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The Internet's Awesome Fix-it Culture

2017-10-24 I think it's so sweet how people help each other learn everything online, but especially on YouTube, and especially w beater car repair! Appliances, too. I love it! They ALWAYS get me to a fix! Sometimes there's a 'donate' button -- I gladly pay! The greasy burly repair dudes are hilarious, sitting on the ground by their torn-apart cars jacked up on the curb, explaining…

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Save $ with Sweet Vintage Binoculars

2017-04-11 Everyone who wants to explore our world needs binoculars. And they should be good. Kept in a case. ...And, remember, if you use them or keep them around your house they really DO need to be kept in a case…

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100+ Finnish Knife Items Coming Soon!

2015-09-28 I should get a shipment from Finland in a couple weeks of 100+ knives and blades and sheaths and kits. These will be unique, gorgeous, ever-so-handy knife things like are hard to find in the USA. Only a few places stock or promote them…

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New Lines of Handy Outdoor Items!

2015-09-28 I'm starting to carry a couple new lines of handy outdoor items. These things are must-have items. I kinda figure that if folks enjoy the OYB efforts and worldview that they might support the cause by buying some of these goodies here…

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Sharpness!

2015-03-25 Sharpness and edges... I'm selling knives! I'm emphasizing a cool type of knife that is seldom-seen in the US: the Scandinavian puukko. See my listings in my OutYourBackdoor eBay Store!

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Petzl Myo: Best Headlamp "Bang for the Buck"

2014-04-07 I've been using the Petzl Myo XP headlamps for about a decade now. Every day. They've never failed me. I think it's high time I promote them in detail. (I've mentioned them in a lights summary, but sheesh…

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Best Bike Headlight / Headlamp Combo: 1200 Lumens!

2014-04-07 Yeah, it's bad that China makes stuff for us, but sometimes it's a good thing. I'm just not in the $200 bike light demographic. Thankfully, you can get the same quality with this $18 "big power" cheapy, courtesy of a misspelled listing…

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SRAM Generator Hub: Top Value for Endless Power

2014-04-07 Here's a $70 generator hub that you can built up into a wheel to give 3 watts of power for whatever you want to do on a bike. Most use it for a head- and tail-light assembly. Click on the pic to buy! (OYB gets a percent of the payment of anything you order after clicking the pic-link, at no cost to you!) With a generator light there are no more batteries to buy, or pollute with, or carry…

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Mike's Cool Vintage Bag

2013-04-25 [FROM 12/30/2011] Pal Mike has a neat old leather shoulderbag with an attached mesh bag. I wonder what it really is... Is there fishing involved? [UPDATE 4/25/13: It's a HARDY Trout Fisher's Bag, from the UK…

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Sweet New Lights (for Bikes) -- Cheap!

2012-05-16 Personal lighting is booming like crazy right now. And, yeah, a lot of it on the dirt-cheap side is coming from Hong Kong. Dealextreme.com is rockin' the big firepower for little money like it always has…

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