The Best Water Filters Of 2015


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


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


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


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


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: