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#100673 - 07/24/07 08:16 PM Re: Whats in your pocket [Re: mtngoat]
Matt26 Offline

Registered: 09/27/05
Posts: 309
Loc: Vermont
Minimal stuff on keychain and belt
Mag solitare
Mini whistle
Fero rod
Cheap pocket knife
Leatherman wave.

If it ain't bleeding, it doesn't hurt.

#100676 - 07/24/07 08:37 PM Re: Whats in your pocket [Re: mtngoat]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline

Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 1355
Loc: United Kingdom.
Just to derail the topic slightly, am I the only one who has some thing of a reputation for, shall we say, being resourceful?

I ask, because as some of you have probably heard, we are having a spot of bother with the weather in the U.K. at the moment. The warehouse I work in was flooded. Second time it has happened. First time was when one of my colleges managed to decapitate a main pipe for the sprinkler system. Which the pump house read as a fire when the system pressure dropped. With predictable results. 4" of water in less than 2 min's. And rising. we wound up with just under 6". Even with it flowing out of all the doors. We had to move quite a lot of stock VERY quickly. Unlike some of my colleges I had the common to put plastic bags over my boots. Just by way of keeping my feet dry. And warm. I am still getting abuse about it two years later. It's not my fault that some of my workmates are too thick to pour p...... out of a boot.
The whole event has become known as The Great Flood.

This time round it was the weather. I had the good fortune to be in a differant warehouse, up hill. Didn't know about it untill after. However one of the resident wit's wanders up to me the next day and observes that he was some what surprised by my absence. He was expecting me to sail past him on a raft that I had wipped up out of a pallet, some plastic sheeting and some tape.......... blush

Now had there been Office Totty trapped by the rising waters..... smirk

I don't do dumb & helpless.

#100685 - 07/24/07 10:14 PM Re: Whats in your pocket [Re: falcon5000]
teacher Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 910
Not that's a keychain. Imagine, mine has only ...keys...


#100695 - 07/24/07 11:11 PM Re: Whats in your pocket [Re: teacher]
falcon5000 Offline

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 662
I know Teacher, but some of these things have come in handy from time to time. I've had to use the lighter more frequently than I thought, the light and compass,tweezers,gerber,usb drives,keys,nail clipper and lock pick I use actually quite a lot. Really the whistle and the ferro rods I don't really use. And the beauty of carrying all this stuff in your pocket is it makes a great backup boat anchor for a big boat. smile
Failure is not an option!
USMC Jungle Environmental Survival Training PI 1985

#100696 - 07/24/07 11:39 PM Re: Whats in your pocket [Re: mtngoat]
KevinB Offline

Registered: 08/17/06
Posts: 91
Right this minute something like this:

BM Mini Grip
SAK Soldier
Photon II
Sliver Grippers
SAK Rambler (not the Classic SD in the pic)
REI aluminum whistle
Plastic pill fob w/ Advil, etc (not shown)
LM Juice S2 (not the Squirt P4 in this pic)
All-Ett w/ bandaids, safety pins, coins, etc.
Cell phone
Folding reading glasses
Eye drops
Pocket Mod
Gel pen

Kevin B.

#100699 - 07/24/07 11:54 PM Re: Whats in your pocket [Re: falcon5000]
Alex Offline
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Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 1034
Loc: -
Originally Posted By: falcon5000
Here's my keychain and I carry the buck crosslock to work.
2 (4 gig) jump drives
2 keys for my locker at work
1 lockpick

I like your style, falcon5000 smile
Where did you get such a nice lockpick tool?

Mine is not that impressive and yet incomplete. I have much more in my ScotteVest pockets though. Sorry for the image quality, no good camera at hands.

1 Colibri turbo lighter (yes, I'm a smoker);
1 Peanut lighter with 1 ft duct tape (sealed) as a reserve;
1 LM squirt P4 multitool (pliers);
1 whistle;
1 airtight container (not sure what to put in it yet);
1 Dermatone lip balm +23 SPF sunscreen;
1.5 ft of paracord (lanyard);
1 Photon X-light;
1 carabiner;
+some keys.

And you probably know that blue thing at the center - it's the key-rings easy-release thing. I have one in my vest and one in my jeans pocket. So I'm often reconfiguring the things I'm carying around to have the more relevant of them closer at hands, or to reduce the bulk.

#100703 - 07/25/07 12:32 AM Re: Whats in your pocket [Re: Alex]
Stu Offline
I am not a P.P.o.W.
Old Hand

Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
AMK PSP Modified w/ Vic. Alox Classic in belt pouch
AMK Pocket First Aid Kit Modified in belt pouch
Ibuprofen vile with 24 200mg
Bayer Aspirin vile with 18 325's
Bark River PSK knife
Vic. Swiss Army Alox Farmer
Leatherman Micra
Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S
Walking shorts with liner
Master Pro belt with survival items inside
Walking shoes
Brace from hip to ankle
Keys with 2 photon lights, Bison whistle, bison capsule with fire starter

Wallet with
Visa Card
Debit card
$150 cash

Within arms reach
2 Aluminum crutches
Maxpedition Devil Dog pack with
2 full 1.5 liter Sigg Aluminum water bottles
Snow Peak Solo TI cook set
Esbit Stove and fuel
Equinox Poncho
Equinox 10x10 tarp
Equinox 6x8 trap
50' 550 cord
100' 2.5mm cord
2 - AMK Heatsheats
4 power bars
Fenix 2p light with lithium batteries
2 lithium AA batteries spare
7 days prescription meds
Bark River Bravo-1 knife
Brass Spark lite with 20 tinder
Glock 22 with 2 spare mags
2 - Bandannas
Our most important survival tool is our brain, and for many, that tool is way underused! SBRaider
Head Cat Herder

#100704 - 07/25/07 01:19 AM Re: Whats in your pocket [Re: Alex]
falcon5000 Offline

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 662
Nice rig you got Alex, I got the knife pick here. I use it allot at work with people always locking keys in toolboxes or locking a door behind them with there keys still in the room. A definite asset.

Failure is not an option!
USMC Jungle Environmental Survival Training PI 1985

#100720 - 07/25/07 05:00 AM Re: Whats in your pocket [Re: mtngoat]
DrmstrSpoodle Offline

Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 138
Well, I'll try to get everything...

1.)Wallet, which contains -
Spare car key
$20 Emergency Money
Victorinox Swisscard w/ extra razor blade taped to it, and sewing needles inside with the nail file
Emergency phone numbers/contacts

2.)Cell Phone
3.)Assorted keys, including home, car, padlocks, and even a handcuff key, all with broken off multitool attachment to the keychain
4.)Victorinox Swisstool Spirit
5.)CRKT folder (forgot what kind, but it's got that new locking system, forgot what that was too)
6.)Bandanas (2-3 in back pocket)
7.)Assorted cord, some braided to store extra (in other back pocket)
8.)Any one of my "Survival Tubes" (usually made from empty Airborne tubes), which contain any/all of the following -
Small Classic SD SAK or Leatherman Micra
Safety Pins
Sewing thread
Strike-anywhere matches
Trick re-lighting birthday candles
small compass
other sewing needles
9.) Inova X5 flashlight
and finally...
10.) The gray matter between my ears which the Almighty has bestowed upon me and for which I am thankful for each and every day, even though I don't probably mention that as often as the big man upstairs likes...

#100727 - 07/25/07 10:26 AM Re: Whats in your pocket [Re: mtngoat]
simplesimon Offline

Registered: 09/28/05
Posts: 133
You notice everyone else has a flashlight in their kit? Try getting anywhere in a strong wind with your bic and matches. If I could carry only one surivival item it would be a flashlight.

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