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#133751 - 05/26/08 05:56 PM Re: Best wallet for PSK FAK EDC? [Re: MoBOB]
wolf Offline
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Registered: 12/01/04
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Loc: Michigan
The TSA employees I know make about 2x minimum wage. Either way, I don't know that the wage they make affects their discernment skills - With many it may simply be an abuse of power fueled by working in a tedious, boring job. "Hey - look at THIS guy. I'm gonna mess with him, yay!"
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#133755 - 05/26/08 06:24 PM Re: Best wallet for PSK FAK EDC? [Re: wolf]
BillLiptak Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 259
Personally I carry the SPEC-Ops checkbook/wallet.....it has more than enough room for small items. I normally carry 6 band-aids, 2 neosporin packs, a spyderco spyder card and a couple of advil in a blister pack.

-Bill Liptak

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#133764 - 05/26/08 11:53 PM Re: Best wallet for PSK FAK EDC? [Re: BillLiptak]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
Good gear, but 9 inches is too long.

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#133789 - 05/27/08 11:04 AM Re: Best wallet for PSK FAK EDC? [Re: dweste]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
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Loc: Central California
About ready to give up on wallets and go with this zippered case:

MedSun zippered case 4.75 x 3 x 1.5 $9

http://www.redflarekits.com/pc/10030/pac/Belt+or+pocket+sized+case

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#133808 - 05/27/08 02:23 PM Re: Best wallet for PSK FAK EDC? [Re: wolf]
Ors Offline
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Registered: 09/16/05
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Loc: SoCal, USA
Originally Posted By: wolf
The TSA employees I know make about 2x minimum wage. Either way, I don't know that the wage they make affects their discernment skills - With many it may simply be an abuse of power fueled by working in a tedious, boring job. "Hey - look at THIS guy. I'm gonna mess with him, yay!"


I think the point is that the lower someone's wage is PLUS tedious job EQUALS more likelihood that someone would want to mess with people, just because they can.

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#133814 - 05/27/08 03:01 PM Re: Best wallet for PSK FAK EDC? [Re: Ors]
dweste Offline
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Loc: Central California
Hence the need for what I call the "urban PSK - FAK" that does not trigger metal detector or TSA attention.

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#133828 - 05/27/08 05:39 PM Re: Best wallet for PSK FAK EDC? [Re: dweste]
dchinell Offline
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Registered: 02/08/02
Posts: 312
Loc: FL
I want to use containers that match the size of my trouser pockets, but that are as thin as possible.

The problem I encounter is that the dividers and internal pockets in wallets always add more bulk than utility.

So I use a more home-made approach.

In my right pocket is an OmniSeal bifold wallet. This has two credit cards, my drivers license and insurance papers, and my CCW permit:

http://www.rei.com/product/492598?vcat=REI_SEARCH

In the same pocket I have my oversized bandanna, folded to about 4-1/2 x 7 x 1/2 inches (12 x 18 x 1.3 cm), and a keyring of survival tools.

In my left pocket I have my tinder and first aid in a plastic bag. It used to be a Zip-Lock quart-sized bag, but is now a 12 x 9 inch (32 x 23 cm) heavy-duty plastic bag folded into thirds. It ends up being 4-1/2 x 9 x 3/4 inches (12 x 23 x 1.8 cm).

I get them here:

http://www.mcmaster.com/

I think the part number is: 19215T84. I also have about ten feet of paracord.

It's easy and inexpensive to replace the bag every month or so. It provides some degree of waterproofing. It opens into a big container so I can freely rummage around in an emergency to get at what I want.

I use smaller plastic bags to isolate liquids (antibiotic cream, alcohol wipes, etc.).

Bear



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#133834 - 05/27/08 07:28 PM Re: Best wallet for PSK FAK EDC? [Re: dweste]
red Offline
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Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 175
+1 on THE wallet. The sharkbite design is really awesome and I can fit quite a few EDC goodies as long as they are relatively flat.
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#133853 - 05/27/08 10:37 PM Re: Best wallet for PSK FAK EDC? [Re: red]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
What EDC goodies work with THE Wallet?

Thanks.

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#133986 - 05/29/08 12:25 AM Re: Best wallet for PSK FAK EDC? [Re: dweste]
red Offline
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Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 175
Let's see, let me get mine out, in mine there are:

Ear plugs (2)
100 dollar bill (in secret compartment)
Signal Mirror
Color copy of passports (DW, DD, DS and mine)
Foil
Large Bandaid (almost a 4x4)
Safety pins
alchohol prep pad

I also am looking at getting a credit card knife, but I'm afraid I'll forget it's there and try to go through security...whoops!

I'm sure there are others who have stuffed their THE wallet even more!




Edited by red (05/29/08 12:29 AM)
Edit Reason: found an etoh pad
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