Archive for the ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Category

BALCS vs Concealable Body Armor

June 19, 2009

MSA Paraclete level IIIA BALCS soft armor panels compared to typical concealable soft body armor panels

Body Armor Buyers Guide
http://bodyarmorbuyersguide.com

A video gear review from Gear-Reviews.net
http://gear-reviews.net

See us on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gear-Re…

Body Armor – Safe Drying & Storage Hanger System

June 9, 2009

Body Armor gets sweaty and wet and that moisture can hurt the materials they are made of.
This Flak Vest Hanger by Russ Innovations is a great piece of gear to help body armor dry in a safe way as well as an efficent storage hanger

Flak Vest Hanger weighs 3 pounds 5 ounces

Russ Innovations Flak Vest Hanger
http://www.russinnovations.com

Body Armor Buyers Guide
http://bodyarmorbuyersguide.com

A video gear review from Gear-Reviews.net

http://gear-reviews.net

See us on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gear-Re…

Body Armor – Safe Drying & Storage Hanger System

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUtDX4vZ82g&feature=channel_page

Rite in the Rain All Weather Notebook

May 28, 2009

We were given a sample notebook from Rite in the Rain to test out. Here are the initial photos before we put it to the test. According to their advertising their papers can withstand just about any weather. Their products get good reviews. We are looking forward to testing this one out.

We were given a sample notebook from Rite in the Rain to test out. Here are the initial photos before we put it to the test. According to their advertising their papers can withstand just about any weather. Their products get good reviews. We are looking forward to testing this one out.

Rite in the Rain All Weather Notebook

http://www.edcbuyersguide.com/Articles.php?action=detail&g=content1234825501&pid=1379

Comparing Prices on EDC Gear

May 6, 2009

We noticed some low prices on Every Day Carry (EDC) Tools at the local big box store. We took a look at the prices at the store compared to the suggested retail price from the manufacturer, and then we compared the big box store price to online stores and online auctions. Surprisingly, the Auctions were not always the lowest prices, and some of the prices at the local store beat the online purchase options. What this small experiment tells us is there is no best place to buy gear. Prices do fluctuate and for the money you might save it’s worth looking around before you put money down.

We noticed some low prices on gear at the local big box store. We took a look at the prices at the store compared to the sugested retail price from the manufacturer, and then we compared the big box store price to online stores and online auctions. Supprizingly, the Auctions were not always the lowest prices, and some of the prices at the local store beat the online purchase options. What this small experiment tells us is there is no best place to buy gear. Prices do fluctuate and for the money you might save it's worth looking around before you put money down. Gerber Ripstop, Gerber EAB (Exchange A Blade), Gerber Artifact, Gerber Clutch (pliers), Leatherman Micra, Leatherman Wave, Leatherman Blast, Swiss Tech Util-Key 6-in-1, Maglite Solitare, Mini Maglite, INOVA Bolt (2.0), INOVA Bolt (3.8), INOVA Bolt (4.6), INOVA X1, INOVA X0, INOVA X03, Black & Decker Stormtracker Weather Radio We noticed some low prices on gear at the local big box store. We took a look at the prices at the store compared to the sugested retail price from the manufacturer, and then we compared the big box store price to online stores and online auctions. Supprizingly, the Auctions were not always the lowest prices, and some of the prices at the local store beat the online purchase options. What this small experiment tells us is there is no best place to buy gear. Prices do fluctuate and for the money you might save it's worth looking around before you put money down.

We Review prices on the; Gerber Ripstop, Gerber EAB (Exchange A Blade), Gerber Artifact, Gerber Clutch (pliers), Leatherman Micra, Leatherman Wave, Leatherman Blast, Swiss Tech Util-Key 6-in-1, Maglite Solitare, Mini Maglite, INOVA Bolt (2.0), INOVA Bolt (3.8), INOVA Bolt (4.6), INOVA X1, INOVA X0, INOVA X03, Black & Decker Stormtracker Weather Radio

Knife / Light / Tool
Retail
Box Store
Online Store
Auction
Gerber
Gerber Ripstop
$ 63.29
$30.29
$33.40
Gerber EAB (Exchange A Blade)
$16.00
$10.79
$7.88 – $11.46
$9 – $13
Gerber Artifact
$ 14.86
$9.54
$7.88 – $10.38
$6 – $12
Gerber Clutch (pliers)
$ 25.38
$15.19
$19.99
$5 – $15
Leatherman
Leatherman Micra
n/a
$21.99
$19.99
$3.50 – $20
Leatherman Wave
n/a
$77.99
$79.99
$30 – $50
Leatherman Blast
n/a
$47.99
$47.99
$18 – $36
Swiss Tech
Swiss Tech Util-Key 6-in-1
$10.99
$5.24
$8.10 – $10.29
$5$12
Maglite
Maglite Solitare
n/a
$4.84
$4.98 – $6.99
$5 – $7
Mini Maglite
n/a
$7.89 – $8.49
$8.69 – $11.64
$3 – $12
INOVA
INOVA Bolt (2.0)
$27.99
$24.79
$21.95
$32.95
INOVA Bolt (3.8)
$36.99
$35.49
$31.95
$17.50 – $25.99
INOVA Bolt (4.6)
$45.99
$43.79
$41.95
$19.99 – $31.99
INOVA X1
$26.99
$20.49
$20.00
$9.75 – $16.99
INOVA X0
$49.99
$38.79
$42.50
n/a
INOVA X03
$69.99
$53.49
$48.00 – $51.64
n/a
Black & Decker
Black & Decker Stormtracker
Weather Radio
Discontinued
$30.99
$26.99$35.99
n/a
Red = Highest Price
Green = Lowest Price

http://www.edcbuyersguide.com/Articles.php?action=detail&g=content1241510881

Benchmade AXIS locks in use

May 2, 2009

Review of some knives from Benchmade that use the AXIS lock.
We were talking about knives one day and I turned the camera on

Notice how well the AXIS lock works for both opening AND closing the knife
The AXIS is a strong and easy to use lock
It allows one hand opening and one hand closing without getting a finger in the path of the blade

We reviewed these two knives:

Benchmade 940 pre production

Benchmade 550 Griptilian

Benchmade Knives:
http://www.benchmade.com

A video gear review from Gear-Reviews.net
http://gear-reviews.net

Blastmatch Fire Starter Demo

March 25, 2009

Blastmatch Demo from SHOT Show 2009
This is one of our favorite fire starting tools.
Well made, quality materials, easy to use

Ultimate Survival Technologies
http://www.ultimatesurvival.com

Check out our Survival Gear Buyers Guide
http://survivalgearbuyersguide.com

A video gear review from Gear-Reviews.net
http://gear-reviews.net

Sparkie Fire Starter Demo

March 25, 2009

Sparkie Fire Starter Demo from SHOT Show 2009
This is a new fire starting tool from Ultimate Survival Technologies.
Well made, quality materials, easy to use (even one handed)
A redesigned smaller version of the Blastmatch

Ultimate Survival Technologies
http://www.ultimatesurvival.com

Check out our Survival Gear Buyers Guide
http://survivalgearbuyersguide.com

A video gear review from Gear-Reviews.net
http://gear-reviews.net

Bad Boy Buggy XT

March 25, 2009

Bad Boy Buggies
All electric, super quiet, 4WD
Up to 35 miles per battery charge

Bad Boy Buggy XT
http://www.badboybuggies.com

A video gear review from Gear-Reviews.net
http://gear-reviews.net

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB2smzL8bWg

EDC Keyring Review

March 25, 2009

A look at a keyring.
This keyring is designed to let the sub-rings and tools remove easily
The main keyring includes;
– vehicle key on it’s own large 550 cord lanyard
(So the vehicle key can be carried alone around the neck, on hikes, etc)
– a set of office keys
(Also designed to be quickly removed when needed)
– a Photon Freedom Micro LED light
– Swiss Tech Utili-Key (6-1 tool)
– whistle
– Alarm fob
– the main set of keys

A video gear review from Gear-Reviews.net
http://gear-reviews.net

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii-2IXZsCfI

Nikon Laser 500-G Rangefinder

March 25, 2009

We took a look at this handy, compact rangefinder. The Nikon Laser 500-G Rangefinder accurately measures distance from 11 yards to over 500 yards with 1/2 yard accuracy. Nikon 500G Laser Rangefinder is also called the Model 8351. The Nikon Laser 500-G Rangefinder has a 6×20 Optic. This means it is 6x magnification with a 20mm Field of View (33 ft @ 100 yds) The Nikon Laser 500-G Rangefinder weighs just 7 oz. The Nikon Laser 500-G Rangefinder has a a High-contrast digital LCD readout display. The Nikon Laser 500-G viewfinder includes targeting crosshairs, a digital distance readout, and a battery power indicator. The Nikon 500 is pocket size. To use the Laser 500-G Rangefinder, just look through its eyepiece and aim at an object, then just press the button. The Nikon Laser 500-G Rangefinder uses an infrared laser to determine the distance from the object in the crosshairs. We used this range finder for a while and it worked flawlessly each time. If you are doing any kind of work outside this is an affordable rangefinder in a small package

We took a look at this handy, compact rangefinder. The Nikon Laser 500-G Rangefinder accurately measures distance from 11 yards to over 500 yards with 1/2 yard accuracy. Nikon 500G Laser Rangefinder is also called the Model 8351. The Nikon Laser 500-G Rangefinder has a 6x20 Optic. This means it is 6x magnification with a 20mm Field of View (33 ft @ 100 yds) The Nikon Laser 500-G Rangefinder weighs just 7 oz. The Nikon Laser 500-G Rangefinder has a a High-contrast digital LCD readout display. The Nikon Laser 500-G viewfinder includes targeting crosshairs, a digital distance readout, and a battery power indicator. The Nikon 500 is pocket size. To use the Laser 500-G Rangefinder, just look through its eyepiece and aim at an object, then just press the button. The Nikon Laser 500-G Rangefinder uses an infrared laser to determine the distance from the object in the crosshairs. We used this range finder for a while and it worked flawlessly each time. If you are doing any kind of work outside this is an affordable rangefinder in a small package

http://www.laserbuyersguide.net/Articles.php?action=detail&g=content1237966928

Nikon Laser 500-G Rangefinder