Blue Rhino LP Tank Rebate – swap or new tanks

As of this posting, Blue Rhino is offering a $3 rebate when you buy a Blue Rhino Propane Tank (with or without exchanging the empty tank).  Check Blue Rhino’s site for up to the minute details and availability.

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

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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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Gerber Air Ranger Knife – $13.88 at Cabela’s

Gerber® Air Ranger Knife via Cabela’s

  • High-carbon stainless steel blade
  • Serrated-edge for slicing
  • Textured, checkered handle for a nonslip grip
  • Thumb stud for easy, one-handed opening

About from Cabela’s: “Made of high-carbon stainless steel, the serrated-edge drop-point blade delivers optimal sharpenability and exceptional slicing power. Precision, CNC-machined aluminum handle has textured checkering for a firm, nonslip grip. Hearty thumb stud provides easy, one-handed opening. Sturdy stainless steel pocket clip is convenient, reliable and strong. Locking liner for safety.”

As of this posting, this Cabela’s lists this for $39.99.  It’s marked down to $13.88.  Check product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Gerber® Air Ranger™ Knife

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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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Weber Spirit E310 LP Grill

Weber 46510001 Spirit E310 Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Black

Weber 46510001 Spirit E310 Liquid Propane Gas Grill by Weber.

  • Three stainless steel burners put out 32,000 BTU-per-hour
  • 424 -square inch of cooking area and 105 -square inch for warming
  • Porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates and porcelain-enameled Flavorizer bars
  • Electronic Crossover ignition system starts with the push of a button
  • Assembled dimensions with the lid open 63-inch by 52-inch by 32-inch

Weber 46510001 Spirit E310 Liquid Propane Gas Grill


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Today Only: Grills and Smokers on Sale as Home Depot Special Buy of the Day

Today, 2/27/18 only, Home Depot has a selection of grills and smokers on sale as a Special Buy of the Day.

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Collapsible Utility Gear Wagon – $44.99 + Free Shipping

Collapsible Folding Wagon Cart Utility Garden Toy Buggy Camp Beach Sports

Collapsible folding gear cart, from the description:

  • Excellent for carrying gardening items, camping gear, picnic items, sports gear and groceries etc
  • Strong durable quality, well built, solid steel construction
  • Collapsible folding design makes it easy to storage and carry everywhere
  • Easy to clean

Specifications:

  • Material: Heavy duty powder coated steel construction, 600D polyester fabric, durable rubber wheels
  • Capacity: 150 lbs
  • Dimensions: 45” x 35” x 21” (handle included)
  • Wagon cart size: 35″ x 21″ x 16″
  • Wheel size: 7.75″
  • Color: Red / Pink / Olive / Blue

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for $44.99.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Collapsible Folding Wagon Cart Utility Garden Toy Buggy Camp Beach Sports

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ThermoWorks – National Barbecue Month Sale!

As of this posting, Thermoworks is discounting a variety of products to celebrate national Barbecue Month – selections include the Thermapen Mk4, Smoke, Therma-Q, Therma-Q WiFi and more.  No coupon code is needed.  Check Thermoworks sale page for selections and pricing.

ThermoWorks Barbecue Sale

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Igloo 49133 Sportsman Cooler, 55-Quart, Tan + 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

Igloo 49133 Sportsman Cooler, 55-Quart, Tan

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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15% Off Sitewide at ThermoWorks! – Time to BBQ and Grill!

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As of this posting, Thermoworks is discounting EVERYTHING site wide by 15%.  No coupon code is needed.

15% off ThermoWorks!

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