Fire Not Necessary With New Cooking System

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baro cook 1200 mlSouth Korea – Baro Cook, a new company from South Korea, has developed a cooking system that uses tea-bag-like mineral packets to heat water (and therefore, your food). The system works like a double boiler: the water is heated in one (plastic) container, and you put your food into a second (stainless steel) container that rests on top.

Baffin Goes Back to its Heritage

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Heritage-Creative-Photos-10 500x441Ontario, Canada – Baffin is re-releasing a version of its original boot, the Heritage, which will be available in a limited edition run for 2014. The boot is based on Inuit layering techniques and features leather sourced from Quebec and natural beaver trim from the West Coast. The bases will be molded in Canadian warehouses, using a similar mold as the 1997 model.

ICEdot Adds Android Support

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icedotandroidTulsa, Okla. – ICEdot, the company behind the emergency notification and location services and products, is going into the new year by expanding its smartphone compatibility to Android.

Spenco Debuts Ironman Insoles

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ironman train insoleWaco, Texas – Spenco has partnered with the Ironman triathlon franchise and created two new insoles for 2014: the Ironman Race and the Ironman Train. The Train insoles feature rigid arch support while the Race version features a more lightweight and flexible arch.

After Bite Updates Formula with Baking Soda

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Littleton, N.H. – Insect bite treatment brand After Bite will release in February an updated formula for its signature product, said parent firm Tender Corporation. The new version of After Bite will add baking soda to provide further comfort and relief from bites from insects like fleas, ticks, bees and mosquitos. The release of the new formula will be accompanied by point of sale marketing support, national advertising and social media efforts.

Rab Adopts Nikwax Treated Down: Claims No Fluorocarbons

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rabascentSeattle, Wash. – Outdoor apparel brand, Rab, is partnering with Nikwax to offer Nikwax hydrophobic down in its apparel and sleeping bags. The Nikwax Hydrophobic Down treatment is applied to raw down in the cleaning process and allows the insulation to absorb less water and retain more loft and warmth under normal conditions. The company also claims its treated down does not contain fluorocarbon compounds, an issue that has been brought to the industry's attention by multiple Greenpeace reports.

Under Armour to Debut One-Handed Zipper

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magzip closedBaltimore, Md. – Under Armour's Fall 2014 collection is generating buzz due to a small change in one of the most ubiquitous features in clothing: the zipper. The company says that it's come up with a magnetic zipper that can be zipped with one hand.

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