Saturday, October 22, 2016

Pair of AR's

Colt 6920, 14.5" barrel and pinned Surefire MB556K, Troy Vtac Alpha Rail 13", Magpul MOE+ Grip, Magpul CTR Stock, Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24 on Vortex Cantilever mount.

PTAC 12" Carbine Kit & Anderson lower receiver

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Colorado & Utah National Parks

Jasmine and I spent a week checking out five National Parks in Colorado & Utah: Rocky Mountain, Canyonlands, Arches, Mesa Verde, and The Great Sand Dunes.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

AR15 Upgrades

After a few months of keeping it stock, I decided to add a couple upgrades:
- Troy VTAC 13 Free Float Rail
- Magpul Front MBUS
- Magpul MOE+ Grip
- Magpul MOE Trigger Guard
- Magpul CTR Stock
- Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24 Illuminated Variable Scope
- Vortex Cantilever Mount - 2" Offset

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Triple Aught Design FAST Pack Litespeed [Foliage]

I traded my Coyote FAST Pack EDC for this Foliage Litespeed a couple months ago. Ever since I got the foliage EDC, my coyote EDC did not see any use at all. I like the size of the Litespeed since it's similar in size the the Camelbak HAWG that I fell in love with many years ago. On our recent to Utah and Arizona, my girlfriend used it as her main bag during our hikes.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Utah & Arizona Trip 2015

This past Thanksgiving holiday my girlfriend and I spent the long weekend exploring Utah and Arizona. We pretty much planned this since we got back after our Sedona & the Grand Canyon trip earlier in the year. While we were in and out of Arizona/Utah the whole trip, we hit Bryce Canyon, Zion, Antelope Canyon, & Monument Valley. The weather was cold, the drives were long, but the scenery, experience, and memories we had were priceless. Jasmine put together the video below that captures the highlights of the trip.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Red Wing Heritage Beckman [Cigar]

I bought these Red Wing Beckman's in copper during my boot buying phase about a year ago. I was looking for something with a plain toe for work since my Wolverine 1000 miles were a bit dressy on the job site. The Beckmans have the commando sole which is night and day difference when compared to the slippery leather soles of my 1000 miles. I liked these so much that I ended up buying two more pairs in Black Cherry and Black (to be posted at a later date). These boots have about ~6 months of wear in them and has a fresh coat of Obenauf's LP slathered on. The rubber compound of the soles wears bettern then than the wedge soles of my 9106's. But to give a little more context, the 9106's were used when I was a working at LMU, which consisted of building with 3 underground parking levels with a rough rotary finish, plus 3 levels of classrooms with a mix of broom finishes. This paired with having my office trailer off site equalled a lot of walking on rough concrete surfaces. These Beckmans were my primary boot when I was working at the Bicycle Casino Hotel which was entirely a smooth hard trowel finish through out and a jobsite trailer that was only a couple hundred feet away across the dirt lot. So the wear on the soles might not be a fair comparison, but the environment was just another factor in the sole wear. Like with all my brown boots, I love the patina after use compared to to the fresh scuff/scratch-free leather when pulling it out of the box.

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