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What's around your neck?

Discussion in 'Where, When, & How Do We Carry All This Stuff?' started by ?uesto, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. balder77

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  2. sc00ts

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    When people ask what it is I tell them it's a jumping seal.
     
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  4. F.Todd
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    Forged from a file...

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  5. malraux72

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    I wish I had the dog tags my grandpa had in WWII ...
    Pretty sure no one who served would ever fault you for wearing that tag !
     
  6. Moshe ben David

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    My Medic Alert tag. I am diabetic as well as high blood pressure, so belonging to Medic Alert has been a no-brainer. Most people may be familiar with them from the bracelets; but I prefer wearing the tag around my neck. During the first year after discovering I was diabetic whilst we were still fine-tuning my meds, I went into a low sugar situation and blacked out. The Medic Alert tag -- and the fact that EMT folks are trained to look for them -- saved my life.

    I cannot overstate the extent to which I think anyone should have one regardless of their health. And by the way, although you may see brochures for several organizations at for instance your pharmacy, these guys (as far as I know) are the original and the only not-for-profit. Accessbile by phone 24/7 365 days a year. EMT call in; read off the tag number; get detailed info to save your life! Even if only to provide EMT etc with your blood type...!

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  7. themadplumbarian

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    I also happen to be a member, I have been since err, 80's? I actually just spoke to them, because I couldn't figure something out and want to get my wife to join.. JR
     
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    Where did you get your coin? I like that it's from South Dakota. My wife and my family are from there.


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  9. indigo_wolf

    indigo_wolf AKA Breezy

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    It one of the quarters that were minted to commemorate the national parks. In its original form it looked like this:

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    It looks like Humie's got a "Hobo Nickel" makeover and a spiffy coin pendant holder.

    Since it was issued in 2013, you would have to shop around for it through the many Numismatics (coin collecting) outlets. More info on the coin can be found here:

    https://www.usmint.gov/coins/coin-medal-programs/america-the-beautiful-quarters/mount-rushmore-national-memorial

    ATB,
    Sam
     
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    That coin and it's holder look pretty neat.

    Still nothing around my neck except for wearing a Fox 40 on a lanyard while lifeguarding. The breakaway closure on the lanyard broke, so I'm using a slipknot instead because I'm too lazy to make a lanyard and too cheap to buy one.
     
  11. huntnow

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    I am a veteran and think it's cool you do this as a way for you to honor/remember your grandfather who was among the toughest generation. Our country asked a hell of a lot from those men and they certainly deserve to be honored. Malraux72 was correct, no one should dare say a thing to you. You're grandfather served so many others wouldn't have too.
     
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  12. malraux72

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    Amen !
     
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    I had a set of dog tags made, one to honor my grandfather, it's basically his tag, but I added best grandfather at top, his ranking, and his birthday and his passing date at bottom. I also made another tag for my family, which has the wife's name, mine, then each of the kids, and then all birthdays aside.

    Hey sjs101, my grandfather did something unique with names and I kept it going. He took the first name(his) and made it the sons middle, so my fathers middle name is my grandfathers, then my fathers became my middle, so my name became my sons middle, only thing is I was the first to have two sons, on top of that my wife wanted to honor her father, but he asked not to use his first name before passing, so, his middle name became our sons first, and to keep my side going my middle became his middle, kinda tricky but it worked, that is if you can understand, lol.. JR
    How's this
    Lwr grandfather
    D"L"r father
    J"D"r me
    A"J"r first son
    A(her fathers middle) "D"(my middle/my fathers)r second son, so after both his grandfathers to honor.
     
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    A photon light that I've used more than any edc item I own for many years. The colors on the paracord are Vietnam campaign colors. [​IMG]


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    Nothing, ever. The last thing I want if someone were to attack me is an easy way to strangle me.
     
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    A pale blue bandana. I am struggling with a stubborn cold, and a little insulation won't hurt.
     
  18. ballistic

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    Use a bead chain or QD/Break-Away-Connector...

    http://www.oscardelta.co.uk/technora.html
     
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    For the next month or so...... a millstone.
     
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