There was a time when an outdoorsman would head into the wilderness carrying nothing more than a hunting knife and pack of matches. But then again, our ancestors ate raw meat and slept in caves. Today's adventurers have the latest high-tech gadgets to keep them safe and secure in the great outdoors. All three items are available locally at Bill Jackson Shop for Adventure in Pinellas Park, www.billjacksons.com.
Infrared Fishing Thermometer
Every fisherman knows that temperature is just as important as tides when it comes to catching fish. This thermometer gives an instant and accurate reading. All you have to do is point to the water and shoot (www.williamjoseph.net).
This watch will do everything, even warn about an approaching storm. Comes with an altimeter, barometer, digital thermometer, Weather Trend Indicator and digital compass (www.suunto.com).
Garmin Colorado 400t (for land) and 400c (for coastal)
This handheld GPS is the latest and greatest piece of outdoors equipment on the market (www.garmin.com/outdoor). Full-color graphics make this especially easy to read under a variety of conditions. Don't leave home without it.
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