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April 20, 2017Gear Tasting

Binocular Talk and Improvised Weapons while Traveling – Gear Tasting 85

Binocular Talk and Improvised Weapons while Traveling – Gear Tasting 85

When choosing binoculars, higher numbers like 8×70 are always better, right? That might not always be the case, as Bryan explains today on Gear Tasting. He also walks through anti-reflective devices and a hack he found for spotting scopes.

In addition to the bino talk, Bryan answers a Question Over Coffee on what items to consider for self defense when traveling overseas or somewhere that traditional weapons may not be allowed.

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Discussion

  • InklingBooks

    Another useful carry-anywhere defense are Kevlar and other reinforced power cords for smartphones. Include them with a charger and phone, and no checkpoint it going to challenge what you’re carrying.

    Someone might also design packs and rolling luggage with built-in but easily removed rods. Popular existing ones could be professionally modified with no ill-tempered official being the wiser.

  • DrugDoc

    I will occasionally purchase a cane-type walking stick, especially if it is from the culture I am visiting. For example, in Ireland I bought a shillelagh (and I did use it as a cane when I twisted my ankle), in Zimbabwe I found a nice ebony walking stick. Both of these had a nice solid head, and neither one raised any objections at the airport coming home.

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