This company raises money and awareness for animal rescues.  Here are a couple of their promo videos:

haha wait maybe don’t arm the animals… Planet of the Apes didn’t turn out so well 🤔.  You can check out their website here if you’re interested.

Gat tip: gee_wraith

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I ran a giveaway from 5.11 Tactical yesterday for the choice of one of their sweet tactical knives.

A quick post-midnight trip to says that the winner is:

#53912 – Adam G.

Congrats Adam, i’ll be dropping you an email any minute now.  Everyone else, you still have numerous days left to win some gear from 5.11 Tactical so stay tuned.


All week, the awesome people over at 5.11 Tactical are hooking up lucky readers with some sweet gear.   In case you didn’t already know, 5.11 creates superior products for law enforcement, military and firefighting professionals.

Giveaway #1 is your choice of ONE of these three blades:

Scout Folding Knife

  • AUS 8 blade steel
  • 3.5 flat grind plain edge Spear Point blade
  • Blade-Tech® V-Hole in blade for easy, quick deployment
  • Subdued Black oxide coating on blade and all hardware
  • 4.75 closed, 8.25 open
  • Liner lock construction-Nested 420-J2 heat-treated stainless steel liners
  • Comfortably-shaped G10 Scales (.08 thick)
  • Removable reversible clip allows four carry position options
  • Lanyard hole
  • Heavy-Duty pivot post and screw with Torx®fasteners
  • Torx® wrench included for carry clip adjustment
  • Mike Vellekamp design

The Scout Folding Knife is a workhorse folder with a standard blade size. Its ergonomic, comfortable handle shape, finger choil and top spine jimping on the blade provide improved user-control. The Scout Folding Knife’s conventional spear point blade makes it perfect for your everyday carry blade, handling any task you face with ease.

Side Kick Rescue

  • AUS8 blade steel
  • Mike Vellekamp design
  • 4mm blade thickness
  • Built in belt cutter and oxygen key
  • Sheath has removable/reversible clip
  • Compatible with web platforms
  • Includes Velcro wrap for securing to boot
  • Includes breakaway neck chain

The Side Kick™ Rescue fits perfectly in your boots and built in oxygen key and belt cutter can literally be a life saver.

Side Kick Boot Knife

  • 4mm blade thickness
  • 2” combo edge modified Tanto blade
  • Subdued Black oxide coating with skeletonized handle
  • Injection molded plastic sheath for boot and dutybelt carry
  • Ambidextrous up/down/left/right options
  • Attaches to MOLLE webbing or web platform
  • Includes Allen wrench to adjust pocket depth
  • Includes break-away chain for wear as a neck knife
  • Mike Vellekamp/Blade-Tech® design
  • Length 5.5″
  • AUS 8 blade steel

The Side Kick™ is a great choice for boot or belt carry and can even be worn as a neck knife. The sheath is also MOLLE compatible.

Be sure to check out 5.11’s full line of polo shirts, cargo pants, hiking boots, and flashlights.

Giveaway Rules:

  • You must be located in the U.S.
  • Don’t be a dick (this always applies) and enter the contest if you are just planning on selling the item if you win.

How to enter:

  • Just leave ONE comment on this post completing the sentence “I need a tactical knife because…”.  Don’t reply to anyone.  More than one comment will disqualify you.  Funnier the better!  Entertain me!
  • Use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.  Your email address will not be used for anything else but notifying you of a win.

The Draw:

  • At midnight tonight I’ll close the comments and generate a random number.  The number will correspond to the winner, who I will then contact for their mailing address.

Good luck!


Winner of the 2010 James Dyson Award:

Longreach is a man-portable system that allows for the rapid conveyance of temporary, water-activated buoyancy devices to a drowning victim’s location. It is designed to allow a victim to remain buoyant while rescue personnel prepare the appropriate response to the situation.

More info – HERE

About the inventor and the prize – HERE

A nauseating video render of the product and purpose:

Seriously, what is with the erratic render camera work? I don’t know why people insist on that method of showcasing a product.