Monthly Archives: February 2015
I wear glasses. It is winter in Chicago. A poor combination, at best.
It’s 7 below this morning (actual temperature) and if I have to walk any distance at all – from the car into a store, say, I have two choices when I get inside. I can A> keep my glasses on and see absolutely nothing because they fog up, or B> take them off and see absolutely nothing, because I need glasses to see.
In my last blog I complained about the cold and was looking forward optimistically to warmer weather. As I sit here typing this, it’s -1 degrees outside and with the windchill anywhere between -20 and -30. I’m going to complain again about the cold and keep on looking forward optimistically to warmer weather in this blog too because what the hell else am I going to do? Ten minutes outside and my jeans feel like they’re frozen to my legs and the feeling in my face is pretty close to non-existent. I guess that doesn’t matter though because without gloves …
Well, it’s Friday here and not payday so to stop myself from buying a new folding knife I am going to write about folders instead. Since I was young, I have been overly interested in knives. To me, they are the oldest form of functional art. From workhorses to show pieces, there’s a knife out there for every purpose and I have yet to find a knife that can do it all. That’s the recipe for a collector’s dream.
One of the most important and overlooked items in your night vision set up is the helmet. Most PVS-14s come with a plastic head mount that is called the “skull crusher” and for good reason. Wear the skullcrusher for more than an hour or so and you’ll be ready to wear a helmet. A good helmet supports the weight of the monocular on your head and allows you to be in the field longer without neck fatigue.
The Skullcrusher – A great way to try hands-free use, but not a long term solution.