Monday, June 28, 2010

Ka-bar TDI Knife & Maratac AAA flashlight

Here is a pic of the Maratac AAA flashlight, which is worn daily around my neck using a piece of paracord. That might seem strange to most people to have a little flashlight hanging around their neck, but seriously I have gotten so used to having it there, that if I go to grab it and it isn't around my neck, I feel lost! I use it every single day, whether it be for looking into dark corners when I'm housekeeping, finding my way around outside at night, looking for something inside my van in the dark, or looking down to check something out inside my vehicle engine compartment. It only takes one AAA battery and has 3 different brightness settings that can be changed with a simple twist.

My KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Straight Edge Knife... When I am conceal-carrying my Ruger LCR behind my right hip, I wear this knife behind my opposite (left) hip. Mainly as an alternative/backup form of protection, but also in case I were to ever get into a struggle and the perpetrator were trying to grab my gun. I could then hold my gun into its holster with my right hand, while using my left hand to grab my Ka-bar and defend myself... It came with a kydex sheath that makes it easy to un-holster and re-holster without cutting myself, and it is also surprisingly comfortable to wear.



You can switch it around any way that you want, so it can easily be worn IWB (in the waistband) or OWB (on the waistband). Normally I prefer IWB b/c I can easily slip my shirt right over it, allowing it conceal quite a bit better.

                                         IWB:                                                               OWB:


28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those colors are Homeland Security Threat Levels. Green=OK. Purple=Possible Attack. I think Red is bad color...;-P
~JTC

Todd Temple said...

Your profile pic is fabulous.

The Baumer said...

That is awesome about the garden. I have a small raised garden in my backyard and every year I plant tomatoes. The next year there are always a few starts that come up from seeds from dropped tomatoes from the year before. Radishes seem to be the easiest vegetable in the world to grow. I can't seem to go wrong with them!

I almost bought the same flashlight myself, as I seem to have developed a flashlight fetish, but I resisted the urge.

The Traveler said...

JTC - lol. Excellent connection. Let's hope for no red.

Jeffrey - yeah, totally stylish hat. I think last time I saw him wear that hat was when he was on stilts in a parade. Nice, same knife AND a AAA flashlight "necklace"? You rock. As for looking one with nature, yup, that's me!

Todd - thanks! I like sunflowers.

The Traveler said...

The Baumer - yeah, and radishes grow fast, too! These ones that came up were really hot tasting, really spicy like hot peppers... I think maybe they didn't get enough water, because they were serious mouth-numb-ers. As for the Maratac, really it is my favorite flashlight. I even like it better than my Petzl Zipka Plus headlamp. If you've got a fetish, maybe you should just pick this one up for yourself as a little treat :)

I said...

I have a knife like that.


sledgeamatic is how you take the peel off an apple all at once- everyone knows that. lol

I said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPrYulad8W4


sledgeamatic in case yer too young to remember

The Traveler said...

I - ah yes, Gallagher. I've seen that mess in person - I was actually in his audience a couple years ago ...

Roosterruler said...

I love coming to your blog to dream. One quick stop get's my brain going for a steady 4 hours.

The Traveler said...

Roosterruler - sweet, what does it get you dreaming about?

Frank C said...

Your color with the screen is a problem with video card hardware or the driver itself. Check the name and manufactuer of graphic card. Then go to the appropriate website and download the latest driver.

you can also run diagnostic utility press start,run type dxdiag press enter. If you still have any problems then you will know.

Mykki said...

Is the AAA flashlight an l.e.d.?

miked said...

I bought the flashlight based on one of your previous posts...it's awesome. I also bought a CrossBreed holster micro clip for my Kel Tec P32 after I saw your video! Love your Blog! Mike

Guntard said...

Again...good for you. Too many people forget that a knife is the most handy basic tool to have on their person. I carry three usually.

Glad you are doing well and thinking of the basics.

Waldland said...

Thanks for all your posts and videos - good stuff - BRAVO!

Comment about the TDI - if you wear these in brush they snag a lot and disappear unnoticably.

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NIce Hil said...

Nice

Linda K. Harmon said...

I read your whole review than I realized that Maratac AAA flashlight is the best flash light. It is small. It has stylish design. Thanks for your great review.

Flashling Zulia said...

Hi, sorry for disagree. I don't like AAA flashlight. It's size much bigger than AA flashlight. For pocket flashlight i love to use AA batteries. Although your reviewed flashlight is looking good.

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