Friday, August 26, 2016

TripWorthy Compact 100 Piece First Aid Kit

If you are looking for a good quality basic first aid kit this is a great buy. It is compact, in a zippered pouch, lightweight, and has all of the basic needs.

Excuse the dog hair, Our dog decided to lay on it while it was on my bed! :)

I was looking for a basic emergency first aid kit that I could include in my oldest son's bug out bag. We have more extensive first aid kits in our bags, but  I wanted to have basic kits in the kid's bags also. The younger ones just have band-aids and bandages, but my oldest is about to be a teenager. So I wanted to make sure he had more of a grown up set.

What Does the TripWorthy First Aid Kit Include? 

  • Abdominal bandage (1pc.)
  • Extra large adhesive bandage (4 pc.)
  • Fingertip adhesive bandage (3 pc.)
  • Standard adhesive bandage (25 pc.)
  • Sanitary Prep Pads (10 pc.)
  • Antibacterial ointment (4 pc.)
  • Antiseptic cleansing wipes (10 pc.)
  • Butterfly closure strips (6 pc.)
  • Sterile gauze pads (3 pc.)
  • Single-use cold compress (1 pc.)
  • Cotton swabs (10 pc.)
  • CPR face mask (1 pc.)
  • Elastic bandage (1 pc.)
  • Emergency blanket (1 pc.)
  • First aid tape (1 pc.)
  • Glow stick (1 pc.)
  • Metal tweezers (1 pc.)
  • Moleskin blister relief pad (1 pc.)
  • Disposable poncho (1 pc.)
  • Sterile razor blade (1 pc.)
  • Safety pin (4 pc.)
  • Sting relief pads (4 pc.)
  • Triangular bandage (2 pc.)
  • Vinyl disposable gloves (1 pc.)

This isn't a life saving kit by far, but it is a good quality basic first aid kit. It will cover your basic camping, kids, or home first aid needs. Best of all it all fits into a small zip up pouch that is actually smaller than my purse. It's lightweight so if you want to hook it to your backpack for camping or hiking you don't have to worry about it weighing much.

You can find this TripWorthy fist aid kit here. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Raaya Hose Nozzle Review

I've been looking for another hose nozzle since I broke ours. We can't do the cheap nozzles from the Dollar General or Walmart anymore. I just have too bad of a habit of dropping it when I am done with it, and thanks to my yard being hard as a rock, they seem to break. I was excited to try out the Raaya Hose Nozzle because of not only it's multiple functions, but also because the head turns. Unlike the typical gun shape type, this one can be moved both directions or straight. So this sounded like something that would be perfect for me.

I have to say this thing is awesome! On top of the head being able to be moved, they throw in a couple of great things. They include 4 extra washers. Have you ever had your hose nozzle start leaking where it connects to the hose? Well that happens because of the washer that goes inside. The Raaya Hose Nozzle comes with 4 extra washers so that when yours does start leaking, which they all do eventually, you can simply replace the washer and go back to being leak free!

They also include an adapter to attach to the top of a regular water bottle. This way you can turn your plain ole water bottle into a watering bottle for indoor plants that you can't take care of with your hose.

Overall this is by far the best hose spray nozzle I have ever owned. I am very happy that I got it. I really like having the option to rotate the head of the nozzle. If you would like to get your own Raaya Hose Nozzle, you can find it here.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Eonfine Solar Mosquito Killer Review

Living in the rural south near the coast here in the United States pretty much guarantees mosquito problems. It seems no matter what we have done here on our homestead, we simply can't find a way to get rid of them. We've drained off excess water. We've added bug killer throughout the yard. We've broke our all natural rule and called the exterminator. Yet every time we go outside after 4 in the afternoon we are attacked by the mosquitoes. I was hoping a natural option like the EonFine Solar Mosquito Killer would help.

I'll say one thing for sure. I went into this knowing that the chances of it making a noticeable difference was probably slim. My expectations were set low. When we got it we used the usb charger to charge it since we wanted to get started using it as soon as possible. We set it out the first night. The blue/purple color lit up as soon as dark came. I couldn't tell if it was actually doing anything or not to be honest.

The second day I let the sun do it's job and charge it up. I went out to check it again at dark. Same thing, lit up, but I couldn't tell if it was doing anything. So I decided to grab a beer and a chair and sit in front of it with my husband. In that time it killed 2 bugs, but myself and my husband got covered in mosquito bites.

I tried to give this thing a chance. We sat out for 2 more nights, for a lesser time, hoping we would see improvement. However in that time we both were a buffet to the mosquitoes once again.

I can not in good faith recommend this Eonfine Solar Mosquito Killer to a buyer.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sougayilang Spinning Fishing Reel

So one thing is for sure, fishing is an important thing in our lives! We go fishing every weekend. When I say every weekend, I am not joking! We have 5 major lakes and about 8 smaller lakes within an hour of our home. So every weekend we pick a different spot and go! We are a family of 2 adults and 3 children ranging from 5 to 12. So we have quite a few different fishing reels and rods. I was very excited about trying out this Sougayilang Spinning Fishing reel.

We put it to the test yesterday. I attached it to my 10 year old's fishing pole. He had been wanting to finally make the switch from closed face to open face, so this was perfect for him.

This Sougayilang Spinning Fishing Reel lined up in less than 5 minutes. Within 10 he had his line in the water. Our kids' fishing goals for the day? Catch bream! He did just that. In the 5 hours there my son reeled in close to 15 bream of decent size. If we ate what we caught we could have had a feast just off the ones he caught on this reel!

On top of the impressive looks, the line reeled in so smoothly. The arm dropped easily. The reel preformed well when there was a fish on the line.

Sougayilang Spinning Fishing Reel Specifications

  • Bearing:12+1BB, Gear ratio: 5.2:1, weight: approx 333g/11.75oz
  • A630: 5.2:1 ratio, 12+1BB, Line capacity:(mm/M): 0.20/240, 0.25/200, 0.30/140, (lbs/yds): 5/220, 10/160, 12/120
  • Weight approx 333g/11.7oz.
  • Excellent line lay oscillation system
  • Left / right interchangeable collapsible handle. interchangeable quick-folding handle made of aluminum diecasting material.

Overall I would recommend this Sougayilang Spinning Fishing Reel to anyone looking for an inexpensive freshwater fishing reel. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Adorable Hexagon Canning Jars

So my garden has done awful this year. I don't know why I had such high expectations when this is only the first time we have had a garden here. I don't know why I trusted that our compost would be enough to rejuvenate our horrible soil. It was not. Almost all of my tomato plants were eaten by deer through the mesh cover we had over them. The pumpkin plant died. Thee watermelon all split open thanks to the down pouring rain followed by extreme heat. So what I am left with are tons of peppers of all types. They seem to be the only things tolerating our horrible weather patterns. So what I am canning is, well not a lot this year, sadly. However I am making lots of hot sauce, but I am only making it in small patches at a time. So I got these small hexagon shaped canning jars. This way I can keep the small amounts I am making good long enough to enjoy them in the winter.

So I tested these out on a half gallon bag of Jalapeno peppers I had. In this house Jalapenos get turned into hot sauce, which is something I use at every meal. I have a great recipe for myself that I can add to any food. Sadly Jalapenos blend down to what seems like nothing. A half gallon bag turns into about 6 ounces of hot sauce.  So these small jars are perfect for my needs!

I can't wait for this fall when I make my coconut vitamin C face cream. I think these smaller jars are going to be great for handing out gifts at Christmas. Overall these are an amazing addition to our kitchen and garden! If you would like to get your own hexagon jars you can find them here.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Home Central Stainless Steel Ice Cubes

To read about why I include posts about products related to Whiskey on a homesteading blog you can read the reason here.  To us Whisky and couple time go hand in hand. My husband has what he and I call a "Whiskey Collection" which is all things whiskey. So this cool Home Central Stainless Steel Ice Cube set was a nice addition to his collection.

Home Central Stainless Steel Ice Cube Set is as effective as it is nice looking!

Not only are these things beautiful, but they are also very effective. Three cubes is enough to cool off room temperature coke and whiskey. Use all 6 cubes if you want it super cold. They come with a nice bag to put them in while freezing. When we got them we put them in the freezer for about 8 hours. My husband used 3 cubes in his first glass of 1.5 oz of whiskey and 4 oz of room temperature coke. He said that three cubes was enough to chill the drink but not to make it cold. Which is why on his second cup he added the rest in.

These would make a beautiful gift to anyone who enjoys a glass of liquor regularly. The box that they come in is really nice as well.

Overall this is a nice set. If you would like to get some Home Central Stainless Steel Ice Cubes for yourself you can find them here.