Archive for December, 2012

Double Edge Safety Razor Shaving Technique Update

Double Edge Safety Razor Shaving Technique Update

I started shaving with a double edge safety razor back in May of this year. I wrote this shaving technique guide after a few weeks of shaving, but enough time has passed that I thought it was worth an update and some reflection. Tags: featured, preshave oil, shaving

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Master Lock 4688D TSA Luggage Lock Review

Master Lock 4688D TSA Luggage Lock Review

I flew to Colorado in September and took my Glock 19 pistol with me. One key piece of hardware was the Master Lock TSA luggage lock that I put on the outside of my checked baggage. Since returning, I’ve used the lock to keep people out of my emergency kit bag, and I want to […]

Posted in: preparedness, review
Schulte 24 Can Beverage Dispenser Review

Schulte 24 Can Beverage Dispenser Review

We drink a lot of La Croix sparkling water, which comes in typical soda-sized cans. We buy La Croix by the case from Costco, and we’ve been known to have several cases of the beverage on top of each other in our three season porch. While that’s straightforward from a storage perspective, it led to […]

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Music You Need to Own: You Better Weaponize by Guante and Big Cats
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Music You Need to Own: You Better Weaponize by Guante and Big Cats

My music listening habits have taken on the shape of a tuning fork. On one tine is electronic music of all sorts, from artists and producers like Ooah, Samples, FS, and others. On the other tine is rap and hip-hop with social and protest themes. I’ve written about Maxilla Blue and Soul Khan before, and […]

Posted in: music, review
Pacific Rim: Giant Robots vs Giant Monsters in July 2013

Pacific Rim: Giant Robots vs Giant Monsters in July 2013

I try not to get my hopes up with movies, but sometimes I can’t help myself. I really liked the idea and trailer behind Iron Sky but it turned out to be a big disappointment. Sometimes crazy movies like D-Wars hit my radar and go down in flames, but every once in awhile a movie […]

Posted in: movies
Making Yogurt in the STX Dehydra Food Dehydrator

Making Yogurt in the STX Dehydra Food Dehydrator

We’ve owned our STX Dehydra 600 food dehydrator for just over two months now. My model came with a plastic window that could be used for taller objects, like glass mason canning jars. I had read about people making yogurt in their dehydrators, and I was interested to see what it would be like compared […]

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IKEA 365+ GNISTRA Paring Knife Review

IKEA 365+ GNISTRA Paring Knife Review

We have a lot of mid-grade knives in the house by Wusthof and Henckles. All but one are forged instead of stamped, and we have the core knives you need in a decent kitchen: chef knife, santoku knife, serrated knife, and a reverse-serrated utility knife. We have a honing steel and I sharpen the knives […]

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