We are doing a quick overview and review of the Garmin Speak Plus with Amazon Alexa. This is essentially an Alexa enabled speaker that you install in your car or truck and with your smartphone data; you can access Alexa skills, stream music or utilize Garmin navigation. I’ll be installing the Garmin Speak in a […]
About Jim Cyr
Exploring Nova Scotia with a constellation of satellites to guide me along the way. Producing hiking, outdoors, local drink & food videos, you can find Jim's contributions on novascotiablogs.com and a few other places. Jim carries a Garmin inReach for all of his outdoor adventures.
If You Don’t Want To Buy a Tent Trailer At the end of last summer, our faithful dome tent of nine years finally told us it was time to retire and look for a new tent. The tent, Chinook Twin Peaks Guide 6 was a great tent for the east coast and there were three […]
tldr; Great hand made leather product from Nelson, BC. Perfect office EDC to hold your folding swiss army knife and pen. Lots of leather and thread colors to choose from. Great gift item along with knife & pen, super customizable. When I got the itch to try to make some leather craft (mainly to […]
I got the DECKED storage system for my F150 truck as a way to get some storage but keep my truck bed open and not install a tonneau cover or truck cab. The install process is identical to the videos you see from DECKED with a few exceptions for the F150 or Tacoma where the […]
That’s right! The band is getting back together cause too much monkey loose from a cocaine experiment news to not talk about!
I wasn’t feeling the love with the various outdoor systems out there and I wanted something nicer that would be more than just for backpacking. So I found this Cafflano Klassic all-in-one pour over coffee maker at my local hipster coffee shop, but your can find it also at large outdoor stores like Mountain Equipment […]
The DJI tello is a great toy drone for 100$ which we’ve covered in previous posts here. But the main drawback I’ve experienced was the poor range and video streaming. If you are doing selfie shots, it works great but try to go beyond the 20 foot range and you get poor video and the […]
I’ve always wanted to pick up a drone to take with me while out hiking and other outdoor activities, but I never did commit dropping essentially 1000$ for something that in the end was a pain to carry around. With no-fly zones popping up in both Canada and the US, why bother? Sure leading drone […]
One project I wanted to do over the winter was to get into carving out some knife handles since I had harvested a number of sticks this past fall. But instead of waiting for them to cure, I went to the hardwood specialty store down the road and got me some maple, white oak, cherry […]