Kedai pisau Ganzo milik Dannie telah berpindah ke tempat baru, tidak jauh dari lokasi lamanya di Ara Damansara. Selain pisau jenama Ganzo, kedai Radiant Den juga menjual barangan lain seperti lampu LED, bateri cas semula (rechargables) dan aksesori hiking. Dengan satu sudut ‘workshop’ baru di dalam kedai, Dannie kini dapat mendalami minat dan hobinya.
This is the Little Ripper 45, a One Planet backpack from Australia I scored from New Zealand recently. A relatively unknown brand to many, One Planet is known to make robust, bullet proof packs for the hard and harsh environment of Australia. Having heard many good things about the brand and the products, I jumped on the opportunity to own one, even though it is an old and discontinued model.
Minggu lepas Wak berkesempatan melawat kedai Radiant Den, pakar lampu camping, lampu suluh LED dan batteri di Ara Damansara, Selangor. Pasangan Dannie & Diane sudah lama berkecimpung dalam perniagaan lampu suluh LED, pengecas (charger) bateri, bateri kapasiti tinggi dan juga aksesori yang berkaitan. Ini lawatan Wak kali pertama ke kedai mereka.
Making kydex sheaths for knives is really an art on its own. A well made kydex sheath keeps the blade safe for use and is almost maintenance free (as oppose to leather or wood sheaths). I have personally tried to make kydex sheaths for my own knives and Malaysian made parangs but soon to realize some things are best left to the experts. Peter of 362 Custom Kydex is one of the very few people I know in Malaysia that actually makes excellent kydex molded products. Here are some pictures I took of his latest custom made kydex sheaths.
I got this incomplete, used but in almost new condition Osprey Eclipse 26+5 pack as a hand me down from a friend. Osprey packs have always fascinated me with their design and functionality. I used to own several Osprey packs in the past and this Eclipse model is certainly one of the older generation models. The material, build and design of the pack certainly brings back memory.
Almost all preppers I know in Malaysia will own at least a few hanks of 550 paracords in their kit. Paracords compliments prepping in many ways. They are strong, has tonnes of uses, and relatively cheap. I carry paracords on a daily basis. The ones I carry may vary in length and color but I have them in my EDC pack, on my car keys, my body (wrist), on my shoes, my knives and just about any nook and corners that I can keep them.
Friends of mine have warned me that collapsible batons are illegal for carry by civilians in Malaysia. It is so considered a ‘weapon’ and restricted to law enforcement use only. The batons don’t look much but they can cause some serious harm. Like many things in Malaysia, the batons may be illegal but one can still buy them locally. The one in the picture above came from a Pasar Malam in Shah Alam.