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#125839 - 03/01/08 02:00 AM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: jaywalke]
jaywalke Offline
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Registered: 12/22/07
Posts: 172
Loc: Appalachian mountains
Thanks for all the good suggestions.

JIM- No need for a head-net, thankfully. I think I got one mosquito bite last year, but that may have been the year before.

bigreddog- RE: multi-tool. Does that mean I have permission to buy more gear? Does my wife know about this? :-] I suppose I could swap in the Leatherman from my briefcase.

teacher- I have a phone in my EDC, yes, although the coverage here depends upon elevation. Down in the valleys the phone makes a very nice watch.

massacre- When humans are gone (except Will Smith) and cockroaches rule the earth, that acrylic shag will still be waiting for the return of disco. It is truly a survivor.

BigDaddyTX- The SL3 is a mediocre knife, which is why it has lived in a drawer since I got it. I've started fires with it, but there are easier ways (Sparklite). The blade is okay, but the lock is so skimpy that I treat it like an SAK with a non-locking blade. It's better than nothing (it cuts, whistles and sparks), but I definitely have better knives, whistles and firesteels.




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#125866 - 03/01/08 01:26 PM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: massacre]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California

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#125894 - 03/01/08 07:49 PM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: JIM]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline
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Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 1355
Loc: United Kingdom.
Originally Posted By: JIM
As suggested, a headlamp would be good. I would remove the purification-straw, because you've already got Mp-1 and the effectiveness of those straws are questioned.

Maybe add a head-net and small saw-blade?


No, leave the straw in. They ain't effective against viruses but they are useful for filtering particulates out.
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#125906 - 03/01/08 09:38 PM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: Leigh_Ratcliffe]
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1032
Loc: The Netherlands
Originally Posted By: Leigh_Ratcliffe
Originally Posted By: JIM
As suggested, a headlamp would be good. I would remove the purification-straw, because you've already got Mp-1 and the effectiveness of those straws are questioned.

Maybe add a head-net and small saw-blade?


No, leave the straw in. They ain't effective against viruses but they are useful for filtering particulates out.



That's what I wasn't sure about. I believe there's a lot of discussion regarding those straws?
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#125907 - 03/01/08 10:38 PM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: JIM]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline
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Registered: 03/31/06
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Loc: United Kingdom.
Originally Posted By: JIM
Originally Posted By: Leigh_Ratcliffe
Originally Posted By: JIM
As suggested, a headlamp would be good. I would remove the purification-straw, because you've already got Mp-1 and the effectiveness of those straws are questioned.

Maybe add a head-net and small saw-blade?


No, leave the straw in. They ain't effective against viruses but they are useful for filtering particulates out.



That's what I wasn't sure about. I believe there's a lot of discussion regarding those straws?



Filter straws seem typically to have a filter of 2-3 microns. Viruses are 0.5 to 1 micron. So they are ineffective against viruses. Therefore chlorification is required first.

MP-1 it then drink through the filter. MP-1's are very effective but for emergency use two layers of purification is no bad thing.
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#126104 - 03/03/08 08:42 AM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: Leigh_Ratcliffe]
bigreddog Offline
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Registered: 07/02/06
Posts: 253
Everyone on this forum has my express permission to buy more gear! :-)




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#126105 - 03/03/08 09:38 AM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: Leigh_Ratcliffe]
Tjin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1756
Originally Posted By: Leigh_Ratcliffe
Originally Posted By: JIM
Originally Posted By: Leigh_Ratcliffe
Originally Posted By: JIM
As suggested, a headlamp would be good. I would remove the purification-straw, because you've already got Mp-1 and the effectiveness of those straws are questioned.

Maybe add a head-net and small saw-blade?


No, leave the straw in. They ain't effective against viruses but they are useful for filtering particulates out.



That's what I wasn't sure about. I believe there's a lot of discussion regarding those straws?



Filter straws seem typically to have a filter of 2-3 microns. Viruses are 0.5 to 1 micron. So they are ineffective against viruses. Therefore chlorification is required first.

MP-1 it then drink through the filter. MP-1's are very effective but for emergency use two layers of purification is no bad thing.


Virusses are even smaller than that. 0.2 Micron is considerd the smallest size bacteria, virusses are simply too small to filter out. But than again virusses are considerd as a relative small risk in western europe and north america.
I personally don't have any problem with drinking filtered water in western europe (from a proper water filter), without mixing in purification chemicals.
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#126295 - 03/05/08 01:01 AM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: massacre]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
Posts: 1804
Loc: Southern California
I couldn't find the Warp Corp. bag, but Eddie Bauer has something vaguely similar. It's a fanny pack that opens out into either a backpack or a tote bag.

Hopefully the below link will work, but if not, just go to EddieBauer.com and enter i40 792 0154 in the item number field.

http://www.eddiebauer.com/home.jsp#ppl=%7Btype%3A%22transition%22%2CensembleId%3A%22%22%2CformatStr%3A%22eobproduct%22%2CpassedIdObj%3A%7B%22flds%22%3A%22%22%2C%22itemNbr%22%3A%220154%22%2C%22pageType%22%3A%22MATCHMATCH%22%2C%22productId%22%3A%225001883%22%2C%22result%22%3A%22true%22%2C%22effortcode%22%3A%22792%22%2C%22source%22%3A%22Previous%20Page%22%2C%22pricetypecode%22%3A%22R%22%2C%22firsteffort%22%3A%22792%22%2C%22department%22%3A%22i40%22%7D%2CcategoryId%3A%22null%22%2CpathInfo%3A%22undefined%22%2CcolorId%3A%22undefined%22%2CcatPath%3A%22undefined%22%2Ccs%3A%22undefined%22%7D
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#126346 - 03/05/08 05:04 PM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: Hikin_Jim]
MoBOB Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 1219
Loc: here
Hikin-Jim...Nice find!
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#126677 - 03/08/08 01:51 AM Re: fanny pack sized kit [Re: MoBOB]
massacre Offline
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Registered: 12/07/05
Posts: 781
Loc: Central Illinois
I'll second that!
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