Amazon Prime Members: Select Samples – from $2 + Equal Credit Toward Future Purchase

As a benefit to Amazon Prime Members [Try Prime for Free] Amazon has sample size products available for $2 or $4.  As of this posting a selection of food and personal care items are being offered.  Selection changes.  When you buy these sample items you get equal credit toward the purchase of the full size item on a future purchase.  If you purchase the full size item, the sample size is essentially free.

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Hands On Review: Osprey 40 Liter Transporter Duffel Bag

Osprey Transporter 40 Travel Duffel Bag

Here’s a hands on look at Osprey’s 40 Liter Transporter Duffel Bag

Osprey Transporter 40 Travel Duffel Bag (via Amazon) by Osprey

The Transporter, at least the 40 Liter size is packable.  It comes packed just like this.  It was a bit tough to unpack, so I wouldn’t consider it easily packable.  It’s nice to have the ability, but I probably will not pack it much if ever.

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A Look At: Spyderco Stainless Steel ClipiTool Multi Tool

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ClipiTool Multi Tool By Spyderco

I had the pleasure of visiting Spyderco’s facility located in Golden, Colorado while on a family vacation.  I was extremely impressed by the quality of the gear they make and have since purchased several of their products.  Here’s a look at their ClipiTool Multi Tool.

The ClipiTool features stainless steel construction and three functions.  A knife blade, a flat screw driver and a bottle opener along with a clip and lanyard hole.

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Coleman 28 Quart Cooler

Coleman 28-Quart Cooler With Bail Handle, BlueColeman 28-Quart Cooler With Bail Handle

  • Polyethylene
  • Holds 36 cans
  • Tall enough to hold 2-liter bottles upright
  • Hinged lid
  • Large bail handle for comfortable carrying
  • Made with Thermozone insulation

Coleman 28-Quart Cooler With Bail Handle, Blue


Spyderco Byrd Raven 2

Spyderco Raven 2 Folding Knife with 3.33" Plain Edge Blade

Spyderco Raven 2 Folding Knife with 3.33″ Plain Edge Blade

Spyderco Raven 2 Folding Knife with 3.33″ Plain Edge Blade

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Kersahaw Cinder Multifunction Pocket Knife

Kershaw Cinder (1025X) Multifunction Pocket Knife, 1.4-inch High Performance 3Cr13 Steel Blade with Stonewashed Finish, Glass Filled Nylon Handle, Liner Lock, Bottle Opener, Lanyard Hole, 0.9 OZ

Kershaw Cinder (1025X) Multifunction Pocket Knife, 1.4-inch High Performance 3Cr13 Steel Blade with Stonewashed Finish, Glass Filled Nylon Handle, Liner Lock, Bottle Opener, Lanyard Hole, 0.9 OZ

  • 1.4-inch upswept tip blade is made of high-performance 3Cr13 stainless steel with good corrosion resistance
  • Compact handle features glass filled nylon scales over a steel frame with easy access to the liner lock
  • Capable of accomplishing many everyday basic tasks including, opening packages, cutting zip-ties, breaking down boxes, removing bottle caps, stripping small wire and more
  • Compact design is easily carried in pockets, purses, backpacks, briefcases, emergency kits, on lanyards or on key chains
  • Expertly designed by Rick Hinderer and precision engineered by Kershaw brings performance and real world practicality into a simple EDC

Kershaw Cinder (1025X) Multifunction Pocket Knife, 1.4-inch High Performance 3Cr13 Steel Blade with Stonewashed Finish, Glass Filled Nylon Handle, Liner Lock, Bottle Opener, Lanyard Hole, 0.9 OZ


Coleman Sundome 2 Person Tent

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Sundome 2 Person Tent by Coleman

  • Polyester taffeta 75 denier flysheet
  • – Select –
  • Dome tent with spacious interior allows you to move comfortably
  • Easy setup in only 10 minutes
  • WeatherTec system with patented welded floors and inverted seams to keep you dry
  • Large windows and a ground vent for superior ventilation
  • Measures 7 x 5 feet with 4-foot center height

Sundome 2 Person Tent

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CRKT Squid Compact EDC

CRKT Squid Folding Pocket Knife: Compact EDC Straight Edge Tactical / Utility Knife with Stainless Steel Blade and Framelock Handle

CRKT Squid Folding Pocket Knife: Compact EDC Straight Edge Tactical / Utility Knife with Stainless Steel Blade and Framelock Handle

  • SMALL & PORTABLE: Columbia River Knife & Tool Squid knives are an ideal everyday personal carry tool
  • QUALITY POCKETKNIFE: Knife features a wide, drop point blade for balanced tip strength and geometry
  • MINI & LIGHTWEIGHT: At only 3.4 ounces, this knife measures 3.5 inches closed with a 2.25 inch blade
  • HEAVY DUTY MATERIAL: 2Cr13 steel Bladelock handle with high carbon stainless steel blade
  • PREMIUM FEATURES: Folder knife has a deep pocket clip, a lanyard hole and friction grooves for grip. Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV, 58-60 HRC

CRKT Squid Folding Pocket Knife: Compact EDC Straight Edge Tactical / Utility Knife with Stainless Steel Blade and Framelock Handle

Weber Wood Chips

Weber-Stephen Products 17136 Pecan Wood Chips, 192 cu. in. (0.003 cubic meter)

Weber-Stephen Products 17136 Pecan Wood Chips, 192 cu. in. (0.003 cubic meter) by Weber

  • Pecan wood chips
  • Provides a rich & Sweet flavor
  • Use with fish, Port, poultry, lamb, & beef
  • 192 cu. in. (0.003 m^3) sized bag

Weber-Stephen Products 17136 Pecan Wood Chips, 192 cu. in. (0.003 cubic meter) – multiple varieties available

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How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques Kindle Edition

How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques, A Barbecue Bible! Cookbook Kindle Edition

How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques, A Barbecue Bible! Cookbook Kindle Edition by Steven Raichlen

From the book description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

“Without a doubt the most interesting, comprehensive, and well-thought-out book on grilling ever and it’s destined to be in the kitchens and backyards of both professionals and home cooks. Every detail is made clear and easy in a concise and inspirational way. Spark it up! (Mario Batali, Molto Mario (The Food Network), Mario Batali’s Simple Italian Food)
The definitive how-to guide for anyone passionate about grilling, from the newest beginner to the most sophisticated chef. (Tom Colicchio, Think like a Chef)

Master the techniques that make barbecue great with this indispensable show-and-tell by Steven Raichlen. Using more than 1,000 full-color, step-by-step photographs, How to Grill covers it all, from how to build an ingenious three-zone fire to the secrets of grilling a porterhouse, prime rib, fish steak, kebab, or chicken breast. Plus the perfect burger. Includes 100 recipes – one to illustrate each technique – with memorably delicious results!”

Kindle Edition books can be viewed on your Kindle Device or on free reader applications available for your iPhone, Android or Windows smart phone – and  for your web browser via Amazon’s Cloud Reader.  This dynamic link will take you to the appropriate reader for your current platform.

How to Grill: The Complete Illustrated Book of Barbecue Techniques, A Barbecue Bible! Cookbook Kindle Edition


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Weber 6493 21-Inch 3-Sided Grill Brush

Weber 6493 21-Inch 3-Sided Grill Brush

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

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Weber 6493 21-Inch 3-Sided Grill Brush

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Stanley Cook + Brew Set + The Case for Better Coffee

stanley cook and brewStanley Cook + Brew Set

  • Multifunctional set brews, boils, and cooks. Pack less gear and do fewer dishes
  • Nesting design saves space when packing and storing
  • Vented, melt-resistant nylon lid fits on pot and press for thermal efficiency
  • Handle folds flat for easy packing, extends to pour
  • Dishwasher safe

Stanley Cook + Brew Set


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