Singing Rock has announced a preventative recall of the Singing Rock harnesses, Crux, Nara and Nemo. There are less than 95 of these harnesses remaining in the hands of U.S. consumers after the recovery efforts of Liberty Mountain, the U.S. distributor of Singing Rock.The defect, which can potentially cause a weakened waist belt, was identified during regular internal quality inspections. Up to now there are no reports of problems from users.
Garmin has redesigned and upgraded the Rino two-way radio with GPS with new 610, 650 and 655t models. With up to a 20 mile communication range, the Rino 650 and 655t 5 watt FRS/GMRS radios now include a 2.6 inch glove-friendly touchscreen. Features include barometric altimeters, 3-axis tilt compensated compasses and NOAA weather radio.
Rino is unique in that it lets you send your exact location to other users so that they can see it on their map page. After that first pairing, you can see your friends even in situations where they cannot call for help or alert you to their position. You can also send unit-to-unit text messages to other Rino users in your area.
The new devices are expected to be available in the third quarter of 2011. The Rino 610 and 650 have a retail price of $349 and $499.99, respectively. The Rino 655t has a retail price of $599.99.
The Rino will be prominently displayed at the Garmin booth at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail, CO, June 3-5.
Portland-based startup Hungry Hikers, makers of One Pot Wonders freeze dried gourmet food, has introduced six new products and grocery items in addition to a new website, hungryhikers.com. By combining the flavors of a gourmet meal, coupled with the simplicity of boiling-water-based cooking, the meals will provide fuel for the trail or wherever the next adventure may lead. Hungry Hikers meals add a twist to favorites such as Chicken Pot Pie, Sheppard’s Pie and Beef Stroganoff—possibly the most civilized food ever encountered on the trail.