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Camping Gear: 4 of the coolest tents

By Erin L / August 1, 2017 / Comments Off on Camping Gear: 4 of the coolest tents

Basic tents are boring! Why not swing in the trees, suspend yourself over water, stay safe on top of your vehicle in a cozy collapsible tent, or chill in a coccoon? Check out the 4 coolest tents in the camping world.

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Tree tents – Reviewing Tentsile Connect suspension tent

By Erin L / July 22, 2017 / 1 Comment

I’d first seen this futuristic space age style tent on someone’s Instagram post. It was slung in an impossibly strange place hovering over a body of water, strapped inexplicably to some trees. It was a tent, but looked like a type of hovering spacecraft. I had to know more about what this crazy contraption was.

I learned eventually that what I saw was a Tensile tent and ever since I’ve been dying to give one a try.

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Jam Xterior Max portable speaker review

By Ron Leung / May 18, 2017 / 1 Comment

The summer is all about being outdoors; camping, boating, hiking and just chilling on the patio. You need a speaker than can handle all kinds of conditions, but one that’s durable and sounds good too. Check out our review of the Jam Xterior Max .

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Goutte D’O rain drop cabins from Parks Canada entice campers

By Erin L / August 5, 2016 / Comments Off on Goutte D’O rain drop cabins from Parks Canada entice campers

I LOVE this idea.  A six meter mini-cabin in the shape of a drop of water is now open to campers in Canada.  The Goutte D’O (water or rain droplet) is a small portable accommodation option designed to entice campers who might find tenting too rustic. Gouttes D’O make debut in Canada parks The Goutte…

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Mpowerd inflatable lamp is fun & versatile

By Erin L / July 29, 2016 / Comments Off on Mpowerd inflatable lamp is fun & versatile

When we’re spending more time outdoors, decorating our outside space can be fun. Whether you’re chilling in your backyard, or camping in the wilderness, you can spice up your space with a solar powered space saving lantern, like this one from Mpowerd. The Luci light comes flat-packed; you blow it up with lung power, then…

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Napier Sportz Truck-bed Tent Review

By Erin L / July 14, 2016 / Comments Off on Napier Sportz Truck-bed Tent Review

Getting out of the city, away from the job and into the outdoors can really make you feel relaxed. That’s why I love camping. I can turn off my mobile, light a fire, and sit and contemplate the stars. I’ve been a tenter from the beginning; no fancy RV’s for me! I’ve had a couple…

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My Top 10 Tech Gadgets of the Year

By Erin L / December 1, 2015 / Comments Off on My Top 10 Tech Gadgets of the Year

I’ve had the great fortune to test some of the best and most-coveted tech gadgets this year. I’ve reviewed a lot of devices, but only these make my top 10 list for 2015.  My criteria? They have to be easy to use, perform as promised – or better – than the companies advertise, they have…

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8 Great Gadgets & Toys for Camping

By Erin L / July 13, 2015 / Comments Off on 8 Great Gadgets & Toys for Camping

Summer is camping season, and there’s nothing better than getting out to the mountains, or the badlands. This month on Tech Talk on CTV, we’re showing you both high-tech and low-tech gadgets to make roughing it more enjoyable. Watch the Video by clicking here! I’ve blogged previously on each of these gadgets, but I’ll put…

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Cool New Camping Gear!

By Erin L / July 4, 2015 / Comments Off on Cool New Camping Gear!

You can usually find me testing out the latest gadgets and high tech gear.  But this time, some of the new gear I got that I’m most excited about isn’t as high-tech as I’m used to.  I love it nonetheless and want to share. First up, this awesome Stanley French Press Coffee Kit I got…

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Cool EcoCapsules Are the Future of Housing

By Erin L / May 26, 2015 / Comments Off on Cool EcoCapsules Are the Future of Housing

I found these cool homes while surfing the web for new tech news and ideas.  Ecocapsule is a portable house offering, “an unmatched dwelling experience. With its immense off-grid life span, worldwide portability and flexibility it is suitable for a wide range of applications: from an independent research station or a tourist lodge to an…

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