Archive for the ‘Gadgets’ Category

Wolf Tooth 8-Bit Pack Pliers

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

Wolf Tooth’s 8-Bit Pack Pliers offer 17 functions. Using magnets, eight tool heads are stored in a 8mm ball detent swivel head. The bits include a spoke wrench, valve-core wrench, T10 and T25 bits, flathead and Phillips screwdrivers, and 2-6mm hex bits.

Introducing the WNDSN Telemeter Dog Tag in Brass

Monday, November 16th, 2020

BERLIN, 2020-11-12 – Your tools should last longer than you do.

Brass, used since prehistory, is the ever-classic. Its malleability, durability, antimicrobial properties, and sheer cosmetic appeal makes Brass stand out among flashier, more modern materials and WNDSN reaches for it again and again when creating new products, this time bringing it to their signature Dog Tag Telemeter Pendant.

The core tenant at WNDSN is “The best tool is the one you have with you, on you.” and they mean it literally when it comes to the dog tag. The Brass Dog Tag Telemeter Pendant is the newest product in their line of distance measuring and range finding instruments. The Brass Dog Tag retains the classic military format, sized according to specifications and matching current U.S. Dog Tags. A heavier material, the Brass Dog Tag weighs in at 1oz (33 g). Now available in Brass, this Telemeter will become an heirloom item for the next generations of explorers.

The WNDSN Brass Dog Tag Telemeter pendant fixates the distance to the measuring scale by way of creating a necklace that is holding the scales at a set distance from the eye, thus enabling accurate measurements. The simple instructions are, as always:

Find an object of known size at the distance you need to measure and determine the angular size which you can subsequently convert to distance.

The new WNDSN Brass Dog Tag Telemeter pendant features two sets of scales; on the left-hand side, a standard angular size scale with a maximum of 10° graded in 0.2° increments, and on the right-hand side, a special multiplication scale that allows the user — knowing the dimension of the object to be measured — to directly multiply the value for the distance.

Further design elements and features are:

1 Both sets of scales have extra-long marks, extended from the edges to be visible with dog tag silencers installed.

2 The dog tag itself features instructional icons to create a self-contained tool.

3 The backside is intentionally left blank to either sandwich the Telemeter dog tag to the back of regular dog tags, or alternatively for the end user to add additional information, velcro, or marker tabs.

The WNDSN family of Telemeters are wallet-size distance and altitude nomographs developed in the WNDSN applied science lab. They combine a thousand years of civil engineering, surveying, navigation, and astronomy in durable, low-tech, high utility instruments that can be brought anywhere, are self-containing, and independent of external, modern technologies.

Under certain conditions or in cases where laser rangefinders tend to fail or result in errors, WNDSN Telemeters prevail and can be used as primary or “second opinion” tools, to cross-check values obtained with different means, or in austere situations when other methods fail or are unavailable.

The WNDSN Brass Dog Tag Telemeter is made in Germany, its scales are laser-engraved and precision-cut into 3 mm raw, unpolished brass. The device carries the WNDSN maker’s marks; scientific instructions are engraved and supplemented by a printed how-to in both English and German. An abridged manual is included as a PDF and a 400-page printed comprehensive manual is available separately at WNDSN or via bookstores.

Available at×6-brass.

Exotac toolROLL

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

The Exotac toolROLL is an excellent choice to store and carry basic FieldCraft items like fire starters.

Once I rolled, it features a flap with five mesh pockets. Under that are five additional elastic slip pockets.

Blaze Orange so you won’t lose it when you need it most.

Cache River by The James Brand

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

The Cache River is the latest EDC tool from The James Brand.

It might look small in the photo but it measures 3.9″ long, so plenty of space to grab ahold of, with room to store two Wiha bits inside.

Made from Anodized 6061 Aluminum, this pocket driver comes with a Torx T6 bit along with a Phillips #2 and Wiha Slotted 4.5 screw bit. The bit attachment is magnetic.

Now on Kickstarter – MultiRuler

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Now trending on Kickstarter, the Titanium MultiRuler comes with 14 tools, including metric and imperial rulers, multi-wrenches, slotted head screwdriver, drill guide, bottle opener, can opener, wire stripper, bike spoke tool, multi-bit driver and bit holder.

Made from Grade 5 Titanium, it weighs just 21g and is TSA compliant.

It integrates both imperial and matrix wrenches.

The Imperial side fits 3/16, 5/16, 3/8, and 7/16 hex sizes.

The Metric side fits M7 (11mm), M6 (10mm), M5 (8mm), and M2 (4.76mm) hex sizes.

The ruler offers up to 9 cm / 90mm / 3.54 in.

Strike Industries BIC Lighter Sleeve Concept

Monday, May 4th, 2020

What do you think of this potential Strike Industries BIC Lighter sleeve/case from Strike Industries? They are trying to keep it under $10 MSRP each.

Paladin Slimline Wallet in MultiCam Black

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Reproduction of original Paladin Slimline Wallets designed and built by our late founder, Matt.

Bifold design with large pockets for cash. Outer pocket holds your most often used cards. Two internal card pockets holds multiple cards each.

Most ultralight minimalistic wallets compromise size and weight for carry capacity. We do not.

Our thin, minimalistic design weighs only 1 oz and still carries all your essential cash and cards.

Handmade in Bend, Oregon USA with DWR treated 500D Cordura in genuine Multicam Black with Multicam Classic internal pockets.

Available today April 28, 6pm EST on

Fisher Space Pen Now Available in TrueTimber Camouflage

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

INMAN, S.C. – April 21, 2020 – TrueTimber has announced a partnership with Fisher Space Pen featuring TrueTimber camouflage to produce the world’s most reliable and versatile pens. The 400TS Bullet Space Pen and the M4TS Cap-O-Matic Space Pen will both be available in TrueTimber Strata pattern. Outdoors enthusiasts now have unmatched confidence to be able to write in any condition with pens that are as rugged and reliable as it gets.

“We are very proud to announce this partnership and look forward to being a part of the Fisher Space Pen team,” said TrueTimber CEO Rusty Sellars. “Fisher makes extremely reliable pens that write in any condition you can throw at them. Just like these pens, our gear gives hunters and outdoorsmen and women the ability to perform in any weather and environment. You can now fill out those dirty wet tags with ease after a successful hunt and have a pen that looks great doing it.”

400TS Bullet Space Pen

When closed, the Bullet Space Pen is the perfect size to carry in a wallet, pocket, purse, car glove box, organizer or toolbox. When opened it is a full-sized, evenly balance writing instrument. As with all Fisher Space Pens, it will write upside down, at any angle, under water, through grease, in extreme temperatures (-30 to +250 degrees F), on almost any surface, three times longer than the average pen, and in the gravity free vacuum of space. Now available in TrueTimber Strata pattern.

M4TS Cap-O-Matic Space Pen

The Cap-O-Matic line utilizes cap activation to extend and retract the point, and each carries a gas pressurized PR style ink refill cartridge, which means that they feature all the unique capabilities that are synonymous with Fisher products. It will write upside down, at any angle, under water, through grease, in extreme temperatures (-30 to +250 degrees F), on almost any surface, three times longer than the average pen, and in the gravity free vacuum of space. Now available in TrueTimber Strata pattern.

For more information on Fisher Space Pens in TrueTimber Camouflage, please visit:

Fisher Space Pen: TrueTimber

To see footage of Fisher Space Pens being constructed, please view the following video:

Fisher Space Pen: Factory Tour

To learn more about the entire TrueTimber product line and see all available patterns, visit