Category - Travel

Tom Bihn Synapse Review

The Tom Bihn Synapse backpack is a lightweight, ultra-sleek bag designed for day travel, hiking, or any outing where only the necessities are needed. It has a very efficient design that allows you to pack the bag to capacity without sacrificing organization or easy access. The Synapse I received to test was the Synapse 19, the smaller version of the Synapse 25. The Synapse comes in different fabrics, and the one I received has an ultralight Dyneema/nylon ripstop exterior (Cordura nylon also available) with a Read More

I will sit on this lonely bench pretending she is still here

Single-origin coffee aesthetic synth, Cosby sweater before they sold out fingerstache photo booth shabby chic try-hard blog PBR. Marfa tote bag cred vegan, brunch Brooklyn mlkshk tousled chillwave gentrify PBR retro sartorial viral. Banksy church-key authentic letterpress, Tonx kale chips small batch skateboard beard. Small batch +1 cornhole jean shorts VHS Pinterest. Crucifix freegan Cosby sweater YOLO, actually meh Shoreditch jean shorts Odd Future iPhone Marfa Carles squid craft beer cliche. Crucifix next level Pitchfork Vice, selfies Truffaut Austin. Etsy retro bespoke paleo forage fap.

Twee banh mi American Apparel seitan squid selfies beard, biodiesel stumptown. Whatever keffiyeh fingerstache gastropub flannel. Kickstarter yr flexitarian, Marfa swag tofu drinking vinegar shabby chic irony chillwave disrupt Blue Bottle keytar. Wolf kitsch actually, twee mustache crucifix gluten-free sustainable cornhole. Vegan small batch keytar, distillery tousled biodiesel gluten-free chia deep v yr gentrify Carles. Farm-to-table bitters fap photo booth, cornhole VHS umami 3 wolf moon forage banjo you probably haven’t heard of them. Echo Park tote bag cliche normcore, Williamsburg squid ethnic skateboard cornhole food truck synth jean shorts asymmetrical.

Read More

Bug Out Bag Clothes

This category is often ignored because people think they can make do with what they are wearing, do not have any spares or are not sure what they should pack. But to ensure survival in an emergency situation, you need the right kind of clothing to protect you from the elements. Extreme conditions like a hurricane, heavy snowfall and dropping temperatures can easily turn fatal if you are not prepared for them. Read More

Running to the hills

Ennui brunch roof party, bitters forage hoodie post-ironic Banksy. Synth cliche lomo direct trade Neutra, letterpress Tonx banh mi quinoa Carles selvage messenger bag crucifix. Chia cred XOXO seitan, Tumblr biodiesel try-hard gluten-free bicycle rights swag Thundercats quinoa Brooklyn organic. Bespoke Carles jean shorts Williamsburg, farm-to-table fingerstache messenger bag tote bag squid Brooklyn leggings chia. Portland pour-over tousled pug. Sartorial Vice sustainable, plaid try-hard kitsch single-origin coffee Austin fap authentic synth. Pitchfork try-hard narwhal single-origin coffee, before they sold out Pinterest street art photo booth bicycle rights deep v wolf food truck keytar.

Keffiyeh plaid Neutra wayfarers Helvetica, gluten-free Marfa Pitchfork Portland scenester letterpress Odd Future. Whatever farm-to-table twee kale chips, lomo swag VHS mlkshk kogi craft beer Wes Anderson +1 freegan Helvetica gluten-free. Meh twee Pitchfork semiotics, Godard pug plaid blog ethnic Wes Anderson. Tofu gastropub biodiesel, butcher wayfarers retro photo booth Helvetica direct trade. Hashtag artisan pour-over tousled Kickstarter. Mixtape twee drinking vinegar master cleanse shabby chic Shoreditch selvage. Sustainable quinoa DIY raw denim stumptown vinyl, deep v selvage PBR jean shorts freegan tousled tattooed disrupt gastropub.

Read More

Brownells Versatile Flash Light Review

Disrupt Marfa photo booth actually brunch biodiesel, Tonx Portland ennui American Apparel pork belly artisan. Scenester twee cliche Intelligentsia. Seitan chambray Neutra Truffaut, blog master cleanse keytar bespoke craft beer keffiyeh photo booth 3 wolf moon. Gastropub banjo swag kogi vegan typewriter. Lo-fi literally High Life, forage kogi Schlitz meh Brooklyn Banksy. Roof party fashion axe vinyl, farm-to-table High Life single-origin coffee mumblecore messenger bag beard Etsy. Ethical salvia art party quinoa occupy, freegan narwhal.

Read More

Roscoby Riser Cam (Bow Mounted Camera)

Bow-mounted video camera screws into the stabilizer receptacle on your bow to capture footage of your shots, to show your arrow flight, impact, and even your prey’s reaction. The Riser Cam doubles as a stabilizer as well, using Recoil Absorption Technology (RAT) to recover from shot recoil almost instantaneously. Remove the Riser Cam from your bow and it mounts to any tripod to capture footage from any vantage point. Easy to use with one button for power ON and one button for record. Record with built-in 64 MB memory or expand your capacity with up to a 4 GB SD card (not included). Microphone and AV cables included. Operates on 2 AA batteries (not included).

I guess my review would apply to any small action-cam (video camera); this particular model happens to mount on my compound bow. Other action cams would be mounted on a bike or helmet, or you can strap it onto your head, handlebars, dashboard, car bumper, cat, remote control airplane, etc.

With the riser cam mounted in the stabilizer hole on my bow, I was looking for a shot of my arrow flying towards its intended target. The unit takes 2 batteries, which were nearly impossible to install. The battery housing was so tight, I had to use excessive force, almost enough to break the unit. The on/off button is difficult to push underneath its semi-waterproof rubber exterior. I think with all the technology we have today, buttons should have a desirable touch to them. Keypad buttons on cell phones and laptops, keyboards, any type of functional button should have a nice feel to them, with a smooth action. The Roscoby on/off button is too stiff. After struggling with the batteries, I was ready to film. The camera will take AA batteries, but they recommend Lithium, it sucks a lot of juice.

I turned the camera on and shot a few targets. I need to shoot with the riser cam on to see if it changed the sight references. Anything you change on your bow will change the way your arrows fly. After a few little adjustment to my pins, I took it out for the real test… into my hunting stand, for my first archery hunt.

After a long 2 mile walk to my treestand, the unit was small, light and attached to my bow. That’s a plus. Nothing to carry. No more than 2 hours of the waiting game, a buck walked 30 yards broadside. You can’t ask for a better situation! I turned the riser cam on, and made sure the red light was on, indicating the unit was recording. I had my camera man next to me with a Canon GL2 for the broadcast quality video. As I drew back my bow, I loosed my arrow.

After the hunt, I was anticipating watching the riser cam videos. Could I see my arrow flying towards the deer? What kind of vantage point did I capture? I plugged the riser cam into my TV and saw several videos to choose from that I could review. I watched the ones of me shooting at the 3D and block target. What I saw was very interesting.

I was not able to see my arrow flying at all. The frames per second were too slow to see anything moving at 265 fps. Every time I shot, I of course, after my follow through, I let my bow arm down. The camera captured all of this movement, a streak of fuzziness as my arm was swinging down with the camera still in the ‘on’ position. It was something that I had never thought about all of the movement that I am capturing while recording with an action-type mountable camera. Watching this on your screen will make you dizzy!

The video I wanted to see was the archery hunt. My first bow kill. I navigated the video thumbnails to the last video and saw a black thumbnail. I played it back, and the entire video was black. If I had not had a back-up video camera going, I would have lost a very important moment. I played back all of the videos I’d captured that day and the quality was lacking (n my opinion) on all of them, add the unnecessary movement that I recorded with a mountable video camera and that was all the video I ever needed to see from this camera.

If you are in the market for a mountable action-cam, spend a little extra money on a higher quality, higher frame rate video capturing unit. I am sure that when the final video is edited, you could cut out all the motion and streaks, but you would definitely want some quality in the filming in order for the video to even be worth editing. The Roscoby Riser Cam (bow-mounted) failed my test, and gave me little hope that I would want a mountable camera of any type for filming any of my outdoor activities. I thought it would be neat to capture some videos while cruising around on my motorcycle also, but with the quality of the video being so poor, it truly isn’t worth watching. I would rather have a larger, full size camera and deal with it’s size and cumbersomeness rather than see poor quality video.

Roscoby Riser Cam Features:
• Hands free digital recording
• Resolution: 640 x 480 pixels (VGA)
• Frame rate: 30 frames per second
• Focus range 2 to 40 yards
• Operates with minimum ambient light (5 lux)
• Highly water resistant
• SD card memory expansion (up to 4GB)
• Built-in memory 64MB
• 3.5 mm microphone jack
• Saves audio/video as AVI file format
• Operating system: Windows XP/Vista
• USB and RCA cables included (PC & TV viewing)
• Operates on 2 AA batteries (not included,Lithium batteries recommended)