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#12666 - 02/15/03 11:18 PM Re: Whats in your wallet?
Marie Offline


Registered: 02/12/03
Posts: 17
What's a BCB tool?

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#12667 - 02/16/03 07:34 AM Re: Whats in your wallet?
Anonymous
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The toollogic range very good you can buy them in the uk for a very nice price at www.7dayshop.com. They have a nice blade andd some very useful features!

Mark

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#12668 - 02/16/03 11:34 AM Re: Whats in your wallet?
Anonymous
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Clink on this link and scroll down to the bottem. Thats it

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#12669 - 02/16/03 12:48 PM Re: Whats in your wallet?
Tjin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1776
in a normal urban situation the swisscard rocks, i got one and its very handy for normal urban style use, but it isnt really a survival tool card. if i would chose for a survival creditcard sized tool, i would go for the spyderco card ( high on mine " i want list")...
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#12670 - 02/16/03 04:34 PM Re: Whats in your wallet?
Anonymous
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I picked up 3 swiss tool cards at a lost and found auction.

They are neat little cards and are mildly usefull but not worth the crazy price they charge for them.

My leatherman micra on the key chain is a better product and gets way more use.

Mike

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#12671 - 02/16/03 06:24 PM Re: Whats in your wallet?
Tjin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1776
well same story here, but instead of the swiss tool being expensive, the leathermen is.
looking at the local cost, the swisstool gives more bang for the buck. location has a big effect on the cost of knife and tools.
mine keychain tool ( coast microtool box ) combine with the swisstool, cost less, but are combined proberbly much beter than the micra alone.
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#12672 - 02/16/03 08:01 PM Re: Whats in your wallet?
Anonymous
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Absolutely, the best tool is the one you have with you and can afford.

Mike

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#12673 - 02/16/03 11:03 PM Re: Whats in your wallet?
Marie Offline


Registered: 02/12/03
Posts: 17
Thank you! I hadn't seen that one before <img src="images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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#12674 - 02/17/03 09:03 PM Re: Whats in your wallet?
PryBry Offline
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Registered: 12/07/01
Posts: 28
Loc: mn, usa
Yes, the tape is on top of the foil...

Here is the basic assembly:
1) wind a single layer of heavy braided fishing line around the credit card (since I've done this, I thought about using a signal mirror or frensel lens)
Keep the line tight by under rapping the first couple of winds... then just wind and keep pushing the line together to get the maximum on one layer. I tried more than one layer but upon pulling it out it became a huge mess.
2) Take a 10 X 12 inch piece of kitchen foil and fold it so it is narrower than the card is long... then rap this around the card as tight as possible. Remember to keep the end of the fishing line exposed.
3) In the same direction as the foil went on, rap a few layers of duct tape (keep it toward one end) You can rap on as much as you feel your wallet will handle (I started with 6 layers and I'm down to 3 currently, need to refill soon)
4) On the other end of the card I rapped the electrical tape, on top of the foil in the same direction as the duct tape. I matched the duct tape in thickness with about 8 raps.

Now it's ready for your pocket... you should be able to get at the fish line, E-tape or Duct tape easily at any time. It's the foil that is a true emergency only item since you have to take all the tape off to get at it.

The first one of these I built didn't use the foil and worked for a while... then the fishing line started getting gummy from the body heat and the duct tape. The foil works best rough side toward the fish line, seems the tape comes off the shiney side better.

Hope this helps...

PryBry

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#12675 - 02/18/03 07:25 AM Re: Whats in your wallet?
johnbaker Offline
old hand

Registered: 01/17/02
Posts: 384
Loc: USA
Bryan,

Am I right in concluding that you necessarily sacrifice the top layer of foil & the bottom layer of tape due to the 2 sticking to each other?

Thanks,

John

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