The Little Things

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The Little Things

Postby SoB » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:26 am

Let's menstion those littel surviail items that could invrebly usefull.

I will start with 3

Pare cord. Every body here will agree with this. Thpugh I have somthing called gun line it will serve the same funcstion

Cabel tie. They can come in handy

Glow sticks. Just remember they a one use light source that can not turn off.
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Re: the littel things

Postby Eddiethehead » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:58 am

Nail clippers.
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Re: the littel things

Postby Red Star » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:11 pm

Tiny thing, goes on a keychain. From my Boyscout days I have had this firestarter stick that sparks grandly when you run a blade edge down it. Just get a little bit of dry combustibles to start with and you have a fire in no time!
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Re: the littel things

Postby hotlead » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:27 pm

Red Star wrote:Tiny thing, goes on a keychain. From my Boyscout days I have had this firestarter stick that sparks grandly when you run a blade edge down it. Just get a little bit of dry combustibles to start with and you have a fire in no time!


A ferrocerium rod, I use one to start fires as often as possible, it'll spark up charcloth like a champ.
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Re: The Little Things

Postby UnderDude » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:36 pm

I already have each item listed, and a lot of each one. Living in earthquake country makes chem lights mandatory. They're in every one of my packs, one in each room of the house, each vehicle, and the baby supplies bag plus car seat.
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Re: The Little Things

Postby Eddiethehead » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:29 pm

Might want to add why they're mandatory: no open flame and no electricity, so no chance of starting a fire when you light them. Good for any disaster, really.
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Re: The Little Things

Postby UnderDude » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:29 am

You're correct Eddie. Folks that don't deal with earthquakes may not know why it's so important. I think they're an excellent source of light in most any situation. There are high intensity 30 minute sticks that are extremely bright and standard versions that last from 6-12 hours in an array of different colors for different situations. For the home I use yellow and red. For outdoors I use blue and sometimes green.
In bulk they are very inexpensive. CTD used to sell them by the case.
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Re: The Little Things

Postby SoB » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:54 am

UnderDude wrote:You're correct Eddie. Folks that don't deal with earthquakes may not know why it's so important. I think they're an excellent source of light in most any situation. There are high intensity 30 minute sticks that are extremely bright and standard versions that last from 6-12 hours in an array of different colors for different situations. For the home I use yellow and red. For outdoors I use blue and sometimes green.
In bulk they are very inexpensive. CTD used to sell them by the case.


Chem lights are the only safe light source to use in a emergancy.
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Re: The Little Things

Postby zombreach » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:16 pm

The only problem with chem lights is they can not be turned off. What do you do when you need to be hidden from prying eyes? :stagger:
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Re: The Little Things

Postby Red Star » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:55 pm

Cover them up silly- or put them in a pack, bag, or even it's pocketses! :mrgreen:
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