It’s like they say: You never forget how to ride a bike. Learning, however, is a different matter. Kids have different needs than adults when it comes to two-wheelers, and when we’re shopping for kids who are ready for their first training bikes, we want to prioritize things like stability (fewer scraped knees and bruises) and durability (try talking to a kid about the cost of bike repairs). These three picks will survive your child’s training period, and are durable enough to be hand-me-downs afterward.
Accidents happen, and when they happen on the hiking trail or on the road, they can leave you with ripped and torn equipment and clothing. There’s no reason to walk around wearing bags. Instead, pull off a quick and effective repair with a simple kit, either needle and thread or an adhesive patch. Pick your repair kit based on what you want to fix: A soft, flexible patch is best for light fabrics, while heavy-duty backpacks may require the strength of a sewn repair.
Every hunter needs a clutch of good duck decoys if they want to succeed on their hunt. Why? Simply put: They convince wild ducks that your hunting spot is where they want to be. By putting out decoys, you create a welcoming effect, lulling waterfowl into a sense of safety right near your blind. Which kind you pick for your hunt depends on how you’re going to use them. Here are three of our all-time favorite decoys.
Gear wears out. It’s a fact of life that’s as true as it is inconvenient. And the areas that wear out first are the high-touch ones, like the straps on a backpack. The easiest way to deal with it: Repair your pack’s worn-out components rather than buying a brand-new one. These three top strap systems attach easily with no sewing or other finicky hands-on work necessary.
Ingrown toenail: the very words make any athlete or hiker’s feet hurt. When a nail starts growing into the nailbed, causing pain at the lightest touch, it can turn a fun day out into a miserable ordeal. While going to a podiatrist is the most sure-fire cure for an ingrown nail, sometimes that’s not possible. That’s where these drops come in. Add a small amount, wait for the nail to soften, and you can just clip the offending portion off.
AM stations travel longer distances, making them a better bet for survival situations when you need weather information in the wilderness or are trying to pick up faraway stations in an emergency. A good AM radio will not only have a solid speaker and reliable reception, it will also have handy features like presets and the ability to pick up weather radio broadcasts.
Using a wet wipe to clean up in the backcountry is quick and refreshing, but most brands on the market don’t break down, instead becoming another contribution to landfills. These four biodegradable wet wipes are different: With enough time, they simply break down and disappear.
Get a little bit of privacy wherever you decide to set up camp with these pop-up camping shower tents. You can use them with a portable shower or a camp toilet. They also make fantastic changing rooms at the beach. Best of all, unlike a traditional tent, these convenient shelters fold up in seconds for easy transport.