How To Choose The Right Kerosene Heater

A kerosene (paraffin) heater can be used as a camping heater, emergency heater (when electrical power is cut), greenhouse heater, patio heater, daily-use room heater or occasional-use garage heater. They generate a lot of heat. Home models look like small stoves and range from 10,000 to over 20,000 BTU (per hour). In contrast, a 1500…

All About Tactical Laser Sights

Laser sights are used for accurately aiming handguns, rifles and shotguns. This means “real” guns as well as paintball, Airsoft and BB. They are like laser pointers. Putting the laser’s dot on the target, aims the gun. Some argue that for personal or home defense, a laser sight acts as a deterrent, reducing the chances…

All About Lawn and Yard Sprinkler Watering Timers

Water (or watering) timers save water and effort. They are connected between the faucet and the sprinklers, opening and closing valves to control the water flow. Gradual-opening and closing valves are best, avoiding a “water hammer” bang that can damage pipes. Popular brands include Orbit, Toro, Hunter, Gilmour, Gardena, Melnor and Nelson. Countdown Timers and…

All About Wired Versus Wireless Bicycle Speedometers Cyclometers And Cyclocomputers

A basic bicycle computer (cyclometer or cyclocomputer) will indicate the bicycle’s speed (speedometer) and distance traveled (odometer). More sophisticated units can give information on temperature, heart rate, pedaling speed (cadence) and road slope angle (incline). More information isn’t always better. Too much information can be distracting, causing the cyclist to be less aware of road…

All About LED Handheld Rechargeable Spotlights

Handheld spotlights have long been used for Boating or marine use (looking for navigational markers) Hunting (tracking blood trails) Farming (checking on livestock) General countryside use (looking out for wild animals) Cars (reading road signs, house numbers – good for deliverymen) Camping, prepping LED spotlights are now starting to replace traditional types of spotlights, promising…

All About Kitchen Knife Sharpeners

We look at simple, cheap yet effective knife sharpeners that anyone can use – just pull the knife through the slot. They can quickly revive an old, blunt knife or touch-up a heavily-used favorite knife. Many people put up with blunt kitchen knives because they think that sharpening them is just too difficult. With these…

How To Choose The Right Salad Spinner

Salad spinners don’t just make crisp lettuce salads. The spinning action also flings dirt from vegetables. Here’s how to choose a good spinner. What is a Salad Spinner? More spinners Salad spinners are used to dry lettuce without the waste and bother of paper napkins. Salad dressing mixes better and unused lettuce stays crisp longer…