Gear Deals: Tuning Kit, Car Safety, and Satellite Communication

Gear Deals: Tuning Kit, Car Safety, and Satellite Communication

Another round of hand-picked gear coming your way!

We’re featuring one of our newest and coolest devices which keeps us in touch no matter where we are in the world! Plus one of our oldest and favorite pieces of camping gear to help with clean water, and a bunch of other things to help you stay safe and prepare for winter.

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Garmin inReach Mini

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Being out of cell phone service comes with a lot of positive things. But it also means that you’re going to have a hard time communicating with others.

Not anymore. Satellite connections are becoming more commonplace and affordable. For campers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all types, devices can now offer a reliable lifeline and way to connect with society.

The Garmin inReach Mini is one of the most affordable two-way satellite communication devices on the market. It handles custom text messaging, has a built-in SOS button which connects you to a worldwide search and rescue service, can provide you with accurate GPS readings, and can even fetch weather updates for those long trips.

It can even track your progress and upload it to a website you can share with others. Perfect for the worrying moms at home.

If you want a cheaper alternative that has SOS connection without the same text-messaging, then check out the Spot 3 Satellite GPS Messenger, which has more limited text messaging functionality.

Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System

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Water is one of the most vital resources on the planet. And when you’re hiking or camping, you never want to run out.

The Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System is an ultra-compact and affordable way to make sure you always have potable water. It can be thrown in any hiking day pack or stuffed inside of your camping gear bin.

It removes 99.99999% of all bacteria (salmonella, cholera, and E. coli); 99.9999% of all protozoa (such as giardia and cryptosporidium); and 100% of microplastics, turning most fresh water sources into drinkable water.

Sanctuary SilTarp – Ultralight Rain Shelter Tarp, Guy Line and Stake Kit

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Ultralight and hammock campers ride a fine line between comfort and weight. When everything you bring serves an important purpose, all of your gear needs to be dependable.

This ultralight and waterproof tarp, guy line, and stake kit from Sanctuary SilTarp will keep you dry and warm without weight you down. The kit weighs a mere 14 ounces and fits into a compact stuff sack.

The full kit includes a tarp (with multiple shapes and sizes to choose from), 12 pieces of 1.5 mm reflective Dyneema guy line, 12 adjusters, and 6 aluminum Y-stakes. The tarp features 30 denier ripstop nylon with a silicon/PU dual-coating and fully tapes seams, providing 5,000 mm of hydro-static resistance.

Demon Charger Complete Ski and Snowboard Tuning Kit

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With winter around the corner, now is the time to get that board and/or skis in shape. It’s time to get rid of that nasty iron and old scraper.

Step up your big-mountain game with this complete tuning kit from Demon and you’ll board will be cruising like it’s brand new. It has all of the wax you’ll ever need, p-tex to fill those deep gashes, and all of the tools you need to do the job from start to finish like a pro.

Worried you aren’t sure how to tune your board or skis? This kit has you covered with a complete instruction manual to get you on your way. Take charge of your own gear and be ready for any conditions thrown your way.

Add a Demon Ski & Snowboard Vise or Kuu Tuning Horse to hold your board or skis steady for the ultimate tune.

Roadside Assistance Emergency Kit

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It’s also time to make sure your car is ready for winter storms and for the shorter days. You never know when the worst could strike and you could get stranded in the cold or the dark.

With this roadside emergency kit, you are prepared for unexpected auto issues and emergencies. It comes with 98.5. inch jumper cables, a tow rope, hand-driven flashlight, and a gluttony of other safety items.

Protect yourself and your family and buy this now.

Hopkins 532 Mallory 26″ Snow Brush with Foam Grip

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This is one of those items that you need to replace before it’s too late. If your old scraper has been through the years, drop the dough and get this new (very affordable) scraper.

With over 6,000 reviews and a total review of 4.6 out of 5 stars, this is a great scraper for the value. It’s 26” long and has a 4” wide scraper blade. It makes getting your car cleared of snow easier than ever.

GAMURRY Car Windshield Snow Ice Cover

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Who likes scraping your windshield, even with a new one? No one. And thankfully there’s now a tool that helps avoid it completely. It’s also a safer and quicker way to get your windshield completely cleared of snow and ice.

This Gamurry car windshield cover has 4 layers of protection and an improved design. It will not freeze to your windshield, even in temperatures lower than -30°F. Find the size that fits your car and never scrap your windshield again.

Heliar LED Road Flares with Storage Bag

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Getting stuck on the side of the road can be terrifying. I had the unfortunate circumstance of breaking down in the middle of the night on a desolate part of a major highway, with no working lights of any type (electrical failure). With every semi-truck that drove past, I was certain one of them would catch my bumper.

That’s why road flares should always be in your car. This pack of 3 LED flares features 9 different flashing modes, everything you need to make sure other drivers and emergency responders see your vehicle.

Gear Deals: Summary

And that wraps up this selection of our favorite gear around. Stay safe with a satellite device, always have clean water in your pocket, and make sure you have the emergency tools in your car to get though winter safely.

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