I was always into knives, and later gadgets & things like that. Even joined the Boy Scouts, just so I could get a pen knife. Was training in martial arts ever since I was around 8, & started working with edged weapons once I reached my teens. Not that my dad was aware of that. Started hiking & camping again once I reached my 20's ( & didn't need permission), & never went into the woods without a knife. My first instructor, who was a Vietnam vet, always said that it was one of the most important items in your pack, so never head out without one, so I still keep one there to this day.
Product Review for Your Favorite Knife.
My current favorite is a big Kizer folder that I just picked up a short time ago at Tactical Hardware. This thing is a beast, that is deceptively light on it's feet, thanks to the lighter weight scales it has. A little big to carry into the city daily, but it'll be a staple on the weekends going forward. I do have a cool little Mastodon Tooth assisted opening folder from Arizona Knives that I'm pretty fond of too.
Product Review for an Awesome Bottle Opener.
I have a simple Tarpon bottle opener by Yeti coolers that I'm pretty pleased with. Made a nice heavy gauge steel, it'll handle any bottle or can that needs opening, plus an assortment of other uses.
Product Review for your Most Used Prybar.
I have a heat anodized steel M-Bar that I carry daily, & haven't found anything that it couldn't open yet. Solid, strong, & durable, this thing will be around long after I'm gone. A pocket sized family heirloom.
Is there another piece of gear you never leave the house without? (i.e., flashlight, hank, pen, etc)
I also have a Nitecore MH12 1000 lumen flashlight, a Boker Plus tactical pen, and a Victorinox Hercules Swiss Army knife that I carry most days.
What else do you want the world to know?
What is your favorite gear combo for EDC? Who is your favorite custom maker, your favorite brand, favorite Facebook gear group or other forum etc.
I'm just a simple guy that has simple needs. Just because I might live on a budget, doesn't always mean that quality has to suffer. I have some CRKT pieces, a Schrade or two, a +25 year old Gerber BMF, & an assortment of other knives that I've amassed over the years. I do plan on getting home at night though, and I'm fiercely protective of my family, as I'm sure that most of us here are. I'm just a believer in being prepared for life's occasional hiccups.