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Pry Bars

Pry Bars 0

I’ve lately been looking for more affordable and accessible options to Peter Atwood tools and gadgets. And think I've come up with a nice little custom tool myself. Well, when I say “myself” what I mean is an existing mini prybar tool that I attached a Peter Atwood style paracord wrap too.

 

I found a great website for gadgets and device related paraphernalia called CountyComm. They sell, among other things, two impeccable little pocket prybars that were originally developed for supply to the US Military/Govt. They call them the Widget Prybar and Micro Widgy Prybar and they are impeccable. Below is a picture from the CountyComm site showing the standard Widget Prybar.

 

Unfortunately, they don’t come with any cord wrap on them which is fine, but I needed to find out how it would feel like with a wrap. I added some green and grey 550 paracord around my Micro Widgy Prybar.

 

The final result is fantastic.

 

Carry Smarter.

  • Martin Punter
Finding Your Keys

Finding Your Keys 0

Around the globe, people carry keys every day. It’s not unreasonable to assume that items carried so often would constantly be close at hand, owners taking comfort in the knowing that their keys are safe and secure.
 
You can blame it on absentmindedness, curious kids, distractions, hungry pets or gremlins hunting for shiny objects but there’s no denying that keys exceed at vanishing acts.
 
An excellent article popped up recently that showcased a collection of apps that are fantastic at assisting you not misplacing your keys. (Or finding them if you do) All the applications are usable on both iOS and Android. They come with many features so you can find the one that best suits you.
 
Some may not be available just yet, some you could use for finding other things too such as a dog on walks. If I'm going to recommend any, it would be hipKey and Tile. Both are easily attachable to your keys and operate on a simple app.
Carry Smarter.
  • Martin Punter
  • Tags: EDC Review
A True Paracord Survival Bracelet

A True Paracord Survival Bracelet 0

Paracord Survival Bracelets are popular for a few reasons. They look great and enable you to carry a usable amount of extremely durable cord with you wherever you go.

I'd like to explain to you guys what I think a true paracord survival bracelet should be. The idea of such a bracelet would be to pack in the greatest amount of functionality into a bracelet while still keeping the expenses reasonable.


Beginning with the cord. This paracord blends all of the strengths of 550 Paracord (7 white internal strands & durable outer sheath), with an added 8 lb fishing line and a strand of jute twine.

The next point that makes this bracelet so valuable is the fastener. The Firestarting Whistle Buckle blends a buckle, a ferrocerium (fire steel) rod and a practical whistle. This buckle, with the Fish/Fire Paracord, would enable you to start a fire anywhere, as long as you have sufficient fuel after you ignite.

To me, a bracelet made with those two parts makes a lot of sense. The combined functionality of the whistle, fishing line, ferrocerium rod and jute, make this bracelet a great addition to your EDC gear.
Carry Smarter.
550 Paracord

550 Paracord 0

Paracord is exceptionally helpful on outdoor adventures, but it is something that gets frequently neglected in an everyday carry loadout. Granted it's not as usable as a knife or flashlight, it can come in handy.

 

550 Paracord has seven strands and comes in diverse colours.

 

One of the most versatile kinds of cordage is 500 parachute cord (AKA paracord or 550 cord). It is a particularly useful cordage, with applications exceeding what you may imagine at first glance. Looking at 550 paracord, you can be forgiven for mistaking it for a shoelace. You wouldn't think that it has a tensile strength of 550 pounds. While it is not meant as climbing rope, I have held my body weight with a single strand of 550 cord.

 

Standard 550 paracord also has seven white inner strands, which can be used for smaller tasks: sewing, fishing, even flossing. If you were to undo it you would effectively have eight times the length of cord: 7 inner strands + the outer sheath.

 

Tensile force breakdown of 550 Paracord:

 

Outside Sheath - 305 lbs
Inner Strand - 35 lbs each x 7 strands

 

Total Tensile Strength - 550 lbs.
Carry Smarter.
  • Martin Punter
  • Tags: Paracord
What Is EDC?

What Is EDC? 0

Everyday carry (EDC) usually small items worn or carried every single day. Things you can’t bear to be without, to help you when needed, useful and practical; every item should have a purpose or variety of uses.

 

What does the term Every day Carry mean?

At the most basic level, your everyday carry (Commonly Referred To As EDC) is a combination of items you carry on you or your bag on a regular basis.
 
The kind of things you tap your pockets for before you head out the door, the things you feel exposed without. They are particularly valuable, and not just in a financial or sentimental way. Your everyday carry is composed of items that you find essential.
 
So this means things like screwed up receipts, gum wrappers, and other disposables that might live in your pocket, but they don’t count as part of your everyday carry. Strengths in your pack should have certain qualities that fall in line with a few different principles of the practice of daily carry.
 
EDC essentials prepare you for any situation and enable you to do your best.

 

EDC

What are the advantages of the Everyday Carry approach to my daily belongings?
 
The point is that EDC is the items you are likely to need on a regular basis. It could simply be a couple of things. It could be 15-20 items; it’s a very individual thing.
 
EDC is about having the tools to do a job in different circumstances. For some people, EDC is just about ‘convenience’. Having the tools close to hand whenever you need them saving time every day.
 
“you are what you carry,” EDC says a lot about who you are as a person. It should be unique to you and personal to your tastes and requirements. Plus it’s always fun to compare your EDC.

 

What sort of things do people carry?

Mobile Phone: There’s no disputing that modern smartphones enable us to do more than ever before. No other device can equal the functionality and flexibility of a smartphone. Our smartphones decrease the necessity to carry a camera, watch, pen and flashlight for many people.
Wallet: Wallets keep your cards, IDs, cash, and other documents organised and within hands reach. The wallet itself may not be as valuable as what’s inside, but it serves a significant purpose to preserve these essentials from damage and loss.
 
Keychain: Keys let us guard what’s important to us. Keychains warrant a spot in your EDC because they keep your keys together and simple to use.
 
There is no right or wrong; many people add more of the following EDC items. A knife, flashlight and multi-tool. Some want a keychain-sized knife; others prefer a bigger Swiss Army style multi-tool. It all depends on what you need to carry.

 

Is it necessary to carry all this stuff?

Not at all! Everyday Carry is all about creating a setup that suits your needs. Just as no two people are the same, neither are their EDCs. Carry what you require according to your lifestyle.
 

Carry Smarter.