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Woodland Power Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars A versatile piece of camping gear that can be used as a high power blaster for fast boiling yet can be turned down to lower power for simmering with a big skillet or griddle. With the flame damper in place, it can even be used as a gas powered camp fire. To top it off, it breaks down and folds up small. This may be the single most useful and versatile piece of camping gear I've used for larger groups of rafting campers.   The adjustable flame works through a wide range of settings as a supplemental… Full review

NFPA Rescue Throw Bag

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Will save a life if USED CORRECTLY. (Practice.) I used this bag in Swift Water Rescue training. Works well and is easy enough to throw. Keep in mind it has plenty of rope and requires a bit of strength to throw the full distance. I only managed to throw it the full 75 feet two or three times in a day practicing with it. It's easy to coil, but it's still 75 feet of rope. Use a partner to help speed things up when coiling the rope. I really liked that the victim's end of the rope has a flotation device… Full review

DryLander Rawhide Sprayskirt

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An extremely durable, mid-line spray-skirt. Rubberized deck sheds water exceptionally well with an extremely dry and tight fit around the cockpit. Full review

Boaters Gloves

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great blister and sun protection, but the palms "pill" quickly. I like these fingerless gloves a lot, but I'm not sure I will buy another pair when these wear out. They do keep my hands from getting blistered, and the fingerless design allows for good digital dexterity. However, I don't like that the material on the palms is white—after one use they looked pretty grubby, and the suede was "pilling" (like a sweater).  On hot days, it is nice to wear these because you can dip your hands in the… Full review

HydroSkin Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars Very comfortable paddling pants, silky-smooth, with no annoying seams. I love my Hydroskin pants! They wick moisture from the body and dry quickly. I have worn them both in early spring (when the ocean is VERY cold) and throughout the summer, and have noticed that they adapt quite adeptly to a variety of conditions. I also really like the wide waistband and that they ride a little higher (but not TOO high—not "mom-jeans" high) so they don't ride up when I'm sitting or climbing around on island… Full review

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