The Brightest LED Flashlights Of 2014

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These days, there are some mighty bright LED flashlights over there — ones that can rival car headlights in their shine. Let’s take at look at some of the brightest in the world:

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The Best Water Filters For 2014

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I’ve been reviewing water filters for about 10 years. During that time, I’ve become convinced that gravity-fed, carbon block filters are the best choice for almost everyone’s filtering needs. Faucet-mounted and pitcher-style filters do not filter water particularly well.

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The Best Filters To Remove Fluoride From Water

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In A Nutshell The best way to remove fluoride from tap water is to use a filter containing Brimac (or bone char) –  these filters will consistently remove 90% of fluoride from water. Another good option is use a Propur drip filters — these drip filters make use of AquaMetix a new propertiary carbon-based filtration […]

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The Most Durable Glassware and Dinnerware

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This is one of our “Buy It For Life” posts were we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. Duralex Picardie Tumblers Duralex has been manufacturing tempered glassware in France since 1929. Their Picardie Tumblers are known for lasting decades — they will bounce several times when dropped on the floor and survive […]

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The Ultralight Pocket: Recommended Keychain Tools For 2013

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These are the most optimal ultralight tools I could find. They all fit on a keychain: Nite Ize Inka Pen (writes underwater, writes in tempurature from -30 degrees to +300 degrees, ultralight, made in US) Leatherman Micra (keychain-sized, ultralight multi-tool, includes scissors, made in US) Fenix LD01R2 LED Flashlight (very durable and produces 80 lumens […]

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The Warmest Socks, Gloves, Hats, Scarves, Base Layers, Mid-Layers and Blankets

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I’ve been researching the warmest animal fiber products available (click here to jump straight to the product list). During my research, the Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook was very helpful. I’ve compiled a short list of the warmest fibers: Qiviut (Musk Ox Down) Qiviut (pronounced “kiv-ee-ute”) is the name for the downy hair of the musk […]

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Selvedge Denim Jeans Made In The USA

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Tellason Jeans Tellason jeans are made in San Francisco, were they were first product during the Goldrush. Tellason jeans are constructed selvedge denim form Cone’ White Oak mill in Greensboro, North Carolina. Selvedge denim is made on traditional shuttle looms. Selvedge denim is tightly woven, making the denim stronger and more durable. Selvedge also has […]

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