Jamis Renegade (video review)

I posted a few months ago about the Jamis Renegade Elite bicycle. Well, now I’ve ridden more than 2,900 miles and it’s time for a video review. Here it is.

This has been an excellent bicycle, exceeding all my expectations. Gravel, asphalt, trails, the Renegade rolls through and over it all. The Shimano gears have been reliable with only a few mis-shifts. The disc brakes are the best, allowing for safe riding in various conditions and the ability to feather the stopping power exactly the way it is needed.

All in all, a great bike. I look forward to many more miles, losing more weight, and having lots of fun.

Kitesurfing the Atlantic

While in Margate, NJ, USA, I paused for a look at the beach and ocean. Saw this fellow kitesurfing.

Gave me an opportunity to test out the video feature on my iPhone7. Works fairly well. That water was a bit chilly, but it didn’t seem to cut down on the guy’s fun. Be careful out there.

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Esbit Pocket Stove, video review

This time, I take a look at the Esbit Pocket Stove (combined with the Stanley Cook Pot set). The Esbit Stove is a compact design that burns the solid fuel tablets, which are handy for camping or power outages or that sudden emergency. I found the Stanley cook pot set at a very good price and added it to my gear. Here they are in action:

I had to burn a complete fuel tablet to boil the water properly. It was only about 12 ounces. Thus, if you’re planning on boiling more water for rehydrating a freeze-dried meal, be sure to have plenty of tablets with you. They’re small and light, so it’s not a burden to have them along. Of course, the stove folds neatly, making it easy to carry as well. Both items would be perfect for your get home bag or bug out bag.

Adventure Medical Kits, video review

A first aid kit is necessary for your vehicle, house, and even your suitcase when you travel. Today, I take a look at the World Travel model from Adventure Medical Kits. This one is rather large for personal travel. It’s designed to be used for up to four people on a multi-day trip. Hence, it contains quite a bit of the items you might need, from bandages and pain killers to a scissor and spare bottles for your own meds. Take a look at the video:

I would add a few things, such as a seat belt cutter, my personal medical info on a card, a penlight, and hand sanitizer. Still, this is a great kit to have on hand. Check the one you have and make sure the meds are current and that it is customized for your own personal needs.