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Extreme tech for the great outdoors

If you are looking for some great tech to help your outdoor pursuits, try these geeky items.
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By Eileen Brown, Contributor on
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1 of 12 Oregon Scientific

Portable weather radio

The Oregon Scientific portable weather radio monitors all hazards and emergency alert weather bulletins, has an alarm, and alert signal. It costs $50.37.

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2 of 12 Oru

Oru folding Kayak

The Oru folding kayak weighs 40 pounds, is 28 inches wide and 12 feet long. It is made from UV treated polypropylene and costs $1299.

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3 of 12 GoPro

GoPro waterproof camera

The GoPro camera is waterproof to 33 feet and designed to withstand extreme environments. It has an 8MP camera, records 1080p60 video, and supports up to 128Gb storage. Price $149.

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4 of 12 AAB

Smartphone wind speed meter

The AAB anemometer records air speed on the free iOS or Android app. Plug it into your device and hold it up to the wind to see how strong those gusts are. Price: $44.90.

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5 of 12 Driftsun

Inflatable paddle board

The Driftsun inflatable stand up paddle board is $599.99 and promises maximum stability on the water.

It will support boarders up to 400lbs in weight, its dimensions are 11ft x 33 inches x 6 inches, and it weighs 28 pounds.

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6 of 12 CAT

Waterproof smartphone

If you are tired of damaging your mobile device, try the CAT S60 waterproof smartphone for your outdoor adventures.

It costs $629.99 and includes a thermal imaging camera. Great for identifying the heat profile of those critters outside the tent.

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7 of 12 Earth

Waterproof backpack

A large 35 litre backpack that will keep your clothes dry during your kayak trips. An Ipx8 phone case is included. Price $44.99.

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8 of 12 Light Family

Outdoor motion detector camera

Position the camera in a tree or on the ground and set to interval, shot or video It has a 110 degree wide angle sensor, and is designed to be left outdoors. It costs $79.99.

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9 of 12 HQ Master

Emergency camping flint

Make sure you can always light your camping fire with an emergency flint that is carried on your keychain. $9.99.

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10 of 12 RMP

Campfire ring

Create a fireproof ring to keep your campfire contained. Interlock the eight panels to construct. Cost $99.95.

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11 of 12 Keeper Sports

Inflatable snow sled

If you need to find snow, and love speed, try the Snow Daze inflatable snow sled. It measures 40 inches by 21 inches and weighs 1.4 pounds. It costs $35.34.

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12 of 12 Starfrit

Battery potato peeler

The $19.92 Rotato express peeler can work using electricity or four AA batteries. Push the button and peel the fruit or vegetable you require for the camp fire.

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