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My New Tent: Wenzel Ivanhoe 6

We’ve been using the same Cabela’s Westwind tent for 8+ years and it has been great.  However, as a “Ranger” for The Dyrt, I get to test camping products.  This time the company was Wenzel, a company that make tents in the budget price range.

For the Ranger review program, we typically get a coupon code to use and I rarely spend more than the total amount (typically $100), but this time I decided it would be worth it.  There wasn’t anything I found cheaper from Wenzel that would be really useful for my family at this point, plus I love tents.  I picked the Ivanhoe 6 since our only real issue with the Westwind is the setup time/effort.

The Ivanhoe has a simple setup with a single walled design. It is definitely smaller than the Westwind Deluxe, but my oldest son James is now in is own small Coleman dome tent, so we don’t need it to be as big.  We plan to use the Ivanhoe in good weather mostly, since we love the weather proofing and vestibule from the Westwind (though the Ivanhoe performed admirably in the rain).

Here’s my video review of the Wenzel Ivanhoe 6 tent:

You can buy it from Walmart if you want your own.

Avatar Update

So you’ve probably heard that Avatar was released on DVD and Blu-Ray last week. It only features the film, no extras at all. I’m not going to buy this version. Why? Because in November they are releasing a box set version with tons of special features and a lot of extra footage. I’m going to save my money now and buy the better edition later. I figured I’d give you a heads up about that. Have a great day!
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Golden Globe notables…

Avatar won 2 – Best Drama, Best Director=James Cameron

Up won 2 – Best Animated Picture, Best Original Score=Michael Giacchino

Blind Slide – Best Actress in Drama=Sandra Bullock

Sherlock Holmes – Best Actor in Comedy=Robert Downey Jr.

Jimmy’s 2009 Christmas List

I figured this year I would start early on my Christmas List. So here it goes….

  1. UP – Single Disc Widescreen DVD
  2. The Lost Symbol – A novel by Dan Brown
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack
  4. Money for guitar
  5. Small CD tower

Titanic UPDATE: 3D?

So guess what I recently heard and never told you? Yeah, that’s right, Titanic is going to be back in theatres in 2011 in 3D. This is two things: cool and selling out. I will go and see it (with my fiance) but I know they are doing it to make some more money. Oh well….it’s kind of a win-win for those who like the movie and a nuisance for those who don’t. I’m ok with that.

New review coming soon….

I‘ve been busy with my first week of school….homework a little more important than this blog. I’ll have a review of Valkyrie up probably Monday night, stay tuned!

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Jimmy’s Christmas List (Will update periodically)

  1. The Tales of Beedle the Bard – book by J.K. Rowling
  2. Harry, A History – book by Melissa Anelli
  3. Iron Man – Widescreen DVD
  4. Dark Knight – Widescreen DVD
  5. Dunder Mifflin Warehouse Shirt – size XL(unless you think large would fit better) – http://www.dundermifflin.com/shop/
  6. money
  7. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian – Widescreen DVD
  8. R4 Nintendo DS reader – http://www.stuffs4kids.com/R4_SDHC_Revolution_p/r4sdhc.htm
  9. A small umbrella (not crappy)
  10. Wall-E – Widescreen DVD
  11. The Raven T-Shirt- size XL – http://shirt.woot.com/friends.aspx?k=5230

My Brother on the News with his interception

My brother actually intercepted a pass…
(He’s kinda towards the end)


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