On my radar: The Skinth
While there are several companies with unique EDC storage solutions, the Skinth is definitely on my wish list. Available in various sizes and colors, it’s essentially customizable in every way. My favorites are the Juice Box, the Smartphone, and the Trail Blazer (pictured above). I also appreciate that it can be worn on a belt or clipped to the inside of a bag.
Customer testimonies acknowledge the high quality of the product, and the price—some items start as low as $12—is hard to beat.
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MOVIEPOSTER OF THE DAY
Le thème de la semaine : les affiches japonaises.
DUNE (1984). Un film de David Lynch.
U.S. Survival AR-7 (Henry Rifles)
The ArmaLite AR-7 Explorer, designed by M-16 inventor Eugene Stoner, is a semi-automatic .22 Long Rifle rifle developed from the AR-5 adopted by the U.S. Air Force as a pilot and aircrew survival weapon. Its intended markets today are backpackers and other recreational users as a takedown utility rifle. The AR-7 is often recommended by outdoor users of recreational vehicles (automobile, airplane or boat) who might have need for a weapon for foraging or defense in a wilderness emergency.
In 1980, the design and production rights passed on to Henry Repeating Arms and the compact rifle was slightly revised. The AR-7 is now (2011) known as the Henry U.S. Survival rifle. An ABS material replaced the original plastic, which was prone to cracking and failure. The receiver recess in the Henry stock allows storage of receiver with a magazine in place and the rifle is normally sold with two magazines. The latest versions of the Henry allow for storage of three magazines total, with two in the stock recess, and one in the receiver. The modern Henry U.S. Survival rifle is also waterproof (all prior versions were known to leak water inside the stock). They now include a full teflon coating on the outer surface. A 3/8 in. rail milled into the top of the receiver for mounting a wide variety of optics is now a standard.