Posts Tagged ‘multi tools’

How to Make the Most of Precious Purse Real Estate

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

What's in my bagWomen are often teased about the messiness of their purses. Do they really need all that stuff in there? Of course, many women will answer that question with a resounding, “Yes!” However, most could stand to consolidate a bit.

While it may be true that keeping one’s purse organized can be difficult, what is often overlooked is the importance of including multi-purpose items to help reduce clutter. The more functions each item in your purse has, the more space you can make for items that provide safety (such as an LED flashlight or multi-tool) or everyday value. Besides those precious family photos and good luck charms, anything else that is not necessary, or of immediate practical value, should be left out.

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Join the Coast Northwest Multi-tool Movement

Monday, August 15th, 2011

A recent campaign was launched in Oregon to make residents more aware of the state’s amazing and unique natural habitats. Dubbed the “natural spaces” movement, the campaign seeks to encourage people to spend more time outdoors, utilizing, enjoying and preserving Oregon’s natural spaces.

In support of this movement, we’d like to propose a similar campaign: the Coast Northwest Multi-tool Movement, an effort to get multi-tools in the hands of every outdoorsman and outdoorswoman in the Pacific Northwest. Following are a few reasons why this initiative would prove valuable to most outdoor adventurers:

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Beginners’ Backpacking Spots in the Pacific Northwest

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Backpacking in the Pacific Northwest can be an amazing adventure, as well as a rewarding way to enjoy the outdoors. For beginners, however, it can seem grueling at first – carrying 30 pounds or more on your back while hiking across rugged terrain requires you to develop muscles you never knew you had.

New backpackers who are looking to get some experience under their belts should start slow, with a 5-7 miles per day hike over easy terrain. It’s also important for beginners to make sure they’ve got the essential safety gear covered, including an LED headlamp and sturdy camping knives or multi-tools. Preparation is the key to any successful backpacking trip.

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Multi-Tool Trends: Unusual Designs for New Uses

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

A good multi-tool makes life easier by packaging your most frequently used essential tools into one streamlined, easy-to-carry device. A bad one is overly bulky, with unnecessary bells and whistles that serve no purpose but to make the multi-tool too clunky to use.

Multi-tools come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, with a mind-boggling array of options to choose from. Some are amazing feats of engineering, while others are just plain bad ideas. Here’s a peek at some of the more… interesting… multi-tools we’ve spotted lately; we’ll let you decide which category they fall in. (more…)

5 Mountaintop Activities for Summer

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

rock climbing is funWhen the summer heat sets in, there are two popular ways to find relief in the Pacific Northwest: Get thee to water, or head to the mountains. Whether you’re a hard-core climber or a casual hiker, the mountains offer plenty of recreational opportunities that allow you to take advantage of the cooler air available at higher elevations. Here’s a look at some of the top Northwest mountaintop activities to help you beat the heat:

1. Hiking and rock climbing.

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5 Tips for Simple Campfire Meals

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Cooking while camping can be a challenge, especially when space is limited. Fortunately, you don’t need to bring your entire kitchen with you in order to eat well at the campsite; generally, the right camping knives and multi-tools can supply most of the utensils you’ll need. The following are some suggestions for simplifying your campfire cooking so you can dine heartily without overstuffing your pack.

1. Plan your meals before you leave. When space is limited, every item has to count. Carefully plan out each meal and bring only what you need. If possible, pre-measure your ingredients into re-sealable bags, organize them by meal, and group items in color-coded stuff sacks.

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Tips for Cleaning Small Game

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Quickly and easily cleaning small game is an important skill for any outdoor enthusiast to possess. If you get lost in the woods, knowing how to clean and cook small game may save your life. If you live in an urban area and disaster strikes, small game may be the only thing that keeps you from starving. The following are brief tips for cleaning small game effectively.

Always remember to use a sharp hunting knife or skinning knife when cleaning small game.

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4 Must-Have Coast Products for 2011

Friday, December 31st, 2010
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The new year is only hours away, and if you’re like us you probably have just one thing on your mind: “What new Coast products do I need for 2011?” Well, you’re in luck. The following are the top four must-have Coast products you’ll need in 2011. Enjoy!

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