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#12686 - 02/21/03 09:30 PM Re: Whats in your wallet?

Phone card
Phone contact numbers
Morse code chart
Safety pins (2)
Goody's BC powder packet
Extra cash
Dental floss
Normal everyday cards n cash

Not in the wallet but with me every day:
Photon II (white) attached to a set of nail clippers and a Cold Steel Mini Pal.
Tactical style folder (usually a Spyderco Delica)
PSK in coat pocket / larger one in briefcase
Leatherman Wave
Keychain has a Photon I (blue), a small SAK and a CPR mask.

#12687 - 04/16/03 04:50 PM Re: Whats in your wallet?
Craig Offline

Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
You say you keep a PSK in your coat pocket. I'm always trying to trim things down, myself. May I ask what's in your coat pocket PSK and what you use for a container?

#12688 - 04/16/03 05:00 PM Re: Whats in your wallet?
Craig Offline

Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
I wonder how useful these "credit card" tools are.

#12689 - 04/16/03 05:04 PM Re: Whats in your wallet?
Craig Offline

Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
You mean a fresnel lens or a real magnifying glass?

#12690 - 04/17/03 02:03 PM Re: Whats in your wallet?


I have a small coin purse looking thing with a zipper top (give-a-ways at a conference....they were mini-FAKs). These things are very useful for the little daily needs that may come up. I've got three separate ones made up with the same contents which include:

Tool logic card (knife blade, compass, mag. glass, can opener, flat screwdriver, tweezers & toothpick).
Band-aids (assorted sizes) - 8
Wound wipes - 3
Alcohol wipes - 4
First aid cream - 2 packets
Tylonol - 2 packets
Allergy meds (OTC) - 2 packets
Anti-diarhea tabs - 2 packets
Safety pins - 4
Needles - 2
Fish hooks - 4
Sinkers - 4
Large hook (gaff)
Match book
Small bic lighter
Fishing line - Approx. 12 feet wrapped around lighter.
Thread - Approx. 10 feet wrapped around lighter.
Dental floss - Approx 4 feet wrapped around match book
Single edge razor blade
Small cotton balls - 6
HD Foil
GI can opener
Morse code cheat cheat

I've also got three fire kits made up in Altoids tins. These fire kits go with me when I'm out of town, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, etc. but are not normally carried daily. Contents include:

Mini bottle of hand sanitizer (great fire starter)
Bic lighter
Book matches
Strike anywhere matches (12)
Flint rod
Cotton balls (soaked)
Paper (4 pieces of small notpad)

#12691 - 04/17/03 02:58 PM Re: Whats in your wallet?
Craig Offline

Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
Thanks for replying. What you have is what I'm doing now.

I just transferred the items on my super keychain (which had become bulky and started clanking) into a zippered nylon first aid pouch after removing the first aid bits. I took each item off the super keychain's big splitring and tucked it into the pouch. I attached a smaller splitring to the hole in the pouch's zipper pull and, using a carabiner-style keyring, attached the pouch to the keyring holding my house and car keys.

The pouch goes where I do. Before I start my car I slip the car keys off the 'biner keyring. Not a bad setup. The red nylon case has First Aid printed on it and looks entirely innocuous. And no more clanking.


#12692 - 08/24/04 10:03 PM Re: Aluminum Foil Damage

this reminds me of my father's pack when I inherited it. It had been sitting foor so long that the toilet paper had become papier mache around the core, and the metal bits he had were all unuseable, except for the frame of the pack its self.

There is more to the story, but I do not want to bore people.


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