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OAUSA Net - April 12, 2018 - Outdoor Product Reviews

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Post by DaveK » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:01 pm

OUTDOOR PRODUCT REVIEWS

One of the benefits of having many members here is the opportunity to hear from others about their experiences with the outdoor products that they use. This market is anything but static, as there are new products and improved products that are coming out all the time. But, whether they are new, improved or just old products that we have yet to consider, they are all fair game for this net.

It's one thing to see an advertisement for something or read an article, but there is no substitute for field testing to help us to determine if it will work for us. So, for this net, we need to hear from everyone who has used an outdoor product, (whether intended for such use, or not) and let us know how it works. And remember, we are just as interested in the good reports as the bad ones. Reports are good, but pictures are great!!!
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Re: OAUSA Net - April 12, 2018 - Outdoor Product Review

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Post by KK6DYO » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:06 pm

Flame King Refillable 1 Pound Cylinder
Refills from larger propane tanks for use with appliances that require 1 pound cylinders.
Note: Not exactly the same size as a regular cylinder. Previous version was recalled.
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Propane Cylinder Adapter
This handy adapter permits standard, inexpensive 1-pound propane cylinders to fuel stoves (such as JetBoil) and lamps that normally require more expensive, smaller, lightweight [iso]butane propane canisters.
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Re: OAUSA Net - April 12, 2018 - Outdoor Product Reviews

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Post by toms » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:14 pm

Sabre Power Tac
Bought this at a gun show. I threw away the pocket clip and have carried it in my front pants pocket every day for a year. I use it in the two AAA battery (long) option. It finds a use every single day. It is very bright for its size. I replace the batteries way before required to ensure I always have the strongest light possible form it. The flexable rubber switch has not torn like several prior light. And I was assured they would replace it if it ever did,

The PowerTac Sabre is a powerful penlight that is fitted with a CREE XP-G2 LED, outputting up to 239 lumens. The Sabre is able to run off of either one AAA or two AAA batteries, which are inexpensive and can be found just about anywhere. Measuring in at 4.78"", the Sabre is constructed from aero-grade aluminum alloy with a military grade hard-anodized finish, though it is partially rubberized to give you a better grip. If a problem should arise, just know the head of the Sabre features a crenelated bezel for those emergency situations. Being IPX-8 rated waterproof, the Sabre is safe against drops in water and is also impact resistant up to 2 meters. Keep this light in your car, at home or in your pocket, using the included stainless steel pocket clip.
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Features:
• Crenelated bezel for emergency situations
• Partially rubberized body for an easy, comfortable grip
• Constant current circuit design
• High efficiency optical lens
• Reverse polarity protection
• Stainless steel pocket clip
• Constructed from aero-grade aluminum alloy
• HAIII military grade hard-anodized finish
• Impact resistant to 2 meters
• Waterproof in accordance with IPX-8 standards
Specifications:
• LED: CREE XP-G2
• Battery: 1x or 2x AAA - Alkaline, Lithium, NiMh (Batteries NOT included)
• Peak Beam Intensity: 1901cd
• Max Beam Distance: 111 meters
• Dimensions:
o Length: 4.78"" (121.5mm)
o Body Diameter: 0.57"" (14.5mm)
• Weight: 1.05 oz (30g) (excluding batteries)
Illumination / Runtime:
Running on 2 AAA
Low Medium Strobe
Output 77 Lumen 239 Lumens 239 Lumens
Runtime 2.2 hrs 0.8 hrs 1.6 hrs
Running on 1 AAA
Low Medium Strobe
Output 50 Lumen 168 Lumens 168 Lumens
Runtime 1.7 hrs 0.6 hrs 1.2 hrs
239
Max 239 Lumens
2.2hrs
Max 2.2 Hours
111m
Max 111 Meters
IPX-8m
Waterproof and Submersible IPX-8
2m
Impact Resistant
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Re: OAUSA Net - April 12, 2018 - Outdoor Product Reviews

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Post by toms » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:15 pm

MOB Armor
The Mob Mount Switch - The Most Rugged Phone Mount On Earth
Mob Armor smartphone and tablet products take an innovative approach to securing your mobile device into your UTV, daily driver, or race truck. Our product line started with the Mob Mount as a product of necessity. Not one product in the smartphone industry was up to our standards or needs so we created something new. The brand has grown to over 150 different products and we are now in our 3rd year of operation. With our roots in the off-road industry, our products are designed to perform when the pavement ends. Not only are Mob Armor products built for off-road use, they are designed by off- roaders who are involved in the industry and know what fellow off-roaders need in a device mount. Mob Armor products are built to last by using metal components, robust design, and an obsession for quality. Pair our phone or tablet systems with recent advancements in smartphone/tablet capabilities, and the possibilities are nearly endless for what your device can do for you.

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• Made from 5052 aluminum alloy
• Adjustable slide to accommodate phones with or without a case
• Twist lock that can quickly and easily secure your device
• Attachment bracket to allow different mounting options
• Closed-cell neoprene foam protects from shock & vibration
• The Mob Mount Switch is the ultimate solution in smartphone holders. The Switch comes with a powder coat finish for durability and is available in multiple colors to suit your style. There are currently three mounting options with more to come for this versatile product due to it’s unique design with a universal bracket. The Large Mob Mount Switch is compatible with the following phones, with or without a case: iPhone 6/6S Plus/7 Plus, LG G3/G4, Moto X (2nd Gen), Moto G (2nd Gen), Nexus 6, OnePlus One, Sony Xperia Z3, HTC 612/One M8 and Samsung S3/S4/S5/S6/S6 Edge/Note 3/Note 4/Note 5/Note 5 Edge/Note 7.
• Your Phone Should be Able to Go Anywhere you Can

• Your phone is a whole lot more than a toy for checking your twitter and playing candy crush. It is a device that allows you to track your location anywhere on the planet, capture professional quality video, monitor vehicle engine specs, and much more. With such a powerful tool you shouldn't be limited by where you can take it. With the Mob Mount Switch, you can take your smartphone just about anywhere you go. Whether it be in snowmobiling in the woods, tearing up the dunes or just going on a road trip, the Mob Mount Switch will make sure that your phone goes with you!


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Re: OAUSA Net - April 12, 2018 - Outdoor Product Reviews

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Post by toms » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:16 pm

Work Sharp Ken Onion Electric Knife and Tool Sharpener

I may need to change my mind about using power knife sharpeners. I recently purchased a ken Onion Edition Knife and Tool Sharpener. I have only used it on the slow speed and have not had any issues. The design and the instructions implement all the concepts I understand about sharpening.
This might be the outdoor gift for 2017. I have seen it stocked wall to wall in the major stores like Cabela’s and Sheels. Price is $129 – 150.
http://www.worksharptools.com/ken-onion ... pener.html
Text below from their web site.
Work Sharp teamed up with renowned knife maker Ken Onion to deliver the ultimate sharpening solution for your home or workshop. The Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener - Ken Onion Edition will sharpen every knife you own, quickly and easily.
Expertly designed features include:
• An adjustable sharpening guide to produce precise edge bevels from 15° to 30°
• Premium flexible abrasive belts to deliver a strong, long lasting razor-sharp edge
• A variable speed motor to handle every sharpening task, from grinding to honing
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The Ken Onion Edition Knife & Tool Sharpener is designed to sharpen every knife you own. Using a fully adjustable precision sharpening guide, variable speed motor and wide, flexible abrasive belts, it sharpens pocket & hunting knives, serrated knives, kitchen knives and any other shape or type of blade you own. Professional blade makers like Ken Onion use flexible belts to put a razor sharp edge on their blades, now you can have the same technology in your home or shop. Work Sharp Engineered and Ken Onion Designed to deliver the pinnacle of knife sharpening.
The ¾" x 12" premium, flexible engineered abrasive belts* sharpen virtually any shape or type of knife blade and uses a precision sharpening guide to ensure that you get a consistent angle every time. The sharpening guide is fully adjustable from 15° to 30° so you can sharpen any knife to the angle you desire that best meet your needs. The variable speed control (1,200 SFM to 2,800 SFM) provides you with the optimal belt speed for the task at hand.
*The 6000 grit belt measures ½" x 12" for better contact with serrations, guthooks and other hard to reach edges.
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Re: OAUSA Net - April 12, 2018 - Outdoor Product Reviews

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Post by toms » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:16 pm

Luna Touch LED Light

1 Watt USB stick light that is handy to illuminate anything from a keyboard to tent. Turn on/off the Luna Touch by simply touching the end. The Luna Touch's low power draw makes it a long lasting light solution. Powered from any USB port or perfect when used with a Goal Zero recharger or power pack. Plugs into any USB port and adjusts for reading light at any angle1 Watt USB stick light that is handy to illuminate anything from a keyboard to tent. Turn on/off the Luna Touch by simply touching the end. The Luna Touch's low power draw makes it a long lasting light solution. Powered from any USB port or perfect when used with a Goal Zero recharger or power pack. Plugs into any USB port and adjusts for reading light at any angle

https://www.goalzero.com/shop/last-chan ... led-light/
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Re: OAUSA Net - April 12, 2018 - Outdoor Product Reviews

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Post by toms » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:37 pm

Propane Refill Adapter

You can refill your one pound Colman propane cylinders from a 20 pound BBQ tank and save a ton of money. You need this adapter which can be purchased for under $20. The cost for one bottle refiled becomes about $1 vs $5 or $6 if you buy a new one.
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Re: OAUSA Net - April 12, 2018 - Outdoor Product Reviews

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Post by DaveK » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:02 pm

TESTED PRODUCTS

1. THE TITAN KEY CHAIN FLASHLIGHT

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2. BULLSEYE TARGET CAMERA

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3. CALDWELL DFT RIFLE REST

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4. HARRELL'S PREMIUM POWDER MEASURE

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5. PEERLESS LANTERN MANTLES

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6. OEHLER 35p CHRONOGRAPH

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7. STREAMLIGHT STYLUS REACH

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8. MICRO OILER

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BUCK FOLDING POCKET KNIFE

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Re: OAUSA Net - April 12, 2018 - Outdoor Product Reviews

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Post by roadmaster66 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:21 pm

Please check me in early
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Re: OAUSA Net - April 12, 2018 - Outdoor Product Reviews

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Post by NotAMog » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:25 pm

Please check in John, KN6VL and Bruce, KD6GCO.

Here is a quick post of my favorite camp chair, the Kermit Chair. Nicely made of wood in the U.S.A. They can be carried like a standard folding chair or break down into a small pack for motocycle camping or to save space.

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They aren't cheap at $159 for the basic chair and another $40 if you want to extension legs but it is a quality American made product and I've hand mind for about 10 years now and they have only needed an occasional tightening of the screws to keep them going.


http://www.kermitchair.com/
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