Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Did you Know? The Purpose of little diamond patches on backpacks

Credit: Huffington Post
Since we each have a backpack that we use to carry stuff when we travel, we found this story interesting. Do you know what the purpose of the little diamond patch is that is sewn onto some backpacks?


clip your hat onto it! 
It actually has a name or two. It is commonly called a “lash tab” or “pig snout,” according to Marie Claire. The Huffington Post noted that historically, outdoorsmen would attach ice axes to the tab with a rope for easy access. Modern explorers might thread earbuds, shoe laces or a wet umbrella cord through the tab.

BTW- Squares are often made of leather because it's less vulnerable to freezing than cloth.

VIDEO: Huffington Post Explains Diamond Patches

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14