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Vaporizer Buying Guide

In this post I will go over the new craze that is vaping and the essential products & accessories that you need to get the most out of your vaporizer.

How does it work?Vaporizer

The vaporizing first starts when the battery component heats up the atomizer, which in turn heats the e-liquid creating the vapor that comes out of the pen. Vaping came about as a means for smokers to help quit their addiction and then developed into the popular phenomena that it is today. “Vape pens” are filled with e-liquid, which is a flavored water based liquid that is frequently combined with varying amounts of nicotine and other additives. E-liquids come in hundreds of flavors and multiple nicotine levels with cartridges becoming more readily available for purchase.

What do I need with my vaporizer?

One of the first things you will want to purchase for your vaporizer is an extra set of batteries, and luckily we have a few of those at battery junction. Different batteries are neededdownload for different pens, but the most commonly used are either 2 rcr123s or 1 18650 depending on desired charge hold and heating level. The battery is an important part of your vaping preferences as the voltage that the atomizer allows through to heat itself is what determines the intensity or “throat hit” that you will get from your vape. Atomizer impedance, or resistance, is measured in ohms with lower resistance leading to hotter vaping of the liquid and higher resistance producing a less harsh cloud. So as you can see, the battery and atomizer combo is arguably the most important part of your vaporizer. Keeping this in mind, it is best for the vape and its user to purchase the best batteries available. Higher quality batteries will hold their charge longer and will take months to deteriorate where as a poor quality battery will begin to decline after a few recharges. Seeing as we only carry the best here at battery junction you are in luck, browse our large selection of batteries from quality manufacturers.

 

Keeping your vape in top shape

Now that you have your vape pen, battery, and favorite e-liquid, it’s time to look into carrying cases that will protect your investment. It is important to protect yourtheshorelinemarket_2397_258216320 Vaporizer from damage as dropstheshorelinemarket_2400_990239129 and everyday wear and tear can greatly reduce the lifespan your e-cig. You can choose anything from hardcore damage proof pelican cases to easier everyday carrying accessories such as Maxpedition sheathes or pouches depending on your needs. Looking for a charging station to recharge your batteries? We have that
too with a selection of charging stations from trusted brands like Nitecore, Olight, and Xtar to name a few. A good charging station is essential to getting the most out of your battery, and we have gathered some the of the top chargers available in our knowledge center.

 

As always we have a large selection of products for your vaping needs, we even have a section with our best vaping accessories  to make your shopping experience easier. Hopefully this post has been informative and will help you to make informed future purchases.

Knife Handles

Wood-Handle-Knives

 

I want to talk now about the various components that make up knife handles. There are a lot of different kinds of knife handles, and you’re sure to find the perfect one for you out of this list. The types of knife handle compositions are: glass-reinforced nylon/GRN, aluminum, Micarta, Kraton, G-10, carbon fiber, and natural materials, like leather, bone, and wood. For myself, I like the sturdiness of a classic wood handle; I inherited a couple of beautiful knives from my late father, one of which is a Bowie knife from the 1960s/1970s that has a thick wooden handle. The other is a smaller utility knife/work knife with a shorter, thinner blade that has a leather-wrapped handle. Regarding that one, I really like the feeling of the smoothness of the leather in my hand. I will go into each one briefly for you, so you can understand the differences among them and why each is valuable to the knife enthusiast.

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What is a knife’s tang and why is it important? Part I

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A knife tang, which many people may not realize, is one of the most important structural components of a knife. It is the portion of the knife blade that juts into the handle of the knife and gives it resistance and strength and durability when performing tasks big or small. The tang comes in many different forms, such as a full tang (which is ideal to have), a partial tang, a push tang, and a skeletonized tang. The tang is most commonly found on fixed blade knives.

There are several other kinds of knife tangs, which I can’t cover today, but I will renew this discussion in a future post.

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Varieties of Knife Grinds, Part I

Blade-grinds

 

This time, I will take you through some common “grinds” used in knife manufacture. There are several different kinds, and they all have their own uses and unique qualities. A grind is a synonym for an edge, and it is one of the most important and most interesting parts of a knife’s anatomy. These grinds include hollow grinds, (full) flat grinds, high flat grinds, chisel grinds, convex grinds, compound/double bevel grinds, and asymmetrical grinds. There is also another one called the sabre, V-, or Scandinavian, grind, which is a subdivision of the flat grind. This article will be discussing the first few types of knife grinds. Please check back in future weeks for part II of this discussion.

 

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What type of knife is best for me?

bowiefixedKnives are fascinating tools, because, appropriately enough, they have a dual nature in the fact that they are so straightforward, and yet they are so incredibly versatile. They are actually quite a complicated subject when you learn about them, but I will guide you through some relatively basic information about different types of knives and their characteristics. First off, there are two major categories of knives: folding and fixed. Both are equally interesting and valuable, but each has different uses depending upon your needs and your desires.

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Bike Spokes Lights

Choosing the Best Accessories for Your Bike

As the weather gets nicer and you begin to use your bike more it might be time to think about what accessories will make your rides better, and safer.

Working your bike rides around your work schedule and obligations can be difficult and usually leads to early morning or evening bike rides. Many prefer biking at these times when it is cooler and there are fewer people on the road. The only problem is that biking at these times of day can present safety problems in poor lighting conditions that may make it difficult for you to see the road, and for others who are driving to see you. Fortunately there are many lighting options two of which are the See’Ems spoke lights and the Fenix Bike Light.

 

17db_see_ems_mini_led_bicycle_spoke_lightsThe See’Ems are an inexpensive and easy to use way of being certain that you are visible to drivers. All you have to do is attach the See’Ems to your bicycle’s spokes and give them a twist to turn on the lights. These lights are very eye catching as they create a glowing circle of light while you pedal. You can also combine different colored LEDs to make yourself even more noticeable with multicolored rings.

 

 

 

 

The Fenix Bike Light is a high quality bike light that mounts to the handlebars of your bike and is rechargeable. The light features a dual beam system, one that stays at the handlebar level and illuminates the area ahead of you, and another that is pointed downward to make sure you can see any obstacles that may be on the ground. The light is also made with durable aluminum alloy,201552017261967518__30716.1432141887.1280.1280 and is IPX-6 water resistant which means is can be used in any type of weather conditions. This light is great for people who live in cities or who are riding bikes on main roads at night. The Fenix is also more than strong enough to make up for areas that are low on lights such as side roads or bike trails. The light also features a back-lit display of the remaining run time left on the battery. If you truly do plan on riding in the early morning or late evening then this light is a must have.

 

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If your looking to try new bike routes, or are biking in unfamiliar territory Nite Ize has come up with the perfect product for those situation. The HandleBand is a handlebar attachment for smartphones that makes exploring new areas easy and stress free with the ability to use GPS navnihdb02r3aigation. The HandleBand has the ability to fit almost all smartphones, and can even be used for strollers or shopping carts if need be. This product is great for helping to track your biking distances and progress as well as providing a much safer means of using your smartphone while you are riding your bike.

These are just a few of the many great bike accessory products that are available, all of which will make your early morning and late evening bike rides much more enjoyable and safe.