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  • #91
    Bic lights work to. Makes fire easy.
    Cedar, I can't crochet but was doing some knitting till my hands got bad. Doctor's say it will take about a year to get back at least 80% back. I work on that everyday Hoping for 100%. It has been up to three months since surgery and I am at about 49% now. So I guess that is a good thing.

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    • #92
      maybe on the mundane side but 2 things I carry everyday are a thing of chap stick and re-wetting/ eye drops. Besides the obvious use of keeping your lips in pucker perfect condition for your sweety, the chap stick can be used as a fire starter with the bic i also carry. I've also used it on zippers on a jacket or pack that are being sticky and I'm sure there are other uses I've not thought of.

      The eye drops I use as some days my contacts will start to bother me but I have used them and I've given them to others to use to rinse debris out of the eye, in a pinch think they could also be used to rinse a small wound though obviously not a large amount for that.
      I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you!

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      • #93
        CG I never thought about chapstick for fire starter. It is a wax so should work great. I have lots of that around here as hubby really goes through it for his lips. I don't wear contacts but do get dry eye when reading to long. I keep eye drops for that. Might be a good idea to put both in my bags as that is one thing I had not thought about. I do have a lot of lighters as well.

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        • #94
          Chapstick goes every where with me! Did not know it could be used as a fire starter! Have used it for al of the other things mentioned, including to lube a sticky door.

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          • #95
            I always carry chap stick as well. Goes in my right front pocket with a Zippo lighter and a pocket knife. I could probably leave home without my pants before I would forget those things that are in my pockets every day.
            The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

            Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you are stupid, and make bad decisions.

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            • #96
              Originally posted by Mrbrooks View Post
              its funny that you mention the fact that the first can you chose was about the size of a Skoal can. I have made several of the small edc kits out of my empty Skoal cans, a small fishing kit with 2 different size line 1-15' of 8lb test and 1-15' of 40lb test, 2 small corks, 3 small and 3 med bait holder hooks, a few different size sinkers, a couple of leaders. I actually have a log duct taped in my truck glove box that has a fishing can, a sewing can, a first aid can, 2 fire starter cans( 1 with small firesteel and striker with a small baggie of magnesium and some waxed cotton balls, two cheap broadheads with dettachable blades and another with 3 strand of baling twine braided together and ran thru wax about 50', and 2 cans of deer jerky. i mean its a total of 7 cans and on the outside i just wrapped about 10-15' of duct tape in total around the seams to hold them together. i will post pics if anybody wants to see it. i was pretty proud of it myself lol
              Dang, I dipped Skoal for probably 25 years.. I coulda been RICH!! Or neck deep in Skoal Cans..

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              • #97
                I now use items attached to my belt. I'm retired so that means t shirts and shorts 10 months a year (Florida). I carry a under cover holster for my glock, plus one spare msgazine. I have a buck folding knife in a leather pouch, another small pouch, that has a small first aid kit, flashlight, and some 550 cord. Out side I wrapped some dick tape, and fishing line.

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by charliefox View Post
                  A few years back I bacame fascinated with the SAS survival tin. At that time (pre-internet) there was only mentions in passing of what this wonderous life saving kit contained, what it was packed in (I had no idea what a "tobacco tin" was) or how it was carried. Over the years these and many other questions have been answered, but I never stopped liking the idea of carrying a small, easily concealed survival/escape kit. There are many on the market now, but I packed my first ones in small round ointment tins I found at work (about the size of Skoal cans). There was a survival and a first aid kit. The survival kit contained:

                  -About 10' fishing line wrapped on a sewing bobbin
                  -6 Strike Anywhere matches with their heads dipped in wax
                  -2 small & 2 medium fish hooks
                  -4 small fishing weights
                  -2 large sewing needles
                  -A handcuff key
                  -A utility knife razor blade
                  -Cotton balls packed in any remaining space for tinder and to keep it quiet

                  The first aid kit consisted of:

                  -2 Alcohol Prep Pads
                  -4 Bandaids
                  -1 Large patch bandaid
                  -2 packets of antibiotic cream
                  -6 medium butterfly closures
                  -A small, flattend roll of Transpor (plastic) tape

                  I still carry small kits, but with much better gear. Tell us about your EDC survival kits!
                  I dont really think of it as a "kit" but I do keep certain things on my person at all times. A peanut lighter, aquamira water filter, , a bit of tape, a couple of condoms, a bit of aluminum foil, water purification tablets. Dental floss, all in a little ankle pouch, opposite the spare mag for the pocket 9mm. The modified Crunch multitool is on my belt., emergency poncho and a cut down 55 gallon drum liner (for my lower legs) in a back pocket.

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                  • #99
                    I've got a GHB.

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                    • I keep the BOB in the vehicle, to include the (very well concealed) taken down rifle.

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