Grid-It: Knoll your everyday carry

Cocoon’s Grid-It organizers are flat, rigid boards criss-crossed with tough, strong elastic straps, which let you lay out every small and useful thing you own in a pleasing, knollish layout. Cory Doctorow‘s carried one for a month now, and can’t imagine how he ever lived without it.

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Folding, 90 micron-thick blankets that fit in your pocket


Matador pocket-blankets are 90-micron-thick nylon blankets with weighted corners to keep them from blowing away and stitched fold-lines for easy refolding.

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What do you carry with you every day?

In the forums, Daneel shares the things that always remain close at hand. What are yours?

Infinite Schwarzenegger "Gear Up" scene

Fond as all civilized people are of 1980s action movie "gear up" scenes, it is often noted that Mark Lester's Commando contains the genre's highest point of achievement. In the 1985 classic, Arnold Schwarzenegger's protagonist conducts an amphibious landing on a tropical beach. Unbundling his cargo, it is revealed to be an astounding collection of weapons, all of which he attaches to his person in a perfectly edited montage of exaggerated gestures and sound effects. So excellent is it that its influence was felt immediately from B-movies to arcade games — and yet it lasts but 30 seconds.

Thanks to the magic of modern technology, this shortcoming may now be rectified. The above video offers a 12-minute remix of Lester's finest hour; courtesy of Infinite Looper, it may last forever.