Read: 5 mins. ICECO's portable, compact, foldable charcoal grill has become an essential part of my cooking gear for camping, boondocking, overlanding, and backyard BBQ'ing. See why I have used it more times than Snow Peak, Campingmoon, or Solo Stove.
Read: 10 mins. The myQ Chamberlain Smart Garage Control provides a homeowner the option to remotely control the garage door via a smartphone app with real-time notification and other conveniences, including scheduled closes for when you accidentally left it open. I had strong security and hacking concerns. See what they were, what steps I took to address them, and what I thought of the device.
Read: 8 mins. Goal Zero launched the lower-priced Yeti 1000 Core just five weeks after the Yeti 1000x flagship became available for purchase. This article summarizes the differences and how they also compare to the Jackery Explorer 1000 and Yeti 1000 Lithium.
Read: 6 mins. Car battery jump starters are some of the most essential in my outdoor adventure toolkit. Not only can they be used to start a dead car battery, they can also charge mobile devices and be used for emergency lighting. In this article, we take a look at the Fanttik T8 Apex and see how it compares to the popular NOCO Genius Boost batteries.
Read: 5 mins. Bringing a zipline to keep children entertained for hours at camp proved to be popular among both parents and kids. See what we brought along for camping to make hot, 100-104F degree summer weather more bearable.
Read: 12 mins. Twelve years ago on a hike up Yosemite's Half Dome, a friend shared an important term with me: Summit Fever. The state of mind where the desire to reach an objective -- at whatever costs -- is so strong, irrational decisions or illogical choices could be made with potentially dangerous or fatal consequences. The realization changed the way I hike and why I try my best not to leave anyone behind.