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EDC kit saved the day... Again

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by severdhed, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. severdhed

    severdhed Loaded Pockets

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    My son has two baseball games today, so the other kids and I will be spending most of the day at the ball field. While sitting in the bleachers, my oldest son came to me and showed my that the front 4 inches of the sole of his shoe was loose, hanging down and flapping. Fortunately for him, I keep a needle and thread in my altoids kit. I used my Skeletool to push the needle through the leather and managed to make the shoe wearable for the rest of the day (hopefully). I also accidentally ripped about 6 inches of the lace off while lacing it back up, so I used my lighter and a piece of heat shrink tubing to make a new aglet.

    It isn't pretty, but not too bad for a field repair.



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  2. twin63

    twin63 Loaded Pockets

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    Good job! Perfect example of carrying items that some would consider unnecessary. You may never need them again, but they paid off today.
     
  3. flux

    flux Loaded Pockets

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    Good job. Pro tip: use dental floss next time. The kind with only one thread. That's some real good thread!
     
  4. steviesterno

    steviesterno Loaded Pockets

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    nice, but I can't help to think that duct tape would have been easier ;)
     
  5. SOS24

    SOS24 Loaded Pockets

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    Good repair.

    My EDC needle and thread have come in handy a few times. I actually replaced the straight pin on my SAK compact with a needle and wrap the thread around the corkscrew with a piece of tape to hold the end.
     
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  6. drzeller

    drzeller Loaded Pockets

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    Um, Dad... stop buying EDC gear and buy the kid some shoes! LOL!

    D.
     
  7. Getahl

    Getahl Loaded Pockets

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    Kids go through shoes like gang busters. My son, seven years old, goes through a pair every month to month and a half.
     
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