(Part 2) Best sports & outdoors according to redditors
We found 97,547 Reddit comments discussing the best sports & outdoors. We ranked the 46,109 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the products ranked 21-40. You can also go back to the previous section.
21. Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty)
[SCOOTER REPAIR PROGRAM]- Launching of Repair Programme for M365 Mi Electric Scooter with the Hook Made of Aluminium Alloy. Contact Xiaomi Support for more information[EXTREMELY FAST AND LONG-RANGE BATTERY LIFE] - A 250W motor propels the e-scooter to a max speed of 15. 5 MPH. High capacity battery...
22. SABRE ADVANCED Compact Pepper Spray with Clip – 3-in-1 Formula (Pepper Spray, CS Tear Gas & UV Marking Dye), Police Strength Self Defense Spray, 10-Foot (3 m) Range, 35 Bursts – Easy Access Belt Clip
#1 PEPPER SPRAY BRAND TRUSTED BY POLICE AND CONSUMERS WORLDWIDE: Including New York P.D., Chicago P.D., and U.S. Marshals; RELIABLE & LONG-LASTING: Made in the USA with a 4-year shelf life (2X the industry standard) for the best self-protection availableGUARANTEED MAXIMUM STRENGTH: SABRE's professio...
23. FlipBelt Level Terrain Waist Pouch, Medium, Black
Multi-access pocket openings throughout beltNo buckles to cause uncomfortable chafingNon-bounce, even designReflective logo - 3m quality reflectiveMachine washable & machine dryable
24. Bodyglide Original Anti-Chafe Balm (Packaging May Vary)
Apply before you get dressed, on thighs, neck, arms, and anywhere skin is rubbed. Stop trouble before it startsMade with allergen free, plant-derived ingredients. Vegan approved, never tested on animals. Child safe.The preferred choice over messy, wet creams, gels and powders. No petroleum, lanolin ...
25. UTG Med-pro Compact Riser Mount, 0.83" High, 3 Slots
New Gen. riser mount for rifles with Picatinny/Weaver rail1 Picatinny rail with 3 slotsSide plate with spring tension for quick and easy installationPrecision machined from aircraft aluminum with matte black anodizing. Department - unisex-adult.Dimensions: 1.6 by 1.75 by 1 inches (L x W x H). Includ...
26. DeskCycle Under Desk Cycle,Pedal Exerciser - Stationary Mini Exercise Bike - Office, Home Equipment Peddler
STAY FIT IN THE OFFICE - Our high-quality portable under desk bike keeps you focused, improves productivity and burns calories at your home desk or in the officeWORKS WITH LOW DESKS - As low as 27 inchesPATENTED MAGNETIC RESISTANCE MECHANISM- Quiet, smooth, and healthy pedal motion - great for your ...
27. TekMat Gun Cleaning Mat for use with AR-15
PROTECT YOUR GUN AND YOUR WORK AREA - The soft thermoplastic fiber surface ensures your gun doesn’t get scratched while the thick 3mm neoprene rubber back will protect your work surface and prevent the mat from slidingQUALITY GUN CLEANING MAT - This AR-15 gun cleaning mat by TekMat is made to exac...
28. ProsourceFit Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar, Heavy Duty Doorway Trainer for Home Gym (ps-1109-cu), Black
MULTIFUNCTIONAL – 12 comfortable grips & various handles allow you to perform wide, hammer, close-grip exercisesUPPER BODY STRENGTH - Strengthen entire upper body and abs with pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, dips, and leg raises; Material: Steel; Foam/PVC gripsEASY TO ASSEMBLE & INSTALL – Slip-in d...
29. GunVault SV500 - SpeedVault Handgun Safe
For handgunsExterior dimensions: 6.5 inch high x 3.5 inch wide x 13 inch depthInterior dimensions: 2.75 inch high x 5.75 inch wide x 8.5 inch depthMountable, protective foam liner, audio/LED low Battery warning, interior courtesy light, tamper indicator, computer Black access after repeated invalid ...
30. Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage | Optional Lat Pull-down Attachment and Adjustable Leg Hold-down | Power Cage Only
Your purchase includes One Fitness Reality Super Max Power Cage with two chrome dual mounted safety bars and two chrome lock-on safety. Olympic bar, weight plates and bench are not includedCage dimensions – 50.5” L x 46.5” W x 83.5” H | Set up weight – 133.5 lbs. | Carton dimensions – 79...
31. Orient Men's CEM65001B "Silver Mako" Automatic Dive Watch
Enjoy the classic appeal of an automatic timepiece with this Orient watch, constructed in polished stainless steel and designed with a sleek black dial.Powered automatically with the movement of the wearer's arm, this watch functions without a battery.Protective mineral crystal dial windowDate windo...
32. KA-BAR Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife
Full tang heavy duty field knife suited for camping chores.Made in Olean New York, U.S.ADesigned by Ethan BeckerManufactured by KA-BAR Knives Inc.Comes with a hard shell black nylon sheath.
33. 303 Products 30306 Marine & Recreation Aerospace Protectant - 32 oz.
Powerful UV blockers prevent fading, cracking and premature agingDries to a clear matte finishRestores lost color and lusterEasy to use: Simply spray on and wipe drySafe and effective for: vinyl, Plexiglas, carbon fiber, rubber, plastics and finished leatherFit type: Universal Fit
34. Ontario Knife OKC Rat Ii Sp-Black Folding Knife, 7Inches
✔ SECURE: The ambidextrous handle features textured black nylon 6 scales with an open-built steel linerlock frame✔ COMFORTABLE: The RAT-2 knife is a handheld size designed for comfort and performance making it ideal for everyday carry✔ DEPENDABLE: Quick and Easy access with dual thumb studs an...
35. Casio Men's EF503D-1AV "Edifice" Stainless Steel Watch
Sport watch in stainless steel with black round dial featuring textured chronograph sub-dials and three-link braceletQuartz movement with analog displayProtective mineral crystal dial windowFeatures fold-over clasp closure, date window, screw-lock case back, and 12-hour registry stopwatchWater resis...
36. CAP Barbell Power Rack Exercise Stand, Multiple Colors
SPECS: Assembled dimensions are 46 inches wide x 50 inches deep x 85 inches highMAXIMUM CAPACITY: Maximum weight of user is 500 lbs | Maximum training load is 500 lbsCONSTRUCTION – The 11- and 12- gauge steel tubing allows this bench to handle heavy weight securely, without compromiseFEATURES: Bui...
37. Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch (Previous Generation)
PLANO GUN CASES: Protecting your passion since 1952FEATURES: The All Weather Tactical gun cases provide the highest level of protection for your firearms. With rugged, industrial strength construction and continuous Dri Loc Seal, All Weather gun cases create a watertight and airtight shieldWatertigh...
38. NAYOYA Gymnastic Rings Workout Set with Adjustable Straps for Full Body Strength Training and Bodyweight Crossfit Exercise
BEST RATED GYM RINGS ON THE MARKET; Includes 2 Gymnastic Rings with straps and adjusting buckles; The rings are made of textured, grippable PC Plastic (to reduce slippage associated with sweaty hands)which is stronger, more durable and of higher quality material then ABS plastic rings and are capabl...
39. Shimano PD-A530 SPD Dual Platform Bike Pedal
Shimano pedaling dynamics - spd performs whether you're on or off the bike; makes pedaling more efficient with a wide variety of shoe and pedal styles; and the recess cleat makes walking more comfortableInnovative - by eliminating toe-clips and integrating the pedal and outsole into a single; unifie...
40. HeatMax Hot Hands 2 Handwarmer (40 Pairs)
SAFE, NATURAL LONG-LASTING HEAT - Odorless, Disposable, Single-Use Item, Do Not Apply Directly to The Skin. TSA Approved. Made in the USA using domestic and imported materials. No shaking or kneading requiredTO ACTIVATE - Remove warmer from outer package, shake to activate. Warmer heats up in 15-30 ...
If your only goal is to keep it away from your kids
... get this
This will not protect against a motivated burglar with a $5 pawn-shop hammer.
I'm being informed that the above safe is garbage after a few months. Back to the drawing board.
Get something from LockSAF/LockSāF if you can find it for sale... Deviant Ollam (world-renowned expert on 21st century security and locks) suggests the PBS-001 model, but it appears to be out of stock everywhere.
Honestly any of the ones that wrap on the top of the door frame work. Most around $20 and worth it. Here's one for example, [ProSource Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar, Heavy Duty Doorway Trainer for Home Gym] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002YQUP7Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_SKMDyb2M4JCE2)
Also check out r/bodyweightfitness as they may have other suggestions
Body Glide. Alternatively, you can use deodorant, just be aware if it's already raw/scabbed up it'll burn like hell, so more of a preventative thing.
because Xiaomi just flooded the market with these new scooters and 3 different companies started buying them up and slapping their logo on them. You can buy those scooters on amazon for $500 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076KKX4BC
This scooter only came out at the beginning of the year and it is the first electric scooter to be imported to the US in mass numbers
Let's try again. Hot day in Fort Lauderdale, getting as much free beer and food as possible at an art event. Whatever.
**Unrelated, my Imgur drag n' drop no longer works, anyone know why?
Here's the /r/autodetailing answer for you:
I'm a fan. You can buy one yourself for 500$ apparently the company was trying to keep the manufacturer a secret but here it is:
We live in the tropics, so humid heat every day.
Body Glide once in the morning before dressing saves our lives/thighs. https://www.amazon.com/Bodyglide-Original-Anti-Chafe-Balm-Packaging/dp/B005L8YVRO
I have an old coworker who has one of these under her desk. She seems to like it!
I use a Flip Belt. It's the only thing all those Pinterest ads have ever sold me. My arms are too small to comfortably hold my phone there. It stores my phone and keys around my waist. Would definitely recommend.
Where in India? Because India as a whole is a very big country with every region being a country in itself.
1)Always drink bottled water.
2)Stay with your group. Don't go anywhere alone.
3)If you are into alcohol and stuff (I know you are underage but still), refrain from taking too much and getting sloshed however fun it is.
4)Don't be gullible.
5)Keep [this] (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;field-keywords=portable+anker) and this on you all the time.
6)It's generally safe but I have a feeling you might go into ghetto type of areas a lot because of the nature of your trip. Be careful.
7)Don't go around wearing clothes that reveal too much. You will be working in very poor areas and those kind of people are not used to seeing that kind of stuff.
8)People will stare at you a lot. I know it sucks but that's how it is.
9)Read up on common scams that go on. Make sure you dont fall for them.
11)Be wary of everyone. Don't take food or drinks from anyone you meet in your travels.
I just bought a desk cycle via Amazon for $150. Essentially it's just resistant pedals that sit on the floor. Probably one of the smarter purchases I've made in a long time and perfect for a small space, keeping it out of the way.
Edit: For those asking, this is what I picked up ... https://www.amazon.com/DeskCycle-Exercise-Pedal-Exerciser-White/dp/B00B1VDNQA?ie=UTF8&amp;ref_=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top
Here is a post I've seen before that had saved. Note: I have quite a bit of this equipment but there are many options out there. Find stuff similar to this.
Here's the beginner sets I usually recommend:
That'll probably run you about $600 after taxes. But that will be everything you would actually need.
There's several other things I got along the way which I think you would find useful, but not necessary.
I made my homegym and I absolutely love it! It's my temple. Here's a note though.... you need to think long and hard on if you will use it. I work out 3-5 times a week. I stretch in there every day. Will you use it for 3 times a week minimum? Are you willing to move it when the time comes? Can you spare a 8x10ft area for this equipment?
Usually there are always debates about a Seiko and the Citizen Eco Drive watch. You can get a Seiko automatic mechanical watch for under $150 that uses the popular and reliable 7s26 movement. Another popular watch would be one of the Orient Mako dive watches. I already own a Seiko SNK807 watch and just ordered a Seiko Orange Monster online (both of which use the 7s26 movement).
The reason why I chose the Seiko over the Citizen is because I wanted mechanical watch with the sweeping second hand rather than a quartz jumping second hand. But, with the Citizen, it'll never stop (unless you live in a cave or the sun blows up). Automatic watches will stop after about 40 hours of no movement.
Orient Mako is a very popular dive watch. It comes in a wide variety of colors (with black and blue being most popular). http://www.amazon.com/Orient-CEM65001B-Black-Automatic-Watch/dp/B001EWEQ3A/ref=sr_1_22?s=watches&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1325124897&amp;sr=1-22
Here is the one I own. The SNK80* comes in various ways also. Black, blue, nylon strap, metal bracelet, green, rubber strap, etc
The odd looking orange monster I just ordered and can't wait to get it :D Comes in orange or black with a rubber strap or metal bracelet http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SKX781-Orange-Monster-Automatic/dp/B000EPLR2G/ref=sr_1_1?s=watches&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1325125001&amp;sr=1-1
Here is a simple filtered search I done on Amazon for mechanical watches: http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_p_36_0?bbn=377110011&amp;qid=1325124882&amp;rh=n%3A377110011%2Cp_n_target_audience_browse-bin%3A379281011%2Cp_36%3A10000-19900%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A2205662011%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A379300011&amp;rnid=386698011&amp;low-price=50&amp;high-price=199&amp;x=0&amp;y=0#/ref=sr_pg_1?rh=n%3A377110011%2Cp_n_target_audience_browse-bin%3A379281011%2Cp_36%3A5000-19900%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A2205662011%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A379300011&amp;bbn=377110011&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1325124945
Here is a filtered search for quartz watches: http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_p_36_0?bbn=377110011&amp;qid=1325124882&amp;rh=n%3A377110011%2Cp_n_target_audience_browse-bin%3A379281011%2Cp_36%3A10000-19900%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A2205662011%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A379300011&amp;rnid=386698011&amp;low-price=50&amp;high-price=199&amp;x=0&amp;y=0#/ref=sr_nr_p_n_feature_browse-b_2?rh=n%3A377110011%2Cp_n_target_audience_browse-bin%3A379281011%2Cp_36%3A5000-19900%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A2205662011%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A379305011&amp;bbn=377110011&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1325125299&amp;rnid=379279011
Quartz is more accurate I believe, though mechanical watches are usually accurate to +/- 5 to 10 seconds a week (or was it day?). If the watch isn't solar powered then you'll need to replace the battery on the watch every so often. Also with the non-stop Invicta watches you see on Amazon, I've heard some people say some bad things. For sure brands though are Citizen, Orient, and Seiko in your price range. I don't know how BI4L they'll be though. Don't solar panels lose their effieciency over time? Also the 7s26 movement uses a few plastic gears. I don't know much about the insides of the Mako. They should all last 30 years easily though with some maintenance (taking for a tune up every 5-10 years).
Was at Green Bay two seasons ago when we were last in the playoffs.
It's likely to get insanely cold there, so don't just layer up get hand warmers, foot warmers (you can buy both at any local Walmart in Minny), wear at least 4-5 layers with several being fleece, including thermal socks, long thermal underwear, and waterproof shoes. It was -30 and we barely survived it in GB; not sure if it'll be as bad in MN for you.
Doubt you'll have any problem beating them btw.
Wish I could buy the tix from you man; how much do you want for them?
I started building an AR right when all the nonsense happened and prices skyrocketed but overall I think I did fairly well.
Palmetto State Armory lower and parts kit
Tapco Intrafuse AR End Plate Sling Adapter
Magpul B.A.D. Lever, Black
Magpul MOE AR Grip Plus, Flat Dark Earth
Palmetto State Armory Mid-Length 16" lightweight upper with a hammer forged barrel
Magpul MOE Mid-Length Handguard, Flat Dark Earth
MAGPUL MOE RAIL SECTION L2
Offset 1" Weapon Light Mount
Surefire G2X Tactical Single Output LED Flashlight, Black
Magpul Gen 2 MBUS Rear Flip Sight, Flat Dark Earth
Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Sight Riflescope, 1 x 25mm
UTG Medium Profile Riser Mount with 3 slots
Bcm Charging Hndl 5.56Mm/223 Mod3 Bk
Rainier Arms Thunder Bolt BCG - Nickel Boron
Casio Edifice EF503D
You can get them in black as well. They really capture the speedmaster look well at an order of magnitude less cost.
I can't believe no one has posted bodyglide yet. Life saver. I used to chafe under the arms, lower back where the top of my shorts would rub my lower back, between the legs, etc. Rub a generous amount of that stuff all over those areas now and I'm chafe free. Highly recommend it.
Rumor has it that it is a Xiaomi Mi. Amazon link for comparison: https://www.amazon.com/Electric-long-range-Fold-n-Carry-Ultra-Lightweight-electric/dp/B076KKX4BC?ref=ast_p_ep
Just make sure you stay safe if you are walking around your neighborhood. I'm a male and the other day I got news through the neighborhood app that some 20 year old guy got assaulted while doing a jog. I myself make sure I have pepper spray on me and a personal gps device that can send a message to law enforcement with my location with a click of a button. https://silentbeacon.com/
I work in security and want people to be safe especially with Christmas coming around. I walk 5 times a week for 2-6 miles at a time.
The bottom line is, all of these safes are designed to keep honest people honest. A determined crook will be able to get your guns, no matter what you store them in.
Your best bet would be to get the best safe that you can afford, then figure out a way to make it invisible. Thieves won't try to break into your safe if they don't see it.
I have 2 handgun safes. One is this one. It's bolted to a heavy nightstand, 2 feet from my head while I sleep. There is only a gun in it while I'm asleep. Its whole job is to keep my gun out of my 2 year old daughter's hands while I sleep, yet give me pretty quick access if I need it.
My big safe is bolted into the concrete floor in my unfinished basement, hidden behind a false wall that I created from 2x4's and plywood. If you didn't know it was there, you'd never find it.
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This is referred to as the "knockout game" at a national level but apparently specifically in Champaign the people who refer to it call it "polar bear hunting". (1) Here's a post about it in Champaign specifically. (2) Here is an article.
And let's be fucking real here. This is categorically black-on-white crime. Even the term "polar bear" is what the blacks use to refer to their white targets. This is a race crime perpetuated by black people against white people.
A few tips on not becoming the victim of one of these events:
Remember, the bottom line is that this type of attack is extremely dangerous. Hitting your head on pavement like the guy in the video above can result in brain injury or death. And obviously this does happen right in the middle of campus. Take steps to avoid becoming a victim of what the bottom dwellers of society engage in to amuse themselves.
Just sounds like a bunch of weak-minded bullies that have nothing else to do with their time. They probably picked on you because they thought you were alone. Please consider buying some Pepper Spray and keeping it in your purse. There's lots of crazy men and women out there.
I went this route from day 1 of my commuter purchase. I love them: http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-PD-A530-Dual-Platform-Pedal/dp/B001MZ2AGO
I reduced the tension nearly all the way, and it's super easy to clip in and out. You will fall. Know that right now. You'll forget and you will fall.
The nice thing is having the platform pedal on one side so you can wear street shoes when you so desire.
I'm about to buy one of these baddies for my desk: desk cycle
Obligatory You need the .83" UTG mount to cowitness the TRS-25 on an AR
The cheaper version: https://smile.amazon.com/UTG-Med-pro-Compact-Riser-Mount/dp/B003TX2BD4
The lighter/nicer version: https://smile.amazon.com/UTG-Super-Slots-Picatinny-Riser/dp/B01CKYYH16
It's fine if you don't want one, so don't feel pushed by me...
However, it takes about 5-10 minutes to clean a gun, is easy after the first time, and most guns only need it every few hundred rounds. Ammo lasts forever and is safe (unless you store it in an oven), so you can buy in bulk when it's on sale and just store it.
If safe storage is a concern, you can buy one of these and stop kids while being able to get it fast if someone breaks in at night. Guns also hold their value well, so if you don't like it you can sell it for not much loss...
Again though, if you don't think you want to spend the money and time that's totally fine. If you don't think shooting is much fun, that's also fine but you might want to give it a try first ;)
I use the FlipBelt, you can get it on Amazon. It is absolutely a lifesaver. It's just a belt made of like workout clothing material? It's got lots of pockets and my iPhone 6S Plus fits perfectly, as well as my keys and whatever else I need. Great for when I'm wearing leggings that don't have pockets.
Edit: here's the link
Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage with 800lbs Weight Capacity https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4I8FOY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_W4lbBb1MPY274
This rack is popular amongst the budget conscious here.
Honestly? You're going to want to just go to a knife forum- this is a good example of one, or BladeForums.com is another- and just immerse yourself in it. Read posts, ask questions, salivate over knives, etc.
Here's a guide on knife grinds and the differences between them. Here's another.
Some good, popular companies for folding knives are Spyderco, Benchmade, Kershaw, and Cold Steel. All of these also make fixed blades, but only Cold Steel has anywhere near as many fixed blade designs available as they have folders.
Some popular companies for fixed blade knives are Ka-Bar, Morakniv, Ontario Knife Company, ESEE knives, BlackJack Knives and Fallkniven.
Any knives by any of those companies will likely be good, solid knives for whatever their intended purpose is- which brings us to another point, the intended purpose of a knife.
Different knives are obviously intended for different things, and a good knife for bushcraft might make an incredibly shitty one for cooking, with the While the Becker BK2 might happily slash apart a log or firewood, it's so fucking thick that it'll take a lot more work to push it through food, for example. Alternatively, while the Benchmade 530 is a great EDC knife that will happily cut food or cardboard all day, if you try its super-thing blade against wood or rope you'll be in for a bad time and might even need a new knife. Basically, there isn't really any knife that's "good" for everything. There are knives that are BAD for everything, but that's a different story entirely.
If you have any questions about anything I said, feel free to ask. Like I said- that's a good way to learn about knives.
That's their sale tactic. They're always on sale, nobody has bought one of those at retail price. You kind of get what you pay for, if not less. Personally wouldn't go for those models, since they are blatant copies of a Rolex Daytona. If you want a good watch at those prices, check Seiko and Casio Edifice. Check this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003URWNOG/ref=pd_aw_sims_5?pi=SY115&amp;simLd=1
Body Glide is my go to chaffing remedy. I was introduced to it while hiking. It's the most amazing thing in the world. http://www.amazon.com/BodyGlide-BGCB-Bodyglide-Original-Anti-Chafe/dp/B005L8YVRO
it comes in a stick like deodorant.
MVMT watches are well known for being low quality "fashion" watches. These fashion brands are usually aimed at a younger audience so it makes sense they advertise on podcasts. In my eyes they aren't even worth the ~$100 price point. Sure they'll last a while, but so has my 10 year old Timex I got for 20 bucks, or some dollar store one I got as a kid.
If you are actually looking for a quality ~$100 watch, look at Seiko, Citizen or Orient. /r/watches is a very good place to learn, and you might find, like countless other beginners, that the Seiko SNK-809 is for you (my first "good" watch was the SNK-807), which is $50-$70 and a real mechanical automatic ("perpetual" for those of you across the pond) movement. Anything from Seiko 5 range is an incredible starter automatic watch.
Do some research if an automatic movement vs quartz movement is right for you (quartz is the basic battery operated watch that the "guts" can be found in watches ranging from $500 Movados to dollar store watches). I REALLY like seeing how things work so I really appreciate the mechanics behind an automatic watch. The downside to them is that they aren't as accurate as quartz (a normal range of inaccuracy is like +-10 seconds a day). But you'll never have to change a battery if that is any consolation. If that puts you off, keep in mind that a $10,000 Rolex has an automatic movement good for +- 5 seconds per day. And as a final PSA, stay away from Invicta. Their automatic movements, cheap pricing, and flashy looks may look enticing, but quality control is horrendous. Just as with any potential purchase, do some research on a watch you think looks promising. Give the model name a search on google or /r/watches and try to find a consensus.
For those of you who have been thinking they want a watch but haven't started exploring styles (which is the demographic companies like MVMT pander to with their styles) here is the classic "diver" style watch with the Rolex Submariner. A cheaper automatic dive watch I've been wanting for a LONG time is the Seiko SKX007, which obviously pays homage to the Sub, but is about $5800 cheaper. I'd replace the bracelet with something better than what is there though. Maybe I'll get it after college...
Another well loved cheap diver is from Orient, the Mako, though I prefer its big brother, the Ray, even though that is even closer looking to the Submariner.
The absolute best in budget vs quality in a dive watch is the ~$40 Casio MDV-106. You can get a decent 22 mm steel bracelet for almost the price of the watch and it will look fantastic if that is your preference. I've borrowed my brother's a few times and the thing feels like quality and has been put to the test plenty of times to prove itself as a real dive watch. He goes swimming, hiking, plays sports with it, drops it on concrete, etc. Rugged yet elegant looking. Good size too. Highly recommended first diver or first watch!
If you are looking for a real dress watch with "minimalist design" that doesn't look tacky like MVMT's (sorry, just my opinion), there are plenty in the Seiko 5 line like I said, or the lovely Orient Bambino.
Came back to say that if you don't really know if you want a watch, don't think you need to spend $100 on your first. Who knows, you might not like how it feels or looks on you or whatever. For the absolute cheapest of cheap, get yourself a Timex or Casio quartz watch. These brands are well renowned for their reliability. This way you'll end up spending only $15-20 on a watch that will last and work forever (obviously with battery changes along the way).
Edit: Some links
Edit: Also, they are purportedly just rebranded cheap Chinese watches. http://www.aliexpress.com/cheap/cheap-mvmt-watches.html
>a 3-inch blade is pretty small compared to other knives, except for the ones the children can use.
that's not really accurate. it's pretty much the most common size for a folding knife actually; in many states a folding knife with a blade over 3" can be considered a concealed weapon. plus, big knives are harder/heavier to carry and have no real use for the 'extra' length to justify the annoyance of carrying it. most adults who carry knives around with them (there are legit reasons) would have one of around this size.
the official BSA knife is 2.75". so is the one i have on my desk right now, which I'm sure many thousands of adults carry around.
You could get more out of one of these, one of these and some of these. More compact and takes less putting together time.
I'm in the process of cancelling my gym membership and setting up home gym. I found this squat rack on amazon prime that looks good. I just wish it had safety bars. Any one else have a better recommendation on a modest squat rack? I already checked craigslist in my area, nothing great.
No one should have to ever see groce gril titties. That's just gaaayyy.
I just wanna say I loooooove my flipbelt, I can't believe those arm bands for cell phones even exist anymore! It stays put exactly where I set it on my hips and nothing that I put inside shifts around. The selling point for me though is that I don't even feel it when I'm wearing it. If you don't have one, go get one!
It's from a company called Tekmat. Don't buy direct, it's cheaper on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/TekMat-12-Inch-36-Inch-Cleaning-Imprint/dp/B0036N474S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1457014902&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=tekmat
Ikea furniture is not going to stop a kid.
Mount a small safe and most your problem will be solved.
My parents just put guns out of reach until I was old enough to be told not to touch them. If you expose your children to guns at an early age, they won't have any interest or curiosity to explore or play with them when you aren't around guiding them safely.
Also, congrats. My wife had our first child 2 weeks ago.
Here's an Amazon link. Probably mobile sorry fellas.
I use this: https://www.amazon.com/FITNESS-REALITY-810XLT-800lbs-Capacity/dp/B01N4I8FOY/ref=sr_1_4?s=exercise-and-fitness&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1518187622&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=power+rack
At first I was skeptical since it was so inexpensive, but I'm glad I decided to buy it. It's worked great for me.
you're gonna be hard pressed to find a full cage under that price point.
i used valor fitnessbd-9 power squat stands up until my squat started breaking 300 lbs for reps. after that point, not having full safety bars was getting dicey.
if you're willing to go up to $250, i've been using the fitness reality 810XLT for well over a year, and it's held up beautifully.
If your gonna carry a knife make it one that can be used for more than one thing. I keep a Becker Kabar in my glovebox. Its a pound of razor sharp steel that will work as anything you need in a survival situation and lop off any part of someone you swing it at if you have too.
I regularly travel deep outdoors so I keep a Flint steel, lifestraw, crank powered flashlight, Becker Kabar, along with cordage and wire for snares. All in a neat little kit I sling over my shoulder if I get out of my car on a hike or in case I breakdown deep woods.
Ok that was longer than needed but point being if you need a knife buy a damn knife
I use this and it's perfect for my needs.
You might want something more elaborate, and they make this kind of style, which has way more options.
I know you have plenty of advice already, but I bought this one in October last year, use it frequently and have no marks on my door. I had the same concerns you do, so I wrapped a few old shirts around it and it works perfectly!
You can see the shirts and what the frame looks like. I've used it pretty extensively since getting it.
Built this rifle about a year ago. I finally got around to posting on here. This build was as budget as I could get without going too bare bones.
Yeah it's a extra step and every second counts, but it's about as quick as opening a drawer. If it makes you feel any better, you can blame the piles of shit in people suits who let their kids blow their brains out. That's what I do.
Nayoya Gymnastic Rings for Full Body Strength and Crossfit Training https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009RA6C1K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_LushybKM0P4YD
I hear wooden ones are better but these have served me very well. I cannot personally attest to wood myself.
DeskCycle Desk Exercise Bike Pedal Exerciser, White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B1VDNQA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_sV28Bb2S4VF01
another killer set of scales.
Can I make a suggestion? I read below you are using the Sarge kits - which run about 18 bucks. While the scales are awesome, the knife itself - well, it's not good. Garbage pivot, tip down, non-reversible pocket clip, 440C (gross) and an "ambidextrous" thumb stud which doesn't matter because it sould only be carried in the right pocket anyway.
For not a lot more, you can scale a really nice knife. The RAT II is very highly praised and recognized in the knife community and even though it comes with scales already, it's super easy to make scales for
$73.98 out the door. Not able to use the "Free Shipping items" trick to drop down the shipping cost.
edit On Amazon for $69.20 if you have Prime.
That cooking spray on your door seals is going to ruin the car as well.
Use a proper rubber treatment instead like this stuff: http://www.amazon.com/303-Products-30350-Aerospace-Protectant/dp/B000XBCURW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1419967946&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=303+aerospace+cleaner
Feeling unsafe. Just my opinion, buying a pepper spray should be considered by late commuters for self defense. $7 at Amazon
303 Aerospace Protectant
Grab one of the $7 UTG risers on Amazon.
Not a man, but Body Glide is a thigh-saver during the humid Southern summers.
Did you know Amazon will donate a portion of every purchase if you shop by going to smile.amazon.com instead? Over $50,000,000 has been raised for charity - all you need to do is change the URL!
Here are your smile-ified links:
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You can get the Chinese Spyware version on amazon for cheaper. I've considered doing the same thing, but I worry about all of the dumbasses who will vandalize it either accidentally or intentionally
> rapando todos os patinetes estacionados
Em local irregular (de acordo com a lei).
Só que a maneira que eles estão recolhendo é bizarra: frequentemente eles pegam o patinete e arremessam para dentro de uma caçamba de caminhão, de qualquer jeito. Porque o patinete só destrava via aplicativo.
Imagine um veículo como este sendo arremessado como se fosse um saco de areia.
No Twitter tem alguns vídeos mostrando essas remoções. Muito diferente das mostradas nos telejornais, diga-se de passagem.
Com isso, o patinete acaba sofrendo avarias severas, ficando quase que inutilizado.
A empresa responsável pelos patinetes estima uma perda de 400 patinetes. Supondo que eles custaram cerca de R$ 1800 talqueis...
> Safes are attached to where they are.
>Yeah. A safe is bolted to the floor.
This is not true. None of what you just said is true.
Honorable Mention: Case knives. Traditional lockbacks. Hard as nails and pretty to boot. True pocket knives. Your grandfather (possibly great grandfather) had one. Good stuff the lot of them. $25-50 will get you a legacy knife that you can carry and use and then pass to your kid.
You don't need to spend $200 to get a quality, durable, reliable knife. I've owned all of these knives at one time or another and loved every one of them. Sure they needed sharpening more often and sometimes something a little more drastic (Sanrenmus are often cheaper to replace than fix) but the value is insane. Plus, lets face facts; we're much more likely to break out our Cadet when we get box duty than our Sebenza.
Knife enthusiasts (brothers) if there's a weighed and measured cheapo that I forgot, let me know.
From what I can tell, for a "concealed" knife the blade limit is 4" - the 2.5" is only for on school grounds. So unless you're a student, you can get something with a longer blade.
And in that case I recommend the Ontario Rat Model II. It's $30 instead of $20, but mine has done me well for a few years now.
If you are a student, maybe go with a Kershaw Shuffle from Walmart or Dicks or something. My girlfriend has one of those and likes it well enough.
May be too similar to a fanny pack, but maybe a FlipBelt or similar athletic storage belt? You kind of tuck things into them and depending on what you're wearing, might be able to hide under a shirt.
FlipBelt Level Terrain Waist Pouch, Medium, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JF9DWWU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_78HiDb2XMANWP
There are these. Not sure how quiet they are though.
Edit: review though they didn't say anything on noise. If it was interfering, it probably would have been mentioned.
Wouldn't a Flipbelt work? Hope someone corrects me if I'm mistaken since I haven't had the chance to use one, but was planning on buying one very soon.
They seemed comfortable enough and very non intrusive, but that's just my humble impression.
Correct. Bought one last time this deal came around.
$10 on Amazon got me one with an easy absolute cowitness. I see now that it is a whole $13. Haven't taken it out to the range just yet.
I have the same red dot and the .83" riser from utg makes it cowitness perfectly with my MBUS.
I used this one. Perfect co-witness
Is it between the legs? I use a product called body glide and it works amazingly.
If not with a gun, with a portable pepper spray.
It sounds like you want it for personal protection. Get this instead. This is coming from someone who loves knives and carries one always and has used them a ton and trained to use them. A lot more reliable, and will generally keep you safer, and a lot less legal liability if you use it. Yes there was a commando on the front page, but that is offensive use he was talking about anyway.
And a sweet edc knife, currently 52 bucks: http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Delica4-Blk-Ffg-Plainedge/dp/B0089DFGIG
I'd try some type of glossy interior detailer. It will cover it up and possibly restore some of the oils back into the plastic.
This is good stuff.
If it's painted, you might be out of luck. It looks like bare plastic in the pic but I just saw you comment about taking the paint off.
unpopular opinion to follow:
Personally, I don't understand the G shock for every day wear. For going to the gym or sporting activities, sure - but i'd prefer something less...gaudy? for edw.
For a proper adults watch and a really reasonable price point look to Orient, specifically the bambino or mako to get you started.
I've seen men at nicer events wearing g-shocks and it always strikes me as what happens when you tell a child to 'wear whatever you want', you shouldn't be too surprised when they come out of their room wearing a spider man costume.
If you're into a 'chunkier' design, I would reccomend the Suunto Core It's a bit higher than your price range but it's got a more streamlined look, I have one and it's tremendously useful if you're active / outdoorsy.
If I had the grand and the space in my house, A power rack, barbell, bench, and spend the remaining $500 on either craigslist plates and a set of 50lb PowerBlock Elites (expandable to 90), or bumpers plates if crossfit and Oly are more your thing. Either way you go with the second half of the money, that's a solid budget setup for that amount, mostly new gear too.
Honestly, get an M365 like 90% of us on here. It's a solid scooter, lightweight, foldable, and cheap. You can always upgrade, but it checks all the boxes for most of us. There are certainly faster scooters with better range. But for the price, I don't think it's worth it. I love how light the M365 is and you simply don't get additional range without additional weight/battery. If someone can point me to something that rivals the M365 at that pricepoint, I'm all ears.
I purchased my electric scooter (first paycheck) at the start of Summer 2018, and before that, was that guy on a kick scooter. The climate for electric scooters on campus went from what I could tell was me and another dude I saw once every month, to now seeing at least 3 every day.
I fear that what was once mild amusement to people now will become hatred when millions are everywhere and half the people scooting around purchased one have no idea what common courtesy is and attempt scootihicular pedestrianslaughter on the sidewalks, souring public opinion. Worrying premonitions aside, I can not say enough about how much I love my scooter to get around. It's the perfect combination of vehicle, where you don't have to worry about storing it like a bike, or if you never gained the magical skills to not die on a longboard/skateboard, a pretty easy to use ride. I use mine everyday and it does a good job. If you can use a longboard/skateboard those are very good options for pretty cheap human propelled transportation that are very popular, although I'll always have a soft spot for the A5 Lux Kick Scooter I used to roll around with. Brakes are neat, yo!
As for which scooter to get, I'm not up with the scooter times, but I use the Segway ES1 I purchased at Sam's Club for $350. Judging by the fact I've never actually seen another one of those out on campus (If you see a dude on one of these, probably wearing flip-flops, feel free to wave hello, say hi, and not hate me, I try to be as courteous as possible to other pedestrians/cyclists!), gonna go out on a limb and say they are no longer for sale at Sam's Club. However what I have seen on campus are the Xiaomi Mi or maybe this go trax thing. Can't speak for those at all, but they sure are popular.
The electric scooter market is pretty cheap, with the prices being low, but with the quality being low as well. There was literally like two options when I got mine, with the one I did get being sold off on clearance, but now with the explosion in this segment, the skies the limit, maybe.
Overall, the utility of an electric scooter is a great value for what they cost, and I'd happily answer any questions you've got. Also, yes I am a bit of a electric scooter nut/loser, if this thesis of a post is anything to go by.
99% sure they’re the same model, which was also available on Amazon for $500 a while back before they sold out
Edit: looks like they’re back on Amazon for $600 now:
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076KKX4BC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_LroYBb3A01TBS
The BK2 is a better all purpose knife. It can baton wood or aide in meal prep. Also has a kydex sheath which won't hold moisture like a leather sheath will.
Haha bro you're good. They probably scoff at your eating healthy efforts because you're in fine shape. I've put on a little chub to deal with the cold (I'm a tshirt+shorts all year round kinda guy) and when I mention working it off again people laugh at me and say I need to get bigger. Obviously they mean muscle rather than fat, but that's beside the point.
In terms of your face, I'm a straight dude so I can really give no actual help but you look fine to me. Girls seem to dig the John Snow look.
When you're talking to girls about yourself don't use words like "transitional period." Ask them questions about stuff, and if they ask you questions keep it to the point and as cheerful as possible.
In fact that's the one bit of "brutal honesty" I can give. Put a smile on that face.
I don't know how old you are, but you look about my age. I'll chuck a picture of me up when I can wrangle one to show you what I mean.
Sorry for the poor quality, I have an Ace 2 :(
I dive in 14 degree Celsius water, so I need the insulation. Under a shirt it's barely noticeable. In summer I get into shape more but for the mean while I like it where it is. Get one of these and you're sorted. This will do far more good than eating habits. (They help too though)
Me with similar expression and pose as the one in your photo. Phone isn't in the right place but who cares.
Look how much a smile and body language does!
So, in summary.
bulk up rather than slim down.EDIT - just realised I'm an idiot and this is what you meant in the first place. The following advice works regardless. 30 bucks28 bucks for that bar. Pick a doorway, and do whatever - pull ups, chin ups - to exhaustion (until you can't do any more) every time you go through it. You'llThey'll see the difference.
Just a simple setup would be, in no particular order:
That's what i can think of off the top of my head, you probably won't need all of that if you only plan on building a lower first. It'll be useful down the line to get most of those tools, but i'd go with first:
If you have Amazon Prime, there's quite a bit of stuff you can get on there, it's where i got most of my tools.
Why/where are you chafing?
Chaffing is almost 100% preventable. Are you wearing anything cotton? Stop. 100% Polyester will almost always prevent chaffing. If that doesn't stop the chaffing, you can try tighter fitting clothes or I personally love Body Glide. The 0.45 oz bottle will last quite a while. You just apply it before the run, wherever you think you'll chafe, and it helps prevent it!
Body Glide works really well. You just rub it on the areas where you're prone to chaffing.
I recently purchased my home gym, all in all, it was about $1300.
I bought this half rack - $350
This bench - $100
This bar and set of plates - $250
These Dumbbells - $600
These Rings - $34
This belt - $27
Total if you buy it all today: $1361
I looked to get as much of it as I could while it was on sale, or discounted. I also went to raise.com and got something like 15% off a Dick's Sporting Goods gift card, so I got it for an even better price.
It allows me to do basically everything I need to do, and I've bene loving it! Let me know if you have any questions.
Welcome to Bodyweight. First off, read the FAQ so you understand everything. I recommend this routine (assuming that you are not too weak): http://i.imgur.com/o3bRo.png. The routine is good for beginners. Do it every other day, and you should be getting back in shape. Just remember to eat well and get enough rest. As for your dumbbell, you CAN switch out certain exercises, but I do not recommend isolation work until you get back in shape (in other words, don't do it yet).
You would really want to get a pair of gymnastic rings too. They're not too expensive and they're awesome.
Here's a good pair for $30.
And a better pair for $55
Enjoy your stay and read the faq!
Amazon. They seem well made.
The wilderness is probably where you need self-defense tools the least of anywhere in your life, but if that aspect is important to you, I won’t argue it any further.
That said, it’s a bad knife. Just cheap tacticool crap, not meant for any serious use. It’s liable to fall apart mid-use (one of the reviews even mentioned the locking mechanism failed resulting in injury). Can’t imagine much worse than trying to defend yourself and cutting your hand on your own faulty knife.
Something like a Morakniv is cheap but sturdy and well-made. Would work well for both camping uses and self defense (keep it on your belt and you don’t even have to flip the blade open to use it). Saves an ounce or so and is a massive upgrade to practical capability.
Alternately, a SAK Classic and a small thing of pepper spray is similarly cheap, saves 2-3 ounces, and is probably more effective for self-defense than a cheap flippy knife.
Spray doesn't always work. I had a dog get loose and rush me and my dog when we were out on a walk. They got into it instantly. I backed up and emptied my entire can of spray into the faces of both dogs. It did absolutely nothing. Luckily my dog is 150 lbs (compared to the maybe 50lb heeler mix that attacked) and he won that fight for me. Had my dog not been there, and the vicious dog went after me... I would have been up shit creek without my firearm. That spray didn't even phase the dog. I love dogs and I never want to hurt someone pet if I can help it, but if I get attacked I'm going to do what I have to do.
That being said, I'm open to suggestions on a spray that will actually work on dogs. this is the spray I used.
Obviously if you can't flush the condom wash it out with hot water and put a squirt of spermicidal lube mixed with clear pepper spray in the condom. A packet of arbies horse radish sauce can be substituted for clear pepper spray in a pinch. It blends right in.
If you catch her don't admit anything! Play dumb and ask her what happened. If she tells you what she did and accuses you feel free to tell her what a psychopathic piece of shit she is. Then tell her that it's gross and risky to pick things out of the garbage to shove up her cooch! Leave without admitting anything!!!
Good luck with her being able to prove what you did!
Assuming you want a mechanical watch, here are my suggestions.
Desk Diver (a dive watch that looks a little more fashionable than utilitarian):
These watches will have a lot of the same basic features: water resistant to 200m, screw down crown, time lapse bezel, mineral crystal etc. The Seiko's will arguably have the best lume and they also use their "Hardlex Mineral Cyrstal" which may have an advantage over the crystals of the Orients or Citizen. All of these use workhorse movements. The Citizen uses a Miyota movement that can also be hand wound.
I've used SABRE, they make a gel that's really good too. Personally I carry a knife and a kubaton and pepper spray, but I've seen the gel in action and it's really good.
Or if you wanna go budget, you can buy a 4pack of pepper spray for like 50$, I'll edit with a link
two pack of the same product
Snowboard clothing is overkill unless you plan on staying through a winter storm. Just remember: cotton kills and wool is your friend. If nothing else get yourself a pack of wool socks and some wool underwear and then wear your normal clothes over those. The coldest I've seen Yosemite get to (in the last ~7 years of visiting every winter) was about 30F in the day and ~0-10F at night (really easy to manage). A good wool hat also helps for staying warm at night.
I'm jealous; I just moved from SLO to Oregon and won't be able to do my normal yearly winter Yosemite trip :( I'll miss wandering around in a kilt and tshirt when it's 30F and making everybody think I'm insane, but I can give some misc advice on Yosemite winter camping:
Just be aware when you're shopping, if you ask a Canadian for recommendations you're going to get stuff that is much lighter than you will probably want to get. Up to -10C many of us consider this light winter wear weather, but you will probably be wanting full on baselayer, gloves, boots and heavy jacket.
Calgary winters are fairly mild (averaging lows of -10 to -15C), but they come with wild swings due to our proximity to the mountains, you might go to work and it's -20C and when you leave its +10C so be prepared with layers as other have mentioned.
In the middle of Jan/Feb it's going to get real cold, often reaching -30C to -40C for a few days and a couple weeks below -20C. Be prepared for these days, if you have a vehicle make sure to plug it in (all vehicles sold in Canada have a block heater installed) if you take transit make sure to get some hand and feet warmers (like this). Wind chill is no joke it's
notusually is listed as a "feels like" when looking at forecasts, if you're outside a lot pay attention to that number.
Also if you have a vehicle and street park at home or work make sure pay attention if you're in a snow route, they will ticket you if you're parked there during/after heavy snow fall.
I'd recommend giving it a regular spray of 303 Aerospace UV Protectant. Seems to do pretty well at keeping black plastic and trim from breaking down and getting ugly.
This riser gives perfect cowitness.
But if you want one that just works, the red only Fieldsport on Amazon is great at $20.
Next step up but still budget would be a Bushnell TRS-25. Less glass tint, and all around better quality for $50.
Youll want this riser with either one.
If you eventually want a quality real steel Optic, look for the Vortex Strikefire, Vortex Crossfire red dot, Vortex SPARC AR, or the Sig Romeo 5. All can be had for about 120 if you shop around. Vortex optics have fantastic warranties.
If you want some magnification, i eecommend the monstrum 3x prism sight. Let it be known though, that the sight adjustments work in reverse.
If you're an absolute cheap bastard, Amazon Warehouse also has them used like new with original packaging for $39.51. Grab this riser for full cowitness or the 1" for 1/3 cowitness.
Using body glide also helps prevent blisters. It's usually in the bandage or workout aisle. It's saved my butt so many times.
I use a GunVault SV500 SpeedVault Handgun Safe. I have it bolted onto the side of my bed, using the screws that it came with; it works great! Definitely check it out. I got the one that accepts a key or pin code. They also had a fingerprint version but I was nervous about relying on an accurate fingerprint scan. It opens very quickly and I practice opening it every night before going to bed which also lets me check the battery.
I think scooter skill and etiquette will improve with time. You still have a lot of people riding them for the first time to try them out.
Side note, does anyone have one of these and know how to lock them to bike racks? I'm passively interested in one but the inability to lock them seems devastating.
I noticed that too on Amazon. I checked the price history using camelcamelcamel and you can see that they periodically jack the price way up for a short amount of time and then slam it back down. I've noticed some price creep like this before on amz but nothing with such huge changes.
I think if you wait a short while it'll go back down.
I got these guys. I would urge you NOT to cheap out on this product, as its failure could be life-threatening. Fundamentally, BWF is really, really cheap. Total investment for me is ~$50 ($30 rings, $20 building-my-own paralettes). Considering that $50 will last you more than a year, it is, at most, 10% of the cost of a year of crossfit membership.
Some words on at-home training:
I'm a person that loves to eat her sweets, but I also have this need to get out and exercise. So the fact that my job has be sitting down too much is wearing on me. TrollX, being the AWESOME community they are, clued me into the fact that these things exist! So now I'm totally budgeting for a desk cycle, I'm really excited about future desk excursions to nowhere. The ladies that introduced it lost quite a bit of weight using it and it didn't put undue stress on their joints!
I know they sell little ellipticals or bike pedal things that you can do under your desk! most of them are $100 or more but if you can afford it they might be a good investment.
here's a link to one so you know what i mean. x
For those requirements and as a first knife I'd recommend getting the Ontario RAT II, as it is inexpensive, has good quality, great for campwork is overall a great entry-level knife (my first knife was the RAT 1, the larger version).
If you would like to get a knife designed especially for UK legal carry - check out the UKPK by Spyderco.
You'd be surprise how often you need a knife. I recommend getting one.
I'd recommend The Rat or a Swiss Vic.
I'm really sorry. I worry that something like this will happen whenever I approach a new music venue.
It's probably a bit heavier than your M16, but the Ontario Rat-1 is a really solid, affordable pocket knife for under $30.
It has AUS-8 steel, a broad, deep full-flat-ground blade, bronze phosphor washers in the pivot and a very solid liner-lock.
EDIT: I just remembered that Ontario recently released the Rat-2, which is both smaller and lighter than the Rat-1, and very similar in size to the CRKT M16.
Ontario Rat-2, $27.
At first, I didn't think I would get more than two rifles, so I opted for the Plano foam-padded case. I bought two so I could lock up both rifles (from the kiddos, not thieves), and not take up a ton of room in my house. They're very good cases, and I would recommend them for traveling (either road trips or flying). If you get one of these, don't trust the built in locks, and buy some decent (long bolt) padlocks. Negative: They're not great for taking to the range. They're bulky, and awkward if you need to set them out of the way while you're shooting.
Of course, I bought a third rifle on an impulse, and it came with something like this for free. I actually ended up using this more than the hard cases for range trips since it's much more compact/maneuverable, and just carries the essentials (a few magazines and a good-sized pouch for tactical Skittles). For a one-rifle person, this is probably the best value, and more practical for most people's needs.
That said, few of us actually stay one-rifle gun owners for long. I just punted and bought a $100 metal gun cabinet from Walmart to control access. The nice Plano cases are now just used for traveling rather than storage.
My favorite, though, is a double carbine bag. Even if you only have one rifle (now), it's a great bag with plenty of extra storage. It will fit two sets of eye and ear protection and a lot of pre-loaded magazines along with two rifles. I didn't think I'd ever use the backpack straps until a few weeks ago when we decided to find a place to shoot in the National Forest that required a little hiking off the road. The bag really saved the day, and made the whole experience a lot more comfortable while packing about 40 pounds of rifles + ammo.
Just my $0.02.
i have this and works great. not too pricey either if you just get the stand.
I use the flip belt and have to admit that I love it. I just love that it doesn't look like a belt and that I can even tuck it under my shirt if I want. It fits my 6" phone but it is a tight fit. I don't often run with my phone, anyway.
Did a quick little comparison... 107 lbs when setup and cost $309 on Amazon...
Compare to the fitness reality one... 133.5 lbs and cost $199, also powder coat paint, since someone mentioned that about the T2.
PS i help design the fitness reality one and get to design new attachments soon. Yay!!!
Ask me anything!
r/homegym will give you some ideas. This set is pretty cheap and will get you thru the first few months of StrongLifts. I used it and didn’t bother spending on a quality bar until after 7 months when my deadlift went over 350 and started bending my starter bar pretty badly. You’ll also need a squat rack or st the very least a half rack. I got mine from Amazon. That’s all you’d need for the main lifts and should serve you well for 6-12 months.
This one goes on sale to $180 pretty often.
FITNESS REALITY 810XLT Super Max Power Cage with 800lbs Weight Capacity https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4I8FOY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_pMtaAb3YH5QPF
It's currently at $250
Why not two?
This. Or an Ontario Rat 2 if you prefer a smaller blade.
Personally, I always feel like the dip bars on power towers are too wide. I've tried a few of them out in Dick's Sporting Goods and it doesn't feel like a good position to sustain for multiple dips. So, that might be something to consider if you purchase one of these. I just did a quick search for more detailed dimensions of that particular model but I didn't have any luck. Maybe, get a power tower with less "features" like this Cap Barbell Power Rack from Amazon and then you can get some rings and throw them over the bar? The price fluctuates quite a bit; at the end of April it was down to $50.59 and occasionally gets down into the $65 price range.
One of these! And now that you have posted this, I'm going to start wearing mine on video shoots because I hate not being able to carry my phone around while on a shoot.
Cutting things can be done in probably an infinite number of ways, so it's really about having the right tool for the job. You could thicken the blade, sure, but that makes cutting with the knife harder. This is why kitchen knives are thin in the first place. Buy a Becker BKII (a ~$100 knife) or some other glorified crowbar and you won't have this problem, you'll have others.
People might shit on UTG but in this case its probably as good or better than your red dot so who cares, you're not going to be able to use it that low.
Something about us Michiganders and Speedmasters.
I had to settle for a Casio Edifice which is about as close as I can get with what I can afford to spend on a watch right now.
I mean I could get a Speedmaster, but that's a significant chunk of scratch for a hobby I'm still fairly green to.
I can't fix the thing with the jeans (how expensive!) but this stuff is amazing.
Far as I can tell, she can legally carry a taser. Do NOT get a stun gun, they are only useful as a deterrent, you have to be literally touching somebody with one to do anything, and pretty much only output voltage. Tasers, on the other hand, can be used from significantly farther away, and deliver a much higher amperage, which is the part that actually drops people. It's not good for very long, maybe 20 seconds at most, so if you end up getting a taser, make absolutely sure that she knows knows KNOWS to immediately seek sanctuary before calling authorities. Don't go miles away, just get somewhere safe but close, otherwise with a good enough lawyer the assailant could catch her on an Assault charge, even if she calls the cops first. No sense risking it.
As for OC spray, try getting OC gel instead, it's outputs an adhesive, cohesive line with a much lower chance of blowback. I think Sabre is what some people use. Haven't touched OC in a while, it's not a good idea to carry both it and a gun at the same time.
A good knife can't hurt long as she knows how to use it. Kershaw assisted open or whatnot.
A Sabre brand 3-in-1 pepper spray, available here:
Something with an Emerson Wave like the Kershaw CQC-10K. That being said, you really do want pepper spray instead. C'mon OP, it's only $7 and it's better than being stabbed with your own knife.
This is the one I use
SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray - Advanced Police Strength - Compact Size with Clip, Contains 35 Bursts (5x Other Brands) & 10-Foot (3M) Range https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007VM8UC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_oJvczbP7X2HVW
I carry in my front pocket but it may be larger than what you are looking for.
Ever consider carrying pepper spray? Check your state's laws. In mine it's legal to carry it concealed in your pocket/purse/backpack/whatever. And there's stuff with great range that can be effective against groups, like this: SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray
How to survive winter in NYC:
Duluth is an absolute mecca for outdoor winter sports. Gear up properly and you'll love your life in the 8 months of the Northland's winter!
If you're getting outside a lot in Eau Claire, you'll do fine in Duluth. If you plan on spending significantly more time outdoors in Duluth, then that's another story. Depending on where you live in town, you'll have different levels of need for snow tires; either way I'd strongly recommend them. PM me - I'm selling a set of snow tires in great condition over on the Online Rummage Sale for Duluth/Superior facebook group.
FIY: I spent 3 years in Duluth as a Floridian with no experience with real winter. Gear up properly and you'll be outside all winter long! It's expensive, but it's TOTALLY worth the investment. Otherwise you'll be cold and miserable; and that is one hella long-ass winter.
We love our popup, it's a 2001 Flagstaff that is only a couple years old to us, but was well cared for by the previous owners. I live up north so keeping food out of it so mice aren't lured in in the winter is a big priority up here.
Really there isn't much to keeping them nice. If you are able to keep it stored out of the weather when you're not camping with it, that will really help it hold up longer. If you ever have to pack up while the canvas is damp or wet be sure to pop it back up to dry fully when you get home. I would also use something like 303 protectant to cover the solid vinyl portions of the tent if you have that material. https://www.amazon.com/303-30306-Protectant-Plastic-Fiberglass/dp/B000XBCURW
We pretty much never eat in ours and never cook in ours. It's so much easier to cook and eat outside and it keeps food from getting on cushions and prevents crumbs from luring in mice like I stated above.
It sounds like you plan on camping mostly with power based on your AC requirement, if you will be at more primitive sites every be sure you have a good battery. If you were serious about getting the most out of your battery you'd want to switch to LED lights and install dual 6v batteries.
http://popupportal.com is a useful resource.
I have this toy, its definitely one of my crown jewels/favorite out of my collection, OPs picture leaves a bit to be desired in the posing and environment department, but it is truly impressive. If you do decide to go after it it, there are two versions - the 2nd release with "sound" is the one you want. The first release is less detailed and had defective rubber. Even if you do have/get the newer release I highly recommend a yearly treatment of "303 aerospace protectant" on all the rubber parts of this, particularly the head/dome.
Seriously, Armor-All is the worst product.
Use this instead.
I wouldn't recommend those for riding any distance in normal shoes as the clip mechanism is by necessity proud of the platform.
My brother used to have M545s on his hybrid but got rid of them for that reason he's much happier with the M324 pedals he switched to instead. Getting the wrong side some of the time when you set off is preferable to having no right side. The new [A530 looks even better](http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-PD-A530-Dual-Platform-Pedal/dp/B001MZ2AGO/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1397424911&amp;sr=1-2&amp;keywords=shimano+hybrid+pedals
) with a really nice big platform on the clip free side.
Personally I'd go for Time Allroad Grippers because I like the float atac pedals give you.
If you have the height allowance, I’d recommend a power rack with the dip bar add-ons to give you the flexibility to add barbell work in the future.
Couldn't agree more regarding the purchase of a rack that includes plate storage. Its more space efficient and leaves more open floor space. I have a fitness reality rack (https://www.amazon.com/FITNESS-REALITY-810XLT-800lbs-Capacity/dp/B01N4I8FOY/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1520431497&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=fitness+reality+810xlt+super+max+power+cage) with T-2 plate holders, but if I were to buy again I'd think hard about getting a titan T-3 (T-3 over a T-2 because there seems to be more accessory options). However, from personal experience, I'd have to disagree regarding getting a flat bench and a "good" bar.
Regarding the bench, do you plan on doing incline bench/flys/curls/ rows/etc? The general sentiment of this community is buy once/buy forever. If that's the case, buy a good incline bench and call it a day. Otherwise, you buy the flat bench, then buy an adjustable bench down the road, and you're trying to store both of them in your 10x10 room. I got the el cheapo fitness reality (https://www.amazon.com/Fitness-Reality-Super-Adjustable-Weight/dp/B01CR4XFIK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1520431386&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=fitness+reality) one for ~$80. It does the job, but isn't super heavy/wide. While it doesn't feel rock solid, I've had people throw up 250#s on it no problem, so for many of us it should do the job. Looking back, I would look into Titan's adjustable bench, as well as the Ethos one from Dicks. The Ethos is a little steep at $250, but is super study and heavy duty feeling.
As far as getting a "good bar" goes, why rush it? What are your numbers currently? I got the Dick's Fitness Gear 300 # set (https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/fitness-gear-300-lbolympic-weight-set-16fgeu300lbstwth7brb/16fgeu300lbstwth7brb) for ~$180. It can be had for cheaper if you sign up for their promotion emails and use a $10 or $20 off coupon. I've pulled 300#s and squatted 300#s and the bar hasn't bent yet. Yes, the knurling could be better, and it won't last a lifetime, but until my lifts are consistently over 300#s or the bar does start to bend, buying a "good' bar can wait. It does the job and I could think of several things I'd rather buy first for my home gym. Don't get me wrong, I can't wait until I'm forced to buy a new bar and can get something badass, but if you're on a budget and the 300lb weight set bar works for what you need, I wouldn't rush into getting a better bar.
At that weight basically anything you get will be ok, that said, safeties are still nice to have, so consider the value of a full rack or a half rack instead of just a squat stand. As always, Craigslist or your local alternative can be a lot better deals (and your realism about weights may mean that some of the less popular cheaper stuff will be great for you while everyone else is chasing expensive Rogue gear).
If you do want to go new, Slickdeals just pointed me towards this $250 prime shipping rack on Amazon that looks like one of the cheapest options at the moment: https://www.amazon.com/Fitness-Reality-810XLT-800lbs-Capacity/dp/B01N4I8FOY/ CamelCamelCamel is amazingly reporting it sold for < $150 a few times this year (though I dunno if that included shipping)
$400? for $200 you can get a full sized squat rack on Amazon:
I used to have one of those benches in the CL ad and on the highest setting I'd still have to do a 1/2" squat to get started with squats, plus there's no safety bars to catch if you fail and that goes for bench press too on the lack of safety.
Another hundred bucks and you've got a good quality bench:
Spend the rest on weights (admittedly you'll be just above the $400 price point but you won't be needing to spend more money on the same equipment a few years down the road) and whey and you'll be good to go.
Here you go. When it's in stock it usually runs $200.
now If you actually want a functional knife that will cut off branches without breaking, get a bk2
Ka-Bar Becker BK2 short of the mythical 'valyrian steel', this is the knife you would pick up when you see the Night King proceeding. Failed torture test.
Morakniv Companion HD Think Sweden without the girl with the dragon tattoo but a dragon waiting to shave you on a budget. Bang for the buck, come razor sharp out of the box.
No, these aren't EDC, even though you could carry them around.
(Https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002YQUP7Q/ref=cm_sw_rawd.tZKwb7YQ0GWC) [I have one similar to this and it's far more reliable.]
NINJA EDIT I suck at this... I give up.
This and This will fit.
I just purchased this and this last week, and just started using them in my home. I strap the rings to the pullup bar. I think ideally you want them to be mounted higher than that, but I think it works great for me.
Are all of these brand new?
Looks like the handgun ones have plastic wrap but wasn't sure about the long gun ones.
Amazon is selling some of these/similar products for similar pricing.
Here's a cheaper version of the AR mat.
Its actually a gun cleaning mat, but its exactly the same material as any normal mouse pad! Amazon Link Here
For that money id buy another ar15 gun cleaning mat
I went with the cheap utg. Zero problems. Perfect cowitness. What's not to like? http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003TX2BD4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1415882995&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=SX200_QL40
Citizen Eco Drive BM8180-03E
Casio G Shock atomic solar
Have an audiobook, podcast, or Netflix show that you really like but only listen to/watch when working out. I find that it helps me to go out on runs when I know it's 40 minutes I get to listen to an audiobook I'm super into.
I find that suiting up for exercise helps motivate me. Change into your workout clothes and shoes, the rest tends to follow. Also, I like walking outside because it doesn't require that I go to a gym (unless you have a treadmill at home...).
For chafing, BODY GLIDE! https://www.amazon.com/Bodyglide-Original-Anti-Chafe-Balm-Packaging/dp/B005L8YVRO
That's like the ultimate NSV. Congratulations!
For all those still suffering, Body Glide is a miracle worker. It's the only way I can wear skirts/dresses in the summer!
This shit for chafing is dope.
Not sure if you're being sarcastic, but my main pistol is loaded and locked in one of these on my nightstand. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OGNLKA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_XjJHAbN36J0ES
Takes about 3 seconds to open...
It's called a gun safe. It's always the people that don't own guns safely and lawfully that try to argue for more gun control. You shouldn't have an unsecured weapon sitting around at any time in a school or workplace.
You can get quick release safes and keep your pistol loaded in them. You press a few large lighted buttons OR bio recognition from your fingers and the safe opens up. The bio-release stuff isn't there yet though... if the batteries run low many will open for anyone.
They're a little expensive, but then, guns are as well; https://www.amazon.com/GunVault-SV500-SpeedVault-Handgun-Safe/dp/B006OGNLKA/ref=sr_1_1/142-9316893-3812044?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1518746356&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=speed+vault
Maybe there's something similar for shotguns?
Problem is, with dedication and plenty of time kids can break into them. Key is slower, but might be safer with kids.
Then again, anything can be broken into given enough time.
I have teen kids so all of mine must be locked up at night. I keep my nightstand gun in a Gun Vault SV-500 mounted to the back of my nightstand low enough to be out of sight when passing through our room. There is enough room inside to keep an extra mag or keep the flashlight mounted on the gun. It does make a bit of a clunk/thump noise when opening though.
Basic gym for $750. Rack (probably best deal around), barbell, weight (great deal right now. You could probably buy here and sell these right now for a profit on Craigslist), and maybe some rings for dips and rows.
Also checkout /r/weightroom and /r/bodybuilding for getting bigger.
I've heard good things about Desk Cycle. There's way cheaper versions of the same thing if you look around
The only thing about that particular steel is that it's carbon steel, not stainless. It will change color over time if you don't put oil on it.
Edit: some other options are this Spyderco or the Ontario RAT, if you are interested in more tactical designs.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BBPAOCW/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1466012659&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=SY200_QL40&amp;keywords=rat+knife&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=41iwkO7cboL&amp;ref=plSrch really hard to go wrong with the rat for the price it's an amazing knife and the opening is one of the best, it beats some of my knives costing 5x as much. it is my edc knife of choice.
Eh for that price I’ll get a Plano case off amazon for $75 Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch (Previous Generation) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E2217I6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8TKmDb4ZK29EY
Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch
>>On Amazon for $69.20 if you have Prime.
I'm $64 all in at midway but I can local pick up
I think this would be a better comparison with the Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch
This is the one I got. It was $99, got it with some of my tax return. It took an hour to assemble, but seems sturdy enough for me. It maxes out at 300 lbs, which I doubt I’ll reach, ever.
I keep my ID, wallet, and phone in my FlipBelt. Works great, no jostle. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JF9DWWU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Xw.lzbCYQF44D
Maybe a flipbelt?
I use a Flipbelt ( FlipBelt Black Medium https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JF9DWWU/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_G1KMub0X9HTY5) but move the phone to my front like a fanny pack. It is super low profile so my shirt covers it and nobody knows its there. It is also very snug and doesn't move around at all.
I use a FlipBelt. Holds the phone (it's just big enough to hold the N6 with a case) and looks a bit less dorky than a fanny pack.
This is what all my retail coworkers carry.
This is what I carried riding the bus for over 2 years.
Replying to my own comment with some purchasing recommendations:
2. Next level folding chair. The locking feature is sick, most comfortable camp chair I've owned.
My goto folding table. I've got a bigger 8 foot one if I'm camping with a big group but this small one is perfect for 1-4 people.
3. Highly recommend this charger. Will charge a typical iPhone like 5 times and has QC 3.0 built in (quick charge, which is a nice feature at a festival). Currently on sale for $40 if you clip the coupon, I've seen it as low as $30, they'll probably go on sale for black Friday and Christmas too.
5. Bring a box of these babies and if it gets cold, you've suddenly made like 40 friends.
6. Something like this is a good choice for makeup. In case you have to go back to camp and freshen up, the light is a nice touch.
If you straighten the arm out (and keep it straight for a week) about once a month you should be good. Also try this stuff to preserve rubber skin and keep it moisturized:
I use Kroil because I bought 2 cans when they were on sale...seems to work really well, no complaints. But same idea.
Also, I find having some silicone spray lubricant is handy to keep around. Whenever something is frictiony, I give it a spray. There might be something better than it, but it's worked well for me.
3rdly, I like to have a good plastic cleaner/conditioner. Keeps plastics looking pretty inside and out: http://www.amazon.com/303-Products-30350-Aerospace-Protectant/dp/B000XBCURW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1398726066&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=plastic+conditioner
Lastly, I use Folex for all my carpet/upholstery cleaning needs. It is amazing...Price has been going up recently though:(. I hate that I'm only 28 and I've watched the price of gas/milk/eggs/paint/engine oil/etc more than quadruple in my short life...I don't know how I'm going to handle being 50-60-70...gonna complain so much.
Have you done the previous maintenance intervals? i.e. fluid flushes (transmission, coolant, brake fluid, spark plugs)? Recommend using DOT 5.1 brake fluid, and long life coolant/trans fluid.
Not sure on the civic, but if it uses a timing chain (which it probably does) it's probably due for an adjustment. If it uses a belt you need to change that ASAP. Honda lists their belt replacement at 7 years or 110k miles, whichever comes first.
Might be a good time to replace the battery before it leaves you stranded.
For other minor things, I would:
As a fellow Steeler fan in Texas (with a Terrible Towel near my office window), I sprayed a heavy coating of this on it. Seems to be holding up just fine.
Something like this for the leather works good, use it on my car periodically. Also something like this for the plastic trim, and you're all set.
Casio and Timex both have decent digital watches in that range. For an analog, Vostoks are great looking if you don't mind that they can gain/lose alot of time in a day otherwise Timex and Seiko has some good basic stuff that you could put a metal or rubber band on if it doesn't come with it already. Outside of that if all you can spend is $100 most of what you'll find either gonna find are cool looking but flimsy pieces or decently made but basic watches. If you can up your budget even to $150 your options from Orient, Bulova, and Citizen open up a little bit.
Mid Pilot Watch
Or the Orient Mako in Black or Blue. If you choose either of these, I think it would be worth buying a leather watch strap. Here's a decent option (its $40 once you sign in)
Also try asking /r/Watches
Edit: Here's a good thread on /r/watches about watches around your budget.
It's actually on sale on Amazon right now.
It's supposed to be a good entry-level mechanical watch from a company that manufactures all their parts in-house. It's also a bit of a Submariner look-alike, but for a first watch, it's nice and affordable. Check out the reviews.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Shimano A530 Pedals. They're dual-purpose pedals meant for road bikes, with SPD pedals on one side, and a platform on the other. The catch is, obviously, that they're not dual side, so you may have to flip the pedal over to use the correct side of the pedal.
I just started going clipless, with these pedals as my first clipless pedals, and I have nothing but good things to say about them. The only catch is that I've been only cycling clipless for a week, so I have limited to experience to base my review on.
Ive been using these to great success: Shimano A530 Yet another half and half solution.
> She doesn't even use clipless pedals.
She does, based on pictures of her bike. She runs double-sided: flats on one side, Shimano SPD on the other. I run the same on my bike, but that's because it's not a dedicated racing bike.
Buy some hot hands they work miracles. I remember someone last year gave me one for my wife and I definitely made the cold bearable and they're pretty cheap for big pack maybe you can pass them out like I will be doing!!
HotHands Hand Warmers 40 Pair Value Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007ZF4OA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_vq2hAb1GVX2GY
just tape one to each finger and experience the glory.
On Amazon, there are two :
https://www.amazon.com/303-30306-Aerospace-Protectant-Furniture/dp/B000XBCURW/ref=sr_1_5? This one w/o UV Protection
And one with:
Which one do you all prefer???
The only thing I can help with is floor mats. Get WeatherTech floor mats. They fit the best and hold a ton of water/mud/whatever. Use some 303 Protectant on them and they will look brand new for a very long time.
303 protectant is also excellent for your dash and any interior plastic. It's like sunscreen for your interior and won't dry out your dash like armor all or other petroleum based protectants. Also doesn't leave a super glossy finish like armor all, that just attracts dust right after you put it on.
You don't really say where you are and what type of riding you'll be doing but here's my $0.02 on what I've done and would recommend to others.
Clipless Pedals + Shoes --> These are the newer version to what I use on my roadie, but if you want the versatility of the dual clipless or the single+flat on the other side, you can do that. Or you can go with full-road-cleated pedals, of course. For the shoes, try some out at a store, the internet hasn't replaced this step.
Saddle bag -- I err.. duct taped a tube to my seatpost and carry the rest of my crap in my jersey pockets.
Water bottle -- If you ride in extreme weather, consider an insulated bottle, it's sooo nice to fill with iced water and have cool water to dring on 100F+ days
Pump -- I have one that came with a bracket to bolt under the water cages, maybe look for one like it (can't remember the brand of mine)
??? (I have no idea what else I will need) -- you'll need/want:
your price is just about right for shoes + pedals. Most new bikes dont come with a pedal so unless you know otherwise about the bike you are getting you will probably need to purchase a pedal and if you are purchasing pedals you might as well purchase shoes :] right? if you give a cyclist a bike, hell want pedals, if you give him pedals, hell want shoes... :P Also im a big fan of just splurging on what you can and enjoying the full package. This is all dependent though on your budget.
this is the pedal i ride on my commuter. its a good dual duty pedal and the platform feels solid. Its a bit bulky so i dont ride it on my nice bike but if your planning on clipping in only sometimes i would suggest this one. If you are planning on riding clipped a majority then i would suggest a pedal without the platform.
Here are the differences in clips. (i think they are called the cleat but i am going to continue calling them the clips)
road clip shoes notice these have 3 holes where you screw the clip into the shoe in a triangular pattern.
spd clip on shoe
notice the spd clip is smaller and recessed. This makes the shoe feel more like a normal shoe and you dont notice the clip as much
road v spd, road on left
road v spd clips and pedals
As a late disclaimer, I have never used road clips but this is the information i gathered in the process of purchasing. Road clipped shoes also usually have a stiffer sole, i believe.
As far as your question goes. I cant imagine long rides anymore without being clipped into the bike. You feel and are more attached to your machine. Your pedaling will most likely be more fluid, you can pull the pedals on the upstroke, your feet wont pop off the pedals on hard shifts letting you pedal through the shifts (something i couldnt do so well without clipless), and you have to learn to trust your bike because your stuck in it :]
That said, I did ride without clipless shoes for quite a while and didnt have any problems but if you asked me to go back now i wouldnt do it. I think if you cant swing a set of shoes and pedals right now, you wouldnt die because of it, but i would suggest investing in them if you are looking to be more serious about riding.
I hope this helps your decision and doesnt make things even more confusing :P
heres my setup for reference.
if your not sure how to use them. You slide the front of the clip in and then start pedaling and push the back of the clip in and it will click in. To get out you twist your ankle away from the bike and the clip will pop out. After i get my pedals i always loosen the spring on the pedal to the loosest setting, then tighten to preference. Looser settings will allow you to still twist your foot side to side while clipped in. Also i think spd clips will give you more side to side play than a road clip.
EDIT: i changes the road clip picture, it was a bit confusing before
Ka-Bar Becker BK2
Depending how big of a knife you want
If you really want a monster sized knife, sure. But I'd definitely get the carbon steel version that some others have suggested as well. It sounds like their quality isn't too bad.
However, I don't know if I'd really want to take something that huge hiking. Maybe SHTF-type hiking I suppose.
A couple of knives that I'd think would be similar priced or less (and have proven reputations) and would slightly more practically fall into the "only 1" category:
Good luck regardless!
Honestly Id go fixed blade and I'd get something decently sized, ive been looking at the Becker BK2 (you can find this for $50 a few other places)
Reason why is that its alot easier to work with wood, fixed blades are going to be alot stronger then any folding knife, its just all around going to be better for most situations.
Things to look for in a knife, well to start with you have to think about what you may use it for, is it a survival knife are you going to have to use it to work with wood, make fires, or maybe pitch up a shelter? Maybe just for cutting bandages, moleskin? Prepping food?
Alot of people will argue about the type of steel, stainless is supposed to be harder to sharpen but honestly its a some metal with a sharp edge pretty much anything will do, just watch out for the $5 wall mart knives, reading a few reviews will help.
Don't buy a kbar or something like that, anything that comes to a very sharp point is used for stabbing people, not for cutting stuff and I hope you dont plan on doing alot of that.
How thick the knife is, thicker blades tend to be better for prying or hacking stuff, but they will be heavier too.
Watch out for how the blade attaches to the handle, alot of knives skimp out on the steel and the blade is kind of just glued on or lightly bolted on and it makes them really flimsy. I know with the kbar the steel for the blade goes all the way back and the handle is bolted on to the steel for the blade, most non-cheap knives should be like this.
Blade length, longer blades will be better for hacking/chopping think mechette, but it will be more difficult to use them to cut smaller things like moleskin, bandages, or doing food prep.
well that's a few things to look at someone else suggested a SOG seal pup that's a good knife as well something else to look at. I probably wouldn't spend more then maybe $60-70 and avoid anything super cheap.
here you go brother. i hope you enjoy it as much as i do
The exact one.
Search "TekMat" on Amazon for a ton and pick your favorite gun.
A lot of people like to use them as mousepads because they're pretty much the same as the cloth gaming mousepads, but you get more area for cheaper.
> Tek Mat
Has anyone here ever used a gun cleaning mat as a mousepad? Considering they are just as big and about half the price of a "gaming" extended mousepad.
What I was thinking
You might not like my answer but the cheap UTG .83" on Amazon for like $8 has done everything I could ask of it. If name brands don't bother you too much it's worth a shot.
Edit: I lied, it was $7. For that much what's the harm in trying.
get a riser to bring it to a height of a decent cheekweld. something like this
Maybe a Casio EF-503D? In your price range, it has to be quartz.
Yeah, I ended up buying Body Glide because it got so bad.
My retail job walking around for 8 hours was murder on my inner thighs.
I've heard good things about this product. It's an anti-chafing swipe-on stick. It kinda looks like deodorant!
They actually make lube for legs! My husband has a problem with chafing, so I ordered him this recently, and he said it works well:
I know you say you don't have a lot of room and this assumes you don't need to move equipment out of way when not in use but the squat towers with a bench under them would likely be exact same footprint as a power cage like this:
And a cage will offer more safety and flexibility with lifts.
You can even buy them on Amazon for $500! https://www.amazon.com/Electric-long-range-Fold-n-Carry-Ultra-Lightweight-electric/dp/B076KKX4BC
They look like this
You download an app and it's like 15 cents mile or something. But they are everywhere downtown. Thousands littered all on sidewalks. It's crazy.
Not sure if this is the one you’re looking for but when it was in stock I think it was like $600?
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-Range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B076KKX4BC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fssVCbX0HVC6V
I'm guessing you're in the US since you're referencing FFR. What's your current scooter? I don't normally join circlejerks, but the Xiaomi M365 is a pretty good value and it's below your budget at $379 right now on Amazon. Pneumatic tires will provide better grip and ride quality than solid tires, and if you keep the pressure up high enough (depends on your weight, but around 50 PSI), flats are not that big of an issue. The stem wobble is also better in recently produced units, and if it ever gets bad you can buy cheap rubber dampers to tighten it back up.
Just buy one...pretty cheap and same model they use.
i love rigging random hanging items from my basement ceiling. I am a rock climber and train ninja warrior obstacles so I like to hang all types of stuff.
My favorite way is to create loops with 1" tubular webbing (climbing stuff not hobby). You can buy rolls of one inch webbing for pretty cheap.
Then cut to size and use a water knot to make a loop out of the webbing. I loop it around the rafter on my ceiling and I clip a beaner or any thing else to the webbing and it supports a ton of weight. You can easy move it if you want. Or i just have slowly made a ton of loops around the basement so it is easy to create different courses or routes.
With your pullup bar you can drill holes in the end of the bar and bolt on eye loops. Then create two loops of webbing over the rafters in the garage and hook up the bar.
In my opinion a swinging pull up bar is not fun and personally i would want it fixed with no swing on it. gymnastics rings are a better option for pullups with movement.
These Nayoya ones are great. They come with the rings and easily adjustable webbing. pretty cheap and if you can work pull ups, muscle ups, dips and all kinds of bodyweight exercises. rings are the shit.
I don't have that model, but do have the Desk Cycle. I keep it under my desk at work and try to use it a few times a week. It is completely silent and except for my knees bobbing up and down, no one would realize I am using it. You can set the resistance and get a pretty good workout on it. It is on the pricier side but I enjoy using it and it helps me concentrate.
I use one of these at home (I don't have enough legroom at work to not utterly pulverize my kneecaps on my desk). It's nearly silent, and has adjustable resistances, the higher end of which are pretty freakin' solid. It's also one of the lowest-to-the-ground models out there, IIRC.
Here are my personal essentials.
Also, you're going to want a sharpening system that works for you in the long run. I personally use the Spyderco Sharpmaker But there are tons of good sharpening options out there.
P.S: You're going to get a lot of people hating on your Gerbers most likely, that's because they're honestly not worth it in the long run. They use very low quality steel for the price and they don't have the best quality control. I'm not saying your Gerbers are trash or anything. But they definitely won't last very long. Just about all of the knives I listed will last you a lifetime if you treat them right, and oil/sharpen them correctly.
Well, first, congratulations on becoming a LEO. I am not one myself, but I have had a few convos with them and I'm going to start by giving you a couple of things to consider. The first one is, this knife will be a tool, right? A tool is used for all sorts of tasks, some it wasn't intended for like prying, scraping, or breaching/otherwise opening something that wouldn't the best tool for the job. One LEO I spoke with mentioned having to use his knife to do some limited demolition to a couple of walls in a trailer to find drugs. Stabbing through sheet rock, hitting studs, and nails and shit like that. I might suggest having a small pry bar as, you know, your tool that rides with at least, maybe find a belt pouch or way to carry it on your person. Better to have and not need than need and not have on this. Another thing, you might consider starting off with a more affordable knife, a beater. There are several reasons - tools you have on the job can be damaged or lost, and with a cheap beater you won't cry when that happens, you may need to hand it over as evidence in an investigation (used in self defense, etc.) and handing over your favorite knife can be painful even if you do eventually have it returned to you, you will already know about how LEOs and lawyers are not your best friends and having a big ol' scary knife may raise an eyebrow or two even in your position, and FINALLY there's the fact that you may be required to loan your knife out or use it in such a way that would ruin it. Any time you loan a tool out, it's great to expect to be returned in the same condition, but it's not always the case. Additionally, you may find you need it for an emergency, like in a vehicle fire or such a thing, mostly I'm imagining fire-related emergencies. A lot of knives are made with plastic scales which will melt all to shit but is technically still able to be used. This is unlikely, I know, but you're more likely to be there than me, so it is what it is.
After all that, I do have some recommendations!
Kershaw Clash - currently listed at ~$22, it's a fair knife for the money. It's spring assisted opening, a little larger both in size as well as handling (bad for finer cutting manipulation) but would be a great knife to get started with and treat as a beater. Would also serve as entry level EDC and would get you a lot of quick handling experience for the type of knife you'd actually want to get!
Kershaw Blur is a really well known knife by the knife community, combining quite a few really nice points at once. Currently listed at ~$58 (this model), this is also a great knife for someone looking for an all arounder. The blade steel is a little better than the Clash and several other offers from the cheaper side of knives, the scales are really comfortable for medium to large hands, and it doesn't break the bank. In my personal opinion it's probably one of if not the best knife for the money.
Kizer Vanguard is a different blade shape than the previous two, a much more classic style with a drop point. Currently this is on sale for ~$44 and this knife has a variety of handle colors available, which I think is neat. Based on my EDC use, it seems to be quite nice!
CRKT M21-12G has a few variations available with a similar size offered there as well as plain edge versus serrations. Personally I find serrations difficult to sharpen so I avoid them on my knives, but your mileage may vary. This knife is currently ~$46 and is worth it. This is a thicc chunk of steel with a thiccer handle even though the steel liners are milled out. Having taken it apart and put it back together a few times, I find this knife very easy to clean and service.
Ontario Knife Company Rat-1 is no frills and a solid knife. This is currently selling for ~$22 and is worth every penny. There's a few different models with the price varying quite a bit but overall it's below $40. This knife is a large chunk of metal with the scales and thick plastic liners too. However, there are etsy shops that make more custom liners that might be less chunky. Will likely cost more than you paid for the knife, but eh, whatever. This will be harder to lose, I think, since it's so large.
I hope one or more of these suggestions is helpful!
If you don't like the size, the RAT 1 is slightly bigger.
The Tinker is a great knife. If you were so inclined, you could get a Tinker and an Ontario RAT 2 and strill be under your $50.00 budget. The RAT series is an excellent choice (I have a RAT 1 and have given many away as gifts). I didn't mention it earlier, as you had already done some narrowing on your suggested knives. Any way you go with your eventual purchase, I think you'll be satisfied, as you've picked out some very good EDC knives to choose from.
The CRKT Drifter [Stainless Steel Handle] [G10 Handle] is a good choice, like the poster above suggests. The Ontario RAT-II and Kershaw Clash are other great options.
Waht type of budget are you looking at?
There isn't much that goes into cleaning airsoft guns. A cleaning rod, some microfiber cloths, and a bit of rubbing alcohol is all it really takes for an AEG. For GBBs (I assume his G19 will be GBB) he might need a valve key to disassmeble the mags.
Maybe a gun rack or gun case
Patches are always a good gift
Comfy socks, like Darn Tough, are awesome.
If he uses midcap mags (No winding wheel on the bottom) he might like an Odin Sidewinder. It's an amazing speedloader. They've announced an updated version but I don't know when it's coming out. If he already has a Sidewinder there's a sound dampening thingy for it.
Edit: On a $250 budget you can get him some nice stuff:
Vortex Crossfire II 1-4x24 scope is an incredible scope. I know I'd be ecstatic to get one if I didn't already have one.
Salomon boots are awesome boots. Peoples feet can vary a lot so boots might not be a great gift but Amazon does have a good return policy
A Dye i5
or i4 are great masks. Again, preferences may vary. He might prefer goggles and separate lower face protection.
This might sound stupid and isn't really airsoft related, but I got a label maker and it's been awesome.
CAP Barbell Power Rack Exercise Stand, Multiple Colors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HYQP72O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_I-KnDbTVMZW7B
$100, easy goal. I have this one, concrete anchored to the floor, can do pull ups and swing on it all day. 230lbs, good for 300lbs
Grabbed a flip belt a few months back, works well for whatever I want. Max width of stuff I store in it is my galaxy s5 phone.
I have one its called flipbelt its amazing
It goes snug around your waist and the pocket can only be accessed by flipping it insideout. And it has a clip to attach keys to. Had one for all of TomorrowWorld last year and it was awesome.
I use a flipbelt.
I use it a lot at work for my dexcom when my work pants don't have pockets. It can also hold a cellphone.
Have you looked at a Flipbelt Or even a fanny pack?
It fits pretty well in my FlipBelt even with a (pretty thin) case.
In my experience they're all a bit "pinchy" if you want them tight. I end up with marks on the arm I wear it on! Alternatively try a small running belt like a SpiBelt or a FlipBelt . I personally use a SpiBelt as it's smaller and I can access the phone easily when I need to but see what works for you.
Consider something like this for next to the bed. And just don't let your child know the combo. But seriously you don't want to unload and reload your gun that much, that's twice a day every day so far. It's not good for the ammo, and you run a higher risk of an ND loading and unloading that often than you do just storing it loaded
I gotchu fam.
Thanks which set of rings would you recommend I get https://www.amazon.com/Nayoya-Gymnastic-Strength-Crossfit-Training/dp/B009RA6C1K/ref=sr_1_2?s=sports-and-fitness&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1487531968&amp;sr=1-2&amp;keywords=wooden+rings+gymnastics
If you have a door frame you can buy a pull up bar. No need to mount or anything, it just hinges on the door frame.
And then you can buy rings and attach them to that pull up bar.
And now you can do all kinds of pull ups and push ups.
Man TRX sucks. They are really shitty. You can't use it for dips and its too difficult to set up for chin ups.
Use Gymnast rings. these can support 2000lbs and are easily adjustable. Shit is good yo
Here’s what I would recommend for starting home training balancing cost and utility. Obviously, if you afford all of it and have the space, just do that.
1-pullup bar or rings
3-dumbbells (shop for used, if possible, if space is tight try these)
4-adjustable bench (same, used benches go for as low as $30)
5-barbell set (time to start deadlifting)
6-power rack (don’t go cheap here)
/r/EatCheapAndHealthy is great.
When I wanted to put on weight it was 3-6 eggs, toast and a juice or a protein shake each day for breakfast, turkey sandwich for lunch, fruit and nuts throughout the day, and either two chicken breasts or whatever I felt like for dinner. Didn't plan on it being "health food," but that's more or less how it turned out. Once your main diet shifts to natural foods the shit becomes less appealing.
Bodyweight workouts can do a lot more than you might think, as well. Get a set of gymnastic rings if you can, they make any bodyweight workout dramatically harder and more productive by forcing many more muscles to work in order to maintain balance and form. The set I got served me well for a time, but shop around. Use them for pushups, pull ups, dips, anything. Get creative with them. Invent your own exercises.
Just get a pair of regular rings for half the price. You can use these for all the exercises you need, I would imagine it's a bit more akward trying to do muscle ups on those freestyle trainers you posted.
Are you in search of gymnastic rings friend? I have a pair I just picked up to practice muscle up transitions at home, but turns out the day they arrived I magically was able to bang out like 8 ring MU's at my box for the first time. If you pay for shipping you can have them.
It's probably this.
Sworkit is an app that will put together a routine (cardio, stretching, or strength). You choose the type and how long, as little as 5 min, and then it guides you through. I find it super helpful to wander off to a less-populated corner of the office and do a short stretch routine.
If you mean something you can do at your desk, maybe one of those desk pedaler things? I think they look awfully silly but I'd really love to have one anyway.
What about desk pedals?
This is the one I have. I believe there's a newer version out but I'm not sure what the difference is.
I have that same clone and it definitely is pretty solid. But, my contender for best $20 (give or take 3 bucks) knife is still the Rat 2
I own one of these and it's a pretty good knife for EDC. One handed open & close, nice fit in the hand. Only potential drawback would be performance if it gets wet, which i haven't had to worry about yet.
You can't go wrong for the price with an Ontario Rat.
Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E2217I6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_0-7uxb1KD4ERF
I have this one. It is perfect and is much cheaper. I primarily leave this case in the car/trunk and put the board in there while doing local commuting. This case is likely an oversize item when boarding planes. So check in fee + oversize fee. Haven't tried tho
If you dont have a gun case you should probably buy one if thats what you are talking about.
Id suggest a Plano 42in if your a cheap bastid: http://www.amazon.com/Plano-Weather-Tactical-Case-42-Inch/dp/B00E2217I6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1462998489&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=plano+42
or a Pelican 1750 if you like your cases with caviar: http://www.amazon.com/PELICAN-1750-000-110-Long-Rifle-Case/dp/B000AOMA1S/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1462998488&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=pelican+1750
The only gun upgrade you should do right now is a sling, grab a romy sling off k-var, and learn how to use it. Slings are awesome.
check this case out, also you might want to check Uline.com, find boxes with 275 test strength.
Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case (42 inches) for $68.67 USD (Prime eligible too!).
I use the 36 inch case for my gun (out of date picture) and I'm able to put in my M4 + 8 magazines, USP Compact + 4 Magazines, Battery box + 2 lipo batteries, sling, and a Stockless M3 trishot shotgun + 7 shells. With the 42 inch case, you'll be able to fit all that and then some.
I use Plano Gun Cases for everything. I used to carry my M60 in them fine when I had it
Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch
-Sig Romeo C4 Optic
-SB Tactical brace
Try one of these - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E2217I6
Solid enough to get past TSA and cheaper than Pelican.
Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch, it's the poor man's Pelican case
I use this rifle case. The board fits if you take the bottom foam out and leave the egg crate foam that lines the top.
Impossible to steal when using this case because it will come out at most airports with the oversize baggage: skis, golf clubs, etc. Oversize baggage comes out last; after all bags reach the carousel.
At some airports they take it to the baggage customer service representative where they require ID since they assume it's a firearm and they're not going to just let anyone have it.
Do you know the model of the case? I was thinking about picking up this one
Amazon has a very affordable pluck and pull foam case. There’s YouTube videos that show how you can plastidip the foam pieces to extend the life of the case but for $70 as opposed to $250+ I can replace it 3-4 times and get a long life out of them.
You don't need much.
I built my home gym for maybe $600~ and I run a 6 day PPL routine. My numbers aren't anything insane, so I didn't go all out on rogue/big name brand equipment.
Bench $150~ (http://www.amazon.com/Bowflex-SelectTech-3-1-Adjustable-Bench/dp/B015EPG6OO)
Rack $100-$300 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HYQP72O/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687642&amp;pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&amp;pf_rd_t=201&amp;pf_rd_i=B00KIOPGE8&amp;pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_r=0HGG2ZX0QXEJ4DWW9FFA)
Barbell + Weights $200+ - Check craigslist first, otherwise you can find some killer deals online. (http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10793623) - Everybody is going to suggest getting an olympic bar, but if money is tight and you're a novice lifter, there's nothing wrong with going standard. Just remember that, once you do break out of the novice category, for safety reasons, Olympic is eventually the way to go.
Dumbbells - I literally bought the $20 dumbbell set from wal-mart that's adjustable, and I just swap standard plates on it. I go up to 50lbs with no problems on each db.
Over time you can add other things, such as a dip bar. I bought one for $90 on Amazon.
If you want to do pulldowns, check out this: http://www.roguefitness.com/spud-inc-econo-tricep-and-lat-pulley
Remember, you don't need any crazy equipment or anything, and most of the cheap stuff will get you started until you start lifting REALLY heavy. At the end of the day, weights are weights.
A lot of people like to talk down about cheaper equipment, especially bowflex equipment (such as the bench I linked), but unless you're pushing a 300lb bench press, or squatting over 300lbs, this is going to be fine. No need to break the bank on a $300 bench or $600 rogue fitness rack right off the bat.
If your budget is even more limited, get a bench, adjustable dumbbells, and additional weights. Throw in a pull-up bar you can put in a door frame for pull-ups, chin-ups, and knee raises. That's a decent start.
I just replaced my stamina power tower with this because it is a lot better for rings work. Really like it so far.
Imo I would look into the Cap squat stand thats one piece over these 2 piece.
That's just me tho.
"Reasonably priced" is..well..relative. I love Rogue products and I respect their American-made ethos greatly and I love how flexible all of their systems are, but you are paying for all of that. You can't get a squat rack under $345 from them (S-1). And, per context of this conversation, that doesn't have the pullup bar; you have to go to the S-2 at $425. Don't get me wrong, that rack is fucking tough, but the price is too.
If you pay less you will get less, but you might not need something as bomb-proof as Rogue.
Here is an off brand on Amazon at $89 dollars. It's all relative...
Cap Barbell Power Rack Exercise Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HYQP72O/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_SgBNwbQKHXGZS
I have this and like it a lot so far - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HYQP72O/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1483314104&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&amp;keywords=cap+power+rack&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=3113gN-sZXL&amp;ref=plSrch
It looks like a regular work out rack for doing squats. I imagine you can find one just about any place that sells work out equipment. Here's one right off Amazon.
if you have room in your house for it, I got one of these it is awesome! I use it for gymnastic rings also
I got this from amazon and they are very steady with the rings. I have had no issues doing the RR on them.
EDIT: Updating answer to help out OP with an alternative.
OP, you can try out rows with towel and a door similar to this till you gain the strength to do the rows with your body directly below the bar.
You could, theoretically, rest a bar on the squat rack of this power tower: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HYQP72O?redirect=true&amp;ref_=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza. The squat rack goes "low enough to do bench press" which should be low enough to do rows. The only risk, of course, would be that the bar rolls off the rack while you're doing rows -- but the rack looks pretty deep so that shouldn't be a problem.
I believe Cap has a cheap squat stand that would do the job! It has a pull up bar included but you wouldn’t be able to do dips
I've been using the FlipBelt and the water bottle that fits it.
Really happy with that combo.
Agree with this, except I use a flipbelt, https://www.amazon.com/FlipBelt-Level-Terrain-Waist-Medium/dp/B00JF9DWWU/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=flipbelt&qid=1574397837&s=apparel&sr=8-1.
I have an iphone X and when I put it in my running belt I can't feel it at all. Rather than buying a new phone why not look into a running belt. I have this one: https://www.amazon.com/Flipbelt-Classic-Premium-Running-Medium/dp/B00JF9DWWU .
I actually gave up on arm bands for running with the XL. I now use a flip belt Link
I think I got this tip from someone else in this sub, but I love my Flip Belt I don't really even notice it's there and it holds my phone steady.
Kershaw Camp. Great kukri style blade on a budget that performs excellently.
Kershaw Cryo. Hinderer design for a cheap price! Small blade, but feels big in the hand. The Cryo 2, the larger version, will be coming out soon.
Moras. 1095 carbon steel, strong and used to do a lot of good things in the woods. Very tough, very sharp, very cheap.
At higher prices, the BK2
And of course, the tried and true classic Kabar
A few to get you started, though, with knives, you generally get what you pay for. Generally, you'll want to figure out exactly what you want in knives, especially in how you use them to find the best deals and blades.
Collecting knives is an expensive habit that ends up going into 500 dollars knives and 1k customs. ;) Budget and collecting don't mix!
It's definitely enough for a nice knife, though you might want to go a bit higher for a great knife. The KaBar BK2 is actually designed with things like batoning (hammering the knife through wood as a kind of faux hatchet using another piece of wood against the blade of the knife as the hammer itself) or chopping. It's a bit over $60, currently available for $69 to be precise, but as long as you don't flat out abuse it (prying heavy things, for example) it'll serve you well and quite possibly for the rest of your natural life.
At a lower price, you can get the Condor Bushlore, which at $35 is a perfectly valid choice that will serve you well indeed.
For an even lower price yet, the Mora Heavy Companion is from one of those few cheaper knife companies that does incredible work. I wouldn't baton with it, honestly, but even if you did it'd probably hold up just fine.
At a more expensive range, the Ontario Rat-5 is an amazing bushcraft knife. The Fallkniven Pilot Survival Knife is also an amazing knife. The Benchmade Bone Collector is spectacular knife made in D2 tool steel, one of the better steels available at that price. Another amazing knife is the Spyderco Bushcraft made in O1 tool steel. Finally, the Benchmade 162 is a pretty amazing knife.
One thing you'll notice about all of these knives with the exception of the Pilot Survival knife and the BM 162 is that they're all carbon steel knives. Carbon steel is a lot tougher than stainless (with a few very, very rare exceptions I'd never trust a long knife to be stainless steel) with the trade off of being a lot more of a hassle to take care of, since it needs to be regularly cleaned and oiled.
If you want a fire starter, carry a magnesium fire starter. With the carbon steel knives, you can probably strike it against the back of the blade to create the sparks you'll want and if not (like with some of the coated ones) you'll be carrying the striker anyway.
For sharpening, you'll want to get a decent sharpening setup and start stropping. A couple of easy sharpening systems would be the superior Spyderco Sharpermaker (usually available on Amazon around the $50 mark) or the Lansky Sharpening system which while cheaper isn't as good. You could take the time to learn how to free hand it, but most casual users don't care that much because it takes a long time to get proficient at freehand sharpening. Stropping is running the blade against something like smooth leather (usually smooth leather, actually) to remove burrs along the blade of a knife made by use and sharpening and the restore a blade to a better edge without removing metal. Stropping allows for a level of sharpness unachievable by sharpening alone and extends a knife's lifetime by allowing sharpness to be achieved for longer without removing metal from the blade. To learn how to strop, watch videos on YouTube or check out guides from the sidebar of /r/knives.
Finally, if you want a whistle, just carry a whistle. If you want a mirror for signaling, carry a small signaling mirror or mirror polish the knife you buy (a process where you sand the blade with increasing grit level sandpaper until it shines like the sun and you can see yourself in the blade).
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.
It really depends on what you want, size/price/use. Are you using it for wood processing or just general light use? Are you looking to spend under say $100? If you want something that can take anything you throw at it for a decent price check out this http://www.amazon.com/Ka-Bar-Becker-BK2-Campanion-Fixed/dp/B001N1DPDE/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=IR4DJ93EW5I7A&colid=3DVWN7LG1J27P
Here's a few:
Becker BK-2 carbon steel, decently sized though maybe big by your definition. This knife will take anything you throw at it, comes with a sheath.
The ESEE Izula is also pretty popular around here, definitely a lot smaller.
Can we get specifics on:
These will help us figure out what would be ideal.
BK2 is a similar size and use, but with a better reputation for quality.
For $50, you can get a good knife from Glock, and that would leave you with enough money to get another one if you wanted.
YOu could also go with the Becker BK2
I also have good experiences with this
Though this may be a little smaller than what you're looking for, my favorite fixed blade right now is the Dajo Survivor
If I was facing the end of the world and had to have an absolutely bomb-proof knife for under $70, I'd choose the Becker BK-2 and never, ever look back. Thing's a dang tank.
so BK2 or BK7?
Anyone have experience between the two? For camping I want a big ass knife that can take a beating, and both look like they can do that. I have a kabar USMC. Do I need to buy another knife?
Well it depends how creative you want to be.
When I lived with my parents (still do) they have these rafters outside which are perfect for doing pull-ups and pushups on. I have adjustable straps to change the height (which should come with most).
When I used to lifeguard I would just hang them on a nearby tree during our mandatory PT break.
When I was in college I would just no shame hang them at the gym in between the pully tower with rows / tricep extensions at the end.
Right now My garage door has an extra half foot on the outside of it and I hang it on my Pull-Up bar on the metal bar that crossed the U kinda further away from the door sill so you don’t bump into the doorsill. And right now it’s perfect for me, my knees miss the floor by a few inches and I can do L sit pull ups fine. As in with enough slack to let the rings rotate without pressure from the rope.
If you’re looking to do pushups with it you should easily be able to hang it on your pullup bar. I’d suggest the chin up section of it so you don’t bump into the door and so the straps don’t move sideways, with your feet elevated on like a chair and the straps at the same height or below for that upper chest activation.
You should have enough room for dips with bent knees with that setup which is a nice step up from push ups.
Even the kind you don't have to screw in can damage your door frame. If you're really worried about it, you could try a pull-up stand like this.
That being said, I have this pull-up bar and it works for me and hasn't damaged my door frames yet.
This one has worked really well for me. It lets you get a much wider grip than most doorway bars because it doesn't constrain you to the width of the doorway.
My journey so far is:
I moved into Asylum from there. My impressions after two weeks is that it's insanely hard. Jumping into the Asylum feels like the difference between month 1 and month 2 of Insanity, given how I came to it. BUT! It's a lot more fun. I never once forget that I am in the middle of an Insanity workout during an Insanity workout. But it never fails that I forget that I'm working out during an Asylum workout because I'm actually having fun.
Of all the workouts I've done, Asylum Vol. 1 is at once the hardest and most fun. Rock on.
This is the same as BeachBody's pull-up bar, and far cheaper. You'll want dumbbells, any kind will do; just go for lighter weights. I hurt my wrist recently doing the Strength routine, so be careful. The exercises are very crossfit, and you can hurt yourself if your core isn't in great shape.
Rock on! Enjoy it. :)
It's this pullup bar
I assembled it, don't have the box, but honestly just never got around to using it since I was rock climbing. I can post pictures of the weights when I get a chance. They're just your standard hexagonal grey weights, no padding. The 10lb ones are padded with sort of a silicone wrap all the way around.
yeah they're great, provided it fits on your door it'll leave scuff marks/ slight indents at worse. I got this one on amazon; it's got much wider grips than they usually do, and it's been awesome so far. much better quality than the usual iron gym one.
There are pullup bars that go on top of doorframes like this one, maybe you can find one and settle the bar issue. As for bands/rings, I bought 2 lashing straps so I could do rows. I just put them around my pull up bar so that the bottom part of the loop is at arm's length when I'm lying on the floor.
It's a TekMat and they're pretty neat.
They make a bunch of different ones too.
Here you go.
Amazon. TekMat 12-Inch X 36-Inch Long Gun Cleaning Mat https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0036N474S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_N8LZSTMdkKIdZ
for the lazy
Your wallpapers made me think of this series of gun cleaning mats, which someone here was using one for their setups: https://www.amazon.com/Tekmat-AR-15-Black-Long-36-AR15-BK/dp/B0036N474S
also won't move around the way small mouse pads do. I have a Medium Razer Goliathus and that stupid thing keep slipping around cuz it doesn't have enough friction with the table. I'm going to look into getting one of these bigass mousepads. I think for the price this is the best bet as it seems many many people use it.
UTG Medium riser from Amazon did the trick for mine fyi. Fit good, solid as well.
You can also get a utg med riser off amazon for around $8. Those will cowitness with these on AR
link for lazy
I have it on this. It makes it line up fairly well with the irons when I flip them up. https://www.amazon.com/UTG-Med-pro-Compact-Riser-Mount/dp/B003TX2BD4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1523297531
Great little red dot, stands up to .458 Socom recoil. I have them on a bunch of stuff.
Edit: UTG medium riser
Agreed, I have this mount, and it co-witnesses the TRS with the iron sights wonderfully. It hasn't moved since I installed it either.
Since you bought Bushnells I'm guessing you're buying on a budget, but this is a pretty good budget riser for a lower 1/3 co-witness.
Or if you want an absolute co-witness...
The fieldsport optics are fine for airsoft guns. You might need a scope riser, such as this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TX2BD4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_GA4CzbYGN0JKP
Don't know what you mean by you think the front sight will protect the sight.
Edit, oh you mean from bbs. Sure theres a chance but it's a 15 dollar sight.
ProTip: Google "Best [Classic Watch Name] Homage" and you're sure to find a thread or ten on PMWF or Watchuseek. Sometimes there are a bit old and the stock is gone, but here's a few I pulled out of a WUS thread.
There's a Citizen AN5120-53E that's discontinued (I think) that's really the closest to a straight copy I've seen. If you can find one used or old-stock...
For sale is this discontinued Casio EF-503D-1AV. Great little speedmastard. $75 shipped within USA.
I am new to the watch & reddit game. Read posts on reddit and went out and got the Casio EF503D-1AV for $39.99 (Super deal somehow, thanks camelcamelcamel) + Croc strap $12.71 &amp; the MDV106-1AV for $40.99 with the NATO strap for $5.95. Two watches and two straps for $99.64. I love them both. The straps are from Clockwork Synergy straps using a 15% coupon. Thanks for the help.
Well, if it's a bracelet you're looking for...
Speedmaster inspired Casio Edifice.
Casio makes a very reasonable homage.
What you want is called a chronograph, which at least in the world of analog watches means a stopwatch right on the main dial, with a dedicated button to start and stop. Such a watch should fill your "quick access" requirement just fine.
Cheapest would probably be the Casio Edifice (example one two three) line of quartz chronos, but there are others, e.g. Timex Fly-Back (another [in white] (http://www.amazon.com/Timex-Intelligent-Fly-Back-Chronograph-Leather/dp/B0053EXKVE/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1368595494&amp;sr=8-13&amp;keywords=quartz+chrono) ) There are may other brands like Pulsar, Citizen, Festina or Bulova who offer cheap quartz chronos; even some Seikos go for under $150.
Now of course if you need more features from your stop watch, like multiple timers or lap-times you'll have to look into digital sports watches, there are also plenty of them around (g-Shock is recommended most of the time). Here I's recommend trying them out in a store because usually you won't find the description on how to access the timers on the web easily.
Check warehouse deals. It's 37.99 there ([http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B003URWNOG?shipPromoFilter=1])
Casio makes a similar watch under $100
Nice watch! I found the black dial version too if anyone is interested.
Going from cold water to warm water is tough, and chafing will be your mortal enemy, especially if you're spending all day in the water for an extended period of time. Watch any part of you that is making contact with the board, indirect or direct.
I'd definitely wear something that is package-hugging underneath your board shorts. I've used compression shorts, others I know have done a speedo. This is close to necessary and you will almost certainly wreck your entire unit within a single long session if you don't.
Your chest and even your knee pits (if you're on a wide board) can also get wrecked more easily than you'd expect.
I wore a rashguard and also put this on every session in problem spots: http://www.amazon.com/BodyGlide-BGCB-Bodyglide-Original-Anti-Chafe/dp/B005L8YVRO
Also, you'll probably need to put your leash on tighter than you're used to, since you no longer have a wetsuit keeping you safe from it jiggling around.
That's what my wife used for jogging in hot weather.
BodyGlide is great for preventing the rash.
Body Glide! Body Glide all the things that touch other things.
Chafing is a real threat and can ruin your race. Nips, thighs etc.
I use this. I first got it for running, but found it is perfect for walking a course as well.
To clarify, I was planning on getting a quick access safe like this one. Would I still need a holster in there? seems like an added barrier between me and my gun when I need it.
I have this one:
I love it. The light is enough to put on my shoes by, it has a key backup, it has never failed me and I have not replaced the battery in the two years of constant usage.
Something like this GunVault safe could have saved that boy's life while still keeping the gun readily accessable to the parents:
To the gunowners out there, keep your guns locked up. A kid's life is worth the <$120 investment.
If you get a handgun, grab one of these:
I have one of these screwed to the wall between my bedside table and bed and it works very well.
I like ones like this: https://www.amazon.com/GunVault-SV500-SpeedVault-Handgun-Safe/dp/B006OGNLKA
When your kid starts getting into his teens, it's a good idea to teach him some gun safety and how to respect the firearm.
Get a safe. Put it in a hidden spot, like closet under pile of underwear. and secure it to wall stud using 3" screws.
Gunvault has some decent options
I have a small pepper spray that I take with me. Had to use it yesterday morning as this chihuahua mix had already made several passes at me. Stopped him real quick. I've used it on another occasion on two pitbulls (great breed, but these had asshole owners). A three second spray also sent them home packing. I use this pepper spray.
From L-R, T-B
(not at school carry)
One more time:
Knives are not good for self-defense
Get pepper spray
Or a gun
Pepper spray is cheap:
SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Compact Size with Clip (Max Protection - 35 shots, up to 5x's more) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007VM8UC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_FeW8Bb3C8DDJY
I know I knife might seem like a good idea for self-defense, but is just not…
For one thing, there's a good chance that the attacker will take the knife and hurt you with it.
"The loser of a knife fight dies at the scene… The winner of a knife fight dies in the ambulance…"
So, carrying a knife for self-defense can be worse than carrying nothing at all.
Please get pepper spray.
Learn some practical martial arts.
It's only $7 on Amazon
Pepper spray is $7 on Amazon, if that makes you feel safer. :)
It will be cold as fuck, bundle up good and bring some of those hand warmers
he will likely catch a bit of harassment, but it shouldn't be all that bad.
parking will fill up early. it will be a lot of traffic, but imo its worse at the end of the game when leaving.
i dont know exactly where 333 is, but imo, this stadium has some of the best views from the upper levels compared to the old stadium especially.
They're heat packs. Commonly used by skiers and snowboarders on very cold days. I got a real kick out of seeing them used in OWL. Voila
303 aerospace protectant restores the gloss. I used it on the black plastic on my 2018 xlt.
303 (30306) Aerospace Protectant, UV Protectant for Boats and Patio Furniture, 32 fl. Oz(package may vary)
This is what I use. It leaves a pleasant shine but is not overly greasy like armorall wipes. Seems to last forever too. Added benefit of protecting your dash from UV rays. It's a little expensive but a bottle will last you forever. You need like 4 or 5 squirts to do the whole dash.
303 Aerospace Protectant, I use it on everything
Amazon Black Mako
I have a Blue Mako - beautiful sturdy watch. For the money, it doesn't get any better. I get lots of compliments on mine. Casual, or dressed up. Looks great.
I don't think this is what you wanted exactly but… I would recommend all 4. Seiko and citizen are two great watch companies for the price point. My one other recommendation is for the orient mako Black, Blue, Amazon search for other colors. That said to help make a decision you should ask yourself a few questions.
Do you want an automatic or quartz?
What size watch do you want? (How big are your wrists?)
Which one do you like the best?
It really depends on how dressy you want to go - unless you work in a super conservative industry, you can stray relatively far from the traditional "dress" watch. A few options that are more casual/versatile but would still easily work with a suit in most settings:
There are also a ton of Seiko 5 models that are very versatile and way under your budget.
I'd recommend one of Orient's divers:
There are several color options and they are great for the money. In house movements, decent bracelets and in my opinion, great looking. I have the ray raven and love it.
If you want to spend a little more, the Bernhardt Binnacle Diver is another great option. I also own one of these and I can tell you the biggest difference compared to the Orients is in the bracelet. It has to be one of the best ones on the market in that price range.
The bezel is the (typically) metal or ceramic ring that surrounds the dial. On a lot of watches it is stationary, just part of the case. Most divers have a uni, or bidirectional rotating bezel that is historically used to time a dive. The bezels are usually pretty large on these so that they can be easily read, even underwater.
Orient makes some really affordable, automatic divers that are often recommended here. Is that the style you're looking for?
Just bought mine from here a few weeks ago.
That's actually a good budget to get a decent entry-level watch.
If you're into a sporty, yet classy look, I would check out dive watches. They're versatile, indestructible, and will look good with most outfits.
I was in the same situation as you, and was deciding between the Orient Mako http://amzn.to/rivjad or the classic Seiko SKX007 http://amzn.to/qbWT5Z. I ended up with the SKX007 because it was unique, and a long time favorite within the watch community.
You can get either one of those <$150 on eBay from trusted sellers. Can't get much more bang for your buck.
Nearly all new watches go for significantly less than MSRP. For example you can easily find a 30% off coupon for buying from the Orient site.
A quick search of the Orient Mako (much loved by /r/watches) yields the following:
Orient website - $285 ($200 with 30% coupon)
Amazon - $145
Sky Watches - $120
Yeah, also right now the Black Orient Mako w/ bracelet is used on Amazon for $66 as an option. Quite a good watch, and this vendor cycles through which used watches are on super sale ~every 30 minutes. Just to consider.
Sounds to me like you'll be after either a cyclocross/gravel grinder bike or a commuter. Both styles have clearance for wide 700c tires and (usually) mount points for racks and fenders, which are invaluable commuting accessories. The cyclocross/gravel bikes have drop (road style) bars, while the commuters have flat (mountain style) bars. Both are equally at home on pavement or gravel roads, but will struggle with true mountain biking.
Here are a bunch of new commuter bikes for ~$500:
Most of these can be had with better components for a few hundred more.
Of all those, the one I'd be most likely to buy is the Straggler.
Another thing I'd recommend investing in is clipless pedals. For rides of more than a few miles they make a huge difference. These are what I use on my commuter because they allow use with bike or street shoes.
SHIMANO PD-A530 SPD Dual Platform Bike Pedal
Almost 2 years ago, and not much wear and tear (except for some falls while learning to clip in and out LOL)
For first clipless pedals, I like the Shimano PD-A530s. They’re SPD so you can walk in the shoes easily, and have clipless on one side with flats on the other so you can ride in sneakers occasionally.
I have them on my hybrid so I can go with whatever shoes I’m wearing for commutes, rides with the kiddo, etc. I still have the option to go clipless on that bike if I want using the same shoes as my road bike and its PD-M520L pedals.
Shimano PD-A530 SPD Dual Platform Bike Pedal https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001MZ2AGO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_7S41Ab03R9VC1
For shoes I have Shimano SH-CT71 which I like just fine.
Shimano 2015 Men's Recreational Cycling Shoes - SH-CT71L (Black - 41) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LWGSQ7A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_DW41AbV539CR4
This kind of setup is about $100, so it’s within your budget. I’m not sure what more you’d get for the extra money really..
i have some hybrid pedals. they are shimano spd and are flat on one side. my daily commute is about 1 mile, so it is really not worth putting the bike shoes on, but when i ride for pleasure i like to go 10-20 miles. then it is worth it.
My pedal setup.
SPDs are incredibly easy to unclip and you can do it using right or left rotation without even thinking about it. You can also just slam your foot onto the pedal and click in immediately.
I used to ride on SPD-SLs and while I think they are slightly better for long rides, I ditched them entirely and only use SPDs now. Not only can I walk around normally, but they are basically just as good and now I don't have to even think about clipping/unclipping.
I commute about 30 miles daily in dense urban to suburban areas, so while downtown in the big city I'm stopping/starting constantly. Can't imagine not having clipless, especially for hopping curbs/potholes/road debris. Just so much more control and besides, every time I've crashed I've popped out of them automatically.
Give it a try, dude. You don't need to wait for a new bike, just get a set of pedals/cleats for $50. You can even get dual SPD/platform pedals if you want maximum flexibility (I had a set but got rid of them because I never used the platforms).
I have a set of Shimano PD-A530 on my Salsa Vaya that I use daily for commuting (platform) and longer rides on the weekend (SPD).
I really like them, they have not failed me after 2000 miles and are a solid feeling pedal. Even though they do not have the more 'spikey' surface on the platform side I have yet to have my feet slide off even in the wet. It may be a smidge out of your price range, but honestly it was for me as well, but I do not regret it one bit!
The big thing to keep in mind with dual pedals is will you be able to easily flip them to the side you need. With the A530s the SPD side is always on top in it's equilibrium position which means I don't have to look down to find the side I want. I just reach for the pedal with my foot and either clip in, or flip the back of it forward to get to the platform side.
Personally I think the design of the pedals you are looking at would make it really hard to determine which side of the pedal you are on. But, just like everything if you get used to it I'm sure it will work great. It all comes down to personal preference I guess!
Is this the one you're talking about, or do you mean the A530 or the M324? It looks to me like the M530 is dual sided clipless, but there's only one picture in Amazon, so I can't be sure.
I'm considering getting clipless pedals, but I also like riding to the grocery store or park and it doesn't make sense to change shoes.
I was going to say Esee is a good starting point. My personal favorite are Survive! knives. https://surviveknives.com/
They're just very hard to get.
From more mass-produced stuff on the lower end:
Higher end is a toss up between a lot of small batch and completely custom-made knives.
I go here for most of my knife info: https://www.bladeforums.com/
It's back to full price now, but they typically go on sale pretty often, i got mine for about 185 if i remember correctly. It's a decent rack compared to the $400-$1000 racks.
Check out /r/homegym for ideas and possible deals! I highly suggest setting up a home gym if you're able to and most important, if you're committed.
I have this one and it suits my needs fine. I bought it at Play it Again Sports rather than Amazon, though.
I have it on a flat cement floor and I've found it to be sturdy even doing hanging leg raises (I can't do pullups because it's in my basement with a low ceiling) and it doesn't get bolted down or anything.
I'm 5'-1", for what it's worth.
This one drops to ~$150 every so often.
I would go for the rack since it's a lot more versatile than any individual piece of equipment. Also 8x8 isn't very big so you'll want to eliminate as many unitaskers as possible. With a budget of $600 you should try and look at used equipment on OfferUp or Craigslist to get better quality equipment, but new is not out of the question.
Here's a list of what you can get for a pretty decent setup at $600...
(Prices are sale prices. Sign up for CamelCamelCamel or Keepa and set alerts for the items on Amazon. The frequently go down to the prices listed)
Item | Price
Fitness Reality 810XLT Power Rack | $150
Fitness Reality Adjustable Bench | $85
CAP Barbell 300 lb. Olympic Grip Weight Set | $180
4 ft. x 6 ft. x 3/4 in. Thick Rubber Stall Mat | $40 x 3
Valor Fitness MB-A BD-7 Dip Handle Accessory Set | $35
CAP Barbell Olympic 2-Inch Plate and Bar Storage Rack | $30
That gets you to the $600 budget on the dot.
This should cover most of your needs. You can replace the plate tree with some Titan weight pegs to hang from the rack if you want that instead. You can also just throw some plywood on the floor instead of the floor mats or mix and match plywood and floor mats.
This is almost the same setup I have except I was able to pick up some dumbells and plates off OfferUp so it came out a little cheaper. So far my home gym setup is at $520 and all I'm missing is the stall mats so I should be hitting the $600 goal myself once I get those.
I got the full power rack in the garage, it's $225 on amazon. I love it.
What’s your budget? You should mainly be looking at a bar/plate weight set, power rack, and bench. Those are the essentials to get you started
Edited with examples:
[Power Rack] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N4I8FOY/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1522255563&amp;sr=1-3&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=51zDbd7D5ML&amp;ref=plSrch&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1)
Those are just examples of what you should look for...you can adjust according to your budget, and of course always scout out Craigslist/FB Marketplace/any second-hand sites in your area.
Good spot! Link for lazy: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076KKX4BC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_bpgqDb8YJJ960
Why not just buy an electric scooter at that cost?
https://www.amazon.com/Xiaomi-Electric-Long-range-Fold-n-Carry-Ultra-Lightweight/dp/B076KKX4BC $420 for the same model.
I have the same scooter that Bird uses and use it for daily commute. If you're not overweight (275+) you should be fine on slight hills and such.
I am above that weight limit and still have enough juice to do about 5 miles daily on a single charge.
I use it to get from Rosi village to Forest Hills and then the reverse commute is North Station to South Station and then Forest Hills to home.
It feels much safer and more comfortable riding in bike lanes than sidewalks, cars are not much of an issue I've found, traffic is usually slower than me eve ant 15-16.5mph
The biggest issue is fixing a patch if you pop a tire. Just take the wheel to a bike shop with a new inner tube (they sell thicker ones on amazon too) - costs about $15 to fix a flat. The reason I dont say DIY is cause it's a fucking PAIN to get the tire back on.
All in all, I love how it's modified my commute. I have done the full North Station to Roslindale commute (9mi in about 55min) went from full charge to 20%, but again, I'm a big guy so you have to think about that when considering distance. 3 miles you should be able to do in 20-25min no problem.
May not help you but Bird uses these - https://www.amazon.com/Electric-long-range-Fold-n-Carry-Ultra-Lightweight-electric/dp/B076KKX4BC
I ended up buying one of the models that Bird uses (M365 here) and have been in love with it. I use it as my main source of transportation now, and it gets me anywhere I need to go in the city.
I think with time the Public opinion on these will change as they're so much cheaper and energy efficient than cars for small trips.
Not sure what your price range is.... but if you can swing it, get a cage.
I've got the fitness reality power cage as I lift at home alone. Of course it's great for safe squatting, but if you're also gonna lift alone like I do, a cage will allow you to push yourself harder on bench and other push exercises knowing you're not gonna kill yourself if you slip up. Biggest detrimate to progress is injury and we're doing this for our health in the first place right?
Weight Set I got this when it was on sale.
This is what I bought a while ago , but when I got it came with a nice adjustable bench for an extra $50 that was normally like $100 by itself - Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage with 800lbs Weight Capacity https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4I8FOY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_FPmBCbSH4W0T0
I own this:
It's been great to me so far. I hope that the 800 lb. capacity becomes an issue for me some day. I really do.
I also bougt this dip attachment:
Works great with this rack even though it wasn't designed for it. Not going to lie, though, I did put a couple bags of cement on the back "feet" of the rack to reduce the shakiness when using the dip attachment.
to piggyback off of /u/HomegymFriend
This is my setup and a little less expensive option:
Google around for promo codes and check camelcamelcamel for additional discounts.
If I'm understanding you correctly, you plan on carrying your weights from inside your spare bedroom to outside in order to do OHP? Sounds like a pain in the ass to me but to each his own.
Yep, this is the one i got. I really like it.
: Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4I8FOY?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I was looking at a yellow hulk fitness one too, but i don't have any regrets.
The Titan stuff is pretty good. /r/homegym likes https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4I8FOY/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_.vGEzbDEDMKQV too.
I think it's important to realize that cheap shit can work just fine if you're willing to baby it a bit. Getting a good barbell would be the best place to spend your money, but something is better than nothing.
You can get a fitness reality power rack for around 230 at times.
You can get a bar and 255 lbs of weight 300 total for $180 at dicks sporting goods (200 right now but they have coupons all the time.
Boom, home gym for about 440 after tax, all new! you can find better prices used on things like facebook marketplace and craigslist.
Source: I have this rack and weights, a cheap fitness gear bench, and some super cheap adjustable yes4all dumbells in my homegym
Especially when you can get something like the 810xlt for the same price, or PR-1000 for slightly more. I considered DIY but found the pricing to be not so different from a cheap steel rack, and ended up going with the 810xlt.
FITNESS REALITY 810XLT Super Max Power Cage with 800lbs Weight Capacity https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4I8FOY?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Thanks, I actually just ordered some wooden gymnastic rings a couple days ago. I did a shit load of looking around, unhappy with all the dip and pull up equipment that required tucking your knees and then I found this. The pull up bars are 7ft high, (PERFECT for me), you can buy a multi grip dip attachment that can mount from any height, put your gymnast rings on it, do your rows on the safety bars, it allows for every possible calisthenics workout you could imagine, save for human flags. I think it's funny that I'm buying a squat cage for a butt load of things except it's primary function (squats). So I think it's safe to say I'm set on equipment haha.
I've seen this guy recommended by homegym in the past, and it happens to be $150 today (down from 250 yesterday)
Fitness Reality Power Cage
Finally, something I can contribute to here. I recently bought Xiami M365 e-scooter (cost me 425€, here is Amazon link, not how I bought it). I think I have it for a month or two. I logged around 270 km so far. I use it from home to train station, then I use train to city I work in, and then from train station to work. Its something like 2.5 km in each city in each direction. Advantage is that it is relatively light and compact (12.5 kg and the handle folds). It goes up to 25 kmh, battery is specified as making 30 km if you are 75 kg person. It can only carry one person of up to 100 kg, but I believe that even heavier person can use it, especially if you change type of tires.
Now, my impressions, it is perfect for me. I can bring it both to my office, and to my apartment (elevator not working, still not too much hustle). I can bring charger with me anywhere to add some extra mileage from it. It can be stored in car trunk (I was able to put it in trunk of Opel Corsa D, rather small car), thou I would avoid this if it is too hot and sunny outside. It is on a cheaper side, so it does have some problems, but nothing too serious, especially if you are familiar with bikes (changing of tire and staff like that).
Also, now, my whole daily is electrified in a country that usually has 55% electricity generation from renewables, which is nice.
Video that I found to be fair review is this one.
Since I'm guessing you are from states, here are some conversions:
12.5 kg = 27.5 lbs
75 kg = 165 lbs
100 kg = 220 lbs
2.5 km = 1.5 mile
25 kmh = 15.5 mph
30 km = 18.5 miles
425 € = 480 $
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Get an electric bike or scooter.
Go from your apartment to Caltrain(5 minutes).
Get off at Sunnyvale (10-15 minutes depending on which train you catch).
Scoot to Moffett (10 minutes).
Grab one of these or an ebike
Grab a jump bike.
Although given that you’d have a bike lanes the whole way, the scooter can work and the Xiaomi M365 that bird used in gen 1 scooters is only $350 on Amazon.
"tag=slicinc-20" in the link you posted means someone gets a commission every time someone follows that link and purchases that product. Using a link in that format is a bannable offense here. Assuming this was an honest mistake - bear in mind that in the future you want to chop off everything from the question mark onward in the URL to be allowed to share it here. In this case it would just be:
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076KKX4BC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_KKrXBbFV93XVM
Impressive answer, thank you. I agree that nothing is a forgone conclusion and the existing players have some advantages.
My understanding of the Kodak story is not as positive. More like this:
In some ways I like other answers to the electric world with different form factors like this:
What the fuck? An m365 for $1,000? Get outta here with that shit.
Here's a REAL offer, damn. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076KKX4BC
Well there's a different kind of knife for every job. It's hard to do a one-size-fits-all. But, if you're specifically looking at a general purpose camping knife, look no farther than the
Also, /r/knives is a good place to ask. I'm recommending the Becker because it's tough and you'll never break it. Can't speak to the Buck, never owned their stuff.
Cheaper side go with the SOG Seal Pup.
For something of better quality go with the ESEE 4, or the Ka-Bar BK2.
Here are some recommendations. If you are doing batoning and splitting, I would recommend something with a thick spine (and learning how to do it correctly). I wouldn't open cans with my knife because it's a poor tool choice for that and there are plenty of dirt cheap can openers.
Here are a few options:
KA Bar Becker companion in 1095 steel
Ontario Rat 3 in 1095
Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty carbon blade
cheap US army can openers so you don't damage your knife or hands opening cans
These are some good high carbon blades in a variety of prices. I do recommend buying one you can feel to get a good idea if the grip is right, but this should give you some variety of makes and what they offer. These are all black anodized coatings which will help keep rust away. My preference is for a knife in the 7 inch length range for chopping, no serrations (pain to upkeep and don't cut, they rip) and a neutral finish because black knives are hard to find if you drop it in the dark. NEVER buy a knife that isn't full tang.
Go out and get a feel for handles, blade shapes and lengths and try what you can borrow before making a decision.
I'm currently eyeing the BK10 or the BK2
The BK2 seems better suited to heavier tasks, some light chopping and batoning whereas the BK10 seems like a nicer all around knife that can handle batoning and the abuse but is also thinner so it can carve and feather stuff.
Sorry bout that I thought I had a link:
My wife has to bring a go-girl when we go camping. She swears by it. As a man, I would have to advise bringing some type of blade. I would suggest a fixed one not a folder in case you need to split wood etc. An affordable but capable option is the KaBar Becker. It should last you a long time and is very versatile. Have fun!
The Becker BK-2 is a fine beater of knife for your first decent quality fixed-blade. Great size, great price.
Edit: If you really want something "cool-looking" but still functional, the new Becker BK-5 could fit the bill.
Beckers are nice, http://www.amazon.com/Ka-Bar-Becker-BK2-Campanion-Fixed/dp/B001N1DPDE/ref=pd_sim_sg_1 also comes in 7 inches
Pros: classic design with a lot of history behind it, fairly rugged, easy to sharpen, holds an edge, not too heavy, inexpensive, good for batoning wood, I've opened plenty of cans with mine
Cons: if you spend more money you can get a slightly better steel in some knives
This is the one I have.
Ka-Bar 2-1212-3 Black Fighting Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BSY9D0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_c2wNzbZPACSBG
A good alternative could be the Becker BK2 variant of the KABAR which is a little newer and more heavy duty. Better at batoning and holds up a little better. But to me it has more of a kitchen knife appearance instead of the traditional KABAR military/survival appearance.
Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001N1DPDE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_dgrNzbTY2SGCD
Both are solid outdoors knives though.
It's going to be hard to find a good quality knife of that size with serrations.
My suggestion would be the Essee 4 https://www.amazon.com/ESEE-Sheath-Blades-Micarta-ESEE-4P-B/dp/B00UY4NS6K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1527453497&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=essee+4
Or a Kabar BK2 https://www.amazon.com/Ka-Bar-Becker-Campanion-Fixed-Blade/dp/B001N1DPDE/ref=pd_sbs_200_5?_encoding=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=B001N1DPDE&amp;pd_rd_r=FWQNG5WTZ9CEV0ZC6D3V&amp;pd_rd_w=tjCQ6&amp;pd_rd_wg=CtqJV&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=FWQNG5WTZ9CEV0ZC6D3V
I would also suggest going to a brick and mortar store and handling each one to make sure they fit your hand well.
Others have mentioned it but the Ka-Bar Becker BK2 is widely loved as a survival/do everything knife.
If the BK2's blade is too big and heavy for you, you might consider its little brother the BK16.
Also consider one of the Scrapyard Knives like the 311, 411, or 511.
That was also my worry as well. I got mine off amazon and it is the second generation in spite of the product photo which shows a first gen.
edit: Price was $52.40, free shipping, no tax of course. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001N1DPDE/ref=ox_ya_os_product
Idk I'd prefer less than 5" for bushcraft. I generally like 3 or 4.
OP, check out the Becker BK2 for 62
Okay! I'll give these a go one by one;
Good luck! Calisthenics is super fun. I still do weightlifting when I find myself at the gym but bodyweight fitness has become my primary goal.
Check out these channels/sites for tons of inspiration and info.
Gold Medal Bodies
I have this style which is very similar. I like it for pull ups and frequently use it for push-ups to change angles and positioning from my regular push-ups.
The thing that may or may not work for some people is the distance between the curved bars. As you can see in this photo, the bars are quite close together which does not make them ideal for an L-Sit. That means most probably need to buy push-up bars or something similar to get the angles right.
I wouldn't recommend doing it on any surface that isn't the right width - just a little wider than shoulder width.
I have this pull up bar and these olympic rings that I do dips on.
This way you can do dips with proper form and will make it easier to do negative training.
I have this one and am quite satisfied with it. I would caution you to measure your doors first, and also check the strength of the molding. This type of pullup bar puts weight on the frame above the door, so if you have cheap molding it's coming down.
> I could never have done a pull up without the assistance machine. I'm still fairly heavy, and female, and have never had much upper body strength. Still don't, actually.
Yeah, not to sound like a misogynist, you have way less testosterone coursing through your veins than even a male whussbag, so you get a bit of a free pass for being untrained and formerly sedentary and not being able to do a pullup. For dudes, that is still pretty awful, though.
> I don't have anyone to watch or a good mirror, but I do what I can when I can.
I hear ya. YouTube has a lot of really good form videos, though. For most of us "close enough" is fine.
> I'm purchasing some weights as soon as I get paid again so that I can do some curls and such, probably just a few 5-10 lb to start and I'll buy heavier when I'm ready. I know a few exercises with smaller weights, not much else.
That is really a pretty useless workout plan. You'd be better off saving that money and rolling it into a gym membership, instead. You won't get any kind of decent results with weight like that, and instead of wasting your time on that and doing infinite pointless curls, just take a few old gallons of milk and fill them with sand or dirt or something, and voila, you functionally have those small weights that you can use for shoulder presses and whatnot.
> I've looked at bodyweight stuff, but a lot of it seems really difficult considering my weight and weak arms.
Just work up to it. Pushups are free, all you need are a couple chairs to do dips, and for like $25, you can get a great pullup bar off Amazon.
> Gotta start somewhere, but where. I wish I had regular access to more equipment!
Do you live nowhere near a cheap gym or YMCA or something? If you are a university student, or merely a broke-ass mofo, their rates can be surprisingly reasonable.
...So if you have a backyard with a rig you can train for the rig? Who would have thought? When people say "You can't train for that" what they usually mean implicitly is "unless you literally have one in your backyard". :)
For those expecting something different from this video, I can recommend you one of those:
They really fit into every doorway. I put a towel on it and do towel pull ups which are great for grip. If you want more versatility in objects there are also various special grip things that you can attach to any bar/rig:
It's not the same as having a rig but it's the closest you can get in a small apartment.
I also have extremely wide doorframes, and I finally found this guy that fits all the way across my doorframe (with room to spare).
Price of ultimate plan: $370
P90X base plan: $140
Pull Up Bar: $30
Push Up Bars: $10
Chin Up Assist $35. This is a handy tool but a chair will suffice.
The recovery drink, while not a total waste of money, can be replaced with much cheaper supplements. I do stuff like protein powder and a frozen banana in a blender. Equivalent cost $40.
The real issue with ultimate package is the bands. You're going to want real weights. I went to a second hand sports equipment store and got a set of free weights at $.50 a pound. A nice full set will be in the $150 range.
Total: Around $400.
So for around $30 more, you can buy a much better set up than what's offered in the ultimate package. If you stick with it, you're going to replace the bands anyway.
Shoulders are what you need. You'll see results in two weeks, man. Get a copy of P90X through whatever means you have at your disposal ::cough::torrentifyou'vegotnomoney::cough::. Purchase these and this. Do not let that pull up bar intimidate you, man. You will be able to do pullups if you go the 90 days. Shoulders and Arms is the best routine. Stick with it for two weeks and that t-shirt will look a LOT better on you - of course it's way too big in the first place, but you don't want to go spending money on fitting clothes that you're going to shrink out of (if you stick with the P90X). You're also going to want something like this and maybe a few free weights if you're planning on getting serious with it, but really all you need right now is the bands to bulk those shoulders up. Get the resistance bands and do either the shoulder/bicep/tricep workout or get all of it and do the full workout. That will make you look better than any clothing you could purchase and make you feel better about yourself. Also post fashion pics of gf.
EDIT: Uhh...I just looked at your GW posts. You OWE it to your gf to buy those resistance bands. Forget the clothes, do the P90X routine!
this one: https://www.amazon.com/ProSource-Multi-Grip-Chin-Up-Pull-Up-Doorway/dp/B002YQUP7Q/ref=sr_1_4?s=sports-and-fitness&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1525812271&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=pull+up+bar
Pretty good imo, will be setting up a proper one for rings, pull overs and muscle ups when i get home from school
Ehmm... yeah, I wasn't clear enough. What I mean is normal wide pull-up bar versus narrow doorway pull-up bar. I've called the latter 'chin-up' because I can't make a real pull-up on it - it's too narrow for me, I need more space between my wrists. Sorry for misleading.
So apparently I was wrong. The doorway itself is ~36.5 with about 1.75 inch trim around it. I was measuring trim-to-trim. Still fairly difficult to find, but I think this one will work and it isn't 30% 1-star reviews saying it smells like petrol and broken in 2 days
I recommend something like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002YQUP7Q/ref=s9_top_hm_bEIhL_g200_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=mobile-hybrid-12&amp;pf_rd_r=1N0J1HDRXRY1T4SP129V&amp;pf_rd_t=30901&amp;pf_rd_p=4e554816-2b44-55fc-aad4-88cf26b54fd6&amp;pf_rd_i=3408471
It is installed on top of door frame, doesn't damage the frame and is safer.
I'm using this one for tuck front lever and tuck front lever rows: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YQUP7Q/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
It has not made me worry at all. (It does dig into the doorframe a little though)
Its probably a Tek Mat. They're for gun cleaning / assembly, but its literally the same material as a cloth mousepad.
Just search for TekMat on amazon and you should be able to find a ton of different guns.
Quite a few people also seem to use a TekMat.
Edit: Also /r/askbattlestations
TekMat - They were popular on reddit awhile ago.
JK Found it on amazon lol http://www.amazon.com/TekMat-12-Inch-36-Inch-Cleaning-Imprint/dp/B0036N474S
Where, not why. I know why, that's why I want one too, plus I actually could use it for it's original purpose, stripping an AR-15. But a quick google search answered my question.
You can usually just get them on Amazon. Seems like they're currently OOS, like many other online retailers.
Here's the link, for what its worth.
It is something like this (not sure if it is the exact one, but similar enough).
Not a mousepad as far as I understand. You can use it as one if you like tough.
I got it from here
And here their official site http://www.tekmat.com/ar-15.html
Had it. It was okay. I highly prefer a TekMat for a similar price.
$11 - Slightly smaller - 1911 handgun
$20 - Full keyboard size - AR15 Rifle
Edit - They also make those for many other guns. I have the MP-5 at work and the Desert eagle at home.
Something like this? https://www.amazon.com/TekMat-12-Inch-36-Inch-Long-Cleaning/dp/B0036N474S
haha, I was wondering if somebody would ask about that.
Here you go.
Also, they sell gun mats, too.
I prefer the computer mat because it's huge! But that is the downside as well, takes up a lot of space.
The mousepad is actually a gun cleaning mat from Tekmat. They come in a variety of sizes depending on the type of gun blueprint that you choose. I also recommend these speakers if you can find them on craiglist or a yard sale. You just need to do a crossover upgrade (kits and tutorials are available with a little Googling) and they will blow any other bookshelf speakers with a MUCH higher price range out of the water.
Here's a link to the AR15 mat: http://www.amazon.com/TekMat-12-Inch-36-Inch-Cleaning-Imprint/dp/B0036N474S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1427589159&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=tekmat
Don't have one myself but have heard some people love using these gun cleaning mats as mouse pads, the graphics on them are super cool plus they're big enough to cover under your keyboard and mouse!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0036N474S/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?qid=1398098794&amp;sr=8-5&amp;pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70 this fits a full size AR15 and is rock solid. I used one for years.
thats exactly what i did, and im happy with it. well, i used this mount instead...
i preferred the knob on mine a bit more. allows for easy no tool attachment.
This is the riser
UTG Med-pro Compact Riser Mount, 0.83" High, 3 Slots https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TX2BD4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_LxAJAbCG30K6K
To expand on what /u/Lost_Thought said, the link you included has the standard mount that will result with a very close mount, like this or this.
If you want it mounted to better co-witness with your iron sights, you will need a rise mount that will end up looking like this.
The medium riser will co-witness with your irons. The high riser will give you a lower 1/3 co-witness.
These are the only two items (sight and one riser) you would likely need to purchase.
Those are Bushnell TRS-25s on a UTG medium riser. But it looks like this one on Amazon already comes with a medium riser.
Bushnell TRS-25 is a quality budget red dot that would perform similarly to the Vortex.
Edit: you would probably want a riser to go along with it, though that's somewhat personal preference. Amazon has the TRS + riser for $60.
$7 shipped on amazon
I used this one UTG Med-pro Compact Riser Mount, 0.83" High, 3 Slots https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TX2BD4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_r56zLgGWPnWTb. All I did to adjust it was line it up with my backup iron sights and flip them back down when I was done.
I've heard from Amazon that this is the riser to get for it from them:
[UTG Medium Profile Riser Mount with 3 slots] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TX2BD4/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_LtIKub0GZH0WY)
If you're in the continental US, I've got a spare TRS-25 laying around that you can have. You'll want to add a riser, but UTG makes a solid cheap one:
Lower 1/3 cowitness
Yeah.. I paid $57.80 at PA for mine, and 9.99 for my UTG mount:
I run this same red dot on my AR, it was a .83 inch riser on Amazon and makes an absolute cowitness with my front sight post and MBUS rear sight. Heres the link to it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TX2BD4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
wait for the eotech and see then. don't go wasting money with a prebuy. that being said this is a good one. might not be long enough for the eotech though. otherwise almost any brand riser works. utg is a good one though
This is the riser I used: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TX2BD4/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I also had the "high" one that was 1" tall, but that was just a tad bit too tall for me.
Casio EF503D. Stainless case and bracelet, chronograph and date, and not too chunky. Inspired by the Omega Speedmaster. As a fellow college student, this is by far my most worn piece.
can you link me the amazon page? I tried to find it but there always seems to be different names for it and I can never find it.
Edit: found it, the nomenclature for this watch seems to change slightly every time someone posts one, but now I have found it
look for "omega speedmaster homages" on google
Citizen Oxy AN0880
I have been thinking of getting this watch, but am concerned with the build quality. Also I was considering buying the Casio Chronograph instead. What is your opinion? (I would put a nato strap on either)
Maybe you can still find some swatch automatic chronographs based on the C01.211 but they are basicly disposable.
Also the chinese airforce with the ST19 allows a mechanical chronograph for quite cheap, (not automatic) but reliability is an issue, sizzle watches also has this http://www.sizzlinwatches.com/proddetail.php?prod=ticino-military-aquachrono-watch which is Panerai inspired and uses a chinese 7750, dont expect reliability or accuracy,
Unless you want to buy a 2nd hand Seiko 6138, i dont think you should go for anything mechanical under 700-900 bucks which is what entry level swiss 7750´s cost.
Now quartz wise, you were right to look Casio, Seiko and Citizen. The japanese still make some of the best quartz movements around, Casio makes bottom bargin watches which are amazing.
If you want something sporty, Omega speedmaster Inspired
Something Millitary Inspired ?
Or maybe something with a bit of class to it
Assuming your Casio is similar to the EF503D-1AV (for comparison's sake here is yours, the EF503D-7A, on Amazon. Funny note, Amazon lists yours as having a band width of 7 mm.) the listed band length is 20 mm which corroborates with what mirite had found. This means your 19 mm band you've picked out to replace the metal one with would fit but it may be a tad small for the actual area but it is a safe bet so i'd say go for it!
Haha, yeah the Stargazer is nice.
This is the Casio. I've seen it talked about in the sub before and people seem to like it. For the price, I doubt you can go wrong. It also comes with a white face.
It's more similar to the automatic Speedy and most Valjioux 7750 chronos because of the sub-dial placement.
Edit: This one is also similar.
The Casio Ediface EF503D-1AV
There's always the Casio Edifice.
I vote neither. If you want a solid chrono, go for this casio and swap out the bracelet for a band in dark brown or black leather.
This looks like the lowest price for Amazon...
I'm just getting (re)started myself. Couple things I've noticed as a bigger dude. Chafing may be an issue. It sucks, prevent it.
My nipples are on fire after a wet run. This also sucks.
Some kind of running sock to prevent hotspots on your feet. I got a nice blister on my last longer run. Don't do like I did and use cheap cotton socks.
Download Strava and join the Reddit Running group. I get random kudos from people I've never met and it's really fulfilling for some reason.
Like /u/Falling_Glass I usually just use Gold Bond Body Powder, but there are some other options depending on what exactly you are looking for. Bodyglide comes in a stick like deodorant, and it seems to have good reviews. Elitefts just started selling Dr. Greenfield's Chafe Shield, but I don't know much about it. Anti Monkey Butt Powder is another product I have heard about people using. There is also a Chafing Relief Powder Gel that works well, but is pretty expensive (and is marketed to women if that is an issue). Maybe one of these will fit what you are looking for.
You should give this stuff a try if you haven't already...
Body Glide will prevent that. I use it every sesh on my neck and armpits. Also great for your nuts if you get chaffed from board shorts. A single stick of this stuff will last almost a year. At least it does for me and i surf 3-5 times a week.
It's not oily or anything like that. Little pricey but worth it not having a raw neck or balls.
I seriously couldn't live without it. I live in China and have to get it imported.
Body glide works well too! :)
Body Glide. Body Glide Body Glide Body Glide. Body Glide! Also, if you're a guy, bandaids for the nips. I can't remember offhand but I think I use these; they stayed put through a marathon.
Saved me last year
Bodyglide. This is magical for protecting skin while you're breaking in new shoes.
Another good one is moleskin, which is like a bandaid without the pad so it helps protect without sliding around.
For me, the best lube for the ring is body glide. But I think you've got more issues than just lube.
I used a Dremel with a sanding wheel to put a little bevel in the ring. Making that edge a little less abrupt helped.
You might need a larger ring. cb-x.com sells rings larger than the ones that come with the CB-6Ks. You might need to step up to a 2 1/8 or even a 2 1/4 inch ring.
Be careful. You probably need some time off to heal.
Body Glide will become your best friend.
Guuuuurl, get you some body-glide! I use it for marathons but it's great for chafing shorts or skirts too!
Anything below being a professional fighter and it's very unlikely that anyone will beat up someone larger then themselves, if a 6'4" breaks into my home, the odds are that I cannot defend myself in any form of hand-to-hand combat, I'd get my ass kicked regardless of how good a fighter I am for my weight.
I agree that firearms should be stored safely, but that doesn't make them impossible to get to, here is a safe that only takes pressing a finger against a scanner and can hold a pistol and 1-2 magazines.
Also, again, the whole ability to defend myself from gross abuses of power is a pretty neat perk. In an ideal world, sure, nobody would need a weapon, but we don't live in a perfect world, we live in the one that we have and have to live with that reality, not our fantasy.
I have this one attached to my nightstand and it's perfect.
I also think outright bans aren't the answer. I think more restrictive gun control is definitely in order though. One thing that would definitely help is to require that firearms be kept locked up when not in use. A pistol adequately secured in the bedroom should be more than enough to make you feel secure without leaving yourself open to being robbed by someone and having your guns distributed to criminals. It will also reduce the rash of accidental child-related shootings. I would also like to see more comprehensive background checks, including more rigorous record keeping and better access to mental health and non-judicial disciplinary records. I also think a national firearm registry would be in order, as well as a removal of the ban on the CDC to study gun violence. All of these things will absolutely help us to better understand what can be done.
You are correct that in a country where there are more guns than people, a blanket ban is not going to work at all. However, there are steps that can be taken, that are being ignored because of the interests of the firearm industry. I support anything that decreases the number of firearms in our country, as I don't think your average person is responsible enough to handle them with the care they require. However I also recognize that there are millions of legal gun owners who do take proper care of their weapons, and as long as they hold up their end of the bargain, I don't think they need their guns stripped away.
My point is more toward the statistics behind guns as self defense. If you're looking at pure numbers, owning a gun is far more dangerous than not owning one. It increases your chance of being murdered, it can be stolen and redistributed into the criminal ecosystem, and it can be accessed by a child and end in tragedy. All of this for the chance to protect yourself from an incredibly unlikely scenario. However, if you're willing to take the steps to legally and safely keep the gun, then I suppose it's your choice to take the risk.
> I suppose I should practice though
Yes, yes you should. It's good that they're in a safe since you've said you've got kids. You could perhaps look into one of the bedside safes that use biometrics for easier access, like a SpeedVault or a Hornady RapidSafe.
There's another one I can't find at the moment, but it mounts to any vertical surface, and pops the handgun up with the grip facing your hand, ready-to-grab.
As I have smaller children, I needed something that was a bit more "safe" than just velcro'd to my nightstand (which I did before they arrived). I switched out to a GunVault SpeedVault SV500. Its small, I actually bolted it to the back of my nightstand. Opens easy, drops down for a quick grab of my pistol. It would keep most robbers from even knowing its there (who looks behind a nightstand in a smash-and-grab...they generally just toss the drawers), keeps it away from the kids but keeps it quite easy to access. Costco has them often for less than $100 (they are $123 on Amazon right now)
I bought a cheap holster on amazon and attached it to the back of my headboard with some wood screws and washers, If you're concerned with burglars just throw a tshirt over it. Or you can think about getting something like this.
Under CA law:
If you leave your gun laying around and a child obtains your firearm and uses it, you will be convicted of a crime. This does not apply if your child breaks into your safe (seriously... here's a link http://law.justia.com/codes/california/2013/code-pen/part-6/title-4/division-4/chapter-2/section-25105).
I don't think CA has given us any requirements (i.e. thickness of metal, type of lock, etc.) to what 'locked container' means.
I would go with something that is fully enclosed, has a combo lock (so you don't have to find a key at 3AM), that your child can't realistically get into, and can be bolted to something.
Here are a few that I like.
There are reviews all over youtube for all of these models. Good luck!
Concealment of the gun is 9/10 of the battle. Just don't put it somewhere obvious. We all refer to a "nightstand" gun but it's not sitting in a pedestal, under glass, on a nightstand.
Some people have a bedside holster that tucks into the mattress. Some people have a quick-release safe on their nightstand or in a drawer in the nightstand.
As to being inebriated, that's more of a self-control thing. Don't touch the gun when you're drunk. Period.
You should consider a GunVault SV500 SpeedVault. It's relatively inexpensive and reliable. This is what I store my EDC in when I get home from work. I have 2 small children.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006OGNLKA?keywords=Gun%20safe&amp;qid=1450136963&amp;ref_=sr_1_2&amp;sr=8-2 works well for me.
I bought a pair of Zensufu rings from Amazon for about 26 dollars, including the straps and buckle. According to Amazon, that brand is out of stock. http://www.amazon.com/Gymnastic-Rings-Gymnastics-Equipment--Equipment/dp/B009RA6C1K/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1404340983&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=gymnastic+rings
I think these would probably get the job done though.
I got these ones https://www.amazon.com/Nayoya-Gymnastic-Strength-Muscular-Bodyweight/dp/B009RA6C1K/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
The company provides great customer service. I had a problem with one of the straps and they offered to send me a new one. They even paid for the shipping
I use these rings and I've had no complaints.
These were highly recommended to me and they fit your price range :)
Edit: If you don't mind going over a few dollars.
Most ppl around here recomment these MDUSA rings, theyre pretty sturdy and have a lifetime warrenty (noone has ever said they failed them. I also commonly see Nayoya rings _~30 bucks on amazon IIRC) being toted as well priced but great quality wooden rings
Edit- Nayoya rings also Woot has pretty constant discounts on Body by Jake rings (Quality seems ok but Im not sure about shipping to uk?)
Yep, they come with straps. These are the one I got:
I'm sure the wooden ones that people recommend are better, but these do the job just fine, they're very solid, and I haven't had any problems with them getting slippery from sweat in the sort of workouts I do. Even if I upgrade to wood in the future, I'll still probably want to have these around for outside use.
Unweighted bicep curls won't do much no matter how many reps. If you want hypertrophy, you need significant resistance. Fill some jugs of water (~8 lb/US gal)
Rings are not expensive and unlock a lot of really cool and challenging movements. $40 buys a decent set. Highly recommend.
The ones I got are Nayoya (amazon link)
I like them, they have been working for me really well.
MDUSA is having a labor-day sale and their wooden rings are probably the best value you'll see for wooden rings right now; however, the plastic rings are still cheaper. These are what I got: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009RA6C1K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 although I think I remember them being $30 not $40. At $40 you might as well splurge the extra $10-20 and just get nice wooden rings.
I just searched amazon for mine.
They have been amazing for me, and are currently cheaper than I bought them for.
You're overwhelming yourself before you even start, and that's a good way to crash and burn!
Let's go one thing at a time:
Finding a physician without insurance. If you're in the US... good luck with that. You can get some basic info from a FastMed, and they might be able to make a referral from there.
Mental health help can be found at r/BingeEatingDisorder/ or any number of similar subs. R/proED is very active, but tends to cater more to people who WANT to continue their eating disorders.
I strongly recommend against surgery. For one, it's expensive. More to the point, it's not entirely effective. You could lose all the weight and gain it right back, doing all kinds of damage in the process if you don't learn healthy habits along the way.
Wasn't quite what I expected when looking for meal ideas this morning, but... I've used a standing desk for four or five years now. I've used drafting chairs and the kickstand stool like you linked (tip: save hundreds and make it yourself; this is a good companion footrest).
Both of them are okay for fixed-height standing desks but I just bought the IKEA crank-based adjustable height desk. I can only use the stool (or stand) for a limited amount of time, and the drafting chairs just aren't as good as the better normal-height desk chairs. With the adjustable desk, I can invest in a good quality desk chair for sitting but still switch to standing whenever I want.
I still stand, and use my seat-on-a-stick, but I also wanted to take good care of myself when I needed to sit so I think the adjustable desk is worth it.
As an aside, if you want to terrify observers and get a little bit more exercise, I often pair my seat-on-a-stick with one of these. I've only fallen once...
Not only do people fidget to relieve anxiety, but they also have found that people that move around a la fidgeting/physical activity are able to focus better, learn easier, and solve problems a lot quicker.
If you're a big time fidgeter you may have had someone compliment you at least once for how smart you are for [fill in the blank]. That could be computers, interior design, art, music, etc. Of course I mean people other than your parents - everyone thinks their offspring are all special little snowflakes.
One footnote to that however is you may have some form of ADD/ADHD, but that's ok if fidgeting helps you focus which it sounds like it does.
If you get a desk job like I have (and your employer allows it) you could get a DeskCycle and peddle your way to the top of the corporate food chain...or at least not be that one person at the office that incessantly clicks their pen open and closed all the time.
I have an out of the box suggestion since cycling seems to be something that interests you. You could get an under the desk cycling apparatus since it would be smaller and easier to transport than a full blown bike. And, theoretically, you could use it while watching tv.
Speaking in general, if you are dealing with programming/cs, you are going to have to be sitting in front of a computer most of the time.
However, there are different areas that you can get into that might involve more moving around, or things you can do as a general developer to be more active.
If you are just a run-of-the-mill SD/SE/SDE (like myself), you can often request a different ergonomic situation, or do something yourself. I've seen people who don't like to sit, so they put their desks on "stilts" so they can stand in front of their computers. This way you can be up and about while you are programming. There are options for this if you are at a cubicle as well. Most companies have a team that has something to do with ergonomics that you can talk to about these things. Another thing that I've seen people do is get these small devices with pedals on them so that they can pedal underneath their desks while they are programming.
Some companies (not all) have areas where you can go if you feel like you've been sitting at your desk too long to play games like ping pong or foosball. You can also go out for a run or exercise on your lunchbreak.
If you're ambitious and work hard at your career, you could end up being promoted to a software development manager (managing a team of developers) or a technical project manager (working with multiple teams on a higher level project with a focus on technical knowledge). These jobs require a lot more moving up and about than a normal developer. There are also entry-level positions for project managers as well.
Aside from that, that's pretty much as active as it gets in CS. If that's not what you meant by "being active and moving around" then I'm not sure this is the right field for you. But there are definitely CS-based positions available where you have to move between groups to work on projects.
Hope this helps :)
They don't get a lot of love, but I got a desk cycle since a lot of times I am tied to the desk doing something and can't walk around. Frequent stretching, walks, and this have helped me. Not saying it replaces the gym or anything, but makes me more aware of my posture and keeps the blood flowing.
This one is low profile and virtually silent:
I'm in the same boat. I've bought a balance disk for my chair, which helps keep my core engaged and improves my posture. I also got a standing desk (your employer might be willing to get you one - mine did!) which I use for a few hours a day. I don't like standing all day as it's not great for my lower back, but it's nice to stand for a bit. I am planning to eventually purchase a deskcycle. There's elliptical versions of this you can purchase as well if that's more your style. Lastly, I try to walk around and do some light stretches periodically throughout the day. I wouldn't really constitute any of this as exercise (although the deskcycle could be if you were diligent about using it), but it does make my body feel a heck of a lot better than just sitting, motionless for the entire day!
If you want to get something like that, get one that uses magnetic resistance rather than friction like the one you listed. Something like this http://www.amazon.com/DeskCycle-Exercise-Pedal-Exerciser-White/dp/B00B1VDNQA
I switched from bouncing my leg to tapping my feet (alternating between toe and heel, often in rhythm to music if I am wearing headphones or just have something stuck in my head), especially with my shoes off so it doesn't make so much noise.
Maybe something like this under your desk might help though ... actually, now I want one of these, this would be fantastic to have on the go.
One thing I added is a DeskCycle under my desk at work. In the morning I take one dose of EC and pedal away. It comes out to an extra 100 calories an hour, plus I feel like I walked several miles by lunch. If you got a desk job it's the bomb.
I've been doing this during my slow bulk to manage the fat gain.
Hi there! I use this bike machine which is just the pedals and not the seat. This way you can use your own chair or seat. There is a problem with sliding sometimes so I typically have it against a wall with my chair against a table or something. The calorie counter broke after a few months, but I have had the bike for nearly 2 years now and it works perfectly. I use it an average of 10 hours per week while watching netflix.
Ive been looking into standing desks as well and found them to be expensive for something I may not even use. I recently discovered desk pedals and am currently researching them a bit more. I just want something to mitigate the effects of long term sitting.
Looks like its not on sale anymore. But still worth the purchase!
At times, I've handled this by getting up, moving to the side of the room, and standing for a bit. It's difficult to be physically still but mentally alert for any length of time (see conference fatigue).
The key to pulling this off is to avoid being a distraction when you do it. Where you sit makes a difference. If you do get up, don't make a big deal of it, just slip off to the side of the room. Let it be apparent that you're still focused on the speaker -- you're paying attention, just changing your position.
For those who dial into long meetings while working from home, here's another one -- I have an exercise bike under my desk (I got this one). During a long meeting, I'll pedal away, which gets me more physically active, which helps me stay mentally alert.
Rat I on Amazon ($27.03):
Rat II on Amazon ($26.83):
Seems like with a knife this inexpensive it is a no-brainer to get it new. Just my two cents. Good luck with your search.
I'll give you some options here instead of just one choice.
This CRKT is a wonderful tool.
If you'd like another Spyderco you can't go wrong with a Dragonfly or a Centofante III.
If you've never got a Kershaw they're killer knives for the price. The Leek is a great introduction.
Or, you could buy 2 knives with your fifty. Ontario's RAT I and RAT II are some sweet knives.
Depending on your taste. You simply cannot go wrong with any of these knives.
[Ontario RAT II] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BBPAOCW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_a7Bkxb3BR0017)
At $24, it's a steal. I'd say it's worth between 2 and 3 times what it goes for. My favorite sub-$100 knife I've tried by far!
I recently picked up a Benchmade Small Summit Lake for $99 (plus tax put it at $108), and I LOVE it! It was my first high-quality knife. It took a $108 knife for me to replace my $24 RAT II as my EDC. They're that good.
I've lurked here for a while and thought I should make my first post.
I'm also looking for a better wallet similar to mine. I've checked out the Hitch and Timber Card Caddy, but can't justify the price. Any recommendations?
Any other feedback is also welcome :)
Small multi-tools (Pick one and goes in wallet front pocket)
Flashlight (Goes in wallet's front pocket)
Pens (Pick one)
Phone (Had to Badly Photoshop it into the pic)
Knives (Just my favorites. I usually just carry whatever knife I'm feeling that day)
Edit: not sure why photo uploaded with potato quality
If you like kershaw you can get a blur with S30v steel for around 65$ on amazon if you still want a kershaw. I've never been too impresed with them since I find their build quality to be lacking. They seem to have an excessive amount of blade play and use average quality steels in most of their knives. The a premium steel that can hold a razor sharp working edge. The spyderco delica/endura line is also a great knife. They have full flat ground blades that come razor sharp from the factory with absolutlely no blade play. I personally carry a green delica as one of my edc knives. The dragonfly is also great if you want a knife that dissapears on your person. it is a featherweight knife, that cuts and handles like a much larger knife.
If you are looking for a knife that can take an absolutely harsh beating, I would have to reccomend an Ontario RAT 1 or 2 depending on you size preference. They are a bit heavy in hand compared to other knives it size, but perform just as good as any of my spydercos. It is also on the cheaper side at around 25$.
The benchmades are also a good choice, but I would also reccomend the benchmade mini-presidio.
Anyways, I thought I might as well just post some links to them:
S30v Kershaw Blur
Benchmade Mini Presidio
[Benchmade Griptillian] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Q9BOF0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;colid=2Q6YQ3PL1NNYW&amp;coliid=I1IO3PSF8569TW)
Benchmade Mini Griptillian (I prefer thumb hole openers, but both griptillians also are offered with combo edges and thumb studs.)
Ontario RAT 1
Ontario RAT 2
Another great budget EDC knife is the Ontario RAT 2
Ontario Knife OKC Rat Ii Sp-Black Folding Knife, 7Inches https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00BBPAOCW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_lRlyCbKGHB1N9
Just to add a few more that fall well under budget and are still awesome.
You have a lot of good choices available within the $50 range. My personal two top choices for a small, inexpensive but well built folder would be the Ontario RAT 2 and the Cold Steel Tuff Lite. Both are under $30, easy to carry, and very capable. If you want more of that traditional look, go with the best Case model you can afford. Great Eastern Cutlery is really nice too for traditionals, but a bit more pricey. Another option might be an Opinel, classy and inexpensive.
What do you use the Skeletool most for?
If you use the knife on it constantly and daily, then yeah, get a good knife. If the stuff that you do cut makes you nervous with the Skeletool then definitely get a dedicated knife.
If you use the bit driver or pliers on the Skeletool the most then you probably don't need to carry a dedicated knife.
Give the Sage 5 a good look as well if you are considering the Para3. I'd also strongly recommend finding a Spyderco/Benchmade/Zero Tolerance dealer and fondling a bunch of knives before making a decision on which knife to buy.
If you have never carried a dedicated knife before it would be a good idea to buy a cheaper knife or two before spending $100+ on a knife.
Could try something like the Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara 2:
The Ontario Rat I/II
Try some under $30 knives, pick one that looks like something you would like to carry, and pick something that is dang near the polar opposite. It will let you know what you like in a knife much cheaper. Differences in blade size, blade shape, handle shape and how they are used might change your opinion on what you think you need in a knife after using a dedicated knife for awhile. After that you can make a truly informed decision on a high-end knife.
You get used to friction folders, but I understand your concerns. If you want a locking knife if would forget about them. Making it a locking folder is a pretty extensive mod.
It's something totally different, but the Ontario Rat 2 is a pretty popular knife over here. It locks, has good steel and is pretty affordable. But it doesn't have the looks of a higonokami.
Thanks! Now I have it down to the cryo 2 blackwash and the rat 2
Well, I prefer a lighter EDC, so i'd recommend the
This one is a very nice EDC for most people who use a knife for lighter tasks such as box cutting, opening packages and the like. I would not recommend this for someone who tends to use their knives for "heavier duty" tasks.
Pretty much the same recommendation criteria as the Skyline, but this knife is both spring assisted, and has a more "delicate" point.
Probably one of the most recommended knives for someone who wants an overall solid EDC at the price point with a lot of versatility and good overall durability. I own one myself, and this one is great for EDC.
The Ontario knife company really hit it out of the park with the RAT series, the Ontario RAT model II is a better choice for EDC over the RAT model I, mainly because the knife is a bit smaller putting it at about 2.75" blade and less "intimidating" for someone who needs for EDC.
I really like the Izula as a fixed blade EDC knife, it's a fucking tank and you can be sure you can rely on it everywhere, but it does lose some versatility and convenience because it isn't a folder.
Please keep in mind that these are just my suggestions and reviews, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me anything.
Ontario Knife OKC Rat Ii Sp-Black Folding Knife, 7Inches https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BBPAOCW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_tYv1DbRRHRYEN
Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E2217I6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_HuBIAbQ8RXFR1
Here ya go, I use this Plano case with my RPR and LOVE it. Only $66 too. It fits perfectly with the stock folded.
Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch (Previous Generation) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E2217I6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.esjDb9GJ5F50
In this album are pictures of the gun in the case. Very durable.
They have a new generation of the case out but this one was just fine for this rifle, it’s cheaper too for 64$ now
Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch (Previous Generation) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E2217I6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VRwEDb5JZKJ1R
Well, I feel stupid. lol
Ordered it from Amazon and just got it in the mail today.
Plano All Weather Tactical Gun... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E2217I6?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Here is a suggestion. I don't own it, but I've heard great things and you can't beat the price.
That Pelican that leftnose linked is a much nicer case, but I picked this one up when it was on sale for $60. It protected my gun well on the few flights its been on.
I also used these locks with it. 3 locks that can all open with the same key.
I ordered this one, same price about, but better case.
Weird. I can still get there by clicking on "other sellers" and selecting the 59.99 prime listing.
You mean the squat stand? Supposedly its the same as the Fuel performance one they sell at walmart. I've seen some people post it on here. 300lb weight limit.
How's that more affordable than $250?
I have this and this
You already have the weights.
Hey, i'm kinda in the same boat as OP. I live in an apartment where all my doors meet with corners so I can't put up a door frame pull up bar. Do you think this would work? http://www.amazon.ca/Cap-Barbell-Power-Exercise-Stand/dp/B00HYQP72O
Don't mean to hijack the thread, but I thought it was an option... this would allow me to hang rings, do pullups and use my TRX.
Any cons you can see, or better solutions?
[Cap Barbell FM-CS705 Power Rack... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HYQP72O?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share](http://www.Cap.com/ Barbell FM-CS705 Power Rack... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HYQP72O?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share)
Pretty stable, although for me (6'0'') the bar holders can't fit where I want them to due to the bolts holding it together. End up having to start a little short on press.
This power rack is pretty good and usually on sale for <$200
I've been able to test it with a full Olympic set (45x2, 35x2, 25x2, 10x2, 5x4, 2.5x2) on each side with no issues (300 pounds including bar). I don't know if I would be loading much more than that, though.
It also doesn't have a bail-out safety for squats.
This guy is all you need. I used it for years with upwards of 300# when doing squats and it never failed me. Actually sold it to my buddy who still uses it and loves it as well.
You could get a separate dip station or something I guess
Depending how tall you are will depend on the viability of the pull up bars being tall enough too
A barbell, bumper plates, and a rack will break that couple-hundred bucks alone. You'll definitely need those. I suggest building your own plyo boxes if you can, the standard ones are surprisingly expensive.
I've had mine for years now. It's a FlipBelt
It's simple and has a little clip for keys and lots of pocket space. It's around $25.
i just got this for running: http://www.amazon.com/Level-Terrain-FlipBelt-Black-Medium/dp/B00JF9DWWU/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1416117905&amp;sr=8-1-spell&amp;keywords=fipbelt
fits 6 plus and it holds it pretty well. and it doesn't ride up or down.
I used a runners belt at Beyond this year and it was best investment ever. Didn't have to worry about my ID and phone. It was super snug and no one was going to try to take anything.
I run with my bulky phone. But I use/wear a Flipbelt, which I highly recommended. The phone slides into the belt (along with my keys) and when I’m running, I don’t even know it’s there.
Paired with Bluetooth headphones and it’s a perfect solution in my opinion. I use Runkeeper as an audio coach, played from my phone.
$20 from Amazon, much less than buying a new smart watch,
FlipBelt Level Terrain Waist Pouch, Medium, Black
You run in jeans?! Damn, I don't get that, but to your question, both the FlipBelt and Spibelt are very popular. I've had the SPIbelt for... 3 months now, and it's held up pretty well. The elastic band has stretched just a bit, but it controls bouncing very well and will fit more than just your phone if you want to bring gels or cards/cash with you.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JF9DWWU/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1500221703&amp;sr=8-2&amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&amp;keywords=flip+belt&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=31wMl5KJFOL&amp;ref=plSrch I use a flipbelt. You can get a water bottle that fits in it as well.
I use a flipbelt, and its been great so far. The addition of some bluetooth headphones would be a great addition, but other than that I'm happy with my solution. I've tried several armbands and none have suited me as well as the belt. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JF9DWWU/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1421191480&amp;sr=8-1&amp;pi=AC_SX200_QL40
I guess it all depends on what you are trying to accomplish but I would get something like this and add on weights and a bar
I carry this as a less lethal alternative.
Lately I've also heard good things about this. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K7Y3G8Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_NNLsDb199H06N
I usually hangout by myself and I am a big strong guy and I usually always carry my pepper spray, as I do not always know who or what I might encounter, be safe!
SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Compact Size with Clip (Max Protection - 35 shots, up to 5x's more) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007VM8UC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_w13bAbZQPZCS0
Maybe a lot of people don't live in constant fear of "criminals" that intend to bodily harm us or our families? And maybe we think a hand gun would be fine in this hypothetical situation?
And if we didn't want to own a gun, I'd spend 7 dollars for this and not worry about my kid shooting themselves as much.
get yourself some eye spice
I buy my pepper sprays from NelsonKRX on Facebook. Meron din sa Hahn Manila and some Ace Hardwares.
EDIT: This is what I have.
Not sure if serious or concern trolling. When you attend an event carry pepper spray it's really cheap to buy. With all the criminal illegal aliens running around it is a good idea to have some on hand anyway. Order from Amazon if you must but please if possible buy from a locally owned and operated business instead. Spending money in your own community creates jobs and growth in your own community. MAGA!
This works well.
here's what I carry
I would advise getting this one. Very user friendly and reliable. I run frequently and use the clip to tuck it in my shorts that don't have pockets. Never moves.
Go to the middle of bum-fuck nowhere and give it some practice shots just so you know what you are dealing with.
I travel alone sometimes and I always carry this
on my belt. Skeevy people give me a weird feeling and I break camp and move on as SOON as someone gives me that feeling.
If you live somewhere where this is a risk, why not stock these in your car? Probably a safer alternative to a space heater that you could sleep soundly with.
> Like can they go on facebook in picks and bans or draw in paint?
I think I've seen some players play OSU! as a warm-up once or twice, but I'm not sure if it was during LCS. I assume they have limited access to internet and the computer's software though.
> Also what is that squishy thing in their hands all the time?
They use it to keep their hands warm. As /u/CFThirty mentions, they are called "HotHands".
> And are those face cameras always on? or just when broadcasting?
It's another assumption I make, but I think they're always on. The LCS producer will probably tell what images are showed on stream.
> Can they hear the crowd or announcers?
Sometimes, because it is very hard to cancel out all sounds. The huge black things on their ears are meant to keep out the noise though.
> Is it illegal to remove their headsets?
Yep, unless the game is on pause and the referee needs to ask the player something. In that case communication is just easier by removing the headset ;-)
More information about all the LCS rules can be found here.
get some hand warmers maybe? I have some at my house for just that situation (doesn't happen a lot, just sometimes)
These! Boot-specific versions exist and they stick onto your socks, but the hand ones work just as well and are easier to find. Plus they're usually bigger. Quality varies brand to brand.
I don't think it is necessary to give a gift card for a lowkey care package, but if you know they are struggling financially or they have a favorite grocery store or clothing shop then it sounds like a great idea. You can utilize things like Groupon, Amazon home services for cleaning and home repairs, BlueApron or equivalent food prep boxes. I have heard that many people like those type of subscription boxes.
My personal favorite care package goodies are shared below. I would wrap a pretty scarf around a small bundle of goodies. And to make it all pretty, I would pin artificial flowers and a thoughtful card to the front.
HotHands Hand Warmers
[Nature's Approach Aromatherapy Neck Wrap Herbal Pack, Celestial Indigo] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0027VH7GK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_VuuYBbQY3GTYH)
Handcrafted Goat's Milk and Olive Oil Soap Bar with Attached Natural Organic Sea Sponge - Sweet Strawberry Scent
Tervis Sunflowers Tumbler
Power Thought Cards
But in terms of "adulting" you could give them Groupon vouchers for cooking classes or yoga/meditation. But if they are strapped for cash, I would definitely include a gift card to their local grocery store.
They're expensive but I absolutely love my Lake winter boots. Got them used on eBay about 5 years ago for $180 in excellent condition. For gloves I use Pearl Izumi lobster gloves.
I've always had cold hands and feet and sometimes even the above isn't enough. When it's really cold I put Hot Hand hand warmers in my gloves, against the palm/base of fingers, and in my boots on top of my toes. They are very toasty.
Tip: The Hot Hands last quite a while and are still useable after a ride. They heat up with air contact so when I finish my ride I put the Hot Hands in a plastic bag and squeeze out as much air as possible. They can't stay in the bag forever but will stay in limbo for a few days. I've used one pair on three different rides. Another trick is that they get hotter the more you shake the package so the first time I only shake it a bit. That way I can be sure they'll be good for another ride.
Write yourself a reminder of how to start a fire with the items within your car:
How to start a fire with your car battery
You know, in case you do not have a cigarette lighter working in your car.
It is REALLY. IMPORTANT. To stay dry. Get a slicker for each member of your family, as well as sturdy, water proof foot gear. If you can get a combo snow coat/water proof whatchmacallit, that is perfect. I personally take all items, and vacuum seal them in ziplock Space bags (including first aid, flashlights, flares, everything, to ensure they are protected from moisture before being placed into the duffle bag)
Handwarmers. A buttload of handwarmers. The can last up to 10 hours!
first aid kits, -40 degree sleeping bags, solar rechargeable/hand cranking latterns/flashlights, a simple manual on field survival (scavenging for food, simple traps, signaling for help, a small sum of money in case you need to purchase gas/towing/food, flares, freeze dried, high calorie foods (nuts work amazing))
Water. I am a bit miffed at the person that said he does not store water, but carries a water filter. ALWAYS. CARRY. WATER. A 24 pack of water bottles in the trunk with the tire is good, or a few liter bottles with some air space for expansion. Having a water filter does nothing if you do not have a source for water, or the means to melt snow/ice. Get a water filter as something supplementary. Pack a cheap multi tool and a good knife as well.
A fire starter (flint) and some simple kindling(a sandwich baggie of cotton balls) added tip--coat your cotton balls partially in vaseline, it will increase the flammability of the cotton, and help repel water.
Something I also include, is a pair of foot long 2x4 pieces. I name them the 'clackers'. Smacking 2x4's together is akin to a gun shot, and will get the attention of someone if you do the typical SOS morse code pattern. They also scare away wildlife. Although I always travel armed.
A typical portable jump starting battery
You can often find these little systems with ports which can charge your phone.
A tarp or tent in case your car is compromised and cannot provide adequate shelter
Maps, both local and national (in case you travel) and a compass.
A simple dig out kit for getting your car free (shovel, kitty litter, or a tin can and candle trick, ropes, tire chains, etc)
"Hot Hands" are my friend, and now maybe yours too.
Do you guys have those hand warmers that you can stick inside your gloves that warm your hands?
Doesn't matter - get some of these - they are cheap and they last for 10 hours. I have a pair in my socks right now.
I always make sure to pop 4 hand warmers in my pockets.
cheap on amazon - http://www.amazon.com/HeatMax-Hot-Hands-Handwarmer-pairs/dp/B0007ZF4OA
You're in luck!
tight underwear or the boxer briefs that run down your legs 6-8 inches preventing anything from falling out. buy an extra pack of hand warmers read the instructions on how to get them to warm reliably. Either preheat the urineluck in a microwave with the cap off in ten second increments (two should be max needed) or set it in a ziplock bag in a cup under hot water for five minutes to raise it up to temp. I let mine stay above temp and then drop it down to the right temp just outside the test clinic (two heaters will do this well) remove one heat pad and head in. Before I drop it in their cup I make sure its below 100 (some can measure initial too hotness) but above 90. Having it not be warm enough is the big risk.
If you get screwed like that a last ditch effort is to rub your thumb on your jeans until its real hot and then touch the temp strip till it hits 96 or so (risky)
Fuck Ronald Regan he was a B movie president and his workplace drug laws are a joke. A MAJORITY or near majority of people here in WA actually smoke pot regularly and fake it like this or in a similar fashion.
Not as good as heated gear but way cheaper.
Something not much people do, but handwarmers really help and give me a sense of warmth in the cold!
There are cheaper places to buy it but this stuff is amazing on the seats. It’s slippery at first but if you keep buffing with microfiber cloth it works great. Removes all dirt and grime on my white seats.
ONR for the exterior.
A few more things:
Camco 40043 TastePURE RV/Marine... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006IX87S?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
303 (30306) Aerospace Protectant,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XBCURW?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Camco RV Brass Inline Water... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003BZD08U?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
These are fun but not a requirement:
MPOWERD Luci Solar String Lights https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KYPDPKC?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
MPOWERD 1004-005-001-002 Luci Lux... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076JSCMPG?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Again not a necessity but I like it, keeps your water house pointed down not out
The Everything Candida Diet Book:... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003BZD03K?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Love this because depending on where you are, it’s really nice to have an extra water source for washing things and keeping dust down on the road
2wayz All Metal Body Garden Hose Splitter. Newly Upgraded (2017): 100% Secured, Bolted & Threaded. Easy Grip, Smooth Long Handles y Valve https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019MS0HK8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fOhxDb2J6NVSQ
I have been using THIS for my interior (dashboard and door panels). So far I am liking it.
I heard positive reviews of 303 Spray
Which one do you recommend? Or is there any product more best bang for my buck?
You're welcome. https://www.amazon.com/303-30306-Aerospace-Protectant-Furniture/dp/B000XBCURW
Look, if you want to get rid of it, while protecting your car at the same time, get some 303 Aerospace protectant it will restore finish and protect your panels from the sun. Great stuff.
I personally don't like hard-tops so I've never had to maintain them myself, but I hear this stuff works absolute miracles on rubber & fiberglass.
303 Aerospace Protectant
I use the 303 Aerospace spray on mine. They still look a little worn right where my heels rest, but otherwise look pretty new.
A buddy of mine uses this he says its really good he applies it every few months or so https://www.amazon.com/303-30306-Aerospace-Protectant-Furniture/dp/B000XBCURW
Thanks for that tip.
The 32oz. spray bottle is cheaper than the 16oz. on amazon.
303 is just what it's called.
That should treat your tonneau 3 or 4 times.
I'm not super into watches/horology so my opinion is gonna be a lot different than most. For $80, get what you like. Yah it is basically a Rolex rip off but honestly no one is gonna give a shit. I would personally save a little more and get a Orient Ray and swap bracelets. Looks very similar but distinguishes its self as its own. They usually go on sale for under $150. I picked up the Orient Mako back in Dec for $65 but they rarely go that low.
I have an Orient Mako black as pictured on the link below I'll sell for 100$ plus shipping. It's on their rubber band. I can provide time stamped photos. It's a great watch, near mint but my SKX gets more wear now a days.
The price points are not comparable...the ocean one costs more than twice as much as a mako or a ray.
Here's a few from mine:
I also put a bunch of knife/pen related items on mine.
Orient Mako, i'm still sad that mine broke. It is one of the best affordable watches that I have ever had.
Sorry if I'm hijacking this thread but I have a question for an orient diver owner. I want to get this and I was wondering if it would look good on a nato leather strap. Also how big is the case, I have slightly smaller than average wrists and I was wondering if a 40mm watch would look too big.
Invicta 'resurrected' an old Swiss brand name(they have nothing to do with the original company), they tend to copy other companies designs or style cues, often using stock Japanese or Swiss movements with Chinese made cases & assembly, and the have insanely high MSRP but the watches are perpetually on sale for 70~80% off. If the Invicta MSRP is $315, but, the watch is always 'marked down' 73% to $85...then the watch is only worth about $85.
This lack of legitimate heritage, questionable marketing practices, along with quality issues and poor customer service have given the brand a bad reputation.
That said, I used to own the Invicta 8926. It was my daily/work watch for about a decade before I gave it to my brother. It got beat to hell and was worn nonstop for about 12 years, without any service, before it started keeping poor time. Not bad for $79.
If you like the watch and don't spend to much on it, it should will probably be fine. On the plus side, it likely has a Citizen/Miyota auto movement and may even be all stainless steel, so, it would be hard to beat for under $100.
Good, entry level brands to look at are Seiko, Citizen, & Orient. Possible alternatives;
The Seiko Monster is one of the best made watches out there under $200.
The Orient Mako is really well regarded.
Or the Seiko SNZH55 is a nice, affordable Blancpain Fifty Fathom inspired watch.
I'm not a fan of either. Budget watches that I would consider:
There's a disconnect in overall style to have a rotating bezel and thin watch hands.
The Orient Mako is the closest watch I can think of that has all of your characteristics, including a price that only slightly exceeds your $100 limit.
For about the same price, I'd rather have a Seiko or Orient. I don't know much about watches, but I get the sense that Invicta has a somewhat negative reputation among those who do (i.e., the folks on /r/watches).
I'd recommend this one personally:
or its more expensive GMT counterpart:
Hamilton also makes very nice automatics:
As does Tissot:
Steinhart also has some solid dive watches:
They all use more or less the same movement, the ubiquitous swiss ETA 2824
Or if you want cheap, this is what I'm currently wearing:
I am currently in this same boat, I have been leaning towards this Orient Mako though. http://www.amazon.com/Orient-CEM65001B-Black-Automatic-Watch/dp/B001EWEQ3A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1335359818&amp;sr=8-1
Seiko looks a lot classier IMO. I'm not a huge fan of the Citizen diver design. Have you checked out the Orient Mako? Definitely worth a look.
http://www.amazon.com/Orient-CEM65001B-Black-Automatic-Watch/dp/B001EWEQ3A buy this new.
I have returned watches before, there is no reason they shouldn't take it back. The sellers switch off on what they have in stock so just try to find a different seller on there. Here's one
You should do a bit of reading to find out more about what you might want/need in a watch. Mechanical or quartz? Date window? Alarms? Waterproof?
That Invicta has treated me very well, and thus far has given me no reason to doubt it. It keeps great time too for a mechanical (look at the bonus album I posted; you can see into the back). However, I bought it against the recommendation of a lot of the watch community. Invicta has a hit and miss reputation, though the 8926ob is one of their best regarded models. If you're looking for a "Rolex Sub clone" there are some other options out there in a slightly higher price range that are from more respected brands. /r/watches might have some recommendations for you. I would personally look at this watch: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001EWEQ3A/ref=pd_aw_sim_241_1?ie=UTF8&amp;dpID=51zhHeruIeL&amp;dpSrc=sims&amp;preST=_AC_UL100_SR100%2C100_&amp;refRID=164BC614FP2Z13EXSNE9
That all being said, the reviews for the 8926ob model are pretty positive, and Invictas may have just done it all right this time. Look at my other reply about the watch too. The movement (gears and springs) are made by a very reputable Japanese manufacturer, Seiko. Just be warned that it might not be a watch that will last long enough to be passed down to your grandkids like a real Rolex or something.
I've got Shimano M324 on my Giant Defy Disc. Running them with Gito Treble II 2014's. They aren't the most racey, but whatever. I can clip in when I want and ride around the hood in some tenni's. I dig them. You may want to check out Shimano A530. I've heard the A530's can be slick.
Here are a couple to get you started.
If you want to ride the same bike clipless and then with street shoes, something like that is the way to go.
Maybe something like these so you don't have to swap the pedals.
no, those are MTB pedals, not road pedals. see my list in this thread for some compatible shoes. these are good pedals if you intend on sometimes riding with shoes that don't have cleats in them. Since they are flat on one side and clipless on the other side. And the flat side is wide enough to be comfortable and keep your feet secure as well.
I'd recommend the Shimano A530 pedals, they're pretty great imo and got plenty of good reviews, you got SPD on one side and platform on the other when you don't feel like using your cycling shoes.
> The ideal scenario is to have a big club where you can find a group that goes at the pace you want, but in most places your options will be limited. Perhaps start by practicing your group riding skills with a slow group, then go with a fast group and accept that you might get dropped.
The average guy on a Saturday or Sunday morning doesn't care about the gender makeup of the group but does want to get a good workout. They won't mind if they have to wait for you for a few minutes after designated sprints, but if you can't keep up at a normal cruising pace then it's better to wave goodbye.
Oh, totally! I completely understand that. There are some bike shops that have group rides of various levels, but that's about it. Not too many clubs (other than casual ones) around here that I've been able to scope out. But, maybe I'll check out the casual ones to learn some etiquette-- that sounds like a good idea!
>Consider getting started on clipless soon, since clipping in and out quickly is a key group riding skill. Other than that, all you really need is the equipment to repair a puncture (bring a spare tube, not just glue and patches) and the right clothes, including gloves and glasses.
Rodger that! I'll probably get clipless in a month or so. Do you have an opinion on THESE? I want to have the option of using my bike to commute-- so I don't want to commit solely to clipless.
>Sounds like you're on the right track. See if you can bump up to 3 days per week training as this will really help. And if you're only doing short workouts make them count. Towards the end of winter you should be doing some tough interval sessions.
When you have an opportunity to race in the spring, just dive in. Crits are great fun if you can keep your cool when people are riding very close to you. Don't worry about poor results at the beginning.
Women's racing often has small fields or mixed fields, so a lot of races break up. Just keep hammering away.
And if you get a chance, have a go at individual time trialling. It's either the most boring form of racing or the truest, depending on your philosophy on life.
Yeah! I think they have open studio time, so I'm hoping to get in a 3rd training session during the week by myself (I just don't have the cash at the moment to pay for the 3x/week program ;( And biking outside isn't an option here in the winter-- though if the weather holds up like how its been: We might skip winter entirely!)
Re: Racing-- Oh I plan to! The first one is in April, so I'm planning on doing one per weekend (if possible), before the BIG tour comes in June. Provided I finish all of the races I participate in, I think I'd be able to compete in those as a Cat 4!
Last year I got my first "real" bike and decided to take the plunge and get some clipless pedals, after about 2k miles I will never look back. A friend in the cycling industry recommended Shimano SPD pedals, they are cheap and easy to exit, (road specific pedals and shoes tend to be more expensive) and also tend to have a recessed cleat. I have Shimano shoes they are comfortable, and relatively inexpensive (as far as bike shoes go) you might be able to find some better deals on nashbar or other sites like that though.
I am about to order some Shimano PD-A520 which is more of a touring pedal, it has a bigger platform which will reduce hotspots on long rides (which wasn't a problem until recently, probably due to shoe wear.) You may also want to check out these which give you the choice to use clipless shoes or just regular shoes.
Use what I got they give you the best of both worlds.. You can either click-in or use platforms.
Cool shoes! As far as pedals go, I'd get a combo pedal with one clipless side and one flat side. That way, if you decide to use normal shoes it still works. Or if your legs/feet start hurting after hours of keeping them in the exact same position on a clipless, you simply flip the pedal and enjoy some freedom of movement on the flat side.
I have one pair of these pedals on a MTB, and I don't really like them. They weigh the same on each side, so they never flip to one side by themselves. When you start pedaling you never know which side will be up.
I'd much rather get something like this, because they will always orient themselves with the right side up. I don't have experience with those pedals in particular, but I've got some almost identical ones made by Exustar and I like them a lot (couldn't find them on amazon though).
The R530s are on sale for $39.99 on Performance:
Pretty sure these are the pedals I have on my Peloton, $29.99 on Performance:
And these are the pedals I have on my cross/town bike. They have a platform on the flip side, $42.45:
The clip for the SPD style cleats is smaller - much smaller and harder to clip into than the LOOK style. But once you get used to it, they are really easy. Overall, I'm glad I made the switch.
This is what I use, very small fits in my pocket.
In my pocket. It's not a very big bottle. I got it from amazon. I got this kind
Exactly, whenever I'm not at work I'll carry oc or more. Sabre sells some that clip into a pocket well for only 7$. There's also products that can attach to keychains. Or if you want the extra liability Taser sells the pulse for 400$ which you can conceal in a waistband pretty easily (it's very small). Alternatively martial arts is an awesome resource -- if you're smaller in stature check out Wing Chun. Hope this helped.
I'd recommend a small cannister of pocket pepper spray. Ultimately harmless and some are accurate up to 8 feet away.
7 bucks and can go on a keychain.
> Lmao are you actually trying to say videogames give you a good understanding of weapons?
Yeah, that's exactly what i'm saying.
> A gun can't "just as easily" be disarmed. No fucking way. The great thing about a gun is you don't have to be standing right next to your attacker.
Ever heard of the 21 foot rule? Look it up.
> Just get pepper spray. It's legal and its way way way more effective than a knife.
I don't disagree, I just like something I can easily conceal between my belt if I want to, also the whole intimidation thing. Anyways I just bought This after your last comment, didn't know it's that cheap. I'm still going to carry both though, a knife doesn't run out of ''ammo'' (or spray in this case).
Agreed. Look into this.
get a revolver. if guns arent your thing, keep one of these on you and in every room :
Not even that much - $6 shipped.
Get this. CS tear gas and pepper spray plus marker agent all in one, military/police grade. It’s a bad day in a can....
naw man, you got that wrong. pepper spray is weaker. This police strength pepper spray is 0.33%
For me personally it would be this stuff.
I keep a can in my backpack when I'm at school. I'm sure someone has mentioned it already but having a good awarness of your souroundings will do you wonders. Just remember that spray is not ment to end the fight as much as it is to disorient your attacker so you can flee. That's why most of these sprays come with a uv active agent so your attacker can be identified later. And of course make sure your state and local laws don't restrict you from having self defense spray.
Stock up on these
What about when I toss one of these to you?
My hands don't usually get cold...
Maybe some of these:
PS- I love these for thick injections. Wrap 'em in a washcloth and apply. Also, w the PIO, letting it run under hot sink water can thin it out a bit before injecting.
I'm a college student, so I totally understand buying cheap stuff. Here are some of my personal finds.
I bought these cute rain boots for myself about a year ago, and they've held up well! They come in a lot of patterns; I have the argyle plaid just because I like plaid, but the polka dots are cute too. :)
I have this scarf in red. It's super warm and comes in multiple colors. :)
I'm pretty attached to my phone, so I have these gloves. I love the knitted pattern, and it's a must for me to still be able to do stuff on my phone while I have gloves on.
I have some heated purple slippers (battery operated) from Sears, and they're really nice since my floor is wood. I have my eye on these adorable slippers though because they're just so cute. I love food with cute faces on them. :D They're kinda pricy though.
Also, Hot Hands are a savior. I would buy them from Walmart or Target; it's cheaper, and you can get however many you want. These kept my hands warm when I was outside in freezing temperatures from midnight to 10 am!
I bought a pack of handwarmers off amazon (~$25 for 40 pairs, but you can cut in half so its actually 80) and will keep them in the trunk. Hasn't gotten cold enough in Boston to need to use yet though. But, I think they would get warm enough to unfreeze the handles & trim areas w/o damaging anything.
Hand warmer similar to this
I have the same problem. I started using hand warmers, slipping them into my boots and pockets, and it's been great.
Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/HotHands-Hand-Warmers-40-pairs/dp/B0007ZF4OA
I wore these when I was in Iceland in March 2016 (so. freaking. cold.) and they were great! I can't stand having my hands cold, so I bought some wool liners for the gloves and Hot Hands to stash in my jacket pockets too. Have fun in Iceland; it's an amazing place!
Ear muffs - http://www.amazon.ca/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1415077477&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Howard+leight
Ear plugs - http://www.amazon.ca/Stanley-RST-63008-Pressure-Earplugs-80-Pack/dp/B001ULCHEA/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1415077621&amp;sr=1-1-catcorr&amp;keywords=Ear+plugs
Eye pro - http://www.amazon.ca/Uvex-S3300-Genesis-Ultra-Dura-Hardcoat/dp/B001TONHB0/ref=sr_1_23?s=hi&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1415077522&amp;sr=1-23&amp;keywords=Uvex
Hand warmer - http://www.amazon.ca/Zippo-Manufacturing-Company-40314-Warmer/dp/B00ABA0JEG/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1415078094&amp;sr=8-6&amp;keywords=Hand+warmer
I paid less than that, these work also(http://www.amazon.ca/HotHands-Hand-Warmers-40-pairs/dp/B0007ZF4OA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1415078094&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Hand+warmer)
Gloves (if you must) - http://www.amazon.ca/Glacier-Outdoor-Lightweight-Shooting-Tactical/dp/B001OPH2B0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1415077960&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Shooting+gloves
I went to Iceland this past February and took my Mavic Pro. Some tips I have for you are:
Here you go
Prepare to have your life changed. I use them on the slopes, look into gear people use for the snow, there’s all types of heat gear.
I typically adjust my helmet so I can just put my hoodie or a normal winter hat under it, which keeps me pretty warm on my ears and head. Barring that, a balaclava is nice too
I have yet to find gloves that are good enough to keep my hands from freezing so I often take the time at lights to rub my hands together. I really want to try out Bar Mitts or similar "pogies". I keep Hot Hands in my backpack in case of emergencies
I've found that cheap light waterproof non-breathable jackets can be helpful because they're thin and really trap heat. Most rain shells are breathable so they don't suffocate you in warmer weather, but I've found that the crappy non-breathable ones are great for winter for that same reason. I can go with just a sweatshirt and one of those and I'm usually sweating by the end in freezing temps. The only problem is I have to keep moving. It's useless if my body's not doing work to keep the heat building up, which is problematic if you may get stuck somewhere remote.
I want some clear glasses as well, for windy/snowy days when the precipitation stings my eyes. I think something like these would probably do the trick. REI sells, Tifosi, a brand of bike glasses, but I think these would be overkill for me
[foam box, apply duct tape to hold shut] (https://www.grainger.com/product/12F276?gclid=CjwKCAiAwZTuBRAYEiwAcr67OYmFsxWbQPsZ6q6G2LcJL5M4zB0FDx7diAlZz8JqX1lQ9P6GeFZPjBoCnbAQAvD_BwE&cm_mmc=PPC:+Google+PLA&ef_id=CjwKCAiAwZTuBRAYEiwAcr67OYmFsxWbQPsZ6q6G2LcJL5M4zB0FDx7diAlZz8JqX1lQ9P6GeFZPjBoCnbAQAvD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!2966!3!50916733197!!!g!82129239837!)
just a thing to hold your electronics in to keep them insulated from the cold during flight, and cushioned for the impact of landing.
[piezo electric buzzer, attach to arduino to give an audible alarm to help track down your payload after landing] (https://www.adafruit.com/product/1536?gclid=CjwKCAiAwZTuBRAYEiwAcr67OVsUCcFPwRh9nBWLsDKDr9_VNEnteEJxQoZ5P8Z_j0ddqz6boPAyfRoCeLkQAvD_BwE)
not required but can be helpful when hunting down your payload
[hand warmer] (https://smile.amazon.com/HotHands-Hand-Warmers-Odorless-Activated/dp/B0007ZF4OA?sa-no-redirect=1)
also optional, i've never used them, generally used to keep your batteries warmer as warm batteries perform better than cold.
[GPS Antenna] (https://store.uputronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=72&search=gps)
gotta get GPS signals somehow, i highly suggest the MAX M8Qs from Ublox
[AA battery packs, i suggest using the energizer ultimate lithium batteries] (https://www.digikey.com/products/en/battery-products/battery-holders-clips-contacts/86?k=battery+holder&k=&pkeyword=battery+holder&sv=0&pv91=355996&sf=0&FV=-8%7C86%2C32%7C306832%2C1989%7C0&quantity=&ColumnSort=0&page=1&pageSize=25)
you'll likely use a 4-6 pack that has the batteries connected in serial to supply the 5v the arduino needs
[trackuino shield and guide] (http://hab.education/pages/trackuino.html)
this tells you where your payload is via sites like aprs.fi
[cheap external temperature sensor] (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/maxim-integrated/DS18B20/DS18B20-ND/956983)
the trackuino code already has provisions for this temp sensor so it requires very little modification to the code to use.
[antenna, no coat hangar required] (https://www.byonics.com/antennas)
Any antenna thats made to operate on 144.390 mhz (assuming you are in the US, other countries you'll have to check your band plan) will work. I make mine from 2 19" pieces of 20 gauge wire.
Buy her a box of these.
They are single-use chemical heating pads. You activate them by shaking them and they get very nice and warm. Handy to keep around.
Last winter was ridiculously cold so I tried to find the best gloves this year. I came to the conclusion that you need at least 2 pairs (maybe three) for the varying conditions.
For the super cold days I settled on Black Diamond Soloist finger gloves. I also bought a case Hot Hands for when the conditions change on the trail.
I do construction in Michigan and feel like I need extra warmth for my hands. I use the nitrile or rubber coated gloves that are insolated for winter. Then wear a knit or cotton glove inside the insolated one. On really cold days i add the small hand warmers in between the glove layers in my palm. I can hammer, carry stuff and never be bothered by the handwarmers. I use one set of both kinds of gloves in the morning and then put on a dry set after lunch. I use these hand warmers.... http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0007ZF4OA/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1418862991&amp;sr=8-1&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=51%2Bk8z12gRL&amp;ref=plSrch&amp;pi=AC_SY200_QL40
Look into 303 Aerospace to protect the synthetic leather and vinyl dashboard.
I don't have shiny bikes, I have bikes that get caked in mud at a freshly watered motocross track and then left in the garage for a week. S100 gets them spotless. To keep the plastics in good shape I'll occasionally hit them with some 303 Aerospace Protectant.
Far from the dirtiest I've had a bike, but here's before and after with S100 and an electric pressure washer on a low setting. A high pressure nozzle on a garden hose would do just as well.
Use this on any plastic or rubber on the car.
This is what I use. It's a little pricy but it's worth every penny in my opinion.
Oh I see, I thought you meant exterior stripping. I apologize. Here is the link for 303. I use the gallon and distribute in spray bottles but for personal use that spray bottle will last quite some time.
Nice! May keep an eye on them to make sure they don't start fading. I know some of the micro-suede fabrics like to do that. I actually sprayed down (lightly) my alcantara to help prevent fading with this stuff
For leather, regular 303 Aerospace Protectant actually works great. I've gotten numerous comments about how well my leather has held up, and I attribute it to this.
I also do a yearly deep clean, and somewhat regularly wipe down with plain water. It may not be a "sealant", but it lasts quite a long time.
Would this be a good choice?
303 is a UV protection product for use on marine equipment and aircraft. Regularly coating inflatables with it after periods of heavy use is a good way to prolong the life of the product.
I've had my '12 for 3 years now. No issues at all, in Chicago. Something to reduce the chance of the dash cracking I use 303 sun protectant, it can be applied to almost any interior surface. https://www.amazon.com/303-30306-Aerospace-Protectant-Furniture/dp/B000XBCURW
Aside from the CSC failure which is shared between the 370Z/G37 and 350(?), it's common to do a csc delete, multiple companies make the kit.
Standard 303 protectant is on right now, but the price kinda blows.
Also this Bissel carpet cleaner, which Ive seen other users mention they have and like it for extraction.
Is your bedliner exposed to the sun? If so I would recommend a UV resistant product for it.
Such as 303 Aerospace. This can be bought in a very large volume, from Amazon, as well.
Looking good! Nice work! Now that you've got them nice and clean be sure to give them a generous coat of protectant. I have been extremely pleased with 303 UV Protectant. It will not only give the pads a great shine, but it also will protect them from UV and hinder future mildew growth.
Does amazon ship to you?
The price here shows me $23. Edit: nvm I see it's 32 oz vs. 16 oz.
Any idea how that compares to something like 303 Aerospace? That's my go to for any trim/vinyl.
This is one product I’d use:
303 (30306) Aerospace Protectant, UV Protectant for Boats and Patio Furniture, 32 fl. Oz(package may vary) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XBCURW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_xanSDbVC3S0F5
Heard it works well on car interiors in addition to tonneau covers for trucks.
UV exposure is what really impacted the fabric more than anything. I’ve got a different product I use on the rainfly for both my tent and hammock made by nikwax.
I use Aerospace 303 . I've seen some stores carry them but I order mine online.
I use it for my interior leather and plastic bits with Microfiber towels and exterior with a few sprays into the wash bucket. I also apply on my door/window seals to prevent doors from freezing up during the winter.
I've heard some stories of this being true so take it with a grain of salt. I don't live in a city where it will freeze up too often, but I apply it during the winter anyways to just be safe.
Most of the time I'm living in a flat so what I do it use a quick detailer (US link / UK link) and microfibre (US link / UK link) to keep things clean between proper washes. In fact I keep a bottle of quick detailer and a one of glass cleaner in the car at all times (I wrap a microfibre cloth around the spray head and put the combo in the driver/passenger door pocket).
Basically if you can catch any big, obvious dirt e.g. bird crap, early then it makes things easy.
If you manage to get some time, putting on a good coat of really hard wearing wax (US link / UK link) or sealant (US link / UK link) will be really helpful. It should last a year and make cleaning with quick detailer much easier.
As for the headlights, the yellow colour comes from the plastic oxidising. You need to scrub away that layer and then protect it. Toothpaste works quite well but there are dedicated products like (US link / UK link). Afterwards I'd apply some 303 Aerospace protectant (US link / UK link) which is also great for the interior plastic.
what is the difference between that one and this 303 ?
Orient Mako perhaps?
There are lots of watches linked to there but they all seem pretty good. And I'll throw in that I got this Orient black Mako on watchyouseek for about $70 used and in perfect condition though it took about a month for the right watch to pop up.
Deep Blue Pro Diver 1k
Bernhardt Binnacle Anchor
All of these are sub 300, and only one is more than 200. They're highly praised on Watchuseek in the Affordable Forum. It has tons of advice on mechanicals that won't break the bank
So do you want a diver or a business casual dress watch? The two watches you posted are VERY different in terms of where they work. Regardless, I would shy away from the Invicta. Here
is a higher quality diver, the Orient Mako, that is virtually the same. Same dimensions and everything.
It's hard to tell by your post but it seems you want this for the purpose of being able to dress it up more than dress it down. If you are willing to save another hundred dollars I think you could do well with the Hamilton Khaki Field. Can be either dressed up or down quite easily and goes well on a NATO.
Otherwise, dress watches like a Rodina or Orient Bambino might be more up your alley. Good luck!
Get this instead. 100 bucks, great quality, nice movement, and you won't cry when you scrape it against a rock. (you are going diving with this thing, right?)
The 7K2 would be better in my opinion, it is 3mm bigger than your Invicta so it should fit fine, and the reviews on the 7K2 are better than the reviews on the 9K2 as well.
Also, for $10 more you can get an Orient Black Mako diver watch which has better reviews than both of them, just throwing it out there for you in case you're interested! http://www.amazon.com/Orient-CEM65001B-Black-Automatic-Watch/dp/B001EWEQ3A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1416272316&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Orient+Mako
The Seiko 5 SNK809 and the SNZG13 would be my recommendations for that price range. Also, take a peek at the Orient Mako.
Here's a Mako
I've got a Ray, similar, kind of a re-work of the Mako, seen here
I honestly couldn't be happier with it. Exactly what I wanted at the price point.
Funny. I've been doing swagbucks, amazon turk and paidveiwpoint for a few weeks and planned on getting either an Orient Mako or a Seiko Diver soon. I haven't cashed out in either but I figure I have roughly $120 from doing both with little effort.
That is a very nice watch, hope you enjoy it.
Edit: Here's a look at my earnings so far from mTurk and SwagBucks(Still gotta spend them bucks)
Here's a ref to Swagbucks, nonref
and to PaidViewPoint, nonref
Citizen, Seiko, and Orient would probably be your best best in that price range, here are some examples you might like, all on the smaller side
the biggest one is 43mm, which would probably look fine, I wear a 42mm and have small writs as well and it looks good. good luck
I would suggest looking through the buying guide on the sidebar. There are a bunch if watches listed in that price range.
My short list would be:
seiko 5 snk
seiko 5 snzg
For a little more
If you are looking for a nice, versatile watch I highly recommend Orient's Mako with a black or blue face. http://www.amazon.com/Orient-CEM65001B-Black-Automatic-Watch/dp/B001EWEQ3A
Very easy to read, even at night. I wear mine everyday. It is built like a tank. It looks nice with my business suits, at the gym after work, in the pool, or at a weekend bbq. It is even an automatic if you are into that kind of thing.
It may not be a minimalist lifestyle to have a watch and we can argue whether the Mako is a minimalist design, but I've chosen it b/c I like wearing a watch and it is the only watch I may ever need.
Mine is an Orient Mako
LL Bean Camp Mocs in dark brown
Orient Mako in black, I wanted to add a nice diver to my collection to swim in and just wear
J. Crew slub cotton sweater
2 J. Crew slim fit shirts
J. Crew oxford shorts in red
3 Mossimo crew neck tees - dark grey, white, mint green (took beacons rec on slim fit white crews and I really like them. Originally went for the white and picked up a couple more)
Something like this?
So you're saying the orient version of the snzg15? It is one of my top choices, but here's my current list
http://www.creationwatches.com/products/orient-automatic-288/orient-automatic-flight-collection-fer2a001b-er2a001b-4778.html (Silver bezel is sold out there and Amazon, there's also a tan face version)
http://www.creationwatches.com/products/orient-automatic-288/orient-automatic-disk-collection-fer0200dw-4636.html (just looks cool, not sure about it but it's stuck in my head too)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001EWEQ3A/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER (Idk what to say about it, just a nice watch)
Yup. I've got the Shimano A530 but there's a few others that are variations on that theme.
Sometimes, even if I'm wearing my cycling shoes, I'll use the platform side. If I'm navigating some tight urban space, for example, and know I'll be going slow and stopping often. Or, even on the road, sometimes I'll unclip and flip them over just to give my feet a change.
I find being clipped in most useful climbing long hills. Pulling up on the backstroke gets other leg muscles into the game. Sometimes that's the difference between cresting the hill and having to take a break.
I used to wear toe clips with straps. This sort of thing. I find the SPDs to be easier to get out of quickly. What I haven't tried is the new style strapless toe-clips. I should probably give those a try.
these pedals or these pedals have clips on one side, platforms on the other. I ride 20 miles a day on them commuting, and have done it both with and without clips. I can't think of anything better for my current commuting scenario.
He never once mentioned racing. He talked about rides to lunch etc. I think this would be a good choice.
I am thinking about getting the same SPD Pedals that I have on my other Masi. There are amazing because they offer a few riding options.
Shimano PD-A530 SPD Dual Platform Bike Pedal https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001MZ2AGO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_8rgrxbJKR823W these.
> Uhh, those are definitely meant for cleats to be installed. The 2 screws are standard SPD compatible.
Yes I know, but they work good even without.
> How tiny are your platforms that they can fit into that space?
On the commuter I have these: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001MZ2AGO/
I'm a little late on your post, but as someone who only recently got serious about cycling and even more recently went clipless, I'll share some thoughts:
> more speed/acceleration
As others have said, there isn't a substantial speed increase. However, in my opinion, it does become easier to get up to speed if you pop out of the saddle and floor it. It also makes climbing feel far easier to me. The biggest advantage is the added stability in your feet. After 5-10 miles, I don't even feel the pedals so much anymore and it becomes a fluid process.
> But does this tire you out faster?
Not really, but if I'm being honest, "pulling" uses a set of muscles you may not be used to using, so your legs may get unexpectedly sore for the first couple of rides if you do that. Once you're past that (which was quick for me) there are no real downsides.
> Are they hard to get out of in a pinch?
This depends. There are different types of cleats/clips, and you can vary the tension on each, making them easier or harder to get out of. I've been using mine for about 6 months and have always been able to clip out in time, even once when a car cut me off and I had to get out in a split second.
> Are good/light ones terribly expensive?
Prices vary widely, but you can easily get a solid set of pedals for $50 or so. I have these pedals here, since I ride recreationally and also use my bike to commute in to work. Notice there are clips on one side and a flat platform on the other. They aren't the lightest, but they aren't super heavy, and the versatility is great.
GPS or the pedals?
I use these for pedals on both my road bike and hybrid. Shimano PD-A530 SPD Dual Platform Bike Pedal https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001MZ2AGO?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf I found shoes at a local bike shop for $100. I definitely say to try them on before buying.
As for the GPS— I bought a used Garmin Edge 500 for $50 from someone in my bike club. Prior, I used Strava on my phone but it was a real battery killer.
Oh man, besides the pedals I'm not sure these are upgrades as much as they are 'add-ons' but hey I'm done working so I'll pretend by being on Reddit:
Got this light from my LBS with my bike, love that it was bright as shit and rechargeable...I emailed the company about some the band and different sizes since we have the interrupter lever, they were awesome and sent me some to try out
This tail Light because it was also rechargeable and crazy bright...people behind me have rolled up and asked what kind of light it is...me likey
These panniers because the good reviews, minimal looks, and the waterproof aspect..I use these guys along with a random rack from REI everyday....love it..I also got this backpack thingymajig that makes the pannier a backpack
Got these pedals because they allowed me to rock normal shoes when I'm not wearing these, I like that I can tool around with just normal shoes on without worrying about foot placement.
And riding through town with the oblivious drivers/tourists around downtown I'm picking this horn, we'll see how it goes..and maybe a gopro......
I was eyeing some Shimano Dual Platform pedals myself. One side is for riding with your 'normal' shoes and the other side supports SPD cleats.
Then instead of some insane moonboots I was going to do something like:
I figure this way if I want a leisurely ride with the family.. I can do that. Or if I want to clip in I can do that too.
FWIW, I have these and they work well: https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-PD-A530-Dual-Platform-Pedal/dp/B001MZ2AGO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1549581654&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=shimano+spd+a530
Yeah, any other non-road bike pedal will be more than enough. I have these on my Felt, and they're not true road or mountain bike pedals, more like commuter-esque/urban riding pedals. A lot of people like the Shimano SPD pedals because they are really great value for the price point. These ones are the most common and are very versatile.
Unless you're pro-cyclist level, there really isn't a huge gain (at least imo, ymmv) between the two. Comes down to preference really. I have noticed in a few bike shops that road shoes/cleats tend to run a little bit more as well, but I also wasn't really looking into those, so obviously there's going to be variation.
Yup, I wear those to bike and 4-5/7 days of the week at work. Really not complaints at all - very sturdy shoe, good design, and the vibram soles work great in any wet/non-ideal conditions.
It sucks to say, but you are definitely going to eat shit at least once while getting used to clipless pedals. Just a part of the initiation into biking culture!
> You could rig up toe clips which work with sandals.
No, I am so not a toe clip guy. Been there, done that. I have an MTB flat pedal on there now. I do a lot of off and on road, so I like the wideness of the pedal and super comfortable on them. In many ways, don't want to lose it, but I ride enough and knowledgeable enough to know that the constant shifting around is causing me to get my knees out of position. I put a lot of miles in and know enough now. And I have been locked in before with a Shimano PD-A530 before, although it has been a few years, and realized then that my mechanics were just much smoother and natural when locked in from what I remember.
> If you walk around your home with SPD shoes on you will destroy your floors.
Oh I know that...I was talking more about why then what I was hoping to do. I just want a SPD shoe that I can be in when I am out and about all day riding or when I start to tour, I will be in them majority of the time. When I walk around camp or whatever, I can use flip flops, regular sandals, or light second pair of shoes of whatever I decide to eventually carry season dependent.
Just my experience but I went with Bontrager Solstice shoes and absolutely love them. I have a wider foot and they have rubber on the bottom so not terrible to walk a short distance in.
For pedals I went with Shimano A530 pedals. A solid pedal that can be ridden as a flat as well. Not the lightest pedal but very practical for me.
Total cost $130.00. Might be an option for you.
Have you seen the Shimano A530 Pedals? They're reversible, with SPD on one side and platform the other.
Funny enough... the pedals I have on there are SPD pedals that came on the bike I previously purchased. They're similar to THESE, which I found on Amazon.
The pedals I will be putting on soon though, are THESE, of which I am a massive fan. They've got SPD clips on one side and a platform on the other side, which means I can clip in when I am using cycling shoes, but can also just hop on with sneaker or any flat soled shoe that I could be wearing. Great for commuting if you don't have room in your bag to switch shoes!
They do make pedals with an actual platform on one side and clip on the other designed for dual use. [Example] (http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-PD-A530-Dual-Platform-Pedal/dp/B001MZ2AGO)
I bought these.
My buddy bought these
They're dual platform/cleats. I enjoy them GREATLY and frequently switch during a ride. Granted, I don't race, but on a typical ride, I'll clip in for uphill/downhill and switch to platforms for anything technical. I have about 20 hours using these now and this was my first time using cleats. There absolutely is a learning curve but the trade-off is exceptional power and control.
Enjoy, whatever you decide on!
I got these, what do you think?
I have a silver 59cm Windsor Wellington 3, bought this summer, less than 100 miles on it, with new Shimano A530 pedals (SPD on one side, platform on the other)
It was inspected by Bike Lane in Logan Square after assembly, everything's in good shape.
I just prefer my old bike and I still ride it exclusively, so this one is just taking up space. Make me an offer if you're interested. Thanks!
Agreed, its a good idea for folks who already have a shoe with different cleats. I already had SPD compatible shoes and didn't want to spend the extra $ on the Peloton shoes. Did something similar but with Shimano pedals:
Allows my 15 y.o. daughter who does not have cycling shoes to take advanced beginner rides and a couple of friends who have been curious have also been able to try out the bike.
On my "rainy day" road bike, I have Shimano's A530 pedals ( amazon link ). They are platform on one side and SPD cleats on the other. While I usually ride clipped in 99% of the time, I find the platform side occasionally useful when I want to wear normal walking/running shoes while riding (usually because of whatever I plan on doing when I get where I'm going).
The main downside (for some) is that I've only ever seen dual pedals with SPD cleats (not SPD-SL, which a lot of roadies use). I prefer this style anyways because of the amount of float that they provide, and solve a lot of the other issues that people usually complain of (hot spots, stiffness) by having carbon-soled cycling shoes.
Ka-Bar Becker BK2
I was all set to send him a tactical knife and a Totoro hat. Maybe next year.
I'll remember that for next time. I've already packed it all away, but I might drag it out and take some pics. My foot is pretty banged up so it'll be a minute. But Ill give you a short list :)
Pack: Osprey Exos 58
Sleeping Bag: Teton Sports Tracker
Tent: ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1
Tarp: Ultimate Survival Hex tarp
Mess kit: Mess kit and Mug
Water Filtration: Sawyer Mini
Tools/Defense: Note: Normally I would only take one knife, but I wasn't sure which I would prefer as they're two quite different blades. Ka-Bar Becker BK2, Condor Bushlore, and Bear Spray
Stove: MSR PocketRocket
First Aid: I had the Adventure Medical Kits Day Tripper, and then added to that with Celox and an Israeli Bandage
Trekking Poles: Cascade Mountain Tech CF with Cork Grips
In addition I had a few little things in a small kit; Ferro rod, duct tape, trail blazes, chemical water purifiers in case my Sawyer failed, bug spray, a small thing of sunscreen (which I didn't end up needing as it was overcast), deodorant, TP, etc.
I'm a fixed blade fan, though what's "EDC" for me (large knife in a belt sheath) isn't for most people. However, a full tang, fixed blade knife will always be more "indestructible" than a folder, so I stand by my opinions.
The KA-BAR BK series are extremely tough knives. My favorite is the BK-2: https://www.amazon.com/KA-BAR-Becker-Campanion-Fixed-Blade/dp/B001N1DPDE/. This is about as close to "impossible to break" as you can get. It's a big, thick chunk of steel and I've used it for everything from cutting rope, splitting wood, removing tile and grout, and as a pry bar.
At about half the price is the Ontario 499: https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-Force-Survival-Knife-Black/dp/B001CZDQPI/ It's smaller than the BKs and has a rough finish, but it's extremely tough. It has been indestructible as far as I can tell: I TRIED to break it by banging it into hard logs and carelessly batoning with it and it barely lost an edge. Great knife for the price.
I could give you some strong examples of folders, but I know other commenters on here will do way better than me on that.
I would recommend a Ka-Bar Becker BK-2 Campanion (of course) and a Kershaw Skyline, if you're interested in a folder. Total for less than $100.
(BK-2 Abuse links.) Those two sets of tests should be more than enough evidence for the Campanion's awesomeness. It's $62 on Amazon.
The Kershaw Skyline gets great reviews. Amazon has them for $34.
EDIT: Added all the links, and decided to provide an actually comprehensive and helpful comment.
The Amazon comments describe it better than I can. HERE
It is a way heavier, way thicker, in all ways a much sturdier knife. You can use this as a prybar, to baton wood, and it still comes sharp enough to shave with out of the box.
$300-400 is plenty of budget. You should be able to get a reasonably durable knife, flashlight, and wallet for about $50 a piece.
You could get a Saddleback wallet, which have been popular on reddit. Many different sizes and layouts to choose from. The front pocket ID wallet is popular. I personally prefer Bifold wallets though.
Many of the flashlights suggested are $50 or less, such as the FourSevens Preon line.
After that, you just have the knife left, with about $70-$130 spent depending on your taste. You could get a perfectly acceptable knife from Kershaw or Spyderco for about $50. Any knife from either manufacturer in that price range should be satisfactory, though make sure to at least google a review of it first. I personally own a Kershaw Leek and while it is a good knife, I would not recommend it to you. It's rather delicate.
If you'd like to spend more on a knife, go for some of the more expensive Spyderco knives, or Benchmade. The Benchmade mini griptillian is one of the most highly reviewed modern pocket knives. many different handle colors, blade colors, and blade shapes are available. It's expensive, but you can even design your own.
By this point, you may have spent as little as $163, not factoring in shipping. If you're looking for a true survival knife you need a fixed blade. Folding knives are very helpful, but if you want a "stranded on a desert island" knife or a "lost in the woods, days from civilization" knife, you need fixed blade. The Becker Knife & Tool BK 2 (made by KA-bar) is a great example of such a knife. It's too big to carry on your belt daily without scaring people, but if you keep it in a bag or a car then it's fine. This thing is truly indestructible. The blade is a 1/4" thick. You could use it as a hammer.
Because one day all your gadgets and your $100 will be useless and you will have to fend for yourself.
Cant go wrong with the BK2 for under $75
In that pricerange I'd spend the extra $10-$15 and get a Becker BK2 instead. Everyone that uses them seems to love them. I don't use one personally because it seems a little oversized, but I've handled them and they have really solid construction.
If you want my tool recommendations, personally, I use the ESEE-4, Gransfors-Bruks Wildlife Hatchet and Tramontina 24" Machete combo. Three tools to do just about anything.
Thirstyone has the cons of that blade covered, I think. So heres some other options.
You could go with a BK2 or a BK7 over this. The BK9 is an option but it's on the large side.
Straying away from Ka-bar You could go with an ESEE Izula.
As has been posted alreadg I do like the Gerber LMF II, but another one to consider, and what I think i will be putting on my pack is the Becker BK2 Campanion. Or it's twin the Becker BK22. They are made in the USA by Kabar out of 1095 crovan steel. This knife is a beast for its size it is good for a chopper, but is still small enough to do delicate work.
The only real difference in the two is the sheath. They are great knives straight out of the box, but with a few personalisations they get even better.
I'd be happy to elaborate on that here or by PM but, will not bore everyone here if not needed. If the BK2/22 isn't your particular ideal check out the rest of the Becker line. Ethan has designed many great knives something is sure to fit the bill.
Go with Amazon. You're buying from the same company for a much cheaper price.
The Blackbird SK-5 is a good choice. It's just the right size, fairly affordable (~$120), and has a full tang blade for batoning wood.
Here's a great video on what you should be looking for and why.
The Ka-Bar Becker BK2 would be a more affordable option ~$75.
Just checked out the Campanion on Amazon. Currently listed around $80 with free shipping. Get it now.
Also, with regarding rings, would a bar like this that sticks out make it easier? I think I could get away with it with something like this
A bit of a follow-up question. How safe are door frame pull-up bars?
I can't put any screws into the wall, and something like This on amazon. Can it fall off easily?
well you dont seem to be in the usa so i dont know. http://www.amazon.com/ProSource-Exercise-Fitness-Gymnastic-Rings/dp/B0031QCS8C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1396806503&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=gymnastic+rings
I use this one:
You'll get really good usage of it, so tha'ts a bargain.
door pullup bar
Can someone reassure me that I'm not going to tear my pullup bar off the door frame? The door frame is sturdy and I've double/triple checked for studs. I'm still terrified that I'm going to fall mid pullup.
Yep they are great and are not permanently attached to anything -- I highly recommend this one for under $30
ProSource Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar, Heavy Duty Doorway Trainer for Home Gym https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002YQUP7Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_NZY3xbHW2FNGM
Or check Craigslist.
ProSource Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar, Heavy Duty Doorway Trainer for Home Gym https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002YQUP7Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_bhXhzbV899VKD
Try on a door in an out of the way location, so a little banging won't show up. Also, put a hand towel between the bar and the wood. Do pull ups nice and slow.
awesome! I'm assuming the one in your photo is the same as this one on Amazon?
I'm not sure of the brand, but I got it at a sporting goods store. It is easily removable because part of it rests on the wall above the inside of a door frame and the other part braces against the molding on the outside of the doorway. Not just one of the tension ones that spreads between sides of the doorframe!
It's a lot like this one!
id recommend getting that. You can probably find it a tad cheaper but 30 bucks is around the price range. I recommend doing the wide grip and the furthest parallel grip. start by doing every other day and eventually you want to do it every morning everyday. it sounds intense but it's just 20 mins a day.
This worked for us so far:
So, adding in some load-bearing exercise is a great idea! Nice job on the weight loss so far! If you are too shy to post your question in /r/bodyweightfitness, I recommend simply reading the FAQ they have. It's really helpful and I think you'll find the information you are looking for. Do you happen to have a pull-up bar? If not, you can buy one that goes in your door for about $30, I believe. Pull-ups are great exercises! I am a fan of the 50 Pull-Ups program. You can also just throw in some push-ups, too!
Run (elliptical) and bike now to get ready for the cardio. Also go out and hike (walk) in parks (with hills!). The distance is the hardest part of the TM. Even walking 10 miles is a challenge for a lot of people. Your feet will get blisters if you try to walk 10 miles today without having any preparation.
Focus on pull-ups and pushups. You will need a decent amount of upper body strength. Check out this video on pullups. There is no such thing has lacking access to a pullup bar. See this for 100 places to do pullups. Also consider getting a door frame mounted pullup bar. They don't damage your door/walls and are apartment (or Mom's Basement) approved. This is the bar that I use and it is only 30 bucks.
This can be used on your door frame and in my opinion is best pull up bar you can buy it directly from amazon.
The best thing which I like in it is that whenever I don't need it I just un mount it and put it in my store
Here is the link ( I am sorry for dip station because I haven't used one myself that's why I cannot recommend you)
I have this one, and if you have the space for it it's pretty great. (It's not as wide as the picture suggests.) All sorts of hand-holds to change things up, the grips are nice, and it's sturdy. It's survived significantly more weight than you have without any deforming.
I have this one and it's been good so far. If you weigh, say 200lb+, you may be better off investing in a Power Tower or something along those lines--though I've seen heavier guys use doorway pullup bars, I can't speak to the longevity of the bar or door trim. If you get this one, you should tighten the bolts the day after first use and week after first use. You gotta put something (I just threw a couple old socks on mine) to keep the foam from marking the door cause the black will stain (I was able to get it out with a Mr Clean Magic Eraser but YMMV it may have just been abrasive enough to remove the top layer of paint).
/r/bodyweightfitness may have some options for you. I've heard good things about their starter program, though I haven't tried it myself. Though it won't give you a good program, I've used the [You are your own gym] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.leafcutterstudios.yayog&amp;hl=en) app for exercise demos.
A big challenge with body weight strength training is lower body. Upper body push ups and building up to pull ups can get you pretty far. I bought [one of these] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YQUP7Q/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1) a while back to put in my door and it worked surprisingly well.
I started hanging from this one when I weighed over 300lbs. Put a couple of dish towels between it and door frame and it's fine
It is a pull up bar. I got this one on Amazon.
I swore off gym memberships over 5 years ago, figuring that I could spend a lot less money on weights and equipment in my apartment. I bought stuff piece by piece as I needed/wanted/could afford it. Here's what I have now, in total:
I think you can get/keep in shape with this sort of setup, but if you're looking for serious gains it might not be the right path.
Thanks! It's a TekMat - though I got mine on Amazon for the free shipping. I'm probably going to get the AR-15 one next so I can fit my mouse on there as well.
And nice choice with the XD9SC :D I'm a big fan of the Springfield lineup, and am now considering either an XD-S or 1911 of some variety for my next purchase. That probably won't be for awhile though with my mech KB habit.
the one in the second link is a Tekmat for cleaning weapons, but it's made of the same stuff mousepads are.
A lot of people who are really into big mouse pads will get these AR-15 Cleaning Mats. It's longer than 28 inches, but you could cut it shorter. Why the length constraint, just desk space?
Or one for an AR-15, like in the OP: http://www.amazon.com/AR-15-M-16-Rifle-Gun-Cleaning/dp/B0036N474S/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?s=sporting-goods&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1323211503&amp;sr=1-2-fkmr0
don't know how the OP got his in yellow, though.
As far as ammo is concerned, it depends what he shoots - $60 is probably not going to get you much although I'm sure he'd appreciate it.
Ammo can "hamper" full of of cleaning supplies, gun socks & cleaning mats?
Here you go my good man
The first one. Cheap-ish, big, looks neat
I would like to know how different is this mouse mat compared to a gun mat. Have been wanting to get a huge mouse mat for a while.
Look into TekMat, they make cleaning mats for guns but the material they use is the same as all the HQ mouse pads around for a much cheaper price. I use this one and love it, plenty of room and never slides around on my desk.
A friend got it for me.
I found an AR 15 one after a quick google search on Amazon.ca
I'm sure they have the gun you want there somewhere
This one says its made of Thermoplastics
I use Tekmat's bench mats - originally intended for cleaning long guns as it has exploded views of the guns, but I use one at work and one at home- I LOVE them. They're cheaper than the computer branded stuff (corsair and razer carry them but for a much higher price) at around $20-22 average. Way more than enough space for keyboard, mouse and HOTAS setup to all fit comfortably on it.
Not to mention they look awesome.
There’s a bunch on amazon
12" x 36" size
Try this out: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0036N474S/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/179-4578302-9900341
Is it possible to use a riser to still use the built in ghost ring with the TRS-25?
Yep. You can get them without the riser for $40 when they are on sale. You can then get a UTG Med-pro Compact Riser Mount (0.83" High) for $10 bucks and have a co-witnessed sight.
You and I both know that this isn't the only thing stopping me from doing this.
But- I look into it. Looking at risers I found these two.
Best bet to wait for the sight to come in and measure? or is there a standard size for these?
Check out /r/gunsforsale and /r/gundeals (May your wallet rest in peace). Here's a Bushnell TRS-25 red dot for $49 You will need this riser. Buy that before buying BUIS.
That rifle may or may not be worth $500. MI uppers are usually decent.
For .223/5.56 $0.30 per round is generally a good price for brass case ammo. Walmart and some other stores sell steel case for as low as $0.20/round, quality varies. The best cheap ammo is Wolf Gold, purchased in bulk online. Use www.ammoseek.com to find it.
Keep an eye on Palmetto State Armory's website. They include PMAGs with tons of deals, effectively using them as packing peanuts. Use a prepaid credit card or www.privacy.com for buying from PSA due to ongoing, infrequent, credit card theft.
You might not want that gas block in the front that could block the view of a scope you want to put on it. That said You can get one of the [bushnell red dots on amazon sale] (http://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Trophy-TRS-25-Reticle-Riflescope/dp/B00200E0HM/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1398269911&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=red+dot) and This riser and then you can have a red dot co witness for hunting which would be sweet.
Try this for absolute cowitness... one reviewer indicated cowitness with magpul BUIS
Don't quote me but I believe the 1" high riser would give you a lower third cowitness
Thanks for reminding me about the riser. It didn't come with one, but I have one of these that I bought to go with it: UTG Med-pro Compact Riser Mount, 0.83" High, 3 Slots https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TX2BD4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_m8fjzbMV8S39H
I'll throw it in. PM me.
$20 my dude!
I also paired it up with a cheap medium height riser from amazon.
Make sure to order a riser for the Bushnell sight so that it cowitnesses with your front sight. Most people that order from amazon recommend this one, but any riser that is approximately that height (0.83 inches) should work.
Looks like it isn't. It's $70. I'll keep my eyes open for deals though it looks like they come up every month or so. One more question, someone in that thread recommended this riser, do I need one to be able to use it if I already have a top rail?
It's actually a cheap airsoft sight:
With a utg medium profile riser:
Less than 100 dollars all together and the riser puts it at a very comfortable height for an AR style rifle. I normally wouldn't have bothered with anything made for airsoft on my real guns but it has taken a serious amount of abuse and still works great. I figured it would handle the .22 recoil just fine and it did.
I have only had time to take mine out shooting once and it held up just fine. The one I linked to on amazon has 4.5 star average over 752 reviews so it looks like hardly anyone else is having trouble with it either.
For absolute cowitness you would want the medium height here-- https://www.amazon.com/UTG-Med-pro-Compact-Riser-Mount/dp/B003TX2BD4/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_sims?ie=UTF8
For 1/3 cowitness you would want the one I linked earlier-- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TWZG4G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
The .83" riser will get cowitness with many BUS. This is the one you want: https://www.amazon.com/UTG-Med-pro-Compact-Riser-Mount/dp/B003TX2BD4
I have this riser with this dot (total steal for 16usd after rebate) and I think these sights (sold under TONS of different names): https://www.amazon.com/Green-Blob-Outdoors-Military-Picatinny/dp/B00O0J5NS6
Agreed. I've got a half dozen TRS-25 and they are excellent. You can sometimes pick them up for $50. On an AR, you'll want the high rise mount, but that's a 1/3rd cowitness and a better alternative is to get one from UTG for $10 and use that with the regular TRS-25: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TX2BD4/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
For the 10/22, you don't need the elevated mount. The TRS-25 is perfect on the 10/22.
I just finished my AR and used this mid one from amazon
Pic of it finished
I recommend getting the mid level riser so you can cowitness with iron sights. Believe it should be 0.83”. This one would work.
I got this for cowitness on a Fieldsport red dot. So yes...probably 3/4
I know you said automatic - but here's a quartz that might have the look you're going for @ well below $500:
Casio Men's EF503D-1AV "Edifice" Stainless Steel Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003URWNOG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_H6VCybPYVB021
Opinions on [this Crown and Buckle Strap] (http://www.crownandbuckle.com/harbor-20mm-brown-calf.html) vs [this Etsy Horween strap] (https://www.etsy.com/listing/249657622/leather-watch-band-the-hudson-strap). It'd sit on a [Casio EF503D-1AV "Edifice"] (https://www.amazon.com/Casio-EF503D-1AV-Edifice-Stainless-Steel/dp/B003URWNOG?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=od_aui_detailpages00). I can't figure out which would match the watch better, and I concerns on the longevity of the lined C&B strap.
It's not the initial style you were thinking about, but just for some variety, the Casio edifice series is pretty well received around here, and they have a good quality chronograph on sale currently for $39.99. If you like how it looks, you can't go wrong. With a leather band this thing is very pleasing to the eye.
I am not sure which one i should go for, Mahogany or the Horsebutt Watch Strap for the Casio Edifice
//edit: ordered the Horsebutt strap.
Has this been on sale recently? It used to go for like $45 but I missed those sales.
You've got a pretty diverse set of options. There's stuff like this Tissot. It fits the bill technically, but would also wear through your whole budget. You'd have to decide if you really want to pay that much for an automatic Tissot, when you really want an Omega. Quartz models are also far cheaper, so that's another consideration.
You can come in far under budget with a quartz Casio Edifice. This can reasonably scratch the itch, and you can spend the rest of the budget on other watches you want, or whatever.
You can also just spend a little more for a secondhand Speedmaster automatic in the first place.
i have the casio edifice and i love it. the case is the same size as the mako, but it lays on the wrist very well and doesn't look too big. the mako looks very bulky on my wrist. the casio has solid links too if you're into bracelets. aside from the casio, i would stay under 41mm tho. my wrists are 6.5".
Here you go!
Take a look at some of the Casio Edifice models, I picked one up a while ago for $70 and feel like it was a great value. Here are a couple from Amazon:
Your strap on the submariner looks great. On a related note, I would love a red october for my Casio Edifice arriving tomorrow. :)
How do I remove the bracelet on my Casio edifice EF503D? I see pictures of it on leather or NATO straps here all the time, but I can't for the life of me find a way to get the springbar out.
You've got a few different options. If you want a dressier chrono this Skagen is a nice starting point. If you want something a bit sportier the Casio EF503D is another solid choice in addition to the Seiko Chrono I posted in the blog.
I've been wearing this nearly daily the past year. copped it on sale for $60. after taking out 2 or 3 links it fit my wrist perfectly
Start by checking out the r/watches buying guide for watches under $250. There are a lot of good recommendations in there. The Casio MDV106 can be had for less than $70 (and often goes on sale for less than $50) and it does a good job of giving a Rolex Submariner-ish look without being a straight-up copy. You mentioned that you like the look of the Omega Speedmaster, so take a look at the Casio EF503D for a similar look and much lower price. If you're looking for a mechanical, there are lots of good options listen in the buying guide, like the Seiko SKX007, which shares some visual similarities to the Rolex Sub, but very much has it's own distinct design as well.
Shit man I may have found it
I was never a fan of bracelets, especially since I have small wrists and the sizing makes the clasp sit awkwardly. I had a devil of a time finding a small, quality strap but finally managed to, even though shipping from Germany takes a bit of time (2 weeks, in this case, slightly prolonged because of holidays I'm sure).
The padding helps the strap match the case thickness better, but it's rather inflexible and the shortness of the strap doesn't help there. Overall, though, I'm quite happy with how it turned out.
Is this the watch you mentioned as being completely silent?
That is a Casio. I thought eco-drive was a Citizen watch feature?
[Casio Edifice EF503D-1AV ] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003URWNOG)
If it were me I'd spend as little as possible today and save for the real thing (especially since you're in college). That said, I'm not sure if you've seen this particular Casio Edifice, but the EF503 is a decent Speedmaster homage (sorry for the formatting, I'm on mobile)... https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003URWNOG/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8
Toe socks will reduce friction, as will Bodyglide . Or just build up distance slowly and your skin will get used to it.
Go to your local running store and purchase Glide. It's a lifesaver! Put it on anywhere that rubs. That includes in between thighs, between skin and clothing that rubs and anywhere else that causes irritation due to rubbing.
I've been a runner for the majority of my life and I've never had a thigh gap. It all depends on how you're built and having your thighs rub can be completely normal (and irritating).
I've used this stuff for Coachella, Burning Man, 115 degree humid heat in the middle east, etc. Looks similar to the gold bon, I have never tried the gold bond though.
They sell this stuff at REI and probably at running shoe stores, etc.
You have a couple of options if it's chafing. One, you can use compression shorts. These usually cut down on any friction and keep all the bits in the right places. Less movement means less opportunity to chafe.
The other thing is get some sort of lubricant to cut down on friction points. Vaseline will work, although it might discolor your shorts. Bodyglide is what I usually use (the main parts are okay, but I get bad chafing sometimes on my upper thighs), it works great. A tube of it lasts a long time. No discoloration on clothes either.
female here, and i get chaffing really bad on my thighs too. I generally wear "boyshort" style underwear (so kind of like boxer briefs but a little shorter in the legs) but make sure they aren't made of cotton! Also I rub this in between my legs about 10 minutes before i run. You can find it in most sporting goods stores in chicago-land, but i don't know about canada.
I'd like to suggest bodyglide in lieu of deodorant on inner thighs- I also use it under my breasts as a barrier against where my sports bra "cinches".
Or just buy some of this:
Cure then prevent.
Couple people mentioned Body Glide and it 100% helped me get rid of my serious groin chafing issues.
Here is the amazon link
I can't really provide advice on anything but chafing: As mention below, compression shorts are great. But I'd also suggest using Body Glide. It's a petroleum jelly like substance in deodorant stick form. Spread some of that around your thighs and it will be less uncomfortable.
this stuff worked wonders on me when i wanted to run but its also good if its just one of those days.
I recommend bodyglide. Without bodyglide I've chafed painfully (although not too badly) from a 4 hour marathon. With bodyglide I've had absolutely no chafing from a 5 hour 50k, so it definitely helps.
For shorts I went to a local running store and tried on about 5 different pairs until I found something comfortable for me. It's convenient buying stuff on amazon, but for running shorts, I think the personal fit is quite important.
Snug-fitting quick-dry moisture-wicking shirt will move around less and chafe less.
Bodyglide to reduce friction.
This stuff is your friend http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005L8YVRO
I ordered a bunch of stuff for this year. I went a little amazon crazy.
I stubbed my toe on a tent stake last year so I ordered these glow in the dark tent stakes.
I figured this blow up couch would be a cool addition to our campsite.
I got one of these battery powered fans for my tent.
I ordered a few of these batter powered led lights in different colors for decoration.
I ordered like 4 of these portable fans for our camping group to clip onto their camel packs for the daytime heat.
I ordered this portable battery pack to keep my phone charged.
I ordered a 300 pack of glowsticks 100 for each day.
I ordered these light shooter things. They are fun to play with in the camping grounds.
I ordered one of these anti chafe sticks for my fat legs. It's truly a life saver.
Also I ordered The Watterpuff for obvious reasons.
I think the safes with buttons right now are much more reliable than biometric safes. This safe pictured is a Gunvault Speedvault SVB500, which is known to sometimes have problems at times. However, there is a manual button version, the standard SV500 which is the vault I have next to my bed every day and is much cheaper.
It's not the most secure, but if you want to keep a bedside gun out of reach of kids or friends who don't know how to properly handle firearms, it works great.
While I don't have kids, I still keep my pistol in one of these:
They also offer biometric ones if you're scared your kids may see the code.
There's not a single incident in the article regarding a kid being killed by a parent thinking it was a burglary. Apparently shit doesn't happen "all the time".
Additionally, before you follow your strawman down that path, every one of the deaths in the article could have been prevented with a simple gun safe.
One of these, bolted to the headboard, and you have quick, secure access. Maybe stupid people just shouldn't have children.
With regards to Robert Downy Jr, yes, he should be thankful he's alive. Why the hell would someone get a pass from doing something so incredibly stupid, just because they're a celebrity? What a ridiculous question.
Mount this thing near or around your bed however you please.
Program to open when you press two buttons simultaneously. Keep it in the same spot and open it at least three times a day from however you would be opening it at night for a month.
If someone breaks in muscle memory tells you where it's at and where to put your fingers. Pull the loaded and chambered gun and defend yourself.
This option may be cheaper for you than reinforcing your door. It also solves the problem of keeping drunken roommates from offing themselves or others.
Check out one of these
Not to pricy, able to access quickly, and safe from the children.
Really the best thing after this is that every member of the family (yes even the children) should understand how to safely handle (or not handle a firearm).
I have this micro safe. I like it cause the fast access, internal battery, holes on bottom for mounting and it comes with a half decent security tether. Of course some bolt cutters could probably cut it. But it is pretty nice.
But for your case I'd recommend
Fast access and you can bolt it to a stud. I just prefer the fast access for if I'm home during a burglary. There is not going to be a safe that is cheap and portable that is going to prevent a determined burglar So like other users said I'd secure the apartment better as well.
Not as good as this
V line top draw
Amazon has that safe right now for 127, free shipping.
Here you go!
It's for the range right now, but I would like to get a vault like this for my nightstand.
The Glock 17 is rather large to carry for me, but I have my permit and I plan to purchase something more concealable in the near future.
I think people get a silly hard-on for instant bedroom access. You aren't John Wick. There won't be an entire crew of baddies teleporting into your bedroom.
A quick-assess push button lockbox is fine, or those nifty SpeedVaults. I have a hard time believing you're going to sleepwalk through punching the combination and pulling your gun out. But IMO the gun should be locked even if you didn't sleepwalk.
There's ways around all alarm systems and doors. If they want in they'll get in. And there's tons of safes that are mounted under desks, on head boards, or easy and quick to grab places that you can open very quickly with finger print activation or a quick access code.
Gunvault SpeedVault SVB500 gun safe https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OGOHD0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_UGHGzbEGK3PGJ
GunVault SV500 - SpeedVault Handgun Safe https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OGNLKA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_NHHGzbHA4NCMS
I use a pistol safe, such as these:
Different mounting options can secure into the wall.
Here is one I bought 3 moths ago as a beginner. It is very cheap compared to other models but man it is very solid and easy to put together: https://smile.amazon.com/FITNESS-REALITY-810XLT-800lbs-Capacity/dp/B01N4I8FOY/
Body Solid 7' bar - $100 https://www.amazon.com/Body-Solid-Oly-Power-Black/dp/B005PGBFQW/
Fitness Reality cage - $180 https://www.amazon.com/FITNESS-REALITY-810XLT-800lbs-Capacity/dp/B01N4I8FOY/
Get plates at your local sports store or Wal mart. I used a similar set up for 10+ years before the bushings in my barbell wore out.
Is there anything wrong with buying a rack like this one?
Seems good enough for what kind of weight I'll be dealing with.
Can't beat this price:
Designed by our very own /u/gym-gineer . Just ordered myself one.
does anyone else have this power cage? I recently picked it up and really like it but would enjoy more options on the pull up bar like what's available for the Titan cages. just wondering if anyone has seen or know of options out there i can look into that'll fit properly.
What to buy really depends how much room you have.
I don't know if you plan to squat using your squat rack, but if you do, get a squat rack with the safety pins. Don't squat like the guy does in the picture on your link. Being able to fail safely is important
How to squat safely - Omar Isuf
Note on the squat rack I linked: why the fuck did they have the model squat outside of the safety pins ?
I’ve owned this one for about a year, highly recommend it. $300 and free shipping right now, rated for 800 lbs and has a nice varied grip pull-up bar.
Sorry to hear about the cancelled order. That's frustrating. Have you looked into this one on Amazon? People here seem to like it well enough. https://www.amazon.com/Fitness-Reality-810XLT-800lbs-Capacity/dp/B01N4I8FOY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1543107072&sr=8-3&keywords=fitness+reality
Hey there! Im also 6ft, im more a lean build and look pretty bad unless im at around 167lbs. Id try dropping to around 170, then try to gain 5-10 lbs of muscle especially on the shoulder and back to get a good V-shape.
See if your gym or doctor have a nice weighing scale that can look up your body fat %, if its still high then try different diets (Carb cycling, Keto) and different cardio workouts (HIIT, 3min shadow boxing, sports). Empty stomach cardio in the morning and Keto One meal a day has been rumored to help lose stubborn fat deposits.
If you want to do lifts at home, make sure to buy safety equipment as you can seriously die. Set up one of these in your garage: https://www.amazon.com/Fitness-Reality-810XLT-800lbs-Capacity/dp/B01N4I8FOY/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=power+rack&qid=1558831817&s=gateway&sr=8-3 . and start with 5x5 Stronglifts Workout routine: https://stronglifts.com/5x5/
If money is an issue then look up the best bodyweight exercises you can do and start doing 100 pushups while your legs are above you on a chair or get your cat to sit on you. Doorway pullup bars are also cheap. Do some squats. You can improvise weights using jugs of water, rope, and a good solid pipe [Check youtube]. Also try to find equipment on craigslist - im sure there is discount stuff if you look. Bid low or ask if you can trade for the rest like your old video games or something.
If there's a Dicks sporting goods by you, this is a really good deal for a weight set. Store pickup
And for rack
The rack is this one I got off of Amazon for around $150: it is a favorite in r/homegym.
The 350+ lbs of plates, bench, bar and a half rack I plan to flip on CL were $340 used. The material for the platform came to about $200, so around $700 total as pictured, which is what I was spending every 3 months on a trainer and gym I've outgrown.
EDIT: spelling is still hard.
I'm actually finding almost nothing on Craigslist. You mention Fitness Reality - something like this would just barely fit in my basement:
Are their comparable ones of less price? For example, I don't need 800# capacity, and I actually don't need a pullup bar. In fact one that high in my basement, I would not be able to get my head above the bar (I have 85" of room - this one goes to 83.5" apparently).
You can find a full rack $180 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N4I8FOY/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8&amp;th=1&amp;psc=1)
maybe not as sturdy as the half rack, but still quite a good deal.
I bought a 300lbs set, complete Olympic plates for $145 with a 7 foot Olympic bar and 2 collars. Also bought a standard bench for $40. From play it again sports.
Bought a squat rack off Amazon, delivered to the house. This one...
Works great. But I wouldn't trust the rack with over 600 lbs on it.... not that I'm threatening that anytime soon. Lol
This has been on sale for $150 multiple times:
M365 on Amazon Canada for $579.99 Cad
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-Range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B076KKX4BC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_LSulDbJDGA4ZT
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter, 18.6 Miles Long-range Battery, Up to 15.5 MPH, Easy Fold-n-Carry Design, Ultra-Lightweight Adult Electric Scooter (US Version with Warranty) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076KKX4BC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_x30oDbCSH1QDM
This is what I purchased not sure
I seem to be very unlucky with my electric vehicles. I truley do ride them carefully, when I go over bigger bumps i kinda pull up so the tires dont take a big hit and I take smooth roads and stay on bike paths, I never ride it in the rain even though technically I could. I have had an es2 break on me, an acton blink quatro( A $1700 BOARD) break so consistently that it spent more time in SF getting fixed than in my possession. Luckily I am kind of a pain in the ass about getting refunds so I haven't taken a financial hit from these I do take a mental hit when I have to spend hours on the line with tech support and customer service. I just want something that won't break under very normal operating procedures. the m365 seems to be the right one cause there are so many people that own them. I did already purchase the X7 now just cause I need it for transport and the initial answer I got was meh. I'm taking a chance on this one mainly cause the specs are more what I am looking for. Also I would but the xaomi pro if it was on amazon. my es2 refund just came through and it was given as amazon credit which I requested cause it would mean zero processing time and I did need a new one asap. If you're curious I can let you know how it is in a few months or if this one breaks on me too. In that case I would just buy a xaomi once and for all. The current listing on amazon is very odd though It is sold by xaomi but the different buying options weirds me out
> if motorists, cyclists, & scooter people knew & obeyed the laws of their own conveyance & respected those of the others', we'd be safe & content.
Can I have some of what you're on? Belgium might be run by sane people, but Australia certainly isn't, and I won't mention the current US administration, as transport is a state issue.
Obedience to laws only makes sense when the laws do.
The rules are frequently written by people who are only interested in pandering to the whims of large voting groups. And if that happens to result in the deaths of an "out" group, those large voting groups are perfectly OK with that. The laws in Australia, for example, with its shitty the bicycle infrastructure, will kill you if you follow the rules. This is why they are broken all the time. The infrastructure and to a smaller degree good social norms, are vastly more important.
Personally, I'm not a fan of electric scooters and I really loathe these sorry excuses for transport. I have come to the conclusion that I hate them not because they are particularly dangerous, but because they are just so amazingly uncool. Like someone wearing a a bright pink jacket and green velvet pants. It's not harming me, but, oh god, please, just... stop....
You could have posted the NON-SPAM direct link instead; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076KKX4BC
Though it's academic since it's NLA at the link.
Compare it to the commercially available version of the Scooter that Bird uses.
Statement based on this: https://qz.com/1257198/xiaomi-makes-the-bird-and-spin-scooters-taking-over-san-francisco/
They both have the same wattage motor and similar battery capacity (I think).
Bird does have larger wheels (8 inches, pneumatic, compared to 6 inch solid), so in ideal conditions, it's top speed is theoretically going to be slightly higher, but in practical use, they are going to operate similarly.
The Bird version is heavier. It has some functionality to reclaim some lost energy, so battery will likely last longer. It also has app functionality.
The Mi is $649, and the Voyager Ion is $200+.