Well... I lived up to my username again this past weekend. My not so sure footed self tripped on the edge of my concrete at my camper and the Winston Boron rod I was carrying in my right hand jammed into the awning mechanism. Result...... Broken rod in two places. Two minutes later I take off my sunglasses. Smith Action optics Guides choice and the left ear stem fell off. I figured a simple fix, screw must've fallen out. Not so fast there unlucky one.... The hinge actually broke. My Luck!!!!! Both items are under lifetime warranty. But both are old enough that they are no longer made. I guess I'll get to test the customer relations of both manufacturers this week. It's a good thing I have back ups for both items. But, with luck like that going I wonder if I should reconsider going fishing for a couple weekends.