2013/07/23

EDC (Every Day Carry)

Everyday carry (EDC) or every day carry refers to a small collection of tools, equipment and supplies that are carried on a daily basis to assist in tackling situations ranging from the mundane to the disastrous. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everyday_carry
Just starting to get my EDC it in to order. Currently I have a SAK (Swiss Army Knife) Hunstman, LED Lenser P3 and Exotac Nanostriker all clipped on to a mini carabiner. The SAK is within the legal limit to be allowed to be carried in the UK. I carry this in my trouser pockets all the time. I also carry my wallet, Galaxy S3 and a packet of tissues, its not tactical or anything but I use it the most!

I have just got a Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack. So I'm still working on the load out of it at the moment. I use it as my work bag as well as at the weekends so the load is a bit mixed plus I have put some bits in to keep my kids entertained if need be, which under the above definition could be anywhere between the mundane and disastrous :)

  • Water Bottle (700ml)
  • Headphones
  • Sunglasses
  • Playing cards
  • Maxpedition Pocket Organiser (Set up as a bit of tool kit)
    • WD40 Pen
    • Super Glue
    • Pocket Widgy Pry bar
    • Craft Knife
    • AAA Mini Maglite
    • 4Gb USB Pen
    • Lighter
    • Permanent Marker
    • Folding Spork
    • Wipes and plasters
  • Pencil Case
    • Bic 4 Colour Pen
    • HB Pencil
    • Propelling Pencil and spare leads 
    • Blue, green and black permanent markers
    • Highlighter
    • Rubber.
    • Ruler
  • Notepad
  • Buff 
  • Cap
  • Keys for work and home
I don't currently carry a multitool at the moment as the one I have, the blade locks out on it. I think it might be legal just in the UK but I don't want to take the chance.


This is a work in progress so I expect to change things round quite a bit as I find out what works and what doesn't.

Pictures to follow.

2013/07/18

Weihrauch HW77k - work so far.

My first job was going to be to clean up the stock as it seems to shoot quite nice at the moment so for the time being I have no plans to put any tuning kits in it.

I removed the stock from the action and then removed the pistol grip plate and the recoil pad.  Then I stripped the varnish off it using Nitromors and wirewool. This got the stock back to the original wood.

At this point I noticed a crack in the stock running from the recoil pad towards the trigger. It wasn't very big so I filled it with super glue then sanded the excess glue once it had dried.

Next was the Danish oil, I gave the whole stock a coat, wiped off the excess and let it dry. I then repeated this for the next 6 days so in total giving it 7 coats. Looks really nice now.

Think I'm going to leave the original iron sights on it and not put a scope on this rifle as it looks to good as it is. This does mean I'm going to have a get another air rifle so I can have a go at HFT.

Due to my phone playing up I have lost the pictures I took of the work I did on the HW77k.
I do have this one of it.
Was a great Sunday morning down at the range.
Yes it has a scope on it at the moment, but that will come off once I get another air rifle. An Air Arms S400 or S410 might be on the go, then I put the iron sights back on the HW77k and enjoy it they way it was meant to be used.