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Shark Straps - 20mm Black 4-Ring Watch Strap with Brushed Stainless Steel Buckles - G-10 Nylon Strap
Shark Straps - 20mm Black 4-Ring Watch Strap with Brushed Stainless Steel Buckles - G-10 Nylon Strap
Offered by BluShark
Price: $15.50

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a very high quality NATO strap. Unfortunately ..., May 19, 2016
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This is a very high quality NATO strap. Unfortunately it did not fit my Squale watch because this watch's spring pins are unusually close to the case body. Because the Shark Strap is so thick (and that's meant as a compliment), it couldn't be squeezed into the small opening. Would definitely buy again for another watch.


Stanley Hardware 828145 2-Inch and 50-mm Hardened Steel Security Lock, 1-Inch Shackle
Stanley Hardware 828145 2-Inch and 50-mm Hardened Steel Security Lock, 1-Inch Shackle
Price: $24.74
3 used & new from $14.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Buy, April 27, 2016
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The most solid padlock you can purchase for the money. I tried to cut through the shackle with a hack saw and the blade would not even scratch the metal!


Oyster Watch Band Rolex Submariner Sel Solid End Flip Lock
Oyster Watch Band Rolex Submariner Sel Solid End Flip Lock
Offered by Ewatchparts
Price: $58.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This was fixed by bending the clasp sides inward with pliers to create a better friction fit, November 30, 2015
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I got this band for a Rolex Sub homage watch which it fit with a bit of fiddling. The band is lightweight with solid end links. The links have some play in them, but not dissimilar to the original band this takes style cues from. I had issues with the dive extension. It would not stay place when folded into the clasp. This was fixed by bending the clasp sides inward with pliers to create a better friction fit. Overall the band is of acceptable quality for the price paid.


Maxpedition Spartan Wallet, Dark Brown
Maxpedition Spartan Wallet, Dark Brown
Price: $18.83
12 used & new from $17.51

2.0 out of 5 stars Nobody has pockets this big!, June 19, 2015
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The wallet is way too big for everyday use. The quality is great, but it needs about an inch shaved off. It's in the trash. Money wasted.


Optimus Svea Climber Outdoor Stove
Optimus Svea Climber Outdoor Stove
Offered by Shop Three Bees
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77 used & new from $95.10

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Problem Free, March 24, 2015
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This review is from: Optimus Svea Stove (Sports)
What surprised me the most is how problem-free this stove is! After weeks of reading every online review and watching Youtube videos, I anticipated a noisy, sputtering blow torch. But it makes no more noise than my MSR Whisperlite stove and only at the highest flame setting is there a hint of the infamous sputtering. The flame is controllable and perfectly blue. My only negative comment is that the aluminum cup/cap does not fit snug. So I am getting a Glacier cup to replace it.


Labstock Brand Jumbo Firesteel DIY Pack, 3/8 X 4 Inch, Set of 4
Labstock Brand Jumbo Firesteel DIY Pack, 3/8 X 4 Inch, Set of 4
Offered by Mountain Home Biological
Price: $19.95

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but Different, March 23, 2015
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These are good quality fire steel, however after extensive use, they provide mixed results. Above all else, one should understand that fire steel composition varies. This brand seems to have a high magnesium content. The metal peels off and burns for a second or two. Most fire steels have a higher percentage iron and this type produces a shower of sparks. My experience is that this brand is quite finicky about which striker produces good sparks. I use highest quality bushcraft style knives with 90 degree spines and 01 tool steel designed for fire steel striking. One knife will work great and then the next produces only a few weak sparks no matter what technique is used. (While that same knife will produce huge sparking with any other brand fire steel.) Not saying anything negative here - just be aware of what these fire steels are. Some people love them. For me, I'll stick with other well-known firesteel brands with higher iron content.


Wm. Smith & Son 5-pk of #13-19 Sailmakers' Needles
Wm. Smith & Son 5-pk of #13-19 Sailmakers' Needles
Offered by 5COL Survival Supply
Price: $12.99
2 used & new from $12.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Your Everyday Sewing Needle, January 21, 2015
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These are sewing needles on steroids! Big, thick and very sharp. I'm buying a second pack because I never want to be without one. You can do heavy duty sewing, scrape, pick, and awl things with these mini "tools."


Schrade SCHF37 Frontier Full Tang Drop Point Fixed Blade Knife
Schrade SCHF37 Frontier Full Tang Drop Point Fixed Blade Knife
Offered by Vayue
Price: $29.33
38 used & new from $29.33

36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very satisfied!, January 5, 2015
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If I find myself in a bad place or situation, I want this knife hanging on my belt. The knife arrived in perfect condition - blade was straight. The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because mods were needed. Frist I took off the handles and ground down the jimping to about 1/3 their original height. The jimping rips into your skin if not wearing gloves. The protective coating readily rubs off and becomes unattractive. A few minutes with steel wool and acetone quickly removed the coating, leaving exposed steel. I then forced a patina using mustard - there are lots of Youtube videos on how to do this.

With these mods, I have a wonderful beast of a knife. It can be brought to razor sharpness on a Japanese water stone and leather strapping. I used the knife for a few hours to make kindling. The SCHF37 excels in splitting with a baton. It is perfectly balanced in the hand when choking up on the choil. The SCHF37 can make feather sticks, but can't easily make fine cuts because of the width of the blade. This is not a carving tool.

I had initial difficulty making sparks with the included ferro rod. Then I discovered that by using the back of the knife near the tip, great sparking is achievable. The included sharpening tool is OK, but I set it aside to use the space for tinder. Overall, this is a super knife and when paired up with a small Mora knife, you've got most of your bases covered.

Update: Yesterday I used the knife for 1 hour splitting pine to make kindling. I beat the heck out of the knife and it split through wood like a champ. Knife remained keenly sharp. Very satisfied!
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Onite Replacement Battery for Motorola Moto G XT1031 XT1032 XT1033, ED30
Onite Replacement Battery for Motorola Moto G XT1031 XT1032 XT1033, ED30
Offered by ONITE
Price: $45.00

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Do It Yourself Project, September 23, 2014
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This battery matched the specs for the original. Contrary to Motorola claims of this not being user-replaceable, it is straight forward for the MotoG. First look at the excellent videos on Youtube regarding this topic. Remove the torque screws (the most time consuming and fiddly part of the process.) Pry off the back. Unplug the battery by PULLING UP on the tab. The battery is held in place with a large piece of double stick tape. Then reverse the process.


Nightlock Security Lock Door Barricade Brushed Nickel
Nightlock Security Lock Door Barricade Brushed Nickel

4.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied, September 12, 2014
Nightlock is extremely easy to install. Takes about 3 minutes. Like the versatility of the design, in that you can position the plate two ways according how much trim there is around the door base. I had to glue and screw a piece of thin plywood to the removable plate because the door trim prevented close enough placement. No big deal. Overall, this is a good product at a reasonable price point. It is not the strongest door barricade system out there, but it definitely will slow down entry significantly. Might even discourage an intruder enough to abandon the break in.


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