Hunting gadgets you might find useful

Every year it seems like there are even more “must have” hunting gadgets showing up on the market. Each one basically promises to make every trip a success, and can leave you feeling like the only reason you’re not bagging a ten point buck is because you don’t own a certain gadget. Don’t feel embarrassed if your shed or garage is packed with a variety of these gadgets, mine certainly used to be. Then I decided to start tossing out the ones that were an unfortunate waste of money and only keep the gadgets that actually work. Here are a few of the hunting gadgets that I find useful, and maybe you will too. If nothing else this is the perfect opportunity to clean out your storage area so you are ready for the start of the season.

 

 

FLIR Scout TK

 

I absolutely love everything about this gadget, including its affordable price. It is a handheld thermal imaging device that fits easily in your jacket pocket or backpack. If you’ve ever hunted at night you know you difficult it is to see, and this problem can even occur when you are trying to see if any game is hiding in thick brush. It comes with a long lasting 5 hour battery and a memory that is capable of storing up to 1,000 JPEG images. It will allow you to view thermal images at distances further than 100 yards, and thanks to the expanded color palette images are crisp and clear.

 

 

Leatherman Skeletool RX

 

I always carry my Leatherman with me, even when I’m not hunting, and I’ve traded my old one in for this new and improved model. It is still lightweight and extremely convenient to carry, and it comes with just about everything you’ll need to survive outdoors. It comes with several removeable bits so you can easily tighten or loosen screws and other types of fasteners. The carbide glass breaker is also a convenient tool to have. What I really like is the sheepsfoot blade that allows me to cut line, clothing and almost anything else in between. It even comes with a pair of pliers, which I find myself using on almost every hunting trip.

 

 

Hunters Specialties Rack-It Rattling Tines

 

Thanks to this convenient gadget I never have to worry about how I’m going to carry a set of antlers home. This pair of flat tines easily snap together when you are ready to transport your prize back home. They are constructed from durable plastic so they are sturdy enough to handle large racks, and their lightweight design makes them easy to carry. These rattling tines also

How to start bow hunting – the gear you need

If you’re a beginning hunter who’s eager to put together a set of the items that can be used for perfecting your skills and expertise, perhaps you ought to keep on reading. I know that purchasing the right products looks like a difficult task in the beginning, but it doesn’t have to be, as long as you always consider your needs.

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Bow

The first and most important piece you’ll be using is your bow. If you have little knowledge when it comes to selecting the perfect product, it’s safe to say that you’d benefit from getting one with as many adjustable settings as possible. Adjustability is even more important if you’re a younger hunter who might still have some more growing to do. Whichever your preferences, you should choose a unit that features a customizable draw length and draw weight. This will allow you to work with the bow regardless of your physical attributes or the game you might be targeting.

 

Arrows

Your arrows shouldn’t be cheap but they shouldn’t have an off-putting price, either. This is the area where many new archers hit and miss because they focus on getting high-quality arrows in spite of the fact that they still don’t know how to use them. Based on what I’ve found about them, carbon arrows seem to be the highly recommended type for new hunters as they are cheaper than their aluminum counterparts, but they still get the job done. What’s more, they are fast, reasonably quiet, and tough, which is why you’ll be able to use them time and time again. Additionally, even if you were to buy them from a reputable manufacturer such as Cabelas, you wouldn’t have to spend more than fifty dollars for a pack of six.

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Broadheads

Broadheads can be either fixed blade or mechanical, and each of these kinds comes with advantages and disadvantages. In most cases, working with a fixed blade type of broadhead can be advantageous for a beginner. Besides, many of these alternatives are affordable enough to fit the budget of a person that’s new to the game of hunting. If you have no idea which product you should choose, perhaps you’d benefit from selecting a 3-blade variety as it usually offers enough sharpness and accuracy for what you might have in mind with your current skills.

 

Release

Trigger-type releases are the best for rookies as they provide a superior sense of control and can impact the drawing of the bow in a favorable manner. While the release should be comfortable enough to use with ease, safety is even more important, in this case, as there are many models that might fall open when touching the trigger. The last thing you need is the bow firing by itself, when you least expect it to do so, particularly since it can endanger the safety and health of other hunters that might be in your proximity. Most affordable yet efficient releases have prices of about fifty dollars.

 

Target

If you’re looking for durability in a target, you probably have to stick to layered foam style. On the other hand, if you are more comfortable using a bag-style target, you might need to be aware of the fact that it tends to wear out over time.

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The sky’s the limit with regard to how much you will be spending on your hunting equipment, but regardless of any factors you may have to take into account, never forget to stay safe.

How to find a good waterproof bluetooth speaker for your outdoor adventures

Whether you are simply a bass head or an avid outdoor adventurer, there’s always a suitable waterproof Bluetooth speaker for your needs. The conditions in the outdoors should not stop you from enjoying your music and sounds during those trips. Camping or hiking should not limit you to the sounds of nature alone. What are the elements you want a good waterproof Bluetooth speaker to have for your outdoor adventures?

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High degree of durability

Going on an outdoor trip can involve getting scrapes and bruises along the way. Your Bluetooth speaker is not going to be immune to its own mishaps as well. The Bluetooth speaker you choose should be able to keep up with your active-paced outdoor lifestyle. It has to be geared to take drops into puddles, stormy weather or spilled drinks. You should be able to take it to the beach or pool and not be worried about the device getting splashes, albeit unintended ones. The speaker has to be both water- and weather-resistant while also being dirt-resistant. A high level of ruggedness in its build is desirable. This ensures that the device will still keep playing your favorite playlist even when it gets wet. Some high-end units are even submersible, which enables them to survive getting accidentally plunged into the lake or pool. You want a waterproof, mud-proof and shockproof model. Some speakers even come with optional jackets that enable you to change their looks when you want.

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Long battery life and reliable signal strength

Battery life is variable across various models and brands. While some models are equipped with battery life from 8 to 10 hours, others are designed with extended battery life varying between 12 to 20 hours. Some premium quality speakers offer up to 40 hours battery life so you can enjoy your music playlist for days on a single charge.

A major factor in your choice of Bluetooth speakers for outdoor use is signal strength. This is influenced by the placement of the device. Will you speaker still be able to transmit sound from the source even when a large metal object, such as a fridge or car, a building or other form of infrastructure, or even a person blocks the path between the unit and the audio source? Or will the sound simply get dropped? Typically, the audio source should be within 33 feet of the Bluetooth speaker.

Linking to another device such as a laptop or cell phone is achieved by speakers that use Bluetooth wireless technology. These types of devices work with a variety of mobile devices including Android smartphones and Apple iPhone. On the other hand, WiFi speakers leverage a home network to deliver a more stable and stronger signal. WiFi speakers can handle physical obstructions and distance better between them, the music source and the router. Ideally, they offer reception at a distance of 200 feet or farther from the router, with 100 to 150 feet being more usual. Some top-rated models are engineered to have both Bluetooth and WiFi. This gives you greater flexibility. Make sure the device you choose is easy to use.

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Who wouldn’t love to enjoy big sound in a small package? While some less stellar Bluetooth speakers for outdoor use provide average midrange, they produce robust bass and crisp or well-balanced treble, making them deliver good sound despite their small build. What you really want are well-balanced treble, midrange and bass, although some models do not have well-defined midrange.

You can connect equipment including a TV or portable audio player if your wireless speaker has auxiliary audio inputs to accommodate that need. Some models are even able to charge other devices using a USB port. A DVD/CD or Blu-ray player can be connected if the device has an optical digital audio input. With outputs, you can link the device to another subwoofer for sending video from a TV or docked iPad. USB ports allow connection to an iPod, iPhone or other device. Some models feature docks or connectors that accommodate the old-style 30-pin connections in older iPhones, iPods and iPads.

You want the device to be lightweight and easy to carry. It should also enable you to control the music from it. Others employ a typical remote control or an app on a smart device. A handy feature is voice recognition. Some WiFi models can access some premium music services aside from being able to stream digital audio from your PC. With handsfree speakerphone functionality, you can take phone calls at the press of a button.

Gadgets you can use to make camping more interesting

Camping is an activity that relaxes you and provides you with the opportunity to escape your daily problems. Most people who choose camping as a hobby do it because of that, as the feeling of freedom and connection with nature is irreplaceable. However, as we’ve lost our abilities to survive into the wild, some additional items to help us in our first trips sleeping under the stars may come in handy.

      Emergency weather radio

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An emergency weather radio delivers you the weather prognosis and keeps you posted on any weather alerts in your area. If there’s a storm headed your way, then you will be notified in a timely manner and so be able to avoid it. In addition, as they are designed to be helpful in emergency situations, they are equipped with flashlights, hand crank generators, long-lasting batteries and they offer you the possibility of recharging your phone on them if your battery is running low.

 Portable Bluetooth speakers

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A camping trip with friends is not the same if you’re not able to play some good music. An iPod or even a tablet is something that anybody has with them, but what about the possibility of listening to your favorite music without the hustle of dealing with heavy speakers and tangled cables? This you can only obtain by acquiring a good pair of Bluetooth speakers. If they’re waterproof all the better, as you don’t have to worry they may dysfunction if the rain starts falling.

      Pressure shower bag

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One of the major and not easily solved problems that you are confronted with when camping is showering. You may be able to resist a while without it, but if you spend more time far from any facility equipped with a shower, then it becomes unbearable. Fortunately, some people have thought about this problem and managed to come with a solution for it. It is true, an imperfect one, but still one that will make camping for longer periods of time so much better. This is the pressure shower bag. Technically, what you have is a bag that you can fill with water and preferably leave under the sun to warm. Then, by pressing the pump with which the bag is fitted, you can generate water that pours out through a small shower head. You won’t get the same amount of pressure as your home shower will provide you with, but it will still feel like heaven after all those days without proper washing.

      Survival tablet

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If you cannot camp without staying in touch with the outer world no matter in what remote area you find yourself, then a survival tablet, conceived especially for outdoor situations is a gadget you must have with you. Equipped with a highly efficient radio, GPS and a series of extremely useful applications, a survival tablet will enclose several survival items in one compact, efficient and functional in any area device.

There you are, a couple of useful gadgets that I’ve found during my long internet researches. Hope you will benefit from using at least one of them.