Medicare 115 Piece First Aid Kit – $10.99

MediCare Deluxe First Aid Kit (115 Items) The Most Essential First Aid Supplies for Home, Travel, Camping, Office and The Workplace

MediCare Deluxe First Aid Kit (115 Items) The Most Essential First Aid Supplies

Includes: Sterile eye wash, conforming bandages in assorted sizes and shapes, adhesive plasters, first aid tape, wound dressings, crepe bandaging, an instant ice pack, a thermal blanket, a non-adherent pad, knuckle and fingertip fabric strips, elbow and knee bandages, safety pins, gloves, tweezers and scissors, all in a long-wearing green nylon bag.

3/1/18 9:30 AM Central: This highly rated kit is selling for $10.99. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

MediCare Deluxe First Aid Kit (115 Items) The Most Essential First Aid Supplies for Home, Travel, Camping, Office and The Workplace

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Weber 6493 21-Inch 3-Sided Grill Brush – $9.99

Weber 6493 21-Inch 3-Sided Grill Brush

Weber 6493 21-Inch 3-Sided Grill Brush by Weber

2/21/18 4 PM Central: This is selling for just $9.99. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Weber 6493 21-Inch 3-Sided Grill Brush

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Weber 7447 Compact Rapidfire Chimney Starter – $10.99 + Free Prime Ship

Weber 7447 Compact Rapidfire Chimney Starters by Weber

  • Lights coals in under 15 minutes
  • Place with coals on Weber Lighter Cubes or crumpled newspaper and light
  • Compact design makes it ideal for smaller grills or shorter grilling sessions
  • Fits perfectly on Smokey Joe and Jumbo Joe charcoal grills

4/20/18 1 PM Central: This has dropped to $10.99. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Weber 7447 Compact Rapidfire Chimney Starter

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Igloo 49133 Sportsman Cooler, 55-Quart, Tan – $174.93 + Hands on Review

Igloo 49133 Sportsman Cooler, 55-Quart, Tan

Igloo 49133 Sportsman Cooler, 55-Quart, Tan by Igloo

  • Virtually indestructible rotomolded construction
  • Robust swing-up side handles provide easy, stable transport and fold flat for space-efficient storage
  • Oversized, threaded drain plug allows quick draining and easy cleaning, with a tether to prevent loss
  • Corrosion-resistant aluminum hinge rods and latch pins for durable performance
  • Lockable lid for maximum security: uses standard-size lock

This is an awesome cooler.  I have the white version of this in the same size, 55 quarts.  Check out my extensive hands on review – Hands On Review: Roto Molded Igloo 55 Quart Sportsman Cooler

4/2/18 10 AM Central: This great cooler has dropped to $174.93.  That’s just $3.22 off the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Igloo 49133 Sportsman Cooler, 55-Quart, Tan

Weber Mesquite Wood Chunks – $6.99 + Free Add On Shipping

Weber-Stephen Products 17150 Mesquite Wood Chunks, 350 cu. in. (0.006 cubic meter)

Weber-Stephen Products 17150 Mesquite Wood Chunks, 350 cu. in. (0.006 cubic meter) by Weber

  • Mesquite wood chips
  • Big bold flavor
  • Great with pork, lamb, & beef
  • 350 cu. in. (0.006 m^3) sized bag

11/6/17 10:15  PM Central: This highly rated cooking wood is selling for $6.99. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Weber-Stephen Products 17150 Mesquite Wood Chunks, 350 cu. in. (0.006 cubic meter)

Also Consider: Weber 7416 Rapidfire Chimney Starter | Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker

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Weber FireStarter Cubes, 24 Count – $3.99

Weber 7417 FireStarters Lighter Cubes, 24 Count

Weber 7417 FireStarters Lighter Cubes by Weber.  24 Count.  Oderless, non-toxic fuel.  Fast Lighting.  Use to quick and easy lighting of charcoal briquettes.

2/28/18 11 AM Central: These have dropped to $3.99. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Weber 7417 FireStarters Lighter Cubes, 24 Count

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Make Your Own Beer – Beginner Equipment Kit + Ingredients for your first batch – $79.99 + free shipping

Beginning Homebrew Kit

Making your own beer at home is fun and easy!

Brewer’s Best Beer Brewing Equipment Kit via Adventures in Homebrewing

  • 6.5 Gallon “Ale Pail” Primary Fermenter with Drilled & Grommeted Lid
  • 6.5 Gallon “Ale Pail” Bottling Bucket with Bottling Spigot
  • Easy Clean No-Rinse Cleanser
  • Airlock
  • Auto Siphon
  • Bottling Set-up
  • Instruction Manual
  • Hydrometer and Test Jar
  • Bottle Brush
  • Twin Lever Capper
  • Liquid Crystal Thermometer
  • Your Choice of recipe kit (several options to choose from) and Free Safale US-05 Yeast

As of this posting, AIH has this on sale for $79.99.  Shipping is also free to the lower 48 US States.  Check product page for current price and availability.

Beginning Homebrew Kit – remember promo code SUPER

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The Case for Better Coffee – how to make a better cup

French Press Starter KitPictured: French Press Starter Kit – via La Colombe

A good number of years ago, I had the pleasure of watching Alton Brown’s Good Eats on the subject of coffee.  It explained many things and helped me understand why I was struggling to produce something that I would call a good cup of coffee.  Since I have had the pleasure of traveling to Central America many times and have furthered my love and appreciation of a good cup of coffee.  I’ve gone from drip to french press to pour-overs to roasting my own green coffee beans to making espresso in my home that rivals or often time exceeds the brew that’s coming out of many coffee shops at a fraction of the price.  Here are some tips to take your cup to the next level no matter where you are in the spectrum.

  1. For the pre-ground drip coffee maker crowd – Use the right amount of coffee.  Generally speaking, you’re looking for 2 tablespoons per 6 ounces of water.  If you like your coffee weaker than that… dandy.  Make it using 2 tablespoons for 6 ounces and dilute it to taste with hot water.  Using too little coffee draws unwanted and bitter compounds from the coffee.  Use the right amount of coffee.
  2. Start with good water.  If your water is overly hard or otherwise unpleasant pick up a filter or consider using bottled water.
  3. Grind your own.  The biggest bang for the buck improvement in my opinion is grinding your own beans.  Green coffee beans have a shelf life of years, in fact some think that green coffee beans get better as they age.  Roasted coffee beans have an optimal shelf life of 2 weeks or under.  Ground coffee has a shelf life of… minutes.  Ground coffee has a lot more surface area (compared with whole unground coffee) to interact with oxygen and stale/oxidize.  Also fresh beans release CO2.  That CO2 helps to drive important oils and flavors out during the brewing process.  Ground coffee left to sit, releases all its CO2.  Leaving no CO2 left to help drive the flavor extraction process.  All pre-ground coffee is stale. Amazon Best Sellers in Coffee Grinders
  4. Get the grind right.  Each brewing method calls for a specific grind size.  That grind corresponds with the speed of the method and helps extract the right flavors and compounds.  Choose the right setting for your equipment.
  5. Get fresh beans.  Look for a busy coffee roaster that includes roast dates on the bag.  Busy means beans aren’t sitting around too long.  In my opinion… I suggest running away from bins of coffee beans.  These are open the air and are most likely stail.  Who knows how long they’ve been sitting there.  Run from the bins!
  6. Skip the drip coffee maker.  Most drip coffee makers do not get hot enough for optimal brewing.  A pour over brewer is generally inexpensive and gives you control over your water at a reasonable price.  You can be certain your water is hot enough by heating it yourself in a tea kettle.  In my opinion a freshly ground pour-over coffee is an economical way to get a great cup of coffee that outclasses most drip machines.
  7. If you want to make the jump to espresso… plan on saving up.  A quality setup is pricey.  Expect to spend $400+ for just the grinder.  I started with a cheap espresso maker (real cheap) and had terrible results, I moved on to a Rancilio Silvia and a Rocky Grinder and have since moved on to a Rocket Espresso Appartemento.  A great cup of coffee can be made relatively inexpensively with fresh beans that have been recently ground using a method that allows you to heat up the water to the right temperature – french press, pour-over, chemex and more.  Inexpensive and quality espresso setup are mutually exclusive terms in my opinion.

If you’re happy with your cup of Joe, that’s what counts.  If you’re not and looking to improve consider some of these ideas.

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Thermapen Mk4 Thermometer [Grey Only] – Best Price Ever, Beats Black Friday!

The stellar Thermapen Mk4 thermometer boasts a number of outstanding features including – auto rotating display, auto off with intelligent sleep and wake modes, intelligent backlight -standard, 3,000 hour battery life (now uses easy to find AAA batteries!), 3 second read times, accuracy to +- .7 deg F and… Waterproof! to IP66/67 standard.  The Mk4 is the best thermometer I own.  Check out my Hands on Review

As of this posting, ThermoWorks is discounting the Thermapen Mk4 (grey only) by 25%.  That makes this great thermometer just $74.25 and is the (new) lowest price I’ve seen beating the previous low by 5%.  That makes grey Mk4’s cheaper than they were on Black Friday 2017.  I’m told there are limited supplies available at this price.  Check the product page for current availability,

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Massdrop x Ferrum Forge Buc Titanium Frame Lock – on Massdrop

Massdrop x Ferrum Forge Buc Titanium Frame Lock $

Massdrop x Ferrum Forge Buc Titanium Frame Lock

from Massdrop: “Our fourth collaboration with custom knife shop Ferrum Forge, the Buc (short for buccaneer) is the most daring yet. It takes inspiration from traditional Asian cavalry sabres, which is in large part thanks to designer Elliot Williamson’s interest in historical edged weapons. Featuring the same premium materials found in other Ferrum Forge knives, including an S35VN blade and titanium handle, it now has a redesigned titanium pocket clip for added strength and flexibility. The blade shape is a modified sheepsfoot with extra weight at the tip. This creates extra momentum for smooth opening with little effort applied on the flipper tab. Once open, a titanium frame lock secures the blade. In addition, the hardened steel lockbar insert can be switched out if the lock wears out down the line. Carry it on the right or left side: the pocket clip can be reversed with ease. ”

More Details
  • Produced by Massdrop
  • Designed by Ferrum Forge
  • Manufactured by WE Knife
  • Blade: CPM-S35VN stainless steel with satin finish
  • HRC: 58–61
  • Blade type: Modified sheepsfoot
  • Grind: Saber
  • Handle: 6AL4V titanium
  • Lock: Frame lock
  • Opener: Flipper tab
  • Ceramic detent ball
  • Hardened steel lockbar insert
  • Caged pivot bearings, hardened steel washers
  • Choil for easy sharpening
  • Reversible titanium pocket clip for tip-up carry
  • Lanyard hole
  • Blade thickness: 0.16 in (4 mm)
  • Handle thickness: 0.47 in (1.2 cm)
  • Blade length: 3.5 in (8.9 cm)
  • Closed length: 4.3 in (110.6 cm)
  • Overall length: 7.8 in (19.8 cm)
  • Weight: 3.6 oz (103.2 g)

 

Massdrop operates on a units purchased model to unlock sales and discounted prices.  As of this posting, this is unlocked at the $114.99 price point.  Note: You have to log in to see price on Massdrop.  Check Massdrop for up to the minute price and availability.

Massdrop x Ferrum Forge Buc Titanium Frame Lock

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Wise Company: 3 Day Survival Kit [Food and Guide] – $19.99, Save 50% + Free Shipping

wise company survival kit

3 Day/72 Hour Emergency Survival Kit from Wise Company.,  Includes 3 days of food for one person along with a PDF survival guide

As of this posting, Wise has this marked down 50% to $19.99.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses.  Check site for current offering and price.

3 DAY SURVIVAL KIT

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