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Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by Al Effendi, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Al Effendi

    Al Effendi Loaded Pockets

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    I was cleaning out some drawers yesterday, and I threw a lot of the little tools and stuff that I found into an old toolbox.

    The knives are a whole 'nother thing.

    What do you do with the retired/unwanted/unused gear? Sell it? Give it away? There should be a charity devoted to re-distributing this kind of stuff to those who need it.


    --Al
     
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  2. mhale1500

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    An edc gear bank? count me in! I am a bit of hoarder and tend to save everything, which works out great, I plan on donating a bunch of it to the passaround box when it gets to me
     
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  3. Ace Krampus

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    Usually, I give that stuff away to friends or co-workers or perhaps my grandfather. Unless we're talking about total pieces of crap from my dark ages, like my old Frost stuff or my butterfly knives that I thought were the bee's knees in junior high school.
     
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    I am curious since it looks something I think of as one of my "grails" or at least something I am looking forward to picking up, is that an Atwood Ghost, is it retired, if so why? Just wondering if there is a reason, since I'm interested in one, and your input might help me decide if i need one or not.
     
  5. Al Effendi

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    It's a knockoff that I bid on, thinking I wouldn't win. It's the same width as an Atwood, and it's too thick to justify carrying on my keychain. The Atwood has a hex hole, which makes it more useful than this one with its stupid round holes, but even then, it's not something I'd carry. I picked up a Gecko Shark from the forum store, and I like that much better as a bottle opener/pry bar.
     
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  6. FenixArcher

    FenixArcher EDC Junkie!!!

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    I sometimes give stuff to friends.
    Everything else I just keep in my desk drawer and use every now and then.
    Sometimes I pull em out and wonder how I can incorporate them into my EDC.
     
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  7. CNeal

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    Just last night I gave my daughter some " spare" stuff from my spare stuff box. You would have thought I gave her a pony! I may do this weekly just to hear how awesome I am!


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    Happy kids, happy home
     
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  9. CNeal

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    Amen brother!


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  10. CSM-101
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    CSM-101 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I tend not to sell much, I just pack it into storage until I find something to use it for. And I like having a well of "spares" I can dip into when needed.
     
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    Every time i get rid of something I "need" it for a perfect edc in a month or so for something im headed to do. Keep it or keep giving it to your daughter and trade her for it when you need it back!

    Teach the kids some barter skills!
     
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    A give away should be IMO the right solution, hoping the winner is a member who's needing some of those tools...
    I see interesting things in your bucket.
    Nick
     
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  13. CNeal

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    That is a great idea.


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  14. Colyn.

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    Found that same tool online and am currently trying to get one because I like the thick look it has...

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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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  16. Al Effendi

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    I may just sell some of this stuff on the forum marketplace.


    --Al
     
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  17. Tony D.

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    yep there are some interesting things in there. I tend to hoard stuff.... cant get past the I might need it part. My wife hates that. I have forced my self to part with items I have not used in a year before the hoarder control bureau shows up. When i do I mostly give items away to friends or sell to those who are not.
     
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  19. twogunmojo

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    polish all of it up as best as you can and coat it with clear rustoleum and make a survival mobile or wind chime..use 50 or 100 pound test line and hang it up somewhere...
     
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  20. Slipjoint

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    You should get on the list for the "Passaround Box" in the Breakroom. The basic concept is this: You get the box, take whatever you want out of it, and then replace the items you take with items of equal or greater value. You then send the box to the next person on the list. It's a great way to find another home for stuff that you're not using, and get a few neat items in return. It's also a neat way to get to know the other members of the board.