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Quick Comparison of the Mystery Ranch Front and ASAP

When I posted my review of the Mystery Ranch Front I thought I had found a bag which was going to start walking away with praise — and I mostly did. It’s such a stupidly good bag, and while not perfect (especially for EDC) it is just good. Then Mystery Ranch discontinued it (I hold out hope it comes back) so I felt the need to see what some of its sibling...

Adding Fidlock V-Buckles to Your Bag

Over in my member-only Discord (you are in there right? You should be in there, great way to not feel guilty about buying many amazing things) I was lamenting about how I don’t love all the duraflex and other buckles on my bags. And how I wished that more of them were Fidlock or Cobra. Turns out (thanks members) that you can get split bar V-Buckles...

Member Journal — 4/12/21

This week: slightly shorter as I actually took a little weekend vacation; Facebook; vaccines; sling bags; dining out; Futureworks; precise locations; emergency kits have value in small ways. You must be a member to read the rest of this article. (Already a member? Log In.)

Hill People Gear Belt Pack

I’ve long wanted, desired, and drooled over the Hill People Gear Kit Bags — alas I cannot really see a practical use for those in my current day to day life (rest assured I shall buy as soon as I have a solid excuse to do so). But, during one drooling session, I came across the Hill People Gear Belt Pack, which is one of their smaller Kit Bags attached...

RovyVon Aurora A8x

I am not sure where to start with this light: the price, the output, the form factor, or the general popularity? Because it checks just about every box, and the brand in general has such a wide array of offerings that everyone will find something they like there. I have been looking at getting a RovyVon like for a long time now, but the issue...

Member Journal — 4/5/21

This week: why do we focus on wireless chargers for phones; a list of things people should put more thought into when they buy them; bags in the queue; and a bag I still need a home for. You must be a member to read the rest of this article. (Already a member? Log In.)

At the Ready, Adjusting My Sling Carry Loadout

I’ve been carrying a sling style bag for a while now, and before that a small satchel field bag. Over that time my bag has ballooned in the amount of stuff in it, and then predictably slimmed back down as I sorted out what I actually need. I figure with more people getting vaccines and trying to venture tenuously back into the world, I would update...

Member Journal — 3/29/21

This week: backpack purge; kids backpacks; addiction of selling stuff; Benchmade knife; WESN; a note on Analytics. You must be a member to read the rest of this article. (Already a member? Log In.)

Morgrie RK68B, Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard

There’s a chance this is end game level here. Only time will tell, but this is an extremely good keyboard which gives me a nice hybrid solution of Bluetooth and mechanical, while being very low friction to use. I love this keyboard, so no more fluff, I’ll tell you why you need one or two. Switches The switches are Kailh choc, and in my...

Member Journal — 3/22/21

This week: iPad Pro rumors; MFI for Pencil; Pouches; the possibly best sling bag; chaos in my bag closet. You must be a member to read the rest of this article. (Already a member? Log In.)

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