Atticus James Shop Talk Episode 1

Today I am introducing a new series called Shop Talk. My goals for this series is just a short video with my personal tips and tricks.  What this isn’t, is a review, but a chance for me to share some of my knowledge.  I hope you enjoy episode 1 and I look forward to continuing this series! Click here for the Video

Now Boarding: Pelican Carry-On Elite

  After my recent month long trip, I knew I need to replace my cheap luggage. Pelican shipped out their 22” Elite Carry-on Luggage for me to review. I will be publishing my review later on this year.  I want a chance to use it on a few of my upcoming trips to give you a good overall review. Stay tuned. You can see the video here. Please be sure to check out and follow our social media sites for updates and upcoming reviews! Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/AtticusReviews Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheAtticusJamesBlog Find us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/atticusjames Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/atticusjames Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGearsofguns

Atticus James Canon T5i Unboxing Video

I am always excited to play with new camera gear and just gear in general. After a few months feeling naked without my DSLR I finally found a great deal online to replace my Canon T4i. Stay tuned for future reviews using this camera. Click here For the Unboxing Video.

Leatherman Tread: Now Boarding First Class and Business Class

Leatherman Tread: Now Boarding First Class and Business Class

As many of you know, I own two websites, a firearm review site GearsofGuns.com and “AtticusJames.com A guys Life In Review” site. I have written a few reviews about the Leatherman tools over the last few years. So when I heard about the Leatherman Tread, I jumped on getting one as quick as I could.   Easy? Check   Complete? Not So Much The Leatherman Tread is not the one and done tool you should carry. I doubt the designers had that in mind when they dreamt this tool up, I believe what they did want is a tool that was easy to travel with and that was something that went with any style. They came up with this: Around the World in 28 Days….Well the Miles Anyway As you can read in my previous posts, I just spent a month in India. I just quickly did the numbers so … What you’re missing….

Emirates: Airbus A380-800 & Boeing 777-200 Review

These Business Class tickets were purchased through a travel agent and I received no compensation in any form for this review. I have reviewed Southwest Airlines as a domestic airline and since I flew Emirates to India and Dubai I thought it was time to review an International Airline. We flew business class, since my grandfather, who has flown all over the world, prefers to be comfortable on long flights. Since I have back problems this made for a very pleasant flight. The Car Service We were picked up in a Lincoln MKT Town car and taken from my grandfather’s home in California to LAX and home again at the end. It is a nice added feature to be picked up and dropped off when you travel with Emirates. They also took us to the hotel in Dubai and back again. Just one more detail that we didn’t have to … What you’re missing….

From 5 to 11: The skinny on the 5.11 STRYKE™ PANTS

From 5 to 11: The skinny on the 5.11 STRYKE™ PANTS

After spending a month traveling through India and Dubai I have found my all time favorite pants! The Military Travels, Right? I know these pants were designed with LE and Military in mind but honestly they are perfect for travel. I was given a pair in Vegas just before leaving for India. I traded a pair of jeans out of my suitcase for these. Result? I would love to trade all of my pants for different colors and style of 5.11 pants and shorts. In a Mall Near Me??? Soon??? I have been around 5.11 tactical clothes and gear for most of my adult life. When you are part of the gun community it is impossible not to know the name 5.11. I am not sure how popular they are outside of the industry. This needs to change. As to why 5.11 isn’t in every mall in the states is … What you’re missing….

My Drug of Choice

My Drug of Choice

Non-hygienic SugarCane juice can be found everywhere. They have engine-powered and hand-powered machines to make it. Like the one shown below, but these machines do not get cleaned, so we stayed away from them. My Grandfather told me about SugarCane juice while we were in Delhi, he said that my family knew of a place that had hygienic and clean juice. The photo is grainy because I took this through a mesh used to keep bugs out.   The health benefits of SugarCane juice are listed in the photo below. Since clearly there is ‘no sugar added’ in sugarcane juice, it must be super healthy and good for you! Clearly, since the juice is soooo healthy, we had to visit this shop 2-3 times a day. After arriving in Mumbai we missed our new addiction, so much we tried to track down some more. Several restaurants carried it, but it … What you’re missing….