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Unusual EDC

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by traveler, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. tvodrd

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    42, my favorate answer! ;D

    Larry
     
  2. meeshi_ma

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    which corner tastes like barbecue sauce?

    sorry, off-topic... :D
     
  3. Blades

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    I was flipping through my "Sierra Trading Post" catalog and they have silk bandana's(35x35") on sale for $12.95. I am thinking of picking up a black on myself. thanks for the idea.


    Blades
     
  4. JimH

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    Thanks for the tip about Sierra TP. Looks like a handy item in an emergency and easy to carry so I just ordered a couple.
     
  5. Stutoffee

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    There's a company in the UK called Special Air Sea Services that do silk Escape & Evasion maps of Beirut, Afghanistan & Moscow that look pretty cool. Dated from the 50's. They also do Military LBE, pouches, etc. Might be of interest to some of you.
    Years ago (before they were in common use) I bought a Load-Carrying-Vest from them, you can tell it was ages ago 'cause theres NO Nylon webbing or Cordura in use, its all cotton!

    www.sasskit.co.uk
     
  6. abrigo

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    Anyone carry utensils?

    I carry a Ka-Bar Hobo, 3 in fact. One in the car, one in lunch bag and one in backpack, suitcase, whatever, daily.

    Along with those, I keep a metal plate, a saucer, cup, and bowl (typical camping plates and such) in a box in the car.
     
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    I really like that model too. I've been looking at them for some time. I wonder if anyone here has a set that they can tell us about?

    Dan
     
  9. Stutoffee

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    They look like the sorta thing that Muji would carry! I LOVE shopping at Muji, I alway come out with bags full of great, unusual, well-made stuff that I REALLY dont need!
     
  10. JimH

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    You mean like this chopped down titanium fork. It's with me all the time on my survival necklace.
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    I use it all the time when I'm in a store and I get a free sample of some food item and no eating utensil.
     
  11. ScarabDrowner

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    what the heck are those hooks on the necklace?
     
  12. JimH

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    Those are Polish throwing stars used by Polish ninja's. They have no sharp edges and are not heavy enough to harm anyone.

    Kidding aside, they are cord tensioners called "figure 9", sold by Nite Ize
     
  13. tvodrd

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    :crackup:

    L.
     
  14. Blades

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    Santa Claus brought me a black silk bandana from Sierra Trading Post!! :)
    Once again, thanks for the idea!!


    Blades
     
  15. traveler

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    It had been decades, literaly, since I EDC'ed a bandana, at least when I was'nt camping or backpacking. I now carry a Bandana Plus from Survival Sheath Systems, which is a normal looking bandana with a pocket carefully stitched into a corner. It can be used as a defensive weapon, with a weight of some sort in the pocket, and has a  a multitude of other uses. Just got another bandana from Bladerigger called the Bandando; same concept as the 'Plus, but this one is larger at 28"X28", and has two pockets that close with velcro.I carry this one in my EDC pack. I would recomend the James Keating "Fighting Bandana" DVD's, not only for the defensive aspects of flexible weapons (the manuevers shown can be applied to all manner of items; a belt,backpack strap,dog leash,etc.) but he also gives interesting and esoteric uses as well. A tad expensive at $80 or so, but well worth it in my humble estimation.
     
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    someone listed their camera rig so figured I would post mine as well.
    pretty much a bunch of canon stuff......
    lowepro pro trekker AW II is the large one
    and the small shoulder top loader is TLZ Pro AW and for the life of me I have not been able to find one new. I dont think they make them anymore.
    Worst thing they could have ever done. they have a topload zoom aw and I have one of those as well but the difference between the two is maybe a couple CM. seems like nothing but a full size full frame D-SLR and a 70-200 and it is just enough of a difference to make one perfect and the other just a little took tight of a fit.

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    [img width=480 height=640]http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/9919/dscn0845ut0.jpg[/img]
     
  18. AH-CHANH

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    How about sewing a pocket onto the silk and having it fold up into the pocket? That way, it's compressed and stored and won't uncompress until you mean it to. I have several fleece blankets that do this. I like the idea because compressed they are pillows. Granted, this could be done MUCH smaller, but might be a thought for carrying.
     
  19. AH-CHANH

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    Sierra Trading Post Silk Bandana on closeout; $9.95
     
  20. AH-CHANH

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    Definitely. Got a cheap set that hooks together to be almost flat; knife, spoon, fork. Also carry a camping cookware set. Combines together and has cup, plate, pot. I carry them in a drybag with various spices and food items (snacks mostly). Haven't really used the pans and such, may take them out to save room. Throw that bag into the truck and take to work with me daily.

    On trips, I'll add a JetBoil to the mix and more substantial food/water.