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#154736 - 11/09/08 11:28 PM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: ironraven]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Having had a hand in recovering the bodies of a few folks who ended up in fast moving water, I can tell you that they ended up buck naked. NOTHING will stay on in fast moving water for long...
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#154741 - 11/09/08 11:57 PM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: ironraven]
nursemike Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 774
Loc: wellington, fl
Originally Posted By: ironraven
Originally Posted By: Brangdon
I can understand losing your pack, but your pockets?




Keep your pants. Stay out of the water.


Raven, you have created another T-shirt/bumper sticker/tattoo/needlepoint phrase. Priceless-thanks-
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#154923 - 11/11/08 05:38 PM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: nursemike]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
Posts: 1804
Loc: Southern California
The reason I neck carry is fairly practical:
-My squeeze light would get beat up and be rendered useless if in my regular pocket (based on experience).
-Similarly, my compass would get scratched up by keys, change, etc. Neck wear has kept it in good condition.
-There's a limited capacity to the pockets on my regular pants (not all of my pants have cargo pockets). It's just nice to spread things out a bit.

I've gotten used to neck carrying a few light weight items (compass, Photon light, whistle, and dog tags), so it's no trouble even though I don't normally like anything around my neck.

The downsides:
-On a hot day when I'm really active, I sweat, and the sweat has gotten into the Photon causing it to activate at a low level even when not squeezed. The only way to turn it off was to let it dry out.
-If not wearing a shirt, the thing can dangle and get in the way.

I get around the sweat issue by buttoning my shirt around the chain just above the carried items such that the chain is under the shirt but the carried items stick out of the shirt. Looks a tad dorky, but in the field I'm not there for a beauty contest. For normal EDC in town, heavy sweat isn't an issue.

I get around the shirtless issue by, um, wearing a shirt. smile
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#155310 - 11/15/08 01:10 PM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: Hikin_Jim]
slader Offline
Stranger

Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 4
Loc: United States
I've got the following on my neck:

Dog Tags, including red medical tag
Fox 40 Micro whistle
REI brand mini-compass
Photon micro light
Boy Scout Hot Spark fire starter with striker

I'm looking to add a neck knife in the not-so-distant future.



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#156103 - 11/23/08 05:13 AM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: Hikin_Jim]
JamesKearns Offline
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Registered: 08/12/07
Posts: 11
Loc: Canada New Brunswick
nice little kit wish we could get that country comm stuff here in canada! mad
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#156149 - 11/23/08 05:14 PM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: JamesKearns]
JohnE Offline
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Registered: 06/10/08
Posts: 601
Loc: Southern Cal
If you ask nicely maybe one of us U.Sians could mail you some County Comm gear?

Just a thought...

John E.
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#156151 - 11/23/08 05:25 PM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: JamesKearns]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
Originally Posted By: JamesKearns
nice little kit wish we could get that country comm stuff here in canada! mad


Why can't you get it, import issues?
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#156153 - 11/23/08 05:48 PM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: Desperado]
Kris Offline
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Registered: 04/13/07
Posts: 623
Loc: A Canadian in the UK
Originally Posted By: Desperado
Originally Posted By: JamesKearns
nice little kit wish we could get that country comm stuff here in canada! mad


Why can't you get it, import issues?


CountyComm doesn't ship internationally... But if you go the route of freight forwarding would be acceptable? I use this method all the time for companies that will only ship within USA.
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#156154 - 11/23/08 05:56 PM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: Kris]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
Originally Posted By: Kris
Originally Posted By: Desperado
Originally Posted By: JamesKearns
nice little kit wish we could get that country comm stuff here in canada! mad


Why can't you get it, import issues?


CountyComm doesn't ship internationally... But if you go the route of freight forwarding would be acceptable? I use this method all the time for companies that will only ship within USA.


Sounds like an untapped market someone internationally based could get into.
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#156249 - 11/24/08 07:34 PM Re: Things you carry around your neck [Re: nursemike]
cliff Offline
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Registered: 05/12/01
Posts: 270
Loc: Louisiana
1. Dog tags - they were free with my enlistment, and do have name, medical alert, and blood type.
2. Whistle.
3. Blank dog tag, polished mirror smooth to be used as a... mirrror.
4. $20, folded flat and placed between mirror dog tag and another dog tag and held together with dog tag silencer.

All of this is on a GI ball chain (which is not to be confused with the ball AND chain, which I also EDC most days...

Rest of the EDC is in my pockets, and listed (quite a few times) in other thread posts.

.....CLIFF
(like, who else?)

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