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Ken’s Power Caster

We have added a new picture of the types and size of fish you can catch with the Ken’s Power Caster.

A fisherman in Oregon with his 11lb and 8lb steelhead he landed on his first time out with the sip n puff controlled Ken’s Power Caster.

Fish caught on a Ken's Power Caster

Fish caught on a Ken's Power Caster

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Potential new adaptive fishing and camping gear

We’ve been looking a more products this year that focus on providing more adaptive fishing and camping gear. Although we’ve not completed any agreements I want to provide a quick update on what we are looking at.

The first is a tent that is very easy to setup and take down. It’s not specifically made for those with a disability but it does look like it will help.

Another product is a automatic caster and reeling device for a fishing rod and reel. It attaches to a wheelchair and can even support sip and puff.

We have a automatic fish hook setter that may be a test product since it’s not in full production yet.

One more is a great wheelchair that is made to be used in a outdoor setting.

We believe we can provide these new products by the spring but we’ll keep you updated as time goes on.

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Fall Hunting products

It’s been quite awhile since we’ve updated the blog. Our focus has been on adding products for the fall hunting season:

Gun Mounts for wheelchairs
Bow Mount for wheelchairs
Associated pistol mounts and other equipment
New camo setup for wheelchairs.

I hope that this adaptive equipment helps everyone for the fall season.

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First Year Anniversary Press Release and new products

We’ve reached a milestone at Adaptiveoutdoorsman.com and that’s our one year anniversary of being online. We have to say the most satisfying part of the last year is hearing stories on how our products have helped you to start fishing or hunting again. We’ve even had a press release celebrating our anniversary and some of the new products we’ve added. If you like to read it you can access it here:

First Year Anniversary Press Release

We would like to thank everyone who has purchased a product and we sincerely hope that we’ve been able help you enjoy the outdoors.

Mike & Renee

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Summer and Fall products the search continues

Well summer is almost here and we continue to look for products to add to our site. We’ve added a interesting product called “Magic Knot” that connects to a fishing rod that helps someone thread fishing line on a hook plus tie a knot. We have a couple of more products in the works for summer.

We visited the Ohio Deer and Turkey expo a couple of weeks ago and have found several items we are working on to add for the fall season also. Overall we think that we’ll be able to really improve the hunting section this year with a great mix of products.

We at Adaptiveoutdoorsman.com hope you’ll have a great summer.

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Getting ready for summer

With Spring and Summer just around the corner we have a lot going on. We’ve started adding additional products to the website in order to provide more selections. We hope these additional products can help a wider variety of individuals. Second we’ve been working on some of our own products but our concern is getting them in a form that can sold (not the usual duck tape versions that we come across). Also we hope to be able to get a new catalog out there in the next couple of months providing we can get all of the new products out there.

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Wheelin’ Sportsman Event

We were able to provide ground blinds and shooting sticks to a recent Wheelin’ Sportsman event here in Ohio. Before I provide the most important comment about the event I would like to provide a quick description about Wheelin’ Sportsman from their website:

Wheelin’ Sportsmen NWTF provides people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities. Its magazine, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, and its Web site, www.wheelinsportsmen.org, are dedicated to the education and entertainment of these enthusiasts and their able-bodied outdoor partners.

The most important comment from the email:

It was “fabulous” if I quote one of the participants. They were THRILLED with the doghouse blinds and shooting sticks. Thank you!

This is what it’s all about!

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Two hunting products we want to provide.

Over the past 6 months we’ve had two goals for the fall hunting season.

The first has been to solve the issue with a gun mount for a wheelchair. What appeared to be a easy challenge has turned out to be quite difficult. We’ve looked at a great deal of existing products but most don’t seem to fit what we are trying to accomplish. The challenge is with all of the variations of wheelchairs there isn’t a simple and low cost way to attach a mount. We’ve been looking at a few other products that we can modify and hope to have something soon but I’m worried since I don’t have the time to do this the right way. One solution is to just create a mount for a low cost wheelchair and let the customer decide if they need a second chair. We really don’t want to do this but it may be are only choice to get a initial product out on the market.

The second is to have tree stands that we would provide. So far we’ve seen about 5 products with some of them being very good designs. The issue is with a limited production run and then adding in all the design and engineering time drive the cost up. We haven’t found a good solution to this one yet so we may just look at providing links or referrals to these companies.

We would very much appreciate any comments on these two items.

Mike

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Anglers Aid – Helps Land the big fish

We’ve Talked about letting you know when someone has a great experience with some of the products we have on our site: www.adaptiveoutdoorsman.com. This is a email from one of them.

“I went on a fishing trip to Yakutat Alaska. I only have the use of my right hand because of a straoke I had in January of 2008. I ordered your rod holder and was successful in landing a twelve to sixteen pound silver salmon in the Situck River. Thank you for a wonderful product. I couldn’t have fished without the holder.”

-Bob

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Idea from one of our site visitors

Here is a email from one visitor to our product website with a interesting idea:

“Hi,
As an avid hunter and fisherman I am glad to see that someone is watching out for the challenged.

I lost my left eye fishing in the Amazon jungle, then had a few heart operations leaving me not too strong in the arms. As I shoot left handed and my left eye has a prosthesis, I needed to switch shooting to the right side. I couldn’t do this so my solution for what it was worth is as follows: I took a door stopper and clamped it on the end of the barrel of the shotgun. Now I could shoot right handed. Also painted the rubber end of the stop white. Now when geese get within 20 yrs I am able to make fair shots. I called all the major scope companies and they didn’t give me any help. This worked for me- maybe you can improve on my 90 cent invention. Good luck.”

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