Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tankless Water Heater and Outdoor Shower

Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater and Outdoor Shower

Enjoy instant hot water wherever you go with the Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater. Generating more than 1 gallon of hot water per minute, this compact, energy-efficient heater creates a more comfortable and convenient outdoor experience for you and your family. The water heater comes with everything you need, including the adapters required to attach any standard garden hose nozzle and propane tank (tank not included).

Lightweight for Easy Portability
At 13 pounds, the Eccotemp heater travels easily to cabins, barns, and almost any off-the-grid location. Use it to take a hot shower at a campsite, rinse off after a day at the beach, or to wash your pet. Its compact size keeps it out of the way, allowing for a convenient set-up outside your home for use by the pool or hot tub.

Easy Setup and Operation
With all necessary fittings and adapters included, setting up the Eccotemp water heater is a cinch. To operate, the heater connects to a standard garden hose nozzle and propane tank (tank not included). Thanks to its automatic ignition, burners come on as soon as the water flows, so you don't waste a drop.

Simply turn on the tap--the heater produces hot water within seconds--and set the temperature to a comfortable level. Choose from multiple spray settings to select your preferred water pressure. The heater provides a temperature range of 80 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit, starting at a .5 gallons per minute (GPM) flow rate and going up to 1.4 GPM. After 20 minutes, the water heater shuts off automatically for added peace of mind.

Battery-Operated for Use Off the Grid
Because the heater's flame ignites by battery, the Eccotemp is a handy backup water source when electricity is not readily available, making it ideal for use in emergency situations, as well as on camping trips. The heater requires two D-cell batteries (not included). The unit requires a minimum of 20 PSI of water pressure and maximum of 100 PSI.

This Eccotemp Water Heater is rated for outdoor use only.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Magna Cart Elite 2 Hand Truck

Magna Cart Elite 2 Hand Truck

Ideal for travelers, trade show exhibitors, and anyone else who frequently hauls boxes and other gear from place to place, the Magna Cart Elite 2 personal hand truck is engineered with toughness in mind.
The Magna Cart Elite 2 will support up to 200 pounds and folds to a compact size for easy storage.
The 10-1/2-pound hand truck features durable metal hybrid construction and will support up to 200 pounds. The 7-inch rubber wheels, meanwhile, roll smoothly on virtually any surface, from pavement to trim carpet to linoleum. Best of all, the truck folds up compactly for storage or carrying, with a footprint of only 28.5 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide. The hand truck's narrow profile makes it ideal for carrying on planes (it fits easily in overhead compartments), trains, and cars, and when you're not using it, simply hang it on a peg in the garage or stow it next to the fridge.


* 200-pound capacity
* Weighs 10.5 pounds
* Extends to 39 inches tall (99 cm)
* Folds to 28.5 inches (72 cm) and 2.5 inches thick (6 cm)
* Extra wide 19.25-inch (49 cm) aluminum base plate
* Rugged 22mm steel (parallel tubes) frame
* 7-inch rubber wheels (17.8 cm)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Survival Gear- Bug out Bag Essentials- Mylar Blankets

Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets (Pack of 10)

Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets (Pack of 10)

This product is probably what you think it is. One of those loud, crinkly, reflective "space" type blankets. They're fairly cheap, and you get a lot of them. They're very useful for keeping a person warm if you know how to use them.

Some people complain that it doesn't keep them warm at all. This is most likely because they aren't using it properly. There are better articles for this information than this review, but essentially.. This blanket prevents heat-loss from radiation (which is how the majority of our body heat is lost). Radiation is when heat radiates away from its source. This is where the product shines: it allows hot pockets of air to form between you and the blanket. It doesn't do much to protect against conduction since it's so thin. Conduction occurs when heat transfers from one place to another by touching. When you grab an ice-cube, you are losing heat because of conduction. Similarly, if you are in a very windy area, while the blanket itself is wind-proof, the cold air can get under and inside the blanket, stealing away your warmth.

As such, when using this blanket, you should squat down and wrap it around you. By laying on the bare ground, there is no "dead air space" for the hot air to collect so, by the process of conduction, your body looses heat through the ground. This product works really well as a sort of "base layer" type of blanket. If you have a sleeping pad and sleeping bag, line the insides of your sleeping bag with one of these and you'll be toasty in no time. Just be sure not to start sweating too much, because of hypothermia and stuff. Even without those fancy sleeping bags, one of these covered by a wool blanket will keep you very warm. Just remember not to wrap the blanket to tightly around you. It is instinctive when you want to get warm, but it'll decrease the effectiveness and may rip it since it's so frail.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Routers

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Routers (Complete Illustrated Guides)

This book, in the "Complete Illustrated Guide" format covers one of the most popular tools in woodworking and home improvement in a step-by-step, highly visual presentation. The router is so popular because it can do an amazing variety of tasks. Bits and cutters can shape hundreds of profiles for edge treatments and moldings. Routers (especially the plunge type) can cut joinery from simple tongue and groove to interlocking and decorative joints. Mounted under a flat surface and guided by a fence, the router becomes a versatile shaping machine capable of safely spinning large bits for making large moldings and raising panels as well as more accurate joinery and shaping operations. Router users have developed hundreds of clever jigs for repetitive and dedicated operations. New bits, accessories, and enhancements for the router are constantly under development extending the use of this machine even further. This book covers all the practical router techniques as well as router table choice, construction and use and the techniques for popular jigs and fixtures.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

15-Piece Router Bit Set with Carbide-Tipped 1/2-Inch Shanks

MLCS 8377 15-Piece Router Bit Set with Carbide-Tipped 1/2-Inch Shanks

MLCS 8377 15-Piece Router Bit Set with Carbide-Tipped 1/2-Inch Shanks

This high-quality carbide tipped set includes a variety of bit sizes and styles: 4 straight bits (3/16-inch, 1/4-inch, 1/2-inch, 3/4-inch), 1 round over bit (3/8-inch), 1 cove bit (1/2-inch), 1 roman ogee bit (5/32-inch), 1 45-degree chamfer bit, 1 flushtrim bit (1/2-inch), 1 rabbeting bit (3/8-inch), 1 dovetail bit (1/2-inch x 14-degree), 1 V-groove bit (3/8-inch), 1 hinge mortising bit (1/2-inch), 1 panel pilot bit (1/4-inch), 1 round nose bit (1/4-inch), 1 allen wrench, and 1 bearing to convert round over bit into beading bit. It also comes with a sturdy wood storage box.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table

Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table

  • Benchtop router table; attaches to any workbench
  • 2 adjustable featherboards; dust collection port; dual outlet switch; 6-foot power cord
  • Aluminum fence with MDF face plates; aluminum router mounting plate
  • Includes router table, 3 mounting plate insert rings, mounting hardware for most Bosch routers, 2 featherboards, adjustable clear guard, starter pin and guard, outfeed fence shims
  • 27-inch by 18-inch work surface; 1-year warranty

The Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table provides a premium large work surface for woodworking and routing. Designed to fit a variety of routers and able to mount on any workbench, this router table is a versatile piece of equipment that will serve as an indispensable part of any woodworking shop. And its 2-1/2-inch dust collection port offers better dust collection for a healthier work environment. The large aluminum top makes the table both durable and portable.

Designed for Versatility and Precision
Thanks to its versatile design, the RA1181 lets you work with a variety of materials while ensuring precision with every cut. With a tall aluminum fence measuring 4-7/8 x 25-1/8 inches (HxL), the table handles tall stock with ease. The fence also features adjustable MDF face plates for better support and smoother operation.

The rigid aluminum router mounting plate stays flat and true for precise, accurate cuts, and for added versatility, it's pre-drilled to fit a variety of routers.

The easy-to-use featherboards attach to the fence and table and are fully adjustable to fit a variety of workpieces. They provide additional support and control while feeding stock across the routing table.

Dust Collection Port and Accessory Slot
The RA1181's powerful dust collection system excels at dust removal. It features one dust collection port for removing dust and debris, and it fits standard-sized 2-1/2-inch vacuum hoses.

Use the accessory slot to add additional featherboards, as well as 3/4-inch optional accessories, such as any miter gauge measuring 3/4 inch x 3/8 inch deep.

The RA1181 Benchtop Router Table measures 27 x 14-1/2 x 18 inches (WxHxD) and weighs 30 pounds. It has a maximum fence opening of 3-3/16 inches and a maximum throat opening of 3-5/8 inches. It is backed by Bosch's one-year limited warranty, 30-day money back guarantee, and one-year service protection plan.

Monday, April 2, 2012

24-Inch Survival Pocket Chain Saw

Chainmate CM-24SSP 24-Inch Survival Pocket Chain Saw With Pouch.

Chainmate CM-24SSP 24-Inch Survival Pocket Chain Saw With Pouch

Previously available only to the military and professionals, now everyone can enjoy the speed and convenience of owning a Chainmate survival saw. Flexible, chain blade saw comes in belt loop pouch. Cuts fast & easy. This thing EATS wood and weighs nothing!! It takes a little bit of effort but you can chew through a hardwood tree half a foot thick in literally a couple minutes; half that if you use two people (one on each end).
My only advice would be to spray it down with some wd-40 before you head out to smooth out the action and reduce kinks.