(Part 3) Best sports & outdoors according to redditors

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u/Tyler9400 · 60 pointsr/Bushcraft

Steel is steel mate. You can go with the expensive stuff, or with the cheap stuff - We're talking expensive at several hundred and cheap as under 20-50. I've seen 20 dollars knives made just as well as the 600 dollar knives, they just dont have the name brand. It's a chunk of steel, treated so it stands up to specific conditions and holds an edge better. It looks to be full tang - not sure what is up with the holes in the blade, or the design near the MT-5 logo. I found pictures online, looks like the steel comes out a bunch there? No idea what this design is or what purpose it could have - looks sketchy. And the holes in the blade...I mean I've seen the 5 dollar walmart knives with holes so you can create a makeshift spear but..Other then that, no idea why they are on this knife, and they cause more harm then good. You can use it for basic bushcrafting tasks but I'd be careful batoning, I've personally never heard of the brand - it could be name brand and be great, but it has some weird designs.


Really, steel is steel - all the fancy features cause more harm than good.


That is a 12 dollar knife, and you really won't ever need more, but there are better options. The 12 dollar knife has a thinner blade and isn't suitable to as heavy duty work, but is a great beater knife for doing anything.


And their top of the line knives are



There's a carbon version and stainless steel version. I'm gonna be honest...for the most part, they all do the same thing, but people want different things and fancier things - the garberg is the only full tang out of the bunch, but even their half tang knives are bulletproof, they hold up incredibly well and I've batoned with him countless times without issue. Mora, IMO makes the best knives - I have several other brands, and there are some I like better for ergonomics - but that's not the point, the point is any knife will work, steel is steel. Just find what you think looks and feels good, learn how to sharpen it and what you like, it depends on the what materials/types of trees you are working with, and what type of work you do. I prefer convex and Scandinavian grind (V Grind) knives, the Cudeman MT-5 looks to be a full flat grind - which I mean..AFIAK is mostly used in like chef knives and stuff, it's incredibly sharp but it's not durable, hitting hard objects is gonna cause knicks and it's gonna be brittle. This is all from experience, it's not like im an expert - but to be fair, I'd just keep trying different ones and see how you like it, but I wouldn't go spending crazy money, the $300 knives you see all the fancy bushcrafters use...these are what I call wall knives..They use them in the videos cause they look good but most people would just keep them at home and keep using their beater knives, because we are hard on our equipment and honestly, they work just as wall, all the fancy scalings and what not make them expensive, but they don't make them better.

TL;DR: Steel is steel. Get a cheap knife, in a better grind suited for the work your doing. All depends on what work you do, and what tress you have, soft woods, hard woods ETC.


Edit: Definately don't have to go with Mora, I've just always used them and they've done me well.

u/monkdaddy · 36 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I tried quitting many times. I smoked for 20 years and tried quitting for 20 years. In the last year I got really serious. I listened to hypnosis everyday for 6 months. This was a combination of Paul Mckenna and Richard Bandler Programs. I used box breathing and a grip trainer. I also took up walking in the park which helped me to relax. I listened to the Allen Car audio book on repeat in my car, about 10 times, and read the book 4 more times. After all the toys and hypnosis, it was just embracing the suck. My breathing is 10 times better. I can climb stairs now without dying. My overall stamina is amazing compared to before. Sex is better. food tastes better. I haven't even had a craving in about 22 months, they are completely gone. I even enjoy the smell of people smoking around me but the trigger to smoke in broken and gone. I used to be afraid to quit because I didn't want to endure the torture of life long cravings, but I was wrong. Now as a nonsmoker I don't have cravings. smokers have cravings but now I am free. you can be too. The biggest thing that held me back was my belief that it wasn't possible and that I would never be able to function without cigarettes. Sometimes its amazing to be wrong

u/MasterChibbs · 34 pointsr/UpliftingNews

Pepper spray/gel is your friend.

I rarely leave the house without it.

Violence can and will come out of nowhere.

I don't want to kill anyone, I don't own a gun. I'll sure as hell put someone into pepper gel hell if someone is at risk because of them though.

If they have eyeballs or lungs, it'll stop them.

Edit: Amazon Link for the kind I daily carry. Its no joke, if you EVER press down the button for any reason, wash your hands as soon as possible and DON'T EVER TOUCH YOUR FACE until you do. Do not EVER think of it as a toy. Not only will this stuff temporarily blind someone, but it'll also cause them to choke and have problems breathing. This is only meant for very serious situations where someone is committing a felony. Use of it outside those situations and your not protected by the law, your committing assault if not something worse. Spraying this on someone with breathing problems could kill them.

u/Make-_-Me-_-Smile · 33 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

>Buying a gun is not a spur of the moment decision, not everyone is cut out to be a gun owner.

Thank you! This cannot be understated! You are more likley to be harmed or killed with your own gun. Every time the gun is loaded and drawn it must be understood that there is a potential for you, the person wielding the weapon, to shoot. If you shoot in self defense you must shoot to kill.

It's not a wishy washy subject, it's a go big or go home you need to be 100% in and make a careful decision and commit to the training, and do it well.

It's easy to forget those details and just make an off the cuff remark when it's something you grew up around and just 'knew'. So thanks again, Notmykl for the reminder.

OP would likley be in close quarters and need to carefully determine caliber, etc to ensure no walls are pierced, innocent bystanders struck. Tons of varyables to consider. Doubly so with a pending adoption.

You bring a good point especially considering that OP is from the UK and most likley didn't grow up around firearms as many of us in the USA and other countries did.

In that case Tactical Pepper Spray Gel is a better option. Gel is much safer than spray. I've had several police officers suggest this as an alternative to a firearm.

u/tsunami643 · 32 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

You wanted this one too, didn't you.

Great find regardless, OP.

u/[deleted] · 26 pointsr/Fitness

A backpack will be awkward, hurt your shoulders, and not be too scalable. This works just fine for me.

u/MFesLoca · 24 pointsr/running

I swear by my foam roller.

I did a gnarly set of stair sprints yesterday morning and as the day progressed I was sure I was going to be hurting something fierce today. So before I went to bed I foam rolled the shit out of my legs in various ways and woke up good to go.

You can use a tennis ball on your feet in the much the same way.

u/emma_troika · 23 pointsr/niceguys

oh jesus, he's one of those PLS RESPOND losers. I love/hate those.

this one is legit creepy though. he's outright stalking you. jesus christ. you need to get pepper gel. it's like pepper spray, but better. they sell it on amazon for like 5-10 bucks or something. saber is a good brand.

I've relied on that one for years and it's never let me down.

u/FastandFuriousMom · 23 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

I bought my girls theirs off of Amazon, there are tons of different styles and products. This is the one I bought based on reviews and after talking to a local law enforcement officer in my district. Here is their main website that covers all sorts of safety stuff for law enforcement and private individuals.

They come with an expiration date as well, keep in mind, 4 years.

u/armypantsnflipflops · 22 pointsr/Frugal_Jerk

Right here, but it's unavailable. Too many people were taking advantage of the savings :(

u/doorpenny · 21 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Harbinger Polypropylene Dip Belt with 30-Inch Steel Chain https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001P0S3XU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_F83UCb7QT43VW

I use one of these, works great. Secure and centers the weight right between the legs.

u/jvalordv · 19 pointsr/coolguides

Is your dorm room a tiny single? If you have a spare doorway somewhere, pull up bars are pretty cheap. My roommate has one of these that can be put on and off. He tends to not use it very much though and leaves it buried in his room, so I bought this for myself. Unfortunately I had to put it on my room's entryway door (would have preferred a place inside out of view like the closet, but was worried about the walls) but it sits high enough to not be very noticeable. Supports use three screws into either side, the bar itself is easy to remove, and I haven't had any issues. Great for just running through a few pull ups, chin ups, and leg raises whenever going in and out.

u/skinrust · 18 pointsr/preppers

You're asking a very broad question while looking for specifics, making it very hard to pinpoint an answer. I'll give my advice on bug out bag items.

The bag itself - Should be a solid backpacking bag. Keep it light enough that it's manageable. For a very fit individual, the max weight should be your body weight divided by 3. Most of us are not that fit, so adjust accordingly. It should have hip support, well stitched straps, several compartments and a way to attach things to the outside (molle webbing, carabiner loops or exterior straps). Should be weatherproof.
Water - Depends entirely on your location. I live in Canada - Land of lakes and rivers. I wont need to carry a ton of water all the time. I've got a sawyer squeeze as my primary water filter. The collapsible water bottles it comes with work great for water storage as well. Wife and daughter carry a lifestraw as backups. We have some iodine drops as well.
As far as water carrying devices go, i find nalgene bottles work great. Theyre light and strong, and come in various sizes. A canteen is great if you want to use it to cook over a fire. Its not a bad idea either to have a large (5 litre+) collapsible water container. They're plastic and light. I havn't used mine extensively enough to recommend.
Sharp Things - I've got a Kabar as my primary fixed blade. It's tried and true. Good metal, full tang. I've got a leatherman wave multitool. Carry it everyday on my belt. Super handy. I should really add a 3-4" folding knife to my pack as sometimes the kabar is too big, and the multitool is hard to clean.
I also carry a Cold steel shovel. I looked into folding shovels, and they didnt seem reliable. Moving parts means they're more likely to fail. I haven't used this one extensively, but the few times i have tried it, its done an excellent job. If your pack's too heavy, put this one in your car.
Food - Your typical protein bars, dried rice/bean mix, snickers, small jar of PB, oatmeal and dehydrated fruit. A small bit of olive oil packs a ton of calories and adds flavour. It's good to have a small container of salt and pepper, or other spices to add flavour. You can grab MRE's or those mountainhouse dried meals, but theyre expensive. If you regularly buy pepperettes or jerkey, stick some in your bag and rotate it out when you buy it next. Multivitamins can keep you up if youre not getting a ton of food, but dont rely on them. Bring any meds you need, as well as tylenol or aspirin.
Hygiene - Pack a couple rolls of TP. Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant (chuck if too much weight), wash cloth, soap, soap for clothing, feminine products (if applicable), couple garbage bags (can separate dirty clothes), wet wipes, lip balm, hand sanitizer. Sun screen and bug spray in small bottles.
Clothing - Carry at least 7 pairs of good socks. Some warm ones if the location's cold. Extra shirts, underwear are essential. Pants/shorts and sweater are optional (besides whatever you're wearing). Stick your clothing in a waterproof sack. Try to keep only clean, dry clothes in there (no airflow + damp = mold).
-Paracord and rope
-Sewing kit
-Tent patching kit (if you have a tent or a tarp)
-Tarp (who saw that coming). Doesn't have to be massive. Just know how to set it up to keep you dry.
-Fire Source. Have many. Lighters are cheap, stash away a bunch (7?). The lighter leash is awesome. You should be able to find that cheap at a corner store. Storm matches, for when its rainy. I think these are what I got. You can light them in any weather, put them under water, and they'll still be lit. Not a bad idea to carry regualr matches in a waterproof container. Firestarter packets are great. I just soak cotton balls in Vaseline. Flint and steel is cool, but only useful if youve exhausted all other fire starting methods.
-Super Glue
-Safety pins
-Zip ties
-Light. Hand crank flashlight is awesome. If you have a battery powered one, carry spare batteries. The mini maglite has a belt holster. Those small LED flashlights are great too. Grab a few glowsticks.
-fork and spoon
-emergency blanket or emergency sleeping bag. Only useful if you're SOL.
-sleeping bag for your location. If its warm you don't need this. Can use a hammock or sleeping pad. Try and keep these small as they take up a ton of space.
-Compass. Useful if you have a map.
-Map of your location/where youre going.
-Signal mirror and a good whistle.
-Fishing supplies. I've got an emmrod. You can put a fairly small cheap reel on here. I've got the shimano ix2000. It casts a pretty good distance. Hooks, weights, bobs etc. Can all fit in small waterproof containers or camera film containers. Dont forget line! Mines already on the reel. A fishing vest gives you lots of little pockets to keep things in arms reach.
-First Aid kit. There's extensive lists online depending on how large you want it. Some gauze, band aids, polysporin, burn cream are a good start. Try and build it yourself, don't buy the gimmikey premade ones. Keep yours in a waterproof Tupperware container.
-Tiny roll of Gorilla Tape
-Games. Some dice and a deck of cards go a long way. Don't underestimate the value of laughter. If a sudden collapse ever happens, these might save you from depression.
-Headlamp. I've got this rayovac one (i think). Seems easy on batteries and has lasted a few camping trips. Haven't put serious use on it tho.
-Eating equipment. A mug and a small plate go a long way. A folding pan goes a long way, but is heavy. I would love to learn to use a pressure cooker over fires.
-Handkerchief or travel kleenex
-Bandanas. 3 of them.
-Bungee cords can be useful, but they run the risk of snapping and taking out an eye.
-Ziplock bags are handy. Keeps a lot of small things organized and dry.
-Pencils, Pens, notepad/book, sharpie.
-Hatchet is useful, but heavy. Take one if you can. The sven saw is awesome and hasn't broke on me yet.
-Spare pair of glasses (if applicable)
-Some sort of firearm is almost necessary. I don't have one yet, but i was planning on a 10/22 takedown. It's small and easy to pack. Bullets are light. If you need more stopping power than a .22, you're in a heap of trouble. Guns are not my specialty (can you guess), so ill leave it up to you
-In lieu of a firearm, you could grab a crossbow. If that's still too much, a good slingshot will do great.
-phone booklet and address's. In case your phone craps out and you cant charge it.
-A small windable clock is great. A solar watch is better. I think thats the one i have.

All this stuff is useless unless you know how to use it. Do your research, take some courses. Learn the necessary skills to survive, because that's what's really necessary. I like Les Stroud's (survivorman) book Survive!. Learn to tie knots, fish, hunt, forage, fight, build a fire in all conditions, etc.
If you have questions on the use of any of the above items, ask away. Any advice or suggestions, I welcome those too.

u/roseflower81 · 15 pointsr/UlcerativeColitis

Many states have passed the Restroom Access Act (Ally's Law) for people with specific medical conditions to have access to bathroom. You can also request for a card here.

In any case, I too have a similar set up, but in my car in case of an emergency in the middle of a drive. It's a bucket but with a toilet seat that you can get on Amazon

u/poidogs · 15 pointsr/preppers

What is your plan for going to the bathroom if there is no running water/toilets/privacy? At the least get a bucket toilet so that you have some place to put it all.

If you plan on doing some clean up, get face masks/respirators and protective eyewear appropriate for that. If you are wearing work gloves, put latex/nitrile gloves under that. There are gloves that are a bit longer than the usual wrist length. Any cut/wound becomes an opportunity for infection. Make sure you have enough first aid supplies to both thoroughly clean and bandage any cut/wound.

Have good "hand awareness" -that is be mindful of not touching your face. All the gloves and ppe in the world won't do any good if you rub your gloved hand over your eyes/nose/mouth and directly administer cooties to yourself. That is another reason for some sort of mask/eyewear -so that you don't rub gunk in places you don't want gunk.

Be careful! Stay safe! I hope your house is ok.
edit: formatting fail

u/PartySwole · 15 pointsr/Fitness

Harbinger Polypropylene Dip Belt with 30-Inch Steel Chain https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001P0S3XU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Jv0czb9KH125H
Best $20 I've invested in lifting this past year. Went from where you're at to wide grip chin @60lbs x3 and regular pull-up @70lbs x3 in a matter of months. Great for dips too. My current 5/3/1 4-day split routine calls for high rep pull-up on dead lift day, which is now has me thinking I'm going to add a heavy day on Saturday mixed in with my cardio. It's my best lift according to www.symmetricstrength.com

u/Whoami_77 · 15 pointsr/SeattleWA

>mist or fog sprays can be susceptible to wind and you could end up spraying yourself if you aren't careful.

Gel spray is the better alternative. It's a bit bigger than traditional self defense sprays.

SABRE RED Pepper Gel - Police Strength - Tactical Series with 18-Foot (5.5M) Range, 18 Bursts & Belt Holster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004NKSPR8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_vHuRDbNZXHQ0W

u/chunkyrice · 14 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/zNNS · 13 pointsr/ElectricForest

There are showers there. I think they cost $10 and they're usually not the warmest.

I don't think I've ever taken a shower at fest (gross I know). What a lot of people do is buy solar showers and use those. Yeah, they're not quite as thorough but they do the trick.

I'm basically married at this point so I have nobody to impress.

u/rejoinedReddit · 13 pointsr/climbing

I use the Theraband Flexbar. There are multiple colors, each representing a different resistance level, but the premise is basically that you’re loading the muscle while releasing, as opposed to how it’s loaded while you climb. Highly recommend it, and it works for both golfers and tennis elbow.


u/Awken · 13 pointsr/ainbow

I asked my friend who is a gun/self defense nut what brand of pepper spray I should buy. He recommended Saber Red Gel. Its long range, a gel instead of a spray so you're less likely to get sprayed accidentally when you use it, and has tear gas mixed in for good measure. I bought two cans, one for me and one for my girlfriend.

u/bnlite · 12 pointsr/xxfitness

I ran into this type of problem a few years ago. Option one - go straight to the gym so you don't see his puppy dog eyes (I tried doing this and it didn't work for me haha). Option two, take that $40/month, put it in a cookie jar or something where it is out of sight and out of mind, then buy some equipment when you have enough. I'd recommend only getting one thing at a time in order to make sure you don't get overwhelmed by your sudden choices. For example, when I did this I found a set of dumbbells on Craigslist for $30 that had 3 different weights. Not a huge discount but reduce reuse recycle and all that. Next thing I did was buy a prohands grip master to work on my finger strength https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0006GCBL4/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1467465386&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=prohands&dpPl=1&dpID=51-bY1uRjzL&ref=plSrch&th=1&psc=1 . Next I bought new shoes because mine were causing foot pain (apparently I'm a wide who knew?).

It's a few years now and I have a decent home gym. My commute isn't 4 hrs round trip anymore but I still like the flexibility, especially when I woke up early this morning and decided to do my workout then instead, and didn't have to wait for the gym to open.

We just got a new puppy, the previous dog I couldn't bear to keep cooped up is now an old man. She gets antsy because he gets tired. I've made a game of running sprints with her. Also probably going to pick up some random PVC or something to start doing pole weaving and etc.

I know it sounds daunting and just impossible. Going to the gym can be great at helping you focus and get out of the house. I found that for myself trying to get to the gym was adding so much stress. It sounds like you still get the chance to get out and socialize (unlike I did at the time haha) so I wouldn't focus too heavily on the gym. Heck, if you have the space you could probably find some 2x4s and create an outside area to workout that is flat. My uncle lives in a trailer in rural Texas and that's what he did. He says his favorite part is the ice cold showers after.

Sorry this post was so long, I really understand the difficulty you are feeling and I hope one of my ideas helps!

u/Amator · 12 pointsr/preppers


I'd set up somewhere in a National Forest in my general area (NC/SC/TN) with plenty of water sources, some fish and game, and an escape route if wildfires get too close.

I have enough Boy Scouts and armchair bushcraft experience to work with an axe and cordage to put together a decent enough shelter--it probably wouldn't take more than a month--and I'd try to setup a decent camp latrine away from water sources.

In addition to my BOB gear*, I'd spend some of the money on a used wheelbarrow, shovel, axe, splitting wedge, $50 worth of cheap cordage/bungee cords/carabiners/tarps/duct tape from Harbor Freight, $10 worth of BIC lighters (can still be used as firestarters once the fuel is gone to supplement the fire gear in my BOB), a gallon of bleach (santize the latrine, backup water purification), a decent cheap WalMart fishing rod/tackle (plus the license). Let's estimate $200 for all that.

Can I scrounge? I'd get a dozen or so free 5-gallon buckets from food service operations and several Arizona tea jugs out of recycling bins. I'd hit up the bulk Goodwill office to grab extra clothes/blankets/bandanas/towel for $.80/lb. I could probably even score a decent pot/pan and plate/flatware/coffee mug to go with the minimal cooking gear in my BOB, maybe even a grate from an old rusted grill. If you're going to be there a year, it's probably worth the couple of bucks.

I don't know much about trapping, but a handful of connibears and steel wire snares aren't too expensive and I'll be there a while so it might be worthwhile to spend $25 on those and a cheap bottle of musk. While I'm at it, let's get a couple of spring-loaded rat traps while we're at Harbor Freight to nail to trees and try get some tree-rats for dinner. At this point, I'm probably going to have to get a hunting license so let's upgrade to the annual premium fishing + hunting license for $50 as it has more privileges.

Let's add some speed-fishing hooks for $11 as well, assuming they're legal in the area.

Oh, I'd better total up what we have so far - $200 for misc tools, $75 for licenses/trapping stuff, and let's drop $25 on a basic cheap slingbow, $5 for an extra band, and $25 for a few cheap arrows from Walmart. Let's guesstimate we're at $300 at this point on tools and food procurement.

I don't plan on catching a lot of meals this way, but I need something to do with the time and if I can catch one critter a month it'll be great for the fresh food to supplement the beans and rice. Another guy in this thread did a cost analysis for a year's supply of rice/beans/oil for $227.88. Let's add a few iodized salt containers and cheap multivitamins from Dollar Tree and then go hit the salvage grocery store for cheap spices/teas. Say $250 for my food supply.

That leaves around $450 left. At this point, I feel like I have some of the basics covered and can start spending money/effort on a few things to make that year go by easier. I love coffee, but it's an expensive habit on a tight budget. Since I'll have an abundance of time, I'll get my coffee fix by buying green unroasted coffee beans - the cheapest bulk bag of green beans from Sweet Maria's is $5.50/lb but is $87.70 for a 20 lb sack and they have a 15% coupon code so let's estimate $90 shipped for 20 lbs. That gives me just under an ounce a day so it's a splurge but I'm willing to spend $100 to get the beans and a $10 french press from Ikea and I'm pretty sure it won't take me too long to find a couple of river rocks that would work as an impromptu mortar/pestle.

I also like to smoke a pipe maybe once a day which is maybe an ounce a week. I already have a spare pipe and tobacco in my EDC bag so this would go with me, but I'll make do with the cheap drugstore pipe tobacco marketed for RYO cigs at $14/lb shipped. We'll grab 3 of those 1 lb packs for $42 to keep me in my daily smoke.

I have a handcrank radio in my BOB and I could kinda cheat and say I already have that folding solar charger I plan on buying someday, but let's not and I'll cough up the $38 for this one. I'll have my battery bank and flashlight that's in my BOB plus my iPhone in my pocket and my Kindle I keep in my EDC backpack. The plan will be that I'll find a nice sunny spot to permanently mount the charger and I can go plug in the battery bank each day to keep my phone topped off. That way I have a radio for news and I can load a lot of music/audiobooks/ebooks/games to help keep me sane. I'm also going to buy an extra pair of earbuds from DollarTree as well as a few bars of Ivory soap a $9 Solar Shower from Amazon. Gotta stay clean and having a shower is a huge morale boost.

Speaking of books, I'm probably going to hit the library on my way out of town and check out a few survival/homesteading books. I'll have plenty of money to pay the late fines after I win the boatload of money from my uncle.

At this point, I've spent:

$350 on Tools/Food Procurement
$250 for boring basic calories food supply
$100 on coffee (important)
$50 in tobacco (likewise important)
$50 for electronics

So $700 total. Do the rules state I have stay in the woods, or can I walk into town from time to time? If so, I'll keep the rest of the money for a weekly walk into town to spend my $3.85 allowance and visit the library. If I can't, I'm going to probably spend the rest on a cheap used rifle and as many rounds as I can buy. I'll have my 9mm Glock and a few clips of ammo from my BOB, but that's no fun to hunt with. I'd also try to figure out a way to get a cheap guitar from somewhere if possible - I could probably figure out a song or two in a year.

Let's say the above plan is approved, and I'm going to the woods for a year. Hoo-rah! That's a lot of sacks of beans and rice - I'm glad I bought a used wheelbarrow! Once I get to a campsite I like, I'll start divying out enough rice/beans/salt into empty 5-gallon bucks and dig a pit to bury them in--probably two or three to make sure it's not all in one place if I didn't bury it deep enough and a bear smells it. The next order of business would be setting up a semi-permanent lean-to glamping shelter, cooking pit, latrine, a sand filter for pre-filtering water before adding into my Sawyer and storing it away in the Arizona tea containers.

I'd spend my days playing around with the hunting/trapping/fishing gear, reading, playing guitar badly, and writing in my journal. Once a week or so, I'd shower, put on my best shirt, and hike to town for a visit to the library and to buy a beer or some other treat. If could access Wi-Fi it'd be great to set up a blog--I could take pictures and write on my phone and upload to a free WordPress site whenever I'm in town. I'm pretty sure I could get a book deal out of this as well.

u/sea_of_clouds · 12 pointsr/hulaween

I've tried those, but have had...less-than desirable results. Apparently I lack the sort of coordination needed to use one without peeing all over myself. 😆

So I did the next best thing and created my very own Whiz Palace! It's essentially a large bucket with a toilet seat on top; I secure a small trash bag inside and fill with cedar shavings (like you'd put in a small pet cage), to mitigate any noise or smell. The toilet is then placed inside a pop-up shower tent and voila! I also include toilet paper and other accouterments. I change the bag and cedar daily. It's not pretty, but it beats the heck out of stumbling to a porta-potty at 5am.

u/Teerlys · 11 pointsr/preppers

This is probably the most realistic advice for the vast majority of folks. Though they sell ones with seats/lids for not very much. The pool noodle idea is a new one for me though. Presumably to put around the rim for cushioning? That's clever.

u/VMwareJesus · 11 pointsr/homegym

I hate my local gym(s). So. Damn. Much. I know it's just me. I'm impatient, intolerant, and generally just can't stand the douchers everywhere. So, I finally finished up my garage gym. It's not pretty, but it works. I just need a few more plates, and a really good deal on a row machine (and to clean up the other half of the garage).

Strength Training:

u/Spongi · 10 pointsr/AskReddit

Unless he's got some kind of weird complex about girls and poop just forget about it.

If you need to go to the bathroom, then just go. Don't worry about it. Spray a little air freshener if it makes you feel better.

Reminds me of the time I was at my grandmother's and took a massive shit then sprayed some pine-sol scented air freshener. My grandmother walks in a few minutes later and starts sniffing the air then say's "Smells like someone shit on a pine tree."

If it makes you feel any better. I don't even have a bathroom. I just have this and a bag of pine shavings.

I even had a lady friend come stay for a bit. Whenever she needed to use the bathroom I just left for a few minutes while she did her business.

u/jaweeks · 10 pointsr/news

Not even with this?

u/taonzen · 10 pointsr/bicycling

If you want an inexpensive alternative, you could try putting some different bar ends on your handlebars to give you some different riding positions.

Here's some that mimic the drop-bar style, and would probably give you a good idea if that style would be right for you.

u/faustrex · 10 pointsr/quityourbullshit

When I first started lifting weights almost ten years ago, it was on an adjustable Bowflex Dumbell set (this one ).

So, the way those weights work is that each side of the handle is dialed in. So if I set both sides to 50, that means the overall weight is 50 lbs. If you're inexperienced and kind of an idiot (yo, wassup), you might think you're lifting 100 lbs. when you're actually only lifting just 50.

Of course, like most people starting to lift, I post my workouts online looking for validation. I did a bench press with 90 lbs. What I actually did was 180 lbs., which isn't bad for starting out, but what I posted online was 360 lbs. 90 x 4.

People saw it, and I knew I was fucked up when someone from my ship (I was on a destroyer in the Navy at the time) mentioned that was more than NFL prospectives are capable of, and my wiry ass was just doing reps of it like nothing.

I still cringe when I think about it.

u/Krog_The_Mighty · 10 pointsr/nsfw
u/xfoxyx · 10 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I found bags for weights not so comfy overtime. My advice would be to rethink the weight attachment to your body.

  1. Poor man's style - rope / karate belt wrapped around your waist and through the plates. If it hurts too much, add a sweater around hips for padding
  2. If you're a climber you can use climbing harness
  3. My favorite option - You can buy dip belt, something like this
  4. Use a weight vest

    Dip belt pros - cheap, can attach shitload of weight, perfect for dips and pullups. Cons - weights swinging on the chain can get irritating

    Weight vest pros - weights close to your body - perfect for pushups, handstand push ups. Cons - not so comfy for pull ups and dips (movement limitations), impossible to overload / add more weight than it's build for.


u/nickstl77 · 10 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

I use a foam roller, works every time. Put foam roller on floor, lay down on it so the roller is going across your back, not vertically. Roll up and down while letting your back relax.

Something like this one. It needs to be the very stiff kind otherwise it won't work.


u/Bloodless_ · 10 pointsr/creepyencounters

Be very careful with this. Normal men in their 60s do not sexually pursue teenagers. Normal men listen when you say "no."

Next time don't apologize and blame it on policy or an imaginary boyfriend or that you're busy, because that leads this type on and it makes them think you would otherwise be interested, and they will try to wear you down. Don't say "oh I'm sorry, I can't because..."

Just tell the truth: "I am not interested in that. Please don't ask me again."

The most important thing I learned at that age is that you, yourself, have to be the "reason" you're not giving out your number. That gives them nothing to work with. Also, don't smile, don't be cute or quiet or unsure in any way. Make direct eye contact when you say "don't ask me again."

If he persists, escalates, or gets aggressive with you in any way, call the police. Don't deal with it yourself. They will let him know why it is inappropriate for a man in his 60s to try to force a teenager to have sex with him.

You would also be wise to get some pepper gel and keep it on you at all times at work. Better to have it and never use it, than to arrive at that moment wishing you had it. I speak from experience. Be safe.

u/CheetoCrustedDick · 9 pointsr/nsfw
u/bonefish · 9 pointsr/personalfinance

Since people seem really interested in how I could possibly spend what I spent, allow me to share what I bought.

This is the lighter set:


This is the heavier set:


They aren't gold- or diamond-encrusted, but they did offer me flexibility in the very limited space I had available at the time, and they've served me well.

And remember that my earlier post mentioned that the right answer for OP depends on his/her goals and priorities. For me, living in a small place, $700 (or whatever I spent) gave me a way to conveniently train in-home and save $100/month and commuting costs on a gym membership.

Am I as swole as the guy posting that you can't get "a full workout" with the setup I have? Of course not, have you seen that guy? He's a total beast. Super tough.

But with these dumbbells and a pull-up bar, I've managed to make great personal improvements that I'm quite happy with.

u/Awarenesss · 9 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I used this one and was able to load 135lb without a problem. It's been out in the elements for 2+ years now and still is in great condition. I highly recommend.


u/15goudreau · 9 pointsr/bikecommuting

I'm lucky that I don't have a long commute. But this is by far the best way to get to work!

Edit: with links!

Little info on the bike for any others who are curios.

Bike: 2016 Raleigh Furley (on discount was ~$750 with tax). I love this bike it's awesome. Chromoly steel, real soft ride. Single speed so it's 0 maintenance. Last but not least, disc brakes. Not the best, but they are much better than rims especially in weather of New England.

Tires: Gatorskins 25mm

Honjo Fenders: Superb, takes a while to install. I could have a used a few more brackets to hold everything together better too. Definitely going to get a mudguard for the front maybe the back as well.

Rack is the Topeak explorer for disc brakes. Two Ortlieb back roller city panniers.

Misc: I have a cateye volt 700 for front light and the cateye rapid x3 for a tail light, both are super bright even in the daytime!

Bike computer: Old nexus 5 that I hold on with a quadlock to track everything to strava. I use Ipbike which hooks up to my duotrap and my scosche heartrate monitor.

u/JoeIsHereBSU · 8 pointsr/preppers

Although I think 6+ months is unlikely, but here is what I would do.

  • Cook
    • Over the fire
    • Make a fire over
    • Buy one for the house beforehand, currently in the worlds smallest house but want to build in the next couple years
  • Shower
    • Camp Shower
    • You can also make something like the camp shower using a 2L bottle or 2.
    • Good old boil water and add it to a tub
  • Wash Cloths
  • go to the toilet
    • This is a whole subject on its own. Hard to say just dig a hole because where does that hole go? How do you get your water? Will disposing of waste contaminate your water? Will it contaminate your neighbors? Making a septic tank is hard, but you might have to do it by hand.
u/N0V494 · 8 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Why can't you install a door-frame mounted one? Is it because the landlord won't let you screw it into the wall?

Because they DO make pullup bars that are held in by friction alone.
This works pretty well, so long as you tighten it up well enough (otherwise you end up like this).
If you'd rather not risk ending up in a "Funniest FAILS of 2015" video on youtube, they also make this style of pullup bar, that is held into place on the doorframe simply by leverage between the bar and that squared-off section.

u/deosama · 8 pointsr/Fitness

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.

u/Jongmi2 · 8 pointsr/Bushcraft

$100 to spend? Lets get him started out right!

Fixed blade knife and Saw for Bushcraft tasks:

Bahco has a combo kit with a Mora fixed blade knife and a folding saw for $28.50 at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bahco-LAP-KNIFE-Laplander-Folding-Multi-Purpose/dp/B008ZG8S0A

Folding Knife for food prep:

Add an Opinel #8 for $20: https://www.amazon.com/Opinel-Carbon-Blade-Folding-Knife/dp/B002SCUO04/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3OVY093ZE8FB9&keywords=opinel+no+8&qid=1573841922&sprefix=opinel%2Ctools%2C152&sr=8-4

or an Ontario RAT 1 for $25: https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-8848-Folding-Knife-Black/dp/B0013ASG3E/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ontario+rat+1&qid=1573842093&sr=8-1

Axe for fire prep:

Cold Steel Trail Boss fo $32: https://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-CS90TA-BRK-Trail-Boss/dp/B001CZ9UY4/ref=sr_1_1?crid=21DD9KF7WOYCB&dchild=1&keywords=cold+steel+trail+boss&qid=1573842210&sprefix=cold+steel+trail%2Caps%2C154&sr=8-1


That pretty much covers all things pointy and sharp to get him started in bushcraft for a grand total of $85.50

As he learns and develops more bushcraft skills he can upgrade when needed but this will get him started out with some solid gear.

u/IANALAMA · 8 pointsr/Ultralight

I carry an Opinel No 8 everywhere i go. i use it to cut food and light gardening work (trimming, pruning, cut twine to tie up tomatoes, etc). "everywhere" includes backpacking, and any kind of travel. it's short enough and no spring assist, so it doesn't conflict with local laws when i travel.

when i'm backpacking i also carry a small wire key ring with the following:

Key Ring

Leatherman Micra

Gerber Shard

Streamlight Nano

if i'm doing any kind of campfire, then i bring a mora companion to do any processing that i'll need.

u/mindfulmu · 8 pointsr/dashcamgifs

SABRE RED Pepper Gel - Police Strength - Tactical Series with 18-Foot (5.5M) Range, 18 Bursts & Belt Holster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004NKSPR8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_OraVBbQQTAKC6

u/rootb33r · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

It's a Timex Weekender. About 1000000x less expensive than a Rolex.

The straps you buy separately (there are tons of sellers) and you can change them very easily (I do it almost daily).

u/HooterPunch · 8 pointsr/homegym

1a) These are just cheap pads from Amazon

1b) I can do barbell work on them (rows, deadlifts, hip thrusts, etc.) and burpees but for burpees I have found shoes will wear the texture on them out. I do find them spongy for burpees but I figured it was adding resistance in a small way. Overall I do not recommend these puzzle tiles for a home gym largely because for the same price that I paid for the area I covered I could have done stall mats had I known about them before buying these. Stall mats and plywood to build a platform are my next purchase for the gym and I will use lag bolts to anchor the rack to the platform which leads to your next question.

2) Your eagle eyes are correct, no bolts here currently. I'm 220lbs and I can do dips, pull-ups, hanging ab work, etc without any wobble at all on this rack. Part of that is because I have almost 500lbs of weight stored on the sides and that this EliteFTS rack is really heavy itself since it is made of 3x3 11 gauge steel. I got away with dips and pullups on my 2x2 Valor rack without bolting it to the floor either but that rack did get pretty wobbly. But for safety purposes I will be using bolts to anchor this to the platform I'll be building later this month. Many years down the road when it's time to move I'll probably just patch over the holes I make for anchoring this down anyways.

u/fullhornet · 8 pointsr/bikewrench

zero complaints with this one, and collapses pretty small


u/skooba83 · 8 pointsr/pelotoncycle

You didn't miss out on all that much to be honest. The shoes are a nice bonus, the rest of the stuff is cheaper/better elsewhere. Snag a referral code from someone and that takes the shoes down to effectively $25.

Buy this mat for $22

Get a better heart rate monitor (the included chest strap one has connection issues if you aren't sweaty)
I bought this one, though I bought it off Google Express and used a 20% coupon.

Weights? I had a set lying around, or just go to walmart and pick up a set. Same deal with a water bottle.
Headphones? I don't use them, but I have plenty of headphones lying around if I decide to.

u/cathredal · 7 pointsr/Tucson

I do long runs up there and camp nearly every weekend... I just bring a solar shower and put it on my dashboard or hood of my car, hose off afterwards... It's one of these, you can get them at Miller Surplus for 10 bucks or something: http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000014865-5-Gallon-Solar-Shower/dp/B0009PUT20

Edit: forgot to mention, there's also an ice cold spring just down the way from the Mt. Lemmon fire lookout. Take the Mt. Lemmon trail west from summit, stay R/straight at fork for Lookout trail, you'll see a metal building on your right, pipe sticking out of the hillside offtrail to the left -- flows hard year around. Maybe .2 miles total from parking area.

u/CitizenBacon · 7 pointsr/FireflyFestival

Elevated camping is just a hilarious concept to me. As if one person in a planning committee was like "I want to do everything identical to regular camping, but sleep 2 feet higher", and since they were a generally nice person, everyone else politely nodded their head.

Like I'm legitimately confused as to its merits over an air mattress in a regular tent. Feel like it just dramatically increases the probability of accidentally falling onto the ground during a groggy morning or drunk night.

That being said, I'm confident that whatever camping option you have, you're going to have a BLAST! Firefly is an awesome experience- great people, great music, and great vibes all around. In addition to what other people have suggested, I'd highly recommend a reusable water bottle to bring into the festival, as well as a handkerchief in case it's dry and dusty. Also a cheap camp shower works wonders if you don't want to wait on line for a shower!

u/minuteman_d · 7 pointsr/Lightbulb


Get one of these and a "privacy poncho" and the entire road system is your outhouse.

u/sigismond0 · 7 pointsr/bicycling


I used these while I was trying to put drops on flats. I eventually just ended up putting actual drop bars on, but these work rather well and are very comfortable.

u/llort_tsoper · 7 pointsr/bicycling

I agree with all of that.

I would just add that bar ends are an economical option for adding more hand placement options to an MTB, without having to swap handlebars/shifters/brake levers.

Most people would opt for a standard bar ends to give you that on-the-hoods/bullhorn hand position. Add a cheap set of foam grips, and install these angled up so that your wrist is straight when riding.

If you want the feel of riding down in the drops, then there are also drop bar ends available. These will require grip tape, and should be installed flat or angled very slightly up.

u/lilicucu · 7 pointsr/P90X

I'm really happy with my Bowflex. I had them since 2011, use them several times per week.

Those: https://www.amazon.com/Bowflex-SelectTech-Adjustable-Dumbbells-Pair/dp/B001ARYU58

u/whatthefuckguys · 7 pointsr/guns

You were looking for this one.

Also see the $87,639.09 Zenith and this hideous $85,750.00 monstrosity that I would totally buy a knock-off of.

Also, today my coworker showed me his watch collection, which includes a whole bunch of high-end Seikos, his grandfather's real Omega, and his two fake Omegas.

I asked him about the fakes and he was very open about them: "I want something that I can wear to the bar, but that reminds me of what I'm saving up for."

u/anthonyooiszewen · 7 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

To quote one of my recent comments about silencing stabilizers:


I've spent tons of time researching and modding stabilizers and here's the method I use to make them as silent as possible:


Let's Build: KBD75 + Zealios 65g (YouTube)
[stabilizer modding starts at 12:11]


What you'll need:

  • Genuine Cherry stabilizers
    • This is the most important component of a silent build. Don't waste your time with the cheap Chinese replicas.
    • Zeal stabilizers are fairly quiet out of the box but not everyone wants to spend that kind of money

  • Finish Line Extreme Fluoro 100% DuPont Teflon Grease

    • Use this for plastic-on-plastic contact areas (i.e.: stabilizer housing inner walls)

  • Permatex Dielectric Tune-Up Grease
    • Use this for metal-on-platic contact areas (i.e.: stabilizer wire tips and long side of bends)
    • Some use this for plastic-on-plastic but I hate how it gums and slows everything down; I use this grease mainly to fill up any gaps between the wire and plastic parts of the stabilizer - the primary source of stabilizer rattle.

  • Fabric/cloth bandages
    • This serves two purposes:
      • Fills the gap between the stabilizer housing and the PCB to minimize wobble and thus, rattle (not a problem with screw-in stabs)
      • Cushions the bottoming out of stabilizer inserts. The inserts extend beyond the stabilizer housings when pushed all the way down and strike the surface of the PCB, leading to a loud "clack" and additional vibrations/movement that might cause the metal bits to rattle.

    • We use fabric instead of the water-resistant stuff (or tape) so that it absorbs and holds the dielectric grease.


      This is what they should sound like:

u/BWeice · 7 pointsr/PipeTobacco

I just ordered myself an Opinel no. 8 for my ropes. The only thing is since its carbon and not stainless a bit more attention has to be given to it so it doesn't rust up

u/recreational_usage · 7 pointsr/EDC
u/amichaux · 7 pointsr/EDC

Timex Weekender. Damn nice watch for only $30.

u/A1000Birds · 7 pointsr/bikewrench

Not sure what your budget is exactly, but I went with this:

Bikehand Pro Mechanic Bicycle/Bike Repair Rack Stand

It’s been solid, I’ve had it for over a year and have worked on all our bikes on the rack. It’s light but doesn’t feel flimsy. In the future I’d love to own something more heavy duty like a park tools one, but for now this is a gem.

Note: I’m not in any way affiliated with Bikehand, just a customer who would def vouch for the repair stand!

u/thepensivepoet · 6 pointsr/Guitar

There are some things you can do like practicing with a pick on some sort of edged surface that sort of approximates the feeling of strumming/picking strings just to practice your grip.

Using grip strengthening tools while your hands are free can be helpful as well. And I mean the normal grip exercise tools like this and NOT those janky little 'Gripmaster' things with the individual finger springs you'll sometimes see marketed to guitarists or hanging out at the GuitarCenter checkout counter. IMO they do a terrible job of emulating the feeling of pressing down on strings and are awkward and sometimes even painful with the strange angle you'll be holding it to attempt and build fretting finger strength.

Spend time doing paper music practice - transpose music/tabs, draw out the fretboard and fill in the correct notes, anything that might serve you as a learning tool AWAY from the guitar.

There are small travel size guitars or 'silent' guitars on the market you may be able to fit in your backpack as well as partial-guitars meant for practice but, honestly, I'd just bring your damn guitar with you. Nothing is going to beat having your hands on the actual instrument and all the tools/training aids I've seen just aren't quite the same enough that I'd want to spend money or time on them.

Aside from that just relax. Having time away from your instrument is good for rest and focus as well.

u/noreallyitsme · 6 pointsr/wayhome

[Coleman 5-Gallon Solar Shower] (https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0009PUT20/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_OGwBzbR7ZV7AV) is currently on sale for $9.97

u/Wytch78 · 6 pointsr/hulaween

You can still do GA and have flushable toilets, but it depends where you camp. There’s a “Jon condo” between the amp and meadow stages at the heart of the venue, for when you’re enjoying the shows. If you (arrive early enough to) camp near the bath house by Spirit Lake or the Grand Hall you can have access to flushing toilets, but there will be lines at peak times.

I fest and camp with my 8 year old daughter and we have one of these for just in case. Dudes piss innawoods but that’s not always possible for womenfolk, so we travel with one of these. #1 only.

u/F--K_the_mods · 6 pointsr/Truckers

Use a garbage bag before sitting down. Then take bag to dumpster.

Get a real seat. Much easier.


u/wraith5 · 6 pointsr/fitness30plus

tendinitis vs tendinosis:



Stretching my wrists, doing a lot of high rep bicep and wrist curls as well as the theraband flexbar all help to keep my elbows happyish

u/pinkpooj · 6 pointsr/bicycling

Origin 8 makes drop bar ends, kinda like traditional MTB bar ends.

u/mustafa_MIG · 6 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I am using a pull up bar which you stuck in the door by rotating hard. It also comes with nails for extra safety but I don't use them just the pressure force. It has been almost a year now and it works very well. It looks just like this one:

u/GunDefender · 6 pointsr/politics

You don't need a permit or background check to buy this either: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00NZ8O1AY/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/186-1579615-2750736

But it is also a lethal weapon, not a toy. Same with this: http://www.amazon.com/KA-BAR-Marine-Corps-Fighting-Straight/dp/B001H53Q6M

So I don't think that a background check is what makes the difference between a toy and a weapon.

It is true that kids typically don't get shot for holding a baseball bat or ball, but they can get shot for making a sudden movement which the officer interprets as agression, even if they are unarmed. Brightly colored guns are no replacement for knowing how to act properly around police to avoid being seen as an imminent threat.

u/SDPilot · 6 pointsr/Watches

I really can't stand reading your post. You sound like a pretentious/pompous ass.

This part especially makes me want to punch you in the throat:

> Outside of perhaps the Movado, non fit my idea of a watch a young professional should be wearing with his suit. Thus, I am in the market for my first $1,000 watch.

You should be more worried about deciding whether or not to get a masters degree rather than trying to determine which watch would impress your boss the most. Try to make him think you're not a trust fund baby and that hard work is more important than your watch style.

But if you really wanted to impress him, maybe you should just ask your parents to back your purchase of this watch and in exchange you can pay for your BMW's oil change this time around.

u/Yakdaddy · 6 pointsr/funny

THIS comes in a close second for me.

u/GenericName72 · 6 pointsr/Denver

Pepper spray is totally legal in Colorado if you're using it in self-defense. It's legal to carry and you don't need to warn people around you that you are in possession of it-- in other words, you can conceal carry it legally. I believe it's also legal to brandish it. I carry this with me at all times. Important to use pepper gel and not pepper spray, as it's more wind-resistant and less likely to blow back into your face.

u/Dumpy_Creatures · 6 pointsr/Survival

Bear spray is considered a pesticide by the epa and as such has standards for humane treatment. It is not meant to incpapacitate as pepper spray is. It isn’t as strong as I thought it was though. (In retrospect this makes sense due to a Bears much greater sense of smell than a person) Pepper sprays have more oil making them thicker and harder to remove. Bear sprays are designed to create a cloud for maximum coverage making where as pepper spray is a stream for less splash damage and blow back.

u/BoredDellTechnician · 6 pointsr/CCW

I had to Google this thing to see what the heck you're talking about.


I wouldn't recommend buying a taser that shoots prongs out. If those prongs fail to make proper contact with your target, your taser is now useless. It looks like this model has a stun gun built in as a backup, but at that point you might as well go with a cheap stun gun.

In terms of price and effectiveness, I would rather just purchase several pepper gel canisters and leave them in places such as your back pack, car door pockets, etc.


Whatever you decide to carry on campus, I would argument it with a high-power tactical flashlight. Simply walking around with a lit flashlight at night should be enough to give someone pause if they attempt to approach you while you're alone. A tactical flashlight will be able to switch to enough lumen output that you can blind someone with it well your retreat.


u/vaderj · 6 pointsr/Portland


I don't get anything for mentioning it, but it works on both dogs, and dog owners.

u/ARKnife · 6 pointsr/knives

First of all I don't recommend you get a knife for self defence, first and foremost for legal issues but also for effectiveness and range.

A good quality pepper spray would do a much better job, as you would consider less if to use it or not than to pull out a knife (speaking from experience).

I'd recommend the Sabre Pepper Gel for that task.

As for a good EDC knife - I'd go either with the RAT 1 (was my first serious knife) or the Kershaw Leek/Link if you don't mind it to be assisted.

u/fidelitypdx · 6 pointsr/Portland

Seriously, where are these idiots suggesting bear mace coming from?

If anyone is wondering, this is the one I recommend - $10 - it's the same formula as used by police departments across the country. The key chain attachment makes it easy to tie on a bright colored string lanyard, thus if it's tucked in your purse or pocket you'll easily find it. It's very effective.

If you want to step up in terms of distance, this is the one you want.

These spray a gel like spray, so the likelihood of it blowing in your face is very low.

u/bos888 · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I believe a Weekender has a 20mm band width.

Does anyone know whether a 19mm or 18mm band would look strange on a 20mm width watch?

u/Phorical · 6 pointsr/Watches

Today's a very casual kinda day, so I'm wearing a very casual Timex Weekender.

u/Woltz_Sandage · 6 pointsr/Bushcraft

So for shelter, I'd suggest this tarp. I also suggest checking out the forum that the tarp is from (www.bushcraftusa.com) because it's a forum all about bushcraft but has sub forums in ultralight and backpacking. The tarp is https://bushcraftoutfitters.com/coyote-tarp-10x10/ which is priced at $67. The reason I suggest this is because this tarp specifically, there's lots of way's to set it up. Check out this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxtHJm51NPY&t=

So for cooking, it's pretty simple. This video will show you what most bushcrafters use and the links that follow are the two items. I use it myself and in fact have two sets because of how much I enjoy it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00gwQ4z_nQQ&t and the following links for the items. https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=Ozark%20Trail%2018-Ounce%20Stainless%20Steel%20Cup

Hammocks are over rated, sleeping pads are a mess to figure out, get a cot. In fact, get this cot. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Outdoor-Super-Ultralight-Portable-Folding-Aluminium-alloy-Cot-Camping-Tent-Bed/112355265955?hash=item1a28e54da3:g:-PUAAOSwTM5Y365i:rk:2:pf:0

And now you need a knife, saw, and hatchet right? Well let's tackle all three.
And as a added bonus here's a fire steel.

And finally to end it all, we have a sleeping bag. This one is well known in the world. Kelty Cosmic 20 Degree. It's a dry down bag which means it's made of down that can handle some moisture but still keep you warm. It's rated for 20 degree's. I'll post the same bag as well but is rated for 0 degrees'. It'll be more expensive but it'll let you stay warm during the winter.


Check the sizes of the sleeping bag before you buy.

Also a pack, this one works as two in one. Really nice for a 60L https://outdoorvitals.com/products/rhyolite-60l-lightweight-internal-frame-backpack1

If you do plan on doing any winter camping, I'd edit a few things. One of them is I'd get the 0 Degree sleeping bag posted. Instead of the tarp I'd get this pup tent. https://www.ebay.com/itm/USGI-Military-Issue-2-Man-Canvas-PUP-TENT-w-Poles-Stakes-Complete-VGC/392111853275?hash=item5b4bb00edb:g:JEQAAOSw~jJarA5E:rk:1:pf:0 Which comes with poles and stakes. I normally toss the poles and get some branches outside. I get four branches and make a bipod that I tie off on either end. That gives me more room inside the tent and less weight I have to carry on my person.

I'd still get the cot but I'd also include Thermarest Z-Lite sleeping pad to put on top of it https://www.ebay.com/itm/Therm-a-Rest-Z-Lite-Sol-Ultralight-Foam-Backpacking-Mattress/132801349129?epid=1900010560&hash=item1eeb93c609:rk:1:pf:0 as well as one of those super heavy duty emergency blankets. It's a reflective blanket but it's also the same thickness as some of those heat reflectors you use for a car windshield. Not those flimsy things you see "survivalists" use. Those placed on the cot, with that zero degree bag, and that shelter works amazingly. Just don't throw a heavy blanket on the sleeping bag and don't wear a lot of clothes in it either. That'll make everything for naught.
So with everything listed, the pack, cooking stuff, tools, cot, sleeping bag, and either the canvas shelter or tap, you'd be looking at around $560 assuming you got the 0 Degree Sleeping Bag instead of the 20 Degree. Which you really should. A 0 Degree is much better in my case.

Also if you do get a down sleeping bag, NEVER STORE IT IN THE COMPRESSED STATE!!! Always store it someplace with it out of it's bag. If you keep it compressed 24/7 until you use it, you'll destroy the down.

u/Kromulent · 6 pointsr/knives

It depends entirely on what you expect to do with the knife.

Food prep is a common task, which is best done with a small, slender fixed blade knife (folding knives are harder to keep clean - very important with food prep! - and slender blades cut food better than thick blades do). If the food prep knife is carried with the cooking gear, it does not require a belt sheath. A $9 victorinox paring knife is light and strong and would work fine for all but the largest jobs.

A saw or hatchet is far superior to a knife for preparing firewood, if that's going to be necessary.

General woodworking tasks - such as forming tent stakes, or notching wood to build a shelter or something like that - is best done with a thicker, stronger knife. A $20 stainless mora is very hard to beat for these sorts of tasks. If the hatchet/saw are lost, they can help with firewood prep, too.

See /r/Bushcraft for lots of helpful advice and knowledge.

u/Bliss86 · 6 pointsr/homegym

Bumper plates. But those are usually more expensive and I use rubber floor tiles instead.

u/Tommy_the_Gun · 6 pointsr/Rockband
u/ExtraPlayToy · 5 pointsr/Hotwife

I actually have a lot of experience with this sort of issue from a previous relationship. The TL;DR is i spent a TON of time researching the female orgasm, and G Spot stimulation.

*Disclaimer: I gained a ton of new information and new techniques, but guess what - still no orgasm. Kinda screwed me up cause I kept trying to place blame (on me, then her, then me again...etc) but really i should have continued to keep an open mind and communicate more with her. I was immature. I mention this because you shouldn't make it a "goal" that you or her get pissed off that you don't reach. Every girl is unique in the way that she prefers to be pleased. You have to learn to read body language and react properly to her subtle hints. It's more like obtaining a degree, takes a long time and a lot of hard work, but in the end it pays off.

You should absolutely research g spot stimulation. Every girl i've been with afterward has been completely amazed, and some squirted for the first time from just my fingers. If you really wanna make a girl cum, the majority of women are going to be brought to orgasm with your fingers, not your cock. This does take time and excersize, I would literately work out with my fingers. There's a ton of information and how-to videos on the web about this, i suggest you watch and readas many as you can and combine all the information. And remember that your girl is unique, and you have to adapt techniques to her and her body.

Also, you're idea about adding another guy is a separate thing. If you both want to live out that fantasy, that's awesome, but it shouldn't be used as a "i can't do it, let him do it!" What happens when he doesn't make her cum either? Research, exercise, and communication dude. Good luck, and have FUN!

u/mightychip · 5 pointsr/Shambhala

They're usually hot. Sometimes, the hot water runs out and they are... er... mountain fresh. Quite cold, but it's exhilarating. There are also times when the showers are shut down because the water table is low.

If you're one of those, "I must shower every day" people (I certainly am!) then you should invest in a solar shower. These bad boys are super cheap, hold about 10L of water and can... kind of substitute for a shower. You'll need a tree or something tall too strap it to.

u/jaredschaffer27 · 5 pointsr/Drama

>How much did you save up for this trip?

About 15k. Can theoretically go 18 months or longer on that.

>Is it safe?

I mostly hang out with friends who live rurally and camp in the woods, so yeah. Every now and again I have to park somewhere in a major city where I'm not 100% comfortable leaving all my shit, but I've only had one confrontation where I was in personal danger, and it was because I got "too close" to a homeless guy stacking things in a trash can in Portland.

>Where do you shower?

I usually get 2-3 showers a week, in between my solar shower, hot springs, friend's houses or (last resort) truck stops.

u/Mistacowman · 5 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

My bad it was 3 hours I looked up the arrival about it. These are the buckets. They were filled with emergency packets of water and something else like a emergency blanket and we conveniently had gotten them like 2 months before it happened.

u/Copenhagen23 · 5 pointsr/battlefield_4

http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Products-Luggable-Portable-Gallon/dp/B000FIAPXO people buy this prodcut for "SHTF". It's the perfect shit bucket.

u/jimjoekelly33 · 5 pointsr/wallstreetbets
u/troyemcintosh · 5 pointsr/bugout

I like your organization on those shelves! I need to do something similar.

What's your sanitation plan? I see Lots of people with > 72hrs of food / water but no way to handle 72 hrs of human waste.

Can I recommend you throw a cheap 12-pack of toilet paper and some disinfecting wipes in there? maybe store a portable toilet & supplies or ensure you have a shovel & knowledge to dig a latrine ?

u/networkadminthrow · 5 pointsr/gifs
u/ambww4 · 5 pointsr/Fitness

This thing completely solved my tennis elbow. It was amazing. There are lots of videos of the way to use it.

u/VanMulk · 5 pointsr/bikewrench

Origin 8 makes clip-on drop bar ends that might suit your needs without having to mess with your shifters or brakes.- and they're only $15.

u/Aun_vre · 5 pointsr/cycling

So /r/bikewrench and /r/bicycling are much more active sub-reddits that you may see more attention on, but I can try to help you out here.

Switching the bars could require a few things:

Stem Size and by extension handlebar size: the Escape has a stem made for 31.8mm diameter handlebars with pretty large bars actually. Most drop bars you find will be 25.4mm at the stem and 23.8mm everywhere else. Any discrepancy can be an easy fix with some shims (either bought or made). It is also possible (according to Sheldon Brown) that your current bars may have very similar sizing to standard drop bars. The stem may also need to be shortened or lengthened to comfortably accommodate for the new handlebars and riding positions.

Braking: As you may or may not have noticed most drop bars come with brake levers that allow you to access the levers while riding on the drops. This is important because it allows you more leverage at the moments when you are going the fastest. Check out this image stolen from 'Lovley Bike' that shows the typical 'breaking on the drops' position.

While it is not necessary to have these brakes and the 'hoods' that accompany them it is an excellent idea and gives more hand positions! Alternatively it is possible to use levers only on the flats of the drop bars (but not the ones you currently have may need the aforementioned shims).

I see the Escape has Shimano M310 trigger shifters. Those also may have to go. They, like the brakes, can be mounted on the flats of the bar but it is only very low end bikes that do this to their riders. There are an ungodly number of ways to incorporate shifting on a bike with drop bars. You can integrate them into the brakes with STI's, stick them on the end of the bars with Bar End Shifters, Get them onto the stem like many vintage bikes Stem Shifters or get them on the down-tube for a classic look Down Tube Shifters...

That aside the only real options up there that you have for a conversion are Bar-end or "Brifters" Brake/Shifters...reusing your old ones could work but it would be inelegant.

Geometry MOST IMPORTANTLY! Your bike was designed to be ridden upright, the stem, top tube, every inch of the bike assumes the rider is using flat bars. There is no telling really what the ride will 'feel' like after you start riding on the hoods/drops. Its not as bad as most hybrids with front suspension but I could not tell you anything about how it might feel once the swap is made.

For moving forward I see a few options

Option 1 Quick and Dirty Get some drop bars and some old cans. Strip your current bars of components and install the drops(don't forget shims), If sheldon is correct about the size of over-sized road bikes all your old components should slide onto the flat part of the drops and just fit. It would be a unique way to ride but mostly functional...Personally I would have concerns about how safe it would be.

Option 2 More hand positions!
If what you want is more hand positions don't overlook bar end attachments:
Bar end attachments
Orgin 8 might actually have the answer to your prayers: Bolt On Drops

Option 3 Dress her like a roadie
Trying to make your hybrid into a road bike is usually not the right way to go but...with $10-30 for bars, and $100 for Shifters and Brakes, plus $10-20 for complete re-cabling across the bike (MTB and Road bikes use different cable ends) and of course labor if you aren't that handy. Tack on $10 for bar-tape to make her pretty and comfortable and you aren't that far in the hole.
You don't get off any easier for Bar Ends once you get the appropriate brakes its about the same. All that and your former hybrid could pass any scrutinizing test of a lycra-clad cyclist, you'd have yourself a certified road-bike. No promises on comfort!

This is just a vague indication though! For a real in-depth price assessment and Q&A please visit your local bike store

For my $00.02...Don't bother trying to convert them. Ride the bike you have the way it was intended to be ridden. If after a while you still feel like its lacking, throw on some bar ends for more hand positions, Still feel like its lacking? Go test-ride some road bikes to see if riding on the drops is right for you. I'm not talking about a test ride around the parking lot either! No less then 3 miles on that sucker, get a real feel for it. Love it!? Sell the Escape and do a TON of research into inexpensive road bikes. They are out there waiting for ya.

u/luckyLE0 · 5 pointsr/Fitness

if i knew what i know now, i woulda bought these first thing... http://www.amazon.com/Bowflex-SelectTech-Adjustable-Dumbbells-Pair/dp/B001ARYU58

4.5* rating and they dont take up much room. i highly recommend splurging now. and having all the weights youll need. instead of being like me and having them strewn all over my floor. get the stand too if you can afford it.

u/CervezaPorFavor · 5 pointsr/funny

I just love the awesome product image

u/RofltheWaffle · 5 pointsr/Fitness

I own this one: www.amazon.com/Harbinger-28900-Polypropylene-Weight-Belt/dp/B001P0S3XU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413151539&sr=8-1&keywords=harbinger+dip+belt

It's made by Harbinger, and it's polypropylene. I've had it since May, and there are no real signs of wear. I use it once or twice a week with (so far) 30-50 lbs. I'm sure a good leather one will last longer, but this think seems pretty solid.

u/so_quothe_Kvothe · 5 pointsr/Fitness

Generally you don't weigh yourself with pull-ups, you just do them. Once you start being able to do excessive amounts of pull-ups (which won't happen for a while if you're a novice), you can start adding weight to yourself to make it more challenging. As others have said, you can achieve this through special belts (like this) that you can put standard plates on or by holding dumbbells between your legs or however else you want.

Once you start doing that, you can theoretically add together your body weight + added weight, but most people only talk about added weight since pullups are traditionally a body weight exercise.

u/ebinWaitee · 5 pointsr/EDC

Cocoon Grid-It organizer. It's rather cheap and especially useful if you use different bags like a messenger bag for school and a backpack for a bit longer travels. You can easily attach stuff you need once in a while to the grid and just throw it to another bag.

Currently my grid-it contains a USB-stick, couple cables, one of those Victorinox card multitools, a powerbank and a pen. When I'm traveling overnight I add a toothbrush and a small tube of toothpaste. 5/5 would buy again.

Edit: Pilot G-2 pen and Opinel No 08 knife are another fantastic pieces of equipment I carry everyday

u/Anwhaz · 5 pointsr/knives

Not too far from the sticks though. (It's a joke, I have and like this knife, but down vote away.)

u/AbeFromen · 5 pointsr/PipeTobacco
u/aurical · 5 pointsr/Fitness

The basic ones are actually quite inexpensive.

I got a 3 ft long x 6 in dia "extra firm" roller on amazon for $20, the 1 ft version is under $8

u/SplitMyPants · 5 pointsr/Fitness

Get a foam roller, it hurts at first but you'll get used to it. I couldn't live without mine, I have The Grid.

Buy: The Grid Foam Roller or High Density Foam Roller

Read: Article
and Wikipedia Article

Watch: Videos

u/huckstah · 5 pointsr/vagabond

Funny your name is Saber, because Sabre is definitely the one I rely on.

The best is the Sabre Red Police-Grade Pepper Gel. It comes out in a wide spray of gel like substance, which is awesome because the first thing people do when they get hit in the face is to try to smear it off their face with both hands. But, the more you smear the gel, the worse it gets. It completely incapacitates them for better than typical spray.

It's only 13 dollars, I highly recommend it for any traveler.


u/Synaesthesiaaa · 5 pointsr/bicycling

This is what I use. I looped the belt strap through one of the straps on my seat pack so I can reach down and grab it quickly.

u/CoffeeNut98 · 5 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

REPORT THIS GUY! As a 19 year old man I can say "Abdul" is a damn creeper, and NOTHING he did could be considered normal or good in the slightest.

Next time someone makes you feel uncomfortable like that, ask them to leave IMMEDIATELY. The safety of you and your wife is not worth a few bucks, people over paper ya know.

Also as other people have said you might want to invest in better security. It's a trust but verify sorta situation, you'd like to think all of your guest are going to be super cool French, hitchhiker, philanthropists, but lets face it, some are going to be like Abdul. You need to prepare yourself for them.

1). Don't ever give them keys, do not give any random asshat with an AirBnB account permanent access to you home. Use something like the reset able combination locks others have suggested.

Also reinforce the hinges and strike plate, it's the most common way exterior doors fail against a home invader. A window reinforcement film is also super useful, it helps prevent windows from shattering when hit with bricks and the like.

2). Get a security system, a fucking loud one. Motion controlled flood lights, sirens, all that shit; messed up fuckers don't like having the whole neighborhoods attention focused on them. Something like this, doesn't require a contract and seems pretty good (Am not endorsing, just found it via Google).

3). If you like dogs, get one. You'll have an amazing furry friend and certain breeds can be intimidating, yet lovable, security puppers

4). Learn how to say no, it's a valuable skill that can be a literal life saver. Maybe go on a ride along with your local PD, see how they deal with belligerent drunks and the like. or you could ask the advice of someone you know is good at resolving this sort of stuff. These aren't the only ideas of course, find what works best for you.

5). A shotgun can be your best friend if perverts decide to take things to the next level. Invest in something like this, a security length barrel, and some self defense ammo (or anything that says "20 gauge, Buckshot, Low recoil, Home Defense," etc. on it).

Also learn how to use it and store it safely, Google around to find local ranges that host intro to shooting/intro to shotgun type classes. You don't have to be Rambo, but getting the basics down pat can turn you into a competent shot-gunner.

Plus trap, skeet, sporting clays, etc. are super fun!

(Tasers, stun guns, collapsible baton and pepper spray are also good alternatives if you don't want to use lethal force)

Hopefully this give you some idea of how to protect you and yours, stay safe!

u/bigpolar70 · 5 pointsr/legaladvice

Bear spray usually has a lower OC content than allowed in regular pepper spray - 1-2% for bear spray vs. 10% for humans.

Human Spray - 10% OC http://smile.amazon.com/SABRE-RED-Pepper-Gel-Professional/dp/B004NKSPR8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1425328962&sr=8-2&keywords=pepper+spray+OC

Bear Spray - 2% OC http://smile.amazon.com/Counter-Assault-Deterrent-Holster-10-2-Ounce/dp/B001DQ76JI/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1425329101&sr=8-5&keywords=Bear+Spray

The only advantage of bear spray is that is is designed to shoot farther. If you want to use pepper spray get some designed for humans.

u/pdxcoug · 5 pointsr/EDC

I keep this bag in my truck in case I need to get home on foot and for day hikes. It's an REI Stoke 9, jam packed with the following (left to right):


GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Bottle Cup/Pot

Etekcity Ultralight Portable Outdoor Backpacking Camping Stove

Food - Cliff Bars and GU

Gorilla Tape To-Go

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife

SecureLine 100-Feet 550 Nylon Paracord

Petzl Pro Am'D Screw-Lock Carabiner

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Coast 20266 HL46 Dual-Color LED Headlamp

Extra AAA batteries

Coast HP2 Universal Focusing 85 Lumen Penlight

Waterproof Windproof Matches

Nite Ize Gear Tie Reusable Rubber Twist Tie, 6-Inch, Blue, 2-pack

Small Flask


Mophie Powerstation and cord

PackTowl Personal Towel

Nylon Tarp with Bungee Ties - think this came with my REI 2 person tent - awesome instashelter

Extra Underwear

SmartWool socks

Wool beanie

Vinyl poncho

Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .5 First Aid Kit

Also in the FAK pouch: Bic Lighter, Rubber gloves, Emergency Blanket

Coast BX310 Lock Back Folding Knife 2.63-Inch Blade

Coast LED145 LED Micro Pliers

REI Stoke 9 Pack


*Full disclosure, my wife used to work for Coast.

Edit 1: hella formatting errors

u/thomas533 · 5 pointsr/foraging

No pictures being as I am at work but:

u/donkeyrocket · 5 pointsr/bicycling

I did bike "maintenance" for years using a clamp nailed to my back porch railing. I say maintenance because it was mostly cursing, bruising myself trying to leverage my bike, drinking beer and spending far too long on the simplest tasks.

I got this stand and it is solid as a rock. Has made any project from simple adjustments to overhauls so much easier. Now it is happy tinkering and drinking beer.

u/CafeRoaster · 5 pointsr/bicycling

Mine consists of moving the kitchen island cart and plopping down there. Hah!

Finally getting a collapsible repair stand.

u/MountainManGuy · 5 pointsr/bicycling

Gotcha. True, I can see that price with the unit being marketed towards pro teams' mechanics.

This is the stand I use, and it's been great. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D9B7OKQ/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/Dorkamundo · 5 pointsr/flashlight

Never heard of the light, wouldn't trust it or the battery that comes with it. May not have low voltage protection.

Honestly, I fell in love with the Nitecore NU25 Plenty bright, lasts a long time, has the high CRI option and is very small so it doesn't hit things when you are sticking your head back behind a strut assembly.

u/cwcoleman · 5 pointsr/CampingGear

What price range are you looking for? Do your parents generally spend over $100 on your for gifts?


Here are some basic ideas:

  1. Headlamp: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Z3LNX9
  2. Stove: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07L5S65HR
  3. Pot: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BVOME9Y
  4. First Aid Kit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000G7WRBC
  5. Spoon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0045UA8G2
  6. Sleeping Pad: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BZ3C900/
  7. Water Filter: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005EHPVQW
  8. Water Bladder 1: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AQYY38
  9. Water Bladder 2: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000J2KEGY
  10. Water Bladder 3: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RC9BZ4G
  11. Trowel: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BFHT4P3
  12. Trekking Poles: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XM0YGW8
  13. Battery Pack: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0194WDVHI
  14. Socks: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074ZR5SJQ
  15. Buff: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BJ3N9MF

    You could also add basic stuff like batteries, lighters, power bars, trash bags, first aid supplies and other consumables.


    Other items are harder to pick without know more details...

  • Tent - do you want to sleep in that hammock, or want a tent too?
  • Sleeping bag - 30F or 40F bag may be goo enough for Texas 3-seasons?
  • Backpack - want to keep the one you have, or upgrade?
  • Footwear - boots or trail runners?
  • Shirts / Pants - sizes and styles you prefer?
  • Jackets - need waterproof? puffy warm? other?
u/MojoMonster · 4 pointsr/guitars


Not too long ago I recommended something like that and got downvoted for it. Have an upvote. :)

Early version of this were all the rage when I was learning.

But ok, now I know that stuff are considered rehab tools.


u/lordgunhand · 4 pointsr/Bass
u/SenorJoseDirte · 4 pointsr/ElectricForest

One of my best purchases ever. Limitless showers

Coleman 5-Gallon Solar Shower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009PUT20/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_jFJlxb3FDCW8T

u/dotchianni · 4 pointsr/vandwellers

Clothes: 5 gallon buckets and a laundry plunger wand.

Or, if you are going to be driving for a while, this will work well if your shocks aren't the best and the road is bumpy... 5 gallon bucket, add clothes/water/soap/spiky drier ball thingies. Put a lid on the bucket and tighten it, put it in the back. Drive.

When you are done driving, rinse, spot check, wring, and then hang dry.

I have a piece of rope going across the van that I used when doing laundry.

Or you can use a laundry mat but that kind of kills the adventure.

Showering and bathing.

Highly love the solar shower bag by Coleman. You might want to get a pop up shower stand but you can totally bath in your vehicle. A tarp on the floor is helpful.

I took a lot of bucket baths too. Fill a small bucket with soapy water (not tons of soap) and wash up. Then rinse in fresh water. I think that bucket was a gallon bucket.

Wipes are helpful also. When we traveled a lot, some days were crotch and pit wash days since we couldn't shower. It happens. These made that easier for us.

u/GiraffeGuard · 4 pointsr/bjj

Inside or outside?

If inside, then the theraband stick, along with several wrist stretches, has helped me:


No elbow pain anymore for me.

Edit: mine was never quite as bad as you described but I would be unable to roll after two or three rounds.

u/DeadliftsnDonuts · 4 pointsr/nSuns

TheraBand FlexBar, Tennis Elbow Therapy Bar, Relieve Tendonitis Pain & Improve Grip Strength, Resistance Bar for Golfers Elbow & Tendinitis, Green, Medium, Intermediate https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KGOMBC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fvqXDb39D2RZY

I had the same issue. Took 2 weeks off and rehabbed with the therabar. Repping 225 again

u/SgtBaxter · 4 pointsr/cycling

Putting on actual drop bars would get expensive, you'd need new shifters and brake levers (if the bike has hydraulic brakes you can forget about it). Not to mention, MTB geometry really isn't set up for drops.

You could however add something like Origin 8 drop ends

Best option would be skinnier more road like tires like Schwalbe Marathons or similar, and a rigid fork to help reduce weight up front. Then it would be a halfway decent flat bar bike.

u/Gnascher · 4 pointsr/bicycling

Before you go "all in" and spend silly money to do this conversion, why don't you try something like "clamp on drops", or possibly some of the more radical "trekking bars"?

I think even after you spend all that money to convert this upright bike to drops, you'll ultimately be disappointed in the result. It just doesn't have the geometries that make your CX bike "fun".

u/jugglist · 4 pointsr/bicycling


20 bucks, plus you'll want some bar tape.

If you want to brake and shift from the drops, at least 300 more and it'll still suck.

Edit: Also consider clip-on aero bars. You can't brake from those anyway. Otherwise if you want a road bike with drops, sell the one you have (or not - n+1 and all that) and get a caad10 ;)

u/koreanppltwitter · 4 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

I once bought adjustable dumbbell set (amazon) for $100 off Kijiji, and the dude selling was an obvious crackhead... I was impressed, actually, because these things are heavy af and this dude somehow managed to steal two of em

u/annoyingone · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

There are a lot of Ka Bar knockoffs. Even the new ones are very solid

u/Maelbolge · 4 pointsr/thewalkingdead

Think most TWD knives are customs. That said its a USMC Ka-bar with a tanto blade. http://www.amazon.com/KA-BAR-Marine-Corps-Fighting-Straight/dp/B001H53Q6M

u/Pigeon-Toad · 4 pointsr/Fitness

For $10 extra dollars you could have just bought this. Like you said though it's useful to have a heavy chain and some caribiners lying around.

Harbinger 28900 Polypropylene Weight Dip Belt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001P0S3XU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_NROqxbCP739GP

u/InkognitoV · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Get a dip belt and start stacking plates.

Edit: I realize that my suggestion is not pure body weight, but I personally find that being a purist can be quiet limiting.

If you want to stay with pure body weight, L-sit pull ups, Front Lever Pulls, Front Pulls, and Front lever in general. Video on the Front Lever Pulls and Front Pulls

u/trnddwn33 · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Agreed, I got this one for like 20 bucks, had 2x45lb plates on it without issue. Link

u/DarthKonquer · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

I've used this and could not tell the difference to CRK grease. No experience with anything Nano though.

u/thr3ddy · 4 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Here's a video of me cleaning and putting the whole thing back together. And, yes, it still works.

The two plastic body pieces were soaked for 24 hours before scrubbing it down. The lube used in the video for the plastic contact points as well as the trackball rollers is Finish Line Extreme Fluoro.

A big thanks to my friend /u/jfgorski for the Alphagrip iGrip! Read his opinion on the device right here, he's been using these things for years and has much more insight than I could ever provide. Also, thanks to /u/ripster55 for letting me post this here.

u/stuckit · 4 pointsr/Survival

Well I have two knives. One an opinel 8 that I EDC. Then a Condor Nessmuk. A Silky Gomboy Saw and a Hults Bruk Torneo Axe. And an actual multi tool Leatherman Signal. That's my full load out on tools.

u/CavedogRIP · 4 pointsr/EDC
u/chadnik · 4 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I feel you on keeping tension in a particular place (though for me it's my lower back). Here are my tips:

  • Get a foam roller like this. Feels great on lots of body parts, and I particularly love it on my upper back near my shoulders.

  • Try going to a yoga studio just for a basic class. Get there a little early and before the class, ask the instructor if she could include any shoulder stretches. Most are very happy to accommodate requests, or will show you some right then and there.

  • Could it be related to your posture? Try adjusting the height of your chair or working desk, maybe. Or try a standing desk.

  • My absolute favorite stretch for shoulders is the following:

  1. Stand upright with your arms out in a T.
  2. Cross your arms over one another, trying to get as close to that T shape as you can again.
  3. Lie down on your stomach on a firm surface, keeping your arms in this position. Rest your opposite cheek from the shoulder that is closer to the ground (so if your left shoulder is nearer the ground, your right cheek will be resting on your right arm). You should feel the stretch in the shoulder/arm closest to the ground.

    Let me know if that's unclear...I can try to draw a (terrible) diagram!
u/tomkatt · 4 pointsr/Fitness

You can get one for pretty cheap really, and they're worth every penny. I stalled out for a while, was tight all over, and regularly sore. After getting a foam roller and using it on a regular basis, I'm not as tight, and I'm making progression again on my lifts.

I ordered this one on amazon, I can't see how $20 is too expensive for something so important, especially compared to the cost of other fitness equipment.

u/oscarray · 4 pointsr/Fitness

What exactly is wrong with foam rolling the lower back? Spine in an unnatural position?

Any differences of preferences?




u/aggieotis · 4 pointsr/bicycling

Two Words: Foam Roller

Stretching does nothing for me. Yoga's cost/benefit ratio for flexibility is debatable for me. But 5 min on a foam roller and I'm as good as new.

Foam Rolling How-to

u/blueballpointpen · 4 pointsr/crossfit
u/Distractedone · 4 pointsr/Watches

It sounds like you're looking for either Timex Expedition, or a Timex Weekender.

u/hessmo · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Mora knives have always served me very well as outdoors knives.

they might look cheap, but they have great steel, and have really held up (I typically buy the stainless version like this one)


u/CreativeRealmsMC · 4 pointsr/Bushcraft

I had been making photo albums but just started a YouTube channel. My friend was nice enough to let me borrow his GoPro and mounts but most of the time I record with my phone (also have another camera but it's a bit broken and can only take pictures). Part of what I'm ordering from amazon is a new monopod/tripod/selfie stick which I'm very much in need of at the moment since my videos are a bit shaky.

Haven't gotten around to do any solo 2 day trips yet (most of the time I'd be with a group and there would be designated campsites to fill up water at) but if I was going out with no means to fill up I'd take anywhere from 4-6 liters of water. The climate here is very hot and there is no such thing as bringing too much water. If there was a water source I could potentially allow myself to bring less since I could boil any water I find.

Amazon list:
-5.11 Rush 72 55L backpack
-Mora Companion (stainless steel)
-Bahco Laplander
-Jetboil 10in frying pan

All together that weighs 7.9 pounds and at some point I'd like to get a sleeping pad and tarp bringing it up to ten pounds (not including food, water, and other supplies which might get me to around 15-20 pounds depending on the duration of my outings).

As for the grill it's just a makeshift one. Four tent pegs and a small grate.

u/PeevedGuy · 4 pointsr/EDC

I'm a big fan of Mora knives. Good knives at a very reasonable price. All of the ones linked come with hard plastic sheaths.

u/psycho10011001 · 4 pointsr/cycling
u/kscannon · 4 pointsr/bicycling

I have used 2 stands. One is a cheap $50 amazon stand the other is a Park Tool stand I found on craigslist. The Cheap stand work, it is taller but less stable. I prefer grabbing the seat post than grabbing the top tube so the cheap stand will rotate to balance the bike. I cannot get the chain horizontal to run though a chain cleaner. It will always settle to an angle. If it doesnt bother you than a cheap stand works. bike hand has a stand that was $90 now $100 that the head is teethed to prevent rotation. I was going to get that one before I found the Park Tool Stand on Craigslist.

Any stand will be usable but some might be less stable than others or give you a headache. There is a point you pay for what you get before it turns into you pay for the name.

u/jburm · 4 pointsr/MTB

I got this one and its worked well for general maintenance, repair, and bike building.

u/trALErun · 4 pointsr/MTB

I only have two legs and I rarely fall over.

Seriously though, unless you're being careless they are plenty sturdy. I'd recommend this one:

And I've heard good things about the Aldi stand if you want to go super cheap.

You should definitely get a torque wrench. I've been happy with the Nashbar branded one.

u/accostedbyhippies · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Scosche Rhythm+ Heart Rate Monitor Armband

Great if you already have you smartphone with you anyway. Less finicky than chest straps.

u/huffalump1 · 4 pointsr/CampingGear

To clarify, the Nitecore NU25 (Amazon link).

I love it! Super light, rechargeable, very bright, decent battery life, redmode. Perfect for a weekend trip.

I'll recommend the Wowtac A2S NW as well - brighter and way longer battery. It's a little heavier, but that pays off with more battery life (and an interchangeable cell).

u/madbeetzyo · 3 pointsr/Guitar

Something like this perhaps?

u/BrianPurkiss · 3 pointsr/CompetitionShooting

Gripmaster 14003-BLK Hand Exerciser Black, Heavy Tension (9-Pounds per Finger) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006GCBL4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_frs2AbYDNCM0R

u/tonytaylor85 · 3 pointsr/Glocks

Wimps! Get one of these if you can't handle the snap!!

lol jk 9mm is cheap

u/finzwake · 3 pointsr/sysadmin
u/a5tr0cr3ep · 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals
u/Sababa_Gump · 3 pointsr/Trichsters

You and I have had virtually identical experiences. Granting that I still struggle with getting my trich under control, here's the humble advice I can offer:

  1. Identify times/situations when you tend to pull more frequently and then if possible, create uses for your hand(s) that prevent them from automatically migrating to your face. For me, driving is a big auto-pull time. With one hand on the wheel and my mind wandering, my left hand will find its way to may beard and start wreaking havoc. What I did to combat this is is buy a hand strengthener like this one which I keep in my car. When I recognize that I'm pulling, I'll grab this thing instead. I also keep silly putty in my car for the same reason.

  2. Medication/therapy can and does help. Though I personally haven't yet had much luck in this department, trich is an anxiety-based behavior for which treating the underlying causative factors helps significantly. In fact, we've all tried willing ourselves to just stop and we've all seen just how effective that can be. Getting to the root (so to the speak) is the sustainable way to rectify this destructive behavior.
    On that note, try to take note of when you tend to pull more and when you tend to pull less. That is to say, try to pay attention to what else is going on in your life when your trich gets worse. Are there possibly certain triggers that are influencing the rate of your pulling? Become more mindful of how you're doing generally and how that relates to your pulling. Creating these links are important in coming to understand the behavior and ultimately stopping it.

  3. Lastly, eye-shadow. Yes that's right. Go to a beauty supply store or Walmart or whatever and find a color that closely matches your beard color. I have a dark auburn/copper colored beard and ended up with a color called "latte". It's not an exact match but its close enough to where it fills in the hole(s) and blends everything together fairly seamlessly. Oh, also pick up an applicator. You can either get a small paint brush type thing or the eyeliner applicator itself (which is what I use and is pretty effective).

    That's all I've got. Best of luck man, I wish you many full bearded years ahead!
u/crispychoc · 3 pointsr/CasualConversation

Do you have the regular planet fitness membership or the black one?

If you have the black one you're golden ;)

Other than that, get a good portable stove so you can make some food and boil water for tea or coffee.

Buy a jerrycan for water with a little tap on it, fill it up regularly, it also means you can wash yourself even if you don't have access to showers etc.

A small camping spade is good for number 2s in the woods :)

Get a mosquito net hammock, and maybe a cheap tent it means you can sleep outside or on campsites on hot nights.

Your biggest expense will be gas for the car.

Planet fitness is a good idea, but it's urban areas, I would do some (wild) camping more often.

I have no idea what campsites cost in the US per night, but if you do that every other night, or even once in 3 nights, it beats sleeping in a car park, and is cheaper than a hotel.

Have a look at some of the national parks, some of them have basic (cheap) camp grounds too. Campgrounds are really cool places to meet people, much better than a Walmart car park ;)

Shopping list:

Solar shower

Water carrier

Folding spade



Camping canister stoves are cheap, between $10 and $50
Cheap tent is around $50

Total expenses before hand, around $150-200 max.

I just went for the first items I found on amazon, there are probably cheaper or better products out there.

Source, I did a 6 month trip by bicycle through Europe, so not the same, but the basics are the same. You have the advantage of not being restricted by weight or size of items, which makes it cheaper.

If you need more ideas, packing tips or anything else, I'll gladly help ;)

Have fun, explore and enjoy, it's fun!

u/mfanyafujo · 3 pointsr/peacecorps

It is a bag that you fill with water and leave out in the sun. It's designed to heat the water pretty quickly, and it has a little nozzle and can be hung so you can take a hot shower... or at least be dripped on with hot water, anyways. I just used mine to heat water for my bucket bath.

Example: https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000014865-5-Gallon-Solar-Shower/dp/B0009PUT20/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1481853223&sr=8-4&keywords=solar+shower

u/crisnavarro23 · 3 pointsr/okeechobeemusicfest

Unless you wanna pay whatever money it is for showers then i suggest you get one of these bad boys! http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000014865-5-Gallon-Solar-Shower/dp/B0009PUT20/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1451936963&sr=8-3&keywords=camping+shower Partner it with some bio degradable soap or whatever and you can shower at your camp. While it wont be the best it'll definitely help get you clean and feeling fresh.

u/Glittrsweet · 3 pointsr/FireflyFestival

Bring rain boots just in case. Last year's mud fest turned into a shoe graveyard and I ruined several shoes that I brought.

Also Walmart /camping stores have solar powered shower bags for real cheap (like under $20) bring a big jug of water and dedicate that jug solely to shower water, its not the cleanest feeling (if you don't have a shower tent you can wear a bathing suit and wash up outside of your car) but i certainly hope youre not going to a camping festival thinking you're going to be clean anyway, its definitely better than waiting in a long line and paying for a shower



*sorry about the links I'm on mobile

u/Inigo93 · 3 pointsr/camping

Alternatively, for those who are more interested in a bit of comfort I recommend the Luggable Loo. Combine that bad boy with a trash bag and some kitty litter and you're set!

u/TheDragonzord · 3 pointsr/Battlefield

Well we PC guys sometimes have to just make do with what we have on hand while we save up money for what we need, but, if you really want to get efficient I'd suggest one of these maybe on some sort of custom wooden platform. Desk height and all that.

u/Yeti_or_Not · 3 pointsr/preppers

A five gallon bucket with a snap-on toilet seat is a good idea. Wag-Bags are a compostable liner for the bucket that comes with the neutralizing powder to treat about four uses before needing to be replaced.

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u/owen099 · 3 pointsr/climbing

Buy this in the green color. I had issues for a while and since getting this, they are all gone. I have a few buddies who have had the same results. The exercise is super simple and not strenuous. Buy it.

u/Ez215 · 3 pointsr/golf

Thera-Band Flexbar, Green, Medium https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KGOMBC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_wNZJxbHG1W0TT

This is what I used. I forget what the exercises are called but there's one or two specifically for golfers elbow. Buy this, Google the exercises and play pain free. I used to have pretty bad tendinitis, couldn't throw a baseball more once or twice, by the end of the round my elbow would be burning and I could barely get through a workout. Fast forward to after I found this thing and I'm good for a round and a range session in the same day pain free and 99% pain free workouts also. Can't recommend it enough.

u/JeffreyCho · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I've had tennis elbow, so not exactly golfer's elbow, and I tried stretching, rubbing, resting, etc. but the only thing that helped me was when I bought and used this

I went on YouTube to know what exercises to do with it. I watched a lot of videos but only found this guy to be helpful link

Hope you get better soon!

u/whiteman90909 · 3 pointsr/powerbuilding

This thing helped me. I do the exercises and it stayed helping within a few days.

Biofreeze FlexBar Resistance Bar For Medial Epicondylitis, Prevent Tendonitis and Improve Grip Strength, Relieve Pain From Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, and Tendinitis, Medium, Intermediate https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KGOMBC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_6VnezbTSZJ30Y

u/homegymstuff · 3 pointsr/homegym

I have the Titan multigrip and like it most for close grip bench. I don't use it a ton but I like having it for something different and so that I can use it whenever I have a wrist problem. It arrives with a ton of metal shavings inside the bar though, and they will fall out of the Titan logo that's cut into the middle of the bar. It'll go over your face when benching, so you'll want to spend time emptying it before use, or covering the logo. It's an annoyance but the bar itself is good, and I think the inexpensive option is the way to go with a bar that will only be used here and there.

I also had golfer's elbow for a while so I bought a TheraBand FlexBar. I can't say for sure that I got better because of it, but I can definitely say that I got better after using it. I can also say that it hasn't come back. Whenever I start to feel that tightness again I do the golfer's elbow exercise and the tightness has always improved. Before the FlexBar I worked out using a golfer's elbow strap that sits below the elbow and allowed me to work out with less pain.

u/StPierreB · 3 pointsr/loseit

Good question. For one, I stopped doing the lifts that were hurting it - mainly bicep and upper back work. I had to rest for a few months just to do the rehab exercises without pain. Then I bought one of the TheraBand Flex Bars and Grip Strengtheners. Both exercises strengthen your forearms and within a couple of months of those exercises I was pain free and lifting again.

u/JerkoMcGee · 3 pointsr/golf

Buy a Flexbar and do this exercise three times a day or so. It helped me out after only a few days.

u/resetallthethings · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

no, nobody here ever gets elbow tendinitis!

Yeah, I'm just getting over it actually. saw on here one of these recommended https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KGOMBC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and damned if it isn't a miracle

u/Kashino · 3 pointsr/bicycling

the thumb shifter won't work on drops. flat bar clamp section is 22.2mm, drop bar clamp section is 23.8

You can make it work with the sora STI shifter you listed, the cheaper alternative is the microshift stuff you can buy on ebay (I'd go with second hand shimano stuff though)

Then you'd need new cables

Of course the easier option is to just get bar ends, you can even get drop bar bar ends

u/NewYorkNickel · 3 pointsr/cycling

I have (nearly) the same bike as you (7.4 Firebrand) and ride mine for the same purposes. Lately I've been training for a charity ride and got a pair of these for cheap on Amazon.


The only rub is that you have to also buy adapters for the IsoZone grips so the drop bar ends will fit (~$5). I also got some cork tape from the same company for relatively cheap, altogether making it much cheaper than buying whole new handlebars and shifters.

Also, if you're getting into more fitness riding/training, I couldn't recommend clipless pedals and MTB shoes enough. They've helped with my rides tremendously!

u/sporkfly · 3 pointsr/bicycling

You could get bar end drops instead of changing out your handlebars completely.

u/_CorkTree_ · 3 pointsr/bicycling

This is what I suggest to people when they ask this question. Doing a true drop bar conversion will likely be too expensive to be practical. You had might as well either get some bar-ends like these or just save up for a different bike.

u/amaROenuZ · 3 pointsr/bicycling
  • Mountain bikes tend to only have 1 way to hold the bike. Ditch the grips and get some bar tape, along with some bar ends. Normal bullhorn style ones are fine, but if you really want to step up your game, Origin8 makes some drop-bar attachments that are pretty sweet

  • Clipless pedals aren't for everyone. If they make your feet and knees hurt, don't use em. Simple as that.

  • This could be a matter of posture. If your core isn't supporting enough weight, it can mess up the curvature of your back. That will move strain up onto your upper back and shoulders...right where you're getting the pain.

  • Might be a loose headset. Could be worse a trip to the shop.

  • Knobbly tires are terrible for road riding. Swapping to a smooth road-tread or outright slick tire will improve your bike's grip and acceleration significantly.

  • Getting a fitbit or some other personal telemetry tracker would probably help.
u/bpwnz · 3 pointsr/cyclocross

there's always this option too. $500 vs $20, can't hurt to try.

u/muchosandwiches · 3 pointsr/bicycling

You will need new brakes as well because the Tourney brifters won't pull V-Brakes enough for them to stop. I personally don't recommend that he go this route.

The better route might be:

  • Origin8 Drop Bar Attachments (http://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Drop-Ends/dp/B0013G6PB8)
  • Keep existing shifters
  • Get Tektro RL520 V-brake drop levers
  • Get Tektro RL740 interrupter levers.
  • New brake cable and cable housing.

    You may not be able to shift from the hood or drops, but you'll have more hand positions.
u/BioKhem · 3 pointsr/bikecommuting

These might be Origin8 Drop Ends from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013G6PB8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). I installed these on my raleigh cadent 1 hybrid and it's great! Offers similar feel to standard drop handlebars without the hassle of actually converting.

u/kenelbow · 3 pointsr/P90X

Something like this will expand to fit in a larger than average door opening. It's what I use.

u/Brain__Dead · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

You could try this one. Or if you want something a bit cheaper try this one here.

u/Regannnn · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Most people would recommend the Iron Gym, but I personally didn't have a doorframe that would work with it so I got one of these:


I actually think this kind is better, installation is almost as fast (no screws or anything), and you can easily adjust the height to do rows

u/EldieTurner · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I have large molding also, so I bought This one

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u/Breaking_Bad909 · 3 pointsr/homegym

Nice setup! I'm not sure what your fitness goals are, but I would look into getting an EZ bar, and maybe even some dumbells. I've always wanted these bad boys, but they probably arn't cost effective.

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u/lookalive07 · 3 pointsr/P90X

If you get those, you limit yourself to a certain weight and you also don't, since you can adjust them, but it takes time.

If you're serious about it, you may want to consider investing in something like these:


Because you can change them super quickly in between workouts. It'd probably be really helpful during incinerator, where you're moving from curls to triceps back to back.

Or just do a mix of bands and dumbells. Nothing wrong with that.

u/5picy · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is over 15, so it's not giftable in this contest, but my weirdest item is this fighting knife. I just want it because I feel like a knife is a useful thing to have. Not as a weapon, just as a tool. I like to camp. Also I'm afraid of bears. And zombies. (You never do know.)

My fave April Fool's prank I played was on my dad. First I stuck a funnel in the front of my jeans and a quarter on my head, and told my dad, "I bet I can get this quarter down the funnel." Then I tilted my head forward and it went into the funnel and down my pants. I did this a couple of times then told him, "Bet you can't do it!"

So he puts the funnel in his pants and the quarter on his head. ...And then I pour a glass of ice water down the funnel and into his pants. XDD

He was SO FREAKING MAD. oh my god. Hahahaha. He lost it. My mom and I were dying laughing and he was furious with both of us. He couldn't admit it'd been funny for four or five years. XDD

An embarrassing fact about me is that I once didn't have a pad with me in high school when my period started, so I used a folded paper towel. Later on I was walking down the hall and the bloody towel fell out of my underwear (I was wearing a skirt) and onto the floor in front of everyone at class time change. Egads!

u/edheler · 3 pointsr/preppers

That is a very large knife, almost 17" long, which is a bit big for my tastes. My favorite at the moment is a Gerber LMF II but the ubiquitous KA-BAR is also hard to beat.

u/tomchuk · 3 pointsr/ps3bc2

Aw fuck, you just sicked Boooohjoke on me, must feel nice to be out of the crosshairs for once.

I will contribute a prize. To anyone who can take my tags 7 times (the number of times I took soundnerd's tags) in a match without being knifed by me, I offer a brand new KA-Bar to commemorate the occasion.

u/lo4952 · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

This one and a whole bunch of others like it.

u/kittehmew · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Everyone needs a $78k dollar watch. Sadly, at that price, it isn't even prime! D: But no batteries needed, powered by movement. Plus, you're saving 46% if you buy it from Amazon. What a steal! This is not a palindrome, just a super expensive watch.

u/showurnuts · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/phyzyzyzt · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

This watch is on sale. Read the reviews.

u/javin666 · 3 pointsr/pics

I didn't even know watches could cost this much, btw check out some of the reviews, they are hilarious: http://www.amazon.com/Zenith-96-0529-4035-Tourbillon-Titanium-Chronograph/dp/B001K3IXW8

u/ComeAtMeFro · 3 pointsr/VeryExpensive

What about this watch

With a bonus review

u/blangaloor · 3 pointsr/Lal_Salaam

This thread reminded me of the Zenith watch reviews.

u/homejimjitsu · 3 pointsr/homegym

Body-Solid Powerline Power Rack (PPR200X) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VLRVSC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VrFvDbXQW3M4D

Titan 6' Technique Olympic Bar https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0791NWM3N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_gsFvDbDJH4MXE

Titan X-2 Power Rack Dip Bars https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078WGS73S?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

CAP Barbell Olympic 2-Inch Plate Rack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013SZC8S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_rUDvDb4QKP220

PROCIRCLE Wood Gymnastic Rings -... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0129IIMZA?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Harbinger Polypropylene Weight... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001P0S3XU?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

PowerBlock Elite Dumbbell 70lb Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UG4GFA4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_OsFvDb4T80D8Z

About 500lbs of random plates I got cheap. Most of it was bought used but in good condition. Took me a while because I was really patient so I’d find what I wanted.

I’m pretty happy with all of it. I was most concerned with saving space and getting stuff that had high enough weight capacities. I’m not lifting really heavy weights, so it’s all good for me but might not work for everyone.

I’m considering getting a stand or some matts, or maybe a few kettlebells.

u/cforres · 3 pointsr/leangains

I use this one. I've only ever had 115 on it so I can't speak for more than that. I've been using it for 2 years now.

u/frostflithbm14 · 3 pointsr/weightroom

Anyone have any recommendations for a first dip belt? I'd like to stay between $25-60 or so and don't need anything too special. HUUUGE plus if it's on amazon prime. Please and thanks Here's what I'm considering now: https://www.amazon.com/Harbinger-Polypropylene-30-Inch-Steel-Chain/dp/B001P0S3XU/ref=sr_1_4?s=exercise-and-fitness&ie=UTF8&qid=1496935247&sr=1-4&keywords=dip+belt

u/Nicky4Pin · 3 pointsr/Fitness

this is the dip belt I have.

this is how you use it.

u/morris1022 · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

I got [this one] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001P0S3XU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_YmyuybH1WDZSH) on Amazon for ~$26 and it works great

u/Jutt24 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

this one works perfectly for me:


People will say leather is better but mine is holding up very well. I put as much as 70 lbs on it for doing dips. Works great

u/litea11111 · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I'm currently using the [harbinger dip belt] (https://www.amazon.com/Harbinger-Polypropylene-30-Inch-Steel-Chain/dp/B001P0S3XU) for my weighted dips and pull ups. They're of really good quality, although you might want to use a stronger carabiner when you're going very heavy. In general, dip belts are not suitable as weightlifting belts because they do not provide support for your back when doing deadlifts, squats, etc.

u/stevewmn · 3 pointsr/airsoft

It's not an awful idea. I use a Teflon lube that I think works better. But lithium grease is better than nothing.

u/fiftypoints · 3 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Mmm... you brush some krytox on those switch parts, then you rub some extreme fluoro on those stabilizers, you naughty typist.

u/jamin101wolf · 3 pointsr/EDC

A RAT, a Tenacious, an Opinel, or a Cryo are the usual choices. What's wrong with 8cr13mov steel? It's not the best but for sub $30, it'll get the job done.

u/macbooklover91 · 3 pointsr/EDC

Well heres a list of some from amazon.

u/LamarOdom_DoomAlarm · 3 pointsr/weightlifting

If you can, get yourself a physical therapist.

I've had this before and what really helps me is foam rolling the quads and outsides of the thighs and one legged squats (paying particular attention to activating the glutes, depth isn't important).

u/slacksonslacks · 3 pointsr/running

Absolutely! High mileage runner with very tight calves here.

The best thing you can do is to get some form of massage- a foam roller or "stick". Honestly those are completely worth the money and really help loosen up your calves and achilles. Other than that, ice and stretch and ibuprofen!

u/Privac · 3 pointsr/P90X

Medicine balls: I used two med balls when I did P90X2 -- one for each hand. Both are the 8-pound versions of these. You could use up to 4 but that was way more money than I wanted to spend. When you use them, you're usually balancing on them anyway so the weight of the ball isn't much of an issue. I don't recall whether there were any exercises done with using them as actual weights...

Foam roller: I bought this one in 36" full round. Worked just fine.

I used X2 as a way to just become more fit in general. I lost about 15 pounds and gained some muscle for sure, but I didn't get massive -- I got bigger but it was more in a slim and fit-looking way if you know what I mean. I looked at the Body Beast stuff but couldn't stand the bro vibe.

P90X3 requires less equipment than X2 (no med balls, no foam roller), but does require a good range of dumbbells and I can recommend that program as well for all-around improvement. I am 2 days away from starting the third block of X3. It's challenging but fun. Shorter workouts does NOT mean easier in this case. Very few breaks and they are miniscule. A friend of mine did P90X and is now in love with X3 because of the massive time savings it provided.

Good luck!

u/brother_dean · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Yeah I can imagine your frustration and if you have it as a mental goal its quite hard to let go of it.

I'd say carry on trying to do a Sit-Up every so often as your strength progresses. It might turn out that you will end up being able to do them and its not going to wreck your back just doing 1. But I doubt its a strength issue, probably more to do with flexibility or spinal mobility (both get harder to improve as you get older and if you push your boundries with them you can end up in a lot of pain and trouble).

People hate ab workouts but I really love em, I'm always switching exercises and trying new things. Frog Crunches and Ab Wheels are also a cool thing to try if you haven't tried em.

EDIT: Just to add, I saw someone else here write that having a bigger upperbody than lowerbody will mean you can't do Sit-Ups, thats definatly not true.

2nd EDIT: Also, if you want to work on flexibility (and reduce soreness after workouts) check this routine & video out: http://www.defrancostraining.com/ask-joe-test/44-flexibilitymobility/302-joe-ds-qlimber-11q-flexibility-routine.html

All you need to do is buy a cheap foam roll (I bought this one off Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Black-High-Density-Foam-Rollers/dp/B0040NJOA0/) and then do them after workouts. You don't need to do them in the gym you can even do them around an hour after working out when your at home.

u/NEET_Here · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Get a foam roller and use it on your IT band, helps with knee pain. Most important thing though is getting good squat form. I recommend practice with body weight squats and replicate that movement with a barbell on your shoulders from the beginning.

If it hurts too much with a foam roller or you don't want to get one, you can try this method

u/MassivelyMini · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I bought one that I thought was too big, but after initial use, I'm glad I got the bigger one... I can look back and see what size I got... BRB

edit: I got this one 6x36

u/jxcb345 · 3 pointsr/oakland

Yeah, I would also say to start carrying pepper spray just in case it's needed as a last resort - it's cheap and portable. If you don't have any experience with it, practice using it (NOT into the wind) so you have some muscle memory if you ever have to actually use it. I like this one.

u/relax_its_fine · 3 pointsr/SelfDefense

In his ama Johnny Knoxville said getting sprayed with Sabre red pepper spray was the most painful thing he's ever experienced. I've used it three times (work late nights in a terrible area) and it instantly takes someone out of a fight. It's a lot easier to explain pepper spraying someone to the cops than it is to have to defend why your knuckles are bruised and the other dude is unconscious.

u/_captain-shitacular_ · 3 pointsr/legaladvice

This is a completely valid and understandable reply regarding firearms. Even if it's not a gun, especially if it's not a gun, I still urge you to find a suitable weapon for daily carry.

Sabre pepper gel is reliable, doesn't leak, and because it's a gel as opposed to an aerosolized spray it doesn't atomize in the wind and can't blow back at you. I carry this and a punch dagger (cannot be taken away from you easily because the handle is completely wrapped in your palm).
Stun guns are not generally reliable, but again I recommend Sabre products, they make a stun gun that gets good reviews for reliability and power, and is supposedly effective through up to 3 layers of clothing. Expandable batons and baseball bats also have merits, but I wouldn't recommend either unless your upper body strength is better than average.

The idea is not to attack your ex on sight and it's not to avoid calling the police completely. The idea is to call the police when he shows up and have a last-ditch weapon concealed on your person if his violence escalates to intent to kill (you don't get close to him, but you make damn sure he won't walk away if he gets too close to you).

As I said, guns aren't everyone's cup of tea, and not the best for every situation; however, opting to not have viable self defense options at all is foolish. Please, for your own safety, research some serious self-defense options that will work for your situation. Domestic violence usually escalates over time and I've read too many stories of women that call the cops and try to talk it out every time who are murdered when their abusers finally go off the deep end. Anything is better than nothing, and if you ever have to use it, you're already dead and have nothing to lose.

u/MjrGrangerDanger · 3 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

If this is legal in your area it's what police use and suggest if you aren't comfortable with a firearm.

It's a gel so it doesn't have the blowback issues common with sprays.

u/Ibioc · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I believe the Correct answer is either 18mm or 20mm should fit, they come from the factory both ways.

Here is a 20mm Weekender

Here's one that comes with a 18mm strap

u/SagittandiEstVita · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I told them that I'd ordered the watch 2 days ago and was wondering if I could get refunded the difference in price. Granted, I ordered the exact watch listed on this post: http://www.amazon.com/Timex-Unisex-T2N654-Weekender-Watch/dp/B004VR9J0A/. I also have Prime, if that makes a difference.

u/theOtherWalrus · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

The Amazon product page says that the band width is 20 millimeters, so probably that size.

u/Itistacotime · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

No more qualms about tucking things into jeans. LEC DBs and shirt, 513s, and a weekender behind the camera.

u/awww_yis · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

For a good watch I would suggest checking out the r/watches sidebar. In general, MFA is fond of the timex weekender

u/MrMakeveli · 3 pointsr/CampingandHiking

I like that these gifts are quality items and "general purpose", and by that I just mean that they are accessible to most people. Let's face it: those who want niche high end gear will be purchasing that themselves because they'll know exactly what they are looking for. This is the sort of stuff that almost anyone would be pleased with.

Here are a few random things off the top of my head I might add:
Mora Knife - $15.
Casio Pathfinder watch - $40
Light Tripod and phone mount $22 + $15 (added these because a lot of people use their phones as cameras out there
[Constellation Playing cards]( Night Sky Playing Cards https://www.amazon.com/dp/1591932424/) - $6
Anker 10,000 mah battery pack - $26
Chill-Its Cooling Towel - $8
Nite Ize S-Biner - $4

u/super_swell · 3 pointsr/gundeals

You're better off buying a Mora knife for that purpose.

u/Gullex · 3 pointsr/Survival

$150 is plenty of budget for a good knife. This one is just slightly over that budget but will last you the rest of your life. It's kind of my dream survival knife.

The Fallkniven F1 is very popular as well and right in your price range.

Currently I use this knife which is also very good.

If you want to go a little less expensive still, Becker makes some good ones such as the Bk16. I know the Becker doesn't look anything like "hand made", but I have the BK2- I used paint remover to take the black coating off the blade, replaced the plastic handles with micarta and stained it to look more like wood, and built a leather sheath for it. It's a beautiful knife now. Too bad it's so goddamn heavy.

You could also go with something like the Mora bushcraft. I have that one also, very decent knife.

You could even just get a regular Mora or a Condor bushlore which are even more economical options.

u/Patrick_Spens · 3 pointsr/bugout

A hatchet and a small knife are ideal, in my experience. A Mora Companion and a Fiskar's X7 will do darn near anything you need to do. Less than $50 together.

u/BadHumanGoodGnome · 3 pointsr/knives

I prefer two different types of knives.
My EDC is a Kershaw Leek

And my camp knife is a Mora.


They're both solid and the pair should still come in under budget.

u/AGingham · 3 pointsr/Bushcraft

Depends a lot on what your vision and current understanding of what "Bushcraft" is.

TL;DR: Start basic, check it's for you, be comfortable in a new learning journey.

The craft part of the word is important - it's about actually doing something, not just knowing and understanding the what and why. And certainly not about just possessing things and displaying them.

So - there are two aspects of this - you need to be comfortable "in the woods", and there's the creative aspect of doing and making "stuff" in that environment.

Being comfortable: It's important to be comfortable - otherwise the learning experience aspect is jeopardised. You'll see that some Bushcraft course providers have really minimal kit requirements on their courses, because they provide shelter, food and drink in order to get on with the particular skills they're teaching.

There's a really big marketing led "Leisure Camping" industry in the UK, with a lot of gear aimed at festival goers. If you're starting out on this journey, use all that to your advantage - get a basic tent (but one with a porch so you can sit outside, under cover, to make things and talk with others if you're at a communal event/course), sleeping bag, gas stove.

Pretty much everything else can - and I would suggest should - come from your normal, regular home kit. Perhaps the second-rate things that have been replaced, but not yet scrapped. If you lived with them once - you can do so again. This enables you to maintain home comforts and the security of being able to provide for particular personal necessities - diet, health, cultural etc. as a starting point, and then modify things as you learn more.

You'll find after a couple of outings why some things work "outside" and others just fail: Too heavy, too complicated, too dependent on other infrastructure after time (the gas stove for example).

Just make sure the basic Survival needs are met of:

// Protection / Water / Food / Fire / Navigation / Communication / First Aid, Medical, and Self Care / Illumination / Documentation and Information / Repair, Construction and Maintenance / Entertainment / Cash //

and you can support a good camping experience at the very least.

Turning to the craft - there's so much to observe, learn, understand and practice.

The activities you choose initially will reflect your existing abilities and interests, but some basic skills involve fire starting with just a spark or two - or an ember, careful precision woodworking with knife and small saw, and structure construction, that will likely require cordage and knowledge of knots.

So - a small starter kit specifically for the Craft:

  • ferro-rod and scraper
  • folding saw
  • small fixed-blade knife - and the usual one suggested isn't too bad at all ... Be wary of UK knife law, especially if you are essentially "urban".
  • big hank of paracord. At the beginning you don't need the more exotic types, and natural fiber alternatives may be something you come to appreciate later.

    EDIT: s/hunk/hank - the mind boggles as to a paracord "hunk". Perhaps best not to go there ...
u/Cothilian · 3 pointsr/oculus

Games (in no particular order):

  • Chronos
  • Lone Echo
  • Echo Arena
  • Gorn
  • Superhot VR
  • Thumper
  • Blazerush
  • Eleven: Table Tennis VR
  • Edge of Nowhere
  • The Mage's Tale

    Honourable mentions: Space Pirate Trainer, Audioshield, Soundboxing, theBlue, Apollo 11 VR, New Retro Arcade: Neon, Defense Grid 2, Pinball FX2 VR, The Climb, The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed.



  • WidmoVR face cover - Keep your Oculus fresh.
  • Zeiss Alcohol-free Lens Cleaning Wipes - Take good care of your Rift lenses.
  • Cheap camera wall mounts - Stable mounting for the Rift sensors.
  • Halo Skull Cap - For sweat intense VR sessions.
  • Interlocking exercise mats - Turn your play area into a tactile zone.
    Gives the additional benefit of padding.
u/RightTrash · 3 pointsr/Narcolepsy

Learn to be comfortable with the Cataplexy, as fighting or resisting it, both physically and/or mentally, will amplify and intensify the episode. That doesn't mean you can prevent the Cataplexy but you can be more prepared for it (as fearing it only plays directly into it being worse) and this can dissipate the longevity, or intensity of it.

I'll get to the ground ASAP when I feel a strong, or as I think of it moderate, episode of C hit, sometimes it's like an awkward collapse and other times it's no big deal. Once to the ground, I sprawl out so that I can relax 100% of my body, all muscles. During this, I basically meditate, I take my mind away from anything and everything going on around me, I focus only on my core, counting and breathing. Before I finally adjusted and became comfortable with it, to it (which was over many years all while totally unaware of what N w/ C was), I'd fight and resist the C in all ways, it would appear like I was having a seizure, there'd also be much worse after effects along with susceptibility of more attacks.

Tips for at home, get some floor pads like these for most common or dangerous spots: https://www.amazon.com/ProSource-fs-1908-pzzl-Puzzle-Exercise-Interlocking/dp/B00B4IHXRU

Might want a medical bracelet with engraving telling people "Narcolepsy with Cataplexy 'Do Not Over-React' Give me a minute."

u/btothefifth · 3 pointsr/homegym

Can someone critique my plan for creating a home gym:

I am going to get 3 of these mats and get 18 2'x4' pieces of plywood. I'll lay the plywood 2 pieces thick in this formation and put the mats on top. I'll place a power rack in this formation such that the entrance is facing to the right. This will be done in a room on the second floor of my house--will this be enough to dampen the impact of deadlifts (up to at least 400 lbs)?

u/PapsmearAuthority · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Obviously check craigslist for deals, but be careful. I'd get the rack new (I have the 'valor fitness bd-9', which is fine since I don't squat 350 lb). I got a good deal on used weights + bar, but I'd still echo other ppl's suggestion to get the bar new, especially if you want to do oly lifts and/or already lift a ton of weight. Works ok for me since I don't jerk/snatch any more, and my numbers aren't very high. If you do get a used bar, be super sure it's not bent even the tiniest bit. You probably also want mats, too, so don't forget that. Some ppl buy horse stable mats from farm supply stores or w/e for cheap, but you can also get something like https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B4IHXRU. When you DL, it'll eventually smash a super compressed rut into the mat, but you can rotate/swap the tiles when the happens if you're concerned. For weights, buy them used or on sale only. You may have to collect your weights over a longer period of time to get good deals. Make sure to weigh any weights you buy.


It'll still end up being pretty expensive, and depending on your area and the deals you find it might take 2 years to pay for itself. The real value is in the convenience and flexibility, which should let you work out more often in less time with any schedule.


FWIW, if I had space I would have gotten an actual cage, but those individual stands get the job done, at least at my modest weight (my garage barely fits the current equipment comfortably).

u/ccampbellsos · 3 pointsr/ketogains

My initial set up when I didn't want to spend a huge amount, but wanted the capability to do any major lift was as follows:

Bench and Rack

Barbell and weights

Plate Rack


Plate compatible dumbbells

I highly recommend buying a few extra plates if you plan to go heavier, I picked up 2 more 45's, 2 25's, 2 10's on top of what that set comes with. I was happy with it until I upgraded the rack and bench as my gym grew.

u/CarbonAvatar · 3 pointsr/bikewrench

I just ordered http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D9B7OKQ/ref=pe_385040_30332200_pe_309540_26725410_item
due to the good reviews. Will let you know how it goes.

u/FuckinWalkinParadox · 3 pointsr/bikewrench

i borrowed my uncle's Bikehand stand this weekend and I think I need to buy my own now. it's amazing.

Bikehand Bike Repair Stand - Home Portable Bicycle Mechanics Workstand - for Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes Maintenance https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D9B7OKQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_08PBDbXP44YEG

u/Unusual_Steak · 3 pointsr/MTB

I transitioned into working on my bikes almost entirely by myself (Wheel building/suspension service/bearings excluded) and this is the exact path I went down as well. Here is everything I bought from Amazon:

The same $50 tool kit

Torque wrench

Cable/housing/wire cutter

Chain/quick link pliers

Wet/Dry Chain lubes

Park Tool grease


Blue Loctite

Carbon grip paste

And some additional small things like cables, cable end caps, ferrules, zip ties, etc. A set of needle nose pliers can be handy to help push/pull stubborn cables/housings as well.

Also, to make working on the bike 10x easier, I recommend getting a stand. I use this one because I am space constrained and it folds up nice and small, but there are probably better ones out there.

It seems like a lot of $$ to lay out at first, but it pays for itself pretty quickly compared to taking the bike to a shop every time you need to do something to it. Basically everything you need to do can be found on YouTube as well.

u/_photogeek_ · 3 pointsr/MTB

I made one of the pipe-clamp style ones a few years back. Not sure what plans I used, but this guy's youtube video shows more or less how I did it.


It was....okay. i mean, it worked. But to be honest, for the ~$30-40 I spent on the pipe clamp, pipe, fittings, etc and the time I put into it, I'd have been better off buying a cheap Amazon/ebay stand for $50-100. Which is what I eventually bought. But, that said, the DIY one did work.

u/flamingnet · 3 pointsr/triathlon

Bikehand Pro Mechanic Bicycle Repair Rack Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D9B7OKQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_nNB8kaNDX5Ewy

u/Oktavius82 · 3 pointsr/MTB

I bought this one from Amazon.
Venzo Pro Mechanic Bicycle/Bike Repair Rack Stand
Wanted something with a small footprint when setup. So far it has been working great for me but most of the time I've been clamping it on the top tube of my hard tail which is also the balance point. So haven't tested it out clamping other things, like the the seat post.

u/bacon_and_eggs · 3 pointsr/bikewrench
u/paulc1978 · 3 pointsr/pelotoncycle

Touch crowd. Since I don’t know where OP lives I can’t recommend a bike shop but it’s worth taking the time to get the right shoes and cleats. It’s worth the effort.

As for HRM straps, this one seems popular with the crowd here. Scosche Rhythm+ Heart Rate Monitor with Armband, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JQHTJS2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_gNGvDbYMG1RX2

And I like the Jaybird X4 for wireless earbuds. Jaybird X4 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones for Sport, Fitness and Running, Compatible with iOS and Android Smartphones: Sweatproof and Waterproof - Black Metallic/Flash https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GVCZPSJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_jPGvDb75T1BX2

u/phidauex · 3 pointsr/alpinism

You may want to try some heart rate monitoring - it has been very helpful for me. I got a Scosche Rhythm+ which pairs to my iPhone (running Cyclemeter, though many apps work, including Strava).

It is relatively inexpensive, you can wear it on your wrist, arm, leg or just about anywhere, and runs for over 8 hours on a charge. I don't obsessively monitor, but using it on runs and hikes has improved my ability to self-assess intensity. Before it was a wild guess, but now that I'm calibrated it is an educated guess. I surprised myself with how often I was in high HR zones - no wonder I could hammer as hard as others, but couldn't maintain it.

u/aaa7u · 3 pointsr/Zwift

I like my schosche rythm+ armband. Wearing on the arm is more comfortable than the chest to me and it seems very accurate and good battery life. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JQHTJS2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_JruCCbN9V0D18

u/benh509 · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

Great, super light, can hold in hand for better trail illumination or clip on to a hat for hands free.

Awesome headlamp. Super light, lots of levels and a red light and lockable. Get it from Litesmith.com with the shock cord band for an even lighter option.


I have both and love both.

u/King_Jeebus · 3 pointsr/PacificCrestTrail

I used my phone for Guthook/camera (and podcasts) so it was pretty much a necessity to be charged before I could leave town... so I made sure my wall-charger, powerbank, and phone were all quick-charge and it made a massive difference for me: I would hit town and put phone/powerbank on charge first thing, do my re-ration etc, then be able to hit the trail again within a few hours with full charge ... whereas I knew other folk who had to stay overnight when they didn't want to.

I got:

  • AUKEY USB Wall Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 & Dual Ports (surprisingly large, but worked great.)
  • Anker PowerCore II 10000 (great, quick charge both in and out. Only 1 port, but I 95% of the time just charged the phone.)
  • Nitecore NU25 (awesome torch. not quickcharge, but never really needed it)
  • 2 USB cables (came with the above stuff, I switched one out for a shorter one eventually)
  • Motorola G4+ (good for Guthook, meh camera but did the job well enough and it was kinda disposable as it only cost $100 unlocked)
  • iPod nano (I just like music so much while I walk I wanted a backup in case phone started getting low, and this thing is tiny. I actually used it a ton!)

    I think 2 ports is enough really, I would just charge the headtorch/ipod when I got the chance or a longer town stay. Ontrail I would kinda start running low if I used the phone a lot for 4 days, and have to be a bit conservy... there's likely better stuff now, but just fyi!
u/Sit-Rep · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You need to strengthen your wrist and workout dude. I used to have shitty issues with my wrists before the military. Once I started working out all my wrist/elbow issues went away.

  1. Get a grip trainer
  2. Get a power ball/Gyro
  3. Start working out. Pushups, situps, squats. Hell, do Yoga.
  4. Once you are out of the cast, lay off the damn games for a couple weeks, or you're going to have the same issues.
  5. Make sure when you DO play games, you have your desk, chair, and wrists at the proper position. Having kinked wrists will cause most carpal tunnel issues that I have seen and experienced. If you can afford it, a standing desk is best, period.

    I guess these are just my views, but getting a standing desk (the apex pro one from costco is great) and working out lessened all my wrist issues, and now, 10 years after the military I have zero wrist/elbow issues even when I play games for 5 hours after working for 8 hrs at a keyboard.
u/Jackson024 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I run into the issue with dumb bell shrugs, I fell my grip is going to give before I fatigue my traps. I try not to use wrist wraps but they help. I have seen an improvement by using this gripmaster when I'm in traffic in the mornings.

u/turtlenecksandshotgu · 2 pointsr/Bass

There's a good chance that you need to keep your thumb lower on the back of the neck, it gives you much more mobility. If your pinky isn't strong enough, either use it a lot or get one of these to work out your pinky. I definitely think it's your grip, though. Slide your thumb , it should help.

And to get a clearer tone, make sure your fingers are as close to the right side of the fret as possible, it eliminates buzz and gives your tone more clarity. Obviously, make sure you push the string all the way down and don't mute any other strings.

Good luck!

u/ccwilcox · 2 pointsr/bouldering

My brother uses one of these things
And I use the kind that looks like a doughnut.. couldn’t find a good link but I bought it at my climbing gyms little store. I keep it at my desk and start squeezing it when thinking through a problem or stressing out

u/leonard71 · 2 pointsr/Guitar

A few tips for getting a clean bar chord:

  • Make sure your thumb is behind the neck, not over the top. Improves your leverage on your bar finger.
  • Make sure your bar finger is as close to the fret you want to bar as possible.
  • Try a lighter gauge string, it'll reduce the tension on the strings and require less hand strength for a clean bar
  • Make sure your guitar is properly set up where the string heights are even and your action is correct. Also try lower action as long as you aren't getting a lot of fret buzz.

    If none of those work, you just need to keep practicing and develop your hand strength. Bar chords take a fair amount of pressure from your hand to get them clean, especially on acoustics. I used to use one of these things when I was a beginner and they seem to help.
u/Bakkster · 2 pointsr/Bass

Finger strength.

Gripmaster 14003-BLK Hand Exerciser Black, Heavy Tension (9-Pounds per Finger) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006GCBL4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_CJ9VAbAP4KBW1

u/myers__ · 2 pointsr/guns

save you and her a lot of headache with this and many other areas in your life, and buy this, keep it by the toilet to use during bowel movements.


u/Heptite · 2 pointsr/popping

Mine never hurt me. I had one almost identical to this one--same place on the same wrist. It just didn't bother me but it slowly got larger and larger until I asked my doctor to drain it. He did it almost the exact same way as on this video too...

...Then he said, "oooey-gooey, thick and chewy!" just before he injected a steroid into my wrist to try to prevent it from recurring.

Edit: It did recur, but I got rid of it by using one of those hand strengthening things: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006GCBL4/

My theory is that it forces the joints to "open" enough that the synovial fluid can very gradually redistribute.

u/packtips · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

There aren't really solutions for heating that large a quantity of water because in general this isn't something people do in the back country. You can look into solar shower (it's a black bag you hang in the sun and it warms up the water). Cleaning: cold water. Cooking: one person is most likely only going to need to boil 2 cups of water for a meal so 600 ml titanium cups are the standard. If you want more for cooking, look into the backpacker tea kettles, or if you are car camping and or don't mind hauling the weight...a kelly kettle (you feed in sticks and it boils a lot of water fast).

u/Electrogypsy1234 · 2 pointsr/cigars

Who need a hose when you can get one of these ?

u/kmung · 2 pointsr/Coachella

We buy one of these $9 portable showers fill them up and throw them on top of our cars. It gets so hot the water is plenty warm and you don't have to wait in lines.

u/GenericUserLogon · 2 pointsr/DIY_tech

You could get (or build) something like this - https://smile.amazon.com/Coleman-2000014865-5-Gallon-Solar-Shower/dp/B0009PUT20/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1509528443&sr=8-8&keywords=shower+bag

Use the hot water from your dispenser to fill up the bag and then use the bag to shower with.

u/plastrd · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

If you still have cold water you could heat it on the stove and hang a camp shower in the shower stall. It's basically a water bag with a shower head under it, fill it with warm water and you have enough time for a very brief shower.

u/starkraver · 2 pointsr/BurningMan

Right. The shower is the killer. Showers make the burn soooo much more tolerable, but logistically it doesn't scale well. Evaporator systems clearly have limited effectiveness. They can evaporate enough water for a small camp, but there's no system that effectively evaporates the shower water for 50 people. (if somebody else has a different experience, I'm always happy to be contradicted). But with 50 people the need to evaporate is greater.

Here are my two solutions to the problem:

  1. Conserve on shower grey water. Instead of using a traditional gravity fed solar shower bag use a pump pressurized garden sprayer set on coarse mist. You will be amazed at how clean you can get with just a liter of water when its under pressure, and pumping it up tends to last half of the shower. Just re-pump and finish.

  2. Make camp members responsible for hauling out their own grey water. If everybody takes out a few gallons of shower grey water with them, its really no burden at all. Many hands make something something. This has the double effect of encouraging conservation and engages your whole came in resource management and planning.
u/TripAndFly · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

something like this

paired with this

and you're set for like 30 bucks

or you could just bring a black 5 gal bucket, fill it up in the morning and let it sit in the sun to warm up and just dunk a washcloth in there to wipe down and use wet wipes on the naughty bits. that would cost you like 4 dollars.

or, you could skip the tent part all together and just plop that bag on the roof of your car and spray yourself down in your underwear/swimsuit or naked if that's your thing...

edit: never tried the shower trailers, heard they aren't too bad though.

u/ssirish21 · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

They're a little pricey, but a solar shower always did me well. They're like $15-$20 at dicks or target. It's a black vinyl bag with a hose that you fill with water and leave in the sun. It's not a perfect replacement, but for rinsing off the grungy bits, it beats 10 bucks a day


u/trippy-vibes · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

this one has worked well for us. it's a pain to dry out, but for $9, it does the trick. it's easy to fill up, put on top of your car, and wash from there. I don't know about the tent set up though.


u/mysickfix · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

or one of these for under 10 bucks...... solarshower

hold 5 gallons, need no running vehicle (promise that thing will kill the battery after 2-3 uses, if not one with a weak batt, without the engine running)

feel free to church it up with a sponge or something like that.

u/nootay · 2 pointsr/camping

These Solar Showers work fairly well and small enough to pack.

u/catsasss · 2 pointsr/legaladvice
u/jarenmorris · 2 pointsr/overlanding

Pooping in the woods tho is so liberating! There are some portable toilet options and they make little pop up tent style bathrooms that you can also use to shower in.

Tent - WolfWise Pop-up Shower Tent Green https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AT3T0GC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_5WXmDbGHCSTYH

Toilet - Reliance Products Luggable Loo Portable 5 Gallon Toilet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FIAPXO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_aYXmDbGPG18AJ

While trailer might be super comfy, you might end up limited in exploring back roads while you are out.

u/BootyTrain716 · 2 pointsr/bonnaroo

They make seats for buckets too btw. Or you can buy the full kit.

Reliance Products Luggable Loo Portable 5 Gallon Toilet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FIAPXO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_9Sw8CbA26Q8J0

u/NoNotTheBeeeees · 2 pointsr/preppers

A very important thing people forget about when prepping. Especially if you are hunkered down/bugging in, you're going to need a place to do your business. Multiply that if you have family.

I got this, although I'm sure there are plenty others just as good. A rigged up 5 gallon bucket could probably do the trick, as well.


u/StarvingIsVerboten · 2 pointsr/CrohnsDisease

Terrible idea, unless your idea of a good idea is getting diarrhea spatters all over your tires, legs and shoes.

A 5 gallon bucket with a toilet seat lid and a biodegradable plastic liner would be a much better idea for a road trip.

u/ShoegazingStardust · 2 pointsr/bonnaroo

I always bring my own toilet. I have this one: http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Products-Luggable-Portable-Gallon/dp/B000FIAPXO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368218018&sr=8-1&keywords=luggable+loo

Nothing is nicer than to use the bathroom at your own camp. We have a huge tent, so we can set up the bathroom in there. We've also brought a pop-up shower and used it to set up a bathroom, kinda like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Changing-Camping-Privacy-Outdoor/dp/B007ZJ99HE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368218091&sr=8-1&keywords=pop+up+camping+shower

u/somermike · 2 pointsr/golf

Buy a TheraBand Flex Bar. They're basically magic.


u/super_soaker_sheriff · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

I suffered from RSI for a time after I started working (mainly ulnar nerve entrapment). I switched to Dvorak about 4 years ago because of the reported RSI relief. I also own an ErgodoxEZ which I use as my daily driver.

Overall I'd say that the switch to a more ergonomic keyboard was a bigger factor in minimizing RSI than switching keyboard layouts. It'll be much less of an adjustment as well, and you keep the portability of QWERTY. It took me close to a month and a half to get back to a proficient typing speed after switching, which may be a deal breaker for you.

I'd also recommend a TheraBand FlexBar to help with the wrist issues. It's really helped me out and I still use it whenever my wrists act up.

Good luck!

u/5isoutofthequestion · 2 pointsr/powerlifting

I also get mad forearm tendinitis from lowbar, so much so, that when I still squatted, I almost exclusively did front squats after I didn't find a way to adjust my lowbar form to compensate. You could try Ben Pollack's talon grip though, it definitely helps relieve the stress, I was just never able to make it that stable, but I have super tiny hands, so that could've been related.

I find using this to help me the most : https://www.amazon.com/TheraBand-Tendonitis-Resistance-Tendinitis-Intermediate/dp/B000KGOMBC/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=therabar&qid=1572648692&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-4

Looks like a floppy green dildo, but it really helps stretch/strengthen the muscles affected by tendinitis from lowbar. That plus extensor training as /u/bigcoachD suggested, is really what will help you the most. I also use the therabar for my carpal tunnel that I developed from my typing intense job haha.

u/DragonsExMachina · 2 pointsr/climbing

Get one of these...yes you'll be embarassed when you open the box, yes you'll have old ladies scowling at you if they see you using it, but it really helps warm up the forearms, shoulders, etc. It also cured (or helped cure) my climber's elbow (medial epicondylitis).

u/uofapeter · 2 pointsr/surfing

I've had some chronic right elbow issues that were just nagging the hell out of me. I bought a green theraband flexbar and did the tennis elbow exercises a few times a day at my desk and within about a month the pain disappeared. Worked really well for me.



u/xscientist · 2 pointsr/tennis

I use a very heavy frame that is headlight and plush, and still have elbow issues at times. I find using a Thera-Band and employing the Tyler Twist exercises keeps it in check nicely. Highly recommended.

u/liamkelly66 · 2 pointsr/bjj

You need one of these I had the same problem and bought the green one after advice from my coach. just look at videos online on how to use it. Seems to have worked for me so far.

u/PM_A_Personal_Story · 2 pointsr/gifs

From a comment above

> For tennis/golfers elbow, you should try out a flex bar. They are no joke. There's different strengths, this ones intermediate and it worked well for me (lifter)


u/lizardhindbrain · 2 pointsr/orangetheory

I have this too. Work on not gripping too tightly. And as others have said, stretch, and stretch, and stretch some more. I also use one of these: TheraBand FlexBar

u/cassinonorth · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

This get's brought up all the time and I've done extensive research on the topic when I had a Sirrus that wasn't getting the job done anymore. Yeah...don't do this. It's physically feasible but not advised for a bunch of reasons. In terms of your hands going numb, you need a fit. I'm guessing your arms are totally locked out when you're riding leading to the numbness. You'll get more out of the bike from a proper fit than you would trying to convert it to drop bars.

If you really want to keep your bike and not go full drop bars, grab bar ends like these and retape your bars. You won't have access to your brakes from the drops which is obviously a very huge downside of this plan so be careful if you do.

u/PrimeEvilBeaver · 2 pointsr/bicycletouring

If you can slip something on the existing bars these might work for you:

Origin8 Drop Ends https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013G6PB8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_KvgSDbG502Q1F

u/Bearduardo · 2 pointsr/bicycletouring
u/ninja_snail · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I found these! But they have been noted to be uncomfortable and small on a 7.3 fx.

u/weil_futbol · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Because your shifters won't likely be compatible. I've asked the same thing before.

These are in my wish list but I don't know how good they are, https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0013G6PB8/ref=aw_wl_ov_dp_1_2?colid=39RF70MNEX2EY&coliid=I3G3NKESNEV642

Butt you might want to look into buying a road bike. You can get a low end bike starting at 600.

u/xkcdFan1011011101111 · 2 pointsr/homefitness

Doorframe pullup bars

screw in to doorframe. I don't like this one because it cracked the molding on my door frame.

no screws required. I don't know if this is the one you had, but I just got one and I love it.

u/everybanana · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Would I be able to use a telescopic pullup bar like this for Nordic curls without actually mounting the brackets to the door frame? I live in an apartment and can't have a door dedicated to mounting it. I'm only 5'8 143lb, and I've read mixed reviews with/ without mounting it so I wanted to see if any of you have tried it out. Thanks.

u/joboscribe · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

If you mean something like this guy then i can tell you i've been using one for years (long enough that i don't even remember exactly what brand/model it is) and the only issue i've ever had is that it leaves black smudges on the white paint of the doorframe. It doesn't stay in the doorway all the time; i put it up and take it down every time i work out.

Are you worried that it's going to fall or that it's going to break?

u/PrinzessinZaubermaus · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A chin-up bar! Because all athletes need to work on their sweet bods!

u/zaybecampin · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Sunny Health & Fitness Door Way Chin Up https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0016BNDXI/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_.BEavb02Y1V42

I use this bar to work on my muscle ups, they work great and are sturdy, here's a short vid, you can place it lower to fully engage the straight bar dip, just a clip to demonstrate the bar and MU


u/fromCovington · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Sunny Health & Fitness Door Way Chin Up https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0016BNDXI/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_KPdevb0YPW2BC

u/6553321 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I've heard good things about these: http://www.amazon.com/Bowflex-SelectTech-Adjustable-Dumbbells-Pair/dp/B001ARYU58/ . It's a complete set so not the solution you were looking for. But it takes away all excuses, if the set is by your bedside.

u/charlesgrodinfan · 2 pointsr/circlejerkseattle
u/emmygurl09 · 2 pointsr/pelotoncycle

My husband and I have our DIY setup in our garage and absolutely love it! I was hesitant to purchase a new Peloton since I had never been the workout-at-home type and was worried this expensive piece of workout equipment would become a dust collector in our garage. We decided to try the DIY workaround before investing a lot of money into the "real" thing.

We use a Sunny B1805 with the Wahoo Cadence sensor attached to the crank arm. I really wanted a magnetic belt drive and this one was probably the most affordable we found. I wish we had spent a little more and invested in a bike that comes with SPD pedals since I know we will be upgrading those in the near future. Other than that the bike is great and I highly recommend it!

We live in CA where the weather is mild pretty much all year so we decided to put the bike in our garage. We screen cast the classes to a TV we have hung up on the wall using an AppleTV and use our phones to view cadence in the Wahoo app. I also have a FitBit Versa that I use for HR purposes, though it does not sync with the Peloton app (huge bummer).

Other odds and ends we have in our setup: WiHoo Mini Handheld Portable Fan we attach to the tablet holder, floor fan, a set of Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbells for strength classes (we don't do weights on the bike), and a basic Yoga mat.

It has surprised me just how happy I am with this setup! I thought I would feel like I was missing out by not having the leader board and not being able to track my stats. But I have yet to take a live class since the times don't work well for us west coasters with 9-5 jobs and commutes. And while I would like to be able to see output and resistance, I don't feel like my workout is suffering for not having them. I used to take spin classes regularly and most of those were about feel rather than exact numbers.

We've been using this setup since July and, honestly, I don't see myself buying a Peloton now. If anything I may upgrade to a better bike at some point. But for $20 a month I am getting an excellent workout that dips and sways with my schedule. I don't think I could justify being locked into $40 a month when I don't feel I am missing out much on the extras that come with the full price.

Here's a pic of our setup.

u/pj530i · 2 pointsr/oculus

Yeah, I was thinking something like these:


It would be like a tracked "dock" that you'd set your controllers in and attach different weights to simulate different objects

u/psychometry · 2 pointsr/P90X

If you want a complete weight set but don't have room to store it, buy some Bowflex SelectTechs. I completed p90x with these and they worked great (and quickly).

u/TheRealBigLou · 2 pointsr/P90X

Others have suggested PowerBlocks, but to me, they were far too bulky. I instead have a set of SelectTech 552 dumbbells and love them for P90X!

They have a dial which lets you switch between 5 and 52.5lbs in 2.5lbs increments for the first 25 pounds, and 5lbs incremements after that. They are very quick to switch the weights so I never have to pause the workout to go from 45lbs to 15lbs.


u/Rawtashk · 2 pointsr/movies

1: pullup bar. You don't need some fancy $50 one.

2: Pushup stands. Again, you don't need to spend $40 on 2 pieces of angled plastic or metal. (don't use the pushup stands to start with. Do the first 3 weeks without them, then step up to them after your chest has built up a bit).

3: Weights. If you have some money, I would suggest the select tech dumbells. They're $300, but you'll save time by being able to easily adjust them for every workout.

Or, get a starter weight set like this. There's probably something like that at walmart too. But, DO NOT GET THE SET THAT HAS WIDE PLASTIC WEIGHTS!!!! You won't be able to use them for anything else because they take up the whole bar. After you get the weight set you can buy individual plates like this.

But, if you really have the money, then I would really suggest the select tech ones. When you have you 1 minute break between sets you'll want to sit down and rest for a second, not sit there and have to take the collars off, put on new weights, then collar them back on every single time.

4: Take a "before" picture while shirtless from the front, and from the side. Take one while flexing as well. In 3 weeks you're going to be tired. You'll want to stop. You won't think you've made any progress. That's when you pull out that picture and compare it to yourself now. You see yourself every day, so you don't notice the gradual changes. You see that progress with your own eyes....and then you get excited. "I did that in 3 or 4 weeks?!? Holy shit! I can't wait to see what the next 30 days brings my way!!!". That's going to be your reward, and it will keep you motivated.

5: Download a calorie counter for your phone. I used the one by Fat Secret. TRACK WHAT YOU DO AND WHAT YOU EAT! It's really not that hard, and you can simply scan in most labels on things you eat, or look them up in its database. THIS IS CRUCIAL! 80% of your results will depend on what you eat. If you eat shit, you'll look like shit, even if you workout every day :-/

But, the MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU NEED is self-will. You will not want to do it. You will be tired, you will be sore, you will want to quit. DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF. You're tired, yes...but I promise you that you'll have more energy AFTER a workout than you did before it. You're sore? Too bad, still do a workout. Working those muscles drives blood to them, which is crucial to getting that soreness out.

I give you this 100% promise....If you eat right and if you exercise for 90 days, I PROMISE YOU that you won't look at yourself in the mirror and say "damn. I wish I'd never exercised". I promise you.

u/Coffinspire15 · 2 pointsr/homefitness

I've been working out at home for 6 months now with, IMO, significant improvements. I'll mention that my goal is to gain muscle, not lose weight, but you should still be able to take away something from my advice. I get a lot of my cardio from the youtube channel fitness blenders. They are super nice, easy to follow, and they have a ton of videos. I owe my budding ab definition to their videos. Secondly, I use resistance bands for all sorts of different exercises. I bought these specific ones for $25 and they're still going strong. You can double them up for added resistance as you progress. Lastly, I wound up buying adjustable dumbbells recently. They are costly, but are compact and I can change the weight in a flash. These may not be needed right away. I personally waited to get this 5 months in to make sure I was persistent with working out, so I didn't waste the money. I hope some of this helps! Good luck!

u/goaliegirl42 · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

We sell these at the sporting goods store that I work at. I've never used them myself, but people come in asking for them all the time. They've got a pretty decent range of weight, but they're pretty expensive.

u/chrono13 · 2 pointsr/Survival

If I know I am going to be in a survival situation?

Phone + Battery, 50 Flares, vehicle with a full tank of gas would be my top 3.

More serious you say? Just limiting myself to ordering online, mostly amazon -

  1. Warbonnet hammock and tarp

  2. Sawyer water filter

  3. 1,000 feet of 750 cord

  4. 50 bic lighters

  5. 12 Months supply of food

  6. Heavy knife

  7. Light cheap knife

  8. Any expensive sleeping bag

  9. Cell phone, including my favorite RPG games.

  10. Solar recharger

  • Assumes I am stranded in the forest of the Northwest United States.

    Given a more specific survival situation, a budget, weight limit or other constraints, I may adjust my list accordingly.

u/RunsWithSporks · 2 pointsr/Survival

Check out the USMC Ka-bar as well, its a tried and true survival knife.

u/Silverlight42 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have one of these. Great knife, great sheath. Can't complain. It's also 1095 which is a great carbon steel. Same applies about rust as was stated above, about the ESEE-3-MIL, though no laser etched logo to deal with. Can't go wrong with $56, but it's rather much larger than the ESEE-3-MIL -- all depends on what you want to use it for and your personal preferences.

u/jb270 · 2 pointsr/Survival

Mine batons like a champ. Check amazon.com. I picked up mine for 50 bucks there. I also picked up a plastic sheath for about ten bucks, as it comes in a leather one which probably shouldn't get wet.


u/silentnightowl · 2 pointsr/knives

What knife should I get that is similar to a Ka-Bar(https://www.amazon.com/Ka-Bar-Marine-Corps-Fighting-Straight/dp/B001H53Q6M), but stainless steel?

u/jbisinla · 2 pointsr/Wet_Shavers

That makes more sense. I was thinking of the old-school USMC Ka-Bar. http://www.amazon.com/KA-BAR-Marine-Corps-Fighting-Straight/dp/B001H53Q6M

u/Captain_Dictator · 2 pointsr/AMagicalPlace
u/invisiblecamel · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/zismahname · 2 pointsr/backpacking

I use the USMC ka-bar it is a bit on the large and heavy side but it can do everything just about from food to use as a hatchet to make kindling. If I don't carry that I will carry a Leatherman.

u/Fionro · 2 pointsr/funny

You guys might like

[Zenith Men's 96.0529.4035/51.M Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Titanium Chronograph Watch](http://www.amazon.com/Zenith-96-0529-4035-Tourbillon-Titanium-Chronograph/dp/B001K3IXW8/ref=sr_1_1?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1394910679&sr=1-

and the Hutzler-571-Banana-Slicer's reviews.

u/Afro_Samurai · 2 pointsr/WTF
u/MMAPhreak21 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/Tenchiro · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

With the money I saved on my new watch I ordered three, they go nice together.

u/wulfgar_beornegar · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales
u/KeyboardDog · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

This is my wrist piece. I bought it from Amazon and LQQK how much I SAVED!! The reviews are pretty funny too.

u/bunnylebowski1 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ooh, you fancy, huh?

Huh? NOT fancy

Fancy for under $10

Over 10k? Fancy!

Thanks for the contest!

u/renernavilez · 2 pointsr/funny
u/LarvaeOP · 2 pointsr/Watches
u/rudman · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

A PP? What an amateur. What you need is a Zenith-96-0529-4035-Tourbillon-Titanium-Chronograph. Just check out the reviews....


u/BrettTheGymGuy · 2 pointsr/GYM

Oh my haha, ultimately it does the same thing!
Check out the link below ($27 on amazon)

Harbinger Polypropylene Dip Belt with Steel Chain, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001P0S3XU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_V-3tDb0XA7EEC

u/CalvinHobbes · 2 pointsr/Fitness



I think these are what you are looking for?

u/scorpionMaster · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/jhowlett · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I bought this about 6 months ago
AMAZON harbinger belt

its held up well, the only thing is the chain is a little short, but I'm able to fit a 35lbs plate no problem (Not sure a 45lbs would fit, maybe a 35+weight).

u/FolkSong · 2 pointsr/Fitness

You can also buy pullup belts that will probably be more comfortable than just a rope.

I use this one.

u/RhinoMan2112 · 2 pointsr/homegym

I got this Harbringer on amazon a while ago and it's been great. I usually try to get the best quality everything but like you said I didn't wanna break the bank on a dip belt. Definitely recommend it!

u/Tree-eeeze · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I got this one from Amazon about 8 months back.

Never had any issues with it, and have had up to 60lbs on it but I'm sure it could handle more.

u/spectre02 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

There's one on amazon for $27 that I have and it works really well. Ive used up to 75lbs so far with no signs of wear.

Edit: http://www.amazon.com/Harbinger-28900-Polypropylene-Weight-Belt/dp/B001P0S3XU/ref=cm_lmf_tit_4

u/GT4NE1 · 2 pointsr/homegym

Bought my first one last week, used it for the first time today. Very solid. Used it for pullups (10 lbs.) and dips (45 lbs.). Worked great.


u/iceduck · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I totally agree with you. I personally use a Dip Belt to lift 45lbs for dips and pull-ups.
My backpack didn't feel as secure and I'm pretty sure the mass distribution of a 45lbs weight in a bag isn't optimal and could rip the bag off.

u/gvXVI · 2 pointsr/leangains
u/stu556 · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

I highly recommend Hako Clears.

The tactile bump is very clear and high, giving a topre-like feel and a nice meaty cushion at the bottom.

I upgraded from cherry browns and it's like night and day, especially after I lubed both the stems (with [finish line extreme flouro teflon grease](Finish Line Extreme Fluoro 100% DuPont Teflon Grease, 20g Syringe https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002L5UL92/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_0TYtDb4EZ5ED3)) and the springs (with [dupont silicone lubricant](DuPont Teflon Silicone Lubricant Squeeze Bottle, 4 Oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BCVXUVM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ESYtDbT85X5A5)).

The extra work is 100% recommended for the smoothest tactile action I've ever felt.

u/strictlyfocused02 · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Definitely just need to lube your stabilizers. Apply some of this to both the key inserts and the wire clip and you should be squeak free.

u/PlataBear · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Finish Line Extreme Flouro is what most people (including me) use. You can find it here on Amazon for around $12. Also, with the whole car part grease thing, I would suggest wiping that off. Some greases can eat away at plastics. /u/ripster55 did a whole lube guide and put it on the Wiki, I would suggest taking a look at it.

u/ponchofreedo · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

sure...here you go. finish line comes in the syringe, which makes it easy to apply some to the stabilizer housing so you can brush it. taeha types does a good video using this grease combo.

finish line - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002L5UL92/
permatex - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AL8VD2/

u/GenerallyQuiteUpset · 2 pointsr/knives

Just got one the other day! I found some grease on Amazon that works great if you run out/don't want to use the included stuff

u/sorijealut · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

They're excellent. I'm loving the MX reds. All the keys are boobs except maybe stabilizer keys, but using ripster's guide to lubing and this, the pinging and movement did seem to improve.

u/newtmitch · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Nice looking! What lube did you end up using on the stabs? I think I tried the lube I had lying around on my last build: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002L5UL92/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and not sure that was the right call...

u/pxlnght · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards
u/shawnnrro · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards
u/warm_gravy · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

If that is this, then no - don't use it for switches.

However this is a good lube for stabs where plastic and plastic touch.

u/N3rdProbl3ms · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

I picked this up off a recommendation on this forum and it has worked for my pok3r: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002L5UL92/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/Imellocello · 2 pointsr/knives

This is all you need. You could buy 3 with your gift card. Seriously, not all knives have to have military color schemes.

u/emmber · 2 pointsr/knives

Opinel makes good knives for hella cheap. I love 'em and think they're classy.

u/dunneetiger · 2 pointsr/EDC

If you want just a knife, I think you can go for a classic knife like a Buck model 110 (Link) or an Opinel (number 8 - Link) are safe bets.

Edit: Added Amazon.com links

u/Wookie_rage · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

There's the Shilin Cutter

Chambriard makes some cool ones

The classic Opinel or douk douk

[The Okapi knife](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okapi_(knife)


Sgian Dubhs

The Navaja

The German Mercator

Canadian Grohmann


Swiss army knife


Also, here is a good website to find similar knives: http://www.worldknives.com/

u/toxiclimeade · 2 pointsr/knives

If he had been carrying a Swiss Army knife that's probably the style he prefers, Opinel makes single bladed knives that open in the same way his old SAK did, and leatherman makes amazing multitools, I would recommend checking all these brands out.

Opinel knives are usually extremely cheap and run about 20$/£, their most popular knife is the No. 8 for about 12$/£, it comes in other colors and wood types as well. No. 8 is a bigger model and it might be a little bulky for someone use to a SAK, the small the number in the name ex. No. 7, No.6, get smaller as their number designation does. I have the No. 8 Trekking knife in slate and its a pretty great knife for its price (18$/£).

If he likes Swill Army Knives, there are quite a few more options to look at, they can get a little pricey for their size at times, I own the Tinker, this was my first knife and I have found that looking at the tools on these knives would behoove you. I do not need an awl in the knife I carry every day for instance. There are many many options to chose from, and through a little sifting you may find one that you feel suits him best. Victorinox (the brand that makes swiss army knives) also makes knives that are a little closer to the opinels I mentioned earlier, a few of their models (like this one) are simply one or two blades. I would look into local laws however, I know some places do not allow blades that can be opened with one hand like the one I linked you to.

Leatherman makes wonderful multitools and a few pocket knives. Nearly everything they make have blades that lock as a safety feature, although very few can be flicked open, so I would check the specifics of this law, I doubt a multi-tool is illegal. This is the Micra, it appears to be a smaller version of a leatherman I own that I cannot find on their site. This one has a blade that opens in a way that is legal for sure, its blade does not lock either. If you find that some locking blades are allowed, the Skeletool is a favorite of mine, it may look a little outlandish but it has always had the best combination of essential tools out of any of my multi-tools, and it is one of my favorites. The Style is a smaller version with slightly different tools ( I don't think it has screwdrivers), but it's blade does not lock. The skeletool is about 70$/£ I think, and their smaller tools like the micra and style are under 30$/£, this brand has quite a bit more I didn't touch on, if you think he would like something like this I would check out site, I hope you find something that works, I know I'm always thrilled when my girlfriend gets me a new knife.

u/unexpected_drums · 2 pointsr/tifu

Considering he kept mentioning self-defense even when you said that's not your intention...sounds like they were just messing with you (why, idk).

You probably already found a pocketknife replacement, but I had the same idea as you and found the Opinel no. 8. It's cheap, sharp, and doesn't look too threatening. If anything it's just a picnic knife but it can cut through boxes & zip-ties just fine.

u/ALeapAtTheWheel · 2 pointsr/knives

This answer assumes 1) you want a few knives to cover different uses and 2) you can dig in the couch cushions for $3.53 or you can wait for Amazon's prices to fluctuate just a little bit. The price on the Kershaw jumped $3 just while I am typing this up...

EDC: Kershaw Blur, $54.17. I'm a little goofy, and I like the serrated tanto even though it looks like ass. I assume for most people, they'd prefer the straight blade. I've had one for a few years, and it works great. Just the right size, comfortable grippy handle, and I love the opening mechanism.

Camping knife: Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore 4.375-Inch Drop Point Blade, $36.41. The QA on fit and finish is apparently an issue with this company, but I didn't notice any problem on mine. It's not going to win a beauty competition, but its a hard worker. One of the comments on Amazon says it's the AK-47 of the knife world. I'm inclined to agree.

Inconspicuous Folder: Opinel #8, $12.95. I don't actually own one of these, so caveat emptor, but they come highly recommended by the hive mind. It's a classy looking folder that you could carry around in your suit's jacket pocket or your briefcase.

u/Flaxmoore · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Under $50? Oy, so many choices.

Opinel knives. Any of them. Sharp as hell, thin blades, cheap enough that if you break one, you don't care.

Nemosine Singularity $20, but a simple and nearly bulletproof fountain pen. Makes my life much easier and my hands hurt much less after a long day writing.

Old Hickory kitchen knives. They're carbon steel and will rust if you don't clean and dry them after each use, but the thin blades and good geometry made a $12 butcher my favorite knife in the block. Mine took some work with a file to get the point sharp, but for $10 it was worth it.

Estwing tools. My hammer has kept grinning through 15 years of work, and still is in excellent shape. One reviewer complains of a ringing noise- never heard it.

u/Everinyourfavor · 2 pointsr/EDC

Posted this in another thread: http://bit.ly/TWNlLd

You could also check out the Tenacious or Opinel

u/TOUCHER_OF_SHEEP · 2 pointsr/knives

As /u/TheUseOfWords said, it's a cool looking shape but uses 420 stainless steel (shitty, in other words). If you want it to look at or are willing to constantly be sharpening it, go for it, but I'd otherwise get an Opinel which looks similar (if not as pretty) and is a lot more utilitarian- though you'd have to take care of the steel a bit to prevent it from rusting.

u/The_Combo · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals
u/lift_heavy_things · 2 pointsr/Fitness
  1. Are you foam rolling? It's unlikely you'd be getting shin splints from squats, those are related to impact. http://www.amazon.com/Black-High-Density-Foam-Rollers/dp/B0040NJOA0/ref=sr_1_1?s=exercise-and-fitness&ie=UTF8&qid=1333771292&sr=1-1 try one of those

  2. Normal. Do not do seated dumbbell, it works way fewer muscles.

  3. Don't deload (10-15%) until you've failed twice. And it's a per exercise thing, not all around.
u/W_Edwards_Deming · 2 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

Like this?


u/LouisvilleXV · 2 pointsr/running

Buy one of these guys.

p.s. it'll hurt like a bitch, but you wont be as sore in the morning.

u/Qinella · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Yes, indeed. OP, get yourself one of these if you don't have one already. It helps tremendously with muscle soreness.

To work your lower back on it, toss it down, lie on top of it with the roller going across your lower back, and use your legs to roll your upper body across it, from ass to mid-upper back. Feels so damn good.

u/shutyercornhole · 2 pointsr/SelfDefense

For the most part this was exactly the outcome you could hope for. You are self aware and continually check your surroundings for exactly this purpose. They identified you as a potential target but then you engaged them, identified them, and chose the wisest path of egress. You did not present the easy target they may have been searching for.

IMHO, groups like this are only a threat as long as they're together. While personal alarms (almost as effective as car alarms), and stun guns hold a purpose neither would be effective in this situation. Pepper spray could strike multiple opponents and buy you the time to Get Outta Dodge. Keep doing what you're doing. Consider adding something like this to your daily carry: https://www.amazon.com/SABRE-Red-Pepper-Gel-Strength/dp/B004NKSPR8/ref=sr_1_4?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1484697105&sr=1-4&keywords=pepper+spray+self+defense

Don't be afraid to challenge, appear mentally unstable, or to engage early if you're threatened. Best of luck.

u/StrangerMind · 2 pointsr/bugout
  • Pepper Spray - You can keep 4 legged and 2 legged animals away. I like the foam versions.
  • Crank/Solar Flashlight/Radio/Phone Charger - Lets you get updates on news and weather and allows you to replace your flashlight (keep the headlamp) with this.
  • Whistle - They really weigh a fraction of an ounce so no reason not to have one for emergencies.
  • Small notepad and pen - Writing down notes (like if the news lists a set of roads that are totally blocked or whatever)
  • Cards - if you think you will get bored.
  • Glow Sticks - Fire may not be your friend in a big city. A few 8-12 hour glow sticks could come in handy.

    It did not sound like you were looking at a true SHTF emergency so I left out things like a flat pry bar or silock key or some of the other larger items you would not need just because of a hurricane or something.
u/stolenbikesdc · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

In addition to a bat, I have a couple containers of pepper gel inconspicuously placed around my house in case of a situation like this.

u/cngut5 · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

Buy this one: http://www.amazon.com/SABRE-RED-Pepper-Gel-Professional/dp/B004NKSPR8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456956705&sr=8-1&keywords=pepper+gel

I unfortunately had to use it twice - one at an uncollared rottweiler that was running at me and my dog and another on a would-be mugger/whatever at night. They both dropped immediately.

u/ScrewpyNoopers · 2 pointsr/Portland
u/Singletrack_Criminal · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

This one. Gel because it's windy. Apparently it takes 20 seconds to kick in. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004NKSPR8/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_eGq9AbK1YCRQJ

u/ViviElnora · 2 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

You should consider getting pepper spray and a taser for when you aren't at home, first step is to check if they are legal where you are.

If you decide to get pepper spray, this kind is a gel, so you don't have to worry about where the wind is coming from. As for a taser, this one appealed to me because it is designed to make it difficult for it to be taken from you.

u/Dev_Jaime · 2 pointsr/asktransgender

Depending on your State laws (Such as California) its legal to have better forms of OC Pepper Spray range in capsicum concentration, force distance, etc. Other states require licensing or training or make it illegal for consumers to carry. I'm licensed in the State of California for when I worked as a Security Officer to carry law enforcement grade Pepper spray which is 10% oleoresin capsicum (OC). If your state laws allow it, this is the brand I use that has 10 percent and a higher range (5.5 meters): Sabre Red (gel form) Note: I prefer gel form due to its more idiot proof for me personally. This brand has other forms available.

u/Elroxil · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You did say EXTREMELY spicy food!

You can also add this wonderful book which should give him something to do before trying the sauce ;)

I hope I helped and as far as what I'd like you could go with either of these two items :)

u/allforthekarma · 2 pointsr/santashelpers
u/ehsu · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Standard MFA recommendations are Timex Weekender and Seiko 5.

u/sennateg · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

These are ok. if you want an everyday,versatile watch, i'd probably go for the popular one with olive or blue/grey strap that you can find on amazon. I get compliments all the time and they look great with a leather strap. (FYI price is higher than when i bought it a couple months ago. it was around 26/27.00

u/trashpanda8 · 2 pointsr/Watchexchange

Well, I spent an hour typing this up before I accidentally hit refresh and deleted it all, so let's try this again.

Let me begin by saying that the T2E581, Weekender and camo NATO are all in good condition, they just don't get the wrist time that they deserve and that is why I am offering the lot up for trade. Ideally I would like to trade the whole lot for one watch although I'll consider offers for just one of my watches or pairings of one of my watches with the camo NATO.

First watch I'll describe is the Timex T2E581. It is a lovely watch that I very recently acquired in a trade, it just isn't my style and it hasn't (and likely wouldn't if I kept it) gotten the wrist time that it deserves. It is in good condition, although it does has a scratch that is barely noticeable around the twelve o'clock position. The watch's dial itself is a cream color with roman numerals (note the watchmaker's four (IIII) instead of IV) and a day and date window in the three o'clock position. The watch features the iconic indiglo feature, which is great at night, whether your out in the middle of no where or laying in bed and don't want to be blinded by the light of your phone.

Case Diameter: 40mm

Lug Width: 20mm

Water Resistance: 50m

Amazon lists this watch for just over $50. Link to Amazon page

Next is the Timex Weekender. I got this watch sometime in August and have only worn it a handful of times. The watch is in great condition and has no damage that I can see. The dial of this watch is an off-white color and the case is a silver color. The watch also features indiglo, just push the crown in and the dial will glow. The Weekender makes for a great beater and is great for camping, hiking, and whatever other outdoor activity your into. Included is the box, stand thing, and papers that it came with.

Case Diameter: 38mm

Lug Width: 20mm

Water Resistance: 30m

Along with the Weekender is the original blue with grey stripe NATO that it came with and a white with blue stripe Weekender NATO that I picked up at a flea market. Full disclosure: the white and blue strap appears a little worn and the white appears kinda discolored, although I did try to clean it. The blue and grey strap on the other hand is the strap that the Weekender came with and is in great condition. Both are comfortable and are 20mm wide, matching the lug width of the Weekender. Note that both of these straps are Weekender NATOs, meaning that they are one piece and slip through. Not sure if I described that well enough, but you can see what I'm talking about in the pictures if you compare them with the camo NATO.

Amazon lists the Weekender for just over $30. Link to Amazon page Note that I'm pretty sure the watch I linked is the white version and the one I am offering is off-white.

Last part of the lot is a high quality 20mm camo NATO strap. The strap is in excellent condition, it's actually never been worn. Like I said above, it's a great NATO, it's just not getting the wrist time it deserves so I figured I'd include it in this lot and see it go to a good home.

If I missed any details or if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or send a pm.

Happy Holidays!

u/HALF-turtles-SHELL · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm not a fan of either. Budget watches that I would consider:

u/CARTERsauce · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

See I bought a pair on sale at Urban (for like $40!) that were a 27 or 28, I can't remember, as a goal pair, but I had them for a while and I couldn't get them past my upper thighs so I ended up giving them to a girl, she moved away, and I know I'd fit into them now man, sucks.

A Timex is about $35 (Easy Reader, Weekender, Leather Weekender) unless you meant that until you can afford a quality watch, you're not gonna bother with one at all, which isn't really a bad idea.

u/Xinijia · 2 pointsr/TeenFFA

The men's version of the timex weekender.

u/SynisterSlave · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

For those buying from the UK like me, you may be better going through Amazon.com. I paid £22.66 which is a little cheaper than if you buy it from Argos or Amazon.co.uk (£24.99) and it's WAY cheaper than if you buy it from Overstock (£36).

u/I_Eat_Thermite7 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Order a [Timex Weekender] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004VR9J0A/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1) today, super excited for a decent watch.

u/TheStuffle · 2 pointsr/EDC

Can't go wrong with a Mora. Good size, good sheath, good steel, cheap as dirt.

u/fromkentucky · 2 pointsr/Survival

I had an Ontario RAT-5 for a while. About the same size as an ESEE 5, but with a thinner blade and full-flat grind. The handle was uncomfortably bulky and although it held up to my abuse, I just didn't like it. The blade was thin enough to do finer carving tasks, but it was too wide and the edge profile was terrible. I ended up using my Mora knife and Fiskars hatchet more and the RAT-5 was relegated to batoning duty and even in that I preferred the hatchet. In fact, I carved my first bow drill kit with that Fiskars.

I was considering stepping up to an Ontario RAT-7, but instead I traded the RAT-5 for a KaBar Becker BK7, which is a BEAST of a knife. Longer than an ESEE 5, but just as thick and with a similar profile. It really impressed me with the amount of work it could do and how easy it was to use, but it was heavy and just too fat to do anything but chop and split, so again, I was using my Mora and hatchet for most stuff.

I finally decided to try a different direction and traded the BK7 for a much smaller ESEE 4. Around the same time I bought a Bahco Laplander, and I am in love with this combo. The Bahco eats through 1-2" branches with ease (while generating plenty of sawdust for tinder) and the ESEE is just long enough to baton them into kindling and carve up some feather sticks. The best part is, the ESEE 4 and Bahco together weigh about as much as the BK7 in its sheath, and take up about as much space, but they are FAR more versatile.

I realize the ESEE 4 may be just out of your price range, but Kabar makes a similar knife called the BK16. However, the ESEE comes with a lifetime warranty.

I still take my Fiskars with me occasionally, but for weekend camping, I can process plenty of firewood with the ESEE and Bahco faster than I ever could with any of the bigger knives. If I needed to build a shelter or was venturing into unfamiliar territory, I'd want the hatchet because it's such a capable tool.

The ESEE 5 was designed for downed pilots who can't fit a hatchet or folding saw into their kit but may need to build a shelter, so they made it big and heavy. I understand first hand that big knives are appealing and certainly have their strong points, but their size, weight and thickness can make them difficult to use in a lot of ways and in reality, a big knife will never chop as well as a decent hatchet, because the knife's weight is centered just above the handle, not directly behind a huge wedge that drives into the wood. What you really want in a survival knife is versatility and I've spent a lot of time, money and energy figuring out that size doesn't add versatility.

u/Loki3050 · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

I'm new to Bushcraft in this past last year myself. I posted the link to the first and so far only knife I have purchased below. Its a Mora Companion and runs under $15. I've cut rope and cloth with it, carved wood, batoned wood and generaly tried to abuse it within reason and thus far I'm impressed.


When I finally do upgrade I think I will go with the Mora Bushcraft Black.

From one beginner to another.
Theres my two cents.

u/Vanq86 · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

First I'd make sure you both have all the clothing and footwear you need to be comfortable and the things you'd need for an urban day out (pack, water bottle, some snacks, etc.). Nothing ruins a day like an unexpected blister / rain shower that causes a chill / burned hand from a fire.

After that I'd consider basic survival needs and comforts that might be different in the woods. A small survival kit (and the knowledge required to use it), toilet paper, bug spray, gloves to protect your hands from heat and thorns, a tarp (which you already say you have) to escape the sun or rain, etc.. One suggestion I have that I don't see mentioned often is a lightweight foam kneeling pad. You can get them at the dollar stores in the gardening section usually and for the negligible weight and space they're worth having in my opinion. They are great for kneeling on (obviously), which you'll be doing a lot when practicing bushcraft skills like fire making, and they make a huge difference for the backside when sitting on ground / logs / rocks that are hard / wet / dirty.

With comfort and survival covered you can look at the real 'tools' of bushcraft. The most important thing, in my opinion, is a good knife for each of you. Soooo many projects / skills that are considered 'bushcraft' require / are made easier when you have a decent knife. You don't need to spend a lot (a Mora Companion is a great choice for under 10 dollars), just be sure to do your homework before spending money so you don't end up with something that looks cool but isn't practical for your bushcraft needs.

Beyond the knife I won't go into details about the rest of my suggestions but I think you'll find reasoning behind them fairly self-evident. I've been bushcrafting / camping / hunting for the better part of 2 decades now and all items I list below are all ones that I've personally used many, many times and wouldn't recommend if I didn't find them awesome and reliable. If you look into them further I think you'll find most / all are considered the best 'bang for your buck' option in their given class.

Mora Companion fixed blade knife - carbon or stainless doesn't matter, both are great: ~$12-15

Nalgene leak-proof water bottle - The cheaper HDPE bottle is actually better believe it or not: ~$5-8

Bahco Laplander folding saw - Silky saws are worth the upgrade price in my opinion but are definitely just a 'nice to have', considering Bahcos can't be beat for the price / function / reliability: ~$20-25

Sawyer Mini water filter - filters twice as good as the LifeStraw (0.1 vs 0.2 microns), lasts 10 times longer (100k vs 1k gallons), is much more versatile (you can screw the Sawyer onto a 2 litre coke bottle), and costs less to boot: ~$19

Fiskars X7 hatchet - I know you already have one bust I figured I'd mention it. For a bombproof, light weight, made in Finland hatchet it can't be beat for the price: ~$20-25

Tramontina 18" machete - great balance and blade, just sand or wrap the handle in some tape if yours isn't finished perfectly to avoid potential blisters (this is also where good gloves come in) - ~$15-18

u/DAEFlair · 2 pointsr/VEDC

Hah, funny you linked the EAB Pocket Knife - I actually found one of those (Or something comparable?) in my things from when I was in boyscouts and I laughed at how small it was and almost threw it out.

I am very tempted to just go rambo and buy a Ka-bar but I probably won't. Lower price will make it disposable and hopefully I won't ever have to use it anyway. Thinking the same way as you, quality...but functionally a waste of money

What are your thoughts on this one? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ZAIXSC/?coliid=I2WSGFIH1CDNP4&colid=ZZRP77UIJCYE&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it I Found it in another thread highly recommended and it's cheap. If not, will probably get one of the first two you linked.

u/freeshavocadew · 2 pointsr/knives

Morakniv makes some great budget fixed blades, some are quite small and most have a general utilitarian use. Here's a model for less than $17 and these have built a really good reputation for value and hard use.

However, maybe that isn't quite what you're looking for. Maybe you want something thicker, more substantial? Continuing with fixed blades is the ESEE 4P which before shipping is $99. Another option would be the Ontario Knife Company's RAT-7 for currently $63. Being an avid knife collector, I have maybe 150 total knives total. That said, I think if I had only 1 knife to take out with me and feel secure in doing so, the Kabar/Becker BK7 would be it. For ~$78 new on Amazon, it's just a big hunk of steel (1095 steel specifically) that can tear through almost anything you put in front of it from wood to meat to a car door panel lol. I would recommend looking into some customization for it for a couple for reasons. The black plastic handle scales that it comes with are not so great. This can be resolved by using a bike tire inner tube mod OR just grabbing those ~$40 micarta scales that the link suggests below the photos of the knife itself. The sheath is definitely serviceable for your needs, but you may eventually want to upgrade it to a kydex sheath, or even a leather one if you really like leather. Finally, the coating that's on all of the Becker knives has the benefit of protecting the blade very well but the cost is a lot of friction and eventually that coating will wear off and it'll look different. Many modders just strip that coating off and blue or force patina it and frequently oil after use. Or go the other route and spend hours up front polishing it to a mirror polish and now you have a knife that will look really Bowie-ish.

u/dnietz · 2 pointsr/Survival

I have two Leatherman tools. I have used them for over a decade and have never had any trouble with them. They are easy to sharpen and they don't have a single dot of rust on them. Every tool is going to have its limits. I wouldn't use the knife on a Leatherman as a crow bar. I have never heard anyone complain about their Leatherman.

I have seen many people complain about the Sven Saw. It seems to be high quality and the design is very convenient. However, because of its triangular design, it actually can only cut smaller branches. Perhaps you aren't intending to cut a 6 inch limb. Just know that anything thicker than probably 3 inches is probably a big pain to cut with the Sven. Also, from what I understand, the Sven Saw only takes Sven Saw Blades, which is an added inconvenience and expense.

I have a basic cheap bow saw (one piece, non foldable) that I think works great. Bonus is that you can, if needed, use it with standard hack saw blades.

I don't currently own a Mora knife, but they do seem to be universally loved. Please note however that there are several Mora knives that range from $8 to $18 (both stainless and non-stainless). They don't seem to be substantially different from the one you mentioned that is $65.

This is the Mora Bushcraft Survival knife you mentioned ($65):


Different Mora knives are either non-stainless carbon steel or stainless. Also, the thickness of the blade varies. You can get the thicker stainless steel knife in the cheaper model ($14):


I'm sure you can find one without a lime green handle. There seem to be a thousand models of Mora knives.

Another example, slightly thinner but still stainless ($11):


This one is not stainless but the steel is even thicker than the one you mentioned ($40) if durability is your priority:


This last one is almost exactly the same as the knife you mentioned, except that it is $17 instead of $65:


Perhaps the price of the one you mentioned is inflated because of the sheath, but the reviews rate that sheath badly. They mention the clip disconnecting unexpectedly and also it does seem like the sharpening stone and the fire steel to be a bit of a gimmick. Fire steels are like $3 at Walmart and maybe $5 if you want the bigger military style model. The sharpening stone attached to the sheath seems to be toy like and not really functional.

Another one that seems to be the same as yours without the gimmicky sheath ($38):


There seems to be a huge variation of prices on Mora knives. The best ones seem to be the ones that are Stainless Steel and the thickness is around 0.1 or 0.098 inches.

I already own several high quality expensive knives, so I don't have a need to purchase the $65 range Mora knife. But the ones that are around $11 seem to be a great deal to use in situations where I might want to avoid damaging my expensive knife.

My favorite to purchase cheaply right now is:


Because it has the hook at the front of the grip, which will help prevent your hands from slipping on to the cutting edge if you have to push into something. I think in survival situations, you hands may be tired, shaky, wet and dirty, which might make them prone to slipping. And of course, a survival situation is the absolute worst time to cut your hand.

Those are my 8 cents worth of contribution.

u/projectself · 2 pointsr/BBQ

they are. when i divorced I did not want to buy "steak knives", so I bought the two knives I had used for years in the past and knife blocks for them.

6 of these kershaw pocket knives..

6 of these mora knives..

and two knife blocks..

u/gandothesly · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

I'll have to disagree here. The Mora Bushcraft Triflex is one of the finest blades I've used. It is light weight, yet, is extremely durable. It sharpens easily, holds and edge, and is about the right size for bushcraft in my hands.

I've used them to prep meat and vegetables, carve wood needles, baton firewood, cut cordage, fell tiny trees, and most other tasks one needs in the woods or at home. It is a joy to use.

I've used other brands at 20 times the price and have been left not nearly as satisfied.

Don't take for granted that you won't feel bad about really using this blade. At less than $30 you won't worry about replacing it (but you might never need to).

I've held and used the Mora Companion and the Mora HighQ Robust, I give them to folks that go into the woods with me as gifts. They are fine knives as well, with the same qualities as the Triflex.

If you are cheapo, grab one of these knives and try it. I'd bet most people like them.

As for the knife is not an axe part, we'll disagree there too. The Parang type machete, and other long knives of similar design is a type of tool used in many parts of the world. It can be used very skillfully for rather delicate tasks, such as food preparation, or it can be used to cut down a tree. In some areas that's all a person carries.

Firesteel, I'm with stupid_guy, hit Amazon: Light My Fire Scout has been working for me. I like that when it feels like you are holding it right, you are. Works good in the dark that way.

Guyot Stainless Steel Bottle, 32-Ounce

And one more thing you didn't ask for, but I love. And I like to spread the love:

GSI Halulite Ketalist

I've got a compass that I've used for 30 some years, but can't find it anywhere.

Let us know what you get and how much you like it after using it a bit! :-)

u/Hype_Man · 2 pointsr/Stronglifts5x5

I just setup my own home 5x5 gym in my garage. This is the list of items I bought.

u/Biosnarf · 2 pointsr/wow

The foam is the interlocking tiles of puzzle piece looking foam you can get at most stores. If you have a harbor freight nearby, that's the cheapest place to get foam.

If you want to go with EVA, it would need some structural support so it isn't floppy. For that you could use 1/4" cpvc pipe and bend it into the shape with some heat (just be careful that the pvc doesn't burn and turn yellowish/black since it can release toxic fumes!). Another option could be something like plywood or aluminum cut into the shape with foam layers over top of that.

Carving it out of XPS foam is an option as well. It's the pink or blue insulation foam at hardware stores.

I hope that helps a bit

u/lurchyaddams · 2 pointsr/P90X

I've got concrete floors with a laminate tile on top. Super unfriendly for certain videos. It was almost a necessity to put down some mats. I bought these ones - http://www.amazon.com/ProSource-fs-1908-pzzl-Puzzle-Exercise-Interlocking/dp/B00B4IHXRU?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

They are holding up well I've had them for a year and a half with minimal signs of wear.

u/90Days_Lex · 2 pointsr/insanity

I've found that thicker exercise mats are better for two reasons: (1) they muffle noise better, which is because (2) they reduce more impact and save your knees a lot. There are several kinds of exercise mats, some that are yoga-mat thickness (which don't reduce impact as much, I didn't like mine for insanity at all because it just helps you grip the floor but not cushion jumps) and puzzle-mat thicker ones like this here that I've found help me a lot. I'm only 24 and fairly light (125lb female, 5'5") but my knees are awful so I've found those are the best for me.

I know a lot of people that do Insanity on carpet just fine (I have hardwood), so it's really what you're most comfortable with but especially for the noise factor I'd use something on the floor. :)

u/Show_me_the_puppies · 2 pointsr/knitting
u/MurkLurker · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

is an interesting solution on amazon. Foam tiles that fit like puzzle pieces. Not sure how well it would help fatigue, but when I get my Quest I might give these a try too.

edit: Some bad reviews there, so I'd likely research which brand to get instead, but I like the idea of picking up the matting and taking it other places in whatever configation I need.

u/SawBo · 2 pointsr/homegym

Check out this post I wrote up
and this

and This for a bench if needed. Cheap combo IMO, but I can't bench 500 lbs yet, so I can't tell u max weight on this bench.

I bought this mat from Amazon


I probably would end up buying 2 if I did it again, but honestly the horse stall mats are probably going to work best. The tiles keep coming out when I do some aggressive lifts or HIIT. I'm yet to get a rack, but I'm certain I'll be getting a Titan 21.5" rack for my garage since I can put it back into the wall when not in use and can park my car.

u/wwwomp · 2 pointsr/MuayThai

I ordered this for my apartment, high quality flooring, depending on how much space you want to cover, it could work:

XMark Fitness Flooring

This could also work if you have a larger space to cover:

Interlocking Fitness Mats

u/-Kaneki- · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Sorry, I've never owned any. This is a new experience for me. I'd probably end up going with these as they seem to have the most reviews by a long shot and have a good price.

u/uberphaser · 2 pointsr/camping

Ground cover. You're going to want to first clear your tent area of as much snow as possible, and stake down a tarp on which to put your tent. Ideally, I'd love to have some of this stuff to add another layer of insulation and to keep any moisture from leftover snow from seeping in.

Have multiple ways to create fire.

Being cold eats more calories. Plan on consuming more food.

Stay hydrated, of course.

Make sure your gear is rated for the temperatures you'll be at, and above all make sure you have a solid method of communicating with the outside world if you get lost, or the weather gets extreme.

u/jameswptv · 2 pointsr/P90X
u/1mBehindYou · 2 pointsr/DIY

You sir, are getting boned. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B4IHXRU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 rowr, out of stock for now, probably because Halloween.
They're 1/2" 2'x2', you get 6 (like 4 bucks a square) and work wonderfully.
Im doing a master chief xD.

u/peitsad · 2 pointsr/cigars

I got a stand for my birthday recently that was fairly inexpensive as far as I remember. It's not exactly "professional grade" but it's sturdy enough to hold a bike and do some work on it. Little light so it moves around a bit, but like I said it gets the job done. Found it, it's this guy.

u/ArcticCat · 2 pointsr/triathlon

Bikehand Pro Mechanic Bicycle/Bike Repair Rack Stand :

It has really worked great for me, I highly recommend it. Can fold down to store away too.

u/toboggan_hooligan · 2 pointsr/MTB

I got one off Amazon it really surpassed my expectations. Ive had two different bikes on it and it did not fall over. Works for me. It appears youre not in US but nobody replied so figured i would.

u/mtimber1 · 2 pointsr/MTB

I have this bike stand,

Venzo Bikehand Pro Mechanic Bicycle/Bike Repair Rack Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D9B7OKQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_LMfKBb6584VV5

I dig it.

I don't use a torque wrench. I know I should but everything on the bike is such low torques (speaking from the perspective of someone who works on cars and industrial equipment) that I just make sure everything feels "right" to me... Haven't broken anything or had anything fail on me out on a ride yet... But that doesn't mean you shouldn't get a torque wrench if you want to do it right. As far as torque wrench set go even the expensive ones are cheap compared to the torque wrenches I'm used to using... So cheap/expensive are relative terms. I'd probably buy something mid range with good reviews on Amazon, personally.

u/bigtime_porgrammer · 2 pointsr/bikewrench

$89 stand I bought on Amazon has served me well, including working on a rather heavy e-bike on the regular.

Bikehand Pro Mechanic Bicycle/Bike Repair Rack Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D9B7OKQ/

u/hahhwhat · 2 pointsr/financialindependence
u/GermanNewToCA · 2 pointsr/ebikes

For me, this: https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-PH-1-2-P-Handled-Wrench/dp/B003FPONCI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1541802830&sr=8-2&keywords=park+tool+allen+key&dpID=419-T8tUMxL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch


I was too stingy to buy good allen keys for a very long time because I had a ton of really cheap ones, and the cheap ones did work. But every time I use the ones above, I think: "These were so worth it". I say that to myself every single time.


Not a tool, but since someone else mentioned a tire: 200 miles ago I put on some Maxis Hookworms - best commuting tires I ever had. Wow. I had Vee Chinane and then Vee Speedster before - I got flats every other week, none on the hookworms and the hookworms are much more stable on less grippy surfaces either. Every time I reach a place I think: Wow, those are the best tires I ever had.


Other tools I use constantly:

- my bike repair stand, i use this one: https://www.amazon.com/Bikehand-Mechanic-Bicycle-Repair-Stand/dp/B00D9B7OKQ/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1541802939&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=bikehand+bike+stand&psc=1

- my chain link tool: https://www.amazon.com/d/Bike-Shop-Tools/Park-Tool-Master-Pliers-MLP-1-2/B00D9NW32I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541803019&sr=8-1&keywords=park+tool+chain+link+tool

- A good portable multitool with chainbreaker: https://www.amazon.com/d/Bike-Multifunction-Tools/Topeak-Alien-31-Function-Bicycle-Tool/B000FIE4AE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1541803074&sr=8-2&keywords=alien+tool



u/eccentricfather · 2 pointsr/bicycling

A decent repair stand. One with quick release clamp and a solid tool tray. Something like this stand would be awesome. It makes doing bike maintenance SO much easier if you have a good stand. I bought a cheap one and I regret it every time I use it.

u/Statuethisisme · 2 pointsr/bikewrench

I mean the same stand that u/singlejeff and u/A1000Birds are talking about. This one.

I only use it for cleaning and lubing as I have a PCS-10 for working on bikes, but since I seem to be looking after and ever growing number of bikes, I decided to buy another stand. I didn't need two solid stands as I'm only physically working on one at a time, so I'll lube a chain on the cheap stand while I'm doing a repair on the quality stand.

u/Waremonger · 2 pointsr/MTB

I have the Bikehand stand as well and overall I'm very happy with it and it's surprising high quality, except for the clamp itself. Mine has not broken yet but if you look on both the Bikehand and the RAD Cycle bike stands you'll see that both of them have plastic (sawtooth) teeth which allow the clamp to rotate when loosened. The clamp itself has no issues but when you're working on the bike and have to put even a slight amount of force on something - even just turning the cranks to get the rear wheel to spin - those teeth will make stress noises. Sooner or later those teeth are going to break. It's a pretty bad design, honestly. Bikehand makes a "pro" version of the stand that has metal teeth instead of plastic teeth but unless the entire clamp area was made of metal instead of plastic I feel that sooner or later something will give. I'm just really careful with my stand. The Park Tool stand must not have that same issue as I've seen videos of people working on their bike in a Park Tool stand and putting all kinds of force on it and the stand seems to take it without any issues.

u/run_throw_bike_climb · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I bought this one on Amazon and I'm pretty happy with it. I've definitely used better stands than this one, but you can't beat the price. I use it at home for quick jobs like you mentioned and also for cleaning my bikes.

u/middlefingur · 2 pointsr/MTB

Yup, get the one mentioned above from the seller linked here for $80:


I use it once a week to clean and tune my bike with no failures.

u/walkingagh · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Is this what you were looking for?

Ideally worn over the forearm and not wrist, but I have heard of people using it on their wrists

But I would say you could also consider something more watch like for a few dollars more if you want.

u/baibird · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I have a HRM that attaches on my forearm and I love it. It stays put and doesn't cause chafing or migration issues that you get with a chest strap. I have this one http://www.amazon.com/Scosche-RHYTHM-Heart-Monitor-Armband/dp/B00JQHTJS2/ref=lp_2530359011_1_3_a_it?srs=2530359011&ie=UTF8&qid=1464727140&sr=8-3

u/Telfo · 2 pointsr/bjj

ive worn a chest strap style monitor a few times with no issue. wear it under a rash guard

there is also this style that you wear on your upper arm

u/rowingmusings · 2 pointsr/Rowing

No wrist based HR monitor works for rowing, the problem is due to the load going through the arm muscles as you row meaning the light can't get a read on your HR - ideally stick with a chest belt

If you are desperate to lose the chest belt then the life beam hat works well, although the downsides are the sweaty hat and terrible battery life compared to a chest belt


I havent tested it but the Scoche may also work as it is more accurate than wrist based sensors but it may also have the same issues as the wrist ones


u/Emilaila · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Have you seen the Scosche Armband? It has great reviews and is apparently just as accurate as a chest strap. Here is a detailed review.

u/cas_sj · 2 pointsr/pelotoncycle

Welcome here! I'll jump in on some of this....

I've worn Fitbits for several years - like 'em and think they're probably very good as pedometers and overall activity trackers during the day. But they really don't work well for strenuous exercise. The technology with the optical sensors simply doesn't react quickly enough to be accurate.

Much more accuracy with a chest strap heart rate monitor (I think gold standard) - my choice, a Wahoo tickr (https://www.amazon.com/Wahoo-TICKR-Monitor-iPhone-Android/dp/B00INQVYZ8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496324625&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=heart+rate+monitor&psc=1). But I've used cheaper models in the past like this Garmin (https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-MAIN-61562-Heart-Rate-Monitor/dp/B000UOD5QM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1496324625&sr=8-4&keywords=heart+rate+monitor) and they do fine. A lot of people seem to like the Scosche arm bands (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JQHTJS2/ref=twister_B00KWHQJJW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1) - I can't speak to the accuracy of those compared to a chest strap.

Regardless of what you go with, you'll want accurate heart rate feedback to sync with your bike (Bluetooth and/or ANT+ connectivity). Unless they've changed things with the newer Fitbits, I don't believe your Fitbit will sync with the bike's Android tablet - you'll want your HR monitor to "transmit" to your tablet so you can follow your heart rate data/zones on the tablet as you ride. [One nice thing you've probably noticed tho - the bike now syncs/uploads your workouts to your Fitbit page - with accurate heart rate data from the bike assuming you're using an accurate HR monitor, so you don't have to log your workouts separately to Fitbit.]

Here's the mat that we use under our bike (https://www.amazon.com/SuperMats-P-V-C-Treadmills-Machine-2-5-Feet/dp/B004IJI7HW/ref=sr_1_1?s=sports-and-fitness&ie=UTF8&qid=1496325854&sr=1-1&keywords=supermats) - priced reasonable enough, and works fine. One note - if you're putting the bike on anything other than a hard surface (i.e. carpet), get a thick piece of plywood to go under the mat - really helps with stability.

I use Jaybirds and wouldn't ride without them, but there are much cheaper (and more expensive) options for Bluetooth earbuds. My wife doesn't like riding with earbuds and went with a small external speaker (https://www.amazon.com/SoundTorch-Generation-Bluetooth-Portable-Waterresistant/dp/B01GY84TFI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496325454&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=bluetooths+speakers&psc=1) that seems to put out pretty decent sound. Regardless of what you go with, you'll want to use something other than the speakers on the bike - they put out plenty of volume, but they're on the back of the tablet and sometimes the instructors sound "muffled" and can be hard to hear.

For what it's worth, my input.... ;-)

ps - Final thought on your concerns about moving the bike. Wheels are at the front, where most of the weight is with the flywheel and tablet, so I think you'll be fine - it's designed to be tipped at the front and wheeled into place.

u/kyrajane212 · 2 pointsr/pelotoncycle

Ok ya. So it didn’t connect the whole work out. And my Steel hr Nokia watch didn’t stay connected either bc it was too loose. Going to get the one recommended. Is this the correct one everybody! Is the best place to get it amazon?
Scosche RHYTHM+ Heart Rate Monitor with Armband, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JQHTJS2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VrEvCbB5J1ZNQ

u/matworkz · 2 pointsr/running

My understanding is that the 220 uses HR-monitors based on ANT+ technology.

Your girfriends FR10 does not support external heartrate sensors at all - you can feel confident she does not have one. You can buy the HR-monitor bundled, or choose from one of the 66 othe rmodels http://www.thisisant.com/directory/forerunner-220

If you can spend $80 instead of $50 and want to impress I suggest you get her the coolest HR-device right now - an optical HR monitor Scosche RHYTHM

It is compatible with the FR220 and can be placed around your arm.

u/SCfreedom · 2 pointsr/fatpeoplehate

I use the Scosche Rhythm+ HRM along an App called iCardio/digifit on my phone.

The app has you put in all your stats height, weight, sex, age, etc and it will continuously monitor your heart rate and give you an accurate indication on how many calories you burn for your workout.

One nice feature is that you can sync the app with Myfitness Pal and it will automatically upload your workout.

One con is that you have to purchase the upgraded version to get it to work with a HRM.

u/kawiracer14 · 2 pointsr/triathlon

I use the Garmin 910XT with this heart rate monitor which goes around your arm rather than your chest so you don't get the chaffing. I wouldn't wear the HRM on the swim, just put it on in transition to bike.

I had a chest strap before and hated it, always chaffed on the run and was never comfortable.

u/AgentMonkey · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I'm a fan of the Scosche Rhythm+. It's not a wrist one, per se, as it is intended to be placed on the forearm, near the elbow (although the review below mentioned that it also worked well when placed on the upper arm, above the bicep, which keeps it out of the way).

Review here: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/05/scosche-antbluetooth-optical.html

Amazon link: http://amzn.com/B00JQHTJS2

As far as Android apps, I'm still looking for the best one, but for now, I'm using this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ndevgroup.hrmonitor

u/alphabennettatwork · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Nitecore NU25 Please and thank you, this is awesome!

u/I_Met_Bubb-Rubb · 2 pointsr/running

I run with a Nitecore NU25 on the medium setting and this reflective thing. The NU25 is the best headlamp I've ever used. It's USB recharable and it's really lightweight and doesn't protrude far so it doesn't bounce around while running.

u/PonyThug · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks for being you. Annnnd Need a decent head light soNitecore NU25

u/Ffaattccaatt2 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

I recently purchased the Nitecore NU25 for camping/hiking and think it would work for your needs.

u/kram115 · 1 pointr/bouldering

I used to get a lot of finger injuries. I read on some pro climber's blog that they use one of these to warm up. He would just squeeze it the whole way while driving to the gym. I started doing this and my fingers have been feeling much better.

u/slanktapper · 1 pointr/motorcycles

The lever is never going to change regardless of what you buy.

However if you get something like this, and keep at it at work you'll be fine


u/rivalarrival · 1 pointr/Firearms

While good technique and a carefully selected gun can go a long way, I would also strongly recommend a grip strengthener. If she has problems racking the slide, I'd recommend starting with the blue (5lbs/finger), or maybe even the yellow (3lbs/finger).

Even just a couple minutes a day can considerably improve gun handling, tighten up groups, etc.

u/dinoherder · 1 pointr/sysadmin

See your doctor/physio. Try exercising your wrists and hands in different ways. I find pushups, a powerball hand exerciser (example: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Powerball-Classic-Gyroscopic-Exerciser-250HZ/dp/B000GQJZJA/) and a squeezy hand exercise (example: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ProHands-Gripmaster-Tension-Finger-Exerciser/dp/B0006GCBL4/) with a spring for individual fingers fixes the problem and stops it coming back.

u/maumacd · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm a big fan of things that you can set up, and then as you walk by them in your house like do a rep just because. Much better than free weights which as you said, just gather dust!

Pull up bar (that has other useful uses)

Gripper (Can use at your desk!)

listen to music while you exercise - regardless of what mp3 player you use Music makes workouts fun!

u/WolfyB · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Quick question for you. Do you have any experience with these grippers that are supposed to work the fingers individually? I'm not sure whether to get that or just one of the more traditional adjustable ones like this. Or even one like this? Thanks :)

u/ZubinTheKing · 1 pointr/Tribes

Make sure you have a good mouse/mousepad(would recommend EC2 Evo [or DA4G if you're 1.83+ meters tall] and Allsop XL Raindrop mousepad) and a high framerate config like this: http://pastebin.com/UV6usP3C
Using eagle pistol and nova colt(you can try going for max accuracy with nova colt and shooting each shot with long pauses inbetween like you would with a sniper rifle) will warm your fingers up better than using chain since the hitboxes for chain are bigger. Something I found that helped me both in getting my fingers ready and in relieving some stress(in general not just for games) is using handgrips: http://www.amazon.com/Gripmaster-Exerciser-Tension-9-Pounds-Finger/dp/B0006GCBL4/

u/KorinFox · 1 pointr/Fitness

You mean one of these?

It only really helps for grip. You get better at musical instruments by playing musical instruments. Better at playing video games by playing more.

u/MustardCosaNostra · 1 pointr/guns

Seriously man best $10 I ever spent They also make an even heavier one which I have never seen.

It fits into a pocket, just keep it around and use it when you have a spare moment. It also helps in bowling.

u/tarbis · 1 pointr/Fitness

http://www.amazon.com/Gripmaster-Exerciser-Tension-9-Pounds-Finger/dp/B0006GCBL4 might help. My experience is the one i linked is a little to easy for me

u/Gadaeus1 · 1 pointr/FidgetSpinners

I disagree emphatically. The heavier the better. If I could get it 5lbs I would.

Then again... I play guitar so my fingers are quite strong. Maybe that is why I feel like I do. Also this https://www.amazon.com/Gripmaster-Exerciser-Medium-Tension-7-Pounds/dp/B0006GCBL4/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1498832428&sr=8-9&keywords=hand%2Bstrengthener&th=1

u/MakeYouAGif · 1 pointr/guns

They need to get one of these

u/jubsy · 1 pointr/graphic_design

Exercise and ibuprofen for any inflammation outbreaks. Increasing my hand strength and stretching my fingers out after a long day at the desk has worked wonders for me.

u/dave_kash · 1 pointr/climbing

Okay, thanks for the tip! It would at least be something for me to do at my desk, and make me feel like I am doing something that will help me improve haha. Do you think that something like this or this would be more beneficial since it seems to be targeting the fingers more, or are they all exercising the same muscle? I'm not really a workout person, so my terms are probably all off haha.

u/vrillusions · 1 pointr/Guildwars2

I bought one of these a couple weeks ago to help with the carpel tunnel / RSI I get in my left hand. I bought the red (medium tension) one and while I could use it I couldn't get many reps which is recommended over strength so I bought the blue (low tension) one as well. It's easy for my index and middle but then my ring finger and pinky get a workout. Now instead of twiddling a pen or something I'll use this throughout the day. Goal is to get all fingers to the same strength and then go back to the red one. It's definitely worth the $10.

Also as much as you don't want to. If you start to notice tingling in your fingers STOP PLAYING. That's a sign that you're getting carpel tunnel / rsi and you MUST STOP. Trying to get this message out to as many people as I can because I didn't stop and I've been dealing with this carpel tunnel stuff for a couple years now. If you have one of those foam stress balls squeeze that while you look over your battlestation. If it's the hand you're using the mouse (which apparently is more common but it wasn't for me, but also I got it while typing a lot) see if one finger bothers you more than others. If it's the finger you use for your right mouse button don't blame having to hold it down constanly, shift things around so it's easier to hold it down.

u/TheCraftyWombat · 1 pointr/Guitar

Good advice in here about calluses and playing a lot. But many of us don't have 2 hours per day! I wish I did though.

THIS is a big help in the beginning. Get the red one.

u/whitefalconiv · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Grip exerciser - I'm trying to recover strength and dexterity in my fingers so I can play guitar again. I haven't been able to play since I had an accident a few years back.

u/cheezypooofz · 1 pointr/FireflyFestival

Buy one of these. Fill it up stick it on the roof of your car and you should be good to go. We bought two and filled them once and it was enough for 4 guys to make it through the festival washing every morning.

u/chastrength · 1 pointr/aves

I understand. My girlfriend and I brought a portable shower to Coachella this year to use for our hair. Other than that, we really just didn't want to waste valuable sleeping, eating, partying festival time on waiting in line at the showers. If it is the first world amenities you need, then a hotel is your way to go.

u/mrCloggy · 1 pointr/SolarDIY

Square-plastic-bag + lots-of-water + gravity = spherical-blob + stress-points = fun-for-audience = safety-requirement-for-self (steam explosions are 'not funny').
You can try one of these (example) to experiment with.

Even with a simple 'flat plate' collector it is possible to reach 200⁰C+ temperatures, a pressure relief valve is mandatory (in my opinion), having some way to control to about 90⁰C maximum is a lot smarter.

u/rumpie · 1 pointr/homestead

Do you have game on your land? Maybe check reddit, craigslist, the bulletin board in town, and see if anyone would be willing to help you for a few hours in exchange for a place to hunt? I saw that offer on AirBnB a while back, you could camp for free for a week, with 2 hours of help per day.

Maybe empty out the qounset hut and make that more habitable, so you aren't all cramped together in one room all the time? Make it a simple retreat, just somewhere that you can decompress, sit in a chair and drink a beer, maybe take a solar shower out back and spend a few minutes naked in nature? Maybe she could read a book for an hour, or listen to the birds? Smoke a doobie and listen to Adele? Yall need to carve out some space for your emotional state and have a retreat from EVERYTHING - or else you're going to get so snappish and short with each other as all the stress is piling on. Good luck man, you're long on heart and grit, and you'll handle stuff. Baby steps. You're learning.

u/jhams13 · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

You'll definitely be roughing it in GA. Portapotties only and $10 a shower. My friends and I brought a portable camp shower this year and it helped tremendously https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000014865-5-Gallon-Solar-Shower/dp/B0009PUT20

u/becksftw · 1 pointr/bisco

Pro tip: Buy a camp shower. They work like a charm.

u/DrScientology · 1 pointr/Coachella


For $10 these are so fucking money. They heat up in the sun in an hour or two, although cold isn't too bad. 1 bag is good for about 2-3 showers. We brought two for a campsite of 9 last year and it was perfect. Highly recommended

u/nineknives · 1 pointr/Coachella
u/doublestop23 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Item I'd never buy for myself: It would be [this] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MD7DIVQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=12DLECSTE4XR5&coliid=ISYW2S21PZQTK&psc=1). It's on my "Other" wishlist, and it's $9.98. While I like it, I already have several flash drives. If someone bought it for me, I would simply add it to my collection (I might even use it for a specific class, so I could have one flash drive for each class).

Alternative item: [This] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009PUT20/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3URPXS9PLKD4W&coliid=I36SKAWB5RI97W), for emergencies (I'd keep it in my car emergency kit). It's on my "Car Stuff" wishlist, and it's $8.97. I could use it to take a shower if the power went out, and if my car broke down in an area where there was no running water.

All my exes live in Texas, that's why I hang my hat in Tennessee.

u/Impudence · 1 pointr/florida

Check out solar camp showers. They come in a wide variety of styles and sizes. I have this one it takes a fairly long time during the day for the water to get warm and it will never be as hot as it would coming out of a water heater, but if you just want something for warmer water for soaking dishes or bathing, most of them will do just fine. btw- with the coleman one, the hose and "showerhead" are absolutely awful. Make sure you look at reviews.

Aside from that a camping stove or rigging up coffee cans or something over a fire.

u/smashtheqube · 1 pointr/BurningMan
u/hagermah · 1 pointr/FireflyFestival

Absolutely! We bring something along the lines of this: https://amzn.com/B0009PUT20
Just have to fill it up with water, let it sit on your car in the sun and in a few minutes it warms up and you can use the spigot to hose yourself down. It was perfect last year

u/mlchrist · 1 pointr/GhostAdventures
u/AbsolutelyPink · 1 pointr/DIY

One of these. You can get the bags with the bio gel in them or buy bio gel on the cheap and potty bags.

u/borgchupacabras · 1 pointr/USPS
u/FERRISBUELLER2000 · 1 pointr/vandwellers

The Porta makes a good seat but emptying it is a nono. Use plastic bags and paper towels to create a virtual absorbant diaper. The end product will be about the same size as a diaper and is easily disposable with ur daily trash.

Having said that, the Porta potti is going to take up permenant space in your vehicle. It may be best to go with a handicap assist seat like this one. Or just go completely minimal with a space saving bucket that can also hold extra bags, tp, and paper towels while remaining completely innocuous.

Although, looking at it now, I don't feel comfortable with a permenant toilet seat in my rig (that I have to look at). Or anyone else for that matter. So it may be just as beneficial to go with a home depot 5gal bucket and possibly modify it with a pool noodle lol

I think , for emergencies, this is the way to go

u/klevenisms204 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

if doing it all at once, i suggest getting one of these

u/RickyShade · 1 pointr/homeless
u/thehauntedgod · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

You're going to want more cars/spaces. 2 years ago my group had 12 people with 4 cars (so 4 spots) with around 9 tents and an EZup. That was full to the brim. No spots for shower or potty.

Last year /u/rubbersoul93 built a shower for our camp out of PVC pipe, connectors, a few shower curtains, duct tape, one of these, and a big tub of water. http://i.imgur.com/8fBGnJo.png

I guess you could use the stall for a bathroom too and get something like this to use, but then you'd either have to dump it at the portapotties, pack it out, or live with it for 4 days.

u/writer-lane · 1 pointr/LosAngeles

This: http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Products-Luggable-Portable-Gallon/dp/B000FIAPXO

No seriously. What if you don't have access? Sawdust (or biogel/bags, etc.) and this bucket will allow you use the restroom comfortably if the water gets turned off or you have no access for some reason. And until you do need it/use it, it can store all your other items.

u/jon909 · 1 pointr/pics
u/Wasney · 1 pointr/CrohnsDisease

So, my fiancée and I had to cave and get a 1 bath (no kids any time soon). Been pretty good the last 3 years.

But...flair is starting...very much considering one of these.

u/dustinsjohnson · 1 pointr/golf

Try this for your tendonitis: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KGOMBC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_FvglDbGT004KM

Worked for me. There's some good exercises on YouTube if you just search "flexbar"

u/NuunEnergy · 1 pointr/orangetheory

Good luck. That injury is slow to heal... The brace didn't really help me. Yes, it felt sort of nice to have the pressure, but it didn't seem to solve the problem. I found that strengthening with the Theraband Flexbar (green) was the single biggest factor in my recovery. https://www.amazon.com/TheraBand-Tendonitis-Resistance-Tendinitis-Intermediate/dp/B000KGOMBC/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=213C1FKRMID4Z&keywords=theraband+flexbar+green&qid=1562694719&s=gateway&sprefix=thereband+fl%2Caps%2C224&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1

u/hva_vet · 1 pointr/nfl

Here's the one I have from Amazon

There's a couple of exercises that really stretch out tight forearm muscles. There's one for medial (golfer elbow) and one for lateral (tennis elbow). I do them both to keep it all nice and loose.

u/cartman630 · 1 pointr/Fencing

It depends on what the problem is exactly. I had patellar tendonitis, which responded well by doing quad stretches. Using resistance bands can help strengthen them also. Although I've never had elbow tendonitis, many people who have tennis elbow use this: http://www.amazon.com/TheraBand-26101-Thera-Band-Flexbar-Medium/dp/B000KGOMBC

u/BenQuixote · 1 pointr/tennis
u/DavidAg02 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

TheraBand FlexBar: https://www.amazon.com/TheraBand-Tendonitis-Resistance-Tendinitis-Intermediate/dp/B000KGOMBC/

Heard about it on Rogan's podcast. It's amazing. Start with green or blue depending on how strong you are.

u/codeman336 · 1 pointr/discgolf

Get a green Theraband flexbar and do the exercises for tennis elbow. Best thing for it. For healing and prevention

TheraBand FlexBar, Tennis Elbow Therapy Bar, Relieve Tendonitis Pain & Improve Grip Strength, Resistance Bar for Golfers Elbow & Tendinitis, Green, Medium, Intermediate https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000KGOMBC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_qMk7CbFGZ0E8C

u/JAnwyl · 1 pointr/climbharder

I don't know how effective this is from practical experience. The videos on YouTube make it sound as though its an incredible solution. (Spend some time on YouTube viewing reviews by professionals)



u/Parisinthethespring · 1 pointr/steroids

Take a look at the theraband flexbar. Bought one 4 months ago because of elbow pain and after daily exercises my tennis elbow has gone away. I keep it at my desk and throughout the day will do elbow exercises.

u/katakura_silky · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

amazon has a lot of things you can try including this:


i've had it so bad it hurt to hold a cup of water in my hand. in that case, it was rest and time that fixed it.

you also might want to look into bpc-157 if you are peptides-inclined.

u/bbfan23 · 1 pointr/Tendinitis

I've had tendinitis for over a year now. About 8 months ago I got a cortisone shot that lasted for about 6 months, and I felt great to the point where I just forgot about it. When it started creeping back, I started to research as I didn't want to get a another shot (it was excruciating for two days) and saw that it's just not a good long term solution anyways. My pain is on the inside arm bend through my lower arm and on the outside tip of my elbow. This was caused from excessive mouse work/clicking, which unfortunately I cannot just quit doing. Making a fist and extending my arm while flexing at the wrist is very painful.

I read about people having good luck with the Therband and immediately ordered one. The results have been mixed as I was starting to feel better after about a week, but has fluctuated as I may have over done the exercise to begin with. I'd recommend giving it a try, but GO SLOW! https://www.amazon.com/TheraBand-Tendonitis-Resistance-Tendinitis-Intermediate/dp/B000KGOMBC/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=theraband&qid=1574792778&sr=8-5

Good luck.

u/Ionlife1 · 1 pointr/cscareerquestions

I had a lot of wrist pain when I was in high school due to excessive gaming and ignoring my wrist pain while playing (a couple times playing LoL my wrist went numb and I just shook it off and kept playing).

It was a major problem for me and doing wrist exercises has been the greatest help. I bought this wrist exercise bar off amazon and do exercises 3-4 times a week. I rarely worry about wrist pain now.

u/tydirod · 1 pointr/nSuns

I've been dealing with golfers/tennis elbow for years, focus on your form and try not to do movements that aggravate it. For me, flys and bicep curls are the worst so i try to do them slowly and stop if it flairs up. The best relief is lots of stretching, I use this and the steam room.

u/blahdot3h · 1 pointr/climbing


I was running into this same issue about a month ago, purchased this and have been using it daily and it's been doing wonders. Feeling full strength in my left arm that prior had been battling carpal tunnel and climber's elbow for months.

u/savemejebus0 · 1 pointr/bjj

I stopped at Thanksgiving. It is better but not great. I don't want to go back and go back to square 1. I went to one doctor and he didn't do shit! Basically told me that I have tendinitis and have a good day. Nothing to help. I got one of these. It seemed to irritate it then help. I forgot about it actually. I am going to get a second opinion. Some people train through it. I don't think that is wise since you don't know exactly what is going on and you may be out longer than if you just sucked it up and stopped.

My school suspended my account. I get videos every morning and people getting stripes and belts and it eats me up inside.

Good luck!!!!!!

u/mystogan2901 · 1 pointr/bicycling

How about this one? But the brakes will still be on the straight handlebar.

u/NaanExpert · 1 pointr/bicycling

If you find an older road bike (like 80s or 70s) bar, the diameter will work with your shifters/brakes.

These may be helpful, but are not an equivalent for drops.

I'd ride it as is though.

u/aprofessional · 1 pointr/bicycling

Yeah bar diameter kinda sucks I think you can probably fit some extensions to it though? You'll at least be able to get into them for sprints and stuff I suppose but I'd miss riding on the hoods...

u/PedalinGardener · 1 pointr/bikewrench

I have risers, love rapid fire shifters, but like the feel of drops at times and thought about these

u/qsceszxdwa · 1 pointr/bikewrench

So here's what I would do. Slide in your controls and grips to where you think they would be comfy. Ride it without touching the part of the bars you think you won't use. Cut the bars there if you're satisfied. If you really want drop bars for some reason, stick these on there after you chop the bars. https://www.amazon.com/Origin8-33617-Drop-Ends/dp/B0013G6PB8:

u/texastoasty · 1 pointr/bicycling

ive asked this question before, basicly best answer was bar end drops. like these: https://smile.amazon.com/Origin8-33617-Drop-Ends/dp/B0013G6PB8?sa-no-redirect=1

as far as fit, if your legs are long enough that you can pedal a size larger fine then you may be able to get away with just changing the stem, which isn't too expensive or difficult.

a shorter steeper stem will get the bars closer to you and higher which will focus less of your weight on your hands.

u/johntmeche3 · 1 pointr/bicycling

I had a Giant Escape. You can either sell the bike and buy a road bike on Craigslist (what I did), or buy these:


Putting proper drops on is just too expensive.

u/AimForTheAce · 1 pointr/whichbike

See what I wrote above. It's just impractical to convert. If you want to have the hand positions, buy a bar ends and be done with it.

One example -


u/Clerui · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

They’re drop bar attachments I added to my flat bar

Edit: https://www.amazon.com/Origin8-33617-Drop-Ends/dp/B0013G6PB8

u/doebedoe · 1 pointr/bikewrench

What is it about drops that you want? If it's a more aggressive riding position then yes go with a road bike. But do know those slimmer tires will not be as forgiving over bumps as something with a bit more volume.

If its just that you want more hand positions for the ride there are a whole variety of bar ends that you can add for little expense. Some of these will stretch you out more, some will just reorient your hands, and these mimic drop bars.

Plus v-brakes are probably the best rim brakes for a commuter (powerful, easy to run fenders, etc etc.)

u/donsqeadle · 1 pointr/gravelcycling

Or you can try these clamp on drop bars Origin8 Drop Ends https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013G6PB8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_MFH5CbJ121487

u/krowemax · 1 pointr/bicycletouring

I have a set of these: https://www.amazon.com/Origin8-33617-Drop-Ends/dp/B0013G6PB8 that I would like to get rid of.

u/jwink3101 · 1 pointr/bicycling

I wondered about this too when I had the same bike, but you have to realize that you will be using it a radically different purpose than the frame was intended. That isn't just fluff. The geometry is very different. As much as I liked to think so, the 7.2 is not really a flat-bar road bike. the geometry is much more upright.

Sure, you can use your corvette to haul a trailer, but that is really not what it was designed for. If you see what I mean.

Now, I personally think it would look like ass, but you can install something like these bar ends

u/appletart · 1 pointr/bicycletouring
u/justasack · 1 pointr/bicycling

Yeah, I had to do another google search because I was confused. Here they are on amazon:


u/SeattleHikeBike · 1 pointr/bicycling
u/lazy_beans · 1 pointr/bikewrench

I agree. If he wants to try drop bar geometry on the bike he could try these and adjust/replace the stem. Maybe cut the bars after placement. Wouldn't need to invest in shifters/brakes/brifters to try the fit. Definitely cheaper way to try the geometry change.

u/stewart12rb · 1 pointr/cycling

i have a hybrid and just recently added drop bars. it cost a little over $30 and you can find all the materials off of amazon.
link for the dropbars
grip tape

u/stjep · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness
u/ksafrost · 1 pointr/overcominggravity

I wouldn't say that my doorways are that solid. If I were to try a pull up with the upper ledge of the doorway, it would creak and you could see it bend slightly... I just don't know what to do in that situation.

This kind of pull-up bar would not work

Been looking into these kinds of bars

Ceiling and Wall mounted pull up bars are even more expensive, and I know I cannot progress to where I want without a pull up bar.

Edit: Forgot to mention I live in a very rural town, more specifically my house is pretty much in a secluded woodsy area, and there are no playgrounds near.

I could try to use a tree for the rings, but I still would not have a pull-up bar.

u/rhondevu · 1 pointr/confession

OP, I want you to follow this routine:


It's all body weight fitness and you don't need any weights. What you'll need is fitness rings and a pull-up bar you can hang in the door way. Those two items are inexpensive and I think both items are 25-30. That routine takes about 45-1hr and it starts off light. If you use your knees, I would suggest getting a gym mat or use pillows.

But very important all this means nothing if you do not have a good diet consisting of lots of protein. And it also helps to walk/jog 30min a day.

If you have any questions, PM me. Sorry, I'm at work spitballing what I know.

Last, checkout r/bodyweightfitness

Wacces Exercise Fitness Gymnastic Rings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FMZBK4S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_jAeAxbTRB8G1R. $20

Sunny Health & Fitness Door Way Chin Up https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0016BNDXI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_zBeAxbQASAYPB $12

u/patrick_okc · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

As /u/Beazer says, if you have rings and place to hang them, you're good. If you need a place to hang them, something like the setup in this video would get you a long way.
Here is the bar.
And here are some wooden rings. Have fun!

u/SkippingLeaf · 1 pointr/Fitness

This compression-mounted baby spans over 3 ft. With a sturdy metal frame I am able to chin with 195 lbs.


u/Flavikov · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Well, personally strength training is a big thing for me when I work out, and being able to get a pullups, is just as exciting as getting 10 pullups.

This, is cheap, and can be used to train your biceps and triceps. Plus, you can use the bar for sit-ups as well.

u/ferrar1 · 1 pointr/P90X

I use the pull up bar which does hang from the door frame, however you can buy pull up bars which fit in between the door frame, hence aren't hanging from the top part, I personally haven't used these kinds before, but might be worth a try to get you started.
Or you can invest in some sort of power tower, however these may take up space you don't have.
But if you are fairly unfit/don't have much of a back, then resistant bands could work to get you started, these can just be jammed into a closed door.

u/smithysmitherson · 1 pointr/P90X

I had the same issue and I ended up getting this. It fits pretty much any door and easily supported my weight (230). It's also quite cheap :)

u/sirdudethefirst · 1 pointr/DIY

It's not very likely that your closet molding will hold the weight of a TV plus whatever you're planning on mounting the TV on.

What I would do is get 2 of these [exercise bars] (http://www.amazon.com/Sunny-Health-Fitness-Door-Chin/dp/B0016BNDXI) (or similar) and make a mount for your TV to hang on both of them. Depending on how deep your door frame is you can even tilt it down a few degrees. The concept is based on this sort of mount.

The bars are going to be placed across the door frame, one higher than the other to allow for the TV mount to be hang on them.

If you're experienced enough to build your own mount for the TV, go for it (it can be a bit tricky especially if you want to tilt, rotate and reposition the TV), or you can get something cheap like the link above and use only the part for the TV and store the part that is bolted to the wall for when you can drill holes to the wall.

You can also use this sort of mount to mount it on the exercise bars.


Edit: more clarification.

u/yoodenvranx · 1 pointr/Fitness

A friend of mine bought it years ago and I then bought it from him. I don't know the manufacturer but it looks very similar to this:


I think those will only work on a wooden door frame because of the screws.

As OriginalSyn said: install it in the door you use most often and then do some pull ups every second or third time you use this door.

u/socceric17 · 1 pointr/Fitness

You should get a pull up bar! I just max out 1-2 times per day and play soccer 1/week and I look like this.

u/throwaway76-8 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Continuing with more specifics:

> And this is a post asking for help, which I have a habit of not doing.

Mate, asking for help is awesome - it gives you a lot of input from other folks, some of which might be useful. Btw, you're way ahead of me in that regard (I'd use that as a source of pride).

> I don’t really know where to start (other than looking at the sidebar) but I’m desperate and definitely in need of motivation and advice.

Looking at the sidebar is a good first step. But if you're prone to getting overwhelmed and stuck in analysis paralysis (I know I am), a good fallback strategy is to dump all your impediments and ask for advice. The community can help with organizing them and figuring out how to work around them.


  • making things easier: are you OK with the journey being long (but showing consistent and measurable progress)? That makes most strategies much easier. If not, list why not, and we can see if there are ways to gradually change your way of thinking on the matter.
  • When reading your post, it looks like the goal of getting fit is overwhelming. You list several impediments, concerns and areas where you feel you lack knowledge. If we can address those, the goal can become more manageable (you'll know more about it), and then a strategy can be created to start tackling it.

    >I’m tired of telling myself I’ll start tomorrow

    Can you start right now? Let's say with losing fat. What do you think you can do right now (within the next 30 minutes):

  • create a MyFitnessPal account
  • get/order a kitchen scale. Digital's great, but the cheapest shittiest analog one is still better than nothing.
    • not enough money right now? See when you'll have saved enough. Set an alarm to order it then. If you don't mind waiting 2-4 weeks for delivery, grab one for 10-15 bucks from dx.com (e.g. this one)
    • don't know where to buy one? I used dx.com cause I'm a finicky cheap bastard, but the local *-Mart should have 1g-resolution ones for 10-20 bucks
  • track the next meal you eat
  • calculate your TDEE, so you know what's a safe daily calorie target (general consensus: 500 kcal deficit)
  • take front and side pictures of yourself, so you can see how much you've progressed in the future

    If you can do at least the first, that's awesome - you've made progress. Trivial, but progress is progress. Next time you'll have one less impediment on your journey to getting fit. On the other hand, whenever you want more, you can continue with the meta-task of generating and tuning your strategy:

  • optional: add the calorie/weight data in a spreadsheet (e.g. Google, or beeminder), if MFP doesn't show you fancy graphs to motivate you
  • if you choose bodyweight fitness for exercise somewhere along the way, buy a pull-up bar or figure out what you could use for pull-ups. I use something similar to this $14 one. Bam! You've got all your exercise equipment ready.

    > I’m tired of feeling weak and waking up aching and depressed. Tired of binges, of fried food, of everything. I honestly feel like I’ve been wasting my life by not being physically well enough to enjoy the time I’ve been given so far and I want to change that. I’m at the point where something needs to change because there’s no point in me living like this anymore. I can’t fake anything anymore. My personality doesn’t match my body. I hate everything.

    Shit sucks, mate. But you can do it. If you've been sabotaging yourself, you can try with smaller and smaller goals, until you start making progress. You can gradually train your ability to put in more and more consistent effort into your goals (and start going for slightly larger goals), and you can get on your way to getting fit. The fact that you're making progress can be a source of motivation, and you can start feeling less unhappy. Then that stuff starts feeding on itself, like the downward spiral of depression, but in reverse.

    > I’m not sure where I’m going with this post other than ‘help.’ I’m looking for a friend or someone I can just talk to to help me get on track or at least help me start to figure out what to do.

    Right here for ya, pal.

    > I don’t know what a dead lift is.

    Starting Strength (the book) gives a lot of technical detail on the big compound exercises - squat, bench, deadlift, etc. Since StrongLifts was based on SS, let's see if they have something... Yup, the guy has full videos showing the big exercises, including the deadlift at 20:56 (the guy should've provided timestamps in the vid description, but whatevs). Related: the 'how to get started' section there seems very clear.

    > I don’t know what exercises are good for my body, as a beginner.

    The few exercises in SS/SL as far as I'm aware, but I'm a clueless guy and I'm just beginning the beginner routine in /r/bodyweightfitness. But let's see what the sidebar says:

  • beginners should go full-body for a while
  • examples of routines are shown in the linked resistance training section. These include SS, SL, a few other ones I have heard about, the BWF ones, and so on.

    My suggestion? If you've got access to barbells, go for SS/SL. SL looks nice, since it's got videos, a spreadsheets, free apps that tell you exactly what to do, etc. If you're like me and prone to postponing at the slightest chance of inconvenience, go for the BWF one. It's got fewer extras, but still got videos and form explanations, and doesn't require me to go to a gym.

    > I don’t know what cheap and healthy foods I should be eating.

    It seems like your priorities would be:

  • avoid malnutrition
  • lose fat
  • do not lose too much muscle


  • Avoiding malnutrition: get your RDA for macro and micronutrients. Too much research required? You betcha. Eat the usual crap you ate, but throw in a multivitamin just in case. Just the generic supermarket stuff.
  • Losing fat? Track calories, eat less than your TDEE.
  • Not losing muscle: eat enough protein. 0.82 g / lb of body weight is more than sufficient. Check out IIFYM as a nice continuation.

    But back to your original concerns:

  • cheap: when going on a caloric deficit, you have at least two goals:
    • get your daily calories cheap enough. Carbs (pasta, potatoes, etc) are the cheapest. But you also need your protein, in which case chicken and eggs are probably your best bet. I eat the deli slices shit, because I lack the willpower to invest time in cooking, but will be graduating to cooking skinless boneless breasts later.
    • get enough volume to not feel too hungry. Vegetables do a good job here, see what's a cheap filler - cucumbers, lettuce, carrots in my case. Fruit is great too, but watch out for the carbs/calories there.
  • healthy: lots of broscience and back-and-forth bullshit here. E.g. examine.com is a great source maintained by /u/silverhydra My current guidelines:
    • avoid trans fats. (Partially) hydrogenated vegetable oil; palm fat is also similar in effect.
    • saturated fats ain't that bad, but maybe still kinda bad. But I eat plenty of them at the moment.
    • dietary cholesterol largely has no influence on blood cholesterol. Which allows me to consume huge quantities of eggs (which are an excellent and cheap protein source)
    • nut fats are generally healthier (monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, etc). Peanuts also happen to be cheap and high in protein, so they're a good cheap healthy snack to use to reach your daily calorie goals.
    • carbs - higher glycemic index ones are better (i.e. the ones that take longer to be digested). In practical terms, complex carbs and carbs in food with more fiber. Brown rice instead of white, brown bread instead of white, you get the picture. Whole fruit instead of juice and so on.
    • fiber. Keeps your digestive systems running better. 14 grams per 1000 kcal. Low on my priority list, but brown bread (and flax seeds) are a good source.

      But in general, just make the first step, and don't go into analysis paralysis. If you start getting weird symptoms, consult with a doctor.

      Still, the FAQ diet section describes a very good mindset for dieting, and dispels quite a few myths.

      To be cont'd.
u/Freedom_Fighter_0798 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I bought this one:

Sunny Health & Fitness Door Way Chin Up

Unfortunately it only fits up to 35 inches. It doesn't use any screws and so far it's been great for me. I was thinking maybe you could place something between the doorframe and the bar but I don't know if that would work. Hope you find something.

u/tootlintinker · 1 pointr/GripTraining

I would say the best pull up bar to use would be the one that extends and wedges itself between each side of the door frame like this. The one you're talking about would probably be fine because it spreads your weight across the architrave.

PS I'm glad to hear I've enlightened someone!

u/rolepolee · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I've used this for tons of body weight exercises because the only door frame in my place did not have space for the Iron Gym with all its extra stuff going on. It worked really well and has solid reviews. Take this with a grain of salt because I'm only 125 but I didn't use the brackets nor screws. Here

u/kerbuffel · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

You'll probably want to look at bars that can be mounted to the actual doorway. I have this one. I've only used the friction setup, and I haven't done any lever work, but it comes with mounting brackets you can install into the doorway with screws to make sure it doesn't move at all.

u/awasteoftime · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I bought this and like it a lot. According to this review you can install it simply without having to do anything permanent to your door frame. I have the Iron Gym bar and it just doesn't fit my frame correctly.

u/Noob_Korean · 1 pointr/climbing

I only have length adjustable pull up bar

Can I still able to set up a hang board?

PS I can't drill holes in my apartment wall or adjust any building structure (this includes setting up a plywood support)

PPS, I can't get door frame pull up bar, because the door frames in my apartment is weird and there is no place to hang the pull up bar

u/Khoa-leanh · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

You can work out without any equipment, like all bros here already said. But if you can, buy one of this pull up bar
It will save you alot of headache and a lot of time to set things up for pull up, row, etc.

u/SkinyFatBoi · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

You can't even get a bar to hang on your door like this one or this one

u/velodev · 1 pointr/DIY

I don't see your pic, but have you considered one of these?
I bought one for 14$ back in 1999 and it still works great, used it in several different apartments and homes. 4 wood screws go into the door casing, 2 per side, and it's enough for my 200lbs to bang out 10 chinups at a time.

u/staringispolite · 1 pointr/Fitness

tl;dr: Here's a dumb one. Given the equipment I have at home (below), what are the best exercises to work in some total-body / complex lifts to my weekly schedule?

  • 2x Selectech dumbells (up to 55lb each)
  • Misc resistance ropes
  • Parallette bars (small parallel bars ~1ft off the ground)
  • Std size exercise ball
  • Destabilized pushup bar (it sits on a ball, so it requires stabilization)

    Details: I quit the gym a couple years ago in favor of martial arts and bodyweight exercises. I'm happy with this in general, but I want to maximize gains/growth with exercises LIKE squats, deadlifts, OHP, etc. How can I safely/effectively do this at home. (For instance, do squats have a dumbbell equivalent?)

    Ideally looking to add two 30min sessions per week. My other routines would still be the majority of my workout schedule.
u/pelvicmomentum · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals
u/Exiled_In_LA · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I have used 2 different kinds of adjustable dumbbells. At home I have a York set - the smallest version of these:

Super simple, it just takes a minute to put the plates on and off. I really like them, they're pretty basic but they get the job done.

For a while I shared a tiny weight room with some workmates and they got a super swoopy high-tech set, I think they were these Bowflex ones:

Much easier to use, but after a few weeks they were constantly broken! Much more expensive too.

One down side of adjustables is you can't do supersets that require different weights, so you have to plan your workout accordingly.

Good luck, I hope this helps!

u/The_Comma_Splicer · 1 pointr/nsfw

Bowflex Selecttech 552. I've got the 1090 that goes up to 90 lbs and would definitely recommend them.

u/_fat_guy_ · 1 pointr/Fitness

Long story short.

I got a treadmill.

A bench

pair of dumbells

all brand new.

I was gonna sell all of this. But I just got out of school from the summer, and now with work all day I feel like I could get into fitness. I'm 200lbs 6' so not terribly overweight, but I don't really know what I'm doing. I don't know any workouts besides picking up a dumbell, but I don't want to be that guy that does 1 workout, has massive biceps, and is tiny everywhere else all around.

I guess what I'm asking is... what kind of workouts should I do so that I'm all-around fit. I'd like some muscle, but nothing crazy.

Also, if anyone can recommend what kind of weights/bar to get for my bench let me know as well. Thanks

u/cjbest · 1 pointr/running

Yeah, we definitely haven't let it gather dust. I did have to scrape off some built up rubber from the rear roller last year, as I recall. We just give it a vacuum inside the front housing, oil it up once in a while and that's about it. I think we got it on deep discount at the time - maybe $999? But if you count on ten years with it, that's a hell of a deal for a ready-when-you-are gym.

We also picked up the Nautilus dial-up weights at that time. I can't recommend them enough. We got a stand for them that fits into the corner of the room and our second, unused bedroom is now a full gym and gaming room. Treadmill, weights, room for yoga and crunches, etc, plus an Xbox. It's heaven compared to a gross, expensive gym.


u/recurrence · 1 pointr/vancouver

Loads of people swear by this http://www.amazon.com/Bowflex-SelectTech-Adjustable-Dumbbells-Pair/dp/B001ARYU58/

Cuts the cost down dramatically and there are even better prices online. :)


u/FatBaldWhiteMan · 1 pointr/steroids

I'd rather have a complete set from 5 - 50 lbs, but those are really expensive, 90% would not be used most of the time, and they take up quite a lot of space. At first I got a pair of those shitty ones with a a screw on the end. They do what they are supposed to do, but if you have to change the weight between sets / workouts, it gets tedious quickly. Then I got me some of those beauties (different brand though), used. They are a lot better with changing your working weight in between sets. Look for them on craigs list or ebay, used are good, no need to buy new.

If you use them daily, (or at least regularly), they are worth their money. Just watch a bit after them, and they will last you a lifetime.

u/Pancakes_Plz · 1 pointr/BustyPetite

nah they're adjustable, ya can keep adding more weights on to like.. 50lbs or so. Took a sec but I found the ones she's using.


u/edu723 · 1 pointr/Destiny

These are great dumbbell sets, good price for the pair if you cant get them used: Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)

What do you plan to do for your workout routines?

u/Semiao91 · 1 pointr/Destiny

I have a small gym at my house that i use for working out in the holidays when im bk home so ill share with you my personal experience and lay down some advise.

1 - Make sure u either buy good quality metal weights or go for rubber protected ones. Reason beeing if u invest in sht quality metal weights they will start degrading super fast and will stain ur shirts and floor.

2 - You will want to always do that last bench press repetition, so get a self spoting bench since u dont wana rely all the time on Erisan or someone else to help u. I prefer the type of power rack that has the bar fixed to the cage, the ones that only let you move the bar in a vertical axis wich makes ur movement for either squats, sholders, arms and chest super clean. The same cage contains 2 security pistons that you can set for self spoting. Not neceraly this model or price but jsut to give you an ideia of wat im talking http://www.amazon.com/Marcy-Diamond-System-Linear-Bearings/dp/B001D78PCE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1453428177&sr=8-3&keywords=gym+cage

3 - You can try these weights wich will save you some space and time, i have worked with them before and personly they fell a bit wierd in the begining but once you get used to them your set.http://www.amazon.com/Bowflex-SelectTech-Adjustable-Dumbbells-Pair/dp/B001ARYU58/ref=pd_sim_200_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=51nnMxox1bL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0H7KD5QGQ6XDAG37ANR2

u/browneyedgirl79 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  • Hi! I first want to thank you for this contest, which is amazing! Good luck to all who have entered here. Also, that potato is crazy creepy. ❤

  • UNREALISTICALLY I'd love to have either these for my husband or this for me. Those are both on my Only In Our Dreams list. Because who REALLY wants awesome dumbbells and a FitBit scale?!?

  • KINDA REALISTICALLY are these for me because who really needs that many Sharpies? I LOVE Sharpies. I WANT ALL THE SHARPIES, pleaseandthankyou. They are on my 'Coloring is Calming' list.

    I never talk about what I want, so this is huge for me, haha. 💕💕
u/GrassStained · 1 pointr/FemdomCommunity
u/mwilkens · 1 pointr/homegym
u/Flipinoy · 1 pointr/Philippines

I'm a 5'10" guy trying to get in shape and lose around 15-20 lbs at the moment. I've taken up running the past few months and was able to lose about 10 lbs already. A couple of weeks ago, I bought a pair of adjustable dumbbells thinking that weight training will better help me reach my goals. Another reason why I bought these is so I can workout at home (wife's pregnant and don't want to really spend a lot of time away from home). This is all the equipment I have though.

My questions: How far do you think will these dumbbells get me? I mean, do you think my gains will be limited with just these? Or do you think they're probably good enough with the right set of exercises. What other home exercise equipments would you suggest (something that doesn't occupy a lot of space)?

u/mantis-_-tobogan · 1 pointr/homegym

We have the rep fitness equipment pckg and upgraded to the adjustable bench and added dip handles. Really great quality and def recommend.

We have 2 other random bars and weights for lighter lifting that my dad gave us. Not sure they're a necessity, but they're nice to have.

For dumbbells, we have adjustable to 50 lb bowflex and a smattering of smaller weights mostly for drop sets. (Adjustable weights during a drop set is a bitch unless you have 2 sets, idk.) The misc dumbbells were almost all garage sale finds and for their purpose I'm glad I didn't buy new.

Bowflex has adjustables that go up higher (to 70lb), and in less than a year of lifting my husband thinks he needs the upgrade. Either way we need 2 sets since we overlap during our workouts, but...$500 makes me queasy.

Overall, I like the bowflex compared to some of the other adjustable weights, but they are also weird and clunky. I'm short, w t-Rex arms though, so...

u/DynoMenace · 1 pointr/homegym

I just ordered a set of the Bowflex version. You can get regular weights cheaper, sure, but I wanted something that saved space and required a little less hassle to adjust.


Looks like the sale is still active at the time of this writing.

u/meggielifts · 1 pointr/xxfitness

These go up to 52.5 and adjust in 2.5 increments. They are priced between the Sport 24 and Sport 50. Seems like a good compromise for you. (amazon, free shipping) Not an Affiliate Link

u/t3hbl4d3s · 1 pointr/canadaguns



There are a bunch of different versions if you just search for Ka Bar, black, serrated, etc. The black sheath I also got from Amazon, figure I'll attach it to my hunting bag or something, I prefer the leather one for wearing.

u/mynameishere · 1 pointr/jobs
u/Bananno76 · 1 pointr/knives

My father was in the marines in the 70s and came home when I was somewhere between 1 or 2. April 22 was his birthday and I always have a hard time finding a present for the old bastard. I stumbled across this on amazon one night trying to get ideas. http://www.amazon.com/KA-BAR-Marine-Corps-Fighting-Straight/dp/B001H53Q6M/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1462620162&sr=1-1&keywords=ka+bar I have never seen his eyes light up like they did that day. He looked like a little kid on christmas. Apparently before he went in one of my grandfathers friends gave him his kbar that he used in ww2 island hopping in the pacific and he had etched the places he had been in the blade. Some scumbag stole that knife from him just before he was to leave to come home. Definitely one of the best reactions I have ever gotten from anyone I have bought a present for.

u/Capolan · 1 pointr/pics

amazon has em for 44 i think...

oops - 52 - my bad. I know you can get em for 46 out there if you look..


u/AlGeee · 1 pointr/knifeclub

That's a very broad question…

Any other info would help.

Do you want folding? Fixed blade?

An idea of your price range would also help us make suggestions.

Without any other information, the classic fighting knife is:

KA-BAR Full Size US Marine Corps Fighting Knife, Straight

Another option (I personally recommend)

Glock KB17281 81 Field Knife

u/SchmidtytheKid · 1 pointr/knives
u/KingOfAllWomen · 1 pointr/BanPitBulls
u/EvilDoesIt · 1 pointr/knives

Amazon link here. The reviews speak for themselves.

u/nextus_music · 1 pointr/knives

they are mostly the most expensive part of the knife. and no I have never really heard of replaceable blades.if you are looking for a similar knife that will last you a life time and will go up against all you give it, see the [ka-bar] (http://www.amazon.com/KA-BAR-Marine-Corps-Fighting-Straight/dp/B001H53Q6M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373867953&sr=8-1&keywords=ka+bar). its only $50 and you will have it the rest of your life if you take care of it (oil it and sharpen it on a regular basis)

u/uriman · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

That knife is probably for decorative purposes only and would break chopping a steak. Real fighting knives are made by KA-BAR

u/Levelbeveled · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Do you have to pay import taxes or anything? I can go grab you a new KaBar at the damn knife store here and ship it to you. I'm happy to help any way I can.

Edit: Amazon has them new for $65.09 with free shipping (to me) with Prime. I can then ship it to you. Should come in under your budget. Let me know if you're interested.

KA-BAR Full Size US Marine Corps Fighting Knife, Straight https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001H53Q6M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_12lUAbHERFVKJ

u/TwoHunnid · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife
u/Graadash · 1 pointr/politics

Oh yeah? this is a cooking utensil? KA-BAR shouldn't be held liable if somebody buys this off of Amazon, without a background check no less, and kills somebody but Colt should be held liable when somebody buys an AR-15 and kills someone?

u/xasper8 · 1 pointr/Survival

I'm glad to share my experiences.

Oh one last thing. I pretty confident that KA-BAR is the real deal and not fake.

I started looking at the "bad" reviews a little closer. Look at this:

Scrolll to the second "bad" review of that KA-BAR, by "Brandon" - his complaint is that the knife was not sharp...His friend experienced the same thing and they called KA-BAR and got a new knife.

If it was a fake, I don't think KA-BAR would send back a new knife.

Or if it was fake and KA-BAR still replaced knife just because they are awesome...

Either way you win.

By the way, I have had no problems with the sharpness of my knife.

u/techchop · 1 pointr/Survival

It's hard to beat a KA-BAR. Trusted by Marines since 1942!

u/Handeatingcat · 1 pointr/knives

The standard Full-size straight edged. Don't want it to cut paper it's just quite dull out of the box.

u/desktop_monster · 1 pointr/Frugal_Jerk
u/TimeToRock · 1 pointr/Frugal_Jerk

I got curious what the listing looked like before, and I found this snapshot. I couldn't find the exact price that gives $58000 savings, but this is an even better deal from 2014, when you could save $66124.91!

u/I_teach_logic · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


This watch has pretty entertaining reviews!

u/forg0t · 1 pointr/WatchURaffle

I don't think you'll find better reviews than these

But it has to be youtube video... so here is a review of the SBDX017

u/plalm · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I can't find the particular watch that costs like $240K, but this still has the same effect.

Zenith Men's 96.0529.4035/51.M Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Titanium Chronograph Watch

u/RoiClovis · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/Nabber86 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Need to add this watch to the ensemble (check out the reviews):


EDIT: Bad Link

u/ukp42 · 1 pointr/pics

Did she buy an expensive watch from Amazon?

ps your mum is awesome

u/Possummz · 1 pointr/InternetIsBeautiful

Here's a link to the reviews:


Some samples:

> I wasn't going to buy this watch, but then I noticed Amazon had it with $58,000 off! What a deal. With the money I saved I purchased a brand new BMW and still had money left over for a Disney vacation. How many watches save you money to buy a car and a vacation?

> Now whenever I see someone with money troubles I tell them to buy this watch and save $58,000. I am considering buying 10 of these watches so I can save $580,000 and buy a house on cash. Retirement saving is also no longer a concern for me, as I plan to buy one every year and live off the $58,000 I save.


> I had decided on this watch, but then I noticed the shipping charge. Outrageous! I'm shelling out close to 100k, and they want me to take care of the shipping too. Forget it!

u/optipessfan · 1 pointr/funny
u/ForgedTruths · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/RailsIsAGhetto · 1 pointr/Fitness

Can't guarantee it will fit through every approx. 1" hole since they can vary but I use this one and it fits everything I've ever tried: http://www.amazon.com/Harbinger-28900-Polypropylene-Weight-Belt/dp/B001P0S3XU/

u/SgtOScrotBags · 1 pointr/Fitness

You need to bulk. If you don't have access to to the gym do pullups/chinups, and dips to start. Eventually when you get better and stronger, start using weight.


Dip Belt for using weight:

You're too skinny right now.

u/kimchiMushrromBurger · 1 pointr/powerlifting

This is basically what I have.


A good multi purpose tool for a home gym. Dips, pullups, and belt squats.

Good luck!

u/Frosty_Jacks · 1 pointr/Fitness

I have this one and it works pretty well. Seems durable.

u/varcas · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

That's weird, the chains on the ones at my gym don't even tough your clothes, shouldn't hit your leg either if you have it high enough. They look just like these, what would the alternative to a chain be?

u/GreySceptic · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Personally, I'd like a(n):

  • FlipBelt

  • 1.25 lb plates

  • Dip Belt

  • Jump rope

  • Anatomy Textbook (or other fitness related textbooks, especially coffee-table type books)

    and, of course...

  • Giftcard: for athletic clothing (especially somewhere that sells women's weightlifting shoes, as that's what I actually need right now), massages, yoga classes, food...

u/AerusFlameweaver · 1 pointr/Fitness

Here's the one I use at my gym.

u/TommyWoodland · 1 pointr/kettlebell
u/Impudicity2001 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I think they're all pretty much equal, but this is the one I have

Harbinger Polypropylene Dip Belt with 30-Inch Steel Chain https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001P0S3XU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_h3q7ybCMD2YX6

u/NopeNopeNopeNopeYup · 1 pointr/gainit

I used to use a jump rope to tie through smaller weights. Bought a big boy chained belt when I moved up to a plate. big boy belt

u/jswoll · 1 pointr/xxfitness

My husband uses this one (we ordered it directly from Amazon) - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P0S3XU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 for dips mainly. I've used it for pull-ups before too, and it seemed to work just fine for me. It's also fairly inexpensive compared to a lot of others, so that was the main reason behind the initial purchase. :)

u/mattgs618 · 1 pointr/Fitness

This is what I use, it's not too expensive, $27. I've put up to 135 lbs on it with no problems.

u/jkaos92 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Hi. Italian here!

  • Recently i bought Finish Line Extreme Fluoro for stabs after a long research, is the fastest that you can get and is not bad.

  • CandyKeys has SuperLube! Is also cheap for europe, i did a test, if you get 10 superlubes is 7 euro + 4 euro DHL shipping, 11 euro for Italy is pretty good imho

  • Also SwitchTop has SuperLube, shipping is something like 8$ to Italy but if you need something other from the shop, may be worth it, otherwise CandyKeys is better!

  • Krytox/Teflon formula from Pexon

    From what i saw, Krytox is usually better, not sure what is Pexon formula but the original Krytox is used to be better but is also pretty expensive, especially to Italy, I would say just go for that Finish Line on Amazon or SuperLube from CandyKeys and you will be fine :)

u/TrollerBlade · 1 pointr/keyboards

It is a good idea to apply some form of grease after removing and cleaning the key caps. I prefer a simple teflon grease, something like this.

u/kamspy · 1 pointr/knifeclub

You could use gun oil for that part. If you don't have anything like that around, use motor oil and see if it starts to cure your problem. If the motor oil works, order something like this https://www.amazon.com/Finish-Line-Extreme-Fluoro-Syringe/dp/B002L5UL92 and change it out when it arrives.

u/meh-guy · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I just found that this lube is cheaper than the super lube, and pretty widely used. As for the stabilizers, this stuff seems pretty good.

u/BookishCipher · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Permatex 22058 Dielectric Tune-Up Grease Tube was a suggestion I got from a YouTuber and it works really well so far. A bit expensive but you don't use a lot so lasts forever.

Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B000AL8VD2/?coliid=I1N71VWMGGSOXK&colid=J58MB1DVXYQQ&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AL8VD2?pf_rd_p=2d1ab404-3b11-4c97-b3db-48081e145e35&pf_rd_r=EVNQKENT60XP5CXEPJJ7


Also for plastic on plastic lube (the stems of the stabilizers, do not use inside of switches) this: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B002L5UL92/?coliid=I3VPHHQD2B8350&colid=J58MB1DVXYQQ&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

u/nachoaddict · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Is there anything to be careful of besides non-conductivity when looking for a grease? I saw this on a Ripster guide and I think I'm gonna order it: https://www.amazon.com/Finish-Line-Extreme-Fluoro-Syringe/dp/B002L5UL92/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466142797&sr=8-1&keywords=Extreme+Fluoro+Grease

u/davey94 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

would this lube be fine for lubing cherry stabs? or finish line?

u/ADCBot · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Would this work for lubing PCB mounted Cherry style stabs?

u/Convex11 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

(English isn't my first language so i'm sorry if there are some errors)
I just bough a poker 3 and the spacebar is squeaky as hell, so I was about to buy this, but I've read that it will crumble in a month or so and my only other option is this one, but I don't know if it can be used on stabilizers,so which one should i buy?

u/crj3012 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards
u/not_son_goku · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I use this stuff. Zero complaints. Not good for springs though.

u/ImNotM4Dbr0 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I use this on my bike, so I had it lying around. It also happens to be recommended for stabilizers too:


People also recommend Dielectric Grease, I haven't tried it personally but it's also a good option.

u/ripster55 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

At Amazon for $10.76.


You don't HAVE to go to Japan to get exotic keyboard lubes. Buy American.

Frankly Permatex silicone or just about any brand silicone grease or Lithium White grease is fine FOR STABILIZERS, not switches.

u/rockydbull · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

> Are there any other PCBs that have hotswappable sockets? (That isn't the GK64 because I don't like the non-standard stagger, ortho is fine but a completely new stagger that isn't used on any other keyboard.

Bare pcbs? I know lfkeyboards has a few now. Pricey but unique.

> Can I buy any 60% keyboard case for the XD75RE? I want to see if I can get a wooden case. The reason why I am asking this is because on the product page it says that it's possible to use any GH60 case with the pcb in using their shim conditions and I don't know what that means.

Technically it has the mount points but getting it in there is a clusterfuck that results in either a wobbly board or having to shim and cut switches. IMO its way too much work and you are much better off going with a case designed for the board.

> I want to have the layout that has the longer spacebar keys but this is the only plate that I found: https://kprepublic.com/collections/xd75re/products/stainless-steel-plate-for-xd75re-60-custom-keyboard-mechanical-keyboard-plate-support-xd75re and I'm pretty sure that this is only for the only 1u layout. Is there another plate available that I haven't found yet?

What do you mean longer spacebar? Like 6.25? Not going to happen with this grid layout. Some people use point of sale style keycaps as spacebars which is one 2u or 3u keycap that occupies multiple switches. It obviously makes it harder to press because you have resistance of multiple switches.

> Will this keycap set be fine for the XD75RE? https://novelkeys.xyz/products/blue-grey-xda-keycap-set If not, can you recommend a different keycap set for it?

If you are ok with legends not matching for modifiers its ok. Otherwise seek out ortho specific sets and build on them with something like a numpad or blanks.

> What kind of cable does the XD75RE need? It doesn't specify it on the product page.

mini usb

> Do I need stabilizers if I find a plate for the longer spacebar layout? If so will a standard cherry stabilizer kit cover it? And is this lube fine for stabilizers? (I will probably buy it anyways for future builds) https://www.amazon.com/Finish-Line-Extreme-Fluoro-Syringe/dp/B002L5UL92

XD75re doesnt use stabilizers.

> Is there anything I'm missing? I already know I need a case, plate, pcb, stabilizers (if necessary), lube for stabilizers, switches (I already have a bunch of loose switches), keycaps, and a cable? Sorry if this was really long, this is my first time buying custom parts and I don't want to mess it up.

Make sure the switches are all new and have never been previously soldered because that can harm the sockets.

u/KrispyMeyMeys · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

So I'm thinking of building my own keyboard, although it won't really be the whole building experience because I won't be soldering. I want to get an XD75RE because it uses a hotswappable pcb and an ortholinear layout (which I really want to try out). I have a few questions:

Are there any other PCBs that have hotswappable sockets? (That isn't the GK64 because I don't like the non-standard stagger, ortho is fine but a completely new stagger that isn't used on any other keyboard.

Can I buy any 60% keyboard case for the XD75RE? I want to see if I can get a wooden case. The reason why I am asking this is because on the product page it says that it's possible to use any GH60 case with the pcb in using their shim conditions and I don't know what that means.

I want to have the layout that has the longer spacebar keys but this is the only plate that I found: https://kprepublic.com/collections/xd75re/products/stainless-steel-plate-for-xd75re-60-custom-keyboard-mechanical-keyboard-plate-support-xd75re and I'm pretty sure that this is only for the only 1u layout. Is there another plate available that I haven't found yet?

Will this keycap set be fine for the XD75RE? https://novelkeys.xyz/products/blue-grey-xda-keycap-set If not, can you recommend a different keycap set for it?

What kind of cable does the XD75RE need? It doesn't specify it on the product page.

Do I need stabilizers if I find a plate for the longer spacebar layout? If so will a standard cherry stabilizer kit cover it? And is this lube fine for stabilizers? (I will probably buy it anyways for future builds) https://www.amazon.com/Finish-Line-Extreme-Fluoro-Syringe/dp/B002L5UL92

Is there anything I'm missing? I already know I need a case, plate, pcb, stabilizers (if necessary), lube for stabilizers, switches (I already have a bunch of loose switches), keycaps, and a cable? Sorry if this was really long, this is my first time buying custom parts and I don't want to mess it up.

u/NolaSwag · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Thanks for the response; I guess have no choice but to lube them since the man himself suggests to do so! I currently have this lube would it work as the thick lube?

u/SnagLeopard · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I'm a bit newer to lubing mechanical switches and I reeeeaaallyyy just cant find any good info when it comes to what lube to use for mechanical switches. I plan on lubing both my stabilizers and switches, though I wanna know if the lube I'm planning on using for my stabilizers will work well for my switches aswell.

The lube in question

If this won't work well or will destroy my switches, which lube is recommendable for them?

u/jroddie4 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Lube makes the board quieter bar none. I used WASD keyboards lube the first time around, but I'm not too happy with it, so I'm going to use another lube next with the board, (this)[https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002L5UL92/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1] one, once I get all the way fed up with the performance on the WASD lube. I have hope for it yet. But either way lubed and ringed is the way to go for a topre board, the thocks are the most satisfying thing ever.

u/aznofchaos · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I'm not too savvy on the lube types. The one that I have is this one. I read the reviews and quite a few mention lubing KBs or lubing ABS plastic, etc.

Here's an image from geekhack in an old thread showing where to put the lube. The amount of lube you apply to each slider is very minimal, think like an apple seed, I usually just place it on the bottom corner and let the slider lube itself in use.

u/Andy-Metal · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

OK lubed all the stabilizers. It's not a instant fix and it's slowly getting better as I type and work the lube around. Probably have about a hour of typing on it since the lube job. Flipped the Enter key back to its proper orientation and so far no squeak or stiffness and the rattling has diminished to almost non existent on all the long keys. The spacebar still has a little but not when hitting it in my natural typing location. Overall I'm pleased with the results. And here is what I used A lot bigger than I anticipated. I'll have enough to lube keyboards for the rest of my life since I only used a pencil tip size dot on each corner of the stab.

u/Antmax · 1 pointr/Guitar

I use this PTFE teflon lubricant. It's one of the slipperiest substances on earth, Dupont usually costs 2 - 3 x as much as this stuff I use


It comes in a handy syringe which makes it really easy to use small quantities. And youi get a lifetime supply.

I usually end up getting a TusqXL nut which is made from a teflon impregnated plastic. But I use this stuff otherwise.

u/shawmuttv2 · 1 pointr/cubscouts

This is great. I'm also on the search. I've heard terrible things about the BSA branded knives, so I'm looking elsewhere. I also know there's a 100% chance this knife will eventually get lost, so I'm looking for cheap (no $150 Benchmade yet!). I've found plenty of ideas from /r/knives, I've been going back and forth with these two:

u/RS14-2 · 1 pointr/Cooking

I've got a few knives, but the interesting ones are an Opinel No 8 and a Mora No 2. They're not traditional, but they work fine as paring knives and are easy to keep very sharp.

u/mpypmyropys · 1 pointr/knives

IMO, Opinel or Svord Peasant Mini. Opinel. Simple carbon steel pocket knife with a solid lock, really useful blade profile & edge geometry, and heaps of class. Can't praise these little things enough. My one complaint is that they're not one-hand-opening. Svord Peasant Knife Mini. Again, about as simple as you can get in a folder, with a carbon steel blade, and no real locking mechanism to speak of; when you hold the knife, your hand wraps around the tang and keeps the blade from closing on your fingers. Very useful for outdoorsy kinda stuff, as in a pinch, you can thwack the spine of the blade with a big bit of wood to split kindling and whatnot, without worrying about a lock failure. The tang also means you can use your thumb to open it one handed. Only problem with the Svord is that the fit and finish is pretty shoddy. The grind can be kinda wonky, but as a practical odd-job knife, it's not the end of the world.

u/soykommander · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

um key are key kinda stuck with em, but i got a phone/wallet protector i cant live without:


um and a cheap pocket knife:


u/designtofly · 1 pointr/Wet_Shavers

Yea, looking at the individual retail prices for all the components:

Opinel Knife $12.95

Kaweco Pen $25.19

Godwin Bottle Opener $38

Poppin Notebook $9

That comes to a retail value of $85.14. I guess that's not so bad. However, while the bottle opener is cool, there's no way I would pay $38 for it. Without that bottle opener, the package is $47.14 at retail prices.

u/notnotTheBatman · 1 pointr/EDC

There are plenty of "cheap" knives that function wonderfully. For instance there is the Mercator K55K, any Opniel, Case SOD Buster, Cold Steel Tuff Lite, Camillus Trench and many more I cant think of right now. There's no danger in a "cheap" knife if its well made.

u/mattschinesefood · 1 pointr/nyc

Huh. I didn't really know. I don't live in NYC, but spend about 5-6 weeks a year there on average.

I'm usually carrying an Opinel. Definitely can't open one handed - sometimes I can barely open it with two hands and have to use my teeth.

u/PapaUrsidae · 1 pointr/knives

Don't forget the Ontario RAT 2

There's also the Opinel Carbon series of knives which I hear nothing but great things about (and am actually about to buy myself an Opinel No 6 soon).

u/Heavy_Turd · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Opinel 8 carbon blade is only $13.79 on Amazon right now.

u/gonzolahst · 1 pointr/pics
u/SB62 · 1 pointr/videos

It's a knife brand from France


That's an example of one of their knives.

Some company history


u/Lazerr · 1 pointr/knives

How small of a knife would you be willing to purchase?
Any of the Spyderco Bug series would be a good choice. Priced right and come in different sizes.




All three deal

For opening boxes (cutting tape) any of those will suffice. If your cutting cardboard, then mostly the Grasshopper will do (although not efficiently)

Also an Opinel looks classy while still being functional. All different sizes to choose from too.

u/IDontWantToArgueOK · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Opinel makes a very nice, high quality folding knife that is non-threatening in appearance and about $10. They've been making them for well over a century and your gramps probably uses one to cut an apple while leaning on a fence under the shade of a large tree.

It's a carbon blade, so wipe it down after using it, and occasionally rub it down with oil (I use coconut oil). They make stainless steel variants that won't rust and don't need to be oiled, but the carbon is higher quality steel.

u/breezy727 · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

Hi! Happy to respond!

Well the high cost is a bummer - I'm not sure about water purity in NZ but what is the cost of tablets? Usually they last forever and you only need one for a liter or so of water.

First-aid kit - you don't really need to buy a premade kit. You're going to want some first aid items in case of emergency: bandaids (do you guys call them plasters?), antibiotic ointment, anti-itch cream or bug sting relief capsules (if needed, I don't know NZ insects), some painkillers (aspirin, Tylenol, whatever), some benadryl (anti-allergy relief) at the least are things you should include in your kit. Those are the minimum items you should bring and you probably own most of them already. You don't need to bring a whole box or bottle of each, just a handful will be fine. If you were to add anything else to that I would bring some gauze tape for larger cuts or wrapping joints as well as some moleskin to help with any blisters you might get. Put all those items into a plastic zip-loc bag (waterproof!) and that's your budget first aid kit with everything you'll possibly need. And you should already know how to use all those items.

Rope - I'm a big believer in the many uses of rope. You can hang your food to keep animals from getting it. You can tie your tent or tarp down in bad weather. You can cut some off and tie your camp shoes (see camp shoes below) to your backpack if necessary. You don't need a lot of rope but for the cost and weight it's can be nice to have. I honestly use the cheap rope people buy to use on clotheslines. But this isn't necessarily a must-have, especially if you don't need to tie anything down. This reminds me that it's good practice to bring some duct tape (not a whole roll) in case you get a rip in your tent or something.

Torch - I personally like a headlamp best. The one I have is lightweight and cost about $25, it is bright and it has a flashing option. I like the headlamp because it keeps my hands free to do other things. I don't usually hike at night but it is easier for me to pee if I have both hands and don't have to hold a torch. But really any torch will do - the key is finding one that is bright (casts a wide beam so you can see around you), durable (in case you drop it), long-lasting (doesn't eat through batteries quickly), and lightweight (priority in that order). You'll mostly want it around camp at night - cooking, getting up to pee, pointing it in the direction of a scary sound. It doesn't need to be expensive or very nice.

Multi-tool - Your mileage may vary on multitools. A lot of hikers are rabid about them but I just carry a small knife. I carried a multitool a few times but the only feature I used on it was the knife. If I'm in the woods I have no need for a screwdriver or a pair of pliers or a can opener - that's just extra weight. Is there any feature of a multi-tool you think that you'll be using besides the knife? Think about that before committing to a possibly expensive and heavy multitool. You might be better off with just a small knife. Check your local laws regarding knife sizes though.

Camp shoes - I didn't remember it before but in case you hadn't thought of these, grab some lightweight shoes you can wear around camp at night. Your feet will be happy to be aired out of the boots for awhile and it'll be easier to put on in the middle of the night if you have to go pee. A pair of cheap rubber thongs is probably fine. Bonus if your camp shoes are waterproof - if you have to do stream crossings it's nice to change into them instead of getting your boots drenched :)

u/Mego1989 · 1 pointr/GearTrade

Here are some links to add to my comment.

Opinel Carbon Blade No8 Folding Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002SCUO04/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_fVncBbP2RD1T1

Kershaw Kuro - Tanto Black Serrated Box 1835TBLKST https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F7FCJ70/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_nWncBb4XK20MR

u/techrat_reddit · 1 pointr/Fitness

This seems to be only 20 dollars. Would you still recommend building my own?

u/cyclicpitch11 · 1 pointr/bootroom

Probably. If its muscle pain thats totally normal. You've probably built up a bit of lactic acid which causes the soreness. If you own a foam roller use it after you work out. It does wonders with breaking up lactic acid and making you feel a lot better. If you don't have one I totally recommend buying one. You can get them for pretty cheap off amazon and they really do work wonders. This one is 10 USD. They do hurt like a bitch if you're sore when you use them but after you feel 10x better. Also drinking a lot of water THROUGHOUT THE DAY (not just before and after working out) helps with muscle pain.

Joint pain is also probably fine and its just sore because you haven't done anything like this in a while. Just ice whatever hurts after working out.

I'm also not a doctor. If the pain stays at the same level for a while or becomes worse you might want to see a physical therapist. If you haven't heard/felt any loud pops or anything its extremely unlikely that you've done anything, but getting a professional's opinion never hurts.

u/spike_africa · 1 pointr/powerlifting

I would highly suggest foam rolling your entire back out after any serious lifting is done. I spent $20 on a hard foam roller from amazon.com the full 36" one and it had made me feel so much better. I foam roll about once a day sometimes more if I am feeling super tight.

EDIT: Here is the one I got. I highly suggest you spend the $20 and feel better from it.


u/kenmoorhead · 1 pointr/bjj

I use this foam roller: http://www.amazon.com/Black-High-Density-Foam-Rollers/dp/B0040NJOA0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397063651&sr=8-1&keywords=foam+roller

And a champro lacrosse ball... but those all seem to be pretty comparable, just different sizes. Mine is the NCAA regulation size.

I'm wanting to try out some different foam rollers / lacrosse balls soon to see how more specialized things like a trigger point roller or rumble roller compare with the basics.

u/thelastdeskontheleft · 1 pointr/Fitness


Definitely don't regret mine.

u/DawgVet · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Yup, it is a way to release lactic acid build up and stretch out those stiff muscles,without the decrease in power output nor increasing the potential for injury. Looks like this

u/brynnflynn · 1 pointr/running

Foam rolling, and regular icing. The exact same you would do during intense training. If you don't foam roll (and not everyone does), this is a great time to get into it before you need it. It's a dirt cheap insurance against injury if you're committed to running healthy.


u/mespeaknoenglish · 1 pointr/Fitness

I use this one 18" from here. http://www.amazon.com/Black-High-Density-Foam-Rollers/dp/B0040NJOA0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404320265&sr=8-1&keywords=foam+roller

My friend has the 36" one its too long for my needs. I can roll my back out on the 18" one easily.

u/Epoch85 · 1 pointr/StopGaming

FOAM ROLL! Foam rolling + a good podcast is one of my greatest discoveries so far in life. If you do it right it can make a HUGE difference in how you feel. Do yourself a favor and try to practice foam rolling 20 minutes a day.

u/theredinthesky · 1 pointr/running

Just a simple smooth one works. I got this one off Amazon.

u/googlechromer · 1 pointr/gainit

Buy a foam roller for christmas also if you don't have one already!

u/schmin · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Personally I want an ice cream attachment for my stand mixer so I can make amazingly rich, but actually healthy frozen Greek yogurt! Alternately, this quick pop maker might do the trick.

A weighted hula hoop is surprising work, and fun too! A kite will get you outside, and I can't WAIT for Just Dance 2014 because it will allow for online play and I need that extra boost to get me back into it -- I think I need some new songs too. =P

I have a foam roller that works like a massage and stretching at the same time, and you might want a yoga mat like this one that hopefully won't off-gas nasty smells.

You can order workout shoes online, but only AFTER you go into a physical store and try them on, and wear the ones you think you want around in the store for at least half an hour, trying to mimic various motions.

u/Uberbagel · 1 pointr/Fitness

I just got this one in 36" full round for posture correcting exercises to help me work on my slouch and APT.


If this is your first roller I would definitely go with the full size as it seems that you can do a lot more exercises with a full than a half. I'm 6' 2" and 200lbs and it seems pretty solid to me so you should be alright. Just make sure you don't toss it around and are careful with weights around that thing as it is just foam, no matter how dense it is.

u/heavilyarmedclown · 1 pointr/bjj

Using a foam roller or a muscle roller really helps move lymphatic fluid and blood into affected areas. Its powers should not be underestimated for both aiding in injury and recovering from damage to muscle.

u/cn33 · 1 pointr/gainit

Look at getting this one. Does that work? And what length of roller do you suggest?

u/BuckeyeWolf · 1 pointr/crossfit
u/jenjunum · 1 pointr/running

I bought this one on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Black-High-Density-Foam-Rollers/dp/B0040NJOA0/ref=sr_1_1?s=exercise-and-fitness&ie=UTF8&qid=1375672114&sr=1-1

My PT just told me to get a foam roller, he didn't tell me there were different densities. So I ended up with the hardest one. But also for an ITBS. There are videos on youtube, my PT showed me how to use it but sometimes I need a refresher.

He also said the injury was likely because I needed to strength train more. I've been doing a lot of squats and planks.

u/ohaimynameis · 1 pointr/Fitness

What does your protein and creatine intake look like? Protein helps significantly with soreness, and proper protein intake while working out is crucial to muscle growth. Without protein, I took forever to recover and it was hurting my schedule because after two days of working a certain muscle group, I still was not ready.

Also, foam rolling is fantastic for muscle soreness. I currently use this and have had spectacular recovery rates compared to before.

Protein and foam rolling are the two things that have helped me significantly in my recovery rate.

u/red_lambda · 1 pointr/Fitness

What exercises should I do with said roller? Is it this?

u/kachoi · 1 pointr/Fitness

Don't spend that kind of money on a foam roller. Here's the one I bought for $19 and it works great. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0040NJOA0?vs=1

u/BreachBirth · 1 pointr/crossfit

I bought my black high density foam roller for about $20 on Amazon... You'll feel it plenty if you havent used it before... Lots of great videos online on how to use it. A lacrosse ball would be a nice step up after that.

Edit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0040NJOA0

u/Squishy_Cat · 1 pointr/asktransgender

It might be a good time to mention getting some pepper spray. Sabre Red makes some small ones that are a gel type (much less chance of it blowing back in your own face) and they're only about $9 on Amazon. They have a slightly bigger size for $13 that has a longer range too.

u/CorruptProtocol · 1 pointr/martialarts

This is big and clunky? https://www.amazon.com/SABRE-Red-Pepper-Gel-Strength/dp/B004NKSPR8/ref=sr_1_11?s=hunting-fishing&ie=UTF8&qid=1518470095&sr=1-11&keywords=pepper+spray
There are a number of sizes you can choose from. I carry pepper spray in my pocket at all times.. It isnt a pain to carry at all and it can be out in the same amount of time, if quicker, than a knife. Less lethal...

u/TomTheGeek · 1 pointr/madisonwi
u/vehicularmcs · 1 pointr/CCW

This one.

SABRE RED Pepper Gel - Police Strength - Tactical Series with 18-Foot (5.5M) Range, 18 Bursts & Belt Holster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004NKSPR8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_3OGTBb3VDJTRC

u/nojunkdrawers · 1 pointr/couriersofreddit
u/jonny-spot · 1 pointr/CCW

Better yet, get the same product with inert contents.

Real pepper gel

inert cannister for practice/training

u/hungabunga · 1 pointr/Seattle

Bears have much more sensitive noses and are typically fended-off from a longer distance. It's a much bigger can and it makes a big cloud. Pepper gel comes in a much smaller canister and is supposed to be safer to use and more effective on humans.

u/Lemon_Invader · 1 pointr/ainbow

Reposting something I submitted earlier this month:

Do not let Trump supporters attack you without a response.


Learn about your local and state laws on gun ownership.



Locate a fire arm retailer






Locate instructors and classes for training

http://www.pinkpistols.org this group focuses on educating LGBTQ folks in the safety and usage of firearms for self defense.





Don't let them think they can get away with their attacks and hate. Make LGBTQ and Women the most armed demographics in the country. Make the Republicans hesitate before they think they can subjugate us.

Carry pepper spray. Sabre Red Pepper Gel is a gel-based police strength pepper spray.

Like guns, pepper spray (especially the 'police strength' type) have their own laws and restrictions, which you can read here and here.

While pepper spray is the "more comfortable" option for those unfamiliar with firearms, please remember it has limited range dependent on the size and design of the canister, and factors such as air movement can even end up blowing the spray into your eyes (making yourself vulnerable, although this risk is mitigated by using gel sprays). A gun has more range, and is not stopped by simple barriers. You can read more about using pepper spray in self defense here.

We need to be able to take action immediately, and in such a way that they are deterred from attacking us again.

u/sraperez · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

"Spray" is ok, but that crap can bite you in the ass if the wind is blowing. Look into Pepper "Gel" http://www.amazon.com/SABRE-RED-Pepper-Gel-Professional/dp/B004NKSPR8/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1427094432&sr=1-1&keywords=pepper+gel because it minimizes the chance of cross contamination. You don't want to incapacitate yourself accidentally. Pepper ____ is god awful stuff that makes grown men cry, scream and can cause temporary blindness. The affects can last for 45 minutes, which is a really long time to be in shear agony when you are trying to escape a situation.

u/alangub · 1 pointr/CCW

Dang it!! Fixed

I think I'll go with this

u/barsonme · 1 pointr/CCW

I keep a can of pepper gel in my backpack, and my backpack is always with me during the work week. My SO keeps the same type of pepper spray in her purse (or a smaller little pink one on her keychain—she doesn't have her CPL), so, yeah, I usually have pepper spray with me somehow.

I really only have it in case I run across a neighborhood dog that wants to taste me or if I have to go somewhere I could get arrested for carrying. I also bring it with me to the gym since I'm afraid my old Corolla will get stolen and I don't want to leave my gun in a gym locker.

u/theguruhimself · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I'm planning on buying my first watch, primarily for casual, everyday use. Since I don't want anything too fancy or expensive, I've landed on the Timex Weekender, but I'm still deciding on which color to choose.

I am relatively skinny with a dark-ish brown complexion (I'm Indian). Currently, I have the Olive and Blue/Gray Stripe on my mind, but I'm open to any suggestions. Which color should I choose? Let me know if you have any questions!

u/solomonj87 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Get a more "mature" looking haircut, anything longer and unkempt always makes you look younger.

Try not to wear anything super trendy. Will help you keep a wardrobe longer (avoid large patterns in shirts, especially pants). Try to keep everything you buy more on the classic, "toned-down" side, i.e. flat color chinos, simple button-down shirts, and get some chukkas or nice shoes. Follow /r/frugalmalesashion for the best sales.

Try to avoid sneakers and athletic shoes.

If you get simple stuff (J Crew, Gap are best for pants IMHO as well as shirts) (Clarks or others for shoes) and take care of them (esp your shoes) you can keep them for a longer time and avoid having to get rid of stuff because a certain trend is over. Most of my button down shirts are several years old and khaki chinos and a pair of plain dark, well-fitting jeans (Levi's are almost always on sale) won't go out of style

ALSO get a watch

and gear an outfit that will let you tuck shirts in if you can, that always makes you seem more mature if you do it right (don't tuck a dress shirt into jeans. avoid dad moves)

u/AtrociousRebutal · 1 pointr/TeenMFA

I don't know too much about it other than it is one of MFA's most frequently suggested watches! If you read through their sidebar guide on watches you'll see that it is one of their recommended brands for a first watch!

I quite like this one, did you have a particular one in mind?

u/RingS1inger · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

How long do these watches generally last? Thinking of picking one up. (On a budget)

As a side note can I replace the battery myself?

Timex Unisex TW2R63100 Weekender 38 Brown/Black Leather Slip-Thru Strap Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071KWGY4P/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ItjrDbC0JCMRQ

Timex Unisex T2N654 Weekender Blue/Gray Stripe Nylon Slip-Thru Strap Watch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VR9J0A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_uujrDbR9ETSWV

u/ChromatinNazi · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I wear throughout the summer just nylon straps unless there is a more fancy event, then I would wear leather/metal. But honestly, I would say the most basic/common colors are moss green, red/blue/white, blue/orange/white and then basically any leather strap you like, since those exist in diverse colors and textures.

As someone else has already recommended, the timex weekender on navy/grey is an excellent start.

Things to be aware of:

  • Different types of straps: Nato, Zulu, Two piece, etc....

  • Strap width: 18mm, 20mm, 22mm.... a.k.a careful buying a strap that doesnt fit your watch
u/paulkinseyscale · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

If you want a white one, you're better off buying this with a purple strap seperately. You get the watch and an extra strap for $32.

u/hefoxed · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Timex :P http://www.amazon.com/Timex-T2N654KW-Weekender-Through-Strap/dp/B004VR9J0A/ref=pd_sbs_watch_3

Was thinking of getting one, but unno. I'm not happy with things on my wrist generally.

u/BaC0nz13 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I'm looking to purchase this watch. Would this be a good pick? My wrists are very small. My wardrobe consists of a lot of dark colors like black, grey, and navy.

u/bipolarpixel · 1 pointr/Watches

Lots of the other weekenders are on sale for 50% off now. If you just want the watch and are going to switch the strap, grab this one for about $12. Expires Dec 6.

u/Arcs_Of_A_Jar · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Some basic characteristics of the most everyday watch you can get: no flashiness, silver-colored metal only if there's any metal, simplicity in design, lightweight, and any kind of band except black leather.

Some of MFA's most often mentioned basics: The Timex Weekender, the Timex Easy Reader, and Citizen Eco Drive(you would probably want to replace the black watch band with a brown leather one).

You're not limited to these, however. Some personal favorites are the Orient Sky, the Orient Union, Skagen, and Seiko.

Don't take my examples as a firm limitation, however, there's literally hundreds of good watches out there.

u/tryingtofigureittout · 1 pointr/streetwear

I'm a male college student trying to buy a casual watch. I hear the timex weekender is good. What colour combination should I go with?


u/ddasilva08 · 1 pointr/TalesFromRetail

The Weekender Is one of Timex's more well known in expensive watches with a plain, easy to read face

u/Jerel · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Seems alright to me, however I own one as well and I personally prefer one similar to this one because of the red seconds hand. Its a small detail but I think it makes the watch more aesthetically pleasing. Definitely fine for wearing every day

u/Peoples_Bropublic · 1 pointr/knives

A fixed blade would be perfect. Mora knives are excellent inexpensive knives that are quite commonly used for camping. They make some with wooden handles, composite handles, stainless blades, and carbon blades. My understanding is that their stainless blades don't hold an edge quite as well as their carbon blades, but carbon blades have the disadvantage of being susceptible to rust. So for an outdoor camping application where you're likely to be running around in dirt and mud and rain and lakes and streams and not likely to have a supply of rubbing alcohol, clean cloths, metal polish, and mineral oil, a stainless blade with composite handle would probably serve you best.

On the other hand, Cody London, that hippy dude from Dual Survival pretty much exclusively uses classic Moras with wooden handles and carbon blades. On the other other hand, he also doesn't wear pants or shoes.

Here are a few to look at.

u/Magneticitist · 1 pointr/knives

In that case I was also thinking for a budget of $200 you could get him a nice fixed blade and a nice folding pocket knife. Without more details you may have to just go with your gut feeling on a couple of the more popular brands mentioned since they rarely fail to please. Fallkniven, Benchmade, Bark River, Buck..

The Buck 110 is always a well received pocket knife and I would happily receive any of their fixed hunting knives.

I've also read that Morakniv makes a great all around blade even for working with game. I love all the Mora's I own and the best thing about them is the price. You could add one of those in for only an extra 15 bucks and it may end up being a really well used knife he likes and can beat up using it for things he may not want to do with his nice pretty knife his wife got him. Just a possible thought there if you can't land that perfect single knife for him. A nice little folder, solid fixed blade that will last and he can admire, and an all around utility knife covering all 3 bases.

u/discretion · 1 pointr/XTerra

Lordy, you can run a sawzall off your inverter?

I just got one of these, one of these and a cheap true temper axe and have been served well so far.

u/nl2134 · 1 pointr/CampingGear


Is this the Mora Knife you are suggesting:


Is a multi-tool even necessary then?

Also, based on what you said, and based on the fact I'll be hiking for a week, do you think it would be better if I just carried the titanium bowls, or would the kit be better?

u/woodlandcraft · 1 pointr/Fishing

I was going to link you to /r/CCW but it sounds like your too young to carry a gun or a knife depending on what state you live in.

My advice to you is to carry a decent fixed blade knife on your belt that can easily be removed from the sheath until you are old enough for a gun. I know it sounds a bit extreme to some but its something that you should consider especially knowing that there are predators in your area.

It doesn't mean you have to stab someone, I actually had an instance where 3 homeless men tried to corner me at my car after I went fishing, they left after I had moved my shirt to the side showing my knife, never even took it from the sheath.

In terms of legally carrying a knife, comply with your local laws but also keep in mind that if the police see you with a fishing pole, tackle box, and any knife that doesn't look like a fucking Rambo knife on your belt... they probably wont glance twice at you. my suggestion

Remember, the people that do this are cowards, they may hate you but they probably don't hate you enough to get stabbed.

or just carry pepper spray if you like.

In terms of them having a gun you are pretty much shit out of luck after they get the drop on you, at that point just give them what they want, if they hit you just go fetal and protect your head/neck and scream to attract attention.

The best thing for this is situational awareness, if you see a group of people or even a single person that makes you uncomfortable don't feel bad about going somewhere else, your personal safety isn't worth making some random guy/girl a little mad because you crossed the street.

best of luck to you bud, hope you heal quickly.

u/realoldfatguy · 1 pointr/Survival

Get a [Mora] (http://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Companion-Stainless-Military-4-1-Inch/dp/B004ZAIXSC/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1420689734&sr=1-1&keywords=mora+knife). They can be made very sharp and they are very durable. I have literally beat the crap out of mine and it holds up fine, even though it is not a "full tang" knife. It you use it sensibly and take care of it, it will last you forever. This is a great fixed blade to start out with and learn to use.

Stay away from the "hollow handle" knives, as they are considerably weaker than others (these are obviously not full tang) along with anything that has "survival" or "Rambo" in its name.

Serrated blades are great for cutting through cordage, but for most uses in camping, are not needed.

I am not a fan of any of the paracord wrapped knives as these tend to collect all kinds of dirt and grime. If you field dress a deer with one, the cord will get soaked in blood and goo. The only way to clean it is to take the wrap off, clean it and replace the wrap. Just carry a hank of 20 feet of paracord or make a paracord bracelet.

u/justateburrito · 1 pointr/Wet_Shavers

What about this one?

u/NoxiousDogCloud · 1 pointr/knives


or this one, which is quite well reviewed and popular but it's over $30. If you gotta buy me one, i'd prefer this one.

u/gamerwill253 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Lord of the Rings and Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War

Lord of the Rings: Because its a movie about adventure, camaraderie, and saving middle earth from Sauron and his minions!

Taegukgi: because its about a movie where two brothers are drafted into the military during the Korean War. They eventually get separated and the older brother ends up joining the north koreans after a certain event happens. Its just a story about my people and it is so heartbreaking.
or [or this] (http://www.amazon.com/Gamo-Buddy-Rifle-Sling-Rifles/dp/B00172KHAS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1RCQ4I52BGR59&coliid=IM13OYYPAED0D)

u/Avridt · 1 pointr/dogs

I'm not sure a product exists exactly like that, but you attach EVA floor tiles. You can find them in home improvement, department stores, sport stores, and even discount stores like five below. They are easy to cut with a box cutter and could be attached to a regular gate with some zip ties.

u/koeuniru · 1 pointr/Vive

my hmd and controllers hit the ground a couple times. i think these floor mats http://www.amazon.com/ProSource-fs-1908-pzzl-Puzzle-Exercise-Interlocking/dp/B00B4IHXRU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1462803487&sr=8-2&keywords=floor+pads would be a very good investment for expensive hmds.

u/S1nc · 1 pointr/P90X

Something like this mat, along with good shoes should let you do some of the plyo moves without disturbing your neighbors...

u/daddyscientist · 1 pointr/homegym

I have these laid on on my garage gym where I don't have plywood or horse stall mats. They're a great value for what you get (6 large tiles).

u/TDz86 · 1 pointr/homegym

Amazon sells floor mats, brand new for $20.

u/aintnohatin · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I havn't had a chance to use a "real" camping sleeping pad before, but I have used these foam puzzle mats and for the low price they provide pretty good comfort under a sleeping bag!


If you can still feel sharp rocks through 1 layer you can easily lay another on top

u/Palmer165 · 1 pointr/homegym

It’s an inexpensive foam (not rubber) puzzle piece mat that I ordered off amazon . This is 3 sets shown.

It’s actually very warm to stand/lay on, even on the cold basement floor. If you leave weights on it (like overnight), it will leave an indentation, but it’s always popped back up. I’m happy with it so far, but it’s too early to give a proper review of its durability.

I’ll upgrade to a plywood platform with rubber mats once I’m in the new house and have a rack, but I’ll likely keep this for floor work (stretching, yoga, etc.).

u/nednobbins · 1 pointr/homegym

That's good to know. I will almost certainly never lift 500 but I'm a fan of some amount of over engineering.

While looking for horse stall mats I came across these:

It looks like it's basically the same thing at the same price but without the smell. Any reason not to use them?

u/WildBlack · 1 pointr/homegym

So far so good, but only been working on it for a day ha.

ProSource Puzzle Exercise Mat High Quality EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles - Covers 24 Square Feet - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4IHXRU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_c5bCwb2Z8HSXZ

u/huntingwhale · 1 pointr/Fitness

I got these mats from Amazon and they work great. Comes with 6 4x6' mats. I stack 3 on each side when I'm doing deadlifts in my basement and they work great.

u/DNedry · 1 pointr/Vive

No problem. I bought 2 sets of these. They are the best thing ever besides that they do slide on tile if you move fast, but I fixed that with some tape.

u/chorobes1 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I have made myself a home gym, however the only spare room in the house had hardwood floors. I have bought a bunch of these, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B4IHXRU?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

and was wondering if you guys thought they were enough to protect the floor if I dropped deadlift on it? Could I stack 2 or 3 on top of each other and drop safely? I just don't want there to be a hole in the floor from me dropping them.

u/bat1939 · 1 pointr/batman

Hey thank you so much. I use EVA foam. I went to Harbor Freight to buy the gray foam pieces and I bought this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B4IHXRU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 for the black pieces. My foam is 1/2" think but you might want to look at 1/4"

u/peginus · 1 pointr/Fitness

These are the ones I bought. 4 sets.

Really though, if you can spare the money you should go for the stall mats from tractor supply co. The puzzle mats are okay, but they're not great.

u/whoisirrelephant · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

Just search "Bike work stand".

Plenty of options. I'm looking at getting this one:

$90. The cheaper ones I saw went for $55. I'm not sure what that converts to in Europe money.

u/dr_pelipper · 1 pointr/cycling

I have one of these, though it's always difficult to say how much of a difference +/- ~$50 makes. Reviews on the lower end one seems to mention issues with the clamp often, but the clamp on this one definitely feels extremely solid. Few of the reviews on this one mention issues with collar at the telescopic bit; I'm about 6 months in and moderate use, and haven't noticed signs of it thus far.

u/bkrassn · 1 pointr/bicycling

I like these shorts they are not that expensive and have lasted well over a year and going strong. My floor pump looks something like this but I can't remember the brand name. As far as tools you likely just need a screw driver and an allen key for the adjustments. There are some youtube videos that explain the process. You will want a work stand. <-- is the one I got. It is a little bouncy but it works and it was under $100 so I'm happy with it. You may want to throw in a pedal wrench while your at it.

u/SillyCubensis · 1 pointr/ebikes

Bikehand pro. I borrowed it from my friend and it's doing a great job holding up Project ChEBorow. I'm ordering my own right now.

u/blackhathedgehog · 1 pointr/ebikes

Well, if it makes you feel better, me and my partner have had very little bike fixing experience, we've had to learn it all ourselves.

The bike comes 95% assembled:

  • need to use a hex wrench to fasten the handlebars
  • you need a wrench to install the pedals

    We ended up getting a bike repair stand which does a great job of holding the bike if you take the battery off first. My partner and i swapped out our tires to some semi-slicks and have since learned how to replace flats on our own. We are still pretty slow -- it takes us 30-45 minutes to take off and reinstall a tire but we're getting faster! This is coming from someone who is not very mechanically inclined either.

    They also include a variety of tools (tire levels, etc) that you can use for maintenance, so you don't have to worry too much about going out and buying it yourself -- we had to go to our local hardware store because their toolkits were out of stock at the time.
u/Cobalts · 1 pointr/cycling

hey boss man, why is it bad to hard clamp frame tubes? I have https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D9B7OKQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and i put it in my top tube (cross bar). Is this not good to store it that way? Thanks for your help and time

edit: i also only have a single speed bianchi that is super beat up from 7 years of riding (got it for $300 on craigslist back in the day), but i am just curious what is wrong with clamping the top tube or frame tubes for storage and/or workstations

u/nanarpus · 1 pointr/bicycling

This is what I have.

It works well and is cheaper than something like a Park Tool. It holds up my fatbike with no issues, so seems pretty sturdy.

u/surtin · 1 pointr/bicycling

I picked this one up when I ran into the same problem; works well enough for me.

u/paxtana · 1 pointr/ebikes


This one is surprisingly good considering the price. IMO you won't find better for a new stand under $100

u/eeget9Eo · 1 pointr/bicycling

I realized I need to buy some stuff to maintain my bike, and was looking for some input on what to get for the 'essentials'.

I need a repair stand. I was thinking about this model from Amazon. Seems to have decent reviews. I have a step-through bike so I guess I just hold it by the seat post and that's fine?

I also wanted to adjust my saddle position and the seat post length, do I need a torque wrench for this? I found this one. Should I just get a fixed torque one? Or just use normal hex keys and save my money?

For cleaning the chain and drive train, is it worth getting one of those special chain cleaning tools and cycle specific degreaser or can I just use "LA's Totally Awesome" cleaner and degreaser from Dollar Tree and a couple of floor scrub brushes held together? The Dollar Tree product I have already because I use it diluted as a general cleaner. At full strength it can soften certain plastics and remove some paints so it's pretty strong.

Is there any other stuff that I'm missing that I need for basic maintenance that I'm missing?

u/heckydog · 1 pointr/bicycling

Just ordered this, haven't received it yet. But the reviews are pretty good.


u/ramennoodle · 1 pointr/MTB

I've been thinking about getting this one: http://amzn.com/B00D9B7OKQ . The reviews seem good, it is a reputable brand, it folds up, and it looks sturdy enough in the typical problem spots (clamp rotation, etc.)

EDIT: Also, this is /r/mtb, not /r/bicycling.

u/nothin2see · 1 pointr/AppleWatch

I've never had an issue using the Hr monitor. I can understand when moving it can be a bit off but shouldn't be anything crazy. I also use a hr band that goes on my forearm and it's very accurate. I find the chest ones to be uncomfortable after a period of time.

Scosche RHYTHM+ Heart Rate Monitor with Armband, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JQHTJS2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_VvLIyb63KR8C0

I've tested the Apple Watch, Scosche, and the equipment used at my doctors office and they all hit the same number ever time. Just thought I'd share. :)

u/TrekaTeka · 1 pointr/orangetheory

The OTF Flex Arm Band is their soon to be released HR sensor which is a re-branded Scosche arm band.

You can see the OTF branded one here: https://i.redd.it/ssm8bv4thdzx.jpg

You can see the Scosche version on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Scosche-RHYTHM-Heart-Monitor-Armband/dp/B00JQHTJS2/

u/AMY_bot · 1 pointr/Garmin
u/creative_username123 · 1 pointr/running

Many people will have different opinions on which watch/brand is "best". It all comes down to what you value most: battery life? satellite acquisition time? super accurate pace? All GPS watches will tell you distance, time, pace, and splits. Most of them, however, will usually round your pace to the nearest 5 seconds.

Two biggies for me were satellite acquisition time and battery life. I started out with a Garmin FR10, which was a great starter watch, but I found myself standing around for 5, 10, even 15 minutes just waiting for it to find a signal! I now have a Garmin FR230, which is way speedier due to its ability to use GPS and GLONASS. I am even able to pick up a signal while still inside. I can turn my watch on while I tie my shoes, and by the time I'm done, it has acquired a signal and I can start my run right away.

Optical HR tech is fairly new, so you won't find too many watches implementing it. Additionally, you have to remember that you will have to wear the sensor directly against your skin in order for it to pick up your HR, so if you live in a place where it may be cold enough for you to wear multiple layers a majority of the time, a watch with an integrated optical sensor may not be the best investment. Instead, you may look into purchasing a separate optical HR monitor such as the Scosche Rhythm+, which connects to Bluetooth/ANT+ compatible devices and can be worn on your forearm.

My recommendation would be the Garmin 230 (or 235 if you are dead-set on getting a watch with an integrated optical HR sensor) since it fits your requirements. I have had good experience with Garmin devices, their customer service is great, and their products work well. I hope that helps!

u/thebulljames · 1 pointr/AdvancedRunning

I purchased this based on DC Rainmaker's rec and I have found it to be both extremely accurate and comfortable, as did he.

u/gingermilkshake · 1 pointr/pelotoncycle

I bought this Scosche HRM: since it syncs to your bike, it doesn’t require any adjustments for swapping between users... We don’t use it at the same time so no input on if it gets too sweaty to share....


u/eaglessoar · 1 pointr/Fitness

Yea maybe not directly to get calories but it's probably easier to estimate than guesstimating. Anyways I was looking at this one which synchs to bluetooth on your phone. It's optical so I'm curious how well those work compared to the banded ones. How do the bands fit around a female's chest, any interference with their breasts or uncomfortableness while exercising?

u/21045Runner · 1 pointr/pelotoncycle

I’d recommend the Peloton shoes and mat. The rest of the accessories are garbage

My recommendations:

Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones, Black


Clean Bottle 2-Pack 22oz. Water Sport Cycling Running No Mold Easy Clean


Scosche RHYTHM+ Heart Rate Monitor with Armband, Black


KinHwa Microfiber Sports Gym Towel Fast Drying Fitness Sweat Towels Multi-Purpose Travel Towel for Men and Women Workout 3 Pack 16Inch x 31Inch


u/afrankos · 1 pointr/orangetheory

I've had numerous problems with their straps and getting reimbursed for it. Awful corporate policies and management. You can buy the new arm band for $80 off Amazon, just search scosche rhythm+

Scosche RHYTHM+ Heart Rate Monitor with Armband, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JQHTJS2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_qaquzb2CDCCF8

u/Widget_pls · 1 pointr/hwatch

To be honest the wrist is just a terrible place to measure in general when you're moving your arms around a lot. I use the HW1 for passive reading and then a Scosche Rhythm+ between my bicep and shoulder for actual exercise. Or you could go the chest strap route.

u/sirolf · 1 pointr/fitbit

I'm convinced the Rhythm+ is working great and with movement as well. Here's the review I mentioned above. Amazon reviews are positive as well.

Now I hope the Fitbit HR and Surge yield similar results with it's HRM!

u/goomba870 · 1 pointr/running

I have a Garmin FR230 and am interested in heart rate training. I also have Apple Watch S2, which seems to give me inconsistent readings. For that reason I sort of scoffed at wrist HRMs and didn't get the Garmin FR 235 that has an HRM.

Now what are my best options? I see the Scosche RHYTHM+ mentioned around here as well as various chest straps. I could also sell off and get the 235 if folks think the HRM is pretty good.

If it matters I'm doing Pfitz 18/55 training so there will be some long runs where the effort must be very dialed in. Thanks!

u/MechanicalTim · 1 pointr/running

Here is an alternative, which assumes you have a smartphone.

Download RunKeeper, and use their premium plan (which costs $40 annually, I think). It has a spectrum of training plans, including preparation plans for 5K, 10K, half, and marathons. (It also has plans for general fitness and weight loss.)

Then, buy this no-frills HR monitor: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JQHTJS2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 for $70. It syncs with your phone very simply.

You can review all the data on the RunKeeper web site, to track progress, etc. This is the setup I use, and I have found it to be excellent.

u/secret_Targ · 1 pointr/Fitness

I like the Scosche Rhythm+. I use it with Endomondo (it requires a connection to a phone or some other bluetooth enabled device). I've heard it's not great for upper body weight lifting workouts, but I don't have firsthand experience with that. I do Insanity and it works well for me.

u/radioradio555 · 1 pointr/Fitness

If you check DCRainmaker's website you can compare watches to find the right one for you. He reviews almost everything in detail. I would suggest you get one that has ANT+ at least so you can add any other device besides the HR monitor.

It looks like the Polar V800 does not have ANT+ and only works with a HR strap. From what I have been reading among the reviews, the watches that have a HR on the wrist alone are not as accurate as a HR strap. Some people like a HR strap but I hate dealing with the batteries, gel and that damn strap wrapped around me. I instead got a Scosche Rhythm+ armband strap that goes on your forearm or bicep. Its has ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity so I can view my heart rate on my watch (Garmin Forerunner), or my phone if I want, or just on my phone only.

I have gone through a couple of watches myself until I found the one that works for me. If you decide to buy another watch go through Amazon and dig. You'll find some good deals out there. I am currently in rehab to get my heart back in shape and when I compare the Rhytm+ do the heart rate monitors, it is exact. The nurses even were impressed. Good luck!

u/AssassinBear · 1 pointr/Garmin

I would go with Scosche Rhythm for martial arts though... I think the reason watch are not allowed is because you don't want something on the wrist as your wrist is heavily involved in the activities... Wearing Scosche Rhythm on your upper arm or upper forearm should be fine...


u/adambean · 1 pointr/pelotoncycle

Thanks all, great feedback! Getting ready to check out stuck on the $100 referral code. ALL of their accessories ... are much cheaper elsewhere in variants.

So, how best to spend it? Per @Kraphtyone, shoes for my wife seems like the best bet (spending an additional $25)?


Shoes: I still don't understand options with the shoes to buy elsewhere (more so for my giant wide feet). Do I need to buy a particular type of cycling shoe with certain cleats?


Heart Rate Monitor: Is this the recommended option? http://amzn.com/B00JQHTJS2 - what about sharing? Would you recommend something over the wrist or chest for sharing?


u/lightscarred · 1 pointr/preppers

NITECORE NU25 360 Lumen Triple Output - White, Red, High CRI - Lightweight USB Rechargeable Headlamp (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Z3LNX9/

Thanks and good luck to everyone!

u/siege_tank · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/JustAnotherStranger- · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/dahlberg123 · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/SpeedyLou · 1 pointr/flashlight

The Nu25 would make a great headlamp for night hikes! Thanks for doing this and congrats!

u/flyfishinjax · 1 pointr/flashlight

Hard to believe we've had 1k join in that short of a time!


u/ragnarthesweet · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/GrandioseAnus · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/zerostyle · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for another giveaway!

I'd be interested in the this nitecore nu25 (though like you I dislike lights with fixed batteries, the weight will be nice for super long hikes)

u/improbablydrunknlw · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/JMTaco · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/onewasbored · 1 pointr/flashlight

Nitecore NU25

Thank you!

u/nessie7 · 1 pointr/flashlight


I do need a headlight, so that would work, I suppose.

u/Richard_bender · 1 pointr/flashlight

This one please!

Thanks for the giveaway! Been putting my copper mini baton clipped to my hat for working under my house, could use a head lamp.

u/NanotechNinja · 1 pointr/flashlight

What a legend you are!

>Here's hoping!

u/zvan3 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Nitecore NU25

Thanks! So generous!

u/naughty_farmer · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/B-MONEY · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/Thatguy0329 · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/scheides · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I don't have one yet, but the Nightcore NU25 is on my list for my next headlamp. It has high lumen output when needed and is usb rechargeable.

Nightcore NU25 Headlamp

u/loves_tospoon · 1 pointr/flashlight

Nitecore NU25 360 Lumen Triple Output - White, Red, High CRI - Lightweight USB Rechargeable Headlamp (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Z3LNX9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_a8b1DbEP5GFW8

u/fattypenguin · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/_dus · 1 pointr/flashlight

One day I'll win these giveaways... LOL. Thanks as always for your generosity!

u/rspix000 · 0 pointsr/funny

$18 on Amazon

u/WinterAyars · 0 pointsr/Android
u/Contrapaul · 0 pointsr/malefashionadvice

'Round these parts the women I see wearing boot cut jeans are all rednecks, and love light blue fades. I'd go skinny or straight leg. If you are handy with a sewing machine or needle, you can convert your existing jeans.

[http://www.amazon.com/Mens-Casual-Easy-Reader-Watch-SILVER/dp/B002QHD2PK](Here's an Easy Reader), and here's a http://www.amazon.com/Timex-T2N654KW-Weekender-Through-Strap/dp/B004VR9J0A. Both come in a variety of faces and straps. I have [http://www.amazon.com/Timex-T2H281-Reader-Leather-Silver-Tone/dp/B000AYYIYU/ref=pd_sbs_a_1](this one) on right now.

The skulls aren't bad, but they do lean more to the "look everyone, I'm wearing menswear" side of things. In my opinion, anyway.

You did good with the look though. Most of the time menswear on women means cargo shorts, loose jeans, flannel, and hoodies- on lesbians. Nothing against lesbians, but lots of them don't dress very well. Looking feminine certainly helps, and long hair seals it all.

u/amerikassa · 0 pointsr/Suomi

Only realized later that you might have "seen" this on yt, so perhaps this is plausible. Why not get something off of amazon or ebay? Maybe start here or here; The knife is "Made in Sweden" so close enough.

u/Obzzeh · 0 pointsr/NYCbike

One of these helps.

Bikehand Pro Mechanic Bicycle Repair Rack Stand: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D9B7OKQ?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

u/legobiker · 0 pointsr/running
u/TakeMeXenu · -1 pointsr/CCW

I work in the home services field and have been attacked by dogs on 3 occasions.

I used this each time and never ended up with a bite.

I've also used this with same results.

Why the fuck would you shoot a dog if you didn't need to? Why bring that legal shitstorm into your life?

Are you dipshits just chomping at the bit to use your gun in a self defense role? You really need to stop.

I can't imagine pulling my G19 on a stupid dog.

Learn how to use pepper spray. A good pepper spray.

u/tehgoatman · -2 pointsr/Guitar

Get a Gripmaster, medium tension (red one)

u/plinking_zombies · -3 pointsr/legaladvice

Lots of people here have obviously never gone camping, hunting or working in the wilderness for long periods away from sanitary facilities in a leave-no-trace environment. Pooping/peeing in bags is easy, private, and not the slightest bit degrading. Check out these products (you might even want to pop them in your car or van for long road trips -- especially with kids):




If this is what the employer is supplying, it's all good.

u/halibut_king · -3 pointsr/worldnews

You should put a biodegradable plastic bag with/without kitty litter inside that plastic? bucket. Then you can throw the plastic bard over board, save the bucket, and won't litter anything.

Something like this http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Products-Luggable-Portable-Gallon/dp/B000FIAPXO

u/Aederrex · -3 pointsr/EDC
u/ShawnGupta · -5 pointsr/AskReddit

Honestly? A good tech or finance internship pays 5 to 6k a month. And some people can TA and RA during the semester. Factor in scholarships and parental support and viola--lots of money.

When I graduted college I was debt free and managed to buy a handful of these and smash them in front of poor people.

u/catchlight22 · -17 pointsr/rage

This is why I open-carry an Omega Star-Warrior Stun Baton at night. Don't let the 150k Volts fool you - it's the amps that cause pain.

Also, police-strength pepper gel that shoots up to 18 feet away.

Both, legal to open-carry where I am.

Best thing you can do, short of a firearms license.

EDIT: Everyone must watch that last link - it's fucking hilarious.

EDIT2: Wow, fuck ya'll haters.