Tag Archives: everyday carry

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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Fear of Fire is the Beginning of Reason.


There’s little in the world that I fear more than fire.  An irreplaceable tool when contained, an unbelievably destructive force when allowed to run free.

While many people have Fire Insurance on their homes and an extinguisher somewhere in the house, it is often under the kitchen sink or in the garage, out of sight and neglected until necessity demands it work immediately and perfectly.  When was the last time you looked at yours or the last time you actually inspected the extinguisher?  Do you even remember the last time you had preventative maintenance done? Continue reading


Old Men Sewing and Whatnots


Not long ago, we bought this $400 industrial sewing machine.  The thing is, we work with tough and thick materials,  so industrial was a must.  Plus, industrial holds up to Ghillie and Mongo’s abuse.  After all, they are old men playing like stitchmasters.

Here we are with an industrial sewing machine.  Then, here we are with a collection of what Ghillie likes to call man purses (everyday carry bags/EDC).  The next step was clear.  We were going to modify bags to our purposes.  We were also going to make smaller pouches and bags to go with them.  We also like creating our own versions of EDC because we have very different ideas of a) what constitutes an everyday carry, b) how it should function, and c) what good quality really is.

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