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    Hey folks!

    All of us have a few pieces of gear in our bags or kits, or just even for camping that we have used many times and absolutely love, and just think it works great

    Post a pics of the items here and why you like this gear so much

    If it's something a little unique be sure to include where you got, how much it might be etc because i'm sure those questions will follow from others

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    Last edited by Diesel; 04-23-2011, 08:24 PM.
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    made from free parts....other than body......3rd gen for $240.00

    busted a coyote that had been grazing on the neighbors sheep....

    Been using NVDs for about 5 yrs now.....very well made....

    when I go camping.....you can travel a trail w/o a flashlight....

    we also use it for star gazing....
    Last edited by Echo2; 04-23-2011, 08:00 PM.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Echo2 View Post


      made from free parts....other than body......3rd gen for $240.00
      Holy cow I could afford that price. Ill give ya 241.00 for it lol

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      • #4
        mine is my Gerber suspension

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        • #5
          great jobs guys keep them coming.. also mention why it's your fav gear how long you been using it, how has it held up, has it saved your but more than once? etc etc don't forget what model it is
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          • #6
            This little gem stays in my back pack...



            been running it for about 2 years now...it replaces a tea candle lantern for safety's sake.

            It will easily light up a cooking area...or the int. of a tent.

            it uses 4 AA batts....and I just changed the first set this past December....it can be ran off a dc adapter.

            there is a batt strength indicator (green, yellow, red) on the side....the batts still worked....I just decided to change them when the indicator went red.

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            • #7
              These little alcohol stoves are easy to make and work very well....

              light...





              I have been using a variation of this stove for many years now....

              they weigh nothing.....

              they can be made in the field....

              they can boil water with 1oz of denature alcohol....which is cheap.

              I keep one in backpack....and a small bottle of alcohol.
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              • #8
                Awesome stuff that's exactly what this thread for is fav little stuff like that, great posts Echo2! Rep given
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                • #9
                  This little piece of gear is easy to find....I think you can get them at Wally World for about $7.00.





                  I've carried one of these on every camping trip for the last 6 yrs.....with the Scouts....we try to teach them to be responsible for their own eating gear.

                  These are cheap....so if you loose it...no big deal.....in fact I've given away 5 or 6 of them to Cub Scouts that go above and beyond the call during clean up or dinner prep.

                  Nice little lanyard ring to clip it to you pack to dry.....soup or steak....with this you are prepared.
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                  • #10
                    This is the one piece of gear that always goes with me. I often go into the woods even if it's just for an hour or two to work skills. I use her as an all around camp blade. Shes used to cut brambles on trail, process firewood, cooking and I've even used the back side to dig a cat hole in harder ground. It was gifted to me by a friend from another forum and I call her China Girl. It's a reshaped old cleaver with a custom antler handle and a custom sheath. One of my most treasured pieces of gear.

                    http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1303606308
                    Last edited by Brother Bill; 04-23-2011, 09:08 PM.

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                    • #11
                      This is another of my favorite pieces of gear, I got it 5 years ago on clearance at Wally world for 7.50. It holds all my EDC/GHB gear.

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                      • #12
                        And this is my edc favorite flashlight its a homedepot brand I got for 10.00

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                        • #13
                          This is a few items out of the man purse...we were discussing on another board....



                          note the P-38 can opener on the bottom left corner.....everyone should have a few of these laying around. I went to a gun show....and there was a guy out side with a dog tag chain full of them...all he wanted was admission to the show....I handed him a $10....I got the chain....:)...you can find them at the gun shows for under a buck...every car has a few in it....every pack....the fridge....junk drawer....you get the pic.

                          Right next to it is an Edgemate Sharpener.....great little carbide sharpner....I know the Snap-On guy carries these.....I can't remember the cost.....got that and a Kershaw for letting him sit in on a CCW class I was teaching.

                          Above that...is a little laser/flash light that I carry for pointing out things when we are at the campsite.....trinket really...:)....but I needed a ring to put a hand-cuff key on....I used to keep one of them stitched into the top of every pair of pants I owned....but I just decided it was easier to not do anything to worry about wearing them....:rolleyes:...cuff keys....in bulk....$0.60 per key.

                          Top right is a Blast Match.....very handy little spark maker.....to the tune of 1200 deg IIRC.....worth every penny....$15 to $20...BTW....get the blaze orange...when I got this one....which was one of two.....tacticool was running through my head.....I now have one.....the other is somewhere on the AT....I hope some one found it and it has had good luck with it.

                          The upright cylinder....is a match case that I use for Advil....Wally world find in the camping section....$6 or $7.

                          The one laying down is a match case from Silva...it has a liquid filled compass on the top...and I use it for....well....matches. Unfortunately it has been discontinued....I think.

                          The box that everything is setting on...is another Wally World find....camping section....$8 or $9...water tight....fits 4 boxes of matches.
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                          • #14
                            @echo, I picked up a waterproof box like that after Christmas. It came with a watch and a compass made by Coleman at target for 6 or 7 bucks.

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                            • #15
                              I bought a case of these....they all had got wet....still work....I have a bunch of IR glow sticks......haven't used them as of yet....but I bet they'll be handy one day....:)

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