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Celebrate National Parks Week with Free iPhone Apps from Chimani

14 Apr

With National Parks Week just around the corner(April 16 – 24), everyone will be looking for ways to get into the outdoors spirit!

Why not snag yourself a cool new iPhone national park app from Chimani for free?  While their suite of national parks apps would normally set you back $5 – $10, they have decided to give them away free of charge for the duration of National Parks Week.

These apps are specifically designed to help you get the most out of your visit to any one of the following national parks:  Acadia National Park, Cape Cod National Seashore, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and Yosemite National Park.

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Soul Cell Solar Powered Lantern

12 Oct

soul-cell-solar-powered-lantern-1 Remember when patio lanterns used to come with plenty of electrical cord tangles and that pesky need for a source of electricity?  Well, that’s no longer the case.

The Soul Cell Solar Powered Lantern will brighten your campsite without the need to be on the grid.

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Psyclone Tent Pegs Revolutionize Tent Camping

06 Jul

If you’ve ever camped in a tent, then you’ve probably been frustrated with traditional tent pegs.  Be it metal or plastic, they both have their challenges.

Trust me when I tell you that their is still hope.

A company called Liberty Mountain is distributing a tent peg that will revolutionize the tent camping world.  They call their product the Psyclone Tent Peg and I’ve never seen anything quite like it.

Let’s take a look at what makes these tent pegs so special.

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TurboMaxx RV Fan is the Ultimate Vent Upgrade

30 May

TurboMaxx Fan by MaxxAir On my virtual travels around the interwebs today, I came across what may be the greatest RV vent upgrade that I have ever seen.

It’s a weather resistant ultra vent with a built-in fan that even works in the rain.  How’s that for kicking it up a notch.  It’s called the TurboMaxx and it’s made by MaxxAir.

This fan is a terrific way to improve the functionality of your ventilation system and it’s incredibly easy to install.

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Taking Compact Camping to a Whole New Level

17 May

SylvanSports GOThe other day, my wife sent me a link to check out.  As the page loaded, I couldn’t believe what I was looking at.  It was a very intriguing product from SylvanSport and I am fairly certain that it is the most compact pop-up camping trailer that i have ever seen.

It’s called the SylvanSport GO and it can be referred to as a “backpack on wheels”.

Compact, lightweight, and versatile - it is the minimalist camper’s dream come true!

Let me tell you more about it and how you can even win one of your own.

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Coleman Canada Warehouse Sale

14 May

Coleman LogoColeman Canada is having a two-day warehouse sale at their Brampton, Ontario location.  They are offering hundreds of items including stoves, coolers, sleeping bags, tents, backpacks, lanterns, life jackets, and pool and lake floats.

The sale will feature end-of-season, clearance, refurbished and discontinued products at amazing discounts.  Be sure to check it out and get great gear at great prices.

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Kids Feel Safe Sporting the Lego Man Headlamp

05 May

lego headlampWatching my own kids while we camp leads me on a path down memory lane.  When I think back to being knee-high to a grasshopper and camping, the one thing that was the same about every trip was how scary it could get once the sun went down.

Some things never change.  My kids always feel more secure when they have a flashlight with them.  Well, the Play Visions company has come up with a way to make the night even less scary – they injected a little bit of Lego into it.

Now your kids can have fun while conquering their fears of the dark.
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