Monday, May 23, 2011

Every day carry update:
I have worked out how to construct my own Kydex sheaths for my every day carry knives. Pictured above and below is a sheath I finished today--constructed for a one off skeleton knife I purchased at a local gun show last year. The knife is excellent but came with a really shitty leather sheath. I started by cutting and fitting skateboard tape to the bare metal of the knife hilt area.

Then I started on the sheath---first obtaining supplies from
There are any number of spots on the web that will explain how to create a Kydex sheath like this---so i won't bore you with repeating easily obtained information. The major fact I discovered is that pre-construction design and proper measurements is Way more important than what is mentioned in the how-to articles. I added a small tubular side compartment to carry a fire steel and striker..sheaths designed and made on your own offer unlimited possibilities for your personal use and equipment desires----I have just reordered additional Kydex supplies to make a few more sheaths for knives i own that I have not carried due to shitty sheath i complete them I will post additional photos. I actually feel good about figuring this out....and enjoyed creating it.

Tonight was vegetable lasagna and a huge salad from the garden for my JoJo, a friend and I. Wonderful to offer vegetables straight from the garden to the JoJo planted more beans today and something new for us----peanuts. We are going to see if peanuts do well in our climate (local legends say yes) and if successful we have our oil seed hand grinder that will allow us to make our own peanut butter. Producing our own peanut butter will free us from the Republican businessman salmonella peanut butter outbreaks which have occurred routinely over the past few years. Poisoning for profit is a unique to Republicans business practice---especially since the Republicans killed funding to the poison control hot lines across the country as well.....

Our corn looks like corn now--which is nice--but we are suffering from the worst drought in New Mexico since the Great Depression, or so the news advises...we are watering constantly now fighting the heat and drying high winds---and there has been no rain for the past nine months at all---we are lucky in that the Southern New Mexico cities are old and based on the oasis theory---The towns are where they are at because there is water here---not because people figured out how to transport water in as with many more modern towns in Nevada and Arizona.
Grow something---anything---if you do not then you will go hungry in the future.

This month's survival food purchase may seem strange---a full case of 50,blueberry, non-frosted pop tarts. Pop tarts are in many ways the perfect survival food--fits in a battle dress utility side pocket---shelf life forever since it is almost like food but less....can be eaten if crushed into small pieces by activity, if necessary...I have been saved several times in my life by having a pack of pop tarts in my bag or BDU pocket!! With dehydrated food impossible to find i decided to invest in using and storing a case of Pop Tarts----don't laugh!

My other survival purchase for this coming month is a CRKT mini knife which comes with and is designed to fit in a small tin. I am planning on attaching the mini knife---which is, no kidding, really mini---to my ankle holster which holds my Kel-Tec P32 summer semi-automatic....I am planning on creating my own urban mini survival kit to put in the small tin. I'll post photographs of both finished products.

The above small knife and sheath will be attached to the below ankle rig opposite the pistol.
Had to have it T shirt time continues--featuring the "Hey look, it's Enrico Pallazzo" Leslie Nielson, Naked Gun t-shirt---i will be counting the number of times someone recognizes it. Those who recognize the joke, will be people worth knowing....

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.

1 comment:

David Scott said...

Nice work on the sheath. keep up the blog. I enjoy reading it a lot.

We are both of thte same mind set. I don't feel that the economy well ever adjust itself to the way it was. I find myself thinking a lot of the old SyFi movie "Solyent Green"