Outdoor products I like

Here is a page of Outdoor related products that I like. It is not necessarily a page of reviews, but rather information and photos about the products. (OK, many entries are simply copy/pasted press releases, but I have tried and liked each of the products on this page. Enjoy the great outdoors!

Wunderbird apparel makes birding equipment accessible in the field

Following a research into the true nature of bird-watching, we have developed the first-ever collection totally dedicated to the birding experience and the birdwatchers needs.

Wunderbird is a revolution in tech-wear, integrating wearable features enabling birders to fly further for longer.

Our products smartly distribute and alleviate the weight of the gear carried around your neck and over the shoulders, dynamically stabilize binoculars without compromising rapid access on-the-go, utilize smart fabrics that offer ventilation, quick dry and mosquito repellant to better adapt to changing environments, and much more…

More information at www.wunderbird.com

Motorola Talkabout T600 H2O series



With a rugged, fully waterproof* design, emergency features and a 35-mile range, the Talkabout™ T600 H2O Series keeps you connected and protected during your extreme outdoor activities.

The T600 H2O Series is packed with top-of-the-line radio features, including the ability to float* and a water-activated flashlight. The flashlight also includes a red LED to preserve night vision.

With these exceptional capabilities, you can count on the T600 H2O Series to deliver reliable communications during your wildest adventures – whether by land or by sea.

The T600 T600 H2O Series is available in two models:

  • T600 H2O, which includes two radios, two whistle belt clips, two NiMH rechargeable batteries, one Y cable charging adaptor with dual micro-USB connectors and one user guide
  • T605 H2O, which includes everything that the T600 does, plus a carry case and car charger

How far can I expect my radios to communicate?
The communication range quoted is calculated based under optimum conditions, with an unobstructed line of sight.  Actual range will vary depending on terrain and conditions, and is often less than maximum possible. Your actual range will be limited by several factors including, but not limited to, terrain, weather conditions, electromagnetic interference and obstructions.


IP67 Waterproof*
Count on the T600 H2O Series waterproof radios to keep you connected whether on land or at sea.  With its IP67 standard, the T600 H2O Series withstands constant submersion of up to 1m for 30 minutes and repels the heaviest rain.

Floats* Face Up, Water-activated Flashlight for Easy Retrieval
Through meticulous engineering, the radio floats and is visible on the water surface. And with the water-activated flashlight, it’s even easier to find.

Be Prepared for an Emergency
This radio includes an emergency alert feature, allowing you to enjoy your escape to the great outdoors with confidence that others can be informed of any dangers that may come your way. When the alert button is activated, the radio transmits an alert siren followed by transmission of spoken or incidental sounds. This allows you to send the signal to other radios and warn of impending danger.

You can also use the whistle belt clip to let others know that you need help. In addition, there’s a built-in LED flashlight for peace-of-mind during evening adventures, unexpected emergencies and power outages.

Know the Weather In Advance
Keep updated with real-time weather conditions by turning on one of 11 weather channels or initiating weather alerts. NOAA radio service may not be available in all areas. Check with your local weather office for frequency and details, or visit http://www.weather.gov/nwr (Canada: http://www.msc.ec.gc.ca/msb/weatheradio).

Advanced Built-in Flashlight with White and Red LEDs
Select the white LED setting on the built-in flashlight to light your way during evening activities, unexpected emergencies or power outages. If your adventure takes place when it’s dark, for example, if you’re stargazing or hunting at night, and you need to view maps, charts or other papers, switch to the red LED setting.  This will allow you to read what you need while preserving your night vision.

Be Discreet
Use the VibraCall™ feature where ringing can be intrusive.

Power through Your Adventures
There are two ways to power your radio: use the included NiMH rechargeable batteries for up to 9 hours or use three AA batteries for up to 23 hours. To recharge the NiMH batteries, choose from one of three ways: connect it to your vehicle adaptor or your computer.  Or plug the Y cable charging adaptor into an outlet.  This cable features dual micro-USB connectors, so you can charge two radios at once.

Optional Extended Batteries
Enjoy hours of uninterrupted outdoor activities by selecting a high capacity battery. (High capacity battery sold separately.)


ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Products 

Fact Sheet

COMPANY HISTORY Founded in 2000 as a division of the Schawbel Corporation, Thermacell Repellents, Inc. was acquired by Kinderhook, a New York-based equity firm in 2014.



Evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency for safety and effectiveness, ThermaCELL® products are available to consumers at major retailers and specialty stores nationwide and in 27 countries worldwide.


ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent creates a virtually odorless 15ft x 15ft zone of protection that is effective against mosquitoes and other biting insects. It operates on a single butane cartridge, used to heat a repellent mat releasing allethrin, a synthetic copy of the natural repellent found in chrysanthemum flowers. A single butane cartridge lasts up to 12 hours and each repellent mat lasts up to 4 hours or Max Life mats mats last up to 12 hours.


  • Thermacell is proven to repel up to 96%* of mosquitoes based on a university study on spatial repellents conducted in Israel in 2013.

·       Evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for safety and effectiveness

·       Creates an invisible cell of protection (15ft x 15ft) from biting insects

·       Used by the U.S. Army in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan

·       Repellent is a synthetic copy of a natural insecticide, pyrethrin, found in the pyrethum flower, a member of the chrysanthemum family

·       Effective alternative to smelly lotions and sprays that must be applied to skin often

  • High energy butane lasts 30 times longer than the energy of alkaline batteries
  • Safer and cleaner than candles and has no open flame


·       Products are cordless, small and fit easily into a small bag or backpack for transport

·       Repellent mats are easy to carry and replace as needed

·       Perfect for use at home (gardening or outdoor entertaining) or in the great outdoors (camping, hunting, fishing)


Lanterns, for use on the patio and camping

Torches, great for backyard coverage

Repellers, for use with and without earth scent for hunting               

Accessories, from tree hangers to holsters

Refills, from single to a summer pack, lasting up to four hours or 12 hours

ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent products and refills can be purchased at mass merchants, hardware stores, and outdoor and sporting goods stores. For store locations and more information about ThermaCELL product line, consumers may visit www.thermacell.com or call 1-8-NO-SKEETERS.


MacroBar (I really like these bars!)

GoMacro®, makers of organic, vegan, nutrition bars, teamed up with international pop sensation, Ellie Goulding, to unveil the all-new, all-Ellie MacroBar. The family-owned company with roots in organic farming, is excited to add an “Ellie-inspired” twelfth flavor — Coconut + Almond Butter + Chocolate Chips — to the company’s award-winning line of USDA Certified Organic MacroBars.



Ellie Goulding, the 2016 Grammy-Nominated international pop star and fitness icon, approached GoMacro in early 2015 about the possibility of working together. A long-time MacroBar fan, Ellie was interested in becoming more personally involved with the company that was playing a daily role in fuelling her life. After shaking hands and months of development, GoMacro and Ellie Goulding are proud to introduce the co-created Ellie Gouldinginspired MacroBar: Everlasting Joy.

Ellie’s new nutrition bar combines coconut, almond butter, and chocolate chips to deliver a nutritious and satisfying balance of carbs, healthy fats, and plant-based protein. Sharing a desire to give back to the community, GoMacro will donate a portion of proceeds to benefit feeding the homeless, a program that will support both Ms. Goulding’s UK-based charity Streets of London and the USA-based charity Stand up for Kids.

“MacroBars have been my go-to snack after a workout and when I’m on tour. For the new bar, I wanted something that was sweet and a good-source of plant-based protein,” commented Goulding. “I am honored to help create a new product with a company that shares my values of healthy living and giving back.”

The co-created MacroBar is part of a larger partnership between Ms. Goulding and the Wisconsin-based organic food company, including a sweepstakes for a chance to win VIP tickets to Ellie’s performance at Madison Square Garden in June and a private workout with Ellie in September. Ellie’s new MacroBar, also available in MacroBar Mini, is USDA Organic Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, 100% plant-based, kosher certified, gluten-free certified, vegan certified and soy-free.