Gear

2007 knife of the year (addendum)

I went in search of product specs on the Victorinox’s Rescue Tool  and found the Swiss Chocolate Knife selling for $2.95 on the Swiss Knife Shop at http://www.swissknifeshop.com/Swiss_Chocolate_Knife_p/wh03586.htm.It's described as "made of the finest Swiss chocolate," filled with hazelnut praline. It's modeled after the Swiss Army Spartan multitool and measures 3.5 inches in length. The Vitronox Rescue Tool, by the way, weighs 6.4 ounces and measures 4.37 inches in length.
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2007 Knife of the Year

Victorinox’s Rescue Tool was picked out of 77 knives and 34 exhibitors representing 9 different countries as the Knife of the Year 2007. Why? Apparently, Victorinox collaborated with rescue and safety service personnel to develop it. It’s features include: Large Locking BladePhillips ScrewdriverWindow Breaker (removable)Strong Screwdriver/Crate Opener with:Bottle Opener Wire Stripper Reamer, PunchSeatbelt CutterKey Ring Tweezers Toothpick Large Disc Saw for Shatterproof Glass (removable) Luminescent Handles Nylon Cord Nylon PouchThe Rescue Tool is available through...
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Take a look at the latest in wildfire fighting gear

Here are some websites that provide amazing glimpses into the gear used by those fighting wildfires.http://www.chiefsupply.com/Fire,Rescue/Wildlandhttp://www.firehouse.com/shop/http://www.code3tactical.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=189http://www.thefirestore.com/store/category.cfm/cid_1058_pgi_wildland_gear/http://www.emergencyresponderproducts.com/wisttebag.htmlhttp://www.usemc.com/category-s/257.htmhttp://www.allhandsfire.com/page/AHF/PROD/201007
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You might be a gear junkie if... (No. 2)

You can't decide which of your boxful of backpacking stoves will be the absolute best for this particular trip... and you end up taking along a back-up for the back-up.
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I heart prAna

I just got my long-awaited pair of prAna Sienna pants and I already love them. They're comfortable, durable, climbing-friendly, and stylish. I can easily imagine wearing them for an afternoon of cragging followed by beer-battered fries at the Brewhouse (restaurant/microbrewery/cragrat hangout that serves the best damn fries in Duluth, Minnesota, if you ask me). The Sienna pants would be equally at home in both places. And now I want some fries and I'm over 2,000 miles from the...
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Barefootin’: The five finger minimal shoe

Originally created for water sports like sailng, Vibram Fivefingers footwear wearers also use them to boulder and kayak plus a bunch of other activities. Runners who choose the barefoot shoe experience claim that using them as training tools helps to strengthen the small muscles in the feet which translates to more efficient running and less injury. Vibram claims that wearing Fivefingers ‘enhances your tactile sense of touch and feel, making you acutely aware of your body...
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Is it true what they say about really big snowshoes?

Dick's Sporting Goods, on its website at www.dickssportinggoods.com, offers a section on how to buy snowshoes that includes some great information on proper sizing.To find the right size snowshoe, determine what your approximate weight with gear will be. A heavier person, or one with a heavy pack, will require larger snowshoes than a smaller person or one carrying a light load. Size is also determined by terrain and snow conditions. You will likely need more...
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Short ride? Long bike!

Not that a long bike's incompatible with long rides, quite the opposite in fact. But did you know nearly half of all car travel happens within a 2 mile radius of one's home? What better way to transform the every day commute to every day adventure. Xtracycle's feature tons of wacky accessories that help you carry long loads, wide loads, passengers, even a bicycle powered blender to launch your bicycle lifestyle to the stratosphere of...
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You might be a gear junkie if...

You use the mini-LED flashlight on you keychain to find the Mini-Mag flashlight in your pocket to use that to find one of the three larger flashlights in your pack to use that to find your lantern.
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