Kevin on January 31st, 2009

Last night Doug Dyment of One Bag commented on my quick review of the Patagonia MLC. Doug noted that the weight of the Red Oxx Air Boss has been arbitrarily boosted by the choices Red Oxx made in terms of the bag’s strap.  He mentioned the Quake strap – which is essentially the same as […]

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Kevin on January 30th, 2009

I’ve been working on several longer posts and none of them is quite ready for publication…  but here’s a preview of a few of the topics: The no-nonsense guide to staying healthy on the road Where to invest when the market turnaround begins TED favorites Frugal tips from the Great Depression Fearless predictions for the […]

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Kevin on January 29th, 2009

Are you sometimes crippled by fear? Afraid to try new things, tackle new challenges or meet new people?  I imagine that’s true of almost all of us at some time. I recently discovered a marvelous post on this subject by J.D. Roth of Get Rich Slowly. Although GRS is essentially a personal finance blog, this […]

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1/27/08:  Late this afternoon I gave a friend a ride home; as we passed a “touchless” car wash I commented that I’d love to get the salt and grime off my car – but I didn’t dare as it was only 14ºF out – and was afraid that the doors would freeze shut before I […]

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Kevin on January 27th, 2009

The Highs: Thoughtful features, lightweight, versatile carrying options The Lows: Inadequate zipper pulls, capacity on the smallish side, a few features lack “robustness” The Verdict: A capable bag that needs a shot of testosterone Thinking about the Patagonia MLC® (Maximum Legal Carry-on) reminds me of an experience I imagine many of us had when we […]

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Kevin on January 26th, 2009

If you manage young people, have a son or daughter who’s nearing college graduation or know someone who’s at an early stage in his or her career, I strongly recommend you consider giving them The Adventures of Johnny Bunko. Written by New York Times bestseller and business writer Dan Pink, the book is an entertaining […]

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Kevin on January 23rd, 2009

Survivalists and urban hipsters alike will love Specter’s LRB – the “Last Resort Belt.”  Made from 1.75″, 7000 lb. test Mil-Spec parachute webbing with a 2500 lb. test Mil-Spec webbing buckle, the LRB comes in two versions – single or double thickness.  It’s available in four suitable colors and is $25 and $32. Check it […]

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