Ontario Rat 2 Review A $25 Winner Well, you all know that I absolutely adore the Ontario Rat 1. So in my quest to find a smaller EDC knife, I figured that the Ontario Rat 2 would be the natural choice to try first…that and I bought an Artisan Cutlery Proponent, ANYWAY! The Ontario Rat…
This Blue Alpha Gear EDC belt is probably the simplest gun belt on the market. There’s no holes, there’s no complicated buckling procedure like a Formula 1 car seat, there’s just velcro and nylon. It’s cheap, low mass, sturdy, and it does it’s job.
For complete honesty, the logged hours I have with the belt on is not the total amount of time it was used. I was getting used to logging all of the data after use, so there’s definitely a lot of hours missing from the list. From the numbers I have though it’s been worn with a firearm for over 1,000 hours, and I haven’t been taking care of this thing in the slightest.
I’m a skeptic when it comes to grooming products; a gigantic skeptic. Like toothpaste. Dentists make money off of bad teeth, why the hell are they recommending toothpaste? I digress. I have a close friend that uses LOX products on his tattoos that he swears by. When I got my memorial tattoo for Violet, I decided I would give it a try in the hope that it would keep the tattoo looking bright, colorful, and pretty; just like her.
As a side note, they named this particular salve after the American Coal Miners, which I find cool since my ancestors were coal miners in Pennsylvania.
RocketBook Everlast Mini is a pocketable sized notepad that’s… reusable? Yes, it’s a reuseable notebook that comes with an erasable pen. The pages are waterproof and almost feel like the sheets our teachers would use on those stone age overhead projectors. The pen that the pad comes with is a Pilot erasable FriXion.
For data entry, condensing what you’re carrying with you (without losing information), etc. I feel like the Rocketbook is definitely the way to go for those who still like manually writing notes (don’t feel bad, I do too).
A LOT of people are looking for a comparison between the TLR-7 and the PL-Mini Valkyrie. These two competing lights don’t offer a whole lot that I’m super enthusiastic about which sucks. Right off the bat, this is like when you were forming teams for dodge-ball in elementary. You’re looking at the last two kids, one with extremely thick no-see-ums on, and the other being a tanker unit.
I got the Dr. Scholl’s idea from a post on YouTube which I ended up watching a video of on YouTube. Me, being the lazy individual I am, saw it as a cheap/low maintenance alternative to a foam wedge. I ended up going out and picking up the women’s heel insert (fearing the men’s might be too large for the holster), went home, and got it attached as soon as possible.
In the month that I’ve used it, I’ve logged over just at 200 hours of wear time….
“TacCat, do you like anything about this light…like at all?”
Yes! I do! The rim around the lens helps decrease the amount of fouling on the lens. It helps so much so that it didn’t have any fouling after 500 rounds in one sitting.
The low battery indicator, even though it’s necessary, is a really nice feature that I wish other companies would implement.
Light color, I love true white/white colored beams of light. They appear brighter and take more time to adjust to on the receiving end.
And finally, the controls. They aren’t the best by any stretch of the imagination, but using them is a lot easier than the TLR-7 and APL-c in my opinion.
LOX Black Diamond Skin Salve Alright, if you follow me sorta closely on social media, you know I picked up the LOX Black Diamond Skin Salve for aftercare on my newest tattoo. My friend AJ told me about how well it’s worked out for him and sent me some pictures of his older tattoos…and I’ll…
Spyderco Tenacious Review It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, Nope! It’s a KNAFE! I held a Facebook poll to see which review everyone wanted first for knives…the Tenacious took the lead, so here we are! The Tenacious is a knife that I had picked up slightly before the Ontario Rat 1…I liked it too much……
The CRKT Ripple is a knife that I find to be extremely attractive. From the blade shape, the design of the serrations, even the 66 holes dotting the scales, and the 22 dotting the stainless steel pocket-clip. I really wanted to love this knife, especially for a lightweight gentleman’s carry…but it didn’t live up to my expectations.