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The "What have you got in the mail?" thread, part four.

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by cowsmilk, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. RogerStenning

    RogerStenning EDC Junkie

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    And now part two has arrived :D

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    • A Vanquest FATPack 5x8 (Gen-2) First Aid Trauma Pack
    • 6" Israeli-style pressure bandage,
    • and a CAT-style Combat Tourniquet.

    This will, once I've figured out where everything's going to go, supplement my personal FAK (the "Boo-Boo Kit", which contains both prescribed meds and OTC meds that a first aider may not, under UK law, give to a patient), with a PTK (Personal Trauma Kit), which does NOT contain such meds.

    The principle goal of the PTK will be for me to be able to deal with immediate serious injuries I might sustain (if I'm hors de combat, so to speak, I'm no use to man nor beast), but secondarily, to help others who receive injuries requiring urgent help, where I'm not hurt.

    The PTK will sit on the outside right on my Rush-24 pack.

    Of course, I have to lay my mitts on a couple of MOLLE attachment strips, as I forgot to order any for the Vanquest pack, but that's just Sod's Law at work ;)
     
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  2. ballistic
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    I have the Vanquest 4X6 FATPack Gen 2, nice piece of kit. Check out the Vanquest MOLLE Sticks which would allow you to quickly detach the PTK from your Rush 24.
     
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  3. RogerStenning

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    Thanks, I'll do just that :D

    ..not two minutes later on seeing the price on Amazon in the UK...

    YIKES! £44?! Someone's taking the :censored::stomp:

    There's somewhere with them listed at £8.99, but they're out of stock.

    Is there a viable alternative that I can use?
     
  4. ArkansasFan30

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    Haley Strategic DC3RX chest rig in Multicam. Super great kit. I asked my wife if I could sleep in it. Answer: "on the couch."

    Haley Strategic flatpack in Multicam that can be used in place of the chest rig X straps. Awesome! Really a nifty little bag and more comfy than the x straps. Need a 1.5L hydration bladder now.

    Trijicon MRO. Great field of view. Little fish eyed at edges, no problem though.

    Magpul CTR stock. Locks in and silent!

    Magpul grip K2+ or something. Feels great but haven't installed it yet.

    Some Danner backpacking boots. Didn't even open the box. Busy toying with my gun gear.
     
  5. RogerStenning

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    Manged to find a couple of webbing-based MOLLE popper-closed attachment strips, I forget what they came with, had 'em a while, and suddenly remembered them :) They're about 6 inches long, so loads of room to play with, and they're popped closed at the top, where they can be reached easily, so job done :happy: I'll look for the MOLLE Sticks in slow time, now I don't have to worry about it too much (back to work on Saturday after three weeks leave!) ;)
     
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  6. RogerStenning

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    HA! :D

    Recently did one of those "like and share to have a chance at winning..." things over on the book of faces, this time for a UK based stationary specialist called Pocket Notebooks; they're the folks I get my 3.5 x 5.5-format notebooks from, nice folks, always helpful. I don't normally do those things, as most of them seem to be clickbait. This time, though, for these folks, it was definitely not clickbait, so I obliged.

    Imagine my surprise then, when, yesterday, I was informed that I'd won! :D

    And this morning, my ill-gotten-gains arrived with the Postie as I staggered down the stairs for my morning mug of wakethe****up coffee :bounce:

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    I especially like the winking paperclip :rofl:
     
  7. ballistic
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    Exotac and Mora from Massdrop, ProTac from Prime Day deal 25% off.

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  8. kikaida

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    My Smok Alien 220w mod with Baby Beast tank arrived today! Now, along with my Kangertech Dripbox, I can vape to my heart's content. Right now, I'm vaping a tobacco menthol e-juice, which is close to the menthol cigarettes that I used to smoke. Now on day 8 without a puff on a cigarette. I ordered the juice with some nicotine, to help reduce the craving. Wife is happy. My drip box and alien will be in my daily rotation.

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    Not exactly the same feeling as smoking, but its as close as I can get. I tried e-cigs that I bought at the store and they didn't produce hardly any vapor and just made me cough. With these mods, at least I can get the sensation of smoking without all the dangers.
     
  9. Scrumbag

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    Got a Fenix UC35 USB coming. Trying to find a Stylus Pro USB in the UK but apparently just not here...
     
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    And I want a knifeless rebar...
     
  11. RogerStenning

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  12. Ethos
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    I have a 6" Israeli bandage in my FAK and a 4" in my motorcycle jic.
     
  13. dischu

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    Some PDW patches :)

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  14. Moshe ben David

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    @dischu: please educate me. PDW means?

    Thanks

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  15. RogerStenning

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    Picked this order up yesterday. The ivy cap isn't anything special, and you guys can read all about the Echo and Echo Dot elsewhere, but the Zojirushi vacuum-insulated "mug" was pretty cool. Pretty spiffy looking, too.

    I got the 16oz. version. It's all stainless steel, but still very light weight. Pressing the latch where the indentation is causes the lid to flip open. There's a sliding lock to the right that prevents accidental opening.

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    Can't really see it here, but the opening at the bottom of the "cup" is divided. The top section is a breather to prevent burps. This thing is supposedly leak-proof, although I haven't tested that part yet. I often toss whatever bottle onto the passenger seat of my truck and I've had them leak before.

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    When opened, the lid flips back and is held there with a detent so it's not hitting you in the face as you try to drink. The only downside I've found so far is that one's lower lip has to go between the latch and the "cup". Not a big deal.

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  18. ballistic
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    Refyne (Kickstarter) polished Ti bolt action pen with LED light (CREE XP-G2 9/130 Lumens) and Countycomm Limited Edition Boker EDC slip joint knife with glass breaker. Pretty good combo.

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    How is that Boker?

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G950F met Tapatalk
     
  20. Tallboyjim

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    My standard green one is excellent! ;););)

    Two nitecore tubes arrived today for the new van keys. Cheap, rechargeable, bright enough, unobtrusive. Brilliant product.
     
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