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Disappointing EDC Purchases, Anyone?

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by madlag, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. xbanker
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    Every "crank radio" I've ever bought, for home emergency/earthquake kits (three or four over 20+ years, from inexpensive to moderately expensive). Maybe I've just made bad product choices.

    Common failing: cranks under-engineered (prone to breakage) and/or the charge-by-cranking function fails, despite dutifully following charge-by-crank routine periodically, as spec'd by manufacturers.

    No more of them in my future. These days, strictly battery-powered emergency radios (using same lithium batteries — not alkaline — as kit flashlights).
     
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  2. NKlamerus

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    Preon 2. AA

    Had to mod the tail switch.
    Burns through batteries.
    Waterproof o ring is a pain.
    And I wish it was a tad longer.

    Should have stuck with Nitecore.
     
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  3. moostapha

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    It's the best backpack I have ever owned. It's comfortable; it's rugged; and, it looks great. I can pack for like a week in it...close to indefinitely with access to laundry and replenishments. It was the best dragoncon bag I could imagine (though I should have bought a bigger bladder). But apart from a few small things, I wasn't carrying anything but water and alcohol. I didn't use anything out of it but water, alcohol, and hand sanitizer.

    For EDC, it encouraged me to carry too much for every day. And the nylon in the setup still weighed about as much as the gear did.

    I usually left it in the car. Then, since I didn't go to my car to get things out of it, I just left it at home.

    It just isn't right for EDC for me.

    And I don't actually need a bag to fit the roles it does well right now, let alone a $250 one.

    I regret it because it's too nice of a bag to just sit in my closet or become a GHB that I'll probably never need. And if I really have to use a backpack for EDC...I'd want something lighter.
     
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  4. Hertz33

    Hertz33 EDC Junkie!!!

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    ZT 0560BW. Not that it's a bad knife just not for me and I'm also about to sell it. Same goes for my PM2.
     
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    and what have you got in the checkout ready to replace them? :p
     
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  6. Hertz33

    Hertz33 EDC Junkie!!!

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    Got a few candidates but nothing solid yet. Oh and BTW Ben there's another meeting in Petah Tikva on 16/10 if you're interested.

    Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
     
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    Thanks! I'll have to see how work is going and how good my walking is by then.
     
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  8. Hertz33

    Hertz33 EDC Junkie!!!

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    Aaaaand the 0560 is gone. Along with the Malyshev's gnome clone.
     
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    That was fast!
     
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  10. geoffchan

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    Any Platatac Molle pouches that have the odd number of Columns.

    Drives my OCD crazy
     
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  11. Millertime1974
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    And here i was actually considering buying one. xbanker . . . Did any of your also have solar power capability? How well did it work with the radio?
     
  12. Doraemon

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    Hmm every dangler/clip before my HangKey, particularly my GambleMade. I bought a dangler and a FM1 and he didn't even give me a split ring. Also he said he'd give a paracord pull but he didn't.
     
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  13. CatsTide

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    Too many to list. That's kinda the fun of the whole thing though. Trial and error finding your perfect EDC set up. Most of my errors end up in a drawer but here lately I have been offering some of those in the BST forum.
     
  14. CatsTide

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    My Gamblemade is my favorite. I just received my new Hangkey yesterday but I still prefer the Gamblemade.
     
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    My M43 Roughout Repros by Corcoran (?). You can still see them in my avatar. The only shoes I own that developed a hole above the toes, making them unwearable. Those boots were a waste of money: not comfortable, heavy and low-quality leather at a premium price (170 Euros is just that, at least in my book).
     
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  16. CatsTide

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    Do you have the 1st version or the new one?
     
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  17. Doraemon

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    It's actually a spring bronze prototype. I hoped it would really have spring but it feels like it would deform if I clipped it on thick pants.
     
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  18. CatsTide

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    I just got the new one. It's far superior to the original one. The original was too tight and I couldn't clip it to any "thicker" pants like jeans or khaki pants.
     
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  19. Doraemon

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    Oh the Volksdangler? So it can clip onto a range of pants? I was hoping the titanium ones would be better. Actually the best clip I have is my Munroe Mega Dangler copy. It can hold on to a single sheet of paper yet open up for thick pants. It's just too bulky.
     
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  20. CatsTide

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    No...I'm speaking of the Hangkey from Cogent Industries.
     
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