes of numerous generations–Aerocycle, Paramount, Phantom, Varsity, Sting-Ray, Krate and Homegrown. Today, Schwinn continues to be a leader in the industry with innovative bikes such as the new Sting-Ray, Rocket mountain bikes, and Fastback road bikes. With a continued dedication to quality, forever synonymous with the Schwinn name, America’s most famous bicycle brand looks forward to providing another century of innovation, freedom and performance to people of all ages.

Amazon.com Bicycle Buying Guide

Finding the Right Bike
To really enjoy cycling, it’s important to find a bicycle that works for you. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re in the market for a new bike:

The Right Ride
In general, bikes are broken down into three major categories:

  • Road and Racing Bikes–As a general rule, road and racing are built for speed and longer distances on paved surfaces. Thinner tires, lightweight 29-inch (700c) wheels, and drop bars that allow for a more aerodynamic position are the norm. Most road bikes, regardless of price, offer many gears for tackling both hilly and flat terrain.
  • Mountain Bikes–With their larger tires, hill-friendly gearing, and upright position, mountain bikes are very popular for all types of riding, both on pavement and off. Mountain bikes that are designed specifically for rugged trail use typically feature a suspension fork. Some may have rear suspension, as well. A quick change of the tires on any mountain bike–even one that you use regularly on trails–adds to its versatility and makes it a worthy street machine.
  • Comfort/Cruiser Bikes–For tooling around on bike paths, light trails, or for cruising a quiet beach-side lane, comfort/cruiser bikes are the ticket. With a super-relaxed riding position, padded seats, and limited or no gearing, these bikes are made for enjoying the scenery and having fun with the family.

The Right Price
A bike’s price boils down to three essentials: frame materials, bike weight, and component quality and durability.

  • Entry-level–You’ll find a wide range of comfort and cruiser bikes in this category, as well as some lower-end mountain bikes and road bikes. Most will have steel frames and components that are designed to last for several years with frequent use.
  • Mid-range–Bikes in this range may feature a lighter aluminum frame with mid-range components that keep performing after miles of use. If you’re looking for a quality bike that is relatively lightweight and will stand up to abuse, this is the “sweet spot.” Most serious commuter and touring bikes fall into this category, as do mid-range mountain bikes with a decent front suspension.
  • High-end–Racers and serious enthusiasts who expect lightweight, high-performance components will want to stick to this category. For road bikes, exotic frame materials (carbon fiber, titanium) and ultralightweight components can add thousands to the price tag. Mountain bikes in this class often feature advanced front and rear suspension technology, as well as components designed to handle lots of rugged trail action.

The Right Size
Fit is crucial for comfort, control, and proper power and endurance on a bike. Here are some basic bike fit tips:

  • Stand-over Height–To find out if a bike’s overall height fits your body, measure your inseam. Next, determine how much clearance you’ll need between your crotch and the top tube of the bike. For a mountain bike, you’ll want three to five inches of clearance. A road bike should offer between one and two inches of clearance, while a commuter bike should have two to four inches. Compare the stand-over height for a given bike to your measurements (inseam + clearance) to determine the right bike height.
  • Top Tube Length–You can measure your torso to get a good estimate of proper top tube length. First, make a fist and extend your arm. Measure from the center of your fist to the end of your collarbone (the part that intersects your shoulder). Next, measure your torso by placing a book against your crotch with the spine facing up. Measure from the spine to the bottom of your throat (the spot between your collarbones). Finally, add the two measurements (arm length + torso length), divide the number in half, and subtract six inches. This is your approximate top tube length. Compare this number to a bike’s posted top tube length. You can allow for about two inches longer or shorter, as most bikes can be adjusted via stem length/height and saddle fore/aft position to make fine adjustments to the fit.
  • Bikes for Women–Proportionally, women tend to have a shorter torso and longer legs than men. Bike makers design women’s bikes that offer a shorter top tube and many comfort/cruiser bikes built for women may also provide more stand-over clearance.

The Right Accessories
When you make a bike purchase, don’t forget these crucial add-ons:

  • Helmet (this is a must!)
  • Seat pack
  • Lock
  • Hydration pack, or water bottle and bottle cage
  • Spare tubes
  • Portable bike pump
  • Gloves

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[ReviewAZON asin="B000F395X0"]At 2.5 pounds, the Katadyn Survivor 06 is the world’s smallest hand-operated desalinator and can easily fit into an emergency kit. It removes bacteria, viruses and other contaminants, and can make 1 ounce of drinking water in less than two minutes (nearly 2 pints per hour) with an average pump rate of 40 strokes per minute. This compact, lightweight unit is designed for one to two person use in liferafts or a ditch bag. It’s a trusted device used by the US Navy, US Coast Guard, US Air Force and is essential equipment for any offshore cruising vessel.
  • Water Production (+/- 15 percent): 1 oz/2 min (890 ml/hour)
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
  • Dimensions: 5″ x 8″ x 2.5″ (12.7 x 20.3 x 6.4 cm)
  • Salt Rejection: 98.4 percent average (95.3 percent minimum)
  • Average Pump Rate: 40 strokes/minute
  • US Coast Guard Approval Number: 160.058/7/0

Katadyn Survivor units have been saving lives and offering peace of mind for years. When you need it the most, your Katadyn Survivor will be there. Katadyn offers two models of Survivor desalinators to provide emergency water when the unthinkable happens: The Survivor-06 is designed for one to two person use in liferafts or a ditch bag. The Survivor-35 is capable of providing emergency water for up to 6 people in a multi-person liferaft. Both Katadyn Survivor models are trusted gear used by the US Navy, US Coast Guard, US Air Force, and many sailors around the globe. They are essential equipment for any offshore cruising vessel.

About Katadyn
Katadyn of Switzerland has been producing high quality portable water systems since 1928. Their history has been one of innovation and durability. Katadyn products are used by militaries, health organizations and outdoor adventurers world-wide. No other water system provides higher quality or longer lasting performance. Katadyn is the global leader in portable water treatment. With subsidiaries in the United States, Germany, France, and Singapore; Katadyn develops, produces and distributes high quality products which are used whenever safe drinking water isn’t available–for travel, camping and humanitarian operations.

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[ReviewAZON asin="B000K8PKJ8"]Specifically designed for fisherman and weekend hunting expeditions, the large-sized Sevylor HF360 Fish Hunter inflatable boat provides room for four to six boaters and can be used with a 2.5 horsepower (HP) gas motor at the stern (when used with optional Sevylor Motor Mount). It also can be used with an optional Sevylor 12 Volt motor at the stern or bow of the boat without use of motor mount. The inflatable floor allows the boat to be easily rolled up and ready to go in minutes, and it’s easy to store. It includes two inflatable seats, a gear bag, and a battery pouch. It also offers two tunnel chambers for improved lateral stability, swivel oarlocks, two fishing pole holders, four drain plugs, Boston safety valves, chafing pad, and a plethora of tie downs and grablines.

Specifications:

  • Length overall (LOA): 12 feet
  • Beam: 5 feet
  • Weight: 48 pounds
  • Maximum engine power: 2.5 HP
  • Capacity: 6 persons
  • Weight capacity: 1200 pounds

Tech Talk:
Boston Valve: A large, screw-on valve that can’t accidentally be unplugged and provides quick deflation (by just opening up the valve and allowing air to escape).

About Sevylor
In 1948 in Vitry, a small suburb of Paris, France, Berco Grimbert created an electronics company called Societe Electronique de Vitry, or SEVY for short. Soon, a friend of Grimbert’s from New York commissioned SEVY to produce high frequency welding machines capable of fusing a new material called PVC (poly vinyl chloride). SEVY’s machines worked very well and the American friend developed a very successful business manufacturing swimming pool related products. He then taught SEVY how to work with PVC.

One of the first PVC products SEVY produced was inflatable bathtub called Dou Dou. It was an instant hit in postwar France–mothers could bathe their children even where no facilities were available. The media hailed Dou Dou as a significant invention. Soon, SEVY added small pools and flotation devices such as rings, beach balls, and inflatable swim jackets to its product line. Safe, hygienic products, made of PVC and designed for portability, durability and convenience, became the SEVY trademark.

The company quickly outgrew its small facilities in Vitry. Mr. Grimbert accepted an attractive offer from the French government to take over a defunct textile factor in the tiny Alsatian village of Buhl. After establishing its new headquarters, the company added the letters “lor” to its name, and became Sevylor. In French, l’or means gold. By coincidence, or possibly fate, Sevylor has proven to be “as good as gold” to its owners, retailers, consumers, and employees.

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[ReviewAZON asin="B000H5S96A"]The Kidde 25-foot escape ladder provides a way to escape fires or other emergencies and offers your family an essential piece of safety equipment if you live in a two- or three-story home. The National Fire Protection Association recommends one ladder in every occupied room on floors above the main level. This durable ladder stores conveniently under the bed or near a window and deploys quickly and easily. It will support a maximum weight of 1,000 pounds when the load is distributed on more than one rung, while the maximum weight for each rung is 750 pounds. The metal rung steps prevent slippage to ensure a safe climb down, and its tangle-free design makes for easy packing and repacking. No assembly or tools are required, and it is backed by a 5-year warranty.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B00286KQ1W"]The Global Sun Oven® is the world’s most widely used solar oven. Solar cooking has been around for centuries, but up to now, not many people have had the opportunity to try cooking with the sun. Using the most advanced materials, the Sun Oven takes all the hassles out of solar cooking to create the ultimate solar appliance.
The sun oven can be used in the winter as well as summer. It has been used very successfully at below zero conditions at a base camp on Mt. Everest.
Measures 19″ x 19″ with an average depth of 11″. The total weight is only 21 pounds. You can bake bread, make cookies, pizza, muffins, or anything you could prepare using a conventional oven.
The Global Sun Oven® lets you harness the power of the sun to cook without fuel and is currently being used in over 126 countries around the world.
Sundance Solar is proud to carry this high quality solar appliance that is designed to last a lifetime.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B0002WRHE8"]Big Buddy Heater 4,000/9,000/18,000 BTU/Hour, Indoor Safe Propane Heater, Features Include Built In Protection Probe, Easy Carry Handle, Low Oxygen Shut Off Pilot Safety System, Blower Fan Power On/Off Switch, Large 4 Position Heat Level Control Knob With Built In Piezo Starter, Integrated.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B0007U00YE"]Water treatment products are in high demand for outdoor enthusiasts, international travelers, and relief agencies. Few are better for long-lasting continuous use, however, than the Katadyn Pocket water microfilter. Made of heavy-duty materials, the Pocket features a silver-impregnated ceramic element that’s effective against bacteria and protozoa even in extreme conditions. Unlike disposable filters, the ceramic element can be cleaned several times, even in the field. More importantly, the element filters all microorganisms larger than 0.2 microns (0.0002mm), producing clear, drinkable water no matter where in the world you are. The pump also includes an improved, round pump handle for better ergonomics and an outlet hose that attaches to water containers with a single clip.

The Pocket hails from Katadyn’s Endurance series, a high-quality line of filters that produce up to 100 times more water than standard water filters. The Pocket is so tough, in fact, that it’s the first choice for extreme adventurers like Mike Horn. Plus, it’s the only water filter with a 20-year warranty. Other features include a measuring gauge that indicates when you should change the filtering element, a cushioned base that makes it easy to pump on all surfaces, a prefilter, and a carrying bag.

Why Water Filtration Is Important
The World Health Organization (WHO) attributes 80 percent of all travel diseases to contaminated drinking water. Drinking water contains three groups of pathogenic microorganisms: viruses, such as hepatitis A, Norwalk virus, or poliovirus; bacteria, like e-coli, salmonella, and cholera; and protozoans, such as giardia and cryptosporidium. Tap water and ice cubes are usually the culprits when traveling, but even bottled water can be questionable. The backcountry is also a source of waterborne illness. A pristine stream may be safe one day and contaminated the next, as microorganisms stemming from human and animal waste are typically spread by rain and runoff. As a result, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends treating water from every source in the backcountry.

Specifications:

  • Usage: 1 to 4 people
  • Capacity: 13,000 gallons
  • Dimensions: 2.4 by 10 inches
  • Output: 1 quart per minute
  • Technology: 0.2-micron ceramic depth filter (cleanable)
  • Weight: 20 ounces

About Katadyn
The Switzerland-based Katadyn has been producing high-quality portable water systems since 1928. Katadyn products are used by militaries, health organizations, and outdoor adventurers worldwide, making it the global leader in portable water treatment. With subsidiaries in the U.S., Germany, France, and Singapore, Katadyn products are used wherever safe drinking water isn’t available, whether for travel, camping, or humanitarian applications.

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[ReviewAZON asin="B00004W4XE"]The Intermatic three-way emergency power failure light provides safety, security and convenience. This light automatically turns on when the power goes out. It can also be used as a night light or handy rechargeable flashlight. Compatible with any polarized indoor wall socket, the light also features a unique receptacle for plugging in an additional lamp or appliance. It comes with a 1-year limited warranty.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B000C1Z2VE"]The Sunforce 44444 400 Watt Wind Generator uses wind to generate power and run your appliances and electronics. Constructed from lightweight, weatherproof cast aluminum, this generator is also a great choice for powering pumps or charging batteries for large power demands. With a maximum power up to 400 watts or 27 amps, this device features a fully integrated regulator that automatically shuts down when the batteries are completely charged. The 44444 is virtually maintenance free with only two moving parts, and the carbon fiber composite blades ensure low wind noise while the patented high wind over speed technology guarantees a smooth, clean charge. Assembly is required, but this generator installs easily and mounts to any sturdy pole, building, or the Sunforce 44455 Wind Generator 30-Foot Tower Kit. The 44444 uses a 12-volt battery (not included) and measures 15 x 9 x 27 inches (WxHxD).[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B001CJN7JE"]This inexpensive kit can be used to complete an ‘on the wheel’ repair to tubeless tires on automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, ATV’s, trailers, golf cars, lawn mowers, and utility vehicles.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B000P0O12I"]The Midland XT511 Dynamo 22-Channel GMRS Emergency Crank Radio with NOAA All Hazard Weather Alert and AM/FM represents the state-of-the-art in high-tech engineering, for a compact package that is big in both performance and sound. Skillfully constructed with the finest components, the Midland GXT850 is built with all solid-state circuitry mounted on a rugged, printed circuit board to provide you with reliable and trouble-free performance for years to come.

The Midland XT511 radio provides you with seven GMRS/FRS, seven FRS (Family Radio Service) and seven GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) channels, for a total of 22 UHF channels. Additionally, the XT511 comes with 121 privacy codes to lessen interference or eaves-dropping, as well as all 10 NOAA weather channels and a NOAA weather alert function. This powerful radio has an easy-to-read backlit LCD display that shows status information at a glance even in difficult lighting, and is operated by large easy-to-use dials and buttons on the front, providing quick access to important features and push-button communication. More than just an emergency radio, however, this unit provides you with an AM/FM radio for entertainment, a clock with an alarm clock function, and a three-LED flashlight for illuminating your way at night.

The XT511 radio is full of convenient features such as five separate call alerts that identify incoming calls from your group, and a e-VOX function with three selectable sensitivity levels for voice-activated, hands-free operation. This radio also features a channel scan for locating active channels, and a keypad lock so you don’t accidentally change your settings. This unit provides both High and Low power settings so you can choose to maximize transmission distance or save your power. The XT511 also acts as a base station for big outings by providing you with a built-in charger that allows you to charge other Midland radios, so you are never without the power to communicate in the wild.

Midland’s XT511 radio is constructed to be water resistant, so it can be used in most any environment, and has a dynamo power crank to recharge its batteries without access to electricity. This radio runs on a Midland rechargeable NiMH battery pack that can be recharged while in the radio, or can be powered by alkaline batteries in an emergency, with a battery source switch to change between the two. The XT511 comes with external jacks for a speaker/microphone/headset option, and a USB cable to charge your cell phone as well. The Midland XT511 pack comes with the radio, as well as a rechargeable NiMH battery pack, an AC wall power adapter, a DC power adapter, an accessory microphone. This radio comes in a stylish black and silver color scheme, and is backed by a manufacturer’s three-year warranty.

What’s in the Box
XT511 radio with dynamo power crank, rechargeable battery pack, AC wall power adapter, DC power adapter, accessory microphone, user’s guide and warranty information.[/ReviewAZON]

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[ReviewAZON asin="B001QTXKB0"]Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power, and Cell Phone Charger[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B0007U012U"]The best-selling Katadyn Hiker just got better with the Hiker Pro Microfilter. The lightweight and easy-to-use design make the Hiker/Hiker Pro the best choice for all-around use. The unique, pleated cartridge design provides fast and easy pumping, and it’s convenient and handy for 1-2 persons while hiking or trekking. The Hiker Pro adds the following features to the original Hiker:
  • Removable filter protector extends cartridge life in challenging conditions
  • Quick connect fittings make installation and removal of input and output hoses easy
  • Allows direct attachment to drink tube (1/4″ ID) of hydration
  • Additional hydration connector fitting for quick filling of hydration packs

Key Features:

  • Long lasting AntiClog pleated cartridge requires no maintenance or cleaning
  • Very large filter surface for fast output
  • Easy to use because of minimal resistance whilst pumping
  • Active carbon core reduces unpleasant tastes and odors from the water
  • Small pre-filter on in-hose protects filter cartridge life in turbid water
  • Compact design and easy operation–fits in any backpack or travel bag
  • Easy Fill Bottle Adaptor attaches directly to a drinking bottle

Activated carbon is used for its ability to reduce harmful organic and inorganic substances in the water. It removes unpleasant tastes, odors, chlorine, pesticides (lindane, DDT) and trihalomethanes (THMs). These substances adhere to the large surface area of the activated carbon. Activated carbon granulate cannot be regenerated.

Feature Detail:

  • Technology: AntiClog Technology with 0.3 micron glassfiber and activated carbon granulate
  • Output: ca. 1 liters/minute
  • Cartridge Capacity: Up to 750 l (depending on water quality)
  • Weight: ca. 310 g
  • Size: 7.6 x 16.5 x 6.1 cm (3 x 6.5 x 2.4 inches)
  • Includes: Prefilter, bottle adapter and carry bag

Why Treat Water?
A crystal-clear stream or lake usually contains microorganisms that can make you sick. Water contaminants like protozoa, bacteria and viruses, can cause serious illness. Optimize your travel preparation and use a portable drinking water system from Katadyn.

About Katadyn
Katadyn of Switzerland has been producing high quality portable water systems since 1928. Their history has been one of innovation and durability. Katadyn products are used by militaries, health organizations and outdoor adventurers world-wide. No other water system provides higher quality or longer lasting performance. Katadyn is the global leader in portable water treatment. With subsidiaries in the United States, Germany, France, and Singapore; Katadyn develops, produces and distributes high quality products which are used whenever safe drinking water isn’t available–for travel, camping and humanitarian operations.

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[ReviewAZON asin="B001MT5Q5C"]FEATURES:
New and Improved
Field to use – 200 yards
Safety mechanism
Auto safety when cocking
Speed in Arrows Travel – up to 220 F/S
Draw Weight – 150 lbs
Weight – 5.1 lbs
Length – 29 1/2 ”
String Length – 27″
Limb/Prod – Compression Molded FiberGlass
Barrel Aluminum
Not a Toy Very Power Full
Will Last you a Long Time.
Total Package Includes – 4×20 Scope + 8 Aluminum Arrows + Laser + String + Foot claw + Limb + Rifle + Screws + Instructions[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B000FOXZI0"]Kinesio® Tex Tape Water Resistant, Color: Beige, 2″ x 5.5 yd. Single Roll, Clinical, non-retail packaging. Kinesio Athletic Tape is a modality treatment based on the body’s own natural healing process. The major effects of Kinesio taping are correcting muscle function, improving circulation of blood and lymph, relieving pain, and repositioning the subluxation joints. Kinesio Athletic Tape is latex free, and is durable for 3-4 days of use. Kinesio Athletic Tape is an elastic athletic tape of extremely high quality, and was specifically designed by Dr. Kenzo Kase to provide exceptional results for Kinesio Taping. Kinesio Athletic Tape was designed to be worn on the skin for an extended period of time (3-4 days) without irritation, as well as during strenuous exercise or hydrotherapy. The adhesive is not only heat activated, but also will not leave any residue when removed. Kinesio® Athletic Tape is FDA approved, and patent protected. Kinesio® Athletic Tape has an elasticity of 140%, which matches the same basic elasticity found in ones skin and muscles, allowing Kinesio taping to work with your body. This provides full range of motion, support, and stability, without adversely affecting the natural range of motion. For excellent results, Kinesio® Athletic Tape should be applied at least 30 minutes prior to exercise in order for the heat activated adhesive to adjust and bond with the skin temperature. In conjunction with the Kinesio Taping Method, Kinesio Athletic Tape is frequently used for clinical applications such as patella femoral, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff, etc. Kinesio Athletic Tape is more expensive than conventional athletic tape, but due to the quality and usage, Kinesio Athletic Tape is actually more economical Product photo may not exactly match the product offered for sale. Please refer to the product description.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B0009GGIII"]Unflippable, Unflappable, Unleakable. World’s finest wind-proof umbrella. Tested at the college of Areonautic in Queens NY, will not invert in winds of 55+ mph. Limited Lifetime warranty. #1 umbrella on the PGA, LPGA, and Champions Tours. GustBuster has been featured on CNN, GoodDay NY, Regis and Kathy Lee, Talk soup and many more televison and radio shows. Patented technology allows the wind to pass thru the umbrella, while you stay dry.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B000IHUR58"]KIDDE SAFETY 21005753 FIRE EXTINGUISHER[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B000LQL3JU"]The Kaito KA404 combines a sturdy 5-LED flashlight with an AM/FM radio, giving users a handy versatile camping accessory, job site companion, car gadget or in an emergency situation, such as a hurricane or an earthquake. Made of durable, high-impact plastic, the rugged device features 5 super bright LEDs, each of which is rated at 15,000 MCD, and it can last for 10 minutes if cranked for 1 minute. The flashlight is great for illuminating a campsite or dimly lit work area, campers will also enjoy the FM radio and its built-in speaker and telescoping FM antenna, which improves reception in out-of-the-way locations.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B000H8Y510"]HP5 is a perfect companion for your weekend hiking trips. It has a comfortable cork handle with nylon strap and a small EVA grip for use when the stick is folded. The telescopic stick is made of 3 strong aluminum alloy sections and can be adjusted to a desired height between 55″ and 27 1/2″. It also has spring-loaded antishock mechanism inside which can be turned on/off with a twist between the two sections. Functional graphic on the stick includes a US/Metric Ruler. At the bottom end of the stick, there is a carbide tip hiden inside the rubber endcap. It is very helpful when walking on rocky hard surface. A snow disc is included for use on loose top soil or muddy road. Other convenient accessories include a liquid filled mini compass and a thermometer. Both could be worn on watch band if prefered.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B0012IJW08"]10 – 12 hour green light sticks. Phthalate free, SurvivalKitsOnline lightsticks are made in the USA by Cyalume. Other lightsticks do not last the full 12 hours.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B000CP8744"]Designed to protect against natural battery discharge and electronic drain in cars, recreational vehicles, SUVs, and trucks, the Coleman solar 1.5-watt 12-volt deep-cycle charger keeps the 12-volt batteries in the vehicle charged so you can run small appliances such as fluorescent lights, coolers, small TVs, or laptops. The solar charger provides an immediate charge when exposed to daylight, even on cloudy day. Illuminated LEDs lets you know the panel is charging, and mounting screws are included if you choose to fix the panel to the dashboard. Plug-in-play compatible for quick connections, a cigarette lighter adaptor and a battery clamp are also included with the panel. The charger is backed by a 2-year warranty.

What’s in the Box
Solar panel, 10-inch power extension cable, cigarette lighter adapter, battery clamp connector, instruction manual, and 4 mounting screws.[/ReviewAZON]

[ReviewAZON asin="B00005LEXJ"]If you’re looking for simplicity and convenience in an outdoor-only heater, the Mr. Heater MH12T 8,000-14,000 Btu single tank-top propane heater may be the answer. As the name implies, this unit mounts directly to the top of a five- to 20-pound propane cylinder (sold separately). To allow you to choose between conserving fuel or kicking out more heat, the MH12T has three settings, Hi (14,000 Btu), Med (12,000 Btu), and Lo (8,000 Btu). The heater shuts off automatically with loss of flame. Do not use in unventilated areas. One-year limited warranty.–Josh Dettweiler

What’s in the Box
Heater (replacement safety shutoff with orifice assembly, thermocouple lead, plenum assembly, grid screen assembly, replacement regulator with soft nose POL, wire faceguard, knurled lock nut, reflector, replacement regulator H-M-L w/S.S., tank union T/C, orifice)

Five Tips for Buying a Heater
Choosing a space heater is a matter of sifting through a bewildering array of types, power ratings, and fuel sources. Let’s break it down a little to make the process easier.

What are the different types of space heaters?

  • Radiant heaters emit infrared radiation that directly warms the objects in front of the heaters (rather than the surrounding air). If you only need heat by a desk or in a small section of a room, a radiant heater is quiet and will use very little power.
  • Forced-air heaters use a fan to blow air that has been warmed by metal or ceramic heating elements. A forced-air heater is appropriate for quickly heating up a small- to medium-sized room, but can be noisy.
  • Convection heaters draw cold air from the floor; the air is warmed by heating coils and emitted from the top of the heater. A convection heater is appropriate for quickly heating up a small- to medium-sized room, but also can be noisy.
  • Radiators work by heating oil enclosed in a reservoir, gradually heating the surrounding air. If heating speed isn’t an issue, you might want to opt for a radiator. These are extremely quiet and effective–perfect for bedrooms.

Should I buy an electric or a combustion model?
If you want a heater that will be available in emergencies, or that can heat areas larger than a single room, choose a “combustion” model–one that is powered by a gas or fuel like propane, kerosene, natural gas, or diesel. Which fuel type you choose depends largely on convenience and local availability. For example, diesel would be appropriate for a heater you take with you on long car trips.

How powerful a heater do I need?
Heaters are rated by BTU, which stands for British Thermal Unit (the amount of heat needed to heat one pound of water by 1 degree F). To find out how many BTU you need:

  • Calculate the volume of the space to be heated by multiplying square footage by height.
  • Multiply that number by 4 if your insulation is poor, 3 if it’s average, or 2 if it’s good.

The resulting number is a ballpark figure for how many BTU you’ll need.

Do space heaters cost a lot to operate?
As a general rule, electric space heaters are more expensive to use than combustion models. To ensure energy efficiency, a thermostat is a must-have feature for any heater. For radiant heaters, models with a 360 degree heating surface can heat larger spaces. If you need a forced-air heater, models with ceramic elements tend to be more efficient.

Are space heaters a fire hazard?
Space heaters are implicated in about 25,000 residential fires every year. To ensure proper safety, always follow the manufacturer’s usage instructions and fill out the warranty card to receive informational updates from the manufacturer. Also, look for extra safety features such as an automatic shutoff switch that can shut down the unit if, for example, it gets upended. In addition, choose a model where the heating element is adequately enclosed within the unit.

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[ReviewAZON asin="B000B8GBCC"]Power electronics, small appliances.
Power electronics, small appliances.
When storm emergencies hit, it’s good to have electricity, light, and a radio. It’s even better to have all those things together in one place and easy to find when the lights go out. Black & Decker gives you all the emergency essentials in one handy StormStation.

How it Works
This portable unit is equipped with a weather radio, power inverter, and detachable flashlight. When the power goes out, the StormStation’s “Find Me” light automatically turns on. Use its 25-watt inverter to power small, essential appliances, like a clock or a cordless phone to keep lines of communication open. Or charge your cell phone via the 12-volt recharging port.

Tune in news on the unit's radio.
Tune in news on the unit’s radio.
Listen to the built-in radio to stay informed about civil and natural emergencies–it tunes in AM, FM, TV1, TV2, and weather frequencies. Or remove the flashlight to help see in your darkened home.

All of these features run off the StormStation’s 12-volt rechargeable battery. To be prepared for a power outage, keep the StormStation plugged in to an electrical outlet for a full charge.

The StormStation is covered by a two-year warranty from Black & Decker.

What’s in the Box
Black & Decker StormStation 25-watt inverter with AM/FM/TV1/TV2/weather radio and detachable flashlight, 12-volt charger

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[ReviewAZON asin="B000LQ78YY"]he FlareAlertTM is as simple as it gets!!! No fire, no fumes, no fuss!!! And none of the hidden costs associated with incendiary flares (damaged streets and uniforms, injured personnel, etc.).

The FlareAlertTM also saves you from the hassle of dealing with hundreds of incendiary flares. Consider this: One FlareAlertTM provides approx. 20 hours of safety before a battery change is needed. You would have to strike 80 incendiary flares, one after another, to achieve the same 20 hours of safety. Just think of the mess!!![/ReviewAZON]

[ReviewAZON asin="B00006IIO3"]Dai-Sharp Ready-to-go 3.00 in. credit card size diamond sharpener with convenient vinyl color-coded carrying case. Fits easy in pocket or wallet.[/ReviewAZON]
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[ReviewAZON asin="B00006IS32"]25% brighter than model #285-700T Powered by 2 pints of Coleman Fuel or unleaded gas 7 hours burn time on high, 14 hours on low[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B0009PUT2K"]Bag, Colossal[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B0006H176I"]Buy it by the case and save! .

Fix-A-Flat, the leading tire inflator in the industry, is one of the easiest, most convenient solutions to a flat tire. People who carry Fix-A-Flat know that they are carrying a product that can get them back on the road quickly and safely in a matter of minutes. No jacks or tools are required, and the rubber compound in Fix-A-Flat provides a durable seal on most flats.[/ReviewAZON]

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Leatherman packs the full-size Skeletool with the tools you’re likely to use most often.

Introducing the Brand New Skeletool CX from Leatherman
Get back to basics — the very cool basics — with Leatherman’s Skeletool CX. Today’s outdoor enthusiasts want to keep weight and volume to a minimum without sacrificing quality and true functionality, and that’s what the Skeletool is all about. Many multitools have multiple options, but they’re often heavier — and they’re loaded with more features than most people actually need on a regular basis. Conversely, pocket knives are light and streamlined, but they render themselves useless when the task calls for a more versatile tool. Enter the new Skeletool platform, offering minimal weight, compact size and endless capabilities.

Key User Features
The Skeletool CX has a large knife blade that can be accessed while the tool is closed; to open it, just place your thumb in the thumbhole at the base of the blade and rotate it out until it’s fully extended — which will engage the safety lock. This locking mechanism is noted with a padlock symbol on the tool. To unlock the blade, press the locking mechanism towards the handle until the blade slides past the lock.

Equipped with a universal bit driver, the Skeletool offers real utility options like no other multitool. To change the tool bits, simply unfold the tool and remove the bit from the bit driver — and pop it out. And replacing bits is just as easy. Just press a new one into position and you’re good to go. There’s even a spare bit located in the handle side opposite the knife blade. This tool includes the following bits: Phillips #1 and #2, screwdriver 3/16-inch and 1/4-inch.

In the plier jaws you’ll find a hard-wire cutter and a regular wire cutter. The regular wire cutter is great for softer grades of wire, but the hard-wire cutter is excellent for heavier jobs — like cutting and bending fishhooks.

Multitool Capabilities:
The Skeletool keeps it simple — and light, and compact, and easy to transport. Why waste time with pointless, heavy add-ons when all the basics are right at your fingertips? With its open hardware, skeletal design and hardy appearance, the Skeletool boasts a premium stainless steel blade, pliers, a universal bit driver, and a carabiner/bottle opener … and that’s it.

Key Tech Specs:

  • Length: 4 inches/10 cm closed
  • Weight: 5 ounces/142 grams
  • Materials: Stainless steel, Tungsten DLC coating, 154CM, carbon fiber (handle scale)
  • Included Bits: Phillips #1 and #2, Screwdriver 3/16-inch and 1/4-inch


Leatherman makes a full range of complementary accessories and add-ons for this and other Leatherman products.

Optional Accessories (not included)
Spice up your Skeletool with genuine Leatherman accessories. Options include a bit kit that offers 21 double-ended bits for real versatility. From new belt sheaths to t-shirts and caps, genuine Leatherman accessories are durable, fun and show that you’re a part of Leatherman World. With such a wide variety available, it’s easy to find just the add-on that’s right for you.

Warranty
All Leatherman products are covered by a 25-year limited warranty. If within 25 years from the purchase date of your genuine Leatherman tool you find any defect in material or workmanship, you can count on the manufacturer to make it right with fast warranty service. To obtain warranty service, return your tool to Leatherman Tool Group. Depending on the tool defect, they will decide whether to repair your tool or replace it with a product of equal or greater value. No variations, upgrades or refunds are offered.

The Leatherman Tool Group and its History of Quality
In 1975, Leatherman Tool Group founder Tim Leatherman was inspired by leaky pipes and a cranky car on a budget trip to Europe — and thus the idea for his first pocket survival tool was conceived. Since then, Leatherman has become an internationally recognized company with hundreds of employees and a wide variety of durable, versatile, stylish products. Created with bold designs and truly rugged construction, Leatherman products are a perfect addition for tool kits, emergency sets, and glove compartments everywhere.[/ReviewAZON]

[ReviewAZON asin="B001E7WTUM"]Defensive edge: 2 sizes of Extending Batons. Thugs and yahoos beware! No cheerleader stuff here. You can keep the upper hand under wraps, right at your side within easy reach, just in case of conflict. Ahh Batons, instant protection in your choice of 2 dependable sizes. Both feature: Telescopic 3-section steel design; Steel tip; Extends and locks with a quick snap of your wrist; Sure-grip rubber handle; Black ballistic nylon belt case included.; Order yours today for ample protection! Weighs 21 ozs. WARNING: You must be 18 or older to purchase Batons. Batons cannot be shipped to CA; NY; D.C.; MA; Canada or Puerto Rico. Batons cannot be shipped Parcel Post. Please check your State, County and City laws for restrictions before ordering Batons. AVAILABLE SEPARATELY: 21″ Extending Baton, Black – word search in our store for ‘Baton’. 26″ Extending Baton, Black[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B000F7T2MU"]The Coleman Fold ‘N Go two-burner stove is ideal for the camper who cares about portability while depending on the most trusted brand in Family Camping, Coleman. The stove is about 25% more compact than traditional two-burner stoves, and is ideal for carrying since the burners can be folded together into an easy carrying stove. Each burner has 10,000 BTU’s of power and can be used on low to simmer a sauce or on high to boil water quickly. It has a 13-inch wide diameter that makes it great for the campsite.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B000B55AO0"]Features a durable case that withstands bumps on the trail. Liquid filled accuracy with bright neon indicators for moonlight reading. Durable and dependable.[/ReviewAZON]
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Charge’s pliers have been redesigned to handle
133% more squeezing load.

Charge’s locks are 50% stronger than Leatherman’s
original tools.

Bronze bushings make the interior tools smooth
and quick to open.
selection to fit any activity and the Charge sheath
allows you to carry the additional bits anywhere you go.

The TTi clip-point blade is crafted from S30V stainless steel, which offers an optimal combination of edge retention, flexibility and hardness. The handle is made from ultra-light, super-strong titanium.

The Leatherman Charge TTi packs a knife blade with one of the longest and strongest cutting edges of any multi-tool on the market today.

The Charge TTi and ALX are the first multitools with a cutting hook that slices through seat belts and linoleum just as easily as leather or canvas

When it comes to multitools, there’s one brand that stands out from the rest: Leatherman. The name is synonymous with quality and innovation, and each successive generation of Leatherman tools improves upon the last. Sticking with its tradition of pushing the design envelope, Leatherman introduces the Charge TTi, a high-end, ultra-compact multitool featuring titanium handles. If you’re looking to carry the best of what Leatherman has to offer, the TTi is for you.

The Charge Family
The Charge TTi is part of a broader line of Leatherman multitools bearing the Charge name. Originally, the Charge line consisted of the Ti and the XTi, two high-end tools whose major distinguishing characteristic was having handles made from titanium. For 2007, Leatherman has added three new members to the Charge family: the TTi, the ALX, and the AL. As you might expect, the TTi is an upgraded version of the Ti and XTi. The AL and ALX, meanwhile, come with handles made from 6061 T6 aluminum, an ultra-light and super-strong material used in aircraft construction. There are also minor variations among the tools included in each unit. We’ll discuss those shortly.

Leatherman has added several key design elements to all of these gorgeous new Charge tools. For instance, the knife blades are bigger and wider to give you more cutting edge. The pliers can withstand 133% higher squeezing load than Leatherman’s original tools, enabling a tighter hold for tough jobs. You’ll never have to worry about the Charge coming unhinged, either, thanks to a 50% increase in lock strength. Multiple bit drivers also are a standard feature, and each tool has bronze bushings at the hinges to make opening components a snap.

Titanium vs. Aluminum
You may be asking whether you want to buy titanium or aluminum. Although both offer superior durability and strength, titanium has an edge in both departments. Titanium is also slightly lighter than aluminum, so it would be a good choice if weight is a major concern. However, titanium also costs more, which is something to factor in if saving .2 ounces doesn’t matter.

The Charge TTi
The TTi supplants the XTi as Leatherman’s top-of-the-line multitool. Not only is the TTi .10 ounces lighter than the XTi, but it also packs an S30V stainless steel knife that delivers an optimal combination of edge retention, flexibility, and hardness. This is an upgrade from the XTi’s 154CM steel knife, which previously was the highest grade knife you could get from Leatherman (incidentally, Leatherman outfitted the Charge ALX and AL come with 154CM blades, an upgrade from the standard 420 series knife). The TTi also has a crimper and a cutting hook. The crimper is an ideal accessory for anyone working with electrical wires or metals, while the hook is a fantastic addition for those who need to be ready for emergency situations.

The TTi combines the features of the ALX and the AL into a single package (There is one small exception: the ALX is the only Charge to have two large bit drivers.). For example, if you’re looking at the ALX or the AL you’ll have to choose whether you want a cutting hook or scissors, because neither has both (the ALX has a cutting hook while the AL has scissors). If you think you might need a cutting and scissors in the same multitool, then you should strongly consider the TTi. Full TTi specs:

  • Titanium handles (exclusive to TTi)
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Regular pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Hard-wire cutters
  • S30V Clip-point knife (exclusive to TTi)
  • Saw
  • Serrated knife
  • Wood/metal file
  • Diamond-coated file
  • Scissors
  • Large bit driver
  • Small bit driver
  • 9 double-end bits
  • Ruler (8 inch)
  • Bottle/can opener
  • Wire stripper
  • fixed lanyard ring
  • Quick-release lanyard ring
  • Removable pocket clip

All three Charge iterations come with a premium leather or nylon sheath. Both versions will carry the tools in their open or closed position and two side pockets hold your extra necessities—even a mini-flashlight. An inside back pocket holds Charge’s included bits and has room for a full Bit Kit (sold separately) giving you up to 42 bits to choose from. Don’t want to wear a sheath? Then clip your Charge to your jacket, backpack or car’s visor with the removable pocket clip. Or, choose the quick-release lanyard ring. With it, you’re able to safely keep the tool on any lanyard and detach it quickly when you need it.

What’s in the Box
Leatherman Charge TTi multitool, nylon carrying case, 8 double ended drill and screw bits, removable pocket clip, quick-release lanyard ring

The Leatherman Story
The Leatherman phenomenon began in 1975 when founder Tim Leatherman embarked on a trip across Europe and the Middle East in a cranky Fiat. Leatherman, an engineer by training, became so fed up with breakdowns and other hassles that he fashioned a prototype of what he called a Pocket Survival Tool out of cardboard. Two years later the first PST was born in his basement, and the rest is history. Today the Leatherman company produces dozens of different multitools, knives, pruners, and accessories, and is recognized across the world for its cutting edge designs and superior quality.[/ReviewAZON]

[ReviewAZON asin="B001CZEYH2"]The Yaktrax Walker is designed for people who are looking for an easy-to-use, lightweight traction device for their shoes. The Walker is the original version of Yaktrax and is ideal for pedestrians, the elderly, business people or anyone who want greater stability on ice and snow. Use the Yaktrax Walker while walking to and from work, school or just to the mailbox. The Walker is made out of an injection molded thermal plastic elastomer designed for easy on and off. The coils are protected against rusting and hand-wound to give you 360 degrees of traction on ice and snow. When you walk in the Yaktrax Walker, every step you take places hundreds of biting edges in direct contact with the ice beneath your feet. Yaktrax can be worn in temperatures as low as -41 degrees Fahrenheit. The patented design of the Walker makes it a unique solution to walking on packed snow and ice. The outer band conforms to the length and width of your boot or shoe. The high strength horizontal coils provide forward and backward stability. The vertical coil pattern provide side-to-side stability.[/ReviewAZON]
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[ReviewAZON asin="B000F38YIM"]The Teton Fox 75+10L internal frame backpack is a great fit for the serious hiker. Comfort-wise, the Fox is outfitted with dual aluminum stays that adjust to the shape of your back, along with contoured shoulder, lumbar, and hip pads. In addition, the height of the shoulder straps is adjustable, helping the pack accommodate a wide range of torso lengths. The upshot is a comfortable, ergonomic pack that won’t put undue stress on your back and shoulders even after a full day of hiking.

On the interior, the 5,187-cubic-inch pack holds all your gear in its top-loading main compartment, expandable front section, and unique sleeping bag compartment. Meanwhile, hikers looking for an easy place to access their first-aid kits and mini flashlights will delight in the pair of hideaway side pockets. The design concludes with an attached rain fly that keeps your gear dry and is compatible with separately sold hydration systems.

An attached rain fly will keep your gear dry in unexpected wet weather.

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Finding the Right Backpack
For extended trips into the backcountry, there’s no getting around the fact that you’ll have to carry life-sustaining supplies on your back. Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for a backpack:

Internal vs. External
Up until late 1970′s, external frame packs–which consist of an exposed, lightweight metal frame attached to a fabric pack-bag–were the only thing going. In recent years, though, packs that place the support structure of the pack inside the pack, known as internal frame packs, have boomed in popularity.

The good news about internal frame packs is that they hold the weight of your load close to your body, making it easier to maintain your balance on uneven terrain. Meanwhile, internals provide stiffness and support, but they are not completely rigid, which makes them more flexible when you’re doing active sports. With the added flexibility comes a high degree of compressibility, meaning you can use the pack’s compression straps to cinch down your load and keep items from shifting and throwing you off balance. Internals also sport slimmer shapes that allow for more arm movement in all directions–another big plus for off-trail bushwhackers, skiers and climbers. Last but not least, internal frame packs offer a greater range of adjustability in the shoulder harness and hip-belt than external frame packs.

There are some negatives for internals. First, once packed, it can be difficult to grab needed items out of them quickly. And because internal frame packs consolidate the load into a single, body-hugging unit, proper packing is very important. To distribute the weight properly, you should pack your heaviest items close to your back and in the middle portion of the pack-bag. Plan on getting a sweaty back with an internal, too, given the fact that they are pressed right against you. Finally, internal frame packs are priced higher than external models.

External frame packs are very good at focusing the weight of a load directly to the right place: your load-loving hips. While internals, when properly packed, do this effectively, too, you can always rest assured that an external will distribute the load evenly, no matter how unevenly packed it may be. Externals also offer easy access to your gear via multiple, easily-accessible compartments. Plus, because externals don’t situate the load directly against your back, you’ll enjoy far more air flow. Finally, if you’re on a budget, or you’re buying for a growing child, externals are more affordable.

If you plan on hiking on easy to moderate trails and you don’t need a lot of body movement, you’ll probably be fine with an external. But because externals are so rigid and inflexible, challenging trails or any kind of off-trail pursuit can become painful and frustrating. Also know that your balance is far more compromised with an external frame pack during activities like stream crossings and hops through talus fields.

Packs for Shorter Trips
In addition to backpacks designed for overnight trips, rucksacks are great for day-trips, warm-weather one-nighters, single-day ski trips, or fast alpine assaults. Some rucksacks blur the line between backpack and rucksack with integrated internal supports and sophisticated hip belts and shoulder harnesses. Choose a pack in this category based on your intended use. Short day hikers don’t need an internal frame, while climbers and skiers with heavier loads likely do.

Sizes and Capacities
Packs in the 3,000 cubic inches and lower category are good for day hikes or overnighters in warm weather with minimal gear. Packs in the 3,000 to 4,000 cubic inch range are good for one- or two-night trips in colder weather. If you’re going to be out for up to three days, look for a pack in the sub-4,000 cubic inch range. Choose a pack with 5,000-6,000 cubic inches for week-long outings. And finally, for trips lasting a week or more, you’ll need something in the 6,000-plus cubic inch category. Keep in mind, though, that bigger packs weigh more, and since every ounce counts, you’ll want to choose a pack that offers just enough space for your outings and no more.

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