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Casio G-Shock GW9200 RISEMAN

Posted by on Sunday, 22 April, 2012

I am not much into watches, they should tell the time and just work. Turns out that is still a pretty hard task for a watch, because “telling the time” has to be accurate. The display should be clear, even illuminated in the dark. “Just work” is a whole next level of performance requirements, hard to achieve by a watch if you throw tough conditions at it.

And this is where Seiko’s G-Shock series comes in. Read the rest of this entry »

Noodverlichting: drijfkaarsjes op zonnebloemolie

Posted by on Thursday, 12 April, 2012

Een paar jaar terug kocht ik op een beurs drijfkaarsjes (“Schwimm leuchter”), zie drijfkaarsjes.nl. Dit zijn geen kaarsjes van was, maar plastic schaaltjes die blijven drijven. Het concept is tegelijkertijd elegant, efficient en geniaal.
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Viper UBAC Special Operations Shirt

Posted by on Saturday, 7 April, 2012

With the advent and wide-spread use of body armour came a new type of shirt: the Under Body Armour Clothing or UBAC for short. The idea is simple; if you’ll be wearing a vest it may not always be comfortable to wear it overtop your normal shirt or jacket. So the solution is simple: an undershirt with sturdy sleeves.
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5.11 Sabre 2.0 – numerous improvements!

Posted by on Saturday, 7 April, 2012

Years ago I bought a 5.11 Sabre Jacket, which I reviewed here. Now 5.11 has updated their Sabre into the Sabre 2.0. Normally, with software an update in version number does not necessarily mean the actual product has become better. However, the Sabre 2.0 compares well to the original and is a great improvement on a great jacket. Read the rest of this entry »

A bicycle as bug-out vehicle?

Posted by on Monday, 14 November, 2011

On the Internet (and Youtube in particular) you can find a lot going on about Bug-out vehicles. People prepare their vehicle for emergency situations, to head out to their cabin in the mountains or wherever when the “Shit hits the fan” (SHTF). I wonder, besides the destination, is the way of getting there really the best? Read the rest of this entry »