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Just a crazy idea, but...

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by GiraffeHooves, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. Mumbojumboo
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    Mumbojumboo EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    You never really know a person on a forum. Many are not they what seem. Zero to expert faster than a Google search.
     
  2. KeyeEl

    KeyeEl EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    ^^ hahahaha
     
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  3. GiraffeHooves

    GiraffeHooves EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    That is very true, but it would be interesting to hear what everyone has to say.
     
  4. Radley
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    Radley Uber Prepared

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    Sounds great shame I'm in the UK.


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  5. johnny five

    johnny five Loaded Pockets

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    I say we make it a survival edcf convention. Once you prove yourself you can get to the real convention.:smile_coffee:
     
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  6. Mumbojumboo
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    Mumbojumboo EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I'm not a survivalist or a prepper. However, I do like getting lost in the woods. hahaha
     
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  7. GiraffeHooves

    GiraffeHooves EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    We can fly you in :)
     
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  8. johnny five

    johnny five Loaded Pockets

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    We always make three rules
    1. Start a fire without a lighter.
    2. Skin game properly
    3. Make water potable.
    How's that
     
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  9. Bowman1911

    Bowman1911 EDC Mechanic

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    I can do all three of those requirements without wearing pants.... So do I get to go sans-pants at this meet-up or what?!
     
  10. johnny five

    johnny five Loaded Pockets

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    I say pants required.
     
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  11. Mumbojumboo
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  12. GiraffeHooves

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    I'd say put it to a vote, but i think most people will say no, myself included.
     
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  13. Bowman1911

    Bowman1911 EDC Mechanic

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    If ya'll ain't figured it out yet, I'm just validating Mumbo's point.

    Have gun, Will travel.
     
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  14. znapschatz

    znapschatz Loaded Pockets

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    Pantsless is absurd. Where would you keep your stuff? They are not called pocket knives for no particular reason, you know. But seriously, in my whole life I never met but two edc people that I know of. One was a retired college professor whom I knew slightly through a mutual friend. He had on a belt buckle blade at all times, and had a variety of folders he changed out according to whim. Whenever we would turn up at the same event, we would chat about knife related stuff. On one occasion at a buffet table (my favorite location at parties), a middle aged woman was looking for a knife to cut some food item. My professor acquaintance helpfully offered her his deployed Benchmade Griptillion. She looked as if Jack the Ripper had just politely asked if he could do her in. Did I mention he was elderly, had one eye, crippling arthritis and needed two canes to walk? Since then, however, he died. The other was a stock clerk at a home improvement store location (not High's :p) when an innocent question about where to find an on sale Leatherman tool resulted in a 15 minute conversation like you find on these forums, and several more on other visits. But then he got transferred to another store and I haven't seen him since. I know gross quantities of people who carry and/or use knives, multitools, flashlights and all manner of portable tools and gadgets in their work or daily lives, but none really know or care much about the topic. So, I'm pretty well stuck with the internet for such conversations. It's a kick, talking to pixels ;) .
     
  15. Brtsmpsn
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    1. Start a fire without a lighter. Easy Matches
    2. Skin game properly. Got the wrapper off of Candyland no problem last weekend.
    3. Make water potable. Put an Evian label on it.
     
  16. johnny five

    johnny five Loaded Pockets

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    You're in
     
  17. GiraffeHooves

    GiraffeHooves EDC Junkie!!!!!

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  18. rangetroop

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    If there was an EDCF convention I would strongly consider making a trip. Lotsa $$ in travel but would love to meet like minded folks.

    Im not real chatty on the internet but I do like to talk person to person.
    + You guys get it, I do get tired of all the "Muggles" who back away every time I talk about a Knife or find out I have 3 Flashlights in my bag... It would be a hoot to be amongst hundreds of us! :frantic:

    Especially when I have only ever really met 1 person which I would consider an EDC'er!
     
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  19. znapschatz

    znapschatz Loaded Pockets

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    There is an advantage to engaging on the internet, though. No doubt most of us are resigned to a world in which we are odd ducks (at least about EDC, although otherwise the life of the party :Juggle:.)
    So here we are, self selected among those of us who care about the subject, and except rarely, don't have to relate to the other's crackpot social and political views, personality quirks, halitosis, or name your pet peeve. That makes these conversations a pure head experience. Face time is great, but for other topics, like sports, for example. I much prefer insulting someone's team face to face just because I'm mean. :hug:
     
  20. PBJS II

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    I'm sorry. If it doesn't happen in Houston I don't have a vehicle that can get there. I also have pretty serious dry skin and dandruff!
     
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