(Part 2) Best sports & outdoors > outdoor recreation according to redditors

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Top Reddit comments about Outdoor Recreation:

u/La_Lanterne_Rouge · 103 pointsr/videos

If you are a male, in the future you could carry one of this. Works great, the urine solidifies in the chemical powder that's inside. You can put a coat over your lap or a blanket and do your thing.


u/anononaut · 61 pointsr/AskReddit

Get a PO Box immediately so youhave a place for your mail to go. Don't check "commercial or business use" or the post office will be obligated to give out your contact info for anyone who asks. They are about $30 for six months.

Buy a little urinal jug for $5 or pack of disposable ones for $12.

(You have to pee when in a car a lot more than your tire goes flat so why do you have a spare tire and no pee jug in your trunk?)

Here is one with a female adapter for $5. everyone should have one of these in their car trunk anyway.


here are some disposable cardboard paper ones 6 for $12 if you want something smaller.


You don't want to exit a car at night to walk the woods or city streets to find privacy. Aircraft supply stores came up with these women's pee jugs which are used in small airplanes flying for several hours when no one wants to land just to pee.

Other practical things from a friend of mine who has camped across the country:

If you have a car to sleep in find the neighborhoods with lots of apartments becuase they usually have a lot of apartment dwellers who park overnight on the streets so your car won't get hassled.

IF you live near a swimming pool park, beach or lake a lot of them have open showers.

If you have a sportsclub membership you can usually shower and change clothes there (might be worth the monthly purchase for national shower privileges alone.) If you go to a 24 hr one in work out sweats no one will think anything of it if you "accidentally fall asleep" on a floor mat "doing your exercises".

Buy a small wind up or battery powered alarm clock.
A plastic jar of peanut butter, a half gallon jug of spring water, a multivitamin and aspirin bottle, cold cans of chicken based Progresso soups with rice or veggies (which taste like high end gazpacho cold) and a spoon or fork and a can opener a wash cloth, deodorant, hairspray, toilet paper are wonderful things to have in a car at all times whether or not you are homeless/camping whatever.

A wool blanket is a wonderful thing for warmth and window privacy. A Sunday newspaper and tape makes great car window privacy (but also alerts police you might be sleeping in your car which is illegal some places.) An alternative is some of those sun reflectors for car windows which you can get at the 99cents store. Lots of people leave those on windows when they aren't sleeping in a car.

Even an out of service (with canceled monthly bill etc) cell phone can be used for emergency 911 calls if you keep it charged.

Get a thing that plugs into your cigarettes lighter that lets you pull in regular electrical plug devices to do things like run your cell phone and small laptop.here's one for $25


WARNING they CANNOT BE USED WITH HAIRDRYERS or HEATING THINGS becuase those use to much electricity.

for that you need a heavy duty one 1500 watt one which will be a few hundred like this

no 2000 watt hairdryers if it's 1500 watts! (you should really not use a hairdryer in your car)

Even the smaller ones for cell phones and laptops will run down your car battery within an hour if the car isn't running and the larger one may even run it down when the car IS running becuase they pull so much electric juice.

If you are ever sleeping in your car, the easiest way to stay warm is to get a 2 liter soda bottle and empty it and fill it to the top (no air) with the hottest tap water you can find from a public sink, screw the plastic lid back on tight, and then put that bottle in a blanket or sleeping bag with you. You will stay very warm all night. You probably will need to wrap the hot water bottle in a pants leg or blanket becuase it will be hot on your skin otherwise. Don't leave air in there or it will expand and pressurize the bottle as soon as the hot water gets shaken. got o an aquarium store and buy two clear hoses like in aquariums.
One small diameter and one larger.

The small one can fill jugs from sinks etc when you can't get the jug under the sink faucet.
The large one can be used to route fluids outside your car without opening the door or to help fill radiators etc.

Get a $5 led flashlight and bunches of batteries for 99 cents


Those are all good things to have in your car anyway.

u/itravelandwheel · 28 pointsr/camping

I prefer these 7 gallon jugs. They're a LOT stronger than 5 gallon bottles and hold more. You can also stack things on top of them when packing your camping gear whereas the 5 gallons can break pretty easy if you put something on top.

I also use these jugs for fish tank water (RODI) and keep 6 full in my garage just in case we have a water issue. They're stacked 3 high in a cupboard.

u/superpopcone · 17 pointsr/berkeley

Seeing as both wildfires and power outages are going hand in hand, I want to repost an FAQ I wrote from last year for wildfire safety, updated with some power outage info. I'll be updating and simplifying this as time allows - hopefully it's comprehensive.

EDIT: Exceeded word count, I extended it into the comment responses. Check Table of Contents for whatever info you care about.



Wildfires - Enhance awareness by checking fires and AQI, and buy/wear a valved N95-rated respirator (NOT a regular surgical mask). Most importantly, ensure a proper fit/seal if you don't want short or long term respiratory problems/failure.

Power Outages - Stay informed. Prepare 2 weeks worth of water and cash. Move things to fridge/freezer for up to 48 hours of storage.

Evacuations - Sonoma County is currently being evacuated as the Kincade Wildfire razes homes to the ground. Cal Maritime Academy was evacuated yesterday (10-27) due to the Vallejo ("Glen Cove") Fire. You decide if you want to prepare for evacuation - details below if so.


Table of Contents

  1. General Info - Power Outages and Wildfires
  2. Wildfire Safety - Respirator Masks
  3. Power Outages - Preparedness
  4. Evacuations - Go Bag


    1. GENERAL INFO - Power Outages and Wildfires

    What's going on with power outages?

    PG&E is implementing PSPS, "Public Safety Power Shutoffs", during times of high fire risk (dry, high winds), in an attempt to prevent wildfires.


    How do I stay up to date about power outage information? Am I affected?

    Official City of Berkeley webpage about PG&E outages.

    PG&E Outage subpage.

    PG&E outage map - use to check if you're out of power.

    PG&E's Twitter may be a better information source if high traffic causes other websites to go down.

    Other alternative sources available here.


    What's on fire right now?

    Official California wildfire maps here. A colored highlighted section will appear when a fire perimeter for a significant fire is created. Incidents not covered by CalFire (the state fire department) are listed as "Not a CAL FIRE Incident", in which you can click on it to find out which local city fire department will have more information. Status updates and evacuation orders are listed under each fire's specific page.


    Tell me about the Air Quality Index (AQI)?

    Official EPA AQI website here. The AQI is a metric used to measure air quality and certain pollutants, such as PM2.5 and ozone.

    Unofficial AQI site - PurpleAir. Not government official, but there are significantly more sensors that are higher resolution and generally more accurate.

    You should wear a respirator for an AQI of about 150 or above.


    What is PM2.5?

    PM2.5 refers to fine dust particles less than 2.5 microns/micrometers in diameter - these are the particles that come from heavy pollution (see: China) and wildfires (see: California). In short, they damage your respiratory systems like no tomorrow (depending on concentration and duration of exposure) for both short term (asthma, heart attacks) and long term (respiratory disease risk increase). Source. Source 2.

    These particles are microscopic and cannot be seen, which means the best way you should check if you need to protect from it is to check an official AQI source, NOT simply check if it's smog/smokey outside. (FYI context - the average virus is 0.3 microns in size.)


    What are other major risks to be aware of?



    Running water may suddenly stop. Water utilities are vulnerable to both power outages and wildfires - lack of power to run pump equipment, and water redistribution to firefighting efforts will cause water outages.

    EBMUD (East Bay Municipality Utility District) website.


    Prepare - Have 1 gallon of water per person, per day, for 2 weeks of self reliance. If you don't have that much storage, fill as many bottles as you can. Then buy water storage containers such as Aquatainers (cheap, larger capacity) or jerry-can style water containers (more durable, better leak-proof, and smaller capacity + handle design = easier to lift and move to your car. Water is HEAVY.).



    Credit card readers and ATMs may not work, and stores will begin to only accept cash. In addition to power outages, network outages will disable the verification process credit cards - so even if you have power, credit card readers will not work.


    Prepare - Have a backup reserve of physical cash on hand for at LEAST 2 weeks worth of expenses. Smaller bills are better.



    Wi-Fi and power outages are not directly correlated to each other.

    If there is internet coming to your building, but your building has no power, you can still use your Wi-Fi network if you can run your modem/router on backup power somehow.

    If the ISP network center, which sends the internet to your building, is experiencing power outage issues, then you will have Wi-Fi outages, even if your building has power.


    Source for most of the respirator info - very long but thorough.


    If there's more info to add or correct, feel free to comment and I'll edit this. Hope this helps everyone - stay safe out there.

u/Recipe_For_Confusion · 15 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

I use SPD clipless pedals, along with these shoes. I prefer MTB clipless shoes because they have a recessed cleat and are much easier to walk in than road-oriented kicks.

The difference you notice when using a clipless system is astounding, and I would never go back to platforms/cages. So much more efficient and natural feeling.

u/nautimike · 14 pointsr/Watches

Invicta 'resurrected' an old Swiss brand name(they have nothing to do with the original company), they tend to copy other companies designs or style cues, often using stock Japanese or Swiss movements with Chinese made cases & assembly, and the have insanely high MSRP but the watches are perpetually on sale for 70~80% off. If the Invicta MSRP is $315, but, the watch is always 'marked down' 73% to $85...then the watch is only worth about $85.

This lack of legitimate heritage, questionable marketing practices, along with quality issues and poor customer service have given the brand a bad reputation.

That said, I used to own the Invicta 8926. It was my daily/work watch for about a decade before I gave it to my brother. It got beat to hell and was worn nonstop for about 12 years, without any service, before it started keeping poor time. Not bad for $79.

As for the watch you linked to, it would probably be fine. On the plus side, it likely has a Citizen/Miyota quartz movement and may even be all stainless steel, so, it would be hard to beat for under $50.

That said, the watch snob in me finds the use of Roman numerals on a sports/dive watch off-putting. Roman numerals look best on classic dress watches like this. Rugged, over-sized sports/dive watches like the one you linked should use basic indices markers and/or Arabic numerals more like this Invicta diver.

Good, entry level brands to look at are Seiko, Citizen, & Orient. Seiko 5 are very affordable automatics, they even have a blue dial diver. The Seiko Monster is one of the best made watches out there under $200. Another possibility is this Orient Blue Mako.

u/Pwntastic1 · 14 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Buy these

Trust me

u/captainkurt1 · 14 pointsr/camping
u/everett916 · 13 pointsr/EDC

Typical Gig Bag:


  1. Laptop
  2. Chromecast
  3. 1TB Portable Hard Drive
  4. Flash Drive
  5. USB Hub and Ethernet Adapter
  6. Packable Rain Jacket
  7. Backpack
  8. Headlamp
  9. Screwdriver w/ Bit Set
  10. Zip Ties
  11. Paracord Tie Line
  12. Bluetooth Speaker
  13. Gloves
  14. Dual-Sided Sharpie
  15. Stainless Steel Sharpie
  16. Zebra F-701 w/F402 mod
  17. AAA Batteries
  18. USB-C OTG Adapter + Flash Drive
  19. Adjustable Cable Clamps
  20. First Aid Kit
  21. Advil
  22. Nail Clippers
  23. Mints
  24. CRKT Eating Tool
  25. Sunscreen
  26. Water Bottle
  27. Headphones
  28. USB Charger
  29. Multi-Tool Pouch
  30. Fisher Space Pen w/ Pocket Clip
  31. Leatherman Sidekick
  32. Flashlight
  33. Pocket Notebooks
  34. Kershaw Cryo
  35. Hank
  36. G-Shock Watch
  37. Pixel XL w/ Slickwraps Slate Skin
  38. Wallet
  39. Keys
  40. Electrical Tape
  41. Locking Carabiner
  42. C-Wrench

u/Landoperk · 13 pointsr/backpacking

Sawyer Mini water filter. $20 Arguably the best lightweight backpacking filter available.
Also, the Leatherman Squirt is on my backpacking wishlist this year.

u/Qacer · 12 pointsr/ExpectationVsReality

Amateurs. This is what you bring to a festival: TravelJohn-Disposable Urinal (6 pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NV878S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_RXAxxb48H172N

u/UMFreek · 12 pointsr/BurningMan

I just use a jug for the tent, but when I'm out and about I keep a Travel John in my bag. It turns your pee into a gel.

I had to leave the man burn a few years ago cause I was about to pee my pants. I almost had to stop and piss on the open playa it was that bad (I made it to the portos somehow). They are cheap insurance and they make them for men, women, and kids.

u/jrshaul · 12 pointsr/povertyfinance

Oh gawd.

  1. Find a way to create a flat floor - fold down the rear seats and shove some plywood in there if need be. Uneven surfaces are murder on your back.
  2. Any enclosed space will start to smell funny due to humidity buildup. A car in motion circulates air constantly; a car at rest will fog up fast. Rolling down a window a bit (and maybe covering it with a bit of mesh) is advised.
  3. Febreeze your car. You can't smell it. Everyone else can. (Emptying about half a bottle into your car, idling it with the heat cranked up until it gets stupid hot inside, then driving a mile with the windows open to purge it is recommended.
  4. If you can, get a tiny under desk space heater (mine is about 200w) on a long extension cord. You can keep the car surprisingly warm without the windows fogging.
  5. Once it hits freezing, all bets are off. Exposure is like the worst flu you've ever had.
  6. Wal-mart is generally very hospitable to people living in their cars - and it's clearly marked if they're not. Califorina, Colorado, and Tucson are the major exceptions.
  7. A cooler full of ice is a must-have. A good cooler can go quite a long time on a few bucks of ice.
  8. An Iwatani butane burner and a frying pan will let you cook quite a lot at a rest stop - just put it on a picnic table; they're designed for indoor tabletop use. This one is great value.
  9. If you make it to south-central Wisconsin, I'll buy you brunch.
u/cwcoleman · 12 pointsr/backpacking

You say tent and sleeping pads but have this tagged as Travel. I'm confused...

Why is REI not somewhere you want to shop? They sell quality gear and have educated salespeople.


Your question is really wide open... Could you provide more details to help us help you?

  1. Where is your planned trip? When?
  2. What low temps do you plan to sleep in?
  3. Will you be solo or with a group? 1-person shelter or more?
  4. What is your budget?
  5. Do you value cost, weight, or quality most? Pick 2.
  6. What is your experience? Ever been on a day hike? Car camped?
  7. What gear do you need other than tent and sleeping pad?

    You don't have to be super specific with answers, but anything helps. Just trying to get an idea of your needs, because the options for backpacking gear are huge.


    The goal is to keep your weight/bulk down. The #1 way to do this is by skipping gear that's unnecessary. While that's hard for someone new, since you don't know what is necessary vs. unnecessary, try hard to skip 'just-in-case' or too many 'luxury' items.

    If your full pack weight is under 30 pounds you are doing well, over 50 and you should rethink your approach.

    Most new backpackers will require a backpack in the 65 liter range. Fit is important to comfort, so if you could go into a local shop and try on a variety of options - do it.


    I wrote this semi-recently, check it out:

u/frontpenguin · 11 pointsr/Fitness

My gym also doesn't allow chalk, but I just sneak using this. Haven't gotten grief for it yet, but if I did, it's not chalk and it doesn't leave a mark.


u/horthianflorff · 11 pointsr/washingtondc

This seems like a good place for a PSA:

Emergencies typically require one of two responses:

SHELTER-IN-PLACE (snowstorm, blackout, earthquake)

  • Generally, speaking you should have enough supplies to shelter in place for at least 3 days although other sources will say 14 days. That means clean water, food, and means to keep warm and dry if the power goes out or if there is flooding. Check out some of the FEMA resources others have posted.

    FLEE (fire, tsunami, attack)

  • As far as a "bug-out" bag, these should be thought of as a means to keep you supplied and alive while traveling away from danger (not as a means of long term survival).

    When I assembled my kits, one of the most helpful pieces of advice I got was that "a kit is useless if you can't access it". For me, I am 90% of the time either at home or near my car so it makes sense to have a bug-out bag in both places. If SHTF while I'm at work or on the road, my kit at home is not going to do me any good.

    Emergency preparedness goes beyond "did I buy the right things?" and has much more to do with the practical realities of emergencies. A good example someone else pointed out: having a giant water reservoir is great but won't do you any good if your water gets cut off before you can fill it. Similarly, having a car is great but won't do you any good if the roads are too clogged to drive. Solution? Make your bug-out bag light enough to carry comfortably and take the Heel-Toe Express out of town.
u/Autsin · 11 pointsr/bicycling

Kryptonite 999492 Black 14mm x 60" (1415) New York Fahgettaboudit Chain and New York Disc Lock https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001SMUB7G/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_yqquub0B5VABY

But you also need to think about how much weight you are willing to carry...

u/barackstar · 11 pointsr/onewheel

at the store, just put it in your shopping cart.

if it will be out of your sight for any length of time, the Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit has been recommended here.

if you only need to prevent a regular pick-up-and-walk-off theft, a regular cable bike lock should be enough -- but anyone with a little time or tools can get through those rather quickly.

u/SquishSquash81 · 11 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Peoplesocks are the best deal in socks right now.

u/monsterbun · 10 pointsr/Fitness

You should consider an Ecoball. Its like a stocking sort of thing filled with chalk and you just kind of roll it around in your hands to get some chalk. It is a lot less messy than loose chalk. There is a little bit of dust but if you put it on your towel and put it away in its little bag when you're finished it shouldn't be a problem. It also does not put so much chalk on your hands that it gets stuck in the knurling on the barbell, so there is not much for the gym people to complain about. Here is one that is on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Metolius-Non-Marking-Chalk-Substitute-colors/dp/B000212TGA. I think they have them at REI, too, in the rock climbing section.

Also, when I first started lifting and wasn't sure if chalk would make a huge difference, I tried out some baby powder first. Works pretty well on sweaty palms, smells nice and is not chalk. Just get a small travel-size bottle.

Good luck from another female lifter!

u/Pufflekun · 10 pointsr/AskReddit

Or this, for when you need to pee in a public place, regardless of gender! Only $12 for four of them!

u/xmorphicx · 10 pointsr/EDC

No information included about your desired price range so I'll just throw out a few suggestions. G-Shock is a solid choice - my favorite is the GW6900 as it is 5 buttons (dedicated light button), solar powered, and sets itself every night to the atomic clock. A slimmer option is the GWM-5610 with the same features except for the dedicated light button. These also have non-atomic non-solar versions for about half the price DW6900 and DW5600 which both come in around $45. These are classic models and won't draw unwanted attention.

If you're looking for something analog, while I hate to recommend another Casio, the MDV-106 dive watch is really hard to beat for 40-50 bucks. Water resistant to 200 meters, real functioning diver's timing bezel, applied indices, rubber strap... it's highly regarded at this price point. Good luck!

u/ilykdp · 10 pointsr/cycling

usb chargable, and I use both myself:

rear light

front light

u/pointblankjustice · 10 pointsr/bugout

There is a lot wrong with this list, so I'm just going to work down it one by one with my thoughts on the matter.

USB flameless lighter? Why? That is going to be unreliable, at best. Throw a few BIC lighters and some stormproof matches in there and be done with it. IF you want to be fancy, get something built to be rugged, that will stand up to use in the field:


Speaking of, I didn't see any sort of firestarting material. Warmth is going to be important, and you need as few steps as possible between you and fire. Get some quality firestarters. I am trying to keep all my links relevant from amazon.ca, so some of the brands I'm most familiar with aren't there. But these work well (though there are options from Wetfire and other brands that take up less space):


What is with the mall-ninja "tactical" hatchet? That is a lot of weight and not a lot of utility. You'd be better served with a reliable and lightweight folding saw, and a good full-tang fixed-blade knife. Something like a 7 inch Corona saw:


If you insist on carrying a hatchet (and their function in a bugout situation is debatable, especially for the weight) get something quality like an Estwing:


Nothing wrong with duct tape, but you'd do well to wrap just maybe 3-4 meters of it around a small core (like from doggy waste bags, or even just around itself).

The self-crank radio/flashlight/phone charger is shit. You also don't need four lights, especially if all of them are crap. Buy one good flashlight, and maybe one good headlamp.

A flashlight like a Nitecore P12 or something that runs on an 18650 and offers long runtime would be ideal. If you buy a diffuser cap for it, you can replace the lantern. Pick up some spare, high quality 18650 cells, as well. The P12 has SOS and beacon modes, which will run for days at a time, in addition to a nice throw and excellent brightness on Medium and High.


As for headlamps, those don't need to be super bright. You want something with enough brightness and floodiness to work around camp. But ideally you also want a red-light or low-light mode for night time, when you don't need to destroy your night vision just because you need to take a piss or something.


The powerbank thing in the crank radio is crap, only 1000mah. Not enough to charge most modern smart phones even 25%. Figure that of that 1000mah, ~25% will be lost just due to inefficiency in the charging process. Get a 10,000mah or bigger high quality battery, with 2.1A ports, and be done with it:


Combine the money you'd spend on the shitty folding knife and the shitty Gerber multitool, and buy a proper multi-tool. You don't need two folding knives.

The Leatherman Wingman is a good value, though I prefer a nicer quality one like the Charge TTi, but at four times the price it may not be worth it just for an S30V blade.


Ditch the camp toilet paper, that stuff is like wiping your ass with cardboard. Get some biodegradable camp wipes from an outdoor store. You can now use these to clean your ass, and they also are useful for wiping your hands, or taking whore baths.

Same with the camp soap. Are you bugging out or camping for a week? Nothing you are going to do in a bugout situation is going to necessitate body soap. Toothbrush, floss, deodorant.

Ditch the giant first aid kit full of crap you don't need. Those things are heavy and 80 of the 85 pieces are just different sized bitch stickers. Build your own first aid kit tailored around the likely injuries you would face: sprains, cuts, burns. Maybe throw some Quik Clot Z-pack gauze or a tourniquet (CAT or similar) in there for larger trauma, if that is a concern to you. Limit the bitch stickers to 5-10. All gauze, tape, trauma pads, alcohol wipes, tincture of iodine, moleskin for blisters, tweezers, surgical shears, gloves, maybe burn cream. Small containers of medications you might need: aspirin, antihistamines like Diphenhydramine, anti-diarrheals, etc.

That survival paracord bracelet thing is garbage. You already have 100ft of paracord in your list (which you could probably cut down to 50ft). You don't need some shitty firestarter, whistle, and compass thing. Buy a real lensatic sighting compass. Not going to do you much good without a map and the ability to understand it, anyway.


You have both a cookset AND a mug/pot. This is extra redundant and not needed in a bugout situation. Stick to food you don't have to prepare. Caloric density is your friend. Jerky, EPIC bars, Clif bars, etc.

If you need to boil water, use a single-wall metal canteen (NOT a thermos). Remove the plastic lid, fill with water, set in your fire. Widemouth canteens like those by Klean Kanteen are multi-purpose (multipurpose is your friend). You can sterilize water, you can cook and eat food out of it (because of the large opening), and you can fill with hot water, wrap in a sock, and warm your sleep system.


You don't need a can opener if you have a good multitool.

Lifestraws suck ass. They only work as a straw, and I am going to guess you don't want to get your water by drinking out of puddles exclusively. Get a Sawyer Squeeze mini filter. This can be used in-line with a hydration bladder, can be used like a Lifestraw, or can be used to filter an fill your water storage containers/bladder:


One seriously lacking area for you is your sleep system. A tarp and a space blanket are not going to keep you functionally warm. You might survive a night, but you won't be useful the next day.

At the BARE minimum, you should get a good, reflective, breathable bivvy sack, like this one from SOL, AND a sleeping pad. A bivvy will reflect heat back onto you, helping with heat lost through convection, but no sleeping bag will help with heat lost through conduction (you touching the cold ground). That is why a sleeping pad is mandatory. I have used the Escape bivvy and the Klymit pad linked here together, and both kept me comfortably warm to about 50 degrees F. Below that, I've had to augment with base layers or jackets, and that still sucked. If you are hoping to sleep in below freezing temperatures, you'll need a properly sorted ultralight sleeping bag.



Other recommendations of mine would be to take survival, medical and foraging guides and put them on a smartphone, along with a GPS mapping software and pre-downloaded offline topographical maps at 1:24k resolution of your main bugout areas and 1:100k resolution elsewhere. Something like Gaia GPS for iOS or Backcountry Navigator Pro for Android:

u/Cixelsid · 10 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

They've sold as high as $35 on Amazon, but average price has been around $26.73. This is the lowest they've been ever. http://camelcamelcamel.com/Merino-Socks-4pairs-Charcoal-1xbrown/product/B009Y9QCCS

u/shda5582 · 10 pointsr/preppers

Patently false, and shill for Lifestraw detected.

Sawyer (and the one I have, full disclosure): http://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-Water-Filtration-System/dp/B00FHRADQ2

Lifestraw: http://www.amazon.com/LifeStraw-LSPHF017-Personal-Water-Filter/dp/B006QF3TW4

Sawyer has a .1 micron, Lifestraw is a .2. Next time please post accurate information, thanks :)

edit: my mistake on this statement, I thought the personal stick model was being discussed and NOT the Family model which can filter out viruses. I retract against the Family model but maintain it still applies to the personal "straw" model since that one is .2.

u/tatertom · 10 pointsr/vandwellers

> It's not so great when it's cold outside

Does its accompanying literature warn against filling with warm water? I use a camp shower pump like this in a big, sturdy dry bag, and it does a lot more than take the edge off. All I really need to do is stop wind from hitting me, and it's downright therapeutic at times.

u/beavioso · 9 pointsr/Fitness

You might find the Eco Ball to be useful. It's probably found in stores that have climbing gear.

u/NatesYourMate · 9 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

And $110 for a hammock, backpack, and some paracord is a bit much.

Hammock that folds into a little backpack type thing and has ties built into it $20


Eagle Creek Hiking Backpack $27.50


$47.50! You can buy one for yourself, and for your friend, and some McDonalds to eat together and still have a few pennies leftover! How nice!

But on the not being a dick side of things, cool backpack, but like most things on kickstarter, it's overpriced.

u/IronColumn · 9 pointsr/Hammocks
u/badgrafxghost · 9 pointsr/baltimore

I've owned and ridden motorcycles and scooters in Baltimore City for over 15 years now, here's my quickie advice:

GLOVES! Always always always wear good motorcycle gloves no matter how hot it is outside... Imagine sprinting flat out as fast as you can possibly go and throwing yourself to the ground hands first... now picture that at 5-10 times the speed. Goodbye skin, ouch. It shocks me how often people neglect this. Wear good gloves!

With that out of the way, I also recommend getting a snell approved full face helmet as well. Its a lot more expensive and more of an inconvenience than wearing a half or open-face helmet and a lot of people don't bother if they're riding a moped or scooter, but the curb is no softer and cars and trucks are no slower just because you're on a smaller bike. Honestly an inexperienced rider on a smaller, less visible bike, with less power is more likely to get into an accident and should therefore have more protection.

Regarding security for the bike, get one of these and one of these. Borrow a hammer drill from the Tool Library
and mount the anchor in the parking pad behind your building with the bits and hardware that come with it. It can be done relatively quickly and as long as you don't put it somewhere terribly obnoxious its likely no one will even notice its there. Use the lock to chain the bike to the anchor every single time you're not riding it, take it with you wherever you ride, and use it to lock up wherever you go.

An unlocked moped or scooter will be stolen immediately and you'll never see it again. Trust me on that one, I've had 3 bikes stolen over the years and each time it was because I didn't lock it up when I was just making a quick stop somewhere or was just running into the house for a minute...

A good helmet, gloves, lock, and anchor are going to be expensive up front but in the end will be well worth it to keep yourself and your property safe.

As long as the engine size of the bike you get is 49cc or under you can ride it in MD anywhere that isn't a highway with just your normal driver's license and a moped permit sticker on the back.
(you can order the sticker on MVA's website, it'll come in a week).
Any bike 50cc and up is considered a motorcycle in the eyes of the state and requires a motorcycle license (or class M endorsement), insurance, tag, and registration just like a car.

u/generationfourth · 9 pointsr/MTB

I don't F around

Here in So Cal there are thieves following cyclists and ripping off bikes in broad daylight with power tools. I still keep a watchful eye if I'm grabbing something to eat, going into a store, etc. I also use it to keep the bike locked in the garage as that is a common place for opportunists to look.

u/PossiblyHanSolo · 9 pointsr/EDC

Any of them are good. Knowing the model you had would be good.

My old recommendation would be anything in the 5600 line. There are many options, it isn't huge, and it fits well. That being said, for the last three months, I've been wearing the GW6900, and I love it. Little bigger than the 5600, but still very comfortable.


You can't go wrong with any G-shock, but there are so many options that it might be best to look at their website to see what catches your eye.

u/Veeence · 9 pointsr/gshock
u/sasunnach · 9 pointsr/1200isplenty

My time to shine! I'm big into canoe camping. All the links I'm giving you are from Amazon Canada but you can get the same stuff on Amazon USA.

  • Get a backpacker's stove. You can get a cheap one from Amazon like this or this.

  • Get a cookpot off of Amazon too like a Toaks pot or Stanley pot.

  • Get a water filter like the Katadyn BeFree.

  • Get a spork.

  • Get a frying pan that has a handle that can fold up. There are a ton of options for this on Amazon.

  • Don't forget a spatula. You can get smaller, lighter options for this on Amazon.

    Now you're all set for anything you have to cook.

    Food suggestions:

  • Frozen meat for the first night
  • Frozen bacon for the first morning
  • Eggs for the first morning
  • Salami
  • Bagged tuna
  • Bagged salmon
  • Fish (if caught)
  • Babybel cheeses
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Beef jerky
  • Low carb tortillas
  • Avocado for the first day
  • Mayo packets
  • Dark chocolate
  • Oatmeal packages
  • Dehydrated fruit like peaches and strawberries
  • Dehydrated veggies like peppers and onions and mushrooms
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt, pepper, seasonings
  • Dehydrated meals from MEC or REI (you can get regular options and low carb options)
  • Bagged quick cook rice

    I tend to not eat three meals a day when paddling. I have breakfast and dinner and maybe some snacks during the day.

    Be mindful that if you are paddling and hiking and portaging you're going to be burning huge amounts of calories. If you're just lazing about on a dinghy maybe not so much.
u/onoku · 9 pointsr/army

I used this sleeping pad for two weeks and I slept like a log every night. Also a side sleeper.

u/blue_27 · 9 pointsr/bugout

Personally, I don't like hatchets. Too much room for error. I'd advise the Bahco.

I'd also consider the Sawyer for water filtration, as I think most water purification tablets taste nasty. If you are going to use them, bring some Crystal Light, or sweetened Kool-Aid or Gatorade to kill the taste.

Definitely need a map and compass, otherwise ... how do you know when you've reached your destination?

What are the Sharpies and the tampons for? How long is it supposed to sustain you? Are there any options to procure more food after the 4 days of rat bars run out?

I'd say that it needs work. 5/10? But these things really aren't quantifiable like that. Try it out for a weekend, and objectively analyze the deficiencies.


u/GoonCommaThe · 9 pointsr/Outdoors

Get a Sawyer Mini and some disinfectant tablets or drops (Aquamira is popular). Use the Mini when you need water right then, use the tablets when you can wait.

So say you have two water bottles and you come up to a stream and need water. Fill one with water from the source and put the disinfectants in there (making sure to bleed the threads), and put it in your pack. Then take the Mini and fill your other bottle using the squeeze bag OR you can get a bladder and fill it with water straight from the source and have the Mini connected between the bladder and the mouthpiece so it filters as you drink. By the time your bottle with the filtered water runs out, the other bottle of water will be purified. You can also fill both bottles with the filter when you stop if you're gonna take a rest, but you should always have drops or tablets as backups.

EDIT: Outdoor Gear Lab did a good review of water treatment options. It's very comprehensive (as are all their reviews).

u/tanglisha · 8 pointsr/Fitness

I use this stuff. It's clear chalk. Sucks for climbing, works great for lifting.

The only place I leave handprints is on my pants, not quite sure how that works out :)

u/alexh934 · 8 pointsr/Fitness

I use the eco-ball for climbing and for lifting because it doesn't mark anything up and my gym only permits non-marking chalk.

I just rub my hands a bit before my last set of deadlifts and when I climb.

u/mcatrage · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

This is a casual watch Link but very nice looking. /r/watches recommends it for the low end in terms of an automatic.

Well while I know you aren't using the word formal correctly but not many dress watches can really pass for a really casual watch and vice versa. I'm assuming you are talking about while wearing a suit. Unless you are james bond common practice is to not wear a bracelet watch while wearing a suit. If you were wearing a tux you shouldn't be wearing a watch at all.

u/GrumpyMonk5454 · 8 pointsr/preppers

Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001QC31G6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_SukNDbJDHKBZV

u/1nky0ct0pus · 8 pointsr/gshock

I recommend the GWM-5610.

I wear it every day.

-Positive LCD screen with bold numbers is very easy to read in all lighting settings including close to darkness

-Auto illumination feature - turn your wrist to look at your watch and it will light up for you automatically if the solar panel senses darkness (can be turned off)

-Multiband 6 automatically sets the time by radio signal once a day so your watch is accurate down to the second at all times

-Solar powered rechargeable battery

-Low profile

The only things I do not like about it is that it is a little small on my wrist, the buttons are small, and I wish it displayed the current time in stopwatch and timer modes.


You can also go with a GWM-6900. Generally the same feature set with a light button on the front of the watch. Bigger buttons , much larger and bulkier than the 5610.


u/graywh · 8 pointsr/CampingGear
u/bythog · 7 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Then get the bags of chalk substitute. Something like this or liquid chalk.

u/LJ-Rubicon · 7 pointsr/cars

Unless it states that it's food grade, I personally wouldn't use it as drinking water.

Nothing wrong with plastic as long as it's BPA free, food grade

Example :


There's Jerry can versions of BPA free plastic, if you're wanting to stick with Jerry can style

u/xComputerblue · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/BigT2011 · 7 pointsr/motorcyclesroadtrip

I went with a ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent for sleeping with a Camp Solutions Lightweight Self-Inflating Air Sleeping Pad. Had a 40 degree bag/quilt from Walmart since I was traveling in August time frame.

Took this chair that really came in handy Moon Lence Outdoor Ultralight Portable Folding Chairs with Carry Bag Heavy Duty 242lbs Capacity Camping Folding Chairs Beach Chairs

Cooking set I used was 12pcs Camping Cookware Stove Canister Stand Tripod Folding Spork Wine Opener Carabiner Set Bisgear(TM) Outdoor Camping Hiking Backpacking Non-stick Cooking Non-stick Picnic Knife Spoon Dishcloth. It was good enough for the 3 weeks on the road and im still using it to this day.

Seat cushion which was good but I needed something much thicker by the end of the trip MadDog GearComfort Ride Seat Protector


I just put all that into a waterproof 45L bag I had and then shoved my clothes into a backpack on top. Jerry rigged a canvas bag on the side for quick access things like tools and such. The net thing on top of my bags was very very helpful as well. I used these hammock straps to tie everything down on the bike since I could use them again PYS outdoor XL Hammock Straps Heavy Duty 20FT & 40 Loops&100% No Stretch (Set of 2) Fits All Hammocks

Other than that it was miscellaneous stuff...

u/[deleted] · 7 pointsr/Survival

Pretty tough to beat this.

Just don't let it freeze.

u/GunaSoup · 7 pointsr/gadgets


Change the color to from the special edition black to blue or anything else and set the quantity to 1 and it comes out to around $20.

u/SmokeyTwoPeaks · 7 pointsr/OffGrid

Great discussion! I could definitely use one of those. I have to pump about 15 times to fill a glass of water with my hand pump.

I bought this shower two years ago and it was worth every penny and is still working great. Besides showeing, I have used it for many purposes like transferring rainwater from one conainer to another rinsing dishes and watering my garden. I have a bad back and this little beauty is by far my favorite off grid purchase.


u/Catxolotl · 7 pointsr/FireflyFestival

This shower is the best thing ever! I just bring two 5 gallon containers of water and it gets two people through two showers daily with extra.

u/chronictherapist · 7 pointsr/flashlight

Sub is growing quickly!!

Armytec Elf for my office light

u/Gnascher · 6 pointsr/bicycling
  1. Seems you've got that covered.
  2. Hmmm ... big subject. Avoid things that are bigger than you. Avoid things that are pointy and smaller than your tire. Keep the rubber side down.
  3. Lock your bike well if you leave it unattended. This is a nice bike ... I wouldn't lock it up in public much, try and find a "safe" looking bike rack if you must.
  4. Primarily ... wipe it down and keep it clean. Degrease and re-lube your chain every 100 miles or so ... or immediately if riding in rainy/dirty conditions. Measure your chain wear regularly, and replace your chain early to save your cassette and chainrings. Depending upon your bearing types ... headsets, bottom brackets and wheel hubs occasionally need to be torn down and re-lubed ... every couple seasons or so? Depends a lot on your riding conditions.
  5. I know nothing.
  6. I like SPDs. You get at least 90% of the benefit of a "dedicated" road shoe without looking like a deer on ice whenever you get off your bike. I use these. I realized I'll be pilloried by the "Road Shoe Mafia" for this statement.
u/makingnosmallplan · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

the orient mako is the watch you want. Looks stunning with nato straps as well.

u/Garrison_Halibut · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Orient Blue Mako

EDIT: I just realized that these are much more expensive than they were just a few months ago--not sure why that is. Maybe there's a new model coming out soon.

u/Innerpiece · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Slim, classy, love this one

edit: damn it you got me sucked back into looking at watches, so then there is this, this but switch the band to something nicer, and this if you are willing to hold back your bar tab for another week

u/UpYourButtJobu · 6 pointsr/Watches

Plenty of options for low-cost diver-style watches. The two most popular sub-$300 ones seem to be:

u/firematt422 · 6 pointsr/gshock

Best all around G-shocks, in my opinion, from least to most expensive, all under $200.






u/Jixr_ · 6 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

hotshots are good, built in battery, and really bright if you want them to be ( adjustable settings )


Not good for aero seatpost though

Cygolite has really good customer service too, i've contacted them on two separate times about replacement rubber buttons ( lost one in a crash, the other during my ride ) And they mailed me some at no cost.

My headlight from them is kinda poopy, but these taillights are great, mine is going on 2+ years with tons of use and never had any issues and battery still holds fine. Really easy to turn on/off while riding the bike too.

u/Cyno01 · 6 pointsr/AskCulinary

> I'm seriously considering getting a quality portable range so I can fry them outside

Yes, if your kitchen has shitty ventilation, a propane grill with a side burner, or a butane rechaud or something is great for searing stuff outside and not coating the entire inside of your kitchen with a fine layer of grease.


u/anachronic · 6 pointsr/camping

I love my Klymit. The thing folds up to the size of a Nalgene bottle and is way more comfortable than you'd expect. I'm 5'10, 190lbs and like to sleep on my side and sleep great on this.

Other alternative (which is decidedly NOT convenient and is bulky, but is insanely comfortable if you're going car camping or using it stationary in your apartment and don't need to lug it around) is getting a memory foam mattress like this. I pull this out when friends crash at my apartment and they have all raved about how comfy it is. It's also great for cold weather camping, since the foam is a great insulator. I had this one on a trip that got down to 37 overnight and it kept me super toasty.

u/The_Chosen_User-name · 6 pointsr/longboarding

Hey guys - new to longboarding! I recently picked this longboard
up and its alright. There's a weird rattling noise that happens when I want to loosen my trucks, but with tight trucks its completely fine. Any ideas?

u/Tymanthius · 6 pointsr/motocamping

Yea, spend more. I bought mine online, but I don't recall where now.

It's designed similar to this one, but is classed as 2 man. It is, if you snuggle. But good enough for me & gear. It rolls up to about 18" long, 6" diameter. Probably a little smaller.

I saw a similar one for $20 when I was browesing, but no idea how good it is.

What you want are 'backpacking' tents.

u/real_parksnrec · 6 pointsr/CampingGear

I've been very happy with the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1, which is less than $100.

However, since you have the van for when the weather gets rough, why not get an inexpensive 2-person tent at Walmart or Target? If you look at these links, you'll see some decent ones for around $50 or less. It would certainly be roomier for you and your furry pal. :)

u/geofox784 · 6 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Including shipping its the same price as on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-Water-Filtration-System/dp/B00FHRADQ2

u/asunderco · 6 pointsr/CampingGear

For trail hiking the LifeStraw didn't meet my expectations or my needs. Ever try hiking a 14er in Colorado while one hand hold your Nalgene of "dirty" water and the other is holding a straw with your trekking poles tucked under your arms? For the same price the Sawyer Mini beats the life straw hands down. The Sawyer is even on sale right now. Though it was 19.99 yesterday...

u/Ace-of-Spades88 · 6 pointsr/ElectricForest

Tip: Bring earplugs for getting rest at the end of the night/morning. We Foresters can be a rowdy bunch.

Trick: A couple car batteries and a power inverter works wonders for charging small electronics throughout the weekend.

Tip: make note of the cleaning schedule for the porta-johns near your campsite. (Hint: early morning seems like prime time.) Nothing like getting an early morning shit out of the way in a freshly cleaned john. Also, they wont have hot-boxed in the sun yet.

Trick: I bought one of these electric shower heads last year and brought a 5-gal bucket for water. Thing worked like a charm! It's less than $50 and rechargeable. Could easily split the cost among your group. Everyone in my camp loved it.

u/milesahead89 · 6 pointsr/Coachella

My own means to shower. The line in Lot 4 last year was brutal. I'm thinking I will just buy this and a bucket.

u/insert_comment · 6 pointsr/vandwellers


I'm in the UK. It needs a bucket. I typically boil a kettle & mix that with a bucket of 'cold' water to make it not freezing. Works... OK :)

u/brickabrack · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

Why is chalk not an option? I'm also 5' with a hand length of just under 6 inches from tip of middle finger to wrist, pulling around 165lbs with a double overhand grip, and I chalk the fuck up between every set. Take a look at this non-marking chalk substitute: http://www.amazon.com/Metolius-Non-Marking-Chalk-Substitute-colors/dp/B000212TGA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Definitely start doing grip exercises, though. When you lift, make sure that your knuckles are white. Your hands may tear, but just let them heal and carry on.

Also, try not to use mixed grip unless you absolutely can't get the bar up without it. There is an awesome, mentor-like woman at my gym who forces me not to use mixed grip unless I'm going a ridiculous weight or a really high number of reps. I really, really value her for that.

u/diatho · 5 pointsr/washingtondc

bro. you should be there TONIGHT! just grab one of these http://www.amazon.com/Travel-John-66911-TravelJohn-Disposable-Urinal/dp/B000NV878S and a case of power bars.

u/flyingprairie · 5 pointsr/flying

Lots of questions here about headsets, etc. Dad here, have researched this, info incoming!

Age of children - if you can put them in a back seat and have another adult back there with them, it depends on how soon they can wear a headset. Every baby is different.

Headsets. For the little babies, this is the toughest. We couldn't find any true headset, and looked into simple sound-blocking earmuffs. We tried several brands before landing on small Peltor Sport Earmuffs from https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015V1VX8/ . For babies with larger heads, you can probably start them on short flights at 4 months. For smaller heads, they may need to be 6-12 months for their head to be big enough for a proper seal.

For the older kids, get one of the Sigtronics Youth headsets https://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/catalogsearch/result/?q=sigtronics+youth . Durable, and they're not $1000 if they misuse them. I have the S-58Y and they've worked fine. The headbands swap out for adult headbands too, so they can grow with them.

Ages - if you've got an adult to sit with them in back (especially if your audio panel has a pilot isolate button), you can take them at just about any age. My wife rides in back with my little one. I am much more selective about who can ride in front. My own older kids, whom I know real well, I let. EAA wants kids to be at least 8 for Young Eagles, and that's probably as good a guideline as any for other kids.

Get them excited about it before you take them up. My little one likes to watch 5-minute segments from One Six Right with me. We put on our headsets and watch them, and she jabbers about the airplanes. I started her out just letting her hold and feel the headset. I'd show her how I always wore one and waited for her to ask for one too. It only stayed on a few seconds at first, but she wanted to try it briefly every time. With the real little ones, your life will be easier if they are used to thinking about wearing headsets and thinking of planes as exciting things.

The older ones love to watch the GPS. They are interested in how fast we are going, how high up we are, etc.

Keep your climbs and descents shallow. Kids don't know how to clear their ears. I aim for 500FPM max. You don't want them screaming in agony. For the infant/toddler crowd, have them munching on or drinking something during the climbs and descents to help with the ear popping.

Don't be that person that insists "we've gotta make time." When the family wants to stop for a break, you stop for a break. Especially if someone needs to use the bathroom. I bring Travel Johns on longer flights for the males on board. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NV878S My wife has looked at everything on Sporty's and didn't want to try any of their products that claim to work for women, so I got nothin for you there.

Finally, the best compliment you can get as a pilot is when they stay asleep during the landing.

u/grass_fed · 5 pointsr/Lollapalooza

It's better to pee before entering a crowd.. and I know nature calls sometimes but don't go peeing on people's feet. Bring one of these at least.

u/yanawhite · 5 pointsr/hammockcamping

I have a Grand Trunk Brand Hammock that looks and feels just like the expensive Eno hammocks, but i got it off Amazon for $19.99. It doesn't come with straps, but I found an awesome set of straps for $4.99 on Amazon as well. If you are interested, let me know and I will send you the links!
Edit: spelling, and heres the link for the hammock: Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock (Forest Green) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AIHB76/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_VHywxbV0QYDTV

u/xueimel · 5 pointsr/motocamping

I'm a big hammock fan, so I'm sorry if I get long winded. Been through a few hammocks in search of perfection (never worn one out). I started with this one, have the most experience with this one, most recently started using this one. Used hammocks to cover the south half of Wisconsin's state parks in 2013 on a CB750 wearing this backpack.

Finding trees the right distance was (impressively) never a problem for me. I've been thinking there should be a way to hang one side on the motorcycle should the need arise, but haven't yet had to test it. I'd really like to be able to hang from the motorcycle on one side and the frame on that pack on the other side, but don't know if the pack will support a person (hasn't been warm enough to test since I thought of this).

In terms of rain, I started with a generic big blue tarp from a hardware store. This was a bad idea, thing was bulky, loud, and inflexible to the point of being hard to work with. Now I use this and it does the job pretty well. I used a large size of this tarp for a while, but the one I got was too big and ultimately heavier than needed.

I'm sorry to bust your bubble, but hammocks can get cold at night. I used this sleeping pad, after a while added this to keep the shoulders warm. Sleeping on what feels like a massively oversized menstrual pad never felt right, plus they get a little awkward in a hammock. Everybody I've heard from recommends underquilts for proper insulation, and it took me until this year to bite the bullet and get one (they're not cheap). I just got this yesterday, and intend to test it tomorrow night.

This book has been widely recommended. I haven't read it yet, but at $4 for kindle, that's not a bad price. You can read it on a smartphone or computer with the kindle app (which is free).

It wasn't until I typed this all out that I realized how much money I probably spent on all this stuff. I didn't buy it all from Amazon, just convenient links.

u/bayernownz1995 · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Mid Pilot Watch

Or the Orient Mako in Black or Blue. If you choose either of these, I think it would be worth buying a leather watch strap. Here's a decent option (its $40 once you sign in)

Also try asking /r/Watches

Edit: Here's a good thread on /r/watches about watches around your budget.

u/pelvicmomentum · 5 pointsr/Watches
u/Gagewhylds · 5 pointsr/VEDC

I keep one of these in my car. It says BPA free on it. I’ll change out the water once or twice a year though.

u/BasementOfficeWorker · 5 pointsr/motorcycles

My steering lock was previously broken by someone. I now put a heavy chain and lock through the rear wheel, like a Kryptonite lock. Two strong dudes could probably still pick it up and haul it away. The alarm idea sounds good. Another idea is to buy a cheap clapped out utility van, park it in your parking garage, and just keep the bike in there.

u/southern_bhenchode · 5 pointsr/Watches

I would suggest some of these: analog/digital solar-atomic AWGM100, digital solar-atomic GW-6900, solar with compass/thermo G-9300 Mudman, or a digital solar with neg. display GR-8900A. All of them have solar charging. Some of the first options sync with the atomic time signal and do not have to be set (if in range of the signal). They are all classic black and are fairly large. Should be able to take any kind of abuse they can throw at it. I hope this helps. If not, you may check out he WUS forum for g-shocks.

u/fidelitypdx · 5 pointsr/CascadianPreppers

Here's one kit that is mostly complete that I built for my GF for Christmas. This is more of a "get home kit" since she works on the other side of the river, and post-CSZ the majority of bridges will be down.


A couple tips with this list:

  • You don't need the expensive batteries I included, you can use less expensive ones.

  • 2x of the 4oz fuel cans and the burner will fit inside the Stanley Camp Kit once you dispose of those worthless cups.

  • This kit doesn't include shelter.

  • If you're thinking about this as a "get home kit", be sure to include good shoes.

    You can jam it all into the shoulder bag with the food going into the dump pouch. All of this stays in the back of her car.
u/pseudodit · 5 pointsr/bugout

For extended bugout, it's better to carry a nestable camp cooking set.

I got an old Primus one with 2 stackable quart sized pots and a frypan as a lid.

Means you can boil water in one, then cook food in the other while the water is cooling down. If I'm not frying with the lid, that gets uses as a plate.

When it's packed down, I keep various kitchen items inside (seasoning/condiments/penny stove etc) giving you an efficient use of space

I have a smaller BoB, so I recently got a Stanley camp cook set, without the plastic cups, and will get a titanium cup that will fit on the bottom (with all the various items inside)

u/ThunderousApache · 5 pointsr/Ultralight

Shit, I wish that was mentioned in the shoestring budget list. I would much rather buy nice than pay twice. The last thing I need is to be 3 days into a one week hike and have it fail. Because then what, I go home? Just miss out on the other 4 days because I wanted to save 20 bucks? Cold soak my food? (which would be especially gross if it's something like a SideKick) Carry a spare?

I assumed that this was the reddit standard of UL can stoves. Now it looks like this is super common, what's the other competitor?

EDIT: I did that 15 min boil test using this cup and 3 cups of water. No bends or warps I saw but holy fuck it does NOT handle wind at all. I mean it was a calm day, you could barely call it a breeze. Windscreen will definitely be necessary.

u/c0de_ · 5 pointsr/bicycling

I recommend this: Cygolite Hotshot 2W

They don't come stronger than this one..

u/bpwnz · 5 pointsr/bicycling

Niterider Lumina 750 (or higher) is a great light

Bikes direct has a steal of a deal going right now on the 1100 boost: http://www.bikesdirect.com/incredible_holiday/lumina-1100-boost-lights.htm

Don't go less than 700 lumens, don't settle for a janky flashlight rig.

edit here's a good taillight too: https://www.amazon.com/Cygolite-Hotshot-2-Watt-Rechargeable-Taillight/dp/B005DVA57Y (these things are bright)

u/wickedbeats · 5 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

This is what I use for my handlebars: Night Rider Lumina 650

Bright USB chargeable lights FTW! I like to be able to see what kind of pot holes and rocks I'm approaching. Also, with 650 lumens, you can seriously intimidate cars. Their driving behavior changes noticeably every time they see me.

I also have a Cygolight Hotshot for my rear, but I just got a new bike and now cannot find a way to attach it to my aero seatpost. First world problem, I know. Suggestions?

u/nrhinkle · 5 pointsr/bicycling

Oh hey, my lights post! Yup, the Cygolite Hotshot is by far the brightest and most flexible of the sub-$100 tail lights. Unfortunately it looks like Amazon's increased the price recently - it was only $27 when I did my review a couple months ago. Now it's $35. Still cheaper than the suggested retail price though.

u/Sierrasclimber · 5 pointsr/vandwellers

Do you have any stove? I like a simple and cheap butane stove. Work on stuff with one dish and often canned food. Watch out for the sodium.

I like bean tacos for in car cooking. Can of beans can of veggies (corn or mixed); peppers if you got them. Cost for people about $2. Unless your rig is just always parked make a habit of just cooking in parking lots of grocery stores or Walmart. Dollar store sometimes works but often they don't have bathrooms. You get easy access to everything, plus a bathroom. AND it is always a good idea NEVER to use the bathroom or cook where you sleep.


u/postmaster3000 · 5 pointsr/KoreanFood

Why not a portable butane stove burner? Top it with a Korean BBQ rack for tabletop grilling excellence.

u/Laptop-Gamer · 5 pointsr/bicycling

These are awesome. Extra batteries can be purchased on amazon as well as larger ones. They are equipped with a quick detach so it won't get stolen while off the bike. CycleGaz uses one.

u/Trek7553 · 5 pointsr/pics

I bought this light a while ago (it was $40 then, now it's $20). This thing is seriously almost as bright as a single car headlight.

u/nexusheli · 5 pointsr/bicycling

I have now purchased 5 of these lights; 2 for myself, and after seeing them in use, 3 for the owner of the bike company I just recently left:


You cannot beat them for the money.

u/SkippyMGee · 5 pointsr/HikingAlberta

This time of year you can get away with a cheaper -4C sleeping bag, but if you have a little extra coin, get a better one.

A compression sack for the sleeping bag.

These are good mattresses.

Bring a light coat. This can double up as a pillow at night.

If you plan on cooking anything, a pocket stove and a fuel canister, and a 1L stainless steep pot. Spoon or fork (I just cook dehydrated food).

A tent with a fly.


Bear spray and small air horn.

A few pairs of socks and underwear.

Baby wipes.

Ziplocks for trash. Toilet paper. Ideally a bear canister.

Toque, long johns, pair of sandals.


50' of parachord.

Light clothes that are NOT cotton.

Cook a very decent distance away from your tenting area, and clean a good distance away from your tenting area. Avoid strong smelling food. Know what a bear hang is and learn how to use it if it's available.

u/Fents_Post · 5 pointsr/canoecamping

I have the Klymit Static V. Better than a foam pad. Packs down small. Within your budget. https://www.amazon.com/Klymit-Static-Lightweight-Sleeping-Green/dp/B007RFG0NM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1499701452&sr=8-3&keywords=klymit+static+v

My "go to" is my Exped SynMat 7. Packs small. Very comfortable. Built in pump. But outside your budget but worth the money IMO. https://www.amazon.com/Exped-SynMat-Sleeping-Terracotta-Long/dp/B0018MC976/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1499701508&sr=8-3&keywords=exped+mat

u/BraveLilToaster42 · 5 pointsr/JustNoSO

You got this. Start sneaking the things that matter to you into the truck you want to take so long as your wife won't notice (i.e. put the tarot deck you like in the glove box). It's not much but it will feel like something.

One trick I've heard from people who voluntarily lived in their cars was that they joined a cheap 24 hour gym so they could shower. When you're ready to leave, check Good Will for secondhand camp gear if you need it. If you want to splurge, this is the one I used at a music festival. It was great.

If you feel like putting down roots on the east coast and need a safe place to park, give me a buzz.

u/TheKingOfKarp · 5 pointsr/longboarding

I'm getting into longboarding now that all of my friends are; however, I currently do not own a long board. My friend has an extra one that I have been borrowing, the Quest Super Cruiser 44". I like how easily this board can turn, but dislike the size of it.
The two I'm currently looking into are the White Wave Rocket and the White Wave Missile which seem to have nice quality for a good price.
My only issue is I am not sure which one to go for. The main difference seems to be the length (31.5" vs 28") and the trucks (180mm vs 5").

Just curious on opinions/advice for a longboarding newbie.

u/My_comments_count · 5 pointsr/Ultralight

Sawyer mini with water bottle
it's the best system in my opinion. However, the Sawyer squeeze might be better, but still use it with the water bottle.

u/hamslamwich · 5 pointsr/vandwellers

I have the RinseKit, as its gaining popularity down here in SoCal. I love it for its purpose - I keep it in the trunk of my car to hose off diving/surfing gear. But debating whether to make space for it in the van. Like others have said, after a quick few minutes, its just a waste of space until you find another spigot.

I've also seen this which is intriguing.

u/1984Society · 5 pointsr/vandwellers

The shower builds I've seen in smaller places usually consist of a metal basin you can stand in, with a hole drilled down through the floor for a drain, with basically a shower curtain however you want to hang it (hula hoops work nicely) and then using some sort of pump (electric or manual) for the shower.

I don't have a shower IN my van, but I do use this - https://www.amazon.com/Ivation-Portable-Outdoor-Battery-Powered/dp/B00IFHFJXI - With a 5 gallon bucket and it works great

u/Harrygldfarb · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I sneak a climbing chalk sock in a towel. Just found this on amazon too.

u/Third_Man_In · 4 pointsr/bonnaroo

The ground, water bottles, or Travel Johns

u/otrojake · 4 pointsr/whichbike

I built up a Disc Trucker last spring. I stuck closely to Surly's build in the gearing department as it mainly is a touring bike. I went 9-speed because the chains are a touch more durable and when you get into 10-speed, Shimano's road and mountain offerings start having some incompatibilities. With a 9-speed drivetrain, you can mix and match road and mountain to whatever extent you like.

I actually have two different gearing setups. One for true touring with a mountain rear derailleur and an 11-34 cassette and another with a road rear derailleur and a 12-26 cassette.

Here's relevant parts off my list:

|Crankset|Shimano Deore M590|175mm arm length|Has the trekking gearing 26/36/48 and Hollowtech because why not.|
|Rear cassette|SRAM PG-950|11-34 for touring, 12-26 for commuting|Yes, as far as casettes go, it's a heavy bugger. But when we're talking about LHTs, who really cares overly much about weight? As a side note, you'd need a mountain derailleur to use the 11-34, but you'd be just fine with the 12-26 for your 105.|
|Shifters|Shimano Dura-Ace 9-speed bar-end||If you're using this for touring, I'd recommend the bar ends. Otherwise, get whatever brifters you like, use a couple of Travel Agents and get some V-brakes.|
|Brake levers|Tektro RL520|Long-pull|Those guys are long pull, so they work with V-brakes and mountain-pull disc brakes. Ergonomics are decent, if a tad too pointy for my tastes.|
|Handlebars|Salsa Bell Lap||No longer being produced, sadly.|
|Saddle|Brooks Champion Flyer||I've put thousands and thousands of miles on this saddle. Love it. It's a little heavy if you're doing light commuting. For daily commuting and touring, though, it's hard to beat.|
|Pedals|Shimano M520||They're pretty low on the totem pole as far as component level, but I've had nary a problem with multiple sets. Clipless that won't break the bank.|
|Chain|SRAM PC-951||It's a cheaper chain more than adequate for commuting and touring.|

All the drivetrain stuff is 9-speed, but you can find the 10-speed equivalents rather easily. In your case, if you're not setting off across the country or across the world on your LHT, I'd say go for a set of brifters. If you want to go 9-speed, I'd look for an older set of Ultegra shifters. For 10-speed, I'd keep it 105 or above...or Rival or above for SRAM. SRAM has a lot more tactile feedback on the shifts while Shimano tends to be smoother. I prefer SRAM, but to each their own. Bar-ends are great and low maintenance, but not being able to shift from the hoods can get a little annoying after a while.

As to online retailers, a lot of parts can be had reasonably from Amazon. I also use Jenson USA. They ship fast, have free shipping on orders above $50, and price match on parts. I use Nashbar occasionally, but their shipping department is woefully slow and I avoid buying from them whenever possible.

u/thewhitecrowflies · 4 pointsr/hammockcamping

There is always the Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock!! It has served me well.

u/aidanpryde18 · 4 pointsr/Hammocks

For that price I would go with This

Grand Trunk is a well known company that has a great reputation. Also, once you factor in shipping, it's actually a couple bucks cheaper. Both of them have pretty lackluster hanging solutions, so you will probably want to pick up something different for either of them.

u/macbooklover91 · 4 pointsr/onebag

Are you looking to travel a lot in the middle east? The reason I mention it is you might want to look at something that serves the same purpose without being a tacti cool or potentially irrational racial trigger with the climate in the states and parts of Europe right now something like:

u/eldorel · 4 pointsr/LifeProTips

> Is drying yourself too slow? Hate how damp and smelly common bath towels get? Be enlightened with space-age materials!

This really looks like the hook from a crappy 3am commercial, or the results of a 1000 level marketing course final project.

Instead of the campy product focused sales-pitch, focus on the results instead.

> LPT: Use PVA or Microfiber cloth as bath towels instead of Cotton.

The other day I used a PVA cloth like THIS instead of a regular bath towel and was amazed at how effective it was at drying me.

I've grabbed a few yards of PVA and microfiber cloth to experiment, but just wanted to share the discovery.

End result: Subtle product placement, without 1000 downvotes.

u/CamelCavalry · 4 pointsr/lifehacks

/r/bicycling will be very happy to help you with this if you decide you want information. Here's the short version:

Locks aren't guarantees, they are deterrents. You just have to make your bike not worth stealing. Whenever possible, lock your bike in an area with plenty of pedestrian traffic, and where other bikes are locked.

Cable locks (example) are weak. They are for keeping somebody from walking away with your bike. If a thief has come to steal bikes, the thief will get this one, no sweat.

If you need something long like that, you can get a lock and chain (example) but be sure it's intended for use as a bike lock. Ordinary chain from a hardware store is too easily cut. This method is heavy and bulky, but it works.

My recommendation, to keep things affordable, simple, and convenient, is to buy a good U-lock (example). Kryptonite and On-Guard are popular, reliable brands, but there are others.

Most importantly, make sure you lock your frame to the bike rack. If you don't lock the frame, the battle is lost. Wheels are easily stolen, so lock these up as much as possible. If I'm being quick about it, I pass the U-Lock through the frame and rear wheel as well as the bike rack (the rear wheel is more valuable), but the front wheel can be detached to lock with the frame and rear wheel using the same lock.

You can look into locking skewers and such to protect your wheels and seat, but the priority is to use a good, strong lock to lock your frame and rear wheel to a highly visible bike rack. Also, keep a photo and detailed description of your bike WITH YOUR SERIAL NUMBER so that if anything happens, you can file a police report.

u/Frith_Inle · 4 pointsr/Watches

G-Shock 100%. There are a couple military ones with blacked out reverse dials, however they can be more difficult to see in certain light conditions than the normal dials. Here are a few models that military personnel use and some others:



DW6900-1V: This one is similar to a very popular G-shock used by a lot of US military, the DW-6600. I don't think they make it anymore though, but this is pretty close.





GD350-1B: This one has a yellowish tint to the digits so it's one of the easier reverse dials to read.



DW5600MS-1CR: For this one there is a really cool mod you can do for about $35 more to make it look really tactial and military.

Edit Added some stuff

u/RevLoveJoy · 4 pointsr/CyclePDX

Waterproof gloves.

I know you said you have shoes, but these covers are reasonable. I'm not a huge fan of the color, but winter above the 45 parallel is a dark time of the year and a little extra "I'M HERE" never hurts.

This jacket might seem a little expensive, however I own a few Shower Pass items and cannot say enough good stuff about the quality, durability and comfort of their gear. In my book, they are one of the best wet weather bike clothing outfits around.

There are a TON of options for lighting. Basically you want something on the front that is 400 Lumen or better. For the rear, I've been buying Cygolite's Hot Shot for years. They've always delivered and I've actually had several riders comment on how visible they make me to traffic.

Not sure if that model Schwinn has braze ons for a rear rack? Would strongly recommend adding one and getting a bag if you do. It's really nice not having the weight on one's back in the wet. Good luck, and welcome to the non-fair weather cycling gang. :D

u/InfiniteWhisks · 4 pointsr/Cooking

This is one recommended by Eleanor Hoh whom I rather trust when it comes to cooking with a wok:



It goes up to 12000 BTU which is better than most camping stoves, which only go up to 8000 or so. The butane canisters may be hard to find but many Asian stores sell them, or you can find them around camping gear. It doesn't need to be that brand necessarily but you'll want something that has around 12000 BTU since you won't get nearly as good heat for stir frying on weaker stoves.

u/fixedelineation · 4 pointsr/bicycling

1200 lumen cree lights from amazon are around 20 bucks. A bit of hackery to mount them better than the kit it comes with but they are bright and rechargeable and so far mine has been really solid for the last 2 months


u/lasdkuhf · 4 pointsr/bicycling

> In a nutshell, I hate that all the battery packs for lights, run out in 20 minutes. All of them are ni-cd or nimh. Super expensive and I don't think that bike companies use the brightest LED's available to save on cost/maximize profit.

Then you haven't explored the existing market for bike lights appropriately. Look into Magicshine, Niterider, Lupine, Exposure, Cygolite.

They're mostly using lithium ion batteries. They all claim hours of runtime, depending on the setting. They're using LEDs that don't suck.

20 minutes? Ni-Cd? Have you even seen a modern bike light? The only really credible point you make there is that they're expensive, but that's really subjective, and in my opinion, also not true.

Exhibit A:


I own three of these and one MagicShine 808. They are functionally identical. I have put them side by side, and they perform identically. I mount one on my handlebars with a wide-angle lens and one on my helmet focused as a spot beam. With this setup, I can ride my 4" FS trail bike through the woods, over demanding trails with multiple 1-2 foot drops, in pitch black. For less than $30 per light.

You could argue, then, that the Magicshine is a ripoff for charging about three times the cost for a functionally identical product. I might agree, I don't know enough about Magicshine's costs and business to really say whether they're price gouging. But in their defense, their products do seem to have a lower reported failure rate by users. The knockoff lights work when they work, but a higher number of customers receive a dud or experience failures of the product with the knockoff. Mine are working dandy, and even if two fail, replacing them will still be cheaper than having bought MagicShines, though I do understand that some people might not want to deal with that kind of product failure.

So I don't mean to insult, I mean to warn you: If you honestly believe the quoted text above, then you have no idea what you're talking about with regard to the current bicycle headlamp market and you need to research this more thoroughly before you start making business plans.

u/drosser · 4 pointsr/bikecommuting

I got this back in January and it hasn't died on me yet. All but the lowest setting is too bright for city streets. I keep it aimed down and use the wide angle lens (sold separately) to get better spread.


u/dharmabum28 · 4 pointsr/camping

This one has treated me extremely well, being that I'm an ultra light fan, that it's comfortable enough, pretty sturdy, packs tiny, and the price is great: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007RFG0NM/ref=abs_brd_tag_dp?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

u/lollery123 · 4 pointsr/longboarding

i bought my first ever board like 3 weeks ago so i have no idea whats on it

its this one.

Thanks for the tips!

u/4cut · 4 pointsr/longboarding

Hey, I've boarding on a pennyboard for four years as a way to get around a small campus.

Right now, I think that I'll need a faster board to get to school which around 4.5 miles away. It'll also be nice if it's good dancing board.

By the way, my friend got one of these and I'm wondering if this one is okay for what I need.

u/joylongdivision · 4 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

People Socks are nice.

u/Hotsauceeverywhere · 4 pointsr/CampingGear

I can't comment on the MSR but I figured you wouldn't mind someone else's comment about their gear. I use the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx and have been nothing but happy with it. Of course since the top is a mesh you need a very warm bag in the winter, but it's light, freestanding, and has kept me dry in the rain.

Unfortunately, the only vestibule for gear is a small hanging pouch that came with it. But it's actually on sale for about 90 bucks on amazon if you want to check out some other reviews.


u/tony3011 · 4 pointsr/bicycletouring

I completely ditched my rear panniers. I went from this to this. If I can do it, so can you.

Having space constraints has been the biggest help for me. Simply forcing yourself to take fewer panniers will quickly force you to make the best use of the space you have.

The specific products that I bought were a compromise on packability and price. Tent was $80, sleeping bag was $40 ($60 now?). Bottom line is your don't have to break the bank to upgrade your equipment.

u/uneakbreed · 4 pointsr/motocamping

It's the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent. Got it on amazon for a good price. Fast set-up, mostly mesh for ventilation but has a waterproof fly you can put over very quickly.
If you're on a budget, fantastic tent.


u/biggyww · 4 pointsr/CampingandHiking

It's probably fine, but if it concerns you at all, it's probably worth the $20 to just buy a [sawyer mini] (http://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-Water-Filtration-System/dp/B00FHRADQ2). You'll gain some peace of mind and save some weight off your back.

u/Jordan-5 · 4 pointsr/ElectricForest

Add this shower head for extra credit. I had the pocket bag already so now I'm just gonna put the one end into the bladder of water and boom I have an almost fully functioning shower.

Ivation Portable Handheld Shower - Turns Water from Bucket/Sink Into Steady, Gentle Stream https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IFHFJXI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_GAazybJAGK131

Here's the tent I just got. Doesn't support the weight of the pocket bag but nether did my last one that claimed it did, and actually just collapsed in on itself

Faswin Pop Up Pod Toilet Tent Privacy Shelter Tent Camping Shower Potable Outdoor Changing Room Dark Green https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013HP8NTY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_OCazybADX7GXD

u/Noexit · 3 pointsr/Fitness

The Metolius Eco Chalk Ball is pretty handy. My gym doesn't have chalk, and while not necessarily forbidden it is frowned on. This is a non-messy chalk that doesn't get all over the place and keeps my fairly sweaty hands dry and grippy; I wouldn't rate it quite as high as a good block of regular gym chalk but it gets the job done. If you're interested in using chalk I'd recommend it to try.

u/attackoftheack · 3 pointsr/lifting

Good advice. Eco ball works as well. Bring a towel to wipe the bar off with even if you use liquid chalk. Chalk and chalk substitutes absorb moisture, which is how they provide more friction/grip but this is the same mechanism that rusts equipment. Wipe equipment dry even if you are just using sprays or alcohol to wipe down equipment.


u/iamweasel1022 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I promise you will never look back

u/isitdeadyet · 3 pointsr/orangecounty

Travel John and a blanket....just make sure he doesn't shake it off more than 3 times.... otherwise he's playing with himself.

TravelJohn-Disposable Urinal (6 pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NV878S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_zJKfzbVBTPN82

u/auntietrex · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

I got these during my first pregnancy when I had a brutally long commute with no easy bathroom locations. They're not perfect and can't hold a, "my bladder is exploding" amount of pee but they're better than nothing.

u/bastosboi · 3 pointsr/bikecommuting

On a side note: I also started out with the PD-A530, however switched to double-sided clips (e.g. these PD-M520)

Can only recommend, e.g. when unclipped at a stop light, you don't need to worry about finding the "correct" side, you can just clip in.
No need to look down to and fiddle with the pedals when accelerating in traffic. You can just keep your head up and watch your surroundings (e.g. right-turning vehicles!!).

Short and leisurely rides with normal shoes can also be managed with these double-sided pedals (however, slightly less comfortable than with your suggestion).

u/SgtBaxter · 3 pointsr/cycling

If you get SPD pedals, the M520's are inexpensive and built like tanks. However they don't have much of a platform, so they can make your feet numb when road riding. I'd suggest something with more a platform for road use when you eventually purchase pedals for the road bike.

As for shoes, you won't go wrong with the Shimano M088. I have the R088 which is the road version, and they're very comfortable and come with ratchet adjustment.

u/Pulptastic · 3 pointsr/bicycling

Pedal: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000WYAENC/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1395772017&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40

There are other options, but those are the most common, they're cheap, and use the same cleats as the bikes at spin class. You can always upgrade later if you find a reason not to like these; pedals usually come with cleats and most or all MTB cleats use the same 2 bolt mount so they will work with your MTB shoes.

Shoes: go to LBS and try some on. All MTB shoes should be good for walking, but different brands fit differently. Or order online from somewhere with free returns in case they don't fit; the Shimano M-088 are a good start, I love the ratchet buckle.

u/LogicalyImpaired · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

First off, you two rock seriously. I am amazed by the generosity, and wish I had the means to do the same. Just know, even if its not me thats selected, the gratitude and appreciation is there.

That being said. The item that I want/need that is on my WL is this here (Its in my random stuff list, first page): http://www.amazon.com/Competitor-729-Olympic-Weight-Bench/dp/B00245LJX6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=GZ23EIUTDBK0&coliid=I1BHEALAEBYP80 I have finally cleared out the space in my spare room and will be turning it into a workout room. I really want to, and need to get healthy. This is part of my plan to do so.

And onto part two (its in my camping gear list).... C'mon...gimmie.

And last but not least...while I can not see what you two look like at this current moment, your beautiful souls are shining through and making you two look amazing, seriously.

u/TundraWolf_ · 3 pointsr/CampingandHiking

this one

instead of using the tie mechanisms that come with it, i use the slings/webbing/oval carabiners from my slackline kit.

u/shazbot28 · 3 pointsr/Hammocks
u/GCDubbs · 3 pointsr/Survival

Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock. I just bought one in Hawaiian floral. $20-$30.

u/betyouknowtabari · 3 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

Buy these, it makes you feel about 25 degrees cooler Ergodyne Chill-Its 6602 Evaporative Cooling Towel, Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001B5I57I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_tpEDybRP6REFQ

Ergodyne Chill-Its 6700CT Evaporative Cooling Bandana with Cooling Towel Material - Tie, Lime https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005H58ZWI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_hqEDybMDENS0B

u/housemusik_luvr · 3 pointsr/MDMA

Sun Block.. A breathable hat (not a baseball cap) like a safari type hat.. drink plenty of water.. like everyone else said.. lots of sips instead of just downing a bottle every hour.. here is the deal once you get dehydrated you can't get out of it.. I know it's a a lot to ask but keep the dancing at a minimum. Once your lips get dry you know you're dehydrated.. seek medical attention if that happens because your brain will swell. We just had 2 deaths and 57 other people sent to the hospital at a Festival here. Oh one last thing.. Don't take 400mg+... Do your normal dosage plus your re-dose..

Get yourself a couple of these.. they are amazing

u/SoManyQswithAs · 3 pointsr/MultipleSclerosis

I saw your reply to u/vedsten. Your friends should be understanding if you have to sit out for a little bit because of the heat. That's what friends are for. I went to see The NBHD a couple summers back and my friends and I got SUPER close to the stage. However, I couldn't take the heat like I used to. I told them I'd go stand in the back and meet them later. They came and stood with me, sat with me when I needed to sit... it was still a fun night. Your friends will probably surprise you, especially if you talk to them about your fears beforehand.

You can still do the things you love, you just may have to adjust a little bit. Will you still dance all night? Maybe you still can. Maybe not. Take care of yourself first. Never give up something you love for fear of what others are going to think.

Hydrate. Also, look into getting some cooling scarves. You could wear it while you're out and that might help keep you cooler while you're enjoying the show! Something like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Ergodyne-Chill-Its%C2%AE-6602-Evaporative-Cooling/dp/B001B5I57I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464378214&sr=8-1&keywords=cooling+neck+scarf

u/Velkyrion · 3 pointsr/migraine

Those cooling cloths they sell are really great. You soak it in water, wring it out, and then it just stays cold all day. Doesn't even feel damp or wet, just cool! You can wear it on the back of your neck or keep it in the container (while wet, not dry) it comes in in a bag and use as needed. Using it on the back of your neck, inner wrists, back of your knees, etc.

Here's an example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001B5I57I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_9lwhzbS8WGH5W

My local Academy sells some (l think a different brand) that has a full size one and also comes with a smaller travel size one, each in their own sized container. I'm getting one for my Disney vacation to keep in my bag.

u/MrMakeveli · 3 pointsr/CampingandHiking

I like that these gifts are quality items and "general purpose", and by that I just mean that they are accessible to most people. Let's face it: those who want niche high end gear will be purchasing that themselves because they'll know exactly what they are looking for. This is the sort of stuff that almost anyone would be pleased with.

Here are a few random things off the top of my head I might add:
Mora Knife - $15.
Casio Pathfinder watch - $40
Light Tripod and phone mount $22 + $15 (added these because a lot of people use their phones as cameras out there
[Constellation Playing cards]( Night Sky Playing Cards https://www.amazon.com/dp/1591932424/) - $6
Anker 10,000 mah battery pack - $26
Chill-Its Cooling Towel - $8
Nite Ize S-Biner - $4

u/rockstang · 3 pointsr/MultipleSclerosis

I've been to the islands a fewntimes since my diagnosis and didn't need one. I would rate my heat intolerance as moderate. Usually there are good breezes so it is often just the intensity if the sun. I was in the Bahamas in June once and the heat really varied. I bring a [cooling towel] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001B5I57I/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1463079471&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65) with me when traveling to Florida now. I feel like it works pretty well.

u/LunarPrime · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I thought Orient divers were pretty popular here?

u/kurazaybo · 3 pointsr/Watches

I do find the dial interesting, but like other's said, it looks too big and loud on your wrist. How big is it?

I would change it for an Orient Mako

u/TYBYeezus · 3 pointsr/TeenMFA
u/acog · 3 pointsr/Watches

You can get a very clean Christopher Ward watch with a Swiss movement for under $500. I just purchased this Christopher Ward "flieger" (German flight watch) style piece, and I love it.

I'm finding that at the $400-$500 range you have a huge variety of decent quality timepieces to choose from. I can afford more expensive watches, but I'm still uncomfortable with the idea of anything more than $1K on my wrist.

By the way, by no means do you even have to spend that much for a great watch. The Orient Blue Mako and the Seiko Monster are popular and well regarded, and they're both inexpensive.

u/EddieTaishoLin · 3 pointsr/Watches

I'd recommend the Orient Blue Mako.


It's very nice and has a tremendous build quality. A lot of people mistake it for a Rolex at first glance.

u/ashirian · 3 pointsr/Watches

I think you could find good citizen Eco Drive that has similar function as PRC200 : http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-AT0200-05E-Eco-Drive-Chronograph-Canvas/dp/B000EQR6H0/ref=sr_1_6?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1335766853&sr=1-6

Or a Seiko Kinetic

Another option for quartz since you were looking at PRC200, is Orient TT0Z001B Limited Edition STI Ion Plated chronograph.

The Orient used to give out 50% off coupon but they don't do that anymore just 30%.. so $440 retail, 50% would have been $220.

For what you get, I think it's good deal at $170. 5 left until sold out. 4 left.
If you want an automatic mechanical watch, I would suggest Orient Mako, Seiko 5 series, or Sea-Gull watch.





I have that Seiko SNZG13 and it's great on my wrist. I think for smaller wrist, you should look at 38mm~42mm. I have a 43mm watch and the lugs hover over my wrist. I have two 41mm watches that I wear most frequently and those are Orient and Seiko SNZG13.


I'm getting this Sea-Gull next. For the price this is a beautiful piece with classic roman numeral dial with blue hands. I have a cheap Parnis with ST-25 but the movement is just dead accurate. More so accurate than my Orient and Seiko 7s26. I'd say accuracy is Sea-Gull>Orient>7s26 in this order with Seiko being most elusive sometimes. Plus with Sea-Gull automatic, you get the movement that you can hand wind as well as hack. So all in all the Sea-Gull may be your best bet at EXACTLY $120. You'll get a penny back.

Hope it helped.

u/ordinaryhatwontwork · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Generally, you can swap metal chain for leather strap - if watch allows it, you can do it. For example, Orient Mako's metal chain can be replaced.

If you do not like black dial (I don't), you would maybe like these:
Orient Blue Mako

Orient's as well as Seiko's are great choice, however I think that watch should be the only piece of jewelery worn by man, and therefore I like them little bit more eye-catching. Blue dial on those Mako's is really nice (it isn't matte, it changes color with different angle of light) and is a sure compliment getter.

Black Mako's are dressier, little more versatile, but imho more dull.

Some more pictures and pictures

u/understando · 3 pointsr/Watches

My first "real" watch was a Orient Union. I loved it, and now am looking for more! Here is an album of my Orient.

I'm currently looking to pick up a Orient Blue Ray or Orient Blue Mako. I'm leaning more towards the Ray, but am still undecided.

Orient Ray


Orient Mako


u/Thepappas · 3 pointsr/Watches

My fraternity brother's girlfriend just bought him this Orient and it looks excellent. If I had some extra cash, I'd probably buy one of these too.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 3 pointsr/Watches

Non-mobile: Orient Mako!

^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/wats8976 · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Frugal alternative, but still a fantastic watch: Orient Mako Diver.

Same look, same wet ink blue. Buy a similar band and you're set.


u/Robot313 · 3 pointsr/Watches

I just got the Orient Mako two days ago as my first watch, and I love it!

u/DickJagamo · 3 pointsr/Watches
u/ChaosOnion · 3 pointsr/TropicalWeather

I would suggest getting a large, reusable water container. An insulated water cooler or normal cooler with a spout can be filled up in your tub. Then fill up your tub.

As another option, I have some of these for changing water for fish:

Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001QC31G6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_njPzDbV5QAAJF

We fill the tub so we can flush the toilet if the water goes out. Water is a lot cheaper filling from the spigot than buying from the store.

u/RounderKatt · 3 pointsr/BurningMan

I brought 3 of these for my own personal use for drinking, cooking, and swamp cooler. I used all but about 5 gallons

u/mvhsbball22 · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

There are two common plastic containers used in the no-chill community. I use this one:


There's also one from USPlastics that is pretty common:


Both of these do not melt at or near boiling temps. They deform slightly, which is beneficial because you can squeeze out almost all of the air after pouring the wort in.

u/edheler · 3 pointsr/preppers

Get 5 gallon water jugs normally used for water coolers. The companies which sell them usually have them in milk-crate like outer containers for stacking at their facility. I have never inquired about buying the outer containers so I don't know how much they might cost.

Otherwise you could get Coleman 5 gallon water carrier or 7 gallon Aqua-Tainer water container. I haven't tried stacking either.

u/HIM_Darling · 3 pointsr/TropicalWeather
u/guysquatch · 3 pointsr/camping

Been using a couple of these for a few years now, way better than the soft collapsible ones, in my opinion: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QC31G6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Edit: If the water is warm due to temperature, just bring extra reusable bottles and keep some in the cooler.

u/arveng · 3 pointsr/raleigh

Buy a couple of these and fill them with tap water. They work great, I keep one in my car when I go on long road trips and/or hiking. No funky taste even after days in the sun.


u/AspiringVoiceOver · 3 pointsr/Portland

You can't get better than this.

It weighs a ton, and takes about 45 minutes to sawzall through.

The lock is a disc tumbler lock, so it can't be picked or screwdrivered. No non hydraulic bolt cutters can cut through it.

u/nkya · 3 pointsr/motorcycles

Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit U-Loc

Bike's not going anywhere unless they got a serious angle grinder (which some do, but probably not worth the risk of ruining the grinder trying to get an older bike)

u/nfenster · 3 pointsr/gshock

Didn’t know it was solar and atomic. Here’s a link for OP: G-Shock GW6900-1 Men's Tough Solar Black Resin Sport Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00284ADAI

u/fergusoncommaturd · 3 pointsr/EDC

Barely under $80 but I love my G-Shock 6900-1. I've owned two. The first one I had for about 6 years and went on three deployments to Iraq with me and still functioned flawlessly, till I lost it on vacation. Went for a couple years without a watch and just picked up the same model from Amazon. Couldn't be happier with it (again).

u/BandaidBitch · 3 pointsr/ems
u/JUNGLE_HABITAT · 3 pointsr/gshock

If you're looking for something a little bigger with a more modern design that also has solar and atomic, then I would recommend the GW6900-1. I'm pretty certain this is the best price I've ever seen it at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00284ADAI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

u/Skagem · 3 pointsr/Watches

Honestly, you have a lot of possibilities.
If the 5600s are too small for you (that would be my choice), you can go with these:

Really nice and legible.

All black.

This or any other of the 6900 line.

Personally, I would go with this. It has a vibrating alarm. Nice size and solid. (Also available in black and other colors.)

Any of these should be a good for your needs.

u/akobie · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set 24oz Stainless Steel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005188T90/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_gmXsDbDGKCPZV

This one has been great for me! Also comes with two cups.

u/BBoneClone · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

All of the items below are very inexpensive but not necessarily cheaply made. You can get lighter, but you’ll pay a lot more.

This tent:
Featherstone Outdoor UL Granite... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0727Y4XLT?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

This stove:
Hamans BRS BRS-3000T Ultralight... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H77FV4C?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

This cookset:
Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set 24oz Stainless Steel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005188T90/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ybHgDb62GJ9VQ

u/outrushoutdoors · 3 pointsr/SuperiorHikingTrail

I M a big fan of fancee feast alcohol stoves and have been using them for years. I've made mine for around 10 to 12 dollars. There is a small learning curve to them, but they are very lightweight, silent, and you can find the fuel in just about any gas station. Shug does a pretty good job showing them in this video https://youtu.be/dKAFAsPfC4s

I used to use your standard msr jet type of stove and they work great. Just really loud and the fuel is kinda bulky/costly.

For a pot, I use this stanley cookset Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set 24oz Stainless Steel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005188T90/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_GcsnDbZ7P54M3

Or a small grease pot from Walmart. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-Aluminum-1-5-Quart-Silver-Grease-Dispenser/32263277?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&wl13=1999&adid=22222222228021183567&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=40345415312&wl4=pla-78310592552&wl5=9019700&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=local&wl12=32263277&veh=sem&gclid=CjwKCAjwmtDpBRAQEiwAC6lm4yzlMy9LvWgAfk6fMkFrx4_ld_Myqyu724RFpnmhAV6mooHaSjAXkxoCl8wQAvD_BwE

If I know I am going to be gone for a while and want to keep my fuel weight down, I bring my fancee feast stove and a twig stove (bush buddy). This allows me to boil over a wood stove when I have dry sticks and I have the option of putting the fancee feast stove inside the bush buddy when I want to boil over alcohol.

u/shroom_throwaway9722 · 3 pointsr/preppers

Add an alcohol stove, bottle of denatured alcohol, cook kit, and pot stand.

Ditch the water packets and get a Klean Kanteen bottle. Keep it filled with water, and add another non-crushable container for extra water.

Now you can make hot tea, hot chocolate, coffee, grits, oatmeal, etc.

Add a hooded blanket tarp thing, some paracord, and a surplus military wool blanket. Maybe some cheap trekking poles or bamboo garden poles. Now you have a poncho and shelter! Add a few "contractor grade" trash bags just in case.

Add a pair of wool socks and comfortable shoes.

Extra batteries for the flashlight.

Safety vest or some kind of reflective thing.

PS: those lifeboat rations taste awful

u/lone_purple · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

All you need is this Stanley cook pot (just don't use the extra cups) and you can fit your fuel, stove, lighter, a small sponge, and still have a little room. Only $14.

EDIT: Also, if you're looking for a mug in addition to a pot, there are designs that match the popular GSI for half the price...I think it might nest in this set-up too.I heard Wal-Mart has them but I can't remember the name.

u/tcmaresh · 3 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

Just as important, or more, than backpack, tent, bag, & pad are your boots & socks. Your carrying yourself and all that weight in them!

Get good hiking socks from your local Outdoors shop. At least two pair of thick and two pair of thin. They should be "wicking" socks that take the moisture away from your feet. Wear the thin set inside the thick set. Put on the dry pair of thin socks at night to keep you warm. Never go to sleep in your bag with wet clothes, whether from falling into the stream or just sweating during the day, especially wet socks, if you can help it. (That's why you should always bring a set of extra clothes). But you may also want to bring a pair of socks just for sleeping.

When you shop for boots, get a good brand (e.g. Merrell or better) and don't skimp on price. These will last for years. Buy cheap and you'll be getting a new pair in just a couple of years. Shop at the end of the day when your feet are swollen and put on your two pair of hiking socks. Try several pair. Walk around the store a few times to really get a good feel for how those boots fit your feet. You don't want your toes to touch the front of the boot. EVER. unless you like yanking toe nails off your big toe. So walk fast or even run and then stop fast and try to jam those toes forward. If they touch, go up in size or find a boot with a bigger toe box. Your heel shouldn't slide forward when you're doing this.

For the stove, get one of these [cheap guys from China] (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultralight-Outdoor-Backpacking-Canister-Foldable-Mini-Camping-Stove-Gas-Burner-/252013224278?hash=item3aad28a156:g:kygAAOxyIv5TkRfF). Heck, get two in case you lose one! They work jsut as well as the name brands, have a little piezo lighter so you don't need to light it with a lighter or match, and they are SO much cheaper!

For a cook kit, you can start with the [Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set] (http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Adventure-Camp-Stainless-Steel/dp/B005188T90/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1458828657&sr=8-1&keywords=stanley+adventure+cook+kit). I bought mine at Walmart for $15. Get this - take out one of the plastic mugs and you can fit both the little stove AND small fuel canister into it! And the [standard GSI mug] (http://www.amazon.com/GSI-Outdoors-Glacier-Stainless-Bottle/dp/B001LF3IB6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1458828752&sr=8-2&keywords=gsi+mug) fits right over the bottom of it, AND the lid to the Stanley set is a perfect fit onto the GSI mug. I bought a knockoff at Walmart for $5.00.

As for the sleeping bag, some will recommend down because it's lighter for the same warmth rating compared to synthetic and compress for packing better than synthetic, but I will recommend synthetic because it's cheaper and down is useless if it gets wet. I have a 3lb synthetic bag that is rated at 15 deg. I sleep in a hammock and a like the synthetic bags better because they are thicker so wind doesn't rip right through them as it does for really light bags.

The "waffled" Closed Cell Foam (CCF) pad at Walmart, while not the most comfortable, will get you started. It's cheap and light and will do well enough. You can also pile leaves under the tent for extra padding.

Don't forget a groundcloth/footprint that goes under the tent! It acts as a moisture barrier and prevents damage to the bottom of the tent. The woven polyethylene (typically blue) are really heavy, so I'd recommend a thick sheet of plastic instead. It should fit completely under the tent so it doesn't catch rain and funnel it under the floor of the tent.

If you have a Big 5 near you, that's a great place to get some good gear for cheap. REI & Cabella's get kind of expensive.

u/BlueFalcon2009 · 3 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

I was using the Stanley cook set: Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set 24oz Stainless Steel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005188T90/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_amhKzbGT131ZZ

And using regular boxed Mac and cheese. Without a windscreen. I think that was the biggest problem was the lack of a windscreen. Combined with my frustration of that, I turned it up a bit too high and ended up burning the Mac Noddles on the bottom. That and it was hard to stir due to the depth of the pot. My friend bought a cook set at big5 (discount sporting store) near me, for about as much as I spent, which came with 2 pots, a burner, a mini sponge, and a can of fuel for about as much as I spent. The burner was way better in the wind and she had no issues with it. That and I think I may have warped my BSR a bit from turning it too high... I'm probably gonna pick up that set soon. Seemed to work well enough. Think it was a bit heavier than my setup, but I know where I can shave some weight elsewhere.

I brought too much food for dinner. I didn't divide up the Mac and cheese boxes. I should've halved them at least. Needless to say I had a bunch of spare food, which I had to pack out. So lesson learned in that regard. I basically carried 6 dinners at least when I should've had 3. I think repacking ez-mac containers would've been better. Boil water, then pour into quart freeze bags as someone else explained. That would've prevented the mess, and the excess food I think.

u/grantrules · 3 pointsr/bicycling
u/SPV1 · 3 pointsr/bicycling

Do you want them to see in the dark, or to be seen?

These are the best:

They are not cheap.

Here is a much more affordable tail light:

In my opinion, any of the super cheap blinky lights (e.g. Knog, ~$10) are a waste of money. They won't make you more noticeable. I don't know how much you care, but there are plenty of youtube videos demonstrating how bright some of these lights are. Without knowing your budget, it's hard to recommend something.

u/B_ongfunk · 3 pointsr/bikecommuting

I have a Cygolite Metro 1100 and Light & Motion Urban 650. Both are enough to see with and ride around 20mph on paved surfaces. They are supposed to last ~1.5hrs at peak output. After dark, I ride with both.

I find that the typical advertised runtime on 500+ lumen lights doesn't go past 2hrs without an additional battery pack (not all have swappable batteries). Only the cheap lights aren't weather resistant.

Other brands such as Nite Rider, Lezyne, and Cateye make some really bright lights. I wouldn't go below 500 lumens if you ride with any pace.

As for taillights, a Cygolite Hotshot and Light & Motion Vis 180. I think I go a good week before recharging. I ride with both after dark and one all the time.

As far as flashing and constant, I do one of each in back when in traffic, constant on trails. Headlights are always constant and I turn off the super bright one on trails.

u/usernamespot · 3 pointsr/cycling

Thanks for playing along.

> Busch and Muller Ixon IQ Premium

Good This might be one of the most amazing light out there. Unlike many other lights they recognize that "good" isn't just pumping out tons of lumens. They put the light where it needs to go, on the road and not where it shouldn't be - in drivers eyes and in the trees. Them and Light and Motion have the best optics I've seen. There's a few tunnel beam test out there which show beam patterns well.

This review sold me on the light


They cover the beams at the end.

Now the thing is in this vid he's shooting pitch black, which all lights look bright in. Either way the flood is great.

Bad The high run time is listed at 3hrs (standard pretty much..) which is just long enough or a little too short depending on you. I wish more lights ran 4hrs on high as I take long rides with breaks in the middle. Itd be nice to not worry.

It doesn't have any side cut outs for visibility which do seem to help, even on very low powered lights.


The main downfall for this light is its price, which I think is over $100. For some people $100 for one light isn't great. Some people might prefer to spend $100 on a different lighting setup (albeit likely with worse optics).

>Cygolite Hotshot


Crazy popular and a pretty neat light. I like the strong strobes and customizable flash settings for traffic

bright, unique flash patterns, affordable, good company.


My big beef is it lacks a gentle pulse like this.


for group/night trail rides i dont want to blind people. also id love to run a pulse/flasher combo.

PDW (I think) makes a light that combines a crazy flash pattern with a gentle strobe, that might be king...


lots of complaints about the mount, going back to at lease 2012. last thing i want is to lose a light on a ride w/o knowing.

"This light is great for visibility and can be seen from far away. MAJOR DRAWBACK - the light is mounted to the bike with a very flimsy mount. every time i go over a bump the light is jostled and ends up pointing straight down at the ground which of course defeats the purpose."


u/alancar · 3 pointsr/bikecommuting

My $30 tail light Cygolite Hotshot 2-Watt USB Rechargeable Taillight with USB Cable by Cygolite that was recommended to me on Reddit. Its like Ron Jeremy the Hedgehog. IT just goes and goes its small but mighty but smells better than Ron. . I charged it once and it lasted approximately 42 hrs of use in warm weather.

Link: https://amzn.com/B005DVA57Y

also my REI Flash 22 pack for $33.93 is awesome you have to love the dividends.

If only the Urban lights and motion 200 was as good its a total piece of crap in cold weather it lasts one ride before needing charging in hot weather it needs charging every 5 hours. Their claim of 12 hours on low pulse is bull crap

u/godlessgamergirl · 3 pointsr/legaladvice
u/JohnnyBoy11 · 3 pointsr/preppers

They make indoor gas stoves. It doesn't have to be for camping. I mean, regular kitchen gas stoves use propane or other type of natural gas.

u/SpoookyAction · 3 pointsr/zerocarb

Iwatani Corporation of America ZA-3HP Portable Butane Stove Burner https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006H42TVG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_jLZaBbY4A6G6E

u/ElPimentoDeCheese · 3 pointsr/Midessa

As for a headlight, I have one like this. It's extremely bright and has three settings: high, low, blinking. I feel extremely comfortable with this on my bike and it lasts forever. I also opted for the wide angle lens that I think works great for riding on roads as it doesn't shine directly into the eyes of vehicle drivers.

For a taillight, I have this one. Again, it's got a few options for blinking/solid lights/etc, and the blinking option is super bright. I rode at night once and turned around to see if I could tell how far it was casting and I could see it reflecting off a stop sign about 1-2 blocks away.

One suggestion for a helmet (I don't know your budget), but I backed the Lumos Helmet on Kickstarter and received mine last month. It's awesome, and I feel way more visible with it than with a normal helmet. Plus the turn signals are a major plus!

u/atetuna · 3 pointsr/flashlight

It'll probably work the same as any of the other clones like this. They're okay. It really depends what you're using it for. It's probably all you'll need or want for riding sedately on pavement.

If you're in the US, and especially if you're a Prime member, you'll save some money buying it through Amazon.


And the clip lights here:

It doesn't save you much, but savings are savings.

u/dougmc · 3 pointsr/BikingATX

This is the current "best headlight for the money" winner at Amazon :

4 Mode 1200 Lumen CREE XML T6 Bulb LED Bicycle bike HeadLight Lamp Flashlight Light Headlamp

It doesn't use USB for charging, but that's kind of a good thing as its charger puts out more power than a standard USB port does so it charges faster.

As for a tail light, the winners aren't so clear, but so far I'm fond of the $5 Planet Bike Super Flash clones at DX.com -- get two of those and I'm set.

u/YungSatoshi · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I got this light for $17. People always tell me its one of the brightest lights they have seen. You can also get a wide angle lense for it. I've had it for about 6 months. So far so good.

u/YouWillHaveThat · 3 pointsr/MTB

I have two of these:


One on the handlebars and one on my head. The batteries need a little modification to be waterproof, but besides that, they work great.

u/ridetehbike · 3 pointsr/bicycling

Magicshine. I dont know how to insert links. I ride full on dh at night with one of these strapped to my head. Helmet mount can be found on amazon too. Best light for the money imho.


u/Charming_geek · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

Hey all. Relatively new to the ultralight scene, but have been trying to go lighter weight over the last few years. Will probably still be a while before I'm true ultralight (6lbs for the big 4?), but my current plan would have me at 7-7.5 lbs for the big 4. Was curious about your input / any suggestions for improvements:

  • Tent - Naturehike CloudUp2 (owned) - $120, 3.30 lbs (shared with wife, 1.65 lbs)
  • Pad - Klymit Static V (owned) - Bought for $50, 1.15 pounds
  • Bag - Mountaintop 40 Liter Hiking Backpack (owned) - Bought for $27 in an amazon lightning sale, 2.05 lbs.
  • Sleeping bag - Hyke & Byke Eolus 15 degree 800 FP down bag (plan to buy) - $150, 2.54 lbs

    Overall, $350/7.4 lbs for the big 4. I definitely know there's room for improvement and I will probably be replacing things as I can afford it. The most obvious place for improvement is the bag, but I'd actually bought one for my wife as a temporary hiking bag for our first hike-in camp together but we ended up both really liking it. It's comfortable and for $27 it was hard to pass up, especially as it has all the compartments I like in a hiking bag (i.e. access to the bottom section for the sleeping bag). Welcome to criticisms and suggestions.
u/rtothewin · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

Klymit Static V Lightweight Sleeping Pad, Green/Char Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007RFG0NM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2elDCbPHNFCCB

u/nestiv · 3 pointsr/Sacramento

I'm just going to drop in and advocate approaching backpacking with the ultralight philosophy. The key principle behind ultralight is to bring only what you need for any given trip and, ideally, nothing more.

Now I'm not saying don't pack things that will add value to your trip, but one of the biggest pitfalls to backpacking is packing in your fears. When people first start, they often bring excessive amounts of clothing, safety gear to outfit an expedition company, more entertainment than one might realistically want or use, or an entire kitchen - sink included. However, most people will discover that if they can lighten the load on their shoulders, they will end up enjoying trips much more. It's best to consider what you need (or even what can be shared in this instance!) - e.g. sharing shelters, cook systems, entertainment, food. Clothing-wise as long as you have an insulating layer (fleece or down jacket) and a rain jacket, and you're more than likely good to go.

So with all that in mind, let's talk about gear more specifically. If you're just getting started, it's best to borrow gear if possible. Sans that option, trying cheap gear is totally reasonable. However as with any hobby, there can be massive differences your random Amazon gear and even the bottom-of-the-barrel hobbyist gear. If you expect you'll want to pursue backpacking more in the future, consider looking into the ultralight and ultracheap gear list recommendations as well as the alternative options.

Since we're looking at coastal trips in California, you can safely estimate lows to be no lower than 40° unless you're truly up in the mountains. Sleeping pad-wise I'd recommend either an inflatable like the Klymit Static V or a CCF pad like the Z-Lite Sol or RidgeRest. I hesitate to recommend an ultralight quilt for a first-timer due to cost, but for reference a 30° HammockGear Econ Burrow weighs 18.62 oz, whereas the one OP linked weighs ~4 lbs.

There's a lot more to be said than what I've mentioned, so I invite y'all to check out /r/ultralight for more discussions on ultralight philosophies and gear. The wiki is a tremendously helpful resource as well. If any of you want a pack shakedown to have someone look over your gear list, feel free to reply or DM me, and I'll try to get back to you when I can. I'll most likely either be out in Texas or climbing Shasta for the weekend this trip will be planned, but have fun out there!

Also paging /r/ulnorcal - /u/Sharp_LR35902 /u/id3550

u/PM_ME_UR_HTTPD_CONF · 3 pointsr/springfieldMO

Honestly I think you're going to be paying a premium IRL when you could get a Quest from Amazon.


it was my first board, and it served its purposed.

Once you make your noob mistakes on a cheap board you'll have a small clique of skaters who will let you try out various board setups and be able to purchase your first high-end board with confidence.

/r/longboarding was super helpful for me. Awesome community, awesome mods, and awesome content. 10/10

Don't forget your safety gear.

Have fun

EDIT: One think I forgot to mention in hindsight I think learning on a board using mediocre bearings and whatnot is good.

The first time I bombed a hill using a Landyachtz with non-shit hardware I think I quite literally said "holy fuck this is fast!"

I wasn't skilled enough for that board....

A few moments later I was on my ass.

u/releasemysack · 3 pointsr/longboarding

Hello Reddit, I'm moving to a home about a mile away from the subway soon and decided instead of catching the bus that I'll get a longboard a ride instead. I'm a newbie when it comes to this so I just want to be steered in the right direction. I'm looking into these decks right now from Amazon, what do you all think? Should I look into a specific brand? What's decent for cruising? Sorry for all the questions, just want to make a good decision. I don't want to exceed 150 dollars on the deck and accessories.




Ride on buddies. Appreciate any help <3

u/arhvm · 3 pointsr/longboarding

Hi there, I have always wanted to get into longboarding but never had the money to pay for one. Recently though, I was looking online and came across this longboard: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B008EZNY4W/?tag=beginner-longboards-20. I eventually want to get into dancing but at the same time I don't want to have to buy another one later on, should I just spend more money and get a landyachtz (as suggested by my local skate shop) or should I make this purchase? Any help would be great, thanks!

u/zase7 · 3 pointsr/longboarding

I'm looking for a deck to replace the one on this Amazon board I use: Quest Super Cruiser Artisan Bamboo Longboard Skateboard, 44" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008EZNY4W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_6N2OzbZ1A890D

The deck that came with it is stiff and heavy, I'm looking for one that's light and has a some flex to it so I can make tighter turns and eventually do some tricks. Are there any (preferably drop through) decks with two kicktails that are less than $80?

u/zortnarftroz · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

Costco's Kirklands aren't bad and People's socks from amazon are nice too, this from a Minneapolis native.

u/x_glo · 3 pointsr/TeenMFA

I recently got these to go with some Beckman Rounds I ordered. They're amazing. They fit snug on my feet, I always seem to be too small for socks. Really warm, nice cushioning. Couldn't recommend enough of you're wearing boots.

u/TheRockDoctor · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

People Socks are excellent. Pricier than Kirkland, but less expensive than Smartwool. I've found them to be very comfortable and durable.

u/neanderthalsavant · 3 pointsr/Construction

u/666kate, you don't need sock-garters or whatever the fuck they are called.

Try these

PEOPLE SOCKS 4pairs merino wool mens womens socks CharcoalX 2pairs, Navy X 1pair, Brown X1pair Large https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009Y9QCCS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_PSY0DbMF0YWJ8

I am a frame to finish carpenter in coastal New England. Once it gets cold out, these socks are my go to

u/can_has · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

GET THESE if you need warm socks whatsoever, or will. Crazy good deal considering the quality, made in Brooklyn I believe http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009Y9QCCS/ref=ox_ya_os_product_refresh_T1

I took some FMFA and tried them out months ago, they are wonderful warm socks. *down to 19.90 shipped, for 4 pair (prime, amazon)

u/Jobeanie123 · 3 pointsr/EDC

A bunch of wool socks and a Gerber Shard!.

The shard seems a little strange, but right now I need something else to put on my keyring just to give it something more to grab onto when I pull it out of my pocket! The shard seems like a good solution. If I can get one use out of the little phillips and perhaps the pry bar it'll probably be worth it!

u/Priapulid · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Gold Toe (100% wool) makes some and Wigwam (34% wool blend), although I can't attest to them since I rarely wear dress socks. Wigwam pretty consistantly get good reviews from what I have seen.

My current favorite budget wool work/hiking socks are People Socks (71% wool and USA made!)... but they might be a tad thick for dress shoes.

u/iamprobablynotjohn · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

I use the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1. It's 3 pounds 8 oz and only $78. Not the absolutely lightest, but I've used it for dozens of nights camping in all conditions and it has never let me down. I also have an ALPS 20 degree mummy bag that is fantastic. I love their gear

u/tesla_100 · 3 pointsr/AppalachianTrail

I'd recommend a light weight small 1 person tent. The lighter the better. Some people get larger tents to fit there stuff waste of weight in my opinion.

Next comes your budget, you can spend a lot of money on a tent. Just like buying a car you can get a 1990 Honda or a new Ferrari.

If your on a budget I hiked the PCT with this tent:

Alps mountaineering Lynx 1-person tent. Used ones going for $78. 3.8 pounds. Held up does the job. https://www.amazon.com/ALPS-Mountaineering-Lynx-1-Person-Tent/dp/B00BMKD1DU/ref=sxin_7_af-pna-1_c600956ebde1baf8592371faedf0cf781eb071ae?keywords=tent&pd_rd_i=B00BMKD1DU&pd_rd_r=33b407bc-ebcb-4ba9-818d-a3a3e7db6d0d&pd_rd_w=e3KvM&pd_rd_wg=Zf92I&pf_rd_p=3892bc23-5fa8-4a18-8855-22c23bd2e202&pf_rd_r=4P2HDHKKN7KQE3CPKBGR&qid=1573250503

If you got a little extra money, you get what you pay for. These tents are lighter and some of them are lighter and a little bigger. You are fighting between size and weight. Some tents are bigger but weigh more, some weigh less but are too small for some people. This is a preference and only you can pick the right answer. Everyone has a different opinion. Here are some awesome tents Ive seen hiking:

Big agnes copper spur


NEmo Hornet (My personal favorite. )


MSR Elixer


These style tents are very light but are very expensive. They are also a pain to set up and break easily. As a begginer id stay away. They are for rich people who backpack all the time.


Hyperlite has a similar style for a stupid

You can also use a tarp, or a hammock. I stay away im a tent person.

A lot of backpacking is what you like! Its personable, if you go with any of the middle tents you cant go wrong! Just recomend finding a light one person tent! let me know if you need help choosing a style! Happy trails!!

u/roadalum · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

I'm in the same boat. I had not seen the Zephyr, but I was looking at the ALPS Lynx. Any idea where the price difference comes from?
p.s. Nice sleeping bag! It's on my list! :-D

u/daneelo · 3 pointsr/CampingandHiking

This has served me well so far, been on a few backpacking trips with it now, held up well and not too heavy

u/columbus_uncle · 3 pointsr/MTB

I have one of these filters and it serves me well if there is a water source on long rides http://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-Water-Filtration-System/dp/B00FHRADQ2

u/Christof3 · 3 pointsr/camping

I would go with a squeeze or gravity fed filter instead. They'll be lighter and usually cheaper than a pump filter, too. Most people prefer the Sawyer Squeeze or the Sawyer Mini.

u/possumroadkill · 3 pointsr/Winnipeg

Sawyer Mini

  • Best filter out there.
u/minkgod · 3 pointsr/okeechobeemusicfest

I bought one of these and one of [these

after leaving the grove at 1 am, showers are closed. I'm not going to bed gross

i bought the tent and shower thing on ebay for way cheaper. I assume you do the same.

u/scumteam14 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hey, I was in a very very similar situation. I don't know how intense you want to go with it, but here are some things that I've done at various points:

  • For face cleansing, use gallon water from the grocery store (costs ~$0.80 where I'm at and honestly a gallon lasts a long time)

  • Or fill up a small water container (if you have a spot to fill up at that has good water) - plastic or a lemonade dispenser both work well, depending on the counter size

  • If you're having issues with your scalp/body, you can try rinsing with gallon water after showering with the sketchy water (will take about a gallon or two)

  • This one is more long-term very-very-bad water type situation (brown water, no water, etc.), but if you have a good water spot to fill up at you can fill up a large water container, get a camp shower (pricey but very good, charges very quickly and holds a charge for a while), and a bucket. Boil half your water, use cold water for the other half, bam. Sounds terrible if you're used to having safe running water, but honestly isn't half bad

    I know there are water filters out there, but idk if an affordable system would fix the issues you're describing.
u/cr0ft · 3 pointsr/vandwellers

You can build a van with underbody tanks and a shower, but that's much more involved. You also need a heating system to keep those from freezing, etc.

But there are any number of ways you can keep clean between showers, and in the states Planet Fitness (as has been mentioned) lets you both work out and shower almost everywhere.

Washcloths and basins of water would be plenty to get clean, if not as luxuriously as a shower.

Put room temperature water in a bucket, pour in a pot of boiling water to get it lukewarm, and use this: https://www.amazon.com/Ivation-Portable-Outdoor-Battery-Powered/dp/B00IFHFJXI (drop the pump into the bucket and shower away. If you get a wider basin you could even stand in it and let the water circulate a couple of times and extend the shower time.) Or combine with a drop-in bucket heater, to shower in hot water. Just have to get creative.

People have kept clean for centuries without showers. It's not as nice but it's doable.

u/neverProfessional · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Get an eco ball. http://www.amazon.com/Metolius-Non-Marking-Chalk-Substitute-colors/dp/B000212TGA works like chalk and leaves no residue at all.

u/iaccidentlytheworld · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Yep. But my advice would be to try chalk. Get an eco ball if they don't let you use chalk since it's non-marking. Made a HUGE difference for me. In regards to straps, I wouldn't recommend them basically ever. They mess with your grip. Use a mixed grip only on your heaviest set which is probably when you're slipping. But chalk is still my first suggestion. Your grip strength will improve the more you practice.

u/blocktive · 2 pointsr/kettlebell

I’ve had great luck with this:

Metolius Eco Ball Non-Marking Chalk https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000212TGA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_V8lvDb3A779DQ

u/the0rthopaedicsurgeo · 2 pointsr/Fitness

There are other alternatives like ecoball, which I think is a kind of resin or something, so no dust. I use a regular chalk ball which is cleaner than loose chalk, and the same one has lasted me about 3 years.

And as was said above, chalk adds a ridiculous amount to your grip. My grip gives out after a few reps at about 150kg but when I last tested my 1rm at 215kg with chalk I had no problems. Ideally you should go as long as you can without it though just to help build your hand strength, and hold your final rep at the top for as long as possible.

u/cyrusm · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I've never tried them, but Eco Ball mess free chalk is supposed to be pretty effective.

u/Skellephant · 2 pointsr/Fitness


Something like this is preferred for not leaving a route "traced". Or lifting heavy without spilling chalk all over or making the bars turn white.

u/vanillarain · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Eco Ball Chalk is the tits: http://amzn.com/B000212TGA

Or Harbinger straps: http://amzn.com/B001SG5LNG

90% of the people at my gym use those straps. Then again, they won't necessarily help strengthen the grip.

u/SeanColgato · 2 pointsr/aclfestival

Week 2! Sorry, haha. I'm actually gonna bring portable urinals (which sounds gross, but apparently more people use them at festivals than you'd think) and offer them to my fellow GNR campers around me so no one feels like they need to leave. Since you're gonna be camping, here's the link if you're interested.

TravelJohn-Disposable Urinal (6 pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NV878S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fPvxDb15AQ0NA

u/djuggler · 2 pointsr/homeautomation

Add one of these to the nightstand and she's golden!

https://www.amazon.com/Travel-John-66911-TravelJohn-Disposable-Urinal/dp/B000NV878S/ (not an affiliate link)

sidebar: I really do recommend the Travel John. I put them in the glove boxes of our cars and my wife gave me such grief over it. "No one will ever use that!" It's designed so that men, women, and children can use it. Holds 28 ounces of liquid and has a solidifier in it that turns the liquid to a gel and deodorizes. Can be used for vomit in a crunch. But I recommend these for vomit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JAGITMK/ Anyhow, I put the Travel John in the car and my wife chides me. One week later, the 5th grader (three years ago) was returning from a school trip to Washington, D.C. and the students are getting off the charter bus with yellow eyes because someone had clogged the toilet. No bathrooms in the parking lot where the buses gather and my son refuses to water a tree begging for a restaurant. We barely get the car down the road and he declares, "I'm not going to make it." I grabbed the Travel John and was immediately vindicated. My wife is totally on board and even complained when I took one camping and failed to put it back in the car.

u/sarcasmdetectorbroke · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

The trash bags are essential! I forgot to mention that, you are more prepared than me though I should really put some TP back in my stash. I need to add a bottle of water or two and hand sanitizer though for sure. Great tips. It's unfortunate we even need these things but it's better to be prepared. When I was pregnant I got these and I carry them with me too: https://www.amazon.com/Travel-John-66911-TravelJohn-Disposable-Urinal/dp/B000NV878S/ - I don't know if they'd hold a poop but they give me comfort in knowing if I was really really desperate and could find a secluded place I didn't want to leave a trace behind in then I might try.

u/PP4life · 2 pointsr/flying

> I have to divert if I need to pee. Men can just use an empty Gatorade bottle.

I admit, not as easy for a girl as for a guy, but still maybe an alternate to a diversion. TravelJohn

u/dog_in_the_vent · 2 pointsr/flying


u/chadcf · 2 pointsr/funny

We live in a golden age. You are in luck.

u/aggieotis · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Lots of us commuters use SPD shoes and pedals. You don't have to, but they're pretty nice. The shoes you'll have to check out for yourself as every foot is different, but I would recommend the Shimano M520 as a great and cheap starter pedal.

I'm not a big fan of campus pedals (one side flat, other side clip), but some folks are. If you really want the best of both worlds I think you'll be better off with something like the Shimano M424.

u/Quadralingual · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I just bought biking shoes (Shimano with SDP compatibility). I was hoping for some advice on which pedals to get. I'm looking at lower/cheaper end pedals (such as this one, another one, or another, or finally this one).

I have a road bike, and am looking for double sided pedals that I can use with both my clip in shoes and my regular shoes. Do you have any advice?

Thanks in advance :)

u/red_tide_clams · 2 pointsr/MTB

2011 Salsa El Mariachi. List of specs here. The only upgrade I made was clipless pedals. I love this bike and I'd be happy to answer any questions about it though I admit I'm a bit of an MTB newb.

u/WWJBTPC · 2 pointsr/bicycling

People downvote me because I'm a little weird, but some of these are good, they have the capacity of being clipless, but still having the option of using regular shoes if you feel like it. If you want to save the weight and use only clipless these are good, they're simple clipless pedals, both are rather inexpensive, and if you feel like spending more money

u/dubbl_bubbl · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Last year I got my first "real" bike and decided to take the plunge and get some clipless pedals, after about 2k miles I will never look back. A friend in the cycling industry recommended Shimano SPD pedals, they are cheap and easy to exit, (road specific pedals and shoes tend to be more expensive) and also tend to have a recessed cleat. I have Shimano shoes they are comfortable, and relatively inexpensive (as far as bike shoes go) you might be able to find some better deals on nashbar or other sites like that though.

I am about to order some Shimano PD-A520 which is more of a touring pedal, it has a bigger platform which will reduce hotspots on long rides (which wasn't a problem until recently, probably due to shoe wear.) You may also want to check out these which give you the choice to use clipless shoes or just regular shoes.


u/oCLiFFx · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle
u/OneCello · 2 pointsr/bicycling
u/pyramid_of_greatness · 2 pointsr/Hammocks

Good call on the Amazon source.. It's coming up at $17.43 right now for green, which might be even cheaper when you factor in shipping.

u/morrisom · 2 pointsr/Hammocks

Since it is sold out on REI, it is on Amazon for perhaps a few dollars cheaper at $19.95.

In addition, I have this hammock and as an inexperienced hammocker it is wonderful, very compact (not sure on weight but it fits in a bag that just about fits in my [small] hand). I've been using it on my back porch in the Southeast, but plan on taking it out as a sleeping apparatus as soon as I can get a reasonable shelter.

u/pawildernessskills · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

Grand Trunk Ultralight is all I use now. Never had an issue with them and they're only around $20.

u/mercurysinking · 2 pointsr/ifiwonthelottery

I'm not so sure about that [Edit: I misread and though you said incredibly expensive, but here's some data anyway]. It looks like it's just steel pipes that are bent to make a tube, and then welded. You can get 240 inches of steel pipe for ~$100. Taking the diameter of the ring to be 10 feet, each ring would need 2pi10 feet (377 inches), so each ring would need 1.5 (~$150) worth of tubing. You could get 3 lengths of tube (~$300), weld them together, cut them at the correct spot, then bend them with a pipe bender. Weld the three rings together (somehow), and you have a rough prototype for the structure. Add in some smaller pieces of pipe for stability between the rings, get some S hooks, and get three hammocks for ~$60.

Total price: ~$500 with the proper equipment (pipe bender, drill, welder). You could probably whip together a pipe bender fairly easily (plywood bent into the correct shape, and some leverage points for bending the tubing).

But now, when you're done with it, you have an unstorable gigantic ring hammock. Hopefully it doesn't turn into an eye sore.

u/droidpoo · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney
u/rottenpossum · 2 pointsr/Hammocks

Why not this one instead? http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001AIHB76/

cheaper and lighter.

u/greatgolferhugeass · 2 pointsr/phoenix
u/biglebowski55 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I have a couple of these and they work wonders, especially combined with a fan.

u/rainbowterfly · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

They are made of some magical material. You get it wet, and then put it around the back of your neck. It totally cools you down! I got one in my swag bag for a marathon a few years ago and became obsessed with them! And they are really reasonable price-wise. Here's one for like $8: Ergodyne Chill-Its® 6602 Evaporative Cooling Towel, Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001B5I57I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_hedMxbW5NEAH6

u/atesbo · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I just got this towel. It's just like a diver's shammy if you are familiar with those. It's crazy absorbent, stays cool because you dampen it before use, and has a very smooth texture so it shouldn't rub you raw while trying to use it.

u/ismon · 2 pointsr/Welding

there is no way to escape the heat. I'm in the southeast US in a building that retains heat well, after a couple hot days it will be 100-105 heat index. have to drink a lot of water to avoid heat stroke. I always wear a cotton long sleeve work shirt, very rarely will I put on a heavy jacket unless I'm doing overhead work.

they handed out these cooling towels the other day but I haven't tried it yet.

u/bboromatt · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I would suggest buying moisture-wicking clothes. This will make things a lot better and it is not heavy material. Also you can buy cooling towel (https://www.amazon.com/Ergodyne-Chill-Its%C2%AE-6602-Evaporative-Cooling/dp/B001B5I57I) to stay cool

u/RipcitySun · 2 pointsr/Construction

I work in Hawaii and the sun and the humidity is super brutal. The best stuff on the market in my opinion are the "Chill-its", they include bandana's, neck towels and neck shades. Other than that bring a ton of sun block and water.

Here is an amazon link for the products.



u/BrittB1974 · 2 pointsr/discgolf
u/redd255 · 2 pointsr/BurningMan

This works really well: Chill-Its 6602 Evaporative Cooling Towel, Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001B5I57I?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

u/im_sooo_mature · 2 pointsr/WaltDisneyWorld

Maybe take a cooling towel or two in the parks. My family went in July and these helped a lot!

u/ShiftedClock · 2 pointsr/MultipleSclerosis

This cooling towel was a life saver this summer. I haven't been able to afford a cooling vest yet, but I'm amazed at how effective this thing is. Just soak it in cool water and wrap it around your neck. I was able to get a lot more done this summer because of it.

By the way, I absolutely love this thread. Such a great idea for a post, and the comments have been very helpful.

u/geekymama · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Sun shades for the window. Make sure the vents in the center and on the passenger side are aimed toward the back. You can even have someone sit back there while you adjust them to check on the air flow. If he's still in the infant carrier with the little canopy, make sure that's down.

There's also this cooling towel that could help.

u/NeonGreenTiger · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Here is my watch. I love this for numerous reasons.

  • First, it's my first automatic watch. I'm a fan of going old school and this is one part of that. A watch that doesn't have a battery but rather is charged my the motion of your wrist.
  • Second is the price. It's an amazing watch and for less than $150, it's one hell of a deal.
  • Third is that all of the components are made in-house. Unlike your major players (Omega, Rolex) Orient makes the casing and the "guts" if you will. The big players have the inner working made my 3^rd party sources.
  • Fourth is that it's so versatile. It looks great with everyday wear or formal wear and it comes in numerous colors.
u/nullstring · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/lolwatman · 2 pointsr/Watches

I have an orient mako and it's great. I think it also fits the kind of style you're looking for.

u/hbaas · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice


Specifically, I'd suggest the seiko 5 diver, or the orient ray or mako. They are all very solid budget divers.

u/redux42 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I would suggest taking a look here:


Beyond that, I'd say if you want one that uses a battery, go with a Citizen Eco Drive. (I have one of these and it has treated me well: http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-BL8000-54L-Eco-Drive-Perpetual-Calendar/dp/B00074HDAO/ref=sr_1_4?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1291526117&sr=1-4) If you want an automatic I'd suggest either an Orient 'Mako' Diver (I have this one: http://www.amazon.com/Orient-Mens-CEM65002D-Automatic-Watch/dp/B001EWEQ3K/ref=sr_1_7?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1291526189&sr=1-7 and it treats me well) or a Seiko 'Monster' Diver (http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SKX781-Orange-Monster-Automatic/dp/B000EPLR2G/ref=sr_1_2?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1291526221&sr=1-2) Neither of those will set you back the full $300. Heck you could get both and still have a couple bucks left over.

u/sidtel · 2 pointsr/Watches

I apologize, there have been a lot of "what watch should I get for $xxx?" threads lately and I seem to have gotten confused.

AsianEnigma has some good recommendations, but if you aren't dead-set on a chronograph, I suggest looking into some Orient's. The Mako is gorgeous and extremely good quality for the price.

u/keithcozz · 2 pointsr/Watches

My daily is an Orient Mako. I love it.

u/NOCIANONSA · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I also use Kroger RO water (now 39 cents/gallon) to fill these 7 gallon containers: www.amazon.com/Reliance-Products-Aqua-Tainer-Gallon-Container/dp/B001QC31G6

u/snugglebandit · 2 pointsr/Portland

I haven't really looked in to long term storage treatment that much. Usually around this time of year, I'm dumping them into the rain barrel and refilling. The rain barrel is still quite full however.
I have 2 types of 7 gallon container. These ones and these ones. If I get more, they'll be the jerry can style as they are easier to move around and take up less floor space. If you have a lot of space, something like this could keep you in water for a month and maybe be a hero to your neighbors as well.

u/LarsAlereon · 2 pointsr/homeowners
u/GeneralMalaiseRB · 2 pointsr/preppers

The cheap bottles and water containers that they sell at the grocery store are not really meant to least very long. The water doesn't expire, but the container does... sort of. After a certain amount of time, the plastic can begin leaching into the water. It degrades, to an extent. That's why people are always talking about "food grade" and "BPA free" plastic containers for longer term water storage.

Forget hoarding bottles and grocery-store jugs of water. Get some BPA-free jugs (or better yet, a 55 gallon drum) and fill it up yourself. If you have chlorinated city tap water, you're probably fine. If not, just add some water treatment to it (or look up the proper amount of bleach to add, for a cheaper alternative).

This is the sort of water jug I'm talking about.

u/satcomwilcox · 2 pointsr/preppers

Consider the Reliance Aqua-Tainer. They aren't as cheap as clean food grade 55s, but the are a lot easier to find places to put. You could put a few of them in the bottom of a closet and put a board over it to make a shoe shelf or something. The seals are really good. They are kind of tall but possibly with a set of these Bed Risers you could line the underside of your bed with the laying on their sides.

u/leahcim435 · 2 pointsr/VEDC

Heres the one I use. It's not the same form factor, but it's similar in size to having two Jerry cans


Edit: I see a negative review on there that claims the company doesn't make these to the same quality anymore. I bought mine a few years ago and haven't had any issues, but I guess buyer beware

u/pseudo_mccoy · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

I have four of these 7 gal jugs but only used them my first month. Then I got lazy and started buying water in bottles and jugs. It's less weight to carry and provides a supply of piss containers.

u/MotorcycleLover800 · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I use this for my scooter and motorcycle. Bought it when I bought the scooter.

u/Where_You_Want_To_Be · 2 pointsr/hondagrom

I had my GSXR600 stolen a few years ago, luckily I put GPS on it and I was able to recover it. I left it unlocked at my old apartment complex (used to chain it to a post with a huge Kryptonite MC chain/lock) for less than 6 hours, ONE TIME, and it was gone.

Besides using a disc brake lock, I also bought one of these:

D-yun Fake CAR Motor Alarm No Wiring Only Led Flash https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBQN9OC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_uSRzDb46HMNFN

It’s just a flashing LED, and I velcro’d the battery box to the frame underneath a fairing, so I can still switch it on and off easily, and change out the batteries. Then, I put the LED kind of near the triple clamp so that you can see it blinking if you were to sit on the bike, or look near the gauges. I use Lithium batteries and the thing lasts for 4 months or so, sometimes I even forget to turn the LED off for weeks, and it still doesn’t die. I would say this is absolutely worth the $10 on amazon.

Most bike thefts are just crimes of opportunity, and if someone sees a little light blinking down near your gauges, the best you can hope for is that they move on to someone else’s bike.

I recommend a disk brake lock, but with Groms, the things are so light that it’s not really hard to just pick it up and put it in the back of a truck and drive off. So don’t rely solely on the disk lock. Locking it to a post with a serious chain is much better than just a disk brake lock, but then you have to bring a chain with you in your backpack. I used to use this one at my apartment complex, but there's no way you could carry it around in a backpack, the thing weighs like 20 pounds. (Also, you can see in the reviews plenty of people still cut through these. A battery-powered angle grinder will pretty much get you through most locks/chains. Which is why the goal is just to make your bike harder to steal than all the other bikes around it.)

The thing with bikes is, if someone wants it bad enough, they will take it. Whether that means using a cutoff wheel to cut your chain in 15 seconds, or picking it up and putting it in the bed of their truck, etc. The best thing you can do is make your bike harder to steal, so they are less inclined to steal it.

If you want full protection, I highly recommend buying a GPS unit, I have two SpotTrace units that I bought on Amazon, you pay monthly but there is a promo code rn for 50% off of an annual subscription, so I think I got a whole year of service for $100. Their app works pretty well too, and if you use Energizer Lithium batteries, they last for several months. The ONLY reason I was able to recover my GSXR was because it had GPS. If it weren’t for that, I’d have never seen it again. There are other GPS units on Amazon too, SpyTech (I think?) makes one that uses 4G data, so if you live somewhere with good cell coverage, that's a good choice too. I think SpotTrace uses satellite data, so it's good for Boats, hot air balloons, etc (things that travel far outside of cell coverage) but it has also always worked well for me on my cars and bikes.

EDIT: The only reason I don’t like disk brakes with alarms is that some of them are so sensitive that they start going off every time the wind blows. You don’t wanna be the guy in your neighborhood whose alarm is going off every 15 minutes while you’re not home. Also, I’ve seen people pretty much “silence” those alarms with chewing gum.

EDIT 2: Also, know that the handlebar lock (the one you engage with your key) is a joke. Most bikes handlebars can be unlocked by sitting on the seat, leaning back, and kicking the bars using your legs and leverage. Sure, it will break the lock mechanism, but the thief doesn't care.

u/Projectile_Setback · 2 pointsr/bicycletouring

Just to be specific, these are the two models I'm talking about.

Chain This model specifically because it's the 18mm version with the Fahgettaboudit lock. The chain being 18mm means it's too large to cut with bolt cutters. The lock is also a Fahgettaboudit style lock which means it has two locking hasps, requiring a minimum of two cuts to remove the lock itself. It's a pain to get through either with a battery powered angle grinder, though that will work eventually. Angle grinder > any lock unfortunately.

U-Lock This is my every-day lock, and it's this one because it's the smaller of the two, which prevents people from jamming a jack in there. I don't know if you could even get it done without something like a 12 or 15 ton bottle jack, but I like the security. There's less flexibility in what you can lock to, but it's security is top shelf.

Also highly recomended

u/lilfunky1 · 2 pointsr/askTO

Pick up something like this to chain the e-bike up with:

Kryptonite 999492 14mm x 60-Inch, 1415 New York Fahgettaboudit Chain and New York Disc Lock (Black)


u/Van-van · 2 pointsr/TinyHouses

This very cut resistant chain: Kryptonite 999492 Black 14mm x 60" (1415) New York Fahgettaboudit Chain and New York Disc Lock https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001SMUB7G/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_tzUOub1QFAHSC

Paired with this movement alarm: XENA XX15-SS Stainless Steel Disc Alarm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0067MFQ1S/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_2zUOub1Z4MFQD

And yea.

u/Mr_Ected · 2 pointsr/bicycling

You'll pay in weight and cost, but this is probably about as secure as you'll get.

u/thirdGEARchirp · 2 pointsr/EDC

Top left circle is my badge holder. I didn't feel like blurring out my badge so I just flipped it over.

Top middle is my keyport That holds 5 keys and one light. Its awesome!!

Top right is my slim line wallet. This helped slim down a thick old tri fold that I had.

Middle left is my spyderco knife. I like it and it has definitly came in handy a few times.

Middle right is my off duty glock 26. I love this as an off duty weapon. I've upgraded a few things on it too. I use an IWB alien holster for the Glock but didn't feel like taking it out of my pants.

Bottom is a case for my S5.

Missing is my watch that I wear, G-Shock.

u/cheesehelmet · 2 pointsr/Watches

For a utilitarian work/outdoor watch you should have a look at the Casio G-Shock range of watches. Lots of functions and extreme ruggedness under $100.

Example: http://www.amazon.com/Casio-GW6900-1-G-Shock-Atomic-Digital/dp/B00284ADAI/ref=sr_1_9?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1324419334&sr=1-9

u/Conochicago · 2 pointsr/Watches

On mobile, so sorry in advance-
Gshock I bought (Casio Men's GW6900-1 "G-Shock" Tough Solar Digital Sport Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00284ADAI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_-4R0xbG711MHD)
Heart Rate Monitor- (Polar H7 Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor & Fitness Tracker (Black, Medium/XX-Large) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007S088F4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i6R0xb8M63546)

I got a Gshock with as atomic time setting and solar, so it was like $87 with tax. HRM is $50. Arm straps you'll have to search based on your phone, but they're not much.

u/sisc0001 · 2 pointsr/sadboys

This looks quite similar, didn’t find a dial colour or whatever it’s called with the same shade as that but maybe it looks different in the light

Edit: actually its probably this one

u/pvdnh · 2 pointsr/Watches

Fwiw I work out in my 6900 and it's small and light and doesn't get in the way.

The 5600 is even smaller.

Both come in solar/atomic which is awesome:
GW6900 which is what I have


u/OmegaXesis · 2 pointsr/Watches

I've been debating between that watch (5600) and the GW6900-1!


What's the real difference between the two, the one I linked is only $68 compared to yours $95

u/Lurkndog · 2 pointsr/bugout

I like the 32 ounce single walled stainless steel nalgene bottle. The one with straight walls is best because it nests snugly in the GSI/Walmart steels cup. Because it is single walled, you can boil water in it with a campfire. It is also the exact right size for a single dose of water purification tablets if you don't want to boil it.

It is hard to find now, Nalgene has switched to a tapered design closer to a tall coffee cup. That one rattles around in the GSI/Walmart cup, but apparently fits snugly inside the Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Kit.

u/red_rhyolite · 2 pointsr/backpacking

Ehh I'd be wary. You can find gear for cheap, you just have to do some searching. Looks like you've got plenty of time to do that, too. If you're not willing to commit to backpacking as a hobby just yet, don't worry about buying the $300 sleeping bag. I have a $40 one I got on Amazon and it works amazing if you run hot. We have a "guest" backpack that we got from Costco for $25 (yeah it's not the best engineered pack, but perfect for someone who only goes once every few years). Costco is also great for cheap, non-cotton clothing and socks. They should be getting all of that stuff in in a few weeks.

REI gear sales are the way to go for headlamps, pads and tents. This is a good mid-level cooking set for two, and the Pocket Rocket is a good quality, low price stove option.

Basically, for the cost to rent, you could get mostly set-up with mid-range gear you can keep. You've got the time to find the good deals, why not take advantage of it?

Also, super jealous. I've always wanted to go to Glacier N.P.

u/iacobus42 · 2 pointsr/IowaCity

Have you considered getting a Stanley Cup?

u/Shepsdaddy · 2 pointsr/bugout
u/lambchopper71 · 2 pointsr/GoRVing

I use a GSI JavaDrip. Works awesome.. I use it camping in my RV and it fits in the saddlebags of my motorcycle too.


I also use this Stanley Cook set Comes with two cups and the pot is big enough to fill the JavaDrip most of the way.


u/brandoneil · 2 pointsr/coffeewithaview
  • Here's the Cook Set it comes with two mugs.
  • This is the exact stove I'm using but there are plenty of other ones.
  • And here is a mix of fuel, stoves, and accessories.
u/joeldleo · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

I suggest Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set 24oz Stainless Steel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005188T90/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_tPdSAb2ZQ65Y6

And a small plastic plate. Remove one of the cups and you stove will fit in the pot when packed.

u/phobos2deimos · 2 pointsr/hiking

Stove - Video
Pot, Pan set or this, depending on cooking preference.
Cutlery or this
Get fuel locally, such as the MSR butane mix for $5.99/8oz at Sports Authority
Total cost <$40

u/Ralmaelvonkzar · 2 pointsr/CampfireCooking

From my experience in scouts the only things that weren't shit were stainless and cast iron. There's such a weight difference that it's easy to know which to use based on what style of camping you're doing.

Currently using this bought it at target on clearence for less than 10 which was nice. Actually use it at home a lot for rice or when I'm too lazy to wash the real pots/pans

u/preps2017 · 2 pointsr/preppers

I like to have multi-fuel stove to keep my options open. I keep this Bushbox pocket stove in my bug out bag to cook in an emergency. I like it because it takes up almost no space, is very stable, is easy to put together, and can boil water using little more than twigs - no need to expend energy gathering and processing large amounts of fire wood. I use this mess kit to boil water. In case there is no dry wood available, I have a back-up alcohol burner that fits in the stove (a bit snug but works well enough) and I keep some denatured alcohol on hand as an alternative fuel source. There are lots of little burners like this on the market. I went with the Solo option because I would ultimately like to upgrade to the whole solo stove kit, which is cool but currently out of my price range. Finally, I have some Esbit fuel tabs that also work with the stove, but I view these as a last resort because I think they smell terrible! Some people swear by them though.

This set up works great for me as a single person.

u/Inquisitive_Cretin · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

This is a nice quality inexpensive mess kit (no spork)

This is a really nice quality flashlight!

Here is a good quality pocket knife.

u/RC0032 · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

This is a solid budget friendly pot I use (ditch the green cups). It boils water for backpacking meals and will take a beating.

this one

Now if you have deep pockets get any titanium pot from Amazon and save 4/5oz's

u/jeepngun · 2 pointsr/camping

I use this. It has everything you require and I got it for $14.99 at WalMart
It a bit smaller I guess but close enough. I can heat up more than enough water for two mountain house meals http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Adventure-Camp-Cook-Set/dp/B005188T90/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425585044&sr=8-1&keywords=stanley+cook+set

u/Orikx · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I do all my riding at night but mostly paved trails. I did a ton of research before buying my lights.


MagicShine 872 - This is what I use. For Price per lumens you can't beat this thing. It's crazy bright. I have it on 50% most of the time sometimes lower. For distance it's about the same at 50% or 100%. 100% is just much brighter immediately in front of you.

I would actually recommend the MagicShine 808 though. It's a little cheaper and all my research showed the side by side comparisons the 808 actually throws light out a little father. It's just not as bright in the first 25 feet. Since I leave my 872 on 50% it wouldn't matter and I would get a little more distance.


Both have an external battery pack and don't use a USB charger though. Which for some people is a problem. I don't mind strapping the battery to my top tube.

Edit to add: Neither of these has a flashing or pulse feature. They do have an adjustable brightness level though. 872 has last for roughly 2 hours for me at 100%. The power buttons illuminate to give you a rough estimate of battery level. After a 2 hour ride with it on 50% the entire time it will show that it has more then 50% left. They say it will last 3 hours at 100% but reviews I read said it last 2 1/2 at 100% then dropped its self down the 75% then 50 > so on until it completely died at 6 hours. I've not actually done that myself though.


I use Light & Motion Vis 180 - This thing is ridiculously bright and I love it. Full 180 degrees of visibility from the amber lights. It's very expensive though for a taillight.


My research pointed to Cygolite Hotshot 2W USB being the best bang for your buck. I would have bought this but my LBS didn't carry it and I needed something that night for riding so i got the Light and Motion.


Hope this helps.

u/NotDavidWooderson · 2 pointsr/cycling

I've been good with a 450 lumen Cygolite on the front, and a Bontrager Flare R on the back.

But the Cygolite Hotshot Pro is a really good taillight too (guys in my group run them), so I'd recommend picking up a combo pack, like this one:



Also, I always run two taillights for redundancy, I've had my tail light stop working before, and I didn't know, so consider picking up a lower cost hotshot as well, like this:


u/commanderchurro · 2 pointsr/bicycling
u/zedmartinez · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

I've used a Cygolite Hotshot for years now all-weather year-'round riding. The standard bracket is just the plastic clip one, there are some others available as additional purchases like a rack bracket (a must for any light I buy, personally). It's been through more storms than I can count, so, the water-sealing is fine. It's visible even in bright summer daylight, and at night I have to angle it down if riding with friends or they can't see very well when behind me. Recharges with micro USB. Great product, haven't been tempted by anything else since. http://www.amazon.com/Cygolite-Hotshot-2-Watt-Rechargeable-Taillight/dp/B005DVA57Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449153336&sr=8-1&keywords=cygolite+hotshot

u/Dingo8urBaby · 2 pointsr/cycling

I recommend checking out /r/bikecommuting. Although it sounds like you have already been commuting by bike, so I apologize if you already know what I'm saying. I'm assuming because you are asking about what you wear for winter cycling that you do not regularly commute in winter/have a short commute.

You will need to get lights for commuting, especially as winter approaches (assuming that you are in the Northern hemisphere). I have the Cygolite Expillion 350 and the PDW Danger Zone. I once read that a blinking rear light is good for being noticed but a solid light is good for driver depth perception, so my helmet has a red light in back that I keep solid in the evening/night. I will eventually get a second real rear light.

As for clothing - what is your climate going to look like this winter? I was commuting in upstate New York and wore generic winter running tights, wool socks, UA coldgear shirt, a down vest, gloves, and a thin scarf that went around my neck and over my head under my helmet. When I wore thick wool mittens over my gloves, I was toasty in that down to 14 F. I never got goggles/glasses, but they would have been nice when it sleeted.

I don't have any cycling specific wear. I re-purpose what I already have or buy things that will work for multiple activities.

I wash my bike (or at least rinse it off) after any ride where salt from the road was kicked up. Last winter I had a toothbrush and would gently scrub my derailleurs to get off the ice and would use a damp rag to wipe it down. Again, I was biking in upstate New York. I have since moved south and don't yet know what this winter will mean for biking. I'm assuming a lot less ice and a lot less salt.

u/Nickerdos · 2 pointsr/bicycling


This is hands down the best rear light out there. There are three or four modes of flashing types and you're able to increase or decrease the tempo of each.

The light is so bright that the red light is visible on the ground behind you.

It's also rechargeable.

They have a mini version too, and it's just as powerful.

u/SavingHawaii · 2 pointsr/bicycling


Little bit more expensive. Same tail light. Better front light. You need a $3 adapter for the plug on the German headlight because it has European plugs.

u/archeocyathan · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Does that light work with the Cateye rack mount?

If not, I use a Cygolite Hotshot with the Cygolite rack mount which works really well. The Cygolite is great bang for your buck.

u/Weyoun2 · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I just bought this Cygolite Metro 360 head light and this Cygolite Hotshot tail light a few days ago. They are well reviewed and seem blindingly bright when I look at them inside. Several different flash modes and are both USB rechargeable.

As for other products which can save your life, a cell phone and a credit/debit card will be useful if you're stranded somewhere. Wearing a Road ID will be helpful to emergency personnel if you're unable to communicate.

u/mr_negativity · 2 pointsr/bicycling


I have that one, it's really bright, has a bunch of different blinking patterns, and the battery seems to last quite a while.

u/Smaskifa · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

Disc racks can work on non-disc brake wheels. I use a Blackburn EX-1 Disc Rack on my bike. My bike does not have the eyelets by the wheel hub for pannier racks, but strangely it does have the eyelets on the seat stay for them. I found this rack works very well on my bike.

For USB rechargeable lights, I use a Cygolite Metro 500 and a Cygolite Hotshot. Both lights are easily removable so you can take them with you when you leave your bike locked up. There are cheaper versions of the Cygolite Metro which are also quite good (300, 360, 400), but not quite as bright. The Metro 300 is probably enough light for most people, and is what I used first. The only reason I switched is because my girlfriend's bike needed a better headlight, so I used that as an excuse to upgrade mine and give her my old one. Currently the 360 is cheaper than the 300 on Amazon, and is brighter. So there's no reason to get the 300 right now.

For multi tool, I like the Topeak Hexus II. Someone else on Reddit recommended it to me months ago and I'm quite satisfied.

For a full time commuter, I recommend some puncture resistant tires. I use Continental Gatorskins with Mr Tuffy liners inside them. Haven't had a single flat in several months now. Having a flat on your way to work would really suck, especially in crappy winter weather.

I use Ortlieb Front Rollers on my rear rack, as I was worried the Back Rollers would be large enough to cause heel strike. The Front Rollers are very nice. I love how easy they are to put on and take off, plus they're quite rugged and keep everything dry. The Front Rollers are just barely large enough for a 15" laptop, though I can't roll the top down well with it in there.

u/sew_butthurt · 2 pointsr/PressureCooking

Ahh, awesome! I've made that recipe once and it was indeed delicious. If you haven't tried the chicken thigh version, IMO it's better: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015/04/pressure-cooker-fast-and-easy-chicken-chile-verde-recipe.html

edit to add: Have you considered a smaller burner like one of these? https://www.amazon.com/Iwatani-Corporation-America-ZA-3HP-Portable/dp/B006H42TVG/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=portable+gas+cooktop&qid=1566313614&s=gateway&sr=8-3

u/grainzzz · 2 pointsr/Cooking

We have a portable butane stove we can put on the dinner table like this. (This is also really handy for picnics and cookouts...or if you like hot pot, or shabu shabu, or fondue...very handy to have around)

And then we have something like this or this to put on the stove. Personally, I'd go to a korean grocery, as they'll probably sell something like this at a cheaper price.

You probably can get away with using a small pan too.

I wouldn't buy bottled marinade. The sauce is really easy to make, and there are plenty of recipes online.

Edit: note also that if you're planning on doing this inside there's going to be a bit of smoke. You may have to open windows! The 'smokeless' pan above isn't as smokeless as one would like.

u/mthmchris · 2 pointsr/Cooking

Yeah while you don't need a jet engine to stir-fry, I do think gas is preferable to electric. People make do, but I personally just can't stand electric ranges.

This's the burner we use, more or less. It seems slightly different (perhaps even a bit stronger? When I converted our stove's KwH to BTUs I got something a shade over 9k but that one says its 12k), but it's the same company and the same model name.

If you opt for something a shade stronger like this one, 15k BTUs is like literally exactly what a Chinese home kitchen stove is. Smack a wok ring on that for a nice large round bottomed wok and you got basically an ideal set-up imo.

u/thedreday · 2 pointsr/AskCulinary

I would be concerned about what the torch is burning and what residues are landing on your steak. Someone mentioned using the torch to heat up the pan, then throw the steaks in. I like that better. Or better yet, buy a single gas burner. So you can use it outside to avoid the fire alarm then bring it in to finish on the oven.

u/keeptrackoftime · 2 pointsr/anime

Hope you like it! Sorry it's not more organized. If you're stir frying often, maybe consider getting one of these. Every Asian household has one and most Asian grocery stores sell them. They run on butane cans that are pretty cheap. Cooking on gas is next level even compared to induction. You can set a wok ring over it for some pretty serious stir fry capability for not that much money.

u/bitterdick · 2 pointsr/AskCulinary

Regulating the temperature on an electric burner element is tricky. If you want to experience the joy of gas cooking, try a butane burner like this.

I have a gas range, but I also have a single burner induction cooktop I use occasionally when I don't want to heat up the house or for overflow cooking, and that also actually does a pretty great job of controlling temperature. It does require either cast iron or tri-ply cookware though.

u/FireStarterBob · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

I have one and I love it. It is super hot, sometimes even simmer (the lowest setting on mine) is a little hotter than I want it.

The fuel is easy to find at asian shops and super cheap (~50c a can), while lasting 45min-1.5 hours depending on how high you have the heat

The one real negative I see is cooking in high wind. There is no protection for the flame, but even then I've never had the flame go out.

Here is a link to the model I have.

u/JoeJoeJoeJoeJoeJoe · 2 pointsr/NYCbike

I have THIS on my bike. It's obnoxiously bright at its highest setting, and it'll do you well on your night rides on the greenway. I'd see reflective street signs hundreds of yards away light up from this thing. Forget about steal-proof accessories; stuff that you leave on your bike is going to get stolen. I always take my lights with me. It's a bit of a hassle having to install them when I return to my bike (takes less than a minute though), but it's the only way not to get them stolen!

u/OldDickLemon · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I live in a neighborhood in central San Antonio too! I recently got this guy after my cheap academy set was not cutting it. It is amazing actually, slightly bulky as the battery is a second unit but its still easy to mount and I doubt you could find anything nearly as bright for the price.

u/DonOblivious · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Have you looked at the direct-from-china MagicShine clones? There are quite a few variants out there ranging from "500" to "2300" lumen for not a whole helluva lot of money.

I hear the amazon linked one works pretty well zip-tied to a helmet. Buying 2 (maybe one from a different seller) and mounting one with the wide angle lens on the bars would be a cost effective way to light up everything in front of you.

u/Central_Incisor · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

This one?

For really cold environments this set up can be nice because you can keep your battery warm under your coat. Living in MN It happens that the coldest part of the year is also the darkest and batteries die out as they get cold.

u/defacedlawngnome · 2 pointsr/bicycling

y'know i used to have this same attitude, but looking back after my wreck at night due to low visibility from too weak a light and slightly harsh weather conditions, i'd probably still be out riding my bike right now. i was leaving work with a fenix ld20 strapped to my helmet set on the highest output mode (180 lumens). normally that worked pretty well at night, but there was a slight drizzle which impaired my vision just enough that i couldn't see the upcoming pothole. i hit that pothole traveling around 20mph and was very lucky i didn't wreck. both tires popped immediately and my rear wheel was knocked about a centimeter out of true. fast forward about two months later, after getting my wheel trued and tensioned, i'm riding home at night this time just around the block from my house. i'm carving back and forth in my lane and all of a sudden the bike fish-tails and i'm sent flying off into the oncoming lane and my bike slides down the road. very lucky there wasn't any traffic. i did not hit a pothole this time, but instead attribute this wheel failure to the previous wreck which weakened the wheel. i get up, brush myself off and inspect the damage. sure enough, the rear wheel tacoed, no broken spokes but several loose, and i have to walk home. i strongly feel that if i had invested in a better light prior to hitting that pothole, even if it were the 1000 lumen $40 light on amazon, i'd probably still be riding.

by the way, i did invest in that light on amazon, and it is killer. i was using it the night my wheel tacoed but there was obviously nothing that light could do to save me or the bike in that circumstance.

what i'm getting at is get yourself a damn bright light whether it's $40 or $200 as it may just save you from a ton of trouble down the road and quite possibly a hospital bill. these lights are designed to see and be seen, and damnit, that $40 light gets you seen by cars as well as lighting up the road all around you for a good distance.


edit: this post isn't directed just to you, but to everyone that rides a bike but doesn't feel the need to invest in a more expensive light that does more than just getting you noticed by cars. you never know when you may end up on a dark road. be prepared. expect the unexpected.

u/bikie · 2 pointsr/bicycling

This and this.

u/metaltrilogy · 2 pointsr/cycling

I usually run x2 of these, cheap and very bright, with a wide angle diffuser on one.

u/doodoo_gumdrop · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

I am looking at some budget pads like the Trail Scout or the Klymit V Lightweight. Sounds like the consensus so far is manual. Might wait until I can afford a better manual one.

u/rouselle · 2 pointsr/backpacking

Yes they are off my list because I ended up purchasing them. The pad was the [Klymit Static V](Klymit Static V Lightweight Sleeping Pad, Green/Char Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007RFG0NM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kesFxbNDWCCR4) and the bag was the [Teton Trailhead 20](TETON Sports TrailHead 20F Ultralight Sleeping Bag, Orange/Grey https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JTLKCC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_dgsFxbG1YRZ7S). I wasn't feeling the quality of the Teton bag so I ended up returning that. Never used it on the trail but laying in my bed with it I didn't like the feel of the fabric. That's one thing that I'm going to put more money into. As for the pad though it's awesome. Took my sickly lungs about 20 breaths to blow up but it works well. It definitely doesn't need to be pumped up as tight as an air bed. Good quality item there that o would buy again.

u/M_Mitchell · 2 pointsr/MTB

I have the Lynx 2 person tent and like it.

The Lynx 1 person also looks like a fantastic option.

Only thing I don't like is their performance in the wind. If the wind hits the sides it'll blow into you a little but if you are not in a field you should be more than fine.

Are you trying to put your bike into it too? I just ran a chain around a tree and through the bike and then ran one of the tents supports through and made it supported by the bike so noone could remove it while I was sleeping.

Here is something that kinda includes your bike but it's not going to shield your bike if that's what you want.

My personal recommendation is to go with one of the lynxs and then use the rest of your budget for a decent flashlight/lantern, and a sleeping pad.

This is my sleeping pad and while nice, I would recommend getting something a little bigger because I would roll on the edges pretty frequently.

u/darthjenni · 2 pointsr/camping

I am old and fat, I like a lot of squish, and most of the time we are camping in the desert.

We have the old version of the Neo Air. It is good for car camping and backpacking. Coupler kit

We also have an old Dreamtime for car camping that has served us well over the years. It has a built in coupler.

This year we upgraded to Exped MegaMat 10 LXW. It is well worth the money. We camp 2+ months out of the year. And this mat should last 7+ years. So for us it is a good investment.

The guys over in /r/CampingGear would get mad if I didn't mention the Klymit Static V. It is dirt cheep compared to everything I have recommended. And they make a Double V

The best thing you can do is go to a store and try them out.

One more thought, if you are car camping you don't need sleeping bags. A set of flannel sheets and a cheep comforter will keep you just as warm.

u/J0BlN · 2 pointsr/Coachella

I don’t think you’re taking enough Benadryl is the problem (nsfw)

Real answer: I use this one and it’s treated my back well. Good for back and side sleepers.

u/parametrek · 2 pointsr/preppers

I've been very impressed with Fox40 whistles. They are used by referees and are amazing at getting attention.

You don't necessarily need a license for the radios. FRS or CB for example. Besides if only you have a license and radio then how can you talk with the rest of your family?

> And do you have any recommendations on those sleeping pads?

Tons ^_^ I've been making a database of sleeping pads for fun.

The least expensive compact pads that people seem to like are made by Outdoorsman Labs. This is their most compact. Though for a few dollars more there is the namebrand Klymic Static V. These are both 0.9 liters packed.

The best deal that I know of at the moment is the $30 Eureka Singlis ST. Normally $50. It is a little heavier and bulkier (1.2 liters) but is notable for having a built in pump.

edit: Forgot to mention that Klymit has an ebay store where they sell their refurbished units. The Static V is $40 there.

u/any-major-dude · 2 pointsr/bicycletouring

I use the Klymit Static V

While I can't compare it directly to any of the other options here, it packs up very small and is not too expensive. It also has very solid Amazon reviews.

u/Sn0wland · 2 pointsr/bikepacking
u/xucchini · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Model 3 does not have native camper mode as of 2018.42.2 which is what I currently have installed. Also, I went camping when I still had version 8.


The HVAC if turned on via phone or API at that time would only run for 30 mins before shutting off. The overheat protection wasn't implemented yet. So I had TeslaFi send a wake up HVAC command every 30 minutes throughout the night which kept it on all night.


I am about 6ft tall and found it comfortable space wise. Temp/humidity wise it was perfect with the HVAC enabled.

I used one of these in the back seat foot well to sort of extend the surface as I like to sleep on my side with one arm extended out beyond my head:


I used this as a sleeping pad. It was very comfortable, but it did slide around due to being kind of slippery. One night I woke up with the lower half of my body off the pad.



One thing that sucked for me is that with v8 I couldn't control the entertainment system with the app from the back of the car. But now you can! :)


Referral code for TeslaFi is "ZJ" without the quotes.




u/GeronimoRay · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

This is the best sleeping pad I've ever come across: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007RFG0NM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Feels like I'm sleeping on air.

u/xsforis · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

I'm in North Central Florida and don't find it too warm. They make one that is not insulated if you are worried about it being too warm. http://amzn.com/B007RFG0NM

u/ghtuy · 2 pointsr/longboarding

It's 44, here. It does DH alright, and I can slide fine, but I want to get a dedicated board, and keep that one for cruising and dancing.

u/pmackles · 2 pointsr/bjj

Same broseph. I roll around town on a longboard for sanity.

u/GrryTehSnail · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Quest Super Cruiser Artisan Bamboo Longboard Skateboard, 44" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008EZNY4W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_vL3DzbJ9DEJMA

They even raised the price on this piece of shit. It was $50.00 two years ago

u/Y0ungPup · 2 pointsr/streetwear

I think it kind of looks like Billionaire Boys Club collabed with Curious George :P

Jeans are hard to see, but they're denim joggers from Boohoo, but I cut off the elastic on the bottom

Shoes are Vans Authentic.

Skateboard is [this] (https://www.amazon.com/Quest-Cruiser-Artisan-Longboard-Skateboard/dp/B008EZNY4W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479424671&sr=8-1&keywords=quest+longboard)

I didn't plan on doing a post about the hoodie today, but I was testing a mic I bought, and thought why not.

EDIT: Any reason why you're downvoting the post? Are you unable to watch the video? Do you not like the hoodie? Do you not like that I didn't show the entire hoodie?

u/BATMANisMyBro · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Hey Guys so I'm completely new to longboarding, and I am excited to try it out, I had a few questions on which board I should get. Amazon has a 44 inch Quest Super Cruiser that I'm thinking about getting, but I read some of these comments and some of you guys recommend getting something smaller. So should I get a 44 inch or 34 inch?
(Here's the board I'm thinking of getting, http://www.amazon.com/Quest-Cruiser-Artisan-Longboard-Skateboard/dp/B008EZNY4W/ref=sr_1_1?s=action-sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1425448111&sr=1-1&keywords=longboard)

Thanks for all your help

u/kensdiscounteggs · 2 pointsr/Omaha

I'm selling this longboard. I've only been on it a few times and came to the realization that its not meant to be. This means it does have some very minor scuffs. Not sure about price but I'm definitely open to offers.

u/Richmoneybucks · 2 pointsr/longboarding

I'm new here, and I was checking out the wiki. Does anybody have the images from "Hi kids, I'm a deck!"? The photobucket images that the wiki links to are broken. Thanks!

EDIT: I'm looking at this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008EZNY4W/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499181683&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=quest+44+longboard&dpPl=1&dpID=414JEqVb6ML&ref=plSrch
As my first board. The wiki says Quest is a brand to avoid, but it also doesn't give any reason. I've read reviews online that say this is a good board, am I being duped?

u/gitterwibbit · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Thanks for your input, but I'm really not looking to learn all of this stuff. I really just want to get a decent board online or somethin', fully setup, and be done. Sorry if I sound ignorant, but I just wanna get somethin' good and be done.

I'm thinking of picking up one out of these:




Which would ya say is the best in terms of durability, stability, and handling. I'm really looking for something that can make swift turns, pick up speed, and be stable.

Sorry that I'm incredibly uninformed on how all this works. But I really just wanna pick up a solid, decent board that can do those things.

Also, my neighborhood has some rocky, bad roads, sometimes. Sometimes its solid, sometimes its jagged. Which one of those boards above can keep up with it while still being stable?

If those can't do the job, could you link something that could thats >100$?

u/HunterCatato · 2 pointsr/longboarding

I recently learned how to skateboard on a Walmart Skateboard, and I really liked it. So I decided to get
this boi: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008EZNY4W/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1527350683&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=longboard&dpPl=1&dpID=41V2QTKQX4L&ref=plSrch&th=1&psc=1

I live at the end of a culdesac on a hill (not too steep) and I want to get into Downhill Longboarding. How do I do that? Any advise is needed

u/ChefShimi · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I wear these pretty much exclusively. They might be a little thick, but they don't get too hot.

A lot of people also suggest smartwool or the costco brand wool socks.

u/einstein2001 · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

I just picked these Kirkland trail socks for a decent price. I've been wearing them with my work boots and they are very comfortable.

I hear Darn Tough makes some great socks with a lifetime guarantee. People socks are another option for thick boot socks.

u/Deuxstar · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

DTS has the return policy to make them awesome and they're definitely comfortable, but they're a bit pricey for me. I just found it silly to send back a pair of socks after I've worn holes in them with my caveman feet.

My most recent purchase was people socks and I've loved them. Three seasons with them and I am on my original 8 pair. They're definitely durable and a bit more reasonable on the wallet. I've hiked, worked and lounged in them and they still feel great.


71% merino wool

u/senator_mendoza · 2 pointsr/AskMen

specifically i'd recommend - this underwear, and these socks

life's so much better with awesome socks and underwear

u/Queef_Sludge · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

I do thermal pants and top (found some cheap at a REI outlet sale).

Wool socks

tshirt and shorts.

If it's below 35 I'll add a windproof riding vest because it keeps my pits open (rei sale).

The head is important. Balaclavas are great for coverage. I really like a scar for versatility and I combo it with Ear Bags. A ridiculous name but they fit perfect in between helmet straps.

u/NovaKnights · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I might also recommend People Socks on Amazon as an alternative. They're consistently $24-26 for a 4-pack and they feel great!

u/PresidentSnow · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/glswindle · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I buy the brand people socks on amazon. 4 pair packs for like $28. I’ve been progressively replacing them when they wear out, and I love them. I wear them year round as well. Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009Y9QCCS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_r9RSAbZF9512W

u/johnny150 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Just got a 4 pack of these. They were just like 17.99 and they're very warm so far.

u/telpnar · 2 pointsr/bicycletouring

Can’t help with sleeping bag but just picked up this tent and really like it.


Also that’s such a fun trail ! Make sure to bring a front light for the pawpaw tunnel.

u/smashwell · 2 pointsr/Dualsport

ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1

Overall pretty happy with the tent. Sometimes I wish I got the two person version but then I see how much smaller it packs compared to my friends' two person tents and I'm reminded why I got this one.

u/Middle_Eats · 2 pointsr/camping

Keep it simple at first. Find an easy loop (less than 10 miles so you don’t have to plan for water) near you. Alltrails is a good app that will help you start doing that.

There’s no need to start with car camping unless you already have the gear for that. Part of the fun of backpacking is gradually figuring out what gear you do and don’t need, what to bring, and what to leave behind. So release yourself to that journey. There is a joy in the ignorance of starting a new hobby.

That being said, your “big four” items are going to be a sleeping bag, tent, sleeping pad, and cooking system. For a cooking system, I would say an MSR Pocket rocket is absolutely the best go-to. That, plus fuel, and a lighter will be enough for you to get dehydrated meals made. I like to bring a measuring cup if I’m using dehydrated meals. That little bit of precision is really worth it.

To start fires at your campsite, you can put cotton balls in a plastic bag and soak them in isopropyl alcohol. Lint from your dryer also helps to start campfires.

Not sure what your budget is on gearing up, but absolutely avoid Walmart/Coleman brand stuff. Speaking from experience on that point.

You can find affordable, entry level stuff on amazon. A good starter tent for one person is here:

ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BMKD1DU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_UG5QBb04ZP4E1

High quality sleeping bags that are warm and lightweight are going to be pricey, but you can find some inexpensive ones on amazon that will get the job done.

I really like the Big Agnes sleeping pad. Been using that for a while now. Also, Osprey backpacks are very much worth the price tag.

u/eyesontheskydotcom · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

I don't have this Alps Mountaineering 1P tent, but I looked at it pretty closely while researching others. Should serve your needs pretty well and fits your budget. Keep in mind you need some air movement to avoid condensation, as u/makederr mentioned.

u/BigJewFingers · 2 pointsr/bicycletouring

The REI backpacking bundle is too heavy for a single person. You can do better for about the same price:

This tent is only $100 and almost 2lbs lighter than the one in the REI bundle: https://www.amazon.com/ALPS-Mountaineering-Lynx-1-Person-Tent/dp/B00BMKD1DU/

The Kelty Cosmic 20 is lighter and warmer than the REI bag and can be had for $120: https://www.backcountry.com/kelty-cosmic-sleeping-bag-20-degree-down

Klymit Sleeping pads are great for the price. Their insulated one is lighter than the REI bundle one and can be had for ~$80:


u/fruntbuttt · 2 pointsr/backpacking

I hike the mountains in MT multiple times a month. Mostly day hikes but I also do 1-5 day trips whenever possible. I prefer the cold so my gear is oriented to that. I won’t give full descriptions but I’ll link you what I use very comfortably. You can check the items out up/downgrade as needed. At least you’ll have an idea of what can work.

Also, the bulk of my gear money is spent on comfort clothing, not the main items I list below. All wool. Head to toe. Can score nice wool at the good will/thrift store sometimes. Good luck!

Tent – 110.00 got mine on sale for 75.00 so look for deals

sleeping bag – ICW 84.95. I’m certain I paid less so shop around

backpack – Tenzig 2220. 149.95. Most comfortable pack I’ve owned. Currently year 2 of using it. I think I paid 200 so this might be a good deal

Boots – for day hike I use Field Blazer – 100ish bucks for above 0, and Woody Elite – 200ish bucks for below 0.

For multi day trips with no snow I use Ventilator – About 100ish bucks. They have low and mid. I own both but prefer the low.

My kit is always evolving but these are some things I always carry no matter what -

--My knife + ferrocerium rod. (I put hundreds of dollars into my knives - but you can carry a mora for 10.00)

--A lifestraw. (10 bucks?)

--My own medkit (pieced together based on needs over the years) (10-25ish bucks?)

--Extra socks. (Good wool socks - 6-15 bucks)

--Day hike - plastic military canteen. (buck or two at thrift) Multi day - Stainless steel cup/bottle system (40-80+ bucks, or can go aluminum for short term and half the price)

--Paracord + tarp. (15 bucks or less for both and in good weather + fire the tent isn't even necessary with these. If the bears are out I always use a tent though)

--Pocket fishing kit I made with extra fishing line. (5 bucks)

What's in my pocket - Bic lighter, phone, compass, chapstick, whistle, hand warmer packx3, instant coffee.

This is for me, solo hiking in the mountains. I often carry much more depending on what i'm out to do, but these are items that in my experience will never leave my pack. I also always carry my Alaskan.

u/who_killed_my_fish · 2 pointsr/motocamping

Get a cheap Sawyer water filter. I usually only take a 32oz bottle of water with me and take my mini water filter. You can get one for $20 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-Water-Filtration-System/dp/B00FHRADQ2

I have a few of these. I keep one in my car, one in my motorcycle saddlebags, one in my hiking backpack. It's always the first thing I check for when packing my gear.

There's a bunch of different ways to use it, you can even use it as a straw and drink from a puddle in a muddy pothole in a dirt road. But mostly I fill the bag full of water from a stream and squeeze it out of the filter into my regular water bottle.

u/aerosol999 · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Highly recommend the Sawyer Mini. It might not be the most efficient but it's crazy lightweight and get's the job done.

u/climbing-kevin · 2 pointsr/preppers

Based off my many years of backpacking, 70 pounds is way too heavy. Honestly, I would seriously try doing a 20 mile 2 day 1 night backpacking trip with that setup (replace the guns and ammo with water that weighs as much and you cant touch if you are backpacking in gun restricted areas). However, I'm 90% sure you will find that you're ditching your stuff left and right. Even when I am backpacking and sleeping out in 5 degree weather, my pack weight is only 25 pounds at max. I would look at the r/ultralight to learn what you really need.
Ways to lighten up your pack load:

-titanium pot

-alcohol stove instead of the butane/propane stoves (http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/starlyte-burner-with-lid.php)

-use a sawer mini (only $20 at 2 oz and filters 100,000 gallons) instead of a pump filter https://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-Water-Filtration-System/dp/B00FHRADQ2)

-Switch to a cuben fiber tarp and try tarp camping (https://www.hyperlitemountaingear.com/flat-tarp.html)
-if bugs are an issue you can get a net tent insert with the tarp http://www.yamamountaingear.com/bug-shelter-2p/)

-ditch the nalgene water bottle/stainless steel kleen canteen (you already have the titanium pot that weighs less, just use a platypus soft water bottle, they weigh less/can be rolled up for storage/can hold boiling water so you can put that in your sleeping back to stay warmer at night) (https://www.rei.com/product/849826/platypus-softbottle-water-bottle-34-fl-oz)

-switch to a hydrophobic treated down sleeping bag instead of a synthetic bag (https://www.rei.com/product/895819/marmot-hydrogen-down-sleeping-bag?cm_mmc=aff_AL-_-34947-_-46631-_-NA&avad=46631_cdb0d0a3&CA_6C15C=120217890002095893)

-Ditch the wilderness gps. Put your phone on airplane mode, turn on the gps, and use the app gaia gps. (https://www.gaiagps.com/)

u/tstokes_ · 2 pointsr/backpacking

If you can stay away from iodine tablets in the long run, especially for a 3 month trip, try to do so. Iodine tablets are okay to use for short periods of time, but can be extremely unhealthy and damaging to your kidneys and liver if used for too long. I would recommend the Sawyer Mini Water Filter. Sounds like an awesome trip though!

u/my-spatula-is-huge · 2 pointsr/EDC

the sawyer mini is so much better than the life straw and it's less money. The sawyer is smaller, filters 10x smaller particulates, and has a lifetime much longer than the lifestraw (100,000 gallons).

u/chinaman223 · 2 pointsr/preppers

if it's an urban area (i'm assuming because you said apartment its a city/town) your going to need to leave. and local streams won't be safe whatsoever possibly even after boiling if sewage systems are no longer functioning. not to mention the types of people you could find in control of a water source. best to leave to crown land and find a pond/stream. also lifestraws great but the sawyer http://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-Water-Filtration-System/dp/B00FHRADQ2 is my go to. i use both and one huge drawback i've found on the lifestraw is in the winter you can't get all the water out after use and the ice REALLY degrades the filter

u/cmonster_75 · 2 pointsr/MTB

If I'm going to be near water on a really long ride or hike, I'll throw my Sawyer Mini in my pack. Cheap, light, and you can fill a Camelbak through the drink tube by taking off the bite valve.


u/SoldierOnce · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking
u/bostonwhaler · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Stepped up the game this past June in my buddy's boat...

50gal fresh water tank, but it's cold, and the wet bath is mostly for storage.

Fill a blue 5gal Lowe's bucket with water and it's hot tub temp by noon in the sun. Bought a rechargeable nozzle for $35 and it was a game changer.

Ivation Portable Outdoor Shower, Battery Powered - Compact Handheld Rechargeable Camping Showerhead - Pumps Water from Bucket Into Steady, Gentle Shower Stream https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IFHFJXI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_IFvjDbN0A5VRN

u/Serial_Buttdialer · 2 pointsr/dogs

Handheld portable shower

Ends 13 hours from now. Was $40, now $28.

Wahl nail grinder &
Scruffs bed

Both start at 7:30pm UK time, an hour from now.

u/MulletWhip · 2 pointsr/surfing

I recently bought one of these portable showers, and i fill up a soft sided ice chest with warm water. The water seems to stay fairly warm when I get back to my truck after dawn patrol sessions

u/AbsolutelyPink · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Agreed. Those propane units are awesome.

You could also use a camp shower bag. Hang outside during the day to warm. Now, those aren't going to be very long showers, but enough to get a person clean. I suspect you'd need a bag per person.

Another option is this added to this. Again, it's going to be a short shower, but it will work.

u/BLUMPKINFORCE · 2 pointsr/surfing

I have an electric one that plugs into my ac adapter or can use batteries similar to this: ($39) https://www.amazon.com/Ivation-Portable-Outdoor-Battery-Powered/dp/B00IFHFJXI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495650013&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=portable+shower&psc=1

I bought one of those big blue camping jugs and I fill it once every couple weeks. Works great for rinsing off my kids after a day at the beach too. I leave it in my car all the time and it's like a hot water shower.

u/dr_mrs_the_monarch__ · 2 pointsr/vandwellers


/+ a bucket + a shower curtain to direct water back into the bucket is a very simple DIY recirculating shower. I'm planning on using upgraded versions of those parts in my more permanent build. All the other recirculating showers I've seen seem wildly overcomplicated

u/cospaceman · 2 pointsr/FireflyFestival

I think I may be in the minority on this, but the shower bag never really did it for me. I brought one like this and it was really lack luster. Im 6 feet tall and after hanging the bag, the nozzle was below my waist. That would have been fine, if not for the fact that the shower head just barely dripped, Placing the bag on the roof of the car got the water nice and hot within an hour or two. But if you want to get clean I might go with one of these with some kind of wash basin, or a kiddie pool and a bucket work really well for a quick cleanup

u/tomstaplez · 2 pointsr/preppers

The best way I have come up with to heat water for a shower is warming water on a portable induction cooktop, then drop in a battery powered shower head Any ideas out there to heat water when wood campfire is not available? Without propane. Thanks!

u/dan820 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I just ordered this for myself. I'm betting it'll work out for you too.

u/mclendenin · 1 pointr/crossfit


This stuff makes your hands practically magnetic to the bar. Can't blame your grip anymore on tough lifts. Love it.

u/ketovin · 1 pointr/orangecounty

About chalk, get this : http://www.amazon.com/Metolius-Ball-Non-Marking-Chalk-Substitute/dp/B000212TGA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323424041&sr=8-1

It's basically invisible chalk and does not leave a mess. I've been using it and it's amazing.

u/LyleGately · 1 pointr/Fitness

> I've never actually gotten to the point where I simply couldn't lift it.

There's your problem. Your body is mechanically strong for the deadlift movement. You'll surprise yourself. For me, a failed deadlift never even gets off the floor so there's no harm in trying.

I'm 6'0" 170 pounds and pulled 295 for 2 last week and 285 for 5 the week before. Just keep upping the weight.

I mean if you have incredibly long (for your height) legs or short (for your height) arms that'll hurt your numbers, but I think at 265 you're well below the point where you'd notice it. A 'perfectly' proportioned person will have their pubic bone be at half their height and their wingspan approximately equal to their height.

Last edit: Alternate grip will help a ton. Do it on your highest weight set. Also, chalk. I use this stuff which I put on in the lockerroom and no one notices out on the gym floor. Doesn't leave a residue on the bar or the floor.

u/Erisiah · 1 pointr/Fitness

They make some chalk balls with clear powder if you're worried about making a mess. I use one and it works very well.

u/Victoignis · 1 pointr/Fitness

ecoball - chalk substitute. Doesn't get as messy as chalk and heard it's better than liquid chalk (I personally never used liquid chalk before). In fact, its pretty clean imo (I keep mine in a ziplock bag). Picked it up because the gym I use to go to didn't allow chalk. Cheap and each ball lasts me a really long time.

u/BunchaFukinElephants · 1 pointr/Fitness

If you're benching your own bodyweight 3 times for 5 sets, that really isn't terrible. According to this 5/3/1 strength standard that would be in the 'intermediate' range.

For the deadlift I'd recommend alternate grips, like this, and if that doesn't cut it I've been using these with some success. (most gyms don't allow chalk, but the ball doesn't leave any marks on the bar, so it should be ok).

u/loopy212 · 1 pointr/Fitness
  1. My gym doesn't allow chalk and I use an eco-ball. It's not completely mess free, but I've never gotten in any trouble for it. Here is something from SL about dead lift grip strength increase. Frankly, you really just need to build grip strength; 185 is very low to fail grip.

  2. Possibly, but as a beginner you should really just focus on strength and let worry about moving to an intermediate routine later.

  3. "Feeling it" isn't necessarily a good measure of whether something is working or not. It's possible your chest is overdeveloped relative to the other muscles used in the lift. I would never cut bench unless you physically could not complete the lift.
u/maineac · 1 pointr/Fitness
u/booger_nose · 1 pointr/poledancing

I think it's important to remember that pole dancing is a sport that is different for everyone. There isn't really a strong "standard" at this point. So don't bother comparing yourself to others. Listen to your body, watch yourself and try to improve in ways that work for you. One thing that helped me improve was recording myself doing a trick, immediately watching the recording, and then trying whatever improvements I decided based on the recording. Maybe give that a try!

It's possible you could benefit from a better grip aid. If sweaty hands is your problem, I recommend a chalk. This is the one I use and it's great! The I-tac grip aids are great if you need more grip, but don't sweat. If you sweat with it on, it will actually make you slip more than if you hadn't used it at all.

Also keep in mind that everyone has to start somewhere. I had NO IDEA what I was doing when I started and starting was really the hardest part. Especially when you first start letting go of fear. It took me awhile to invert properly, because I was afraid. Getting over that fear is difficult but once you do it, you'll be open to a world of awesomeness!

u/ThrustVectoring · 1 pointr/Fitness

Wait, what? I found some prime-eligible chalk on Amazon.

Found it! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000212TGA

$5.25 and prime-eligible.

u/ihateeskimos3 · 1 pointr/RioGrandeValley

Thanks for the info buddy, I guess Ill give FF a shot.

I hate those hexagon shape plates makes the bar roll more than the round ones. I only use chalk on my heavy (275+) sets, it not even chalk its a chalk alternative so im sure that wont be a problem.

u/okuli · 1 pointr/ukraina
u/djonesx · 1 pointr/glastonbury_festival

I can't recommend these enough for those early morning urges that wake you up and you can't face leaving your tent and staggering around in the dark trying to find the toilets...

Travel John Unisex Disposable Urinal Pack of 6 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000NV878S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_fv.gDbCN31TGE

They may seem grim, but they are silent, absorb all smell, and instantly turn your wee into a gel so you could turn the pouch upside down with no leakage. Chuck them in your rubbish bag when done.

Each Glasto a new friend in the group thinks it's a weird and disgusting concept, but inevitably come begging for a pouch or two when they get desperate!

They work great for male and females. Haven't had the need to test it's vomit absorbing capabilities yet thankfully!

u/j00ann0ym3 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals
u/ShoRoe · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I live and drive in the Midwest. I put a telescoping shovel in my trunk at the first snow. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002SIR91A/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1415298971&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40
I always keep these within reach:
Bathrooms are not always available and puke just happens.

u/internet_observer · 1 pointr/redneckengineering

People in the wilderness. Rock climbers, rafters, kayakers, canyoneers, etc. Enough people that it's a a full section of the NRS webpage including seats and bags specifically for shitting in 5 gallon buckets. For rafter it is also common to use a Rocket Box. Bags for peeing in also exist but you don't have to use those most places.

u/darthbat · 1 pointr/AskDocs


I actually think this would be better for you, since it provides more information on how it works and has reviews you can draw from.

But in regards to your back pain, that may or may not be connected to your urinary problem so ask your doctor if there might be any correlation. Since one poster said in the other post that it may be due to a pinched nerve, they may possibly be connected. I think finding a neurologist is a good idea along with using a product like the one described above so you don't have to worry about your conditon.

u/Red9inch · 1 pointr/MultipleSclerosis

You may want to stock up... travel john

u/hellothereoldfriend · 1 pointr/Coachella

here's the product on amazon, there's a video icon along the left hand side where the photos are.

basically its a small bag (starts small, then you unroll it) with a rim that you pee into, and magically your pee turns into gel and doesn't smell. works multiple times until it's full. no joke, depending on where your campsite is compared to the porta potties, these could be useful.


u/zair33ka · 1 pointr/bicycling

I am wrong and you are right, but the market is still dominated primarily by two types: SPD and SPD-SL. OP, I still recommend you do your own google research and LBS research because everyone has different preferences on pedals and cleats. I ride SPD on my road bikes, yet these are considered mountain bike pedals. Talk to someone at your LBS. As far as cost (and the reason I ride SPD), these are some of the most affordable/cost effective pedals on the market. If you are new to clipping in, you can get nice mountain bike style shoes that will allow you to walk around comfortably also. Also, I apologize, I didn't intend to sound condescending, but I do think a google search will give you more info faster than reddit.

u/joshrice · 1 pointr/cyclocross

Whatever shoes you get make sure they either have or can take toe spikes. They make running up a muddy hill so much easier!

I've used Shimano PD-M520 spd pedals for three years now, with no complaints. Even if you miss a clip in, or if it's clogged and you can't, there's enough of a pedal there you can still lay some power down.

For shoes, last summer I got Shimano's M162 shoe. It's been pretty good, except for some cosmetic stuff. They have removable toe spikes so if the race isn't muddy, or doesn't have a super steep run up, you can still run pretty good in them.

u/badfishnow · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

I switched to clipless about a month and a half ago.



The pedals came with the correct cleats.

u/TamaleJohnson · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

I'm currently using these Talon Fly II's with SPD-M520's. The pedals are great but the shoes do have quite a bit of flex, I also made the mistake of getting them a tad larger than I normally wear.

Yeah I'm on the hunt for a new frame right now, I'm hoping someone will buy mine with the carbon fork for $350. At that point I have $600 to drop on a frameset, but this frame might not sell.

u/mountainunicycler · 1 pointr/cycling

I've got a TCR Advanced too!

Here's what I use on both my mountain and road bikes:


And my shoes:

A little lower priced than most suggestions here.

It's worked perfectly, but I would stay away from the less expensive SPD pedals not made by shimano, they don't feel nearly as good.

u/ThreeDigitIQ · 1 pointr/MTB

Shimano PD-M520L MTB SPD Pedals with Cleats https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WYAENC/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_tZRNub0A6ZMNZ

On sale for $36

4.5 stars 400+ reviews.

u/fap__fap__fap · 1 pointr/bicycling

Bike originally retailed for $1,129.99 source

He does say that the shifters need replaced, which is going to run you about $40-$50 for the parts, if you can install it yourself.

I'm a fan of the pedals on the bike, although they aren't that expensive to pick up, about $40. If he isn't selling cleats with the bike, and you don't have cleats, they are going to cost you about $16. I can't tell what kind of bike computer is on there, but low end bike computers can be had for $10-$20, so they usually don't drive up the bike price.

It is nice that it was overhauled recently, but the items listed sound like the bike has not been used gingerly, however that is the norm for mountain bikes. The bike seems reasonably priced, but if you are looking to talk him down I would quote the "scratches and stuff", shifter replacement, possible lack of cleats, and the fact that the drivetrain is previous generation 9 speed, not 10 speed. From the unwillingness to ship and the overall state of the bike, especially the lack of cleaning prior to picture taking, I would bet that the seller is largely trying to get rid of it, as he quoted, "I am buying a new bike & do not have room for a lot of bikes".

My personal strategy, were I negotiating on this bike, would be to cite the problems with the bike, give a lowball offer at $300, and be happy if you were able to scoop it up for $350, though $400 does not seem unreasonable considering the equipment.

Overall I have found that X-7 and X-9 perform well, and personally do not mind running 9 speed kit in my mountain bikes. I have had a lot of success picking up older bikes on craigslist / ebay, and the huge cost savings far outweighs the fact that your bike isn't as shiny.

u/itbai · 1 pointr/bicycling

Funny enough... the pedals I have on there are SPD pedals that came on the bike I previously purchased. They're similar to THESE, which I found on Amazon.

The pedals I will be putting on soon though, are THESE, of which I am a massive fan. They've got SPD clips on one side and a platform on the other side, which means I can clip in when I am using cycling shoes, but can also just hop on with sneaker or any flat soled shoe that I could be wearing. Great for commuting if you don't have room in your bag to switch shoes!

u/Evolyst · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

At that price you may as well get these which are more likely to hold up


u/Neandarthal · 1 pointr/bicycling

I went clipless rather recently (yesterday). Go to your LBS, get an accurate shoe size and pick em up online cuz you have more choice and reviews. Good ones come at around 70-100. I bought these guys for 90 bucks and shimano m520's for 30 bucks. Good stuff. Just love them.

u/norapeformethankyou · 1 pointr/bicycling

So, if I buy them from here what would I do about shoes? Would any biking shoe work and I just pop in the cleats, or do I have to get a certain type?

Thanks for the tip, seems like they have a good rating everywhere.

u/thewolfwalker · 1 pointr/bicycling

You can possibly get them from Amazon for much cheaper than retail. I got my pedals + clips for around $32 (Shimano SPDs). You can get non name brands for cheaper. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WYAENC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

My shoes were from the Amazon warehouse, and I paid $40 for them. Someone had bought them, tried them on and they didn't fit well, and did the free return thing. They were in their original box with tags and everything. Pearl Izumi X-Alp Seeks, retailed at my REI for $110ish. Shop around!

u/norcon · 1 pointr/bicycling

SPD/Speedplay, theyre all very good, but if you want to wear regular sneakers and look normal walking around, i would suggest the following:

The SPD cleat hides in the soles, so you can walk around flat footed without the clack clack clack of normal cycling shoes.


I say this because you have a langster, if you have a traditional road bike and do 80-100 miles or more on a single ride, i would say go with the speedplays, theyre a solid system and so simple, you don't have to think much after you set them up.

u/explodeder · 1 pointr/CyclePDX

It all really depends on what level of comfort you want/need. Like any type of outdoor gear, you can spend stupid amounts of money. This one seems really well reviewed and is very inexpensive. Plus it's lighter than even the lightest, most expensive tents.

It wouldn't work for winter camping, but you could buy some netting and something like this and have a really nice set-up for less than $100. Heck, even a tarp and rope could make a serviceable rain fly. It might not pack up really small for the bike, but it's better than nothing.

u/WiseGuy1020 · 1 pointr/Hammocks

Well if you think $19.99 is pretty expensive than I don't think I'm going to be of much help.


u/Darkersun · 1 pointr/zombies

Damn, good find. The pry bar and hammer seem like they could come in use.

Edit: So with the extra 20 bucks, maybe a travel hammock and rope to string up into trees?


u/holganaut · 1 pointr/backpacking

I can't speak for this particular tent but I have spent my fair share of time in cheap tents... Here is all I can say...

You get what you pay for. A cheap tent will be too hot, or too cold. A cheap tent will leak. A cheap tent will tear. A cheap tent will not hold up....

If you plan on doing this 3 day trip and that is it, I would say go for it. If you don't mind a little discomfort, just get the cheap tent. If you plan on camping/backpacking a few times a year, bite the bullet and get a nicer tent. Budget camping can be tough, but you have a few alternative solutions...

Hammocks: Camping hammocks seem to have grown in popularity over the past few years. They are excellent in warm weather. Hammocks will feel very cold very quickly if the temperatures drop. There is no insulation beneath you without adding it yourself. They can be a little bit cheaper than tents, but they can get pricey quick if you get the tarp, bug net, blankets, pillows, etc... Eno is the most popular brand, but consider cheaper alternatives such as Grand Trunk.. I have this particular hammock and it has served me well.

REI outlet (or other online stores): The REI website has a portion dedicated to gear that is last years model and simply needs to be sold. I have seen $300 tents drop as low as $150. Keep an eye out for a great deal on new gear!

REI Scratch and Dent Sale: From time to time, REI will do a giant sale on gear that has been returned. While some gear may actually have a defect, the generous return policy of REI allows customers to abuse the company. It is said that some customers think that REI stands for "Rent-Every-Item." During these sales, items will drop in price anywhere from 30-70 percent off retail value. Consider an REI membership and participate in sales.

Roughing it: I am not sure about the campsites you will visit or the weather you are to expect. If it is warm and dry, a quilt on the ground, a pillow, and a light blanket can suffice... Once again, this is very conditional and not advised in adverse weather or climates....

u/ajschuit · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This would be really cool. It's green and it would get me out in nature, so it's kind of a double whammy.

u/theBullMousse · 1 pointr/auburn

Here's a link where I tried my best to give directions to the rope swing. Just explore it.

Also, just my 2 cents, but don't buy an ENO. They're trendy and what not, but they're really over priced and, if you plan on using it for camping or backpacking, not a great option. Head over to /r/hammocks and search around.

I've had an ENO for 2 years and it's too frayed now for me to feel comfortable in it. I treated it as nice as you can treat a piece of outdoor equipment. This is much cheaper and supposed to hold up much better.

u/applesforadam · 1 pointr/Survival

Not sure what kind of knife you have but here's what I'd do:


If you are bushcrafting it, then move on. If not, at least a tarp. A cheap plastic one from a big box store will do ($10). Shit, if you're bushcrafting it you should be good with just the knife and a bowl to eat from.


Grand Trunk Ultra Light. And just bring a blanket from home if it is going to be cold. I like hammocks because fuck sleeping on the ground for more than a night.


Just wrap everything up in the tarp and make a shoulder sling with some paracord. You did budget for some paracord right?


Buy a stainless dog bowl from a dollar store along with a cheap lighter.

Other than that, I'd say go thrift shopping. For $50 you could buy a pack, blanket, food bowl, and a water container at least with money to spare for your meal budget and that book you've been eyeing for a trail read. You won't look sexy, but you'll have your bases covered.

Oh, and buy a bandana. Single most useful piece of gear ever.

u/fromkentucky · 1 pointr/Survival

Lightweight Hammocks are the shit. If it's nice out, you don't have to bring a tent, bedroll, sleeping bag, air mattress or any of that. You just hang your hammock, get in with a small pillow and put a blanket on top. If you're worried about rain, hang a tarp above you.

u/diredesire · 1 pointr/Hammocks

Just a heads up for those of you out there looking to buy, the same thing is on amazon for <$20 shipped:

Not a thread crap, just a heads up. I know lots of those interested in Hammocks will have REI gift cards or something to make the deal worth it. (I checked the dimensions, they're the same)

I've got the ultralight as a "starter" hammock (it's on a stand in my living room), It's not bad at all.

u/nerex · 1 pointr/Hammocks

yeah, if you're not even sure you'll like sleeping in a hammock, a cheap one is the way to go- I have this $19 Grand Trunk Hammock


though it doesn't come with a suspension. A quick way to make one is to get ~16 feet of 1" nylon webbing, cut it into 2 pieces, tie loops at the ends with overhand knots, then on each tree, loop one end through the other end (of the same length of webbing), then hook the metal loop of the GT ultralight to the end of the webbing reaching from the tree. then do the same with the other 8 foot length on the opposite tree.

if you can get even a half-decent night of sleep in that (provided you are warm enough, etc- summer is the best time to try it out), you will probably love sleeping in a hammock while camping.

u/Nynes · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/dandydandy · 1 pointr/AskReddit

you're competing against this at $20, so a $30 hammock would be pretty reasonable.

No way I would buy for $50 when I can get the aforementioned product for less than half the price.

edit: The camping/backpacking crowd might give you some great support if you can get a good price/weight value.

u/korruptedone · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

Grab a cooling bandanna! Get it wet and it stays damp and cool for hours. Saved my life in the heat last year. I rock this one:


u/AlanBeforeTime · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Digital drawing http://i.imgur.com/HsyCskj.jpg

I can't access my WL


u/clearlyrambling · 1 pointr/OctoberBumpers2017

The heat is killing me too! I had a friend recommend one of these cool towels (she is due in Oct too) and said it's completely worth it - she basically lives with it on her neck now.

u/CrFrk11 · 1 pointr/photography

I always have water, some sort of food, change of clothes, a bridal emergency kit that was mentioned earlier, of course spares for all equipment, baby wipes (these suckers take off damn near everything), and cooling towels.

I have a bunch of these. They are great to cool off or wiping yourself down.

u/gym_rat90 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Cooling towels work similar to wet washcloths and might be a good alternative since they have re-useable, flexible stuff. $10 on amazon

u/ASnugglyBear · 1 pointr/dragoncon

To carry (these aren't affiliate links):

nut butter packs (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004ULUTF6/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1409096620&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40) they're like giant chocolate condiment packets which are very tidy to eat, very filling, and popular with hikers and politicians

Collapsible day bag (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FOHJF1Y/ref=mp_s_a_1_17?qid=1409096766&sr=8-17&pi=SY200_QL40) so much easier than a backpack for long hours

Cooling towel (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001B5I57I?pc_redir=1408940289&robot_redir=1) will drop your personal temp 10 degrees during the parade or just a hot day

Extra power for a phone, even after you turned the screen down, and turned the phone off during panels (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=867673&gclid=CJHDrJ6PssACFSgV7Aod8nkApw&Q=&is=REG&A=details)

http://us.moo.com/mobile/new.html if you're taking pictures, lots of little slips with you info to hand out to people you snap if you want to give them copies

u/avian_gator · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I'd check out Seiko, Orient and Citizen for good brands that make quality watches in the <$200 range.

My daily wear watch is an Orient Mako, which I scored for less than $100 on Amazon. It's solid, has a very reliable and accurate automatic movement (meaning it's a self-winding mechanical watch, rather than battery powered), and it looks amazing.

I would personally recommend that you look for a watch from a reputable manufacturer, rather than buying an overpriced fashion watch. Someone else already mentioned taking a look at /r/watches, which I heartily second.

u/Ragemeister · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

The Orient Mako is currently at its lowest price EVER on amazon.com

Mine is on the way in the mail, but from the reviews I have read it is an EXCELLENT timepiece at an unbeatable price. It's classy, yet versatile. You could easily take this from the farm, to the beach, to 200m underwater, and right back up to the Met for an opera (Oprah?).

I get that you are looking for more of a street watch but you will regret the purchase of a g-shock as soon as you turn 15.

u/mattgold · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Orient watches are slightly above your price range, but for the price they really can't be beat. You get an automatic that you can swap the band on for a NATO band. Orient Mako

u/C0smo__Kramer · 1 pointr/Watches

Unfortunately, the bracelet is where a lot of the low end watches skimp at. There are some good options though.

If you want an automatic, I would go with an Orient Mako (although the endlinks and pins are a little cheap) or a Seiko Monster.

If you want quartz, I would look at the Casio Edifice line or maybe a Bulova Precisionist. Tissot Classic Dream if you want something a little fancier.

This is just a starting point, read the sidebar and search around until you find something that suits you. Also, if possible try on as many watches in person to really get a feel for what you like.

u/GenkiLawyer · 1 pointr/Watches

If you want a diver style watch, the Orient Mako has periodically gone on sale for $100-$105 on Amazon. It is currently $130, but the price seems to fluctuate quite a bit.


u/skipsmagee · 1 pointr/Watches

Watch or jewelry shops in your area might have some. For budget-friendly options, try Hadley Roma on Amazon, usually $15-30. You just need a small screwdriver and a steady hand to push back the spring bar from the lug on the watch case. You'll typically need a width of 22mm, maybe 20 or 24; just measure the distance between the lugs or check the specs.

For a high quality watch for your dollar, especially your first (or first serious) watch, try a Citizen Eco-drive, Seiko, or Orient. Many of these don't require a battery change every couple years: the Eco-drives charge its battery from any light source, though this battery may have to be replaced after a decade. An Automatic winding watch, like the Seiko 5 line or the Orient Mako or Ray, use the movement of a counterweight (rotor) while you wear it to store energy in a spring. This energy will run out after about 1.5 days, so either wear it or shake it around every day.

A Timex Expedition served me well for a while, but I sure like my Citizens, Orient Ray, and Seiko 5 Military.

u/aselbst · 1 pointr/Watches

Maybe paintball is not ideal for it, but I think of my Orient Mako as a pretty all purpose watch, and I'd be surprised if stainless doesn't clean well after paintball. One of my favorites and $125 at amazon

u/RhapsodyInRude · 1 pointr/preppers

I've got a stack of these, filled:


This model previously had a pretty weak spout that was easy to break if you handle it with the spout out (it's normally stowed on the inside of the screw-cap).

These containers are to get our household of 3 people through a short-term problem.

On top of that, I have a Sawyer Squeeze and a Platypus gravity filter system: http://www.cascadedesigns.com/platypus/filtration/gravityworks-40l-filter/product

These are for medium-term use. I've also got a map of fresh water reservoirs nearby.

And, last, but not least -- purification tablets since they're cheap and very portable.

For me, none of it feels like wasted money. I also camp and hike, so the filtration gear gets used for that as well.

u/skyshadow42 · 1 pointr/sanfrancisco

Water cubes are cheap, stackable and can be stored away from your house. The water heater trick is great unless your house burns down or it tips over the ruptures.

They sell stabilization kits that'll keep the water drinkable for 5+ years, also not expensive. Just remember to label them with the date and set a reminder to refill them.

u/redditbeccag · 1 pointr/ZeroWaste

I would recommend a water storage container like this: Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001QC31G6
When you get back home you can continue using it to store water for a 72 hour emergency kit in case of hurricanes, etc.

u/SifuSeafood · 1 pointr/shrimptank

I got the 4 stage 50 GPD and it's been good so far.

I only have a 7 gallon and 9 gallon tank. So, I don't need much for water changes and top-offs.

I have a 7 gallon jug with a spigot which makes dispensing it very easy. I fill two 1 gallon jugs throughout the week for top offs and water changes.

It takes about 2.5 hours to fill the 7 gal. It varies with temperature.

I've heard you can get resin for the DI cartridge and save a lot more money that way versus replacing the cart each time.

Oh yeah, I use this faucet adapter instead of the included one. If your faucet is compatible, it makes connecting and storing so quick if you need this kind of solution.

u/theGalation · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I have a cheap old mini fridge from Craigslist. I didn't feel like ripping it up just to fit a bucket so I bought a 7 gal water aquatainer. My first batch is running now but I've seen older posts of people successfully using it.

u/heygreatcomment · 1 pointr/NorthCarolina

Yeah I am actually on a well now but I don't drink that water either. Too close too the river. I like to buy water and store it in something like this

u/ktg0 · 1 pointr/pics

Lots of us planned to do that, however all of the large water storage containers are also sold out locally, on backorder on Amazon, or Amazon is allowing price gouging on the containers that are available. Check out these aquatainers that normally sell for ~$15: Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001QC31G6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_.D9Rzb8Q5JZ3R

u/isolatedvirus · 1 pointr/pics

Why? Because she bought all the water? Its first come first serve. Sure, a little compassion would always be nice but you should never expect people to show it, especially during an emergency.

The fact is: If seeing this pisses you off, you're woefully unprepared yourself. Most Americans don't even have the FEMA recommended amount of supplies, and wait until something is imminent before doing anything. This is why stores are flat out of stock and its a giant shit show. If you'd spend time/money on basic emergency preparedness (and were prepared yourself) you'd be looking at this photo and instead of getting angry at the woman buying all the water, you'd worry for the obviously under prepared.

Water doesn't need to be in a bottle to be clean. You can filter/sanitize it yourself if need be, but most tap water is absolutely fine.

Here are some solutions for water in an emergency:

WaterBOB Emergency Drinking Water Storage (100 Gallons) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001AXLUX2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_DY9RzbVQSJNTDHS

New Wave Envrio Products BPA Free Bottle, 5-Gallon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003B27RAA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_k19Rzb8JNTDHS

Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001QC31G6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_129RzbHHVHTV4

If all else fails, get a steel cup and a bunch of those butane/propane camping fuel sources. You can boil your own water. Filters can and do work, but I usually don't recommend them unless youre willing to at least read how they work, and what they can/can't filter. I never recommend the iodine tablets for water purification unless its an absolute emergency.

u/Sehc · 1 pointr/vandwellers

I used a marine type freshwater pump that lifts the water. Needs power. Other wise get a diferant reliance can with pipe thread in the cap. https://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Products-Aqua-Tainer-Gallon-Container/dp/B001QC31G6

u/mrthedon · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I tried "No Chill" brewing this weekend using an HDPE Aqua-Tainer as my container. After transferring the hot wort and squeezing the air out as recommended by a few of the guides I read, I let it sit overnight to cool and then transferred to the fermenter. The container seems to have retained its "squeezed all the air out" shape though and looks all deformed, however.

Will it eventually regain its original shape, or have I managed to ruin it somehow and need to toss it? Am I going to die if I drink the final product due to something harmful being released when the container got all deformed?

u/clarkclark · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

i use one of these. lock it through the frame and front wheel. with the chain you can lock onto prettymuch anything you want to. for worse areas i throw an evolution mini through the back wheel and seat tube and run a cable from that for my saddle.

u/exdiggtwit · 1 pointr/bicycling

Why buy/build a super light bike where you then must carry around a 15.4Lb (7kg) chain?

u/Quak89 · 1 pointr/motorcycles

Kryptonite 999492 Black 14mm x 60" (1415) New York Fahgettaboudit Chain and New York Disc Lock https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001SMUB7G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_0qvqxb9WFS1H5

This 5 foot chain is long enough to wrap around a light post and go through your back tire.

u/Krankor · 1 pointr/PennStateUniversity
u/GreatMalbenego · 1 pointr/Ducati

Yeah man, just moved into a place with no garage or cover and was agonizing over how to keep my Monster from being an easy target. Found an article by a guy who used to steal bikes for a living. Said those disc locks are toys, the built in steering lock just takes a few firm kicks, and if nothing else two big dudes can just pick a bike up. He recommended the lock below, and make sure its through the FRAME (not swingarm, tire comes off quick) and anchored to something truly stuck in the ground. I've got mine on a big utility pole. Keep the outside of the cover dirty, but feel free to brush out/rinse the inside every once in awhile. If you can, find a place out of view of the main road but under lighting, or consider installing an outdoor solar powered/motion activated light (can be found for like $10-$15)

Kryptonite Chain and Lock:

Motorcycle Cover: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B018ODQK8U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_l3SXAbXD7J9QG

Also interesting to note, this once-thief said don't bother with GPS trackers. Apparently very few idiots steal and keep a bike. For the most part they'll find the tracker during teardown or damage the bike so badly you don't want it back anyway.


u/O365Finally · 1 pointr/Calgary

2 of these https://www.amazon.ca/Kryptonite-999492-60-Inch-Fahgettaboudit-Chain/dp/B001SMUB7G/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8.

Even has the bike insurance incase someone has a grinder and the time to go through 2 of these.

u/v3ra1ynn · 1 pointr/jerseycity

Make sure you get yourself a pretty heavy duty chain and lock it up to something that can't be cut easily. Something like this. It may seem like overkill but if its parked outside without something like this its only a matter of time before it gets lifted.

u/aaj213 · 1 pointr/LosAngeles
u/lottonumber · 1 pointr/bicycling

Any lock can be broken given time, more secure locks take more time. There are various opinions and you can look at various tests people have done (Men's Journal/Gizmodo). However I tend to recommend a u-lock, the chains are very secure but heavy.

Example of a Chain

The Lock I Have

Every brand has various security levels, so you can research and see where your cost to security ratio is, but a cheap lock will be cheap and easier to get through.

u/sucmyleftnut · 1 pointr/CarletonU

I've never biked to school here. But in the GTA I had my bike stolen. Now if I'm going to leave my bike anywhere I use one of these extra large chains: https://www.amazon.ca/Kryptonite-999492-60-Inch-Fahgettaboudit-Chain/dp/B001SMUB7G/ref=asc_df_B001SMUB7G/?tag=googlemobshop-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=292958473101&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12433647985033178060&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9000671&hvtargid=pla-381360330145&psc=1

Anything smaller can be easily cut or removed. I don't know how bad bike theft is here. If it's anything like the GTA then I'd invest in a good lock if your bike is worth anything.

u/JDSportster · 1 pointr/motorcycles

Also, they do make an even heavier duty version: https://smile.amazon.com/Kryptonite-York-Fahgettaboudit-Bicycle-Chain/dp/B001SMUB7G/ref=sr_1_3?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1526569055&sr=1-3&keywords=kryptonite+fahgettaboudit

It's a bit pricier than you were originally talking, but it's some tough shit and can be bought in a 5 ft (1.52m) length.

u/guba807 · 1 pointr/CargoBike

Check out this gallery of my lock setup.
I had forgotted how I did the front U-lock in my last post but you can see it is hooked to the steering arm. The chain is 5' long so that I can get to any staple even if I can't put the bike close to it. This is also handy when I ride with the family and we just lock all our bikes together if we can't find something solid. this is the chain I use.

u/tuz12 · 1 pointr/EDC

"doesn't have to be fancy just keep time well and have a stop watch"

G-Shock. Take your pick. I prefer the multiband radio atomic models such as the GW-6900.

u/Ruff_Dog · 1 pointr/EDC

I have this G Shock. It's a tank. It autosyncs with the atomic clock for increased accuracy (so you never have to set it, even for DST, time travel, etc.) and it's solar powered.

u/DoktorLoken · 1 pointr/army

Be prepared to be told to not wear a watch during basic but I'd get a decent solar/atomic G-Shock: http://www.amazon.com/Casio-GW6900-1-G-Shock-Atomic-Digital/dp/B00284ADAI they're indestructible and really are perfect watches for military use. Just don't be that weirdo who shows up with a huge Suunto.

u/Sterling_____Archer · 1 pointr/EDC

I've owned all of the listed watches in this post, and I can say the most economical choice would be a G-Shock, by Casio.

I've ruined every watch that wasn't a G-Shock while searching for something stylish, and just gave up. Toughness or GTFO, lol.

The model I wear daily has solar-charging, so you won't ever have to replace a battery. It's pretty much the wrist-powered watch style, but replaced with a tiny PV-panel on the face.

It's $82, so $32 over your budget, but well worth the money.

G-Shock GW6900-1 Men's Tough Solar Black Resin Sport Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00284ADAI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4D.Ayb29C7VEQ

u/VirginScrewdrivers · 1 pointr/gshock

Cheapest solar g shocks:

GWM500A-1 - $70

GW6900-1 - $76.50

GWM5610-1 - $84, easily the most popular cheap g shock

I recommend going through this thread for bluetooth functions

But really the only thing I use it for is to check the battery level, but while doing that it automatically time syncs. I don't live somewhere where I always get atomic.

u/highandtightgshock · 1 pointr/Watches

You may consider the GW-6900. It has the classic design of the DW-6900 with the technological advancements of solar power and atomic time sync. It's a great watch that is an homage to the classic g-shocks.

Additionally, you may consider this thread on watchuseek.

u/pokstad · 1 pointr/gshock

The Rangeman is really nice but it's also very large and thick so it can interfere a lot with daily tasks. Slimmer profile watches are better for not getting in the way. I would check out the 5600 or 6900 series watches:



There's also a really cool military concept theme product line that has low visuals and red back lights:



u/Illustrator_Joe · 1 pointr/EDC

I just bought the similar model to the white one you have but in black. I haven't received it yet though. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00284ADAI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It is the 6900-1 and is solar and has the atomic clock. After 6 years how is the solar battery? That was my main concern.

u/notimeforniceties · 1 pointr/Survival

Link to the Stanley Compact Cookset and the Camp Cookset , looks rather nice.

I'm generally a fan of the jetboil though...

u/wgg3 · 1 pointr/CampingGear

Stanley cook set, DZO cup , gsi cup , snowpeak life max stove , jetboil canister holder , Keith ti spork . MSR fuel, lighter, small bottle, and micro fiber rag were found at either REI or Walmart.

u/reyomnwahs · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I have this, and the 4oz tank and stove pack perfectly into it if you take the cups out. Pretty much any cookset of the same form factor should work as well. Optimus Terra, the Esbit set, etc.


u/SilentEarthThree · 1 pointr/Ultralight

Damn, that looks great, but man $80 is just outrageous. I just bought this recently. The seal is decent, I probably wouldn't trust liquid in it, but dry food would be ok.

u/Zoner1501 · 1 pointr/Survival
u/poestal · 1 pointr/CampingGear

hey man welcome to bushcrafting so far you have a pretty decent list but i'd like to give you suggestions from what I learned throughout the years.

knife- good choice for chopping and batoning but too much blade to use whittling and making small cuts. generally you want to use either large blade/small blade or axe/ small blade combos.

backpack- 65L is very overkill unless your doing 5 day+ with clothing for every day. I would suggest something in the range of 45L max.

compass- do you know the area your going to or do you really know how to use it? I know every person says to just have one just in case but if they already know their terrain or dont even know how to use the dang thing its just wasting space.

ferro rod- generally stay away from things like multi use gear. also just from my experience you want a long rod (5"+) for more surface area to generate more sparks for an easier chance to catch fire.

pillow- I would not use hammock pillows for on ground sleeping. they're extremely small and have almost no support on the count of your body is in a curling position in a hammock. I would suggest something like an inflatable pillow for you to adjust for your support and then covering it with something like a shemagh or t-shirt.

first aid- your going to get more cuts, scrapes and burns so I would buy extra of that stuff, but I would also add some quick clot just for the off chance of having a serious injury out in the field. and also some moleskin for your feet and pain relievers. and dont forget sunscreen.

now for some additions for your gear loadout.

saw and stay away from those stupid hand chainsaws

cooking vessal

cowhide gloves

Again; welcome and I hope you enjoy yourself and grow with your errors out in the field.

u/upsidedownbat · 1 pointr/BISMUTH

I use this camping pot and it's been great: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005188T90/

u/StolidSentinel · 1 pointr/vandwellers

For what you've asked for... I like these. I have 2.

It has 2 internal cups also, and a lid with holes in it... so the lid does not seal. They are like 12 bucks at walmart.


EDIT: Also... I can fit my alcohol stove inside one if I only take 2 cups (out of the 4 that come with 2 of these). If I could improve it, I would find a way to insulate the handle, since it gets hot while the cup is heated. Keep that in mind for the first time you grab it off the stove. You'll remember it the second time, and each thereafter!! :-/

u/not2day1024 · 1 pointr/gifs

Stainless steel camping cup from my local Walmart

Specifically this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005188T90/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_924Cwb8EFZJ92

u/DasBarenJager · 1 pointr/Survival

You should check this out I don't own one myself yet but I plan to pick one up soon. I've got a friend who speaks very highly of his.

If $40 is more than you are looking to spend you can go with the much more affordable Stanley Camp Cookset for about $15 but I would suggest adding one of these and ditching the plastic cups in the Stanley to bring your total to $20. The Stanley even fits real nice into the steel cup for storage purposes and you can put some food and eating utensils inside the Stanley.
This is basically the set up I use now and it's great.

u/ArborealRob · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

$20-$50 Mr. BEER! Who doesn't want to try their hand at it?
$10-$20 Stanley Camping Cook Set Being able to cook on the go is nice!
$5-$10 Mimosa Pudica Touch Sensitive plant that pretends to die when touched, HOW COOL IS THAT?!
$0-$5 Rose Kissed Jasmine Tea You need to be able to unwind with something after playing with all the new toys, right?

u/neonflannel · 1 pointr/chibike

Rising at night is my favourite. I actually feel safer when it's dark out. Invest in lights. I use this [front light](light & motion urban 500 bike light (2016), onyx https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F0FCAKW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_mMRwDbHR7Z8ES) and rear light combo. I feel like its bare minimum though. I bought reflective tape and put it on my helmet too. (Wear a helmet) But the fact is, no matter how much effort you put into making yourself visible, a drunk driver wont see you. I have a cheaper GoPro mounted on my handlebars. That way you have some sort of evidence if anything goes awry.

Side streets are your friend, even if it takes you 5 mins out of the way. I try and avoid Milwaukee and Lincoln mainly because of all the bars on those streets. Just remeber to ride defensively, gont go 35mph just because the roads are clear. It's not a race. Ride safe, buddy!

u/SwervingNShit · 1 pointr/cycling

It's always suggested to get a new helmet. You don't know if it's been involved in a slight crash or had anything happen to it that would compromise its safety.

What kind of lights did you get??

I'd like to think I have some properly good lights and I've only spent ~$70 on them

Here's what I have: 2Watt Cygolite hotshot tail light ~$30 and another Cygolite headlight that can do short 600lm flashes, but has a few modes around 500lm or so, $50, but this is what I ordered last month for a friend who recently got into cycling, same 2W tail light & another headlight that's just a bump below the 550 I linked above for $60

Unless you've got some whopping mountain trail lights, I feel like $130 is a bit high, I'm all for supporting LBSs, but sometimes they get silly.

Anyways, stay safe & nice fucking deal on the bike.

u/hidperf · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

The bike started life as a 2012 Motobecane Fantom Cross Pro, which came with some good components already. SRAM Rival partial group,
FSA crankset, and Mavic Aksium Race wheels. I've had good luck with this bike and it's got almost 2k miles on it, so I kept most of it, but not all.

Once I decided to make it my commuter bike, I started adding things.

For lights I picked up the Cygolite Hot shot rear light and use one of my MTB lights if needed for the front, a
Chinese knock-off CREE XM-L2 front light

For tires I went with the Panaracer RiBMo 700x32c based on feedback from users on here.

You can't go wrong with a Tubus Logo Evo Rear Rack and Ortlieb Back Roller Classics.

I wanted some extra gearing for those climbs along the way, so I went with the SRAM FORCE Rear Derailleur so I could run a SRAM PG-1050 11-32 Cassette.

Of course, I needed a new KMC X10SL chain for the new gear combo.

I picked up a new road bike and pulled the Ritchey Pro Streem Saddle and Ritchey Pro Biomax bars off of that bike and used them on my commuter, along with some new Lizard Skins DSP 3.2mm bar tape and some Soma Road Flares for added visibility.

For a little less weight and possible shock absorbtion, I threw in a Chinese knock off carbon seat post.

I also wanted something besides my regular riding shoes, so I opted for the Shimano Click'R PD-T700 pedals and
Shimano SH-CT40 Cycling Shoes
, which I love and highly recommend.

I also needed to adjust the fit so I picked up a Kalloy Uno 6 90mm stem because I've had great luck with them on other bikes.

And for added safety, I picked up two rolls of 3M Scotchcal Reflective Striping Tape in white and black, and added white stripes to the white frame and black stripes to the rims and the back of my helmet.

u/Gmbtd · 1 pointr/bicycling

Don't worry about the helmet. None are really safer than others, just lighter and stylish.

You don't mention maintenance. You'll want to start cleaning your chain really regularly. Keep it clean and lubricated and it'll last FAR longer for you. You'll probably need a new chain each year too.

You might already know all about bike maintenance, but if not, get a good thick guide like Zinn's guide to bike maintenance, and start reading. Also watch YouTube videos before you try something the first time -- it'll save you tons of pain and money!

The backpack is fine, it'll just make your back really sweaty. Panniers will fix that, not just a rack (that can work though, just get some bungee cords). Panniers and a well designed bag can be great. I have this, and it's very functional, although I hesitate to recommend it as I haven't tried any others for comparison. It clips into a rack by the same manufacturer making it trivial to hold it down.

Topeak Velcro Strap Version Dxp Trunk Bag with Rigid Molded Panels https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004WSLT2O/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_yxC9wb6QSPKM2

Pack a multi tool and probably two spare tubes. Patches are great, but they can't fix everything. I'd also suggest having a plan for a taxi or uber ride. You won't need it, but if you have a flat just before an important meeting, it's good to have a plan in advance.

I'd plan to ride heavy, so light weight upgrades won't help much (losing weight will help way more than any upgrade). The best upgrade you can do is probably puncture resistant tires. $100 will get you a great set that will save you dozens of flats. I love continental gatorskins or continental 4 season tires, but you'll have to do your own research.

You can get great gravel tires that run fine on asphalt in case some light off roading can save you some time.

Finally get lights for night riding. Get a rear red light that has a mode that's on all the time and still flashes brighter. Then people won't lose your position with the strobing, but it'll still grab their attention so you don't get hit by a texting driver. I really like this one, but there are dozens of decent choices.

Cygolite Hotshot 2-Watt USB Rechargeable Taillight with USB Cable https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005DVA57Y/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_GQC9wbAKFWJVD

The front light is critical so you can see at night. I love the light and motion lights. The more expensive versions are really bright for off road riding, but they also give you far more than an hour with the same brightness as cheaper versions. I suggest this one, but as always, it's a pretty personal choice.

Light and Motion Urban 650 Headlight (Silver Moon) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KAPC2FG/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_IIC9wb7D5E8M1

In order of what I'd purchase first:

Brushes, degreaser and lubricant for the chain if you don't have it.

Rear light for safety.

Front light if you will ever ride at night.

Better tires.

Tools to cover more regular maintenance.


u/MTBSPEC · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

I would suggest multiple flashing red lights facing the rear so there is no question of your existence. People tend to drive fast while not paying attention on rural roads, your light display should immediately catch their eye.

Start with something like this


I have had good success with Cygolite. For the head light I would get at least a 550 lumen one if not more for dark rural roads.

u/winkers · 1 pointr/running

I'm primarily a cyclist actually and I first saw the material on a runner. I'm convinced it's saved me on the road when I'm riding in low-light conditions. Still, I also have been taking initiative to upgrade my bike lights and now ride with:

u/802bikeguy_com · 1 pointr/bikewrench

I've not used the niterider, but I sure do like the Cygolite Hotshot. It's also 2w and USB.

u/michaelwentonweakes · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

I'm in the same boat. I'll probably just live with the electric for most things, and buy a single portable gas burner (like this one) for wok stir-frying and hot pot.

u/JuJuJuli · 1 pointr/Cooking

If you want something versatile I'd go with a portable gas burner (such as http://www.amazon.com/Iwatani-Corporation-America-ZA-3HP-Portable/dp/B006H42TVG/) and a pan (such as http://www.amazon.com/TAYAMA-TG-28C-Tayama-Hot-Pot/dp/B000K6LHC4).

I personally have a Zojirushi electric hot pot which is very awesome for many reasons but it may not be ideal for chinese hot pot because there is not a divider on the pot (for spicy half/mild half) and it is actually quite huge to store in a cabinet.

u/ruuuhhy · 1 pointr/AskCulinary
u/ff45726 · 1 pointr/KoreanFood

Everything is from the H-Mart housewares section. The stove is kinda like this and the grill is at Hmart too. There are similar pieces on amazon.

u/Ghigs · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Just as a counterpoint, in places like Japan they use those little butane cartridge burners indoors all the frickin time.


Like this. I don't know that there's any fundamental difference between that stove and yours, I can't imagine that there is, especially if it looks like that.

A regular gas stove with a blue flame produces nearly nil CO until you put a cold pan onto the flame. Once you do that, they all produce CO, even the ones built into kitchens. It's not very much and it reduces once the pan warms up.

I think the people in this thread so far are being absolutely overly paranoid.

u/monkeyhitman · 1 pointr/videos

You can always get something like this for fairly cheap. They're easy to store when you don't need it.

Not as high BTU as the commercial gas stove in the video, of course, but it'll be tons better at maintaining the frying pan at a consistent high temp when compared with an electric stove.

u/overstable · 1 pointr/festivals

I bring a folding table like this one. I have a 2-burner Coleman stove that runs off propane and a single-burner butane stove. I'll bring one or the other depending on how many fuel canisters I find while packing. I always bring gear for cooking (pan/pot, spatula, tongs, ladle, hot pads, seasonings, etc.) but the most common stove use is boiling water in a kettle (for making coffee in an Aeropress or french press). I'm one of those "it's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it" people who brings EVERYTHING!

I usually camp with a large group. We try to plan so that everyone (or every couple) brings one meal to share to reduce the overall prep work and expense. Sometimes we have electric available at camp and I will do a slow-cooker recipe on site. Other times I make a dish at home, freeze it so it will keep in the cooler, then re-heat it on the stove. A 'one pot' dish like soup or jambalaya is easy to re-heat and serve and doesn't generate a huge mess to clean. Tip: add dish soap to a small scrubby sponge (or cut a larger sponge into a more manageable size) and keep it in a ziploc. The reduces the chances of a soap spill/disaster and it can be thrown away if no longer usable at the end of the fest.

I bring a few snacks and something to eat in the mornings (plus coffee - never go without a reliable caffeine source!) in addition to my group meal contribution. I rely on the vendors for everything else.

u/HugeAxeman · 1 pointr/sousvide

I've got this one from duxtop and I really like it, but have started relying more on this gas cooktop. I like the gas because it gets hotter than the induction (by a wide margin), its cheaper, and I'm not limited to magnetic cookware for it to work. I also appreciate that I have to worry less about tripping over the power cord and pulling a 600º pan off the table.

u/Scasa · 1 pointr/sousvide

If you need more power, get one of these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006H42TVG/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?qid=1418188037&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70

I just got one since I don't want to smoke up the house. More than enough power out of that portable stove!

u/Lieutenant_Hawk · 1 pointr/preppers
u/ultimatetodd · 1 pointr/MTB

Another option going the same route is something like this

It's the little brother of the light KMart posted.

Get one for your head and one for your bars, that way you can turn your head to illuminate things that are not directly in front of you and level.

Also get a $5 wide angle lens for the light on your bars.

u/ChuckChuckRazool · 1 pointr/bicycling

Cree headlight 17.99 Three light settings all of them bright as hell. You can get a diffuser lens for like 4 bucks that makes it a wide beam.

Edit: bad link. better one.

u/cricketwisperer · 1 pointr/bicycling

This is hands down the best front light for the money. It's so bright that people might mistake you for a motorcycle/car. Some people suggest monitoring the charging, and disconnecting once it's fully charged. Also, mount the light so it's dangling from the bottom, rather than on top on your handlebar.


For the rear, I suggest this:


u/heathcat · 1 pointr/guns

Not on the body, but this is what I use on my almost nightly rides. The frame bag has two nice pockets that make gear easily accessible. Room for my wallet, phone, and repair kit too. I also have a powerful 1200 lumen light that lets me see what's happening farther ahead.

u/Kahnza · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

NICE! I think I'll order that. The one I have is insufficient.

Found it for ~$4 cheaper Link

u/hirschmj · 1 pointr/bicycling

Just gonna paste an email I sent a friend with a similar question:

On the bars:

The wide angle thing is important for bar lights, otherwise it's too much of a spotlight and when you turn your bars you can't see the trail. With that big battery it's good on high for 3 hours.

My old light just broke and I replaced it with this. I've only used it once, but the specs looked good and it worked well. I don't know if it's good for 3 hours though:


The battery is claimed to be 6400mah, but it's much smaller than the big 6600 mah battery I linked above. Not sure who's lying on their specs.

All-in, you're at about $70. Not too shabby, 'specially considering it used to be 4 bills for a 2-light setup.

Can always run it on low to keep from blinding folks.

u/Kevlar3D · 1 pointr/MTB

I'm gonna take some flak for this but I bought three of these guys ($20x3=$60) 1200 lumen is probably overrated a bit but not by too much. Maybe ~900:

And then I bought one wide angle lens.

I am into my lights for $70ish bucks and have one unfocused beam, one trail sized focused beam and a spare light & battery. Nothing worse than getting stuck in the middle nowhere - in the dark.

So yeah, I took the cheap route. The bike specific brands do offer a stronger light but my light output matches or beats all of my riding buddies with brand name lights.

Worst thing I can say about the setup is that they are bound to the bars with a rubber strap. You have to tighten it down pretty well or it can slip on the bar. I didn't like helmet mounted because I blind my friends by looking at them when talking. So yeah probably not the most popular post but they work and they work well. They've lasted about 3 years already and no issues. One word of advice, some of the newer LEDs use a different battery connector so order yours at the same time so all of your lights & batteries are interchangeable.

u/gentech · 1 pointr/MTB

Interesting, I'll try it. This 1200 lumen looks good for a main, would just have to come up with mounting hardware.

u/dunger · 1 pointr/MTB

This is basically a knock off of the magicshine. Works just as well for a lot cheaper. I have a magicshine mj-808 and my friend has one of these. It is almost identical. This particular one claims 1200 lumens too. So it might be even brighter than the mj-808.


u/17_character_limit · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

This! For the price, it is absolutely worth it. I've used it so many times in the dark and it is just so unbelievably bright.

u/neuromonkey · 1 pointr/SCREENPRINTING

Yep, most visible-light LEDs have almost no UV. However, use good LEDs, no cheap ones. You want "binned" LEDs; those having a specific color temperature. There's more of a guarantee that there will be no UV.

I like Cree XM-L T6 (T6 is the bin code--warm white.) XM-L LEDs are very efficient, and can get very, very bright if pushed to their max. current. At high currents they do get hot, and require heat sinks to avoid burning out. You can find XM-L flashlight/bike light/head lamps that are real cheap when ordered from China. Wire the battery terminals up to a wall adapter, and they' can be pretty decent lamps. IKEA has some cheap-ish ($10,) but less-bright LED desk lamps. Right now I'm using 4 of those for my emulsion work.

Really frickin' bright bike light...

u/cyclopsdave · 1 pointr/MTB

1200 lumens, $23: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006QQX3C4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You can buy a mount for your helmet for an additional $12.

I'd also recommend going with 2 lights, one for the bars, one for the helmet -- they're not always pointed in the same directions.

Have fun! Darkness makes old trails new again.

u/yesakmac · 1 pointr/cycling


I will guarantee you that you can't get a better deal on a light. I've been using this to commute for the last 2 months and was blown away.

u/DancingTofu · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

I think you should go into lights a little more. Many people make the mistake of just grabbing the cheapest lights, which aren't bright enough to help you actually see or stand out enough that motorists see you.

Most rear lights are fine, it is usually front lights that I find inadequate. I recommend this http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006QQX3C4/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1368717055&sr=8-2&pi=SL75 but it does have a small battery you must find room to mount and on the brightest setting only lasts a few hours. If you keep it charged between commutes, it is perfect, though. I can clearly see the road and cars can clearly see my light. Before, I was using a 1-Watt AA battery powered one and it was ok, but I had a lot of close calls because motorists still couldn't see me until I was right on top of them. If you don't want to deal with mounting a battery and keeping it charged, I recommend using nothing weaker than a 1-Watt, but more will be better and however much you spend, it will be cheaper than a hospital bill.

u/k3nnyd · 1 pointr/MTB

I just got a Cree bike light to mount to my handlebar. I already have a Magicshine mounted on my helmet.

I'm surprised that the Cree is much brighter than my Magicshine which cost double the price, which still isn't much for good lights. I just ran the Cree at the lowest light setting so it blended better with my other light.

I just doubt that flashlights like the one shown in the picture here are bright compared to a real bike light. Plus, the battery lasts 3 hours which is more than enough time to cover 20mi on most trails.

u/oboz_waves · 1 pointr/camping

Here’s the one I bought and I love it. It’s a little on the pricy side of them but it comes with a little repair kit and I’ve used it as low as 15-20F comfortably

u/MadCabbages · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

Wow, fantastic answer. Thank you!

By cheapish I mean all gear for the trip for under about €500.

Re Gear: I couldn't find suppliers for the gear you suggested in Europe and shipping was very expensive from the US so what do you think of these.
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Mat
Stove set
with something like this as a bear bag (with rope etc)?

Re Food: Yes there is alot of villeges/towns along the way. However I was looking at this and thought it might be a good idea.. I will look into water purification device as well.

I don't think my budget will extend to a GPS device this time around so a map/compass + smartphone it is!

Sorry for all the silly questions. Your answer the last time helped a lot!

u/tupperwhatever · 1 pointr/bicycling

you absolutely want more than a red cross bivy....you can still get a light setup for decent price, and this gear will last you a very long time.

Kelty Salida 1 Tent

Klymit Static V Lightweight Sleeping Pad, Green/Char Black

Kelty Cosmic 40 Degree Sleeping Bag, Regular, Smoke/Dark Shadow

u/travellingmonk · 1 pointr/CampingGear

Stansport Scout, about as basic a tent as you can find. You can find others on Amazon, but they're all pretty much the same. I used one in the 70's as a Scout and I really wouldn't use one today for a lot of reasons... but the main one was that it was hard to get in and out as a teen without knocking the pole out of place and collapsing the tent (or have others steal your poles in the middle of the night). Can't see it being easy as an adult to get in and out without knocking over the poles.

Klymit Static V. Pretty good pad for the price. Of course you can find cheaper knock-offs, but this one is fairly well rated and comfortable enough and warm enough for three seasons. But if you want something for winter, you'll need something a lot more expensive like the Exped Downmat 9.

A sleeping bag down to -18C, think you need to go with a good bag like the Feathered Friends Widgeon. Not something I'd like to carry with me during the summer, you might want to pick up a nice 30F bag for the other three seasons.

Amazon Basics now carries a very popular cookset. The Etekcity Stove is a good stove for the price; the quality isn't as good as the MSR Pocket Rocket 2, but you get two for $20 which is a really good deal. While you can buy one for $15, might as well spend a few extra bucks and get a spare.

As for the FAK, I try to carry the smallest one possible, one that I've whipped together based on what I usually need. However, if you're looking for a bug-out bag, you may want a nice big kit like the Adventure Medical Sportsman Series which can deal with more serious wounds. Still, you can just look around, there plenty of lists for building your own kit.

The other thing you'll need is a water purifier. The ones backpackers use like the Sawyer Squeeze are considered "filters", they're designed to draw water from clean fresh sources and can fliter out things like Crypto and Giardia but not pollutants like heavy metals or pesticides; for a bug out bag you may want a more expensive purifier that can remove heavy metals and chemicals. Actually don't have a recommendation there... but you could just pick up a Sawyer and make sure you draw from clean sources.

u/RightTrash · 1 pointr/Narcolepsy

This is a nice and lightweight, quickly inflated with a few breaths, sleep pad.

u/no1likesthetunahere · 1 pointr/motocamping

Yea, "craps table" :P

You guys sound rad! Keep it up. Just a few suggestions in case you haven't thought of them:

  • microfiber towel (cheap on Amazon, dry super fast)
  • headlamp (because you somehow always ending up arriving late and setting up a tent needs 2 hands)
  • Morrivoe Outdoor Folding Chair Portable Mesh Chair with Aluminum Alloy Support,Suitable for Camping Picnic Fishing Hiking + Free Carry Bag (Green) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01M8IBYVC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_DI6RybVGZ2D8Z
    Packs up very small, lightweight, super comfy. Because your butt needs a good lounge after a full day of riding. A rock/stump/picnic table doesn't cut it
  • Klymit 06SVGR01C Static V Camping Mattress (Green-Grey, Large) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B007RFG0NM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_VM6RybFHWN4Z1
    There is no better mattress for bike camping. It packs down the smallest and lightest. While being 100% comfortable.
  • zip ties, paracord and duct tape wrapped around an old credit card. Because you can fix absolutely anything with this trifecta

    Hope that helps!
u/BoogieJeans · 1 pointr/festivals

i wouldnt bother with tent stakes. she will find plenty of those at festivals. Ive never had to use a first aid kit, either... get her something she mightn't have thought of, that she will constantly have to use.
these are amazing.
Maybe a hydroflask and/or camelbak if she doesnt already have those things.

u/LackThereOf13 · 1 pointr/CampingGear

Just thought I’d chime in here and say if you are looking at getting the klymit static v Amazon has it on sale today for 41 bucks and some change

Klymit Static V Lightweight Sleeping Pad, Green/Char Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007RFG0NM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_4wRTzb65DNP21

u/crimsontongue · 1 pointr/onebag

A Coleman fleece sleeping bag (basically a thicker liner) from Target/Walmart will give you a little more padding, and significantly more warmth than a sleeping bag liner, but isn't really much better than just sleeping in a jacket. If padding is what you're after, get a Klymit inflatable sleeping pad (there are a bunch of variations like this), which will also serve well outdoors (get the insulated version if you're serious though, at the cost of extra weight). Are you crashing on the floor or a couch? Carpet or wood? For two nights do you need to take something potentially bulky?

u/Dzdimi14 · 1 pointr/backpacking

I recommend [this sleeping pad] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007RFG0NM/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

It's pretty light, packs down to smaller than a Nalgene, and is super comfy. All that and it's pretty cheap for what it is!

u/MacintoshEddie · 1 pointr/Edmonton

I suppose I should follow up on this and mention sleeping pads. I recommend staying away from the huge ones that require an electric pump. The pump always breaks. It's a rule of the universe that some poor bastard has to spend what feels like three hours inflating the mattress manually. Usually right after you've inhaled some smoke and your lungs are already compromised.

I use the Klymit Static V

It's been pretty great so far. I'm at the bare edge of being too tall for it at 6', but having my feet hang over isn't the end of the world. Packs away small, doesn't take too long to inflate manually, and is even okay for side sleepers. Some sleep pads can't handle the smaller footprint of side sleepers and they don't provide any support. I can also recommend the Snugpak jungle blanket. Packs away small and is decently warm. A good thing to have just in case. Nights in a tent can get colder than you'd think.

u/CrazyMason · 1 pointr/longboarding
u/Save_Gamehendge · 1 pointr/longboarding

I have $80 in Amazon gift cards to buy a first longboard for a birthday present for my girlfriend. Just looking for something nice and easy to cruse with. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to what to get? Heres what I've picked out so far. Which of these looks best?




Open to any other suggestions. I know $80 isnt going to get me much, but its really all I can spare right now. Thanks guys and gals

u/campl0 · 1 pointr/longboarding

Thanks for the guide. I wish I had come to this sub before purchasing my first board.

I picked up a cheap Quest Board from amazon. For the price I cant complain I guess. I just wanted something cheap to learn and cruise around on. After a week I started to feel like the board was too unstable, but after tightening up the trucks a bit it really helped. I'll probably ride this for a while until I feel the need for something better.

u/urhedsonfire · 1 pointr/tall

It was actually really cheap, only $60 for the complete.

Edit: It's this exact board, but when I got it back in August I only paid $60.


u/Timebombaz · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hey everyone,

I'm going to be 33 this year. Big boy, former ASU football player, and have NEVER rode a skateboard. My 13 year old daughter seemed to learn pretty quick on the longboard we got her and I'd love to skate with her, so I have a few questions:

1: I know this is probably a dumb idea, but how do I minimize injury as much as possible?
2: A board that will handle my frame? I'm 6'5 260 with a size 15 foot.
3: lastly, my daughters board is too big and she wants a cruiser to ride to highschool. We bought her this to learn on: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008EZNY4W/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_vZOqxb0WB496E and she wants to replace it with a better cruiser type board, something a bit smaller as her commute will be about 1.5 miles each way.

Thank you!

u/Reddit_Videos_To_Gif · 1 pointr/longboarding

So I got this long board to go down light hills and really i just want to know what you guys think of it as a beginner board.This one

u/TacoCowboy14 · 1 pointr/longboarding

I'm looking to buy a longboard for the first time and I want to spend under $100. The two boards I've been looking at are:

The Quest Super Cruiser

And The Yocaher Professional Drop Down

Which one would be better for a beginner? I'm also open to other suggestions if you think another board would work better for me.

u/JumpyCattle · 1 pointr/longboarding

Hey all, newbie here! I've been trying to learn how to pivot for a month or so I would say, and I don't think I've gotten anywhere.


I feel like part of the problem might be my board. I'm not trying to blame my materials instead of my obvious deficiency of course, but I can't help thinking about it. Currently I have the Quest Super Cruiser. It weighs 10 lbs and the wheels have a durometer of 80A.

I have a really old, crappy skateboard that I can do a pivot on with relative ease, which I guess isn't surprising as it's much shorter and lighter. But I also tried my friend's board briefly the other day and I felt like it was much easier to pivot (still couldn't manage it all the way). Her wheels were definitely harder (85A).


I looked up lists of longboards other people recommend for freestyle, and they were all around 7 and a half pounds, except they had a tad softer wheels. I'm pretty confused at this point.


I looked at a YouTuber I watch's set up video, and I think I know now that I want 85A wheels. Would this solve the problem though? I'm also aware that the pintail-ish shape isn't ideal for this style, but I hadn't done enough research when I first bought it. So would getting a different shape help too? Would it be worth it?


So, what's the main issue here? The wheels, the shape, the weight, all of the above, something I'm overlooking, or just not enough practice?

Edit: Thanks everyone! I managed to get it down :-)

u/shemari · 1 pointr/longboarding

I'm looking to learn how to ride, I don't want to spend much on my first board until after I've learned. I've found this used board on craigslist and this new one off amazon.

If you guys could let me know if these are good deals and what I should look for when I go to see the used board in person that would be awesome!

u/weirdalrock · 1 pointr/longboarding

So I've never longboarded before. My friend let me try it this past week and I have to say, it's more fun the riding my bike. However, I know absolutely nothing about buying a longboard. I just went on amazon to see what kind of longboards there were. I saw a few that looked ok and were relatively cheap




Could anyone tell me if these are any good or if I should be looking somewhere else to buy a longboard?

u/MipselledUsername · 1 pointr/longboarding

I was looking for transportation that didn't require too much maintenance or storage for work. I (impulsively) settled on this Quest 44" board today.

I have 0 experience riding anything like this, but I figured youtube and safety gear have me covered

I feel like I should leave something here for discussion, but I'm just super pumped and felt like sharing (and didn't feel like junking up your sub with a "my first xyz!" post)

u/oneshot323 · 1 pointr/longboarding
u/ourcore · 1 pointr/longboarding

Figured, but this looked okay: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008EZNY4W. Not seeing much by Funbox.

u/bored12345567 · 1 pointr/UIUC

Ive never longboarded before, just skateboarded
so I got a beginner board just to get into it
its this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008EZNY4W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/thisdigitalhome-com · 1 pointr/boostedboards

I'm in exactly the same boat. After trying out various long boards like kryptonics dropdown and a couple others, I found the Quest Super Cruiser Longboard the easiest to ride. It is Very stable. I have the kryptonics as well and a regular skateboard too. I find myself just using the Quest board all the time.

Very stable. Long and wide enough so I feel pretty easy to maintain balance when pushing.

u/ragerwithcomics · 1 pointr/longboarding
u/Zip668 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

13EE with a high arch/instep and I swear by these.

u/Bfeezey · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife
u/WOgles · 1 pointr/backpacking

I have been wearing these, People Socks for awhile now, and I will never go back. I love 'em. It's summer in Oklahoma and my feet are always comfy in them.

u/JaxTellerr · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

don't know why I commented in such broken english lol, but there are different people socks. The cheaper ones or these ones.

Which percentage merino wool are yours, 71 or 42?

u/fxsnowy · 1 pointr/snowboarding

First time going snowboarding in denver in a few weeks, will this jacket be fine?

Also do I need ski/snowboarding socks like this
or can these wool socks do the job?

u/berwyn_urine · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

That sweater looks good and the price is good. Go for it.

The socks look okay, but the reviews are rather mixed. Apparently Costco brand wool socks are supposed to be of good quality and receive much praise from frugalmalefashion. As another option, these People Socks are on a great sale and have great reviews. I own 4 pair personally and they are quite thick and warm. Seem like they are going to hold up well through the winter.

u/penguinsuitman · 1 pointr/rawdenim

I have a few pairs of people's socks that are really nice and reasonably priced for high quality MiUSA wool socks. They ship w/ amazon prime so that's also cool.

u/TonyOstrich · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I don't think I am there yet. There are quite a few outfits I have, where I have no idea objectively if they look good or not. I am pretty good at seeing whether something fit's properly, but not very good with color and style matching. That said there are certain items I do know go well together, and this is one of them

The outfit:

Waxed Olive

Canvas in black

Express Crew Neck (Small) in Black

Gustin Brass Roller - Saddle Brown Belt (Second notch) Size 32

Redwing Beckman 9016 Size 9 (Probably a half size too large, but made better by thick merino wool socks)

Levi 511 Rigid Dragon 29x32

People Socks - Merino Wool Blend

All in all it's a super simple outfit, and not very hard to pull off. The belt is not naturally the right color to match the shoes. It's a much lighter shade of brown, and with all of the other dark pieces does not work well. I darken the belt by massaging cocnut oil into it, letting it sit for 24 hours, and then polishing with Red Wings Dusky Brown polish (same polish I use on the shoes). I do this whenever I notice the color getting a bit too light.

u/flynnski · 1 pointr/motocamping

Merino. Effin'. Wool.

People socks, in particular, seem to be the best deal running. I bought a bunch of 'em and they held up really nicely over a three month trip mostly spent in Keens. Wore 'em a couple days in a row, no problem, no stink.

They're absurdly comfortable, warm in the cold and reasonably cool in the heat. I can't say enough about 'em.

Also, put your dirty and clean laundry in separate bags.

u/AdviseMyAdvice · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Semi-urgent as I'm wearing these to work today (driving though...) and I'm worried I should return them.

Do these look like they fit correctly? One Redditor said they might be too narrow for my feet. They feel a little tight but I am wearing some thick-ish socks.

http://i.imgur.com/lcnCYRa.jpg - sitting

http://imgur.com/sjvUo36 - on my toes

u/monster_snowgoon · 1 pointr/OkCupid

Dis and dis and dese and dose.

u/Russian_For_Rent · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

+1 for people socks. $26 dollars right now on amazon and I just snagged my second set.

u/slow_one · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The Spirit of Detroit...
If you don't already have smart wool socks, buy a couple of pair now! It's the only way to go. They seem expensive but they keep your feet warm and dry faster than cotton.
Like these but in your size:
Also, if you can find some Ex-Officio underwear, these are great!
They're warm and they wash and dry over night while traveling!

u/Raewynrh · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

People socks!!!

They aren't super cheap but they last sooo long and are super warm and comfy. We have 8 pairs that have lasted us three winters of heavy use and are still going strong. Plus they are made in the USA! Stay warm!

u/Huskie407 · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I would not recommend this. choices differ between if you are backpacking/hiking to a camp or just driving in/car camping. Gear can be expensive or reasonable but If you are just starting out, I would not recommend buying expensive gear before you know what provides you value. Everyone's different so some questions only you will be able to answer once you go a few times. I would recommend going conservative on cost to start out until you know what you prefer (Checking out other peoples gear on camping trips/ REI browsing sessions are a gold mine)


Sleeping Bag depending on what the night time low temps are (based mostly on how high the elevation youre going to be sleeping at this time of year) you don't need a sleeping bag, I would instead recommend a light packable down quilt like the one from Costco or This cost: $20-$40


pricier sleeping bag option




Sleeping Pad Basic sleeping pad :https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZWW2FD/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=darwionthe-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01LZWW2FD&linkId=7f466defe405f13e4d8f457436a33b6c $35-$40


I personally use the Klymit Static V, You can get them refurbished for very little on Amazon/Ebay


Tent Lots of options here, a few of them good for a low price. Decision is if you're going to be going solo or taking company (Size) and again how light you want to go on the weight. Freestanding tents generally provide more shelter but can be hotter in the summer and generally heavier. Some people choose only a light tarp setup for ultralight backpacking. its a personal choice but I would definitely take some time to think what suits your need on this. A few options.


(requires trekking poles) light



Freestanding option $112



Cheaper $95




For the tent I would recommend spending a little more if you are strictly buying for car camping, itll have more longevity and youll be using it for a few years. This is my car camping tent. $260




I would highly recommend investing in some permethrin/bug spray, a good hat and a Head Net to go along with it.


Happy trails.

u/schmuckmulligan · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking

You've got a few of these, but just in case you want to hit the trail soon, these are Amazon available. I'm emphasizing lighter but similar gear to what's in the package. I think buying ultralight gear when you first start backpacking is questionable. It's expensive, there's a learning curve for a lot of it, and it's hard to know what you like until you've done some actual backpacking. My "bundle" weighs in at 7-ish pounds and costs $180.

A 2.5-pound sleeping bag of similar rating to the Siesta one:


A 14-oz standard sleeping pad that's less comfortable than the one in the bundle but will serve decently well and can act as an adjunct to an inflatable as your needs evolve (I still have one in my winter kit):


For a tent, I'd grab the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1 instead: https://www.amazon.com/ALPS-Mountaineering-5024617-Lynx-1-Person/dp/B00BMKD1DU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469111834&sr=8-1&keywords=alps+lynx+1

u/patrickeg · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking

I'll remember that for next time. I've already packed it all away, but I might drag it out and take some pics. My foot is pretty banged up so it'll be a minute. But Ill give you a short list :)

Pack: Osprey Exos 58

Sleeping Bag: Teton Sports Tracker

Tent: ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1

Tarp: Ultimate Survival Hex tarp

Mess kit: Mess kit and Mug

Water Filtration: Sawyer Mini

Tools/Defense: Note: Normally I would only take one knife, but I wasn't sure which I would prefer as they're two quite different blades. Ka-Bar Becker BK2, Condor Bushlore, and Bear Spray

Stove: MSR PocketRocket

First Aid: I had the Adventure Medical Kits Day Tripper, and then added to that with Celox and an Israeli Bandage

Trekking Poles: Cascade Mountain Tech CF with Cork Grips

In addition I had a few little things in a small kit; Ferro rod, duct tape, trail blazes, chemical water purifiers in case my Sawyer failed, bug spray, a small thing of sunscreen (which I didn't end up needing as it was overcast), deodorant, TP, etc.

u/jehoshaphat · 1 pointr/camping

Something like this could work https://www.amazon.com/ALPS-Mountaineering-Lynx-1-Person-Tent/dp/B00BMKD1DU/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1523911276&sr=8-5&keywords=alps+mountaineering+tent

As for the water, you should be drinking a lot per day, so you need to have a water source. Be it that stream, or something else. A stream is more likely to have issues with water. So make sure to boil or purify.

The issue isn't really weight, but space. Even freeze dried stuff (which requires even more water) takes up a god amount of space.

As someone said above, maybe shoot for a rustic site, that has a short walk to get there. Then you will have closer access to your car in case of emergency.

u/PrivateTumbleweed · 1 pointr/CampingGear
u/Durkbeef · 1 pointr/motocamping


Sorry for the late reply. I've been in the woods

u/ConsciousCourtney · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I have this tent in 1 man and 2 man and they're both awesome! Top notch qulity for the price. Just read the reviews for yourself. Don't sleep on amazon. Plus you'll have extra money to spend on other camping gear that you'll need. https://www.amazon.com/ALPS-Mountaineering-Lynx-1-Person-Tent/dp/B00BMKD1DU

u/GremlinDoesThat · 1 pointr/AustralianShepherd

ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent, Clay/Rust https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BMKD1DU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_MGKYCb58N5DJQ

First solo tent I’ve ever purchased has done me wonders in three seasons and got me through a 3 day hike in the Colorado Mountains in October.


The second is what we bought before we got the dogs, also great for 3 seasons. Definitely heavier than I’d like but for short excursions it does the job.

Both are on the cheap side but have done well for what I need.

u/thomasjordan717 · 1 pointr/CampingGear

Here are a couple options with brands that have a bit better of a reputation. Ultimately it’s your choice, but I would recommend going for a company that has a bit more of a following:

Kelty Salida 2:


Kelty Acadia 2:


Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 (also has a 2 person available):


I don’t personally own these tents, but I know the quality should be there and the price point is in line with what you were thinking. Hope this helps ✌🏻

u/SuddenSeasons · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

Check out this guy: https://www.amazon.com/ALPS-Mountaineering-Lynx-1-Person-Tent/dp/B00BMKD1DU/

It's lighter (just under 4 Lb), it's listed as JUST too wide for your bag, but do you think you can squish it in? It's lighter, cheaper, really well reviewed, and a much bigger floor space. Your tent only has 20 sq feet!

Listed as 6"x17.5" so the volume works, may just need some re-configuring? Ditch the stuff sack.

I have a tent which is almost exactly these dimensions and man, I love it. I backpack, so it has room for my sleep pad, stuff next to me (water, phone charger), room for my pack at the end by my feet, and I never ever feel cramped. It sucks to be unconstrained by weight (motorcycle) and still sleeping like you're UL hiking. It's heavy, so it's not my ultra-light setup, but it takes literally 45 seconds to set up camp.

edit: You can get the Static V insulated for cheaper. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Klymit-Insulated-Static-V-Sleeping-Pad-06IVOr01C-/191504068900 $62.76 right from the manufacturer - it's a great pad. I have the regular and the insulated as my only sleep pad (side sleeper, wide dude), just switch out based on weather. You have the best in price/class product there.

edit2: This could be had for $90 if you're an REI member, or can find one who will let you use their coupon. https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/110867/kelty-dualist-22-sleeping-bag

This one is 8x13: https://www.amazon.com/Kelty-Tuck-Degree-Sleeping-Bag/dp/B00NFCFIR0/ref=sr_1_14?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1491157929&sr=1-14&keywords=20+degree+sleeping+bag

Can't really speak to any of those specific bags, but if price is a primary concern it looks like you can do all around a little better, especially if that tent can fit. I think youll have a much comfier trip.

u/unconcealable · 1 pointr/tall

I've used this one, and have been very happy.

ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BMKD1DU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i3TzybB4ARH9P

It's easy and quick to set up, has held up well through several trips, and there's sufficient room for me and just a few other items (boots and pack stay outside for me).

I'm a bit taller than you, as well

u/Circle_in_a_Spiral · 1 pointr/camping

I have this and like it, especially for the price:


The vestibule is a pretty roomy space for a pack.

u/TheTrain2000 · 1 pointr/camping

I have and use the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1p, and it works great. It seems to fit your price range and requirements, as well.

u/planification · 1 pointr/hiking

ALPS seems to be having a sale right now. It's really difficult to get a durable, lightweight tent at that price, but sometimes you can luck out and get something on sale farther into the season. According to the manufacturer, that one's about 1.8 kg.

u/williamdacuck · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I was looking at this one. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B00BMKD1DU/ref=aw_wl_ov_dp_1_1?colid=2CGHUTUO55MXA&coliid=IPYZXNNK6TQ9N&vs=1

I'm not too sure what to make of it, it's gotten good reviews on backcountry.com

u/8bitmorals · 1 pointr/maui

When are you going to be here? I can loan you a water filter or if you have enough time, you should get this one https://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-Water-Filtration-System/dp/B00FHRADQ2
Amazon.com : Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System ...

u/so_there_i_was · 1 pointr/Hunting

Sawyer Mini is the way to go for water filtration. I use mine inline on my hydration pack, but you can also use separate bags to make a gravity filter.

u/tiredofpegging · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

I day hike quite a bit and I've been backpacking for years.

For a long day hike I carry:

Food(high protein/low weight)
First Aid
Weather protection(warm jacket/rain jacket depending)
Probably some other misc things I'm not thinking of.

Also with some modern water filters like this filtration is so cheap and lightweight that if you're hiking somewhere with good water sources(much of Colorado) carrying a filter only makes sense.

Backpacking is a bit more complicated of course. On top of the day hiking kit I carry:

Extra clothes/socks(you need less than you think, but don't skimp on the socks)
Sleeping pad
some kind of pack cover/liner to keep your stuff dry
Camp food

I think that's most of it. Obviously there are more things you could bring, this list is a bit spartan so some luxury items might be nice.

The other big thing to think about is footwear. Everyone has strong opinions about what footwear is the best, but if I was starting out I would just pick up a nice pair of mid-height lightweight hiking boots, probably non-waterproof(for ventilation) from a good manufacturer(I swear by Merrell personally).

I have a pair of these that are great.

Nowadays I usually just wear lightweight hiking/running shoes that are really comfortable but don't offer a lot of protection. Just the other day I did a 15 mile day hike largely off trail at elevation in the Sierras with no problems. But I have strong ankles and tough feet so that may not be advisable for a beginner.

Hope that helps!

u/_Jias_ · 1 pointr/hiking

Very reliable, if you're looking to get one with longer use Id recommend the https://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-Water-Filtration-System/dp/B00FHRADQ2

u/KhalduneRo · 1 pointr/AppalachianTrail

inline - so I use mine with a camel back. I put dirty water in the camel back... and the filter is between my bag and my mouthpiece. saves time by just filling my camel back and walking away. usually have to buy these adaptors in addition to the mini, but not always so double check.

screw top - fits on top of most plastic bottles (water, soda, etc). Already included as a feature of most sawyer filters.

I suggest these methods because the bags that come with the sawyer filters can be problematic and why should you have to keep up with one extra thing.

u/211logos · 1 pointr/VanLife

There are tons of battery operated pumps out there, just depends on what your setup is. For example, you can just drop this in a bucket or jerry can for running shower water: https://www.amazon.com/Ivation-Portable-Outdoor-Battery-Powered/dp/B00IFHFJXI/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=water+pump+battery&qid=1563293308&s=gateway&smid=A2LM6ZPY06LT1N&sr=8-14

Look for "fluid transfer pumps" or similar, the kind with long down tubes. Many run on just a couple of DC batteries.

u/MmmmBeer814 · 1 pointr/FireflyFestival

I got something similar to this last year and it used it as a camp shower. If you split it with one other person it'll be cheaper than using their showers with no line. I also got this to use along with it, but you could just use water bottles.

u/bingbing20 · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

I don't recommend the shower bags.. Buy this off of amazon..


Me and my crew used this last year and filled up buckets of water at the water stations. Its like an actual shower head but you need to charge the battery. We also had a small shower tent for some privacy. All our neighbors were jealous of our shower set up and were offering us money to use it. We also had one of the shower bags but it was a complete fail.

u/Way-a-throwKonto · 1 pointr/vandwellers

I'll copy paste something I wrote elsewhere just now. What do you think?


My plan is to use a shower pump like this:
Then boil some water on the stove, and mix it with room temp water and put enough in the floor of this to cover the pump:

... set up underneath the roof fan, with some velcro holding up a hula hoop holding up the shower curtain tucked inside the tub. Get a thing to stand on so my feet aren't soaking, attach the shower head to the hula hoop, put a cloth bag over the pump as a rudimentary filter... Voila, recirculating, hot shower, for as long as I want, for just a few gallons of water.

Bonus, the shower water can be used to wash your clothes if you separate it from your regular gray water.

u/hedonistichippie · 1 pointr/Coachella

I highly doubt anyone is going be creeping on you, they generally have better things to do. But I still recommend bringing a portable shower like this. My group has been using it for the past 6 years and its a savior.

u/Goodbutt_istaken · 1 pointr/AirBnB

Get something like this.But, I think your space should be rented out as an office/ art studio/ or storage but not as accomadations, if guest can't take a shower there.

u/butterbal1 · 1 pointr/scuba


Cheap, work perfect, and I just bring a 5 gallon water cooler of hot water that stays warm all day.

u/cajungator3 · 1 pointr/blackfriday

It runs off a USB so if you have a USB adapter that fits in the cigarette port, it'll charge.

Edit: Sorry, this isn't the one I have. Mine is similar.

u/be_to_the_bop · 1 pointr/FireflyFestival

Buy a shower tent and a portable shower, acquire something to stand on like SMALL wooden pallet so you're not standing on mud, bring a few 5 gallon jugs of water (empty or filled, you can fill it there) and you can shower right at your campsite. It won't be the best shower you've had but it'll do.

u/ErinWisneski · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

We have this one and it is amazing!


and get a collapsible bucket to put the one end in.


But honestly last year I saw a girl taking a shower using a small watering can. That actually seemed even easier than my shower set up.

u/Vortexbig · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'd like to try the Armytek Elf: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078XSPDJ2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_UMDpDb5Z4KKGD

Thanks as always!

u/BEAVS69 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway! Amazon link

u/left_schwift · 1 pointr/flashlight

I’m going for the ArmyTek Elf C1, I plan on using it for early morning runs and first responder work if I win. Thanks for the giveaway as always!


u/penguin941 · 1 pointr/flashlight
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u/danksause · 1 pointr/flashlight

ALWAYS need more lights!

Thank you as always

u/PotvinThePotman · 1 pointr/flashlight

ArmyTek Elf C1
Thank you for your generosity I’m sure everyone here appreciates it

u/brendanvista · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway!


u/19b34413f6f60afd6e4c · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/birdthirds · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'd love one of these
ArmyTek Elf C1 Micro-USB Rechargeable 1050 Lumens Magnetic Tailcap Multi-Use Headlamp and LumenTac USB Cable https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B078XSPDJ2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_wJg3CbTR1PJAM

u/The-Internet-Sir · 1 pointr/flashlight

Don't own a right angle light and could really use one, so I'll try for the elf c1.
Thanks as usual!

u/1011000100001100 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks again!

Armytek Elf C1

u/MNLegoBoy · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you for what your doing in this sub


Armytek Elf C1

u/afternoonjoke · 1 pointr/flashlight

The elf c1 would be awesome.

Thanks for doing this!


u/cap90 · 1 pointr/flashlight

ArmyTek Elf C1 Micro-USB Rechargeable 1050 Lumens Magnetic Tailcap Multi-Use Headlamp, LumenTac USB Cable and Battery Organizer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078XSPDJ2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_w9mWCbSZ3V6C8

u/HoffWasHere · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you for hosting this! I love your site but my wallet says otherwise.


u/Moon_cow_firetrucks · 1 pointr/flashlight

Elf C1

I’ve been on this subreddit for about a month and I see that a lot of people have this light it look interesting an I was looking into buying it. If I could win it that would be great. If anyone knows any thing a bout the elf c1 or another great headlamp I would be glad to hear.

Thank you and happy 70k

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u/xijio · 0 pointsr/Seattle

But according to that, even if he had a portable urinal and used it in his car he'd be equally guilty. Sometimes laws are stupid.

u/JarRules · 0 pointsr/motorcycles

I just got a CBR 500r and after reading the AMA I purchased this chain and this disc brake lock. Im still paranoid it will get stolen but the good thing is there are 3 other bikes near mine that are much more expensive and not locked. Im more worried about the caltrian parking lot.

u/lablack786 · 0 pointsr/longboarding

Hi! I'm a beginner and I'm shopping for my first board. I have an Amazon gift card so I'm kinda limited to just Amazon boards. I was pretty set on picking up the Quest Super Cruiser and some Zealous bearings because basically every beginner picks this board up to learn longboarding and the bearings would replace the standard crappy ones, but I just found this new board on Amazon called the Quest Super Cruiser Remix (basically a shorter version of the original Quest board). I can't find that many reviews online about it, but it's shorter (i'm on a college campus with tons of pedestrians so this would be a huge plus), and has a sick design (I love blue lol). Any thoughts on the board? Should I get the original black Quest 44" or opt for this "Remix" at 36"?

Link for OG Quest Board: https://www.amazon.com/Quest-QT-NSC44C-Original-Longboard-Skateboard/dp/B008EZNY4W/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=quest+board&qid=1569023486&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-3

Link for Quest Remix Board: https://www.amazon.com/Super-Cruiser-Bamboo-Longboard-Skaeboard/dp/B01HD50Q1M/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

u/jflat06 · 0 pointsr/Ultralight

> Unfortunately no one makes a good lightweight micro-usb rechargeable headlamp with a replaceable cell at the moment.

This is what I use.

Slightly on the heavy side, but it checks all the boxes for me.

Edit: for anyone curious, mine clocks in a 99g after removing the magnet.

u/MAGAbot9000 · -2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/xtc46 · -3 pointsr/Fitness

I am looking at getting these. I dont like gloves, but I think these would help with some lifts.

This also looked like an intresting alternative.