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Richard C. Drew "It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses." RSS Feed (Oak Lawn, IL USA)
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Kimlee Sports Waist Bag Outdoor Fanny Pack Red
Kimlee Sports Waist Bag Outdoor Fanny Pack Red
Offered by OIWAS
Price: $29.99
2 used & new from $29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent fanny pack that will hold a LOT of stuff! Wear on shoulder or waist. Lots of great details and extras., August 3, 2015
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This is one sweet, well designed compact bag that's fit for a number of uses. First some of the features: Water repellant, wide hip pads, padded where it sits on your butt, waist strap, shoulder strap, waist strap tucks away when using shoulder strap, large zipper pulls, and interior pockets. The entire thing weighs just under 9 oz.

The each of the padded hip pads have loops for hanging accessory pouches - or clipping on a water bottle. So you can expand your storage!

What will it hold? The two outside mesh pockets are small - they'll maybe hold a snack bar, packet of nuts, etc. Overall, it's about the size of a medium women's purse, or twice the size of an average fanny pack. There's no padding, and it's not really designed for really heavy stuff - large camera, etc. If you're on a day trip, this will handily hold a pocket camera, wallet, sunglasses, spare shorts/swimsuit, tablet/nook/kindle, snack and a lot more. If your state allows CC, it's not suitable for carry unless you wrap your weapon in a towel.

It's made from ballistic nylon, with all seams overstitched. The waist strap has plenty of adjustment - I'll guess up to a 46" waist.

The bottom line is that this is a very well constructed bag with a lot of nice extras and meticulous execution!


TP-LINK TL-PA4026 KIT AV500 2-port Powerline Starter Kit, Up to 500Mbps
TP-LINK TL-PA4026 KIT AV500 2-port Powerline Starter Kit, Up to 500Mbps
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5.0 out of 5 stars Setup took all of 30 seconds. It's a quick and easy solution for dead spots or areas it's not practical to run a cable to., August 3, 2015
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I have a couple of different TP-Link powerline kits, and they have made running internet to some parts of the house so easy. Our place is 50 years old, and running new wire is a pain. It's also lath-plaster walls with wire mesh, and wireless signals are blocked. We have four repeaters in the house and still have dead spots in a couple of corners - right where the TV is.

This solved the problem. We're not on the same circuit and it still works fine. Neither end can plug into a power strip - they have to go directly in the outlet. The receiver has two network connectors, so you can directly plug in two devices (Media player and IP camera for us.) I have also plugged in a hub with no problems, so if you really need more than a couple of connections it's not an issue.

We stream Netflix with no problem and can monitor the camera (babysitting!)

Setup took all of 30 seconds. It's a quick and easy solution for dead spots or areas it's not practical to run a cable to.


Ausdom Car Dash Cam DVR AD170, Color 2.0MP CMOS Sensor, 1080P Full HD Resolution - Multiple Viewing Angles (85°&110°), Auto Record Motion Detection, Supports Loop-Cycle Recording, Aperture of f/2.4
Ausdom Car Dash Cam DVR AD170, Color 2.0MP CMOS Sensor, 1080P Full HD Resolution - Multiple Viewing Angles (85°&110°), Auto Record Motion Detection, Supports Loop-Cycle Recording, Aperture of f/2.4
Offered by VIPUnion
Price: $99.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Full featured, high resolution, lots of nice features, quick setup., August 2, 2015
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I have three different car dash cams, costing $30, $60 and $100 (this one.) All have similar features, quality suction cups, etc. What makes this camera stand out is the resolution. I can read license plates, recognize faces, etc. With the less expensive cameras this is not always the case. The resolution on this little camera is outstanding.

The micro-SD card is inserted in the bottom - this makes it really easy to swap out. Models with the card on the side or top require that the camera be removed so you can get to the card (I have mine mounted to the right of the mirror mount, just behind the rear-view mirror.)

This camera also motion detection, so the camera will record when motion is detected. This can be the car rocking, people walking past, etc. It's powered by the internal batteries for motion detection when there's no power from the outlet.

Daylight video is sweet. Night has a lot of contrast - whites are blow-out, but you can clearly see what's going on - and still read plates. There's no GPS, but they do offer a model with that feature.

Plenty of options - resolution, exposure, G-force, time stamp and more. There's also an SOS feature - pressing this button locks the current video so it won't be recorded over.

This is now my favorite car cam. I think I'll take my previous favorite and point it out the back window.

Free camera provided for honest review.


Dove Men+Care Styling Paste, Fortifying 1.75 oz
Dove Men+Care Styling Paste, Fortifying 1.75 oz
Offered by Finders Keepers Shops
Price: $11.95
16 used & new from $6.19

4.0 out of 5 stars Very strong hair paste with the scent of soap., July 30, 2015
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This is a pretty pricy paste, but it does work well. It has the consistency of a dense sponge - pretty strange stuff. I have a couple of other pastes and they are nowhere this thick.

I tried it on dry hair vs damp hair, and found it much easier to use on damp hair. Once it's brushed in place, it sets pretty fast. One thing I don't like is the scent. Although mild, it hangs around for hours. I used it three hours ago and I still smell it. Smells like soap.

This has a VERY strong hold, although strangely it does not keep my finer hairs in place - the hair over and around my ears is fine and curly. All my hair is nice and styled - except those annoying hairs are defiantly sticking out where they want.

If you need a strong holding paste and don't mind the soap scent (or price), check it out.


PediaSure Sidekicks Smoothie, Strawberry Banana, 5.6 oz
PediaSure Sidekicks Smoothie, Strawberry Banana, 5.6 oz
Price: $9.97
6 used & new from $9.97

3.0 out of 5 stars Tastes good but has a gritty feel. Take it or leave it., July 30, 2015
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The idea is great - a healthy shake drink for kids to satisfy between meal snacking demands. The execution, not so much. I made a couple in a shaker - the same one I use to mix our own protein shakes. The drink was still gritty - I'm guessing sugars that did not dissolve, but may have in a blender. But who wants to clean a blender that often?

The taste was decent - similar to the V8 fusion Strawberry Banana. The amount of nutrients/vitamins in the drink are nothing special, and many are from the milk, not the powder. The big advantage is that it's quick to make - price wise, about the same as a pre-mixed drink.

The best bet is to make an entire pouch at one time in a blender and put it in a pitcher, then use it in a couple of days. I also found that it was a little less gritty that way.


Raqpak Mesh Beach Bag Best for Kids, Baby Toys Foldable Extra Large and Sand Proof (76x47cm, Blue)
Raqpak Mesh Beach Bag Best for Kids, Baby Toys Foldable Extra Large and Sand Proof (76x47cm, Blue)
Offered by LaRoyal
Price: $30.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great mesg bag, fantastic design and quality, lots of quality details., July 29, 2015
This is an incredibly well made and designed mesh bag. The straps wrap around the entire bag, so the weight is on the straps, not the mesh. For extra support, the strapping also supports the bottom and forms the base rectangle. The edges are sewn and edged, and the mouth has a locking cinch.

There's a pouch for storing smaller items (it's not waterproof, but can hang on the outside of the bag or inside - it's sewn on) - for storage you can stuff the entire bag in this pouch - the zipper is reversible.

We babysit a four year old a couple of times a week. So of course our deck looks like a day-care center. Wading pool, water table, etc. This bag is great for all the water toys - toss them all in the bag, hose off in the bag, toss on a table to dry, then put away (lots of toys!)

The bag is BIG - would easily carry beach towels, suits and more for an entire family.

Free sample provided for honest review.


Dove Men + Care Fortifying Styling Gel, 7 Ounce
Dove Men + Care Fortifying Styling Gel, 7 Ounce
Offered by PMS_LLC
Price: $11.48
21 used & new from $6.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for bed-head and quick fixes, as well as everyday styling., July 28, 2015
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It has a mild scent and a mild hold that works best on damp hair. Bed head? Run wet hands through your hair to get it damp, put small amount on your fingers, work into your hair. Brush into place. Done!

You can always add more - so I start with less than I need (or think I need.) If you go overboard you will get the fake crispy/shiny look. With the right amount (subjective) your hair still looks natural.


Nature Bound Binoculars Toy
Nature Bound Binoculars Toy
Price: $11.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Kids enjoy them, they act like real binoculars, and provide some magnification., July 28, 2015
This review is from: Nature Bound Binoculars Toy (Toy)
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These are great toy binoculars for kids. Yes, they're entirely plastic - including the optics - so there is distortion. They are not designed to be anything but toys, and let kids play along, or play spy. There is some magnification, enough so the kid feels like he/she has real binoculars. Yes, they are flimsy feeling, but they do take abuse. The neck strap has a break-away clip for safety, so you can feel safe having them around your child's neck.

I have had the front lens covers unscrew - so I cranked them down. The rear lens covers are soft. The bottom line is kids enjoy them, the binoculars take abuse, they *look* and *act* real, and are reasonably priced. Coloring is suitable for boys or girls. Solid four stars.
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Parasheet Beach Blanket / Picnic Blanket by Gecko Active - 100% Parachute Nylon. Extra Large, Lightweight, Durable, Quick-drying With Weighted Pockets. Perfect For a SAND-FREE Day at the Beach.
Parasheet Beach Blanket / Picnic Blanket by Gecko Active - 100% Parachute Nylon. Extra Large, Lightweight, Durable, Quick-drying With Weighted Pockets. Perfect For a SAND-FREE Day at the Beach.
Offered by Gecko Active
Price: $45.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic quality, lots of thoughtful details, tons of uses., July 28, 2015
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It's not often that you see a product with such a large percentage of 5 star reviews - and this one deserves it. The designers thought of everything. It's a parachute like material, so sand, dirt - anything dry slides right off. Damp and wet flicks off, and cleaning is as easy as dunking in a bucket of water.

Each corner has a pocket, snap and loop. The loop allows you to attach a stake or rope , the snap to attach another blanket, and the pockets to stuff with sand to keep it in place on the beach.

On grass, I use tent stakes on the corner loops. Grass won't poke through the material. Need a quick shade? Use the loops and rope and attach this to tree branches. Make a quick lean-too. Endless uses.

It all stuffs into a small bag that's approximately 7.5x4.5x3.5" - thee bag has a swivel clip and cinch tie. Total weight: 7.5 ounces.

This is literally the only beach or picnic blanket you'll need! Free sample provided for honest review.


ZITRADES 10W Ultra thin Super quality White Waterproof IP66 LED FloodLight for Outdoor Hotel Garden
ZITRADES 10W Ultra thin Super quality White Waterproof IP66 LED FloodLight for Outdoor Hotel Garden
Offered by zitrades
Price: $18.65

5.0 out of 5 stars Compact and very bright light, plugs in with grounded cord (included and attached.), July 28, 2015
A little housing with a giant amount of light! Man have LED's come a long way. This 10 watt flood is perfect when you want to light up a smaller area - small being a relative term. I have this mounted behind our pond and plugged into a switch that turns on at dusk and off at dawn. I don't want to blind the neighbors, but *do* want to light up the area around our shed and rear of the yard. Keeps critters away - the four and two legged ones.

It uses little power, is weatherproof, and positionable to any angle. Ours is mounted 8 feet up, pointing slightly downwards. From 15 feet away, there's plenty of light on and around our shed and yard. The light is cool/blueish and a flood - not spot. I could see having a few of these vs one larger wattage light to spread the light around.

Great little light provided free for honest review.


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