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Version 1.4 of the Fogo firmware is now available.

Version 1.4 of the Fogo firmware is now available.

March 06, 2017

The first firmware update is now available. It addresses two bugs: Smart Cap Volume Controls (access via Settings->Volume) USB Firmware for Windows bug Mac On Mac, you can simply connect the Fogo, open the Fogo Hub and click "Connect". The Fogo Hub will check for an update and ask if you want to install the new firmware (which you do). Windows Installing on Windows is a bit more complicated. To successfully install the firmware, follow these steps. First, install the Fogo Hub. Second, invoke the Fogo bootloader manually by holding the top and left buttons until the USB logo a... Read More

Everything You Know About Poison Oak/Ivy/Sumac is Wrong [Infographic]

Everything You Know About Poison Oak/Ivy/Sumac is Wrong [Infographic]

April 27, 2016

  Anyone who has suffered from a bad poison oak, ivy or sumac rash can share in a strong desire to keep it from ever happening again. Unfortunately, many of the common beliefs about what causes the rash and how to avoid it are wrong. Breaking through the myths and understanding a few key items will keep you itch free. The most important part is understanding what causes the rash (its a highly potent oil called Urushiol), how to effectively remove the oil and what medications actually work. The infographic below summarizes all these important facts and more. Read on to learn how to avoid poi... Read More

This Brilliant Camping Hack Makes A Campfire That Lasts Hours With Just One Log

This Brilliant Camping Hack Makes A Campfire That Lasts Hours With Just One Log

February 22, 2016

A good campfire is a sign of a true camper. However, starting and maintaining a solid fire takes a bit of skill. A great way to make the task much easier is to set yourself up for success ahead of time with a Swedish Torch. A good camper always comes prepared and this article will show you exactly how to do it. A Swedish Torch uses one medium sized log to create a campfire that lasts for hours. The Swedish Torch can also be used as a stovetop to cook anything you want. We spent some time experimenting and found the best way to make and start a Swedish Torch and are passing the wisdom down ... Read More

3 Best Mountain Bike Rides Near Las Vegas

3 Best Mountain Bike Rides Near Las Vegas

February 07, 2016

I recently spent 3 days mountain biking in Las Vegas with the legendary Ben Bostrom.   Ben loves to torture his friends in the Nevada desert. As his Strava accolades prove, he has spent as much time in the last several years exploring mountain bike trails near Las Vegas as anyone. Ben knows the area WELL and has even developed over 20 miles of trails himself in a new area near Enterprise. Here are three rides he hand picked for us that you have to check out next time you are in the area! Day 1 - Blue Diamond Starting in the quaint, little town of Blue Diamond (population 290), you have ac... Read More

9 Gadgets that Make Car Camping Easier and More Fun

9 Gadgets that Make Car Camping Easier and More Fun

January 27, 2016

Enjoying the outdoors doesn't mean you have to rough it. These gadgets will keep you comfortable and provide endless fun at your campsite-home away from home. Solar Powered Lights - courtesy of Field and StreamPlace solar powered lights near your tent stakes so you don't trip over the lines at night. You can buy them for under $4 each when you buy in bulk and they have a ton of other uses around the campsite. Folding Table - courtesy of WiredBring this beautiful bamboo table with you and eat like a king. The Snowpeak Single-Action Table folds flat and easily fits in the trunk of you... Read More

5 Items on My Outdoor Gift Wishlist

5 Items on My Outdoor Gift Wishlist

January 27, 2016

Prana Zion Stretch Short It would be my third pair.  I am a proud owner of the Stretch Zion pants and one pair of the shorts. I wear the shorts often enough I would love having another pair.  These shorts are made of nylon and spandex.  They are both comfortable and durable.  Even the pants are comfortable enough to sleep in.  In fact, they are as comfortable as wearing pajama pants.One thing to note about these shorts is that they are long (just how I like them).  I am 6'1", and the size large shorts hit just above the bottom of my knee. Arc'teryx Alpha FL Jacket I have spent... Read More

11 Steps to Creating a Hardware Startup

11 Steps to Creating a Hardware Startup

January 26, 2016

This is an exciting time to be a hardware entrepreneur.  For the past two decades, the majority of the startups and venture capital  in the US have been focused on software and the internet. This is no longer the case.  We are now in the age of the hardware startup.  Three new technology developments have opened the door for this exciting new era: rapid prototyping, cheap and flexible computing platforms, and hardware startup accelerators.  We will explore these developments further in later blog posts. For now, let’s explore how to get in on the action! Below are 11 steps to creating a ha... Read More

Top 10 Highest Earning Outdoor Gear Kickstarter Campaigns

Top 10 Highest Earning Outdoor Gear Kickstarter Campaigns

December 29, 2015

Crowdfunding, in general, is a tough game. According to Kickstarter, only a third of all projects launched, reach their funding goal. When you add in the intricacy of promoting a niche product like outdoor gear, the level of difficulty skyrockets. Running a successful campaign requires a great product, a willingness to give up sleep for an extended period of time, a healthy dose of marketing/advertising savvy,  and a little bit of witchcraft-like luck. Researching past Kickstarter campaigns is a also big part of the formula for success. During our Kickstarter campaign for the Fogo, we res... Read More