Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club

Outdoor Gadgets & Things

Ursack Bear Bag that Juliet Stephenson demostrated:  http://www.ursack.com/

Esbit Pocket Stove - Developed in Germany in 1936, Werhmacht standard issue in WWII, improved versions current NATO standard issue. Esbit solid fuel tablets $6.95/box of 12. Burn 12-15 minutes at 1400 degrees. No ash, no waste, mailable http://www.bestglide.com/esbit_stove.html Full catalog of Esbit produces at http://www.esbit.de/ At local military exchanges ~ $8.50; online from REI for $10.95 (includes 6 fuel tablets) http://www.rei.com/product/653343/esbit-pocket-stove

Hikers Wool - Sometimes old fashioned simplicity beats out high tech.  Such is the case with Hiker's Wool.  It is 100% pure New Zealand Wool.  Tear off a piece, create a cushion for the bunion, corn or hot spot in your boot.  Voila!  Natural lanolin in the wool comforts your skin while wool's naturally wicking properties remove moisture and perspiration. Link:   www.hikerswool.co.nz  Please note a similar product called 'Lamb's Wool' can be found in the foot care section of your local Rite Aid. 

Kayak Cart - Lightweight, tough and compact, the ingenious Quantum boat cart makes transporting your watercraft to and from the water a pleasure. Link: http://www.rei.com/product/738003/quantum-engineering-stern-wheels-cart

Clothing and Gear Insect Repellent. A single application of Permethrin to treat clothes will last up to 6 washings. Link: http://www.sawyer.com/bugs.html#bugs1

Sawyer hollow fiber membrane Water Filters that are small, portable, easy-to-use, reliable, inexpensive, and can last a decade without needing to be replaced.  Link: http://www.sawyer.com/water.html

Submit Your Gadget

Admit it! Exploring the isles of an Outfitters is an adventure most TATC members
have mastered. Objective: Search out something that will fill the gap in our gear. Make living in the
outdoors easier. Make roughing it more comfortable. Now it is your chance for Show and Tell and
share your finds with the TATC family at one of our Membership Meetings.

It's really easy. Just four steps:

1. Register* your Gadget at programs@tidewateratc.com. Include a web address for item or where
it can be purchased, either online or locally. This information will also be listed on the TATC Web
2. One item per person.
3. Must be field tested prior to presentation.
4. Time limit - 5 minutes maximum.
*Due to time constraints ONLY registered gadgets will be allowed during the monthly meeting.