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#124286 - 02/18/08 10:36 PM Re: my cargo pocket sk [Re: mtnhiker]
Rusty Offline
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Registered: 02/15/03
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What is the best place to find Dacron or Dacron equivalent? Can you get it pretty much anyplace fishing line is sold?
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#124317 - 02/19/08 03:11 AM Re: my cargo pocket sk [Re: Rusty]
mtnhiker Offline
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Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 73
Loc: Nevada,USA
I think the Dacron he is talking about is more of a cordage. Although they do make fishing line as well and could be picked up at the usual suspect stores.
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#124321 - 02/19/08 04:41 AM Re: my cargo pocket sk [Re: Rusty]
xbanker Offline
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Registered: 04/21/05
Posts: 484
Loc: Anthem, AZ USA
Besides paracord, my PSK cordage is braided nylon mason's line 150 lb test; inexpensive; low bulk; takes knots well; comes in variety of high-vis colors. To keep from getting tangled, I wrap around a plastic "credit card" (one of those blanks with no personal info, recycled from marketing mailers).

I didn't see a compass in your kit.
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#124330 - 02/19/08 10:29 AM Re: my cargo pocket sk [Re: xbanker]
mtnhiker Offline
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Registered: 11/18/05
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Loc: Nevada,USA
I EDC a garmin when out in the "field" But backup button compass would definately not hurt. Thanks...
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#124338 - 02/19/08 12:15 PM Re: my cargo pocket sk [Re: mtnhiker]
NAro Offline
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Dacron is not Spiderwire. It is easier to tie and less stiff. 100# dacron fishing line is a good choice, but you're more likely to find it at store which sells fishing equipment to saltwater than to freshwater-only fishermen. I use spiderwire, but will probably switch to Dacron. I put my Ritter thin pencil in a drill chuck, spin it slowly, and spool up plenty on the pencil. Then hold it with an overwrap of electrical tape.

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#124340 - 02/19/08 12:54 PM Re: my cargo pocket sk [Re: NAro]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
Saltwater fishing supply will be the likely place if you are looking for Dacron line used for fishing. Kite stores are another source, and the more likely place to find it on the internet. For the same pound test, it will be about half the diameter of mason's line.

Dacron line is not cordage. It is string, much the same as a heavy floss. There is some care as to how to tie it off, as its abrasive qualities can be a concern in certain bights and binds.

There ought to be some place around Houston that carries dacron fishing line.
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#124356 - 02/19/08 02:16 PM Re: my cargo pocket sk [Re: mtnhiker]
xbanker Offline
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Loc: Anthem, AZ USA
Originally Posted By: mtnlvr68
I EDC a garmin when out in the "field" But backup button compass would definitely not hurt.

Agreed. I carry a Magellan SporTrak myself (time to upgrade), but of course, they're battery-dependent, plus some possibility of malfunction of the unit's electronics. In the extreme, if I were incapacitated in some way, a companion might not know how to use it.

My PSK compass 'til a year ago was a button-style, then decided to upgrade to the next level for better reliability, accuracy, durability. Went with the Tru-Nord 150C for the lanyard/split-ring attachment point. A couple similar from other makers, but they slip my mind at the moment.
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#124522 - 02/20/08 05:12 PM Re: my cargo pocket sk [Re: benjammin]
MoBOB Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 1219
Loc: here
Thanks....I was just wondering if was basically the same stuff my son uses to make bowstrings..B-50.
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#292742 - 07/10/19 05:16 PM Re: my cargo pocket sk [Re: mtnhiker]
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 792
Might might include;
rollup sunglasses
spare contacts
cash
protein bar (2)
compass
Micro squeeze water filter


And I'd drop fishing/ snare kits

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#292987 - 08/16/19 10:14 PM Re: my cargo pocket sk [Re: mtnhiker]
teacher Offline
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