Sunday, February 28, 2016

Lightweight and Compact Mummy Sleeping Bag

This is a very SOFT and comfy sleeping bag. Well, let me get it off my chest first that I do not like mummy bags at all, as I feel too confined in the sleeping bag to ever get comfortable. Other than that, it is comfy. It feels good to lay on it. 

It also is extremely lightweight, and very compact. 

It appears to be well built and good quality, as well. And it can be used for many things, including emergency preparedness, backpacking, boy scouts, camping, and sleepovers.

As you can see from these pictures, my 95# dog is taking a nap in it. I laid it out on the floor to test it and take photos, and he burrowed in it and fell asleep. I had to use these pictures for this post because he is so cute and he makes a good model. 

This sleeping bag is rated to as low as 30 degrees F. While I have not tested it at that temperature, and don't ever plan to, I do recommend that you not use this in the middle of winter outside. I think that it should be fine for Spring through Fall.

The material is made out of polyester, with the fill being cotton. It easily rolls back up into the tiny bag, to be used for whatever purpose. Maybe leave it in your trunk just in case?? It is not expensive, only around $30.


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Nice Crossbow

What a fantastic bow!

First off, it is a nice looking hunting bow. I like that it comes with a scope. But please bear in mind I am not an expert. I am just a layman who really loves bows, and I especially love crossbows. My husband put it together, and the instructions were very hard to understand. But we got it.

Then, we started test shooting. It came with 4 arrows. We shot three of them and each one of them bent, one of them even broke! We figured it out that it was because we were aiming for something in the dirt (an old volleyball) but we kept hitting the hard ground. This is powerful, so you want to aim for something softer, so it can penetrate.

The scope was pretty accurate, and we were aiming for a ball (volleyball, old, dirty, etc) in the dirt mound beyond our property, and both my husband and I got super close -- just a little bit under where it was. Once we get our straw bales up (we got them tonight) we will be able to shoot a better target!

We took a video of my husband loading the arrows, and then there is a picture of the arrows -- three of them we have shot, and the 4th one we haven't used yet. We need to go get more arrows. Man, if only I had some decent fletching skills!! I think it would be great to be able to make your own arrows. 

If you buy this, you will be getting a decent bow, but be careful with the arrows -- be sure to hit things that are softer, not harder. For example, if you go hunting and hit a deer, you will be fine. But if you hit an Oak tree your arrow might bend. That is why the scope and accurate aim is important! 

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Lightweight and Compact Sleeping Bag

I give this sleeping bag a 5-star rating. I got it to review, and was thrilled! 

My 5-star rating is based on the following:

1. This is inexpensive for its weight class and temperature rating
2. It is SUPER lightweight and doesn't take up much room.

If you consider those factors, this is a fabulous bag. It is lightweight, so it is great for backpackers who are under 5'10". I say that because in the picture above, my 5'9" husband was modeling for me, he went inside the sleeping bag and we zipped it up. He put his arms in the bag as well. He weighs 200 lbs and sleeps on his back. In the picture, his feet are touching the bottom and his head is out of the bag (he is covering it up because he didn't want to show his face, silly man).

Some factors to consider: It is inexpensive, so the materials / stitching are probably not going to last through a lot of rough wear and tear. I can see kids rough housing at a sleepover and tearing the bag. So just be aware of that.

If you need a sleeping bag to keep in your car, or to take hiking or backpacking, or keep in your boat, or wherever, where space is limited and weight is restricted, then this is your bag.

If you are looking for a durable, long lasting high quality bag that will be able to withstand a lot of wear and tear, this is not your bag. Just keep that in mind when you are searching. I have a zero degree high quality bag for when I am camping all year round, and it is actually a bit too hot for me in the summer, so this will work perfect for me.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

We got a new showerhead

I love reviewing products, especially when they are items that we need and can really use. In this case I got to review a brand new hand held showerhead, for our bathroom.

We had an old yucky waterpik in our bathroom, that was hard to use, it had hard water build up and sprayed all over. We bought our house two months ago so we have been focusing on other things in the house to update, until I got the opportunity to review this new showerhead. It has 7 settings plus an on-off switch and can be used as a handheld or a standalone shower fixture.

One thing that is important to us is to have the handheld shower nozzle. Our other two showers don't have them, but we need it to use in our walk in shower, to bathe our 95 lb dog. If you have never used one of these to bathe your dogs before, then you are missing out. SUPER easy.  Bathing the dog is not a chore anymore. (Can't speak for the bathing of cats though!)

It was SUPER easy to install. It took my husband less than 15 minutes. And there are no leaks in the plumbing.

If you want to buy it, Check it out here.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Archery as a Sport is Becoming Super Popular

Robin Hood. The Ranger class in my MMORPG game. And now Katniss Everdeen. For as long as I can remember, as a kid growing up, my favorite "weapon" of choice was a bow and arrow. It was so cool, and looks awesome!! And to this day I still get teased by my siblings about my favorite movie, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. And I really enjoyed the Hunger Games movies as well. And I will skip over any detailed mention of when I played Everquest, haha! 

Anyway, I got the opportunity to try out and review this 50-70lb draw weight compound bow from Leader Accessories. 

And as you see, this is not me that is in these pictures or the video. It is my husband. Because I had shoulder surgeries and for the life of me, haven't gotten my complete strength back yet. So I am unable to draw the arrow back yet. We adjusted it down to 50 lbs. It was super simple to adjust. 

And so my husband got to have a lot of fun with it, target practice in our backyard. And I got to watch how perfect he looks. 

The bow is extremely comfortable in my hands, it is not too heavy, but super strong. It is a camouflage color which makes it easy if you go hunting. This definitely can be a hunter's bow, if you do like bow hunting.

My husband is left handed and he felt comfortable using it. He holds it like a right handed person would, though. 

Here is a video of how smooth the arrow flies off the bow:

This bow is surely a lot of fun! Archery is becoming a ton of fun thanks to The Hunger Games, lots of the teenagers these days are super into it! This is a great bow to get (not for younger kids because they are unable to draw the bow.... and even some older kids might not be able to. Just keep that in mind).