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First look at the Sakari Gear Sisu Sleeping Bag

Sakari Gear Sisu Sleeping Bag

Sakari Gear Sisu Sleeping Bag photo courtesy of Sakari Gear Website

One of the best things about reviewing gear is the ability to try out new products and learn about new companies. One of the new companies is Sakari Gear.  Sakari Gear’s “goal is to be able to provide great quality outdoor gear at a great price, while creating a meaningful social impact.”  Their first product is the Sisu Sleeping bag which I have the good fortune of reviewing.  You can read my initial thoughts on the Sisu Sleeping bag HERE.

Update GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station

Update GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station

Dinner Prep at Buccaneer State Park in Mississippi

I am not sure how I car camped before I started using the GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station.  I really enjoy how easy it is to set up and the ability to better organize my camp.  The table top is perfect for storage and food preparation.  You can read my full update HERE.

FirePit Rocker Update

FirePit Rocker Update

GCI FirePit Rocker by my campfire

One of the things that makes car camping fun is hanging out around the campfire.  The FirePit Rocker from GCI Outdoor makes hanging out around the campfire even better because it is super comfortable.  I like the ability to lounge with my legs straight out and gently rock back and forth while enjoying a beverage. To read more of my update click here.

Timber Ridge XL Padded Zero Gravity chair

Review by Arnie P

Timber Ridge XL Padded Zero Gravity chair

Timber Ridge XL Padded Zero Gravity chair

Timber Ridge XL Padded Zero Gravity chair provided for review.

Timber Ridge XL Padded Zero Gravity chair

The Timber Ridge XL Padded Zero Gravity chair arrived in a cardboard box with minimal markings and shipping information. The packaging comprised of a cardboard box, a thin plastic bag covering the chair and two Styrofoam blocks for secure transportation. glue and tape to hold the cardboard box together.

I slid the chair out of the box. I then picked up the chair from the back, the armrests slid down part way. I stepped to one side of the chair, and while holding the top of the back of chair, I applied a slight amount of pressure on the armrest until the armrests were sloping slightly upward toward the front of the chair. This is the normal chair position. I sat in the chair, checked that the locking mechanism under the armrests were released, put my feet on the front part of the chair near the floor and pushed forward to move the chair into the reclining positions. In the extended position my head was higher than my feet. The locks are easy to apply and as a recliner the chair can accommodate a wide range of positions. To read more please click here.

Initial Thoughts on the GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station

GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station

GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station in use at Buccaneer State Park, Mississippi

One of the great things about car camping is that you can bring everything and the kitchen sink, but the problem is that most State Parks only have a picnic table which limits space to store everything.  GCI Outdoor thinks they have fixed the lack of storage space with their Master Cook Station.  The Master Cook Station is a foldable table with multiple levels of flat space to store and organize everything for a car camping adventure.  Click HERE to read my initial thoughts.

Initial thoughts on the Blackstone Griddle

Blackstone Griddle

Cooking Pancakes on the Blackstone Griddle

I like to cook outdoors and anything that makes the process easier is a plus.  Blackstone Products makes cold rolled steel griddles and accessories that can be used for camping, tailgating or for cooking at home.  I will be reviewing the Blackstone 28” Griddle over the next couple of months for my cooking endeavors while camping and at home.  Click HERE for my initial thoughts.