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When your 5-year-old son tells you that he wants an ax for Christmas, as mine did not too long ago, you compromise with a hatchet. I (my son) have had this X7 Hatchet by Fiskars for over a year now and continue to be impressed with it.
Whether I am hacking into an 8-inch diameter tree or splitting some boards into kindling, this little hatchet preforms. Only 14 inches long and 1.4 pounds, it is easy to strap to a pack and bring into the backcountry.
The X7 Hatchet from FiskarsIvan Loomis/Kit Badger
Between the blade geometry, the low friction coating, PermaHead molding and lifetime warranty, this is a rock star hatchet.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.
A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.
So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."