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Posted on Apr 28 2020 - 12:36pm by Lisa C.
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The famous red knife company, Victorinox, has come out with a new knife aimed at the wine and cheese lovers. The Swiss Army Cheese Master ($38) will take your picnic game to the next level. The Cheese Master has 6-functions; a serrated blade, a slotted blade with fork tip, a corkscrew, tweezers, a toothpick, and a key ring. ...

Cars, boats, planes, busses, helicopters and the like are getting electrified. It makes sense, assuming we can recycle all of the batteries. Another vehicle is about to join the electric party – the backhoe loader. The construction company, Case, has introduced the first fully electric backhoe loader named Project Zeus (or 580 EV). The Case 580...

Posted on Feb 24 2020 - 9:08am by Pete M
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This 3/8″ socket wrench can do the work of over 30 sockets. It will adjust from 3/8″ to 3/4″ and 10 to 19mm’s. Pretty cool and well-reviewed. This universal socket head allows one-handed operation and is great for general jobs that require several sized socket wrenches. I’m tempted, especially for just $17.99.      ...

ReadyMan Survival Total Surival Kit

This is the perfect gift for the person who likes to have their car, go-bag, or in this case wallet loaded with useful items for just about any circumstance. This is a 4-pack of useful ReadyMan Survival Cards, aka Total Survival Set ($52).

This 4- pack includes the hostage escape card, fisherman/survival card, wilderness/survival card, and the medical card. These cards are made in the USA of 301 stainless steel and measure 3.5″ x 2″ and weigh between 10 to 12 grams. Read on for what is included in each survival card. (more…)

Retevis RT45 Backlit LCD

Haven’t heard of Retevis? Give it time, you will. Retevis is making quite a name for themselves stateside with their high quality and low priced line of radios. They have everything from low to high-end radios from 0.5-watts up to a full 10-watts! On to the Retevis RT45 FRS/GMRS review. (more…)

Posted on May 2 2019 - 9:07am by Pete M
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Tool mashups are great. Who doesn’t love the old Swiss Army Knives? The less I have to carry the better. This carabiner, dubbed the Firebiner, adds a few tools to the mix, the main one being the sparker for lighting fires. The Firebiner also has a stainless steel safety blade, screwdriver, and a bottle...

Posted on Mar 26 2019 - 9:39am by Pete M
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These plastic pliers are built to save your fingers from hammer strikes when driving nails. Anyone that has swung a hammer a bit has likely missed their target and hit a finger. It hurts, badly. Time for a $9.99 investment in this nail holding plier gadget. Pretty simple really, it has different diameter grooves that hold most nail sizes. Get yours here. ...

Sure, technically it is a “coin purse” that has a couple of snaps so you can clip it on to your backpack or belt. But the EASYANT Coin Purse ($39) is also a “skull thumper” or self defense weapon similar to the old soap in the sock trick. You get the idea. ...

FLIR Systmes, the makers of thermal cameras, have launched their latest drone – the Black Hornet 3. The Black Hornet 3 is a tiny drone marketed to the military, government agencies, and first responders. This Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) is the world’s smallest combat-proven nano-Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Just a bunch of words saying it is a tiny drone. The Black Hornet 3 weighs just 32 grams, has a 1.2 mile range, and...

If you have ever needed a soldering iron while out in the field, away from wall power, you typically had to suffer with a subpar iron. For example, I used to carry the Weller P2KC which is a butane powered soldering iron. It is decent and has served me well. But I have found something better. The