Review: MyQ Chamberlain Smart Garage Control (myQ-G0401-ES)

By |2021-07-20T09:40:02-07:00Jul 20, 2021 - Tuesday|Product Reviews, Reviews, Security|

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.


Review: Fanttik T8 Apex Lithium Car Jump Starter (vs NOCO)

By |2021-10-29T12:38:30-07:00Jul 13, 2021 - Tuesday|Product Reviews, Reviews|

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.


Summit Fever: Turn Back or Continue in Face of Danger?

By |2021-11-09T09:21:14-08:00Jul 2, 2021 - Friday|Health, Travel|

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.

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