New Year's Eve preparation

After overeating and going bankrupt during Christmas, it is time to prepare for those New Year’s resolutions and dry January with totally reckless behavior, booze, and explosives. We could say a few things about it but since all that boring stuff will be forgotten when the party is on, here are at least a few tips that can help you go through New Year’s Eve without going blind or burning to death. Read the full story

After overeating and going bankrupt during Christmas, it is time to prepare for those New Year’s resolutions and dry January with totally reckless behavior, booze, and explosives. We could say a few things about it but since all that boring stuff will be forgotten when the party is on, here are at least a few tips that can help you go through New Year’s Eve without going blind or burning to death.

Protect your eyes at least

Nowadays most fireworks are made somewhere far away and they aren’t as safe anymore. And while you of course handle them sober and responsibly, your neighbor Hank might direct his artillery strike into your ranks after a quart of whisky. Therefore it is worth protecting the eyes of the whole family unless you want to end up in grim statistics. There are all sorts of goggles and glasses on the market. Even the cheap ass crap is better than nothing but if you appreciate not being blind, it is worth investing in quality.

Build yourself a proper launch pad

An unstable champagne bottle is a bit too wobbly thing for firing those rockets. Use the Panzerklebeband tape to stabilize it with some branches. Or make a professional launch pad out of a Mil-Tec Magnum light stick tube! The large light stick can then be used to create some nice atmospheric light for the afterparty.

Mad bomber has proper tools

When you are building these things, it is good to have proper tools - preferably something that cannot be used for drunken violence. Gerber Dime is a favorite among our folks. Go check out our whole multitool selection. When you are building things and setting stuff on fire, it is good to wear Särmä Merino Wool Fingerless Gloves. Keep your hands warm without sacrificing dexterity.

Don’t dress as a fire bomb

You shouldn’t wear a down jacket or a fleece on New Year’s Eve unless you love the smell of napalm on your skin. Put a roomy military surplus jacket made of natural fibers preferably on top of everything else and you will be warm outdoors during the fireworks and your festive clothes won’t be full of burning holes. Check out our military surplus section. There might be some suitable stuff for the celebrations.

Carry everything comfortably

Grab along a backpack or bag that is roomy but not too fancy, and you can transport everything you need to the party. Such a bag that you won’t feel iffy about carrying back all the litter.

We kind of said that we wouldn’t preach here but the filthy litterbugs can fuck off though.

Everybody else we wish a truly happy New Year!

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