Part rugged multi-tool, part bumble bee, part Library of Alexandria, part meditation - all Beest. The Beest is a rugged, 100 ft, 30+ lumen, 20 hour, 4 LED flashlight with the following features:
However, the Beest is more than a tool. It is a meditation on being, from the German "bist", calling you to ponder the nature of your being, your connection to the human excellence contained in the Beest. Secondly, the paracord is wrapped using a unique weave that enables you to quickly access a single piece of paracord, keep it secured to the tool and be able to reassemble - which itself is a meditation, one cord (non-duality) woven through itself (duality) to reveal a pattern and use.
The EVR1 Canon contains humanity's greatest hits, the culmination of the 200,000 year-old human story, an interconnected weave of spirit and matter, art and science, mystery and certainty, faith and reason.
The works in this Canon are humanity's best, representing a library worth several thousand dollars. If you skimmed the cream off the top of the internet, you would be left with the few GB that comprise the EVR1 Canon.
The beast is made of a plastic chassis with a tail-cap carabiner, rubber features (much of it upcycled bicycle tubing), 25 ft. of 550 lb paracord, 4 LEDs and a battery pack (that holds 3 AA batteries - we recommend you use rechargable batteries). The seal that protects the Micro SDHC card is no ordinary seal - it is made from material designed to withstand 950 PSI, 8,000 volts and temperatures up to 500F and electromagnetic radiation.
Once sealed it is placed in the waterproof cargo hold, underneath the battery pack. At 6 inches long, and weighing 6 oz. the Beest is solid, heavy and purposefully so, such that you don't forget you have it, and the precious cargo therein.
It is designed to be used as a flashlight, taken on your adventures, kept with your rescue/emergency gear, played with and meditated upon daily, whether at home or work or boat or car. To use as a flashlight, press the black button. Press once more to turn it off. Wherever you keep it, be sure its someplace visible so that you can see, touch and meditate upon it everyday. If you find yourself in need of the paracord, simply cut the welding knot opposite the on-off switch. You may also re-wrap the paracord, tie it off and fuse together ends (with a lighter and pliers) when finished.
Accessing the Wisdom
As a Beest owner, you can access this wisdom in two ways:
Like the NASA Voyager's Golden Records, the Beest is a symbolic expression of human excellence and like the Islamic Tasbih, the Hindu Mala Beads, the Christian Rosary, the Tibetan Prayer Wheel and Jewish Mezuzah, the Beest is a meditation, putting your life in a rich, connected context, helping you to choose a life of passion, wonder and integrity.
“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle or you can live as if everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein