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  • Echo2
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    Originally posted by dragonjimm View Post
    I replaced the bail on my Swedish mess kit with 1/16" steel wire. not only is less hassle and quieter but allows me to pack the pot in a much smaller area

    heres the pot in use. the wire in this shot is 1/8" but turned out to be to stiff so i replaced it with the smaller stuff
    And if planned right...could be used as a snare.

    The wire that is....

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  • dragonjimm
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    I replaced the bail on my Swedish mess kit with 1/16" steel wire. not only is less hassle and quieter but allows me to pack the pot in a much smaller area

    heres the pot in use. the wire in this shot is 1/8" but turned out to be to stiff so i replaced it with the smaller stuff

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  • Snow Walker
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    For those of you that want a great striker for your firesteel I've got the ticket for you and better yet you may even have some around the house.

    The old carbon steel kitchen knife sets with wooden handles is what your looking for. For ex. Chicago Cutlery. Take the wooden handles off, break or grind the brass rivets off and cut the handle off to fit your fingers. The edge on these tangs will throw sparks like you wouldn't believe!

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  • Snow Walker
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    Thank You!

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  • Echo2
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    Originally posted by Snow Walker View Post
    Very cool, does that cord have the reflctive material in it by chance? If so where did you get it? I really want the reflective stuff bad for day and night use.
    the small orange has a dot about every 1.5"....got it by accident from the hardware store.....they never got any more....the others do not.

    I have some at work that has the UV reflective striping....NVDs will pick it up quickly....got it at a marine supply shop near Emeral Isle

    these folks have it....http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.c...e-paracord.cfm

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  • Snow Walker
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    Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
    That is a damn good idea....Thanks....:)

    Also a big + on the "bright" laynards....All my gear has them.....a big help is one of those button locks...

    Very cool, does that cord have the reflctive material in it by chance? If so where did you get it? I really want the reflective stuff bad for day and night use.

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  • Echo2
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    Originally posted by Snow Walker View Post
    For those of you that own small UCO lanterns (tea light) with the glass globe find yourself one of these hard cover eyeglass cases. It fits perfect and holds 4 tea light candles. (1 in the lantern)
    That is a damn good idea....Thanks....:)

    Also a big + on the "bright" laynards....All my gear has them.....a big help is one of those button locks...

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  • Snow Walker
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    For those of you that own small UCO lanterns (tea light) with the glass globe find yourself one of these hard cover eyeglass cases. It fits perfect and holds 4 tea light candles. (1 in the lantern)

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  • Snow Walker
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    We all hate loosing gear with the cost of things now days, not to mention the fact that losing certain things could in a worse case scenario cost you or someone else their life! So I think this is a good tip not to mention cheap.

    As you can see in the pictures it just comes down to some bright colored cord. It may not be tactical, but if it came down to that the cord on certain items could be replaced with O.D. cord I keep in my pack anyway.

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  • PT945
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    cool idea. thanks

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  • Diesel
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    nice tip, good post thanks

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  • Snow Walker
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    Well, I have a Rat RC-6 with a rather slippery handle that also hurts the hand when chopping with gloves on so I cut a piece of bicycle inner tube out to slip on over the handle at it has made a big difference.

    All of us familiar with the Mora knives pretty much agree the sheaths suck because the knife isn't retained very well so I slipped a small piece on in the right spot on the handle and it works PERFECT!

    Bicycle innertube is so handy as a firestarter in bad weather and even as heavy duty rubbber bands.

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  • Diesel
    started a topic Gear Tip or Trick w/ Pictures

    Gear Tip or Trick w/ Pictures

    Post your favorite little tip or trick you have done with a piece of gear. Something you made, fixed, improved, or use something for that it wasn't designed for. Must include a picture!
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