For years, I’ve kept a tomahawk on hand. It accompanies me into the bush, lives next to my side of the bed when we’re staying in sketchy areas for protection, and has traveled with me to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Spain, across Canada and the United States. As I live in a 40-foot RV, I consider it to be as vital a piece of safety gear as the fire extinguishers we keep in the front and rear of the vehicle.
A good tomahawk can be used to quickly breach walls, doors or windows – an important ability to have, if we ever find ourselves trapped in our rig in a way that keeps us from its only door and two escape windows. I tell anyone who asks me about it to keep one in their emergency preparedness kit or bugout bag: during Hurricane Harvey, some folks were only able to avoid flood waters by getting to their roof through a hole cut in it with an axe. Others weren’t so lucky. What I’m getting at is while a tomahawk or axe is often seen as a weapon – some are, by design – they can also be used as a safety tool which, once you have one, you’ll find countless uses for.
So, today for show and tell, I want to talk about my new tomahawk.
Last month, Daniel Winkler of Winkler Knives gifted me a Medic Axe—one of the new designs that he’s recently churned out. It’s a simple piece of cutlery, but damned if it isn’t a piece of art. Read the rest
Axe, purveyor of men's shower products, is not known for their subtlety in their commercials. Kiefer Sutherland is similarly not known for being a gentle and romantic type of person. But now, both have subverted their usual respective approaches to advertising and acting and the result is Kiefer "WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME, DAMNIT" Sutherland reminisce about a girl named Susan Glenn, a fictional crush from years past. And unlike other Axe ads, she's not sexually unhinged over shampoo. Prepare yourself, because your day is going to be thrown off completely. This is a bizarro commercial. (via Gawker) Read the rest