Author Archives: Ghillieman

About Ghillieman

I like to make things, but don't always succeed at my original intent.

It’s Six Feet of Cord, Dummy!


At school yesterday, my oldest son corrected a classmate that paracord bracelets are not just “fashionable”.

“It’s six feet of cord, dummy!” he said.  After he told me that, we talked about paracord bracelets for awhile.  I came away with a request to make one for my son.

I can’t explain just how proud and happy that makes me.  My sons are well-known for their love of all things army and preparedness.  My youngest son has a cross-body EDC bag that resembles my wife’s black bag.  It’s simple things like their awareness of prepper lifestyle in little things, as well as their curiosity, that makes me happy. Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons to Carry a Handkerchief


Top ten reasons to carry a handkerchief:

In the modern age of disposable paper products, the humble handkerchief has become a bit of an anachronism.  Still, One would think that with all the “green” hoo-hah these days that more people would see the intrinsic value in this little piece of cloth. So, here is my top ten list for reason to carry a handkerchief.

10.  Runny noses.

9.  Handy for a sweaty brow.

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The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Keep a Water Bottle Handy


(preferably stainless steel).

Every now and then, you find yourself in gmail chat and talking about how awesome water bottle is for no good reason.  If you don’t, you should.  I can’t state enough my love for water bottles, but I’ll just let this brief list give you a hint.

stainless steel water bottle (upaya.com)

 

10.) Makes a good improvised cool pack. (Headache, anyone?)
9.) Powdered toast doesn’t hydrate itself.
8.) Spontaneous human combustion.
7.) You never know when you need to top off the boiler in the steam-driven PC.
6.) Keeps the bladder full for marking territory.
5.) When totally full, makes a good impromptu weapon.
4.) DID you pay the water bill?
3.) One word: SANITATION.
2.) Comes in handy for the occasional industrial sabotage caper.
1.) It’s darn tasty when you’re thirsty.


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