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Good news. The police have another less-lethal option for their already overloaded duty belts. The BolaWrap 100 shoots a kevlar tether to entangle people at a range of 10-25 feet. Perfect for the crazy person that doesn’t quite deserve the taser yet. Existing less lethal devices rely on “pain compliance”, increasing the chance of injury or aggression, and complicating apprehension. The BolaWrap 100 is a restraint tool for Police and Military which can be used early in an encounter between officer and suspect in order to prevent...

The team at Fulcrum Knives in San Francisco have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new nano blade knife. The Fulcrum Eclipse Knife is unique in that it starts off as a coin shape when closed and then transforms to a little knife. From watching the video it looks a bit precarious to open and close. Might make a good little knife to stash in a  backpack pocket or the glovebox of your car. Not sure it is the right knife for EDC. The Fulcrum Knife has a hardened 440 carbon steel blade, G10 handle, and phosphor bronze bearing washers....

polimaster PM1208M

With the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster still fresh in our minds some folks want to know if, and when, they come into contact with radioactive material. This watch is about 1/3 the cost of typical radiation detecting watches at $320.

The Polimaster PM1208M continuously monitors radiation and counts radiation dose exposure. The watch will alert an audible alarm when it detects high radiation emissions. It also tells time with a Swiss Ronda 763 quartz movement.

Trying to hang multiple framed pictures together on a wall sucks. Trying to line them up perfectly is a bit maddening. I tend to prefer eyeballing them instead of measuring. With that said, trying to line up a new nail with the frame hanger is tougher than you would think. Enter this easy hanger gadget. This simple, and inexpensive ($8), gadget makes placing the hole in the right place every time. You simply  use the hook on the back of the gadget, position the picture on the wall where you want it, remove the picture and press the...

Posted on Jun 28 2018 - 9:19am by Russ
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When working around the home an extra set of hands is pretty helpful but rarely available. That means I have to make several trips to the toolbox or stuff my pockets with tools/parts. Not ideal. The RAK Magnetic Wristband ($13) holds nuts, bolts, sockets, and screws right where you need them. Never lose small parts and pieces again. The RAK Magnetic Wristband has 10 strong magnets embedded throughout the band and is made of durable nylon.  ...

Posted on May 29 2018 - 11:13am by Pete M
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MTM AC4C Ammo Crate 4-Can

Ammo cans are great for storing stuff (not just ammo). Great for the garage, shop, back of the truck or UTV, heck… even handy in the kitchen. The metal ammo cans tend to look a bit too military for some folks, and they tend to rust a bit. Time for an upgrade. Read on for more details… (more…)

Posted on May 28 2018 - 6:40am by Steve M
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This nifty tool is a traditional 16-foot tape measure with a built-in 50-foot laser tape measure. Yep, that is it. No need to read any further. Hey, I said you didn’t have to ready any further. Ok, since you are still here – The General Tools LTM1 sticks with the old-school tape measure for short-span precision measurements. For longer runs you can use the Class II laser (up to 50′)....

The SodaStream has dominated the DIY water carbonation market. They work pretty good, are priced fairly, and make loud embarrassing noises when in use. The perfect addition to any party I suppose. All fine and dandy for the masses, but what if you want something a bit fancier. A bit quieter. Check out the AARKE Premium Carbonator ($169). It is shiny stainless steel (or matte black), has 3 independent safety valves, and includes a nontoxic PET bottle. If nothing else, it looks cool and it is considerably quieter than the SodaStream.   ...

Starting a fire has just gotten easier. The Trailblazer Fire Starter Sticks ($5.99) with Match Heads light like a match and burn like a starter log. These super-matches are made of compressed wood and eliminate the need for starter woods (kindling, garwood, etc…). Each Trailblazer Fire Starter Stick will burn for 7-10 minutes. As far as fire starters go these are pretty eco-friendly as they are made of only compressed wood chips and paraffin wax, no synthetic adhesives, solvents, or other chemicals. ...

Posted on Apr 23 2018 - 8:28am by Russ
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Remember the winner of the “most innovative knife” from the 2004 Blade Show? Yeah, me either but this is one cool knife. This knife is quite a conversation starter and even a deal at under $40. Originally designed by Ed Van Hoy as an everyday carry knife with portability and precision in mind. The knife blade swivels out sideways which is very different from most knives. It has an ambidextrous clip, a stainless steel blade, and a special locking mechanism. You know you want it. Get it here.    ...