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How To: The Modern Grey Man Philosophy

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  There are several explanations of the Grey Man Philosophy out there but I’ve found most of them to be a bit over the top and “tin foil hat” for my tastes.  But, since I’ve mentioned it a few times on this site and in past posts on various forums, I thought I should share […]

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How To: Correctly Wear a Messenger Bag

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Loadedpocketz on how to properly wear a Messenger Bag.

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Do It Yourself: Paracord Shoelaces

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Yesterday I found a nice pair of New Balance Trail Runners on deep discount at a local retailer.  The shoes were nice but they had red laces, which I really didn’t care for.  I bought them anyway; knowing I had some black paracord at the house that I could use to replace the laces.  Never […]

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How To: Knowing the Inner Workings of your Handgun

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Jacob O’Neal, a graphic designer by trade, has created some amazing animated graphics including a series on the inner working of the 1911.  Even if you don’t own a 1911, O’Neal’s “animagraffs” will help educate you on how certain parts in a handgun work in harmony to perform key functions.     You can view […]

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How To: Warm Weather EDC

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EDC enthusiasts who pick up the hobby in the winter or fall soon realize they have to adapt their carry system for warm weather. I’m sitting here typing this wearing a t-shirt and board shorts. I don’t have a lot of pockets to store stuff, which causes me to take a very minimalistic approach to […]

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IKEA Ennuden Tactical Gear Stand. Wait, Huh?

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When you’re a gear reviewer, you tend to have a lot of gear lying around your place.  My wife (bless her) has been more than patient dealing with all the mess.  But, by my admission, lately its been bordering on ridiculousness.  Bags especially take up a lot of room.  I’ve been meaning to get a […]

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How To: Bike Tire Repair and Bike Related EDC

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If you’re an experienced cyclist then repairing a bike tire is something you’re VERY familiar with.  For you newbies, here is a great video from REI detailing the steps involved…     For a Masters Class on the subject, read this.   Related to being prepared to handle a flat, there are some items you […]

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The Difference Between Ballistic, 1000D Cordura, and Ripstop Nylon

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I’ve been asked many times what the difference is between Ballistic, 1000 Denier Cordura, and Ripstop Nylon.  First off, understand that Denier has to do with the weight of the fabric, NOT it’s strength.  The strength or tear resistance of a fabric comes from how it’s manufactured (woven, spun, etc.), which is why the source […]

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How To: 41 Genius Camping Hacks

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Saw this article about 41 Genius Camping Hacks posted on Gentlemint and thought I’d share it.  Not all are as genius as they claim but I found some to be useful.  I especially like #13.  Sounds very tasty. 

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Gear Diary: Navy Seals Survival Kit

The U.S. Navy Special Warfare Command Contracting Office has issued an RFQ (Request for Quote) for a Pocket Pro Survival Kit.  Here is the list of required items: OTTERBOX CONTAINER SWISS ARMY KNIFE RESCUE HOWLER WHISTLE SUN BUTTON COMPASS FIVE SURVIVAL MATCHES PHOTON II LITHIUM POWERED MICRO-LIGHT WHITE FLASHLIGHT SPARK-LITE FIRE STARTER FIVE TINDERQUICK TABS […]

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