Fall Products: Food and Drink and Other Things You’ll Find Useful this Season
By Max Hartshorne
Here is a new crop of useful items and tasty treats for you to consider. We’re still hunkering down, so getting a box of salmon and some of these other products might make life a little bit easier.
These are a step up from the Tupperware you’ve probably used to store leftover food. These high-end containers offer a secure, spill-proof vacuum seal and the stainless steel keeps food fresh longer. BPA Free Lid with 2-Finger opening system, made of 18/8 Food-Grade Stainless Steel
RIGWA BOWL 1.5 $39.95 1.5 qts
Sitka Salmon Shares: Alaska and North Pacific Frozen Salmon, Cod and Halibut Filets
This is a new way to buy the best quality fish, you subscribe for a certain period of time and get a box with flash-frozen fish delivered to your door every month.
We tried their Taste of Fall Share, that costs $109 per month for 4.5-5 pounds per month, and includes multiple species of wild salmon, including keta, and coho salmon, alongside line-caught rockfish, Pacific cod, and a one of their most sought-after, premium species, sablefish (black cod).
The fish was delicious–and it’s hard to find thick halibut steaks and the savory cod that came in our box, covered with dry ice and perfectly frozen. If you eat a lot of fish and want to have it at the ready without more trips to the <<<store>>>> then this is for you.
You can also select the larger family size for $214 a month that brings you 9-10 pounds of frozen fish each shipment. A third option is for the neighborhood plan which for $314 brings you 13-15 pounds–enough to share with your neighbors!
The Power of Manuka Honey
Au Natural Skinfood uses Biome-positive Active 16+ Manuka honey to protect and build up the barrier function of your skin so that it can use its own natural defense system to fight environmental damage.
Medical-grade 16+ Manuka honey is used in hospitals worldwide to heal wounds, treat burns and is a natural humectant – meaning it can hold up to 100 times its own weight in moisture.
Au Natural Skinfood asks the question, “if it’s not good enough to eat, then why would you put it on your skin?!” Their three travel essentials are:
Repair – Manuka Honey Lip Balm: This multi-functional salve is great for hydrating lips, using on minor burns, cuts, abrasions, shaving cuts, cuticles, nappy rash, and ‘maskne’.
Defend – Natural (plant-based) Hand Sanitizer with Manuka honey: Perfect travel size, gentle on your skin, effective in killing germs, and smells deliciously like oranges, leaving your hands feeling fresh and protected.
On the Go – Mineral Powder with SPF 25: Designed to reduce redness, correct imperfections, and provide ongoing protection throughout the day from environmental damage. OTG decreases the risk of free radical damage and signs of aging, whilst providing lovely light coverage.
A Scooter You Can Take Seriously from EcoReco
The newly released EcoReco L5+ is a big sized, performance scooter with an 8″ Polyurethane (PU) filled front wheel, solid rear wheel, and a highly efficient motor. It’s equipped with two exposed aggressive rear suspensions to offer unmatched comfort and stability.
I must say, however, that riding this baby down the street at almost 22 mph is scary. I kept feeling like at any minute I was going to crash. This takes bravery, especially if you hit a pothole.
It is designed with a rougher style for a bigger rider and to handle bumpier road conditions. Comfortable & Safe Ride. I found this useful when I dropped off my car for service at my car repair guy’s and it was about two miles away. I threw the scooter into the back and used it to get home, and later to return to the shop.
Rear-wheel drive and brake for max traction and stability with its patented folded handlebar & deck, full suspension, and taillight (and an optional front light)
Zero-emissions, silent motor
2,000+ MPGe, 500+ Miles on $1
Energy Recovery Braking system (E.R.B.)
Compact and lightweight
Fits in car trunks and under chairs. Perfect for public transportation, RVs, and boats, top speed configurable at 20, 12, 7 mph, 14-28 miles of range per charge, great torque for up to 20-25% incline, Zero-drag hub motor, heavy duty with 280 lb load, LED back-lit dashboard, top/stem gadget mounts
EcoReco Scooter $899
Protect Your Hands from COVID with Ghluvs
The Ghluvs Hand Protector is a discreet yet effective solution that provides an extra layer of protection. You wear it on your wrist, and if you need it, you just pull it over your fingers.
Ghluvs also makes a line of masks that provide more comfortable protection when you’re out and about.
A Copper Water Bottle that Helps the World
Help a friend or loved one stay hydrated with this stylish, hand-crafted copper water bottle. In addition to the environmental benefits of a reusable water bottle and the aesthetic qualities of this bottle, recent studies have shown that copper is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-viral, which makes copper water bottles ideal for an active lifestyle during COVID-19.
The company that sells this bottle is 100% female-run and has a “good karma” program whereby they donate 15% of their profits to non-profit groups that work to supply clean drinking water in developing countries.
Luno Life Helps You Organize Your Car with a Seatback Organizer
This multipurpose organizer with 8 compartments is designed to store all of your travel essentials on the backseat of your car. The Seatback Organizer has an adjustable strap for a universal fit and holds phones, tablets, books, keys, and more.
Fits books, iPad, magazines, keys, phone, and more
Removable, on-the-go pouch with zipper
Tech station with cord slots for easy charging
Yeti Thermos, Holder, and Backpack
You’ve probably seen the fabulously expensive coolers that Yeti makes, famous for being the most durable and best on the market. The company is also getting famous for its line of thermoses, backpacks and other rugged gear. They have many sizes of heavy steel water bottles. The DuraCoat Color is built to last – no fading, peeling, or cracking.
Leakproof TripleHaul Cap protects your truck cab or day pack from spills; complete with a 3-finger grip. This double-wall vacuum insulated water bottle has the power to keep your water cold (or coffee hot) until the last sip.
18/8 stainless steel construction stands up to even the toughest of conditions, just like their rugged coolers. Dimensions: 9 1/2 in high, a diameter of 3 inches. Fits standard-sized car cup holders
YETI Rambler 26 oz Bottle, Vacuum Insulated, Stainless Steel $24.99 to $54.99
Yeti Crossroads Backpack: Another Tough Bag
The Crossroads Backpack is 23 liters of thoughtfully designed rugged materials to keep you organized. Separate pockets with shock-absorbing foam for protection. Fits a 15.5” laptop. Also has a quick stash top pocket for necessities like your sunglasses.
Keeps the bag upright and opens wide for easier loading and unloading and the shoulder straps have a custom shape with dual-density foam offering a comfortable carry all day long. Two exterior bottle pockets that collapse – and stay collapsed – with magnets when not in use.
Made of durable, 1000D nylon material lined with 420D nylon ripstop ensures.
Ekster’s Sleek Laptop Sleeve Has Room for Cords & Gear
Designed for laptops, tablets, and tech accessories, this sleeve is perfect to tote the old work machine around. If you love your Macbook Pro, why not get something pretty to carry it around in? This limited release sleeve is now available in three colorways: black, green, or burgundy upper trim.
Aiaiai TMA Headphones: I’m a Regular User
These headphones are modular, they come apart in pieces, and for a person working in a shared office, it is important to have comfortable cans for long-duration use. These fit the bill, hour after hour of comfortable listening. Good sound too. The one complaint I have is that the USB C charge slot is located on the rail behind the earpiece and it’s really hard to get to. Why?
The S02 speaker units are engineered with a titanium coated driver to reduce distortion, and designed with an internal vent allowing the middle bass to be more clear and punchy.
H02 reinforced nylon headband with full grip silicone head padding for better grip, E02 earpads for closed and intense sound representation with strong bass and low-end dynamics plus high isolation
The soft-touch surface and can extend to 3.2 meters, perfect for Djing or small studio usage comes with 1/4 to 1/8 screw-on adapter to plug these into a larger hole.