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Ultimate Adventure-Mobiles

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Ultimate Adventure-Mobiles

 

The iconic Volkswagen Bus, vehicle of choice among wanderers for more than 60 years, was discontinued at the end of 2013. But that doesn’t mean the adventure is over. After all, you can convert anything with wheels into a tiny home—if you have the capital. Here are six of our favorite vehicles (and add-ons) to help you find freedom on the open road. Read more...

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Sierra Design Backcountry Bed Sleeping Bag

The lofty 800-fill-power? Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 800 3-Season Sleeping Bag has an integrated comforter and zero zippers for a unique outdoor sleeping experience through spring, summer and fall.

  • Climb into the bag via the large oval opening on top; the oversize comforter seals up the opening so you can sleep comfortably no matter your position: back, side or stomach
  • With a European Norm? (EN) lower-limit rating of 17°F, the Backcountry Bed 800 3-Season sleeping bag is suitable for spring, summer and fall backpacking
  • On warmer nights, flip the comforter outside the sleeping bag and tuck it back for ventilation; insulated hand/arm pockets provide warmth when the comforter is outside the bag
  • Down is considered the best insulation available but when wet, it quickly loses loft and the ability to keep you warm; 800-fill-power? DriDown is treated to resist moisture
  • Proprietary process treats each individual duck down plume with a molecular-level polymer so the down stays dry longer, lofts better and dries faster than untreated down
  • DriDown insulation stays dry 10 times longer, retains 170% more loft when exposed to moisture and dries 33% faster than untreated down
  • Premium 800-fill-power? duck down is extremely compressible and offers exceptional warmth for its weight
  • Ripstop polyester exterior endures frequent use in the outdoors; polyester taffeta lining is soft and comfortable next to skin
  • Sleeping pad sleeve on the bottom of the bag secures your pad (pad sold separately) to create the experience of a fully integrated bed
  • Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 800 3-Season Sleeping Bag comes with a stuff sack and storage sack
  • European Norm? (EN) is an independent third-party temperature rating?, allowing accurate comparisons across brands with other EN-rated bags

See more here...

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Bite-Lite® NATURAL Mosquito Repelling Candles

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Bite-Lite® NATURAL Mosquito Repelling Candles

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Since 2010, Bite-Lite® of Connecticut has offered to the independent retailer its NATURAL Mosquito Repellent Candles as a fragrant and effective alternative to citronella-only and synthetic repelling candles. Sold by the case, our unique candles, stand out in customized displays, and have yielded high customer praise and high turnovers, because they: (1) smell great - with a fragrant blend of lemongrass and spearmint oils; (2) look great - with attractive label art and 5 styles (including 3 USA made soy candles); (3) are perfect to accessorize any outdoor occasion, from camping to weddings; (4) emit no smoke or soot; (5) are affordable with value added long burn times; (6) are 25b minimum risk pesticides that are legal in all 50 states; (7) have been proven effective in field studies showing an 84.1% reduction in attractancy to mosquito traps; (8) are sourced, blended, and tested by a family business specializing in customer support and quality control. - See more at: http://bite-lite.com/

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Offgrid camping stove

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Offgrid camping stove

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In some circles, using the term rocket stove will be met with raised eyebrows and a puzzled look, but in permaculture, prepper, and DIY communities, it will be followed by a lively discussion about the merits of these efficient and clean-burning stoves.

If you're not familiar with the concept of a rocket stove, in a nutshell, they burn small diameter sticks (or other biomass) in a high-temperature combustion chamber to ensure virtually complete combustion of the fuel, which not only makes for a cleaner burn, but a more efficient one, and use only about half as much fuel as an open fire.

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Rumpl: The outdoor blanket for adventure life

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Check out the Kickstarter project for this simple blanket inspired by the active lifestyle and made from materials developed for the outdoor industry.  The blankets are modernly designed with simple lines and cool colors.  The Rumpl is made of super-premium 20D rip=-stop nylon with DWR shield, has the softest hand-feel with unbelievable tear strength and breath-ability.  The DWR coating makes the product stain resistant and also prevents odor and bacteria from building up.  The ultrasoft synthetic down insulation mimics natural down insulation and is totally washable.  You can air-dry the blanket using the hang loops or just though it in the machine.  

They are currently available in four sizes:

Twin
Queen
King
Throw

Check out their campaign here:

 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gorumpl/rumpl-the-worlds-best-blanket?ref=discovery

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