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#154291 - 11/04/08 08:42 PM Things you carry around your neck
nursemike Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 774
Loc: wellington, fl

There are degrees of EDC carry:
-stuff you carry in your pockets
-stuff you carry in your rucksack/laptop case/purse
...and stuff you hang around your neck.

Stuff that you want to have with you even if you lose your pack and pockets.

What do you hang around your neck?

Is there an alternative to neck-carry? ankle holsters and wrist-weights might be adapted to serve.
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#154297 - 11/04/08 09:54 PM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: nursemike]
Lono Offline
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Registered: 10/19/06
Posts: 1013
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Just my whistle (fox 40). And a P-51 opener (personal protection, bear attacks). And a little LED light, mostly for luck. Strung on a few feet of paracord, though I'll probably get strangled with it (no breakaway link).

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#154298 - 11/04/08 10:22 PM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: Lono]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
Posts: 1804
Loc: Southern California
I've got the following on my USGI dog tag chain (think: "breaks if it gets snagged or pulled"):
-Small compass (really useful when travelling actually although I just bought for emergency use)
-Mini Fox 40 Whistle
-Photon LED squeeze light
-"dog tags" (why not? They were free, and do have blood type)

I'd like to add some kind of a fire starter but haven't figured out something sweat proof and perhaps some small edged cutting device/mini knife. I do carry a p-38, but it's on my key chain.

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#154300 - 11/04/08 10:39 PM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: Hikin_Jim]
Nishnabotna Offline
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Registered: 12/31/07
Posts: 512
Loc: Nebraska
How about the chip on my shoulder?

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#154301 - 11/04/08 10:57 PM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: Nishnabotna]
DaveT Offline
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Registered: 08/15/03
Posts: 208
Loc: NE Ohio
An old (2002 or 2003) Arc AAA with a Berkeley Point clip on a dog tag-style bead chain.

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#154308 - 11/04/08 11:36 PM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: nursemike]
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
Depends on where I am, and what I'm doing.

If I'm just hanging around and don't have my bag of tricks, a Gerber Infinity flashlight, a Vic Climber, and sometimes a whistle and BSA hotspark.

Other times I carry a Ka-Bar as a big neck knife. smile

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#154310 - 11/04/08 11:42 PM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: ironraven]
Stretch Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 707
Loc: Alamogordo, NM
So far, this is all I carry around my kneck. It's been there, Sunday through Saturday, for almost 2 years now.
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#154313 - 11/05/08 12:23 AM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: Stretch]
MDinana Offline
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Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2183
Loc: Deep south... Carolina
Nothing. Not for lack of trying. Just don't like the "hanging" feeling. Hate ties too.

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#154316 - 11/05/08 01:05 AM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: Hikin_Jim]
big_al Offline
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Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 586
Loc: 20mi east of San Diego
Jim:
get a mini match and then ditch the striker and cover the whole thing in shrink tubing. As for a sharp try a Gerber 300 LST. Both are light and work as advertised.
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#154317 - 11/05/08 01:08 AM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: MDinana]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
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Loc: Southern California
I hear you. I actually don't like the feeling of something around my neck. HOWEVER, I've found if I EDC something light, I eventually get used to it. If I only neck carry when on outings, then it bugs me too much. EDC seems to work.

A neck knife of any weight is too much for me even if I EDC.

HJ
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