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British Military Surplus Snowshoes

rated 4 of 5 stars Surplus, made for soldiers carrying gear, great for kids and inexpensive. I bought these last year in an inexpensive attempt to get my 11-year-old grandson into snowshoeing. He loves them. My grandson is just a typical kid, not big nor small, but is somewhat athletic as he isn't  a couch potato. I first put them on him in the yard and said walk around. He easily was climbing snowbanks and getting around so I put my own shoes on, grabbed my pack and said, "Let's go across the street"...where I… Full review

Xersion Packable Down Midweight Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars Inexpensive down clothing for trail or town. These products come from JC Penny. I do not know if they are sold elsewhere. They list from $75 to $100 each, sell normally for about $60 and can be found on sale for about $30. I bought the orange one for $20. These jackets and vest are filled with 90% down and 10% feathers. The vest is a lady's with stretch elastic nylon sides for a tighter fit. They are light and warm. We own one vest and three jackets... all are zippered. The wife wears her jacket… Full review

Sheet Metal Screws

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been doing this for years!! Never a problem at all. Cheapest and best solution out there. No review really necessary here. It's quite self explanatory. Other reviewer said it all.  Full review

MFH German Winter Tarn Rucksack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It is a sturdy and roomy 65-liter pack for the winter traveler or hunter with plenty of extras including pockets and tie downs. I like to travel in the winter woods mostly unseen and this German made WinterTarn Rucksack military pack helps me do that. It is an official military pack and is made with quality. It has five external pockets and two main inside which can be separated by a drawstring cover. The main compartment also has a drawstring to close it all up from the outside. This is especially… Full review

Eastman Outdoors Food Dehydrator

rated 0.5 of 5 stars This dehydrator takes waaaaay too long for fruit or meat. I would not recommend it at all. Be sure you do your homework on finding out which dehydrator is the best one. My wife bought me an Eastman for Christmas 2014, but by the time I got to use it and found out it took waaaaay too long to dehydrate fruit or meat, even though I still had the receipt I couldn't return it to the store. I called Eastman they were kind enough to send a postage paid address to mail back. I thought maybe I had got a… Full review

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