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06 Feb

Bicycle Crash DIY First Aid Kit

In Accessories,Product Review,Tips by wrench / February 6, 2012 / 0 Comments
Mountain bike riding without a first aid kit?

Mountain bike riding without a first aid kit?

If you find yourself road cycling, touring, or mountain bike riding without a first aid kit, you may want to reevaluate the importance of certain items needed for your rides. No one likes having to stumble into the drug store after suffering a nasty spill, covered in road rash! Carrying a first aid kit is just as important as riding your bicycle with a cell phone, pump, spare tube, tire levers and patch kit.

This Life Line first aid kit is a good start for cycling.

This Life Line first aid kit is a good start for cycling.

It is a certainty that you will encounter an accident or a flat when biking. Be prepared. Basic kits like the 85 piece Life Line first aid kit will be your go-to when the going gets tough. Another excellent choice is the Brave Soldier crash pack, custom designed for road rash injuries. I always like to add a few extra items to my kits including hydrogen peroxide, extra gauze and saline solution. Make sure you consult your physician for follow up care after your bicycle accident. My personal recommendation is leave the scalpel at home, though!

01 Oct

Container Worthy Java

In Accessories,Product Review by wrench / October 1, 2010 / 0 Comments


I recently had the opportunity to get my hands on the latest Klean Kanteen insulated 16 oz bottle with loop cap. First off, I am not one to drive and sip coffee and frankly, my commute is too short and I prefer enjoying my cup without any distractions.

The most attractive attribute to me is the fact that this bottle is BPA free, made of 18/8 stainless steel and there is no plastic in-sight to touch my beloved hot Ruta Maya coffee. I really like that the bottle is made with a wide mouth opening.  It’s nice knowing that I have the ability dip my biscotti with ease.

Klean Kanteen does offer a more traditional coffee-sipping lid, but it is made of plastic. The double-wall insulated stainless bottle does a great job keeping my coffee hot for more then enough time here in TX. According to the manufacturer, drinks will stay warm up to 6 hours. I would highly suggest this product to any one who needs a worthy container for their Java. Oh yeah, did I mention it fits in a standard bottle cage?!