We prepaid the having-a-baby hospital bill today. So that was fun.
Every guy should carry some sort of pocket knife. The practical uses are innumerable. That doesn’t mean you need to spend $500 on a Sebenza, but at least grab an Elko, Cadet, Opinel, or something similar.
Everyday Carry (EDC) is a term that has gained traction over the last few years. It is simply referring to the items you carry with you on a daily basis. For some, this may just be your keys, wallet, and phone. Many people add a watch. Some then add a trifecta of items that fall into the Write, Light, Slice term (pen, flashlight, knife). Others go further and add multitools, fidget toys, backup tools, first aid supplies, snacks, and much more.
You can find product suggestions for EDC all over the internet. There are so many, you can find an article recommending any product out there. Instead of just being another one of those, I’m just going to make a few suggestions based on the dozens (hundreds?) of items I’ve used and tested. I’ll order them from most affordable to most expensive. The items marked with an asterisk* are the items I’d suggest for someone just starting out (I chose two in each of the main categories).
- Streamlight Microstream
- *Olight i3T
- Massdrop AAA - Brass, Copper, Titanium
- *MecArmy X3S
- Olight S1 Mini Baton
- Prometheus Beta QRv2
- *Field Notes notebooks and Recycled Firefighter Cover
- Tom Bihn and *Recycled Firefighter Wallets
- Huckleberry Woodchuck Handkerchiefs
- *Keysmart Key Organizer
- GORUCK Gr1 Backpack
I’ve owned and used everything on the list at one time or another. On a normal day, I carry a Karas Kustom pen, a MecArmy X3S on my keychain, a Massdrop Gent, a Tom Bihn Wallet, and a KeySmart Key Organizer. Depending on the occasion/event/day/attire, I’ll switch out things. For instance, in dress clothes I may opt to carry the Cadet and a handkerchief. If I’m just wearing a t-shirt and jeans. I might throw the Space Pen in my pocket and leave the Karas at home.
Scored a nice signature Huckleberry Woodchuck the other day and just received it. For those who have no idea what that is, what’s your guess?
Kalena wrote a short post about Swimming with Dolphins.
Brigsby decided to wake up over 2 hours earlier than normal on the one night of the year where we also lose an hour of sleep.
I’ve had too many cameras to count, from GoPros to DSLRs to Mirrorless (multiple versions of all). The Fujifilm X100F blows everything I’ve ever had completely out of the water for my use cases. It’s quick, easy, small, durable. Perfect.
If you’re in the market for a very high quality pocket knife at a fantastic price, grab this one before it’s unavailable. Seriously, it’s a ridiculous price for a knife of this quality.
Recently posted a few things to the travel blog. A trip to The Star, Biltmore Rooftops, Ruins in Belize, Intro to Credit Cards for travel. Check it all out at mattspoints.com.
Our heater (gas furnace) was giving us problems. I called a large repair company to come check it out. They charged $80 for an assessment and quoted $970 for repairs (said multiple parts were broken). We had a second guy come out. 5 minutes later it was working.