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Keep your powder dry with the MatchSafe

on Monday, February 4th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

Actually, you’re on your own with the powder, but the MatchSafe will keep your emergency supply of matches dry and ready.  This little stainless box, made by Stoll in Germany, is much more durable than a match book and keeps your safety matches dry and ready until you need them.  There’s a piece of sandpaper mountedRead More…


Multi-purpose Leather Clip from MochiThings

on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News

This multi-purpose Leather Clip from MochiThings can handle many small chores.  You can use it as a money clip or to hold receipts or other papers together in your pocket or bag.  You can use it as a cord winder for your earbuds or charging cable.  And you can even slide your glasses through theRead More…


True Utility Keychain Tools Review

on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear

A while back, I posted a news item about a small capsule-shaped lighter for your keyring sold by ThinkGeek.  Turns out the FireStash lighter is made by an English company called True Utility.  They sent a variety of their keychain gadgets and gear to The Gadgeteer, and Julie selected me to give them a try. Read More…


FireStash Keychain Lighter for Your Everyday Carry Kit

on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

ThinkGeek is offering a small, waterproof lighter that would make a great addition to your everyday carry kit.  This little lighter is only 1.8″ long X 0.6″ in diameter, and it’s made of a dark chrome-plated zinc alloy.  It uses standard lighter fuel and has a wheel striker, like those used in Zippo lighters.  ItRead More…