Tools, Toys & Gear

I guess it’s only appropriate to start off this section by explaining the name of it: Toys Tools and Gear. For those of you who have a significant other, no explanation is required. How many times has your significant other referred to one of your Tools as a Toy? It only takes one time to function as intended for your so-called Toy to become a Tool in the eyes of others. I could give you a couple million examples, but I only need mention: a whistle, Grundig-Eton FR500, Survival Strap, etc. As most of you know, I could go on and on (and on and and on…)…

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We all have them, how could we not as we are bombarded on a daily basis by print, electronic, broadcast media to buy buy buy. Well, I would rather have one good tool than five pieces of crapola. My toys…errr…tools tend to be a little pricey. But then, given I have been collecting them for a long period of time, I really don’t have that many, IMHO. Too many…hmmm…let me think about that.

Typically, I like precision machined Tools such as a Swiss Army Knife, a Maglite XL100, and the Nokia E72 (bet I surprised you with that one, huh), for example. And, little things fascinate me as well, such as my pill fob by Wracks Works and my Swiss Tech Util-key. What fits this category better than a good ole Zippo…??? Icons do not need to be explained.

But a good tool doesn’t have to be finely machined, in a typical sense, nor have to use batteries. For example, who would dare say that a Spec Ops Recon Wrap or a 5.11’s Tactical Shirt are not tools. Trust me, they are finely manufactured tools with specific purposes and uses, emergency and daily use, and not just items of clothing.

Everything mentioned in this introduction, as well as on the overall list, I have been carrying for years. I know they work. They are artifacts in the making, proven the test of time… enjoy looking around. Hope you have as much fun looking at them as I did in buying and using them.

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