“EDC Knives” – Review on How Every Day Carry Blades are the New Guns

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best edc knifeOne of the biggest news themes in the U.S. for the past decade has been about guns, and about how they have been abused by main stream society. Huge media firestorms such as the Columbine High School Tragedy, and the Aurora Colorado theater shooting have provoked outcries for tougher laws on the prevention of firearms. Meanwhile, crime continues to rise in every sector. This has led to people going to the streets and purchasing guns in mass, with fear that a ban makes will make its way. This is where the book begins, that along with the purchase of firearms, people have begun buying knives in mass.

Knives that people purchase and use everyday are called EDC Knives, and its like the new Wild Wild West. There are different types of knife laws in place around each state, but they are obviously much more lax than gun laws. Some of these states allow for knives to be used in plain view, which is called “open carry”. Other states allow people to carry knives, but underneath clothes and they are not allowed to use these knives in plain view, this is called “concealed carry”. There are also differences in the types of knives used, which depending on their practical purpose, means that they are either used for lethal means, or for useful household assistance. For instance, the best survival knives are not necessarily intended to hurt anybody, because they have practical purposes such as for camping or for cutting wood. The same goes for swiss army knives. On top of this, there are knives that have different functional capabilities, such as folding knives, versus OTF knives, and fixed blade knives. Folding knives are knives which fold into themselves, this helps them become much easier to carry and are the primary type of EDC knives. Fixed blade knives on the other hand, require some kind of equipment belt, so that they can be strapped on and carried with their sheath. Believe it or not, but they are probably the safest knives because they require storage and are easy to use, where as foldable knives require a safety mechanism.

The author concludes that in a few decades, when gun laws have been voted into law, knives will take their place as the kings of lethal weapons in the United States. Instead of comparing guns such as glocks, we will be comparying brands such as Spyder and Bears, I guess we will have to wait and see.

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Camo Swimsuits and Underwear – Book Review on Southern Vacations

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camo swimsuitsOne of the more interesting books I’ve read in a while, is a non-fiction book about how rural folk in the southern United States spend their vacation time. They already live in a sunny climate, so unlike how most other people around the world spend their time, they don’t go on cruises, and for those living in poor areas, especially the rust belt or bible belt of the Appalachian mountains, they can’t afford to go skiing or some of the other traditional cold weather vacation spots. So what do they do? Go to the beach, and go fishing! A particularly interesting tidbit of the book, involves how people generally just sit around in their boxers or panties all day, and watch television. I guess this is where the “camo underwear” part of the book comes from. Its actually a bit of a problem for the tourist industry in the south, because they rely on people to go to restaurants and spend money in order to stay in business.

The second part of the book, actually deals with where these people do spend their time, and this includes the beach, going out boating, or hunting. Camouflage is a traditionally themed color for people living in the southern United States, which is where the attribute comes from. Areas where southern tourists might visit, include Daytona Beach Florida, Myrtle Beach South Carolina, and New Orleans, amongst other places. They wear camouflage swim wear, which I guess is pretty stereotypical, but makes sense.

The author concludes that this is not likely to change any time soon. The southern U.S. is one of the poorest regions in the entire country, and unless the economics change in the near future, it will continue to be. Government subsidizing and Obamacare might help free up some income for these rural folk, but the standard of living has continued to plummet. Also, the housing market, especially in the South Eastern corner where tourism once thrived, what is referred to as a bubble. Tons of money was dumped into the land for development, and it never came to fruition, people simply did not move into the region. On the bright side, the populations in these areas has gone up by almost 60% in the last decade, and industries such as Nike have invested money into shoe production in the region. This make this areas less a touristy destination, and instead, people are more likely to partake in tourism activities out of the country in the near future.

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