Time for a cold one. – Buy Chiefs’ Stainless Steel Beer Bottle Koozie Insulator Twin Pack

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We have become fans of the stainless steel tumblers on the market, and use them daily. Stainless Steel is such a durable material. It does not rust. It does not naturally harbor fungus, bacteria, and mold. That is why its’ the material of choice in professional kitchens. I am so happy to see the market expanding. If we buy specialty drinks or beer, they normally come in glass bottles. Drinks taste pretty darn good out of the glass bottles too. So, we were very happy to see this set. It is fantastic. Just unscrew the bottom of the container, and slide your bottle in, and close it up. This set is amazing. It has a screw top for the top to keep out nature debris, and bugs, and then the bottom opening, to place your drink into it. This set is a 2 pack. In it you get: 2 Stainless Steel Bottle Holders, 2 Stainless Steel Bottle Openers, and 2 Neoprene bottle sleeves, along with an ebook on brewing beer. You really can’t beat it. The beer bottle holders will hold most 12oz bottles, so you don’t have to drink beer to use these.

Here is a list of some beers the company says fit these stainless koozies:

Angry Orchard Hard Cider

Avery

Ballast Point

Bass

Becks

 Bells

 Big Sky

Black Diamond

Boulder

Breckenridge

 Bud Light

 Bud Light Lime

 Bud Light Platinum

 Bud Light Aluminum

 Budweiser

 Coors

 Coors Light

Dogfish Head

DuClaw

Fosters

 Goose Island

Gordon Biersch

 Harpoon

 Heineken

Henry Weinhard’s Root Beer

Johnny Appleseed Cider

 Kirin

 Michelob Light

 Michelob Ultra

 Miller Genuine Draft

Miller High Life

 Miller Lite

Pepsi Glass Bottle

 Redd’s Apple Ale

Samuel Adams

Shiner Bock

Yuengling

These koozies are insulated. They have a neoprene liner, and the bottom cap, also has a neoprene liner in it. This also helps keep the bottle seated, quietly in the koozie. I love that they added a neoprene external sleeve, to put the stainless bottle holder in. Each neoprene sleeve has a stainless steel bottle opener attached to it too. This is the ultimate holder for parties/bbqs outside in the summer. This set up definitely helps keep your drink colder, longer! I had an unopened bottle stay cold for 10 hours in this set up. And that external holder, makes it so easy to hold onto them as well. Since they attached the bottle opener to the holder, you also always have that handy as well. It really is a well thought out set. So far, I haven’t noticed any problems with the threading on the bottom opening. Could they improve on it, yes they can. But, it is working well so far. Otherwise, I have no complaints. It’s a great, and highly useful set. Perfect for gift giving.

(The Corona bottle is a little too tall for the Koozie. It fits, but the screw on top does not.)

I received this, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Buy Chiefs’ Stainless Steel Beer Bottle Koozie Insulator Twin Pack + Two Bottle Openers + Two Bonus Insulated Bags + E-Book + Gift Box. Pack of 2.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GJ7D9IC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Just hanging around with Bomber and Company’s Tree Swing Hanging Kit Set.

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We own a parachute hammock, and hammock swings. I love them, but they are not always the most convenient things to hang. Having straps like this, really is convenient. This product is military grade, and they stat that each strap can hold up to 500lbs. The included carabineer clip is a real carabineer clip. It is climb worthy, and made out of industrial strength stainless steel. It has a 5500lb test strength to it. It is a locking carabineer as well. Only one strap comes in a package. Remember that when you order, in case you need two. The strap is 2” wide and 5” 8½” long. The carabineer clip adds another 4 ¼” in length. This is one thick and durable strap. The stitching that was done on it is heavy duty and not going anywhere any time soon.  You can use this to tie up goods when camping. You can hang a hammock swing with this, and not have to worry about it not being well supported. If you are going to use this strap for a hammock, you will need to order two. The carabineer is really thick, and heavy duty. It’s easy to open and close. It really hurts when it hits your ankle, so don’t swing it around while holding it, lol. Yes, I did that. Some of the suggestions this company gives for this strap are: “Tree Swing, Hammock Strap, Boxing Bag Hanger, Camping/Boating, and Slackline Brace.” They actually have these suggestions printed right on the packaging. All very good ideas, too. Since this strap comes with a climbing rated carabineer, the price is actually very, very good. I’ve priced real carabineer clips and they can cost more than this setup. You can get creative with it, and even just use it to help you lift things, up and over railings, or into the rafters or ceiling, if you are a working man/woman. For those of you who like to hike and camp, and try to limit your footprint, these straps are supposed to be tree friendly. They are wide, which limits the stress put on the tree branch. This will lessen the chance of damaging the tree. Some straps are real narrow, and when you apply weight to the strap, it actually digs into the branch, sometimes causing it to die. So, that is another benefit to this company’s strap setup. I am really happy with this set up overall. My husband still can’t believe the price.

I received this product at a discount, in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are 100% solely my own.”– Bomber and Company’s Tree Swing Hanging Kit Set for Adults and Kids 6 Ft. Long – 100% Waterproof and USA Certified Safe.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EITI62M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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The newer collapsible chair. – Trekology’s Compact Portable High Back Camping Chair with Head Rest.

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I don’t know about you, but I hate lugging around those usual camping chairs. The bags are long, and they take up too much room in the car. They are even cumbersome to carry, since we always have more than one. I have been wanting to test out one of these chairs for a long time. I am soooo impressed with their take down size, and with their higher weight tolerance. This chair from Trekology can hold up to 300lb, which is great for a collapsible chair. This is perfect for larger parents, or parents who always have a child on their lap. You won’t have to worry about the chair giving way, like some do. They even use a very thick and durable fabric. If you really know backpacks, you will immediately understand the 1000D Nylon material used. Most backpacks use a 600D. The more tactical, heavy duty packs use 1000D. It lasts so much longer, and can really put up with more abuse. I think that was a great choice of material for a chair like this. It’s very thick. I love how well made the chair is. The stitching on the fabric was done all tight and on point. The seeming was done perfectly. You can tell the craftsmanship as you look it over. Even the storage bag is made quite well. Down the top of the storage bag, you will find a strip of molle webbing. You’ll be able to attach other items you might need to this bag. I love being able to organize our things, in a quick and simple manner. The bag itself only measures 14” long. They state on their ad page that the chair weighs only 3.5lbs. I weighed it with my fish scale, and it cane up at only 3.22lbs. So, that was awesome. It’s even less weight to pack out if you are going hiking and camping. The chair is pretty simple to put together. The frame is designed with a hinge system. There is a Velcro strap connecting it together. Just undo it when you remove it from the bag, and then do a snapping motion to open and click the frame together. We discovered it snaps into form pretty quick that weigh. It’s made out of aluminum, and really holds up our weight well, and even in the grass, on mushy ground. Then, just place the chair cover onto the frame. My husband called it more of a recliner feel, and I have to agree with him. The head rest is really just part of the chair. It’s a high back chair, so you can really lean back into it, and the chair stays very stable. You can easily fall asleep in this chair and take a nap. Fortunately, it’s just as easy to take apart as it is to put it together. We absolutely love the chair. Thanks Trekology!

I received this at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. Opinions expressed are 100% solely my own.

– Trekology’s Compact Portable High Back Camping Chair with Head Rest – Ultralight Backpacking Chair in a Bag.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DD33UKC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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There’s always room for another flashlight. –

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Flashlights are an essential that every home and vehicle should have stored in them. Emergencies seem to always happen at night, and the first thing to go out, is the power. I’ve seen the toughest men, become useless in the dark, lol. I believe that every home should have 1 flashlight, 1 headlamp, and 1 lantern, per person, in your household, and then an extra set for a guest, or backup for a family member. This set from Diatelity is a well thought out kit. It has everything for you to set your flashlight up, and even to store it in. The case isn’t the strongest case, but it snaps shut around the three open sides, and makes it great to store. In this flashlight kit you will get 1 flashlight, 1 AAA battery adapter, 1 mini solar flashlight LED keychain, 1 battery sleeve, 2 rechargeable 18650 (2200mAH)batteries, 1 2-battery charger, 1 flashlight holster, and 1 storage case. This flashlight only requires 1 18650 battery, so, you can always have a backup battery available. That’s always handy. Let’s say you forgot to charge your batteries, but you need the flashlight. Well, it comes with a AAA adapter, so just insert 3 AAA batteries into the adapter, and drop it into the flashlight. It’s great to have that option. In case you have never used a battery sleeve, just insert the 18650 into the sleeve, and drop it into the flashlight. It ensures a great fit, and a silent light. When I shake this flashlight, I don’t hear any noise at all. It arrives with the wrist strap already attached. It is Zoomable by pulling out on the bezel, or top end of the flashlight. This is a 5 mode light. I have issues with fully turning the light off and back on again. Frequently, if I full turn it off, it may take me 3 tries to actually get it to turn back on, which is annoying. Once on, I can soft press it through its modes easily. It has high, medium, low, strobe, and SOS mode. So, mode wise, it has everything you need. It’s pretty bright. I do not have a way to measure lumens. They state that it is 900 lumens, which if it were true, would really light your way at night. They do state that it has a XML T6 Cree LED bulb in it. I love Cree bulbs. They always offer bright, clear light. This bulb is rated for the amount they say. I found this website that rates the Cree bulbs with the mAh battery power used. It actually helps to determine the output.: http://flashlightwiki.com/Cree. I can honestly say I have name brand lights, that are brighter and sate a lower lumen count. It is bright though, and you can’t beat the price for everything you get. It is also rated for 100,000 hours of life. I love that about LEDS. LEDs are so durable as well. You can drop this light over and over, and it won’t break the bulb. It is water resistant. You can get caught in the rain, and you will be ok. It is not waterproof or submersible though. I ran my 18650 fully charged in the flashlight. It lasted approx.. 6 hours before it started to get dim and become finicky to operate. But, like I stated earlier since I had another fully charged battery, I was good to go. Overall, it’s a bright flashlight that comes in a well rounded kit. It’s not the best flashlight out there, obviously, but it does a solid job at a great price.

I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Diateklity Bright LED Flashlight Kit with 5 Modes – Includes Wireless Charger, 2 Rechargeable Batteries, Storage Box & Mini Key Chain.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FVUDIJI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This makes it easy to be prepared. – Western Frontiers’ Ultimate MRE, Case of 12.

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I cannot count how many MREs that have come through my home, lol. Between having Military and outdoor enthusiasts in the home, we have had our share. I personally think every home should have some in case of emergency. Ignore the sign of not for resale. That is because the military cannot resale them. MREs are released after a year in surplus, and then companies are allowed to sell them. These have a varied life span from 2017 and up to 4 years. They are clearly labeled with an expiration date. The expiration dates will vary. You receive 12 MRE’s in this case. There is a mixed variety of meals as well. Each package is clearly labeled and tightly sealed. It’s really easy to pack out with these, and very easy to store for preparedness too. You want to store them in a clean, cool, dry place. Each meal contains a water activated flameless ration heater in it. This way you can eat in the field if you need to. It’s also a great way to get hot food when there is no power or readily available fire. The meals received in my box are as follows:

1.       Pork Sausage Patty, Maple Flavored

2.       Chicken Breast Fillet, Seasoned Garlic and Herb

3.       Beef Ravioli in Meat Sauce

4.       Chicken Pesto Pasta

5.       Beef Patty, Jalapeno Pepper Jack

6.       Southwest Beef & Black Beans

7.       Cheese Tortellini in Tomato Sauce (vegetarian)

8.       Pork Sausage in Cream Gravy

9.       Ratatouille – Mixed Vegetable and Pasta (vegetarian)

10.   Rib Shaped Barbecue Flavor Pork Patty

11.   Mexican Style Chicken Stew

12.   Asian Style Beef Strips with Vegetables

Now, do not expect gourmet taste in an MRE, lol. That’s never going to happen. This is food that can keep you alive in dire situations. Some of them can be tasty. My son and husband really like some, and hate others. That really is a personal decision. These are easy to store, and take along with you. They are great to take with you on a trip in case your car breaks down, and you’re stranded. These are definitely the choice to make for a camping trip, especially when you pack out. Every home should be stocked with meals like this in case of an emergency, so your family can still eat. I love that MREs are available to the public. It’s definitely something every home should take advantage of. You need to still provide your own fluids, and water to activate the heater bags. My husband states that some MRE’s will include the water. He says it’s always hit or miss in this department. I love how you get such a mixture of foods in an MRE, including chicklets. I think that is hilarious for some reason. These really make being prepared easy.

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I received this at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Western Frontiers” ULTIMATE MRE, July 2017 and up Inspection Date Meals Ready-to-Eat, Case of 12 Genuine US Military Surplus with Western Frontier’s Inspection and Guarantee.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EDB3H2Y/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

So, so comfortable. – Klue Knights’ Stoga Outdoor Inflatable Couch Camping Furniture Sleeping Compression Air Bag Lounger.

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If you like to go camping, go to the beach, or just lounge, this is for you. The concept is pretty cool, and it really works. All you need is some wind, and you have a couch to sit or lie on. If you have ever used a dry bag, you can operate this with ease. It literally functions as a dry bag does. This particular couch from Stoga, has a maximum weight limit of 330 – 440lbs. That is a lot of weight. One person can comfortably lie down on it, and three smaller people can sit on it comfortably. You may have to roll yourself over to get up though, lol. The couch is just full of air, and getting out of it is not the most graceful action. To fill it up you need to open the bag, and hold it up with the compartment open, facing the wind. If there is no wind, create your own by running. It doesn’t take much to fill it. Now, after you fill it with air, you roll the end over like 3 times, and then clip it shut. Voila, you have a couch to get cozy on. The material for the outside of the couch is a Nylon. The interior of the couch is PVC. It’s pretty durable, and puts up with the weight of me and my husband, together, lol. It’s very easy to keep clean, and dries quickly in case you get it wet poolside, or beachside. You can even use it indoors, for that impromptu sleepover. I love how lightweight this is. It arrives with its own shoulder bag to store and carry it in. It weighs only 3lbs, which is really light. You need wind to fll it up, but if it gets too windy, it can blow away if no one is on it. You can get a sand stake, or yard stake, and some paracord. Then just loop the paracord through the strap you buckled. Then it can’t blow away when you get up; problem solved. Also, remember to take your keys out of your pocket, or anything sharp you may have. The material can actually put up with a lot, but you can put a hole in it, if not careful. Overall, I am really impressed with this couch. The storage bag was not made with the best craftsmanship, but it works, and well too. It is easy to roll up the couch, and put it back in it, when you’re done with it too. I am comfortable recommending this product.

I was afforded the opportunity to review this product, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.: Klue Knights’ Stoga Outdoor Inflatable Couch Camping Furniture Sleeping Compression Air Bag Lounger.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Stoga-Inflatable-Furniture-Sleeping-Compression/dp/B01EUFR22O?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

These will brighten your way. – South Platte Supply’s LED Safety Lights with Clip & Velcro Strap- (2 Pack).

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Whether you have a runner in the family, or just a child that’s not too fond of the dark, these lights can be very helpful. My husband is our runner, and my youngest hates, hates, hates, the dark. Both can fully utilize these. I was intrigued by them, but now that I have them, I really, really like them. These lights are only 2 inches long and 1 inch wide, and they only weigh 2.2oz. You can either clip them on to your laces, belt, pack and more. Or, you can use the included stretchy Velcro straps, and wrap them around your arms, ankle, handlebars. Whatever works best for you. These lights each have a push on/off button on the top side of the light. So, they are easy to operate, and don’t have to be removed to turn them on or off. These are two mode lights. The first press turns them on to solid on, and the second press turns them onto their flashing mode. The third press turns them off. If you are cycling, the flashing mode really helps to get the attention of the cars on the road. You could put one on your outer arm, and one on the back of the bike, like a tail light. It’s weather resistant too, so you don’t have to worry about being caught out in the rain. This is a great set to put in your pack when you head out on a hike. If it starts to get dark, you can pull them out in a flash. It’s a very useful set. It really can be used from anything from fear of the dark to running, and safety.

I was afforded the opportunity to review South Platte Supply’s LED Safety Lights with Clip & Velcro Strap- (2 Pack), for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Safety-Lights-Visibility-Outdoor-Activities/dp/B01A3DF9DG?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00