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Luminaids' Solar Lanterns are a blessing for Houstonians and we island residents that frequently face big time dramas.  America has now learned what we already know, that self-reliance may be your only option not a choice, when the enormity of a tragedy is beyond comprehension and government...
Our island lives sometimes parallel disasters like Hurricane Harvey, even on a good day.   The biggest problem South Texas and Louisiana are facing is too much water. The sad conundrum? The most important requirement for human existence is clean water.  Mrs. Cool Stuff always boiled our family...
The hearts and prayers of Samoa are with those suffering from Hurricane Harvey in Texas.   For Cool Stuff, it's personal as fellow former UCLA Football teammates Gene Settles, David Boze and Russell Charles are currently in harm's way. They report: "So far so good." The most important tool in a...
It is a very rare moment and It is beyond awesome when a Cool Stuff review and column can improve the quality of many lives.  And yes...I do also specifically mean Territorial lives. The very kind folks at Aftershokz have created bluetooth headphones that conduct sound through the bone mass in...
It’s a Lamzac, but Cool Stuff refers to it affectionately as a land hammock. Ordered by my youngest Coolio daughter to get her a proper hammock for her frequent stays in Aunu'u, and Savaii... “sorry Winnie girl, had to get you a Lamzac instead.” I remember hanging out in Jack Thompson's "Throwin'...
We all have our specialized backpacks and roller bags... we are not going to change. But —  Qliplet has reinvented the way our bags work with each other. Our Yuppie fellow travelers buy pricey coordinated combo two bag sets that fit together because they were made for each other. Cool Stuff travels...
Powervision unveiled the "Egg" last year at InterDrone 2016. The "Egg" is a uniquely remarkable drone design concept that none of us has yet spotted in the South Pacific.   The Egg has an effective video transmitting range of 3.1 miles using a 2.4 ghz transmitting frequency.   Retailing in the US...
Fishermen and first responders don't need flash techie tools, they need reliable functionality as their life is on the line every day they work. Spyderco came up with their H1 steel process that is more rust resistant than regular stainless steel, yet keeps a sharp edge like carbon steel.   The...
Not too long ago, you were comforted to know your airline allowed you two 70-pound check in bags and a meal. Of course both are long gone, but Pacsafe has come to the rescue to alleviate some of your check in bag drama. The two important keys are that your check-in bag should weigh less these days...
Popticals are the most significant contribution to the practical art of sunglasses... in the history of the universe. It was a privilege to meet Popticals' innovators a few years ago before their product was released. You Coolios have seen me abuse their prototypes Popticals on airlines, on purse...

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