The Best Water Filters Of 2015

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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.

The Warmest Socks, Gloves, Hats and Scarves

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Click here if you want to jump straight to my list of the warmest garments available. I’ve been researching the warmest wool products available. Here’s what I discovered: Qiviut (Musk Ox Down) Qiviut (pronounced “kiv-ee-ute”) is the name for the downy hair of the musk ox. It is the warmest fibre in the world — about eight times as warm …

The Best Shower Filter Of 2015

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In A Nutshell Almost all popular shower filters available today only remove 20%-80% of free chlorine (not total combined chlorine) from your shower. This includes shower filters that are certified by the NSF #177 Standard — unfortunately this standard only indicates that a filter will remove 50% of free chlorine in the water. Also, many cities now treat water with …

The Ultralight Keychain Tools

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These are the most optimal ultralight tools I could find. They all fit on a keychain: Fenix LD01R2 LED Flashlight (very durable and produces 80 lumens of light — as much a bright full-sized flashlight) Leatherman Micra (keychain-sized, ultralight multi-tool, includes scissors, made in US) Titanium Waterproof Medicine Capsule (ultralight capsule for carrying breath mints or pills) Nite Ize Inka …

The Brightest LED Flashlights Of 2015

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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: