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The first iPhone didn’t have a normal headphone jack, either

Its jack was “deeply recessed.”<p>A footnote worth remembering as the iPhone 7’s missing headphone jack will remain a hot topic over the next several weeks: The first iPhone, which debuted in 2007, didn’t have a normal headphone jack, either.<p>It did have <i>a</i> 3.5mm headphone port — which was still somewhat …

How to Use a Speed Square

In this tutorial, we’re going to take a quick look at the speed square, a tool that you may already have, but may not fully understand. While made for framing carpentry, a speed square can be indispensable in a lot of measuring and marking situations. Let’s have a look.<p>What is a Speed Square?<p>A …

Woodworking

14 Bug-Out-Ready Fire Kits

Fire is considered one of the “big four” necessities of the survival world. Shelter, food and water round out this important group. However, the one …

How to Make a Wooden Speaker For Your Phone

This DIY speaker makes an attractive and rugged dance party companion.<p>Your iPhone's dinky speaker will suffice for speakerphone calls and listening to podcasts while you cook, but it's hardly adequate for properly enjoying music. Bluetooth portable speakers are a great solution, sure. But for …

Build This Stylish Tripod Camping Stool That Looks Great Anywhere

From the campsite to the park, this tripod stool slings over your shoulder and is at the ready for your next break.<p>Folding tripod stools are a dime a dozen, but these mass-produced pieces of metal tubing with a plastic canvas seat are throwaway products with no soul. You can build your own stools …

Camping

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Build A Guaranteed Fire Kit

Spring’s a comin’ and many of you are reorganizing your gear and kits for warm weather on the horizon. I’ve written posts before about Survival Fire …

Tinder

SlatGrill

Posted in Camping and Gear<p>The genius of the SlatGrill is its flat-pack design; making it easy to slide a quality grill into your backpack for better …

Knife Blades: Common Steels Explained

Knife-makers use dozens of steel types to create knife blades. Which one is right for you? We look at 10 common steels used by popular knife brands …

Knives

Best Survival Lighter: Reviews on Best Products on The Market

What could be more important than the lighter in your backpack? If you don’t have a reliable lighter, you may not even be able to cook your food, …

Sea Level

FiiO's best portable music player is more affordable than Astell & Kern's cheapest

The new second-gen FiiO X5 is a bona-fide high-res music player at a price you can afford.<p>The new FiiO X5 high-res music player is a wee bit smaller than the original X5, with a different button layout. The new player feels nice and substantial in your hand compared with the skinnier and much …

Audiophile

The Fuji X100T — Tools and Toys

Photography is inquisitive. A photographer poses questions and offers answers through imagery. The Fuji X100T is the answer to an unpopular question: …

Cameras

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

The Myth of More (Not Just Another Fuji X100T Review)

I’ll say this right up front: what you’re about to read is not a review of the Fujifilm X100T. That’s a good thing, because I’m a lousy camera …

Fujifilm X100T Setup Guide

Whether you’re shooting landscapes, family portraits, little kittens, or Street Photography you can set the X100T once and there are enough …

Cameras

First impressions of the Fujifilm X100T - Let's talk AF, MF, OVF, EVF and ERF!

My Fujifilm X100t review could be very simple. Why? Because last year, its predecessor the Fuji X100s became my favourite compact camera. I used it …

SHARPENING X-TRANS FILES IN ADOBE LIGHTROOM

Sharpening is one of the most taxing aspects of the digital process and consequently many photographers prefer to stick to safe and secure ways, …

How to Tie 7 Basic Knots | The Art of Manliness

For centuries, knotsmanship has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s an essential skill whether a man desires to hit the high seas or …

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Hacking

13 Uses For Baking Soda Any Survivalist Should Know

<b>Please Share This Page:</b><p>Baking soda has so many more purposes in an emergency situation than you might think. In fact, it’s every survivalist’s dream …