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Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by traveler, Jun 13, 2006.
lol, the killer rabbit from MP?
What's your favorite color? :laugh: :laugh:
No. I bought it at Container Store for like 75¢. That's the ~60ml. it comes in smaller sizes, too.
Yellow, NO BLUE!!! AHHHHHHHH!
None shall pass
No body has mention this one yet.
I always carry one or two packets of POWER GU!
Banana blitz and expersso love are my favorites.
Carried in the outer pocket of my MSR emergency kit bag, which now contains, mini tape measure,compass, folding glasses, phillips earphones, hex bit extensions,and a shrade simple simon knife.
When my blood sugar gets low, and I'm feeling hungry or faint, I tear open my handy GU and can go strong for another few hours.
Like having a banana in your pocket, without the mess!
I know it isn't unusual as the item itself, but I carry on average about 6 packets of Kleenex tissues. I think that qualifies as unusual.
Never heard of this stuff. Please provide some more info about it.
in my previous life [before I got into IT and became a fatass IT Geek] I used to bicycle 200+ miles/week.
Power Gu is a product of the PowerBar company, IIRC, and it's literally a gel, the consistency of mashed-up bananas, that will give you a nice kick in the arse when/if you bonk.
Like the guy said- like carrying a banana in your pocket, without the mess. Pretty darn tasty, too.
A couple of yards of really lightweight silk.
I can wear it as a cape if it gets chilly.
I can fan myself (and others) with it if it gets hot.
I can put it over me to keep out the dust if it's dusty
(I can see through it, but it keeps the dust out -- extensively tested at Burning Man).
The stuff is amazingly strong, but it packs down into nothing.
How small does it pack down to and what do you use for an EDC case for this stuff. Looks like it might have potential. Speaking of potential, where do you get the stuff.
Easily fits into a pocket with plenty of room to spare.
Make one out of more silk (gotta get around to doing that some time).
Failing that, I just stuff it in a back pocket or other relatively unused pocket.
Best place around here is Mendels in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco.
I buy white china silk and tiedye it.
Thanks for the info. My nephew lives in the Haight. Looks like I have an excuse to go up for a visit.
That tye-dye silk is AWESOME....
I'm not really familiar with silk, does it have any other unusual properties not mentioned? (Drying time and insulation ability most importantly)
It dries really fast because it's so thin. It's probably more of a windbreak than an insulator, being so thin, but it'll keep me a lot warmer than anything else that small and light.
They used to make parachutes out of silk before nylon was invented.
But you still can't stuff 2-3 yards of nylon fabric in your pocket.
I have a pair of silk liners for my moto gloves that make my normal summer full length leather gauntlets downright toasty in cold weather.
Nothing special about them other than being silk, and thus not being bulky.. I also have a silk balaclava I wear under my helmet for the same result. It's not so much an insulator as a windbreak- but a windbreak can be very important when it's not the temp but the blowing wind that's cooling you down.
Found this in an old briefcase. Called "Factory plus", made by Hoffritz, it is stamped with a date of 1986. It contains a blade, a stapler, a staple remover, magnifier, scissors, tape dispenser, hole punch,and measuring tape. Here it is closed:
And here it is displaying various tools:
Don't remember where I got it. Quite an unusual piece.
Hey! I used to have one of those! I used to keep it in my pencil case when I was in middle school.
We just found one at home in a drawer. It is red and doesn't say plus. It says,"For nondesk workers". A blast from the past.
Is anyone else reminded of the towel in "Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy"? O0
that's the first thing that popped inot my head...
"There's a Frood that really knows where his towel is..."