These are the qualities I look for in the products I use.
I always go with function over form when selecting an item to meet my needs.
Essentially, every item I use or carry with me represents a slot in my life. For example, in the front, right-hand pocket of my pants I carry a pen, lip balm and a small multitool. Those are the slots. As of this writing, the actual items filling those slots are a generic Bic-style pen with a fading Batman print, ChapStick brand Medicated Skin Protectant/External Analgesic, and a Leatherman Squirt S4 (red).
My needs are simple, my requirements are basic, and my quest is never-ending.
It is my intention to use this site as a medium for displaying my findings as I search for the perfect item to fill each slot in my life, as well as opening up every slot for discussion. I hope that my visitors will contribute their knowledge and experiences to aid me in selecting the best possible solution for my slots.
Two small notes though. First of all, I firmly believe what my father taught me: that stuff is just stuff, and it is not important. My family, my integrity and knowledge are all far more important than any product or tool, but some things can be nice to have. Also, I believe that perfection is not achieved when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. I do not wish to burden myself with a large collection of junk, I wish to streamline the things that I use to the point that there is nothing there that I don’t truly need.
So, without further babble, here is my quest:
To find the perfect compliment of tools, products and toys that make life easier, more comfortable and more fun.
And here are some links to get you started helping me on my quest:
- Pocket Contents/Belt Tools
- Hygiene/Human Comforts
- Emergency Preparedness
Watch this list for links to open to more categories. For now, the links provided are for the areas I am prepared to focus on. As I get my act together and organize my thoughts in other areas, you should see more links added.
Keep an eye on the blog for new product reviews, notes and other items of interest, but use the links to the pages to navigate the slots and see what items are winning in what slots.
Thank you. I hope we can find this project to be mutually beneficial.