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How To Disappear Online

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014


Who Is Hosting This recently posted an infographic detailing the various steps one would have to take to effectively delete their online identity, from removing profiles on various social media sites, up to deleting any current email addresses. It isn’t definitive (the internet never forgets), but it’ll make you much harder to track down even beyond a cursory search.


Hackaday – Taserproof Clothing

Friday, March 7th, 2014


User ‘shenzhen’ of Hackaday has devised a method of augmenting clothing items using carbon fiber tape to make them 100% taserproof. It involves making a cut into the lining of a jacket or other clothes, then placing a strip of iron-on no-sew hem tape topped with carbon tape into the lining, placing multiple strips as close as possible to each other while avoiding gaps, throughout the garment. Since carbon tape consists of thin conductive carbon fibers, it forces the electric current to flow through the tape instead of the body, even if a taser’s needle pierces the skin.


Please note that this post is purely informational, and Tactical Fanboy does not condone the use of this information for any lest-than-legally-acceptable purposes.


Monday, September 16th, 2013

Sugur is a self-adhesive, self-setting silicone rubber. It’s temperature resistant(-50C/-58F to 180C/356F), water proof, UV proof, and electrically insulating, so it can be used to repair or enhance a wide variety of objects, from providing grip to a handle, repairing a power cable, sealing a cooling system for a car, and more.


TacHacker – Articulated Street Sign Armor

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Looking to perfect that Mad Max or Fallout cosplay? Then you might want to follow the example of Ivan Owen and build a set of street sign armor. Although the exact details are scarce, the piece was constructed from forming street signs using an anvil and ball peen hammer and affixing said signs to a belt harness. Mr. Owen also has an Etsy store where it’s entirely possible you can commission said armor, provided your smithing skills aren’t up to snuff.

MAKE – Street Sign Armor

TIE Tactical Scabbards: TFB Tacticool Christmas Present Suggestion #11

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

TIE Tactical (Tactical Innovations Engineering) has a new tiger strip pattern out. TIE makes some really nice custom kydex scabbards and sheaths for both fixed blades and folders (and of course some other things).

A TIE Tactical hatchet scabbard with belt lock for carry.

It’s not something you might think about right off, but they make some really nice belt scabbards even for folders. There are a number of reasons for this, including speed of presentation, carrying it on a battle belt, carrying a secondary folder, etc. The defensive/tactical reasons vary from individual, and will no doubt start more than one argument about what is valid, or a better way to carry, or whatever. This e-publication, perspicacious and sagacious as it is, will not get into that argument. We will going to say that TIE is run by an extremely nice, very detail-oriented and thorough man out of a small shop in Texas. He has a dual retention locking system if you want it (and these these things really do lock: you can carry ’em inverted and they’ll stay with you). He can make a number of different pieces you might want: for instance, we know of one commissioned project that involved a 5-round .38 speedloader for an airweight revolver sitting right next to a very small flashlight. Another was a small fixed blade (a SAR Global Tool Sarclops, as a matter of fact) next to a Zippo…you get the idea. He’s got the tools and he’s got the talent, and now he’s got the tiger stripe.

The Mad Duo previously wrote about TIE Tactical on Kit Up! if you want some background.

TIE Tactical's new Tiger Stripe pattern on a fixed blade.

Louisville Decapitron

Monday, October 31st, 2011

We here on TFB have been putting out a lot of Zombie-themed content in the recent weeks, since it’s the month of Halloween and all, and we figured another article on undead killin’ implements wouldn’t hurt since there’s no kill like overkill. Speaking of which, meet the Louisville Decapitron. A creation of Gord of Gordsgarage, the Decapitron is the melding of a large blade and a Louisville Slugger, a combination that makes for a powerful anti-Zombie weapon. The business end is meant for any undead looking to make a snack of your innards, while the blunt portion is meant to beat away any humans going after your survival stash. Anyone else getting a ‘Dead Rising 2‘ vibe from this thing, or is it just me?

Hat tip: i09 – Louisville Decapitron

TacHacker – How To Throw A Knife Like Bill The Butcher

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

One of my most frequented internet destinations, Art of Manliness, has just put up an article and video on the always cool, but fairly impractical, art of knife throwing. Proper technique and the three primary types of knives are all covered, so you can start learning how to effectively chuck that pocket folder at any hunks of wood or would-be assailants in your path.

Art of Manliness – How To Throw A Knife Like Bill The Butcher

TacHacker – Schuyler Towne’s YouTube Lock Picking Course

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Schuyler Towne is a competitive lock picker, founder of Open! Locksport, professional security researcher, and… he really, really loves his locks. He’s released a 24 video lock picking course on the ins and outs of the subject, including needed materials, how to take apart and reassemble a lock, and how pin tumblers work, among other essential picking skills. It’s a extensive lock picking course by an expert lock picker that you can view for free. What’s not to love?

TacHacker – Print Your Own AR-15 Magazines

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Crank, a member of Thingiverse, has created a series of models that when processed through a 3D printer and combined together function as a 5-round AR-15 magazine. The models include the magazine body, anti-tilt follower, and floorplate; you’ll have to design your own spring since the creator’s was omitted for ‘safety reasons’. Considering a 3D printer kit can cost around $1200, and each mag takes roughly 2 hours to construct, it’s not the most cost-effective/efficient way to get a hold of magazines, especially with such a low capacity. However, if you’ve ready access to a 3D printer then keeping a few disposable emergency mags like these can have their uses. Say, during an invasion of the undead persuasion?

Obligatory warning: If you do decide to undertake this project you do so under your own risk. Neither myself nor the creator of this project is responsible for anything that happens as a result of using this magazine.

AR-15 Rifle Magazine by Crank – Thingiverse


Thursday, September 8th, 2011

This is a nifty little 6-in-1 multitool that attaches to a keychain. It features a bottle opener, Phillips Driver #2, Flathead driver #2 and 1/4″ Hex Nut Driver. If you were wondering where the other two tools were, the Phillips head doubles as a punch and the Flathead doubles as a prybar. You can even order a custom Screwpop with laser engraving and custom bit head patterns, depending on your needs. Available in chrome and black.


Cook An Egg In An Orange Peel

Monday, August 29th, 2011

This is a fun, neat little trick to try if you’re out camping and brought eggs, oranges and tin foil. You start by burning a fire down to the coals. Meanwhile, split an orange in half and hollow out the contents. You then place an egg inside each orange half, wrap them in the foil and place them on the coals. 3-5 minutes later, you have an egg cooked to perfection, with a hint of orange flavor to boot.

The above video shows a slightly different method involving placing the orange directly on the coals, but the principle’s the same. I just prefer foil since it keeps everything more secure.

Hat Tip: lifehacker.com