Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dual Movie Review - Marvel's The Avengers and Battleship

Within the past two weeks my wife and I have saw Marvel's The Avengers and Battleship in the theater. Just quick little review of both.
The Avengers ... is freaking awesome! I did not expect it to be that good. You know when movie is good, when everyone claps at the end, that it is the sign of a truly good movie. Again, very good movie, they did a good job giving all the heroes their face time. My favorite from past movies is Iron Man, and he did not disappoint in this movie. But I think the mac daddy in this movie is the Hulk ... ah, let me correct that ... is "The Incredible Hulk" because he was that awesome. For the female perspective, my wife really liked it too. This is a definite watch in the theater, and a buy on disk when it comes out.

I made the mistake of seeing Battleship before The Avengers, having heard nothing bad about the Avengers and having two many expectations for Battleship, I was personally disappointed because at the time I felt that Avengers was probably a better movie and should have watched that instead. These are two different movies and I am not comparing them, I am just enlightening you to my mindset as I watched them both and you can make your own conclusions.

File:Battleship Poster.jpg Battleship, I have been waiting and excited to see this movie ever since I saw the trailer a few months ago. That being said it ended up being a little bit different than I was expecting; it was still a good movie and is a helluva feel good movie, you will smile to yourself, your heart will swell up, and if you have every served in the military or been close to someone that has you may even get goose bumps. It is based off the game Battleship, and as hard as it may be for you to wrap your head around, they actually did a good job portraying it and not making it too cheesy. Good special effects and overall a well done movie. If you have already seen The Avengers, then check it out in the theaters, if not I would say a good buy movie/great rental, myself I will be buying it on Blu-ray when it comes out. Female perspective, my wife thought it was "just" alright, her feelings were not anywhere near close to mine

If I can only see one? If you can only see one in the theaters, see The Avengers, but definitely don't forget to check out Battleship on disk when it comes out, if was still a good movie, but for the time being if you are going to watch one in the theater, watch Avengers. ct

Thursday, May 17, 2012

How to tie a Morse Code Bar Paracord Bracelet

This video is how to tie a Morse Code Bar bracelet out of 550 paracord. Weave pattern was created by a fellow knot enthusiast JasonTX of the Fusion Knot forums. Second video and I tried a new camera rig with this video, created out of all things ... paracord! Worked good as far as I can tell. Hope you enjoy. ct

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Paracord Adventures - Bracelets

 A good and functional item, the paracord bracelet aka survival bracelet, not a survival kit in itself but a good addition to a survival kit. By always wearing some type of bracelet you will have any where from 5 - 25 feet of spare cordage on you depending on the bracelet type.

So far I have made 26 different bracelet styles, these are all just practice ones and just for fun. Now though, I am kind of obsessed to try and see how many different types I can actually make.

Bracelet Photo
All can be made through mainly YouTube video instructions. I have adapted almost all to use a buckle. I will be using the name that was on the video where I got the instructions from (so you can find it easier if you so desire), the names may or may not be correct. If I can remember who created the video I will add that as well.

Starting at top left to right:
  1. Cobra Stitch/Solomon Bar
  2. Piranha/Shark Jaw Bone (Tying It All Together - TIAT)
  3. "In and Out" type weave (Instructables)
  4. Blaze Bar (TIAT)
  5. Cobbled Solomon Bar (TIAT)
  6. Dragon's Tongue
  7. Ladder Strap (TIAT)
  8. Stitched Solomon Bar (TIAT)
  9. Backbone Bar (TIAT)
  10. Tire Tread Bar (TIAT)
  11. Candy Stripe Bar (TIAT)
  12. Bonobo Bar (TIAT)
  13. T-Virus Sinnet (TIAT)
  14. King Cobra
  15. Millipede (Appears to be a two half hitch variant)
  16. Caterpillar Footed Solomon Bar (TIAT)
  17. Bush Bar (TIAT)
  18. Crooked River Bar (TIAT)
  19. Wide Solomon Bar (TIAT)
  20. Solomon's Heart/Locked In Love (video by Chaotic Thinking)
  21. Thatched Solomon Bar (TIAT)
  22. Morse Code Bar (Created by JasonTX from Fusion Knots forums)
  23. Spiral Banded Solomon Bar (TIAT)
  24. KBK Bar (TIAT)
  25. Snake Knot Bracelet (TIAT)
  26. Curling Millipede Bracelet (TIAT)
Needless to say JD of Tying It All Together is a beast and his site Fusion Knots is a must for anyone interested in tying.When I get to 30 bracelet types I will post a new picture.

Look forward to an instructional video soon on how to make number 22 the Morse Code Bar as well as a new "Paracord Adventures - Key Chains" edition. ct.

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Monday, May 7, 2012

How to Make a Solomon's Heart Paracord Bracelet

Welcome to the first of many YouTube videos created by Chaotic Thinking.

This video is how to tie a "Solomons Heart" bracelet out of 550 paracord, it is a variation of the Cobra weave or Solomons bar knot (thus the name). If you can tie a cobra weave paracord bracelet, then you can tie this weave and more than likely have started to tie this weave, you just didn't know it. (Meaning while tying a cobra weave you used the wrong cord, realized it, and had to untie it - had you kept going you would have been tying this Solomons heart weave).

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I hope you enjoy. ct