WOW, what a game. I just finished watching the World Cup finale between Argentina and France, and it was one of the best games of the event. I had a $1 bet on Team USA to go all the way, and that would have paid $175 (kind of like playing the lottery). All in all, it was a good World cup with the typical upsets. Unfortunately, we lost an American reported under suspicious circumstances.
I was planning on recommending an inexpensive last-minute gift or stocking stuffer, as I highly recommend the Leatherman Micra, which usually costs $20-30. I’ve carried one for the past 15+ years and use it regularly. I say planning to recommend it because when I went to post a link to it on Amazon, it’s now retailing for $66! This is crazy, and I can only imagine it’s due to the holiday demand.
Leatherman has it listed on their site for a more respectable $35, but it may not make it to you by Christmas. If you’re out and about, I’ve seen the Micra in Big Box and local hardware stores closer to the $25 retail price.
I love maps. They come in all shapes and sizes, and they do way more than tell you where you are. In fact, there are maps that explain all kinds of facts like this… “How many countries other than the United States do not use the metric system?” Two!
100 Amazing Maps of the World is an interesting site with a lot of great maps. I particularly like the map showing all of the rivers that flow into the Mississippi river.
And finally… What do you get when you take an 862HP Subaru Wagon, strap Travis Pastrana in the driver’s seat, and turn him loose on the streets of Florida? You get Gymkhana 2022. Pay special attention for a guest appearance by Cleetus McFarland.
I posted back in 2011 about my all time favorite Every day Carry (EDC) item the Leatherman Micra. Well, I finally misplaced mine & thinking it would eventually show up I held off on buying a replacement. After a little more than a month I had to break down and buy another one.
Amazing how you become so accustomed to having something with you at all times and really missing it when you don’t. Ordered it from Amazon and had it in just a few days. SO glad I replaced it. I’m impressed that after over 15-years of these things being made the new one is EXACTLY like the old one. That’s pretty unusual these days when it seems like there are differences in products even after only a few months. Welcome back my old friend, I’ll be sure to keep a better eye on you then I did your sibling.