All About Bike Helmets for Men Women and Kids

Bicycle helmets are now widely accepted as standard safety equipment for cyclists, and are often required by local laws. They cost from $20 to $200. Brands include Giro, Bell, Specialized, Ionos, Trek, Bontrager, Bern, Pro-Tec and Lazer. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has information on motorcycle and bicycle helmet use laws in different American…

All About Leatherman Accessory Bit Kits and Bit Drivers

Screwdrivers are an important part of any multitool. Unfortunately there’s more to screwdrivers than the standard flat head and cross head (Phillips) screwdrivers – there are various sizes of Torx, Hex key, Pozidriv and Square Drive, amongst others. Many Leatherman multitools now come with a Leatherman-proprietary bit driver (Leatherman calls it the Large Bit Driver)…

All About Counter-Top Home Water Distillers

How to Make Distilled Water at Home. Water distillers produce almost pure drinking water. Here’s how to choose a distiller for home use. Distillers are used to purify tap or well water. They provide a cheap, convenient and eco-friendly alternative to bottled water: No throwing away disposable plastic bottles. No worrying about chemicals from plastic…

All About Folding Saws for Pruning

A folding saw is like a penknife, only with a saw instead of a blade. They are light and surprisingly effective, making them ideal for survival use (bug out bag), camping (processing firewood), backpacking, clearing trails, hunting (dressing game), and even DIY jobs around the house. The folding blade safely hides their sharp teeth inside…

How To Choose The Right Compressor

Unlike the smaller 12 volt air compressors, these compressors: Run off mains electricity. Produce higher air pressure and air flow. Use 1 to 6 gallon storage tanks for smooth air flow. Popular brands include Campbell Hausfeld, Ingersoll Rand, Craftsman, DeWalt, Husky and Porter Cable. Air Compressor Uses The professional (contractor-type) portable air compressor is a…

How to Choose a Turbo Convection Oven

Turbo ovens cook fast and are easy to clean. They are a good alternative to toaster ovens. We look at how they compare against conventional ovens. Turbo ovens are pure convection ovens: hot air is blown around the oven to cook the food. It’s like using a hair dryer to cook. Popular brands include Sunpentown,…