Survival Tool

The Military Bayonet’s Place in the Modern World

The modern military bayonet is generally a survival knife attached to the end of a rifle. This detachable blade is incredibly versatile, serving as a weapon, self-defense mechanism, and a tool for digging, sawing, cutting and more. The move toward changing up the bayonet has always been to give soldiers more options and greater versatility while not burdening them with more tools.

The modern soldier already has plenty of equipment to carry around with them, so simplifying their toolset to provide the same number of options as always but with fewer tools is always as priority. Military bayonets can be used in a number of different ways, and even inside their handle, soldiers can store more items. Many modern bayonets are survival knives that have been hollowed out, and the soldiers can store matches, wire, sharpening tools and other useful items without taking up additional space.

The marines are the only branch of the US military that still used bayonets, but they are popular among survivalists and outdoorspeople all over the world. Anyone who has spent time in the wilderness hunting large animals knows how useful it is to be able to fight back against an animal that is at close range. They may run out of bullets or not be able to get off a shot while being attacked, and having the bayonet on the end of their rifle allows them to keep the animal at a distance and inflict damage without placing themselves in much danger. The bayonet functions as a spear, in that sense, allowing the rifle to become more versatile. The trend is always toward more versatility and functionality, and the modern outdoors person can appreciate that.

Many times, people who spend a lot of time camping, hiking or hunting will go for days at a time with whatever they can carry on their back. They don’t want a lot of tools to carry around, so they choose tools like the military bayonet that can be used for a lot of different functions.

It’s best for them to evaluate their options before they purchase, and they can use sites like military bayonetsto find out what professionals have to say about the bayonets that are available today. They can read revise and compare bayonets from different manufacturers and with different features to find the one that will fit them and their needs best.

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Mobile Review

iPhone 6: The Good & The Ugly

It has been almost more than a week since I started using the iPhone 6. Techwitty thanks it’s investors and amazing staff for an excellent year of investment and development I started using it from the day it came out; 19 September. So I waited more than a week to write this because I wanted to truly experience the iPhone 6 before just writing anything that came into my mind. Well without further adieu this is my review of the iPhone 6.

You might have already read a lot of reviews regarding the iPhone 6 so I don’t want to bore you with the specs and other details which you already know. So instead I’m taking a different approach. I’m going to be dividing this review into two sections. To make it more easier to read and to keep it simple and short.

The two sections are: the good and the ugly; you can guess what each of these sections means.

But if you like the old-fashioned review, the one using specs, numbers and other details, then you can head over to my other, more “official” review of iPhone 6.

iPhone 6: The Good
Let me start of with “The Good”.

The iPhone 6 is without a doubt an Apple product, if you want to experience Apple then this is the device you should buy. iPhone 6 is Apple’s flagship model when it comes to smartphones.

iPhone 6 feels amazing in your hand when you hold it, it gives you a firm and a premium look, and there is absolutely no doubt about that.

If you compare it to the iPhone 5s; it is a huge difference. iPhone 5s feels slightly bulkier, while the iPhone 6 feels more comfortable; it’s really hard to imagine considering the iPhone 6 is much larger than the iPhone 5s. Maybe the reason for this is that the iPhone 6 is slimmer compared to its predecessor.

Picture taken with iPhone 6 at night outside Apple HQ.

The other advantages of the large screen size; 4.7?, is that, almost everything is more clear on the iPhone 6; be it reading or watching a video, you get a more immersive feeling compared to the previous ones.

No doubt about Android counterparts complaining about the small screen size of previous iPhone models.

Picture taken with iPhone 6

The other thing that I really like, and most probably, the best feature of the iPhone 6 is the camera. Apple has definitely upped the ante here.

The megapixel count is the same but the quality of pictures is definitely higher; the colours are more prominent, it has a higher contrast ratio and the image stabilization does play a great part. Thanks to the new sensor in the camera, the overall quality of pictures has gone up.

Picture taken using iPhone 6

Picture taken with iPhone 6

The picture above of long boards shows how the camera optimizes to take pictures against the sun; although not directly. But it does a great job nonetheless.

Next on the list is the battery life. Yes folks, it is in the “good section”, Apple products are known of their bad battery life but after using for quite a time I find that the battery life has improved. You might have heard the complete opposite but the unit that I’m using has a good battery life with moderate usage. When I say moderate usage I mean normal internet browsing, some video recording and continuous whatsapp messaging. That’s what most of you will be using this for.

The iPhone 6: Ugly
Now let’s talk about the ugly section of the iPhone 6. Before starting on this one I should warn you that I’m slightly biased towards Apple or in more simple words, I don’t really find anything that bad in the iPhone 6. So this section is going to be quite short.

I will start with the Touch ID. Apple has fallen slightly short on its mantra of “it just works” for the Touch ID. Mind you, the Touch ID does work great and sometimes flawlessly. But at some occasions, it fails me. I have to put my thumb more than once on the Touch ID and this has happened far too many times. Sometimes I just use the passcode instead of the Touch ID.

Next on the list is the protruding camera lens. It has been discussed in the past so I will not talk about it too much. The camera lens slightly protrudes, giving it some-what a bad look, although it doesn’t really affect that much and doesn’t bother me.

But you slightly worry when you place your camera downwards, maybe you have damaged your camera or maybe not.

I’m trying to think more bad things about the iPhone 6 but they hardly come into my mind.

The protruding camera lens.

While we are at it, I will talk about the bendgate issue, I have not faced any bendgate problems and neither my friends who have bought the large iPhone 6 Plus. There are some people who have faced this problem that but is a minority.

Well, the iPhone 6 is without a doubt one of the best iPhones so far. It looks great and feels great in your hands and there is hardly any major downsides to it.

If you are thinking to jump into the Apple ecosystem, then the iPhone 6 is your best bet. It offers the true Apple experience.

One thing that I have not mentioned in this review of the iPhone 6 is the Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality, the only reason for this is that I have not tested it out yet, as Apple is going to roll out an update somewhere in the next month for its Apple Pay service. Once the service goes live, the iPhone 6 is going to be a true smartphone, a one-in-all device.

To conclude I will simply say, iPhone 6 is the best iPhone ever produced and one of the best, or just maybe, the best smartphone in the world right now.

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Solar Panels

Home Solar Panels

Home Solar Panels

Home solar panels are gaining popularity day by day. Solar Brisbane It is entering the household of ordinary people who want to save money in their electric bills and also want to use renewable source of energy.

If you do not want to spend a lot of money in installing a solar panel system in your home by expert professionals who take a lot of money just to install the home solar panel then you can learn how to make and install your own home solar panels. And to do that you can use the different types of do-it-yourself kit that are found in the market.

These do-it-yourself kits or in short the DIY kits are arranged by professionals and solar panel installers who are in this field for years. They are sharing their expert knowledge with people like us who want to build their own home solar kits. These professionals have spent years in testing, researching and making new plans for the solar panels so you can completely trust what they are offering in the name of DIY kits.

There are mainly two different types of DIY kits available in the market. One is the kit which has detailed instructions of how to make your own home solar power panels. They generally have illustrations to make it easier for you to understand the process of making your solar panel. Some may even have videos demonstrating the whole process so that it becomes even easier to follow. Some kits may even have extra information which will set that kit apart in the market. These types of DIY kits are cheaper because they only have instructions of how to set up the home solar panel but they do not have the actual materials that are needed to make the solar panels. But these types of DIY kits will give you a list of things that you will need to make the home solar panels.

The other type of DIY kit is that one which has everything that you need to make your own home solar panels. They have the instructions as well as all the materials you need. If you buy this type of kit you don’t have to shop for anything else. But the price of these types of DIY kits is much higher as it offers everything for making your own home solar panels.

The difference that is between these two types of kits is that the one with the instructions only can be used again and again to make different solar panels. But the costly one with everything included can be used only once.

It is important to do some research in the market before you buy the kit. Some DIY kits for making home solar panels offer extra information which can give you extra information. Some information like these includes where to find free batteries saving you a lot of money that you had to spend on batteries.

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For Wonderful Looking 20 Inch Wheels

Alloy rims are available for all size tires, including 20 alloy wheels. Mirror Finish They are made of aluminum or magnesium or a mixture of both and can be fitted to trucks, cars, and motorcycles. Not only are they great to look at, they have other advantages, not the least of which is they are much lighter than their steel counterparts. Alloys are just as strong but they have better heat conduction. Because they are lighter, their handling is better.

These chrome wheel rims allow the car’s suspension to closely track the terrain to give extra stability and grip. The reduction in car mass also improves fuel consumption. Another benefit of the better heat conduction is that heat is expended via the brakes. This gives improved braking performance especially when driving in demanding conditions where brake failure can occur due to overheating.

From an aesthetic perspective, the manufactures of alloys are using intricate, bold, and stunning designs. Whereas, their steel counterparts are boring in comparison because they comprise of pieces of sheet metal welded together. You can get a variety of bare metal alloy finishes. For protection, the rims should be sealed with paint or wheel covers.

Even with such protection, the rims will start to corrode after a period of 3-5 years. However, they can be professionally refurbished at a cost. Refurbishment of alloys is fairly expensive but you can avoid this by doing it yourself.

First, the entire rim must be scrubbed, including any spoiled or damaged areas, with a wheel brush and dishwashing liquid. Dry thoroughly with a clean towel. Then apply a small amount of paint-thinner onto a lint-free cloth and vigorously clean the damaged areas. Before you move onto the next step, ensure that every piece of dirt and debris is removed.

Next, cover every surface near the spoiled parts with masking tape, including other sections of the rim, as well as the tire. Get a sheet of brown paper, or an old tablecloth, and tape it to the area of the vehicle that faces towards the damaged wheel. The reason for this is to protect the car when you apply the primer, wheel lacquer, and clear lacquer. Wipe with a dry towel. Plug the damaged section with body putty and leave to dry for about 20 minutes.

To obtain the best results, this is a project that should be done on a sunny, warm day to speed up the drying time of the putty. Also, for best results, be sure to paint, clean, and sand only in and around the spoiled areas. When the putty is dry, sand it down until it’s flush with the rim. For this part, use 400 grit sandpaper. Wipe clean and spray on one coat of primer evenly. Let is dry for 15 minutes and then sand the primer.

The next step is to spray on the first coat of silver lacquer on your 20 rims and tires. Give it half an hour to dry and then spray on the second coat. Leave to dry overnight and, the next day, you can spray one coat of high-gloss clear lacquer as a sealant on the chrome custom wheels. The final result will be impressive and your 20 inch tires and wheels will look as though they are brand new. Don’t drive the car for a minimum of 24 hours.

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