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#15690 - 05/07/03 02:07 PM Re: Contents of my mini-PSK
Biscuits Offline
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Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 114
Loc: Central Colorado
I'll say he did. The notion of so many options, not yet dreamed up. I've fixed more than one thing in the field or on the road with something I brought along for something else.
Biscuits

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#15691 - 05/07/03 02:13 PM Re: Contents of my mini-PSK
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Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 114
Loc: Central Colorado
I guess I never thought of fishing to relax because I don't fish, which seems a little odd to me because The first thing I'd do to calm myself would be to build a fire. The fire, is a sort of companion and lets on believe that one is taking charge and doing something about ones situation.
Thanks,
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#15692 - 05/07/03 03:27 PM Re: Contents....SIMPLE SOLUTION
Anonymous
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prepare the kit for the vent-so one for urban days-ones for hiking ones from hunting climging etc.

That way you carrry what u need for that situation eg-i wouldn';t put cord in if i was going climging \s i already carry 30m or climng assesory cord!

Mark

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#15693 - 05/21/03 01:55 PM Open it up occasionally!
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While repacking my mini-PSK (again...) I discovered that the plastic worm fishing lure, which was next to my Acme Tornado whistle, had reacted with the whistle's plastic body and was kind of melting it. Very strange. Needless to say, the Crème Lure worm got its very own plastic wrap to keep it away from everything else. All of which goes to show that just because you have a PSK, you shouldn't assume that everything in it is going to be OK six months or a year from now.

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#15694 - 05/21/03 02:05 PM Re: Open it up occasionally!
Tjin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1760
checking kits is fun ! you got the chanche to try new things out with your PSK. i do save the idea's for awhile before i rip mine psk open....
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#15695 - 05/21/03 03:06 PM Re: Open it up occasionally!
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1051
Loc: Germany
Soft plastic lures are made soft with a lot of chemicals. Therefore the lures have to be kept in plastic thats intended for this use. Otherwise the softener can destroy plastic utensils and corrode metal. This is why I don´t carry soft plastic lures in my kits.
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#15696 - 05/22/03 12:16 AM Re: Open it up occasionally!
Anonymous
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I guess that should have been intuitive - it just really surprised me to see the side of a hard plastic whistle all squishy!

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#15697 - 05/22/03 01:49 AM Re: Open it up occasionally!
Schwert Offline
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Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 905
Loc: Seattle, Washington
Maggot,

Even the plastic bag or plastic wrap around the fishing worm is not going to prevent the plasticizers from moving into other plastic items it is touching. Phthalate esters are used in plastics to control the softness. These are not part of the plastic structure, but more like dissolved in the plastic base, so they tend to evaporate or move around. This is why plastic gets brittle with age....the plasticizer has migrated out. Wrapping the worm in foil would be better, but even this will not prevent the plasticizer from evaporating and potentially changing other plastic items in the kit. Like Max said worms have loads of this chemical....excluding them from the kit would be my recommendation. I recommend adding wet, dry, streamer or nymph pattern flies.

BTW phthalate esters plasticizers are detectable in just about every sample of water, soil etc found on earth now.

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#15698 - 05/22/03 02:49 PM Re: Open it up occasionally!
Anonymous
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Good point .... *sound of a loud sigh at the thought of opening the just-sealed kit back up to take that fake worm out* ... but on the flip side, that means another trip to K-mart to ponder the 3,276 artificial lure choices!

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