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#159068 - 12/19/08 03:08 AM What Kind of Hardware do You Carry?
JohnnyRocket Offline
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A comment in another post made me think about the kind of "hardware" I have packed. By hardware, I mean screws, nails, staples, fasteners etc. I believe I have some nails, a few galavanized fence staples, some sheetrock screws and maybe a few eye screws. I don't know how I will use them but as soon as I figure out the need, I've got them! How about you? I will dig out the PSK tomorrow and shoot some pics.

JR

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#159071 - 12/19/08 03:13 AM Re: What Kind of Hardware do You Carry? [Re: JohnnyRocket]
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I don't EDC any of that stuff, but I can always come up with screws, nuts, bolts, nails, romex staplex, SS wire, "mechanics" wire, and other assorted goodies in very short notice...
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#159074 - 12/19/08 03:20 AM Re: What Kind of Hardware do You Carry? [Re: JohnnyRocket]
Jakam
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Thanks! You just reminded me of BOG tote # 7 (see my reply to recent "a look inside my bob" post)contents-
Miscellaneous fasteners and paper goods.

Screws, bolts, nails, tapes, paper towels, ziplocs, zip ties, paracord, bungee cord, tubular webbing, etc.

I also have in my BOP, the AMK repair kit/FAK combo for field repairs- Cuts and Bolts. Nice small kit.

Cuts and Bolts

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#159079 - 12/19/08 03:27 AM Re: What Kind of Hardware do You Carry? [Re: JohnnyRocket]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2811
Loc: La-USA
Knives, Leatherman, 8" Crescent Wrench, 10-in-1 wallet tool

Electrical tape, duct tape, paracord, leather lacing, shoe strings
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#159081 - 12/19/08 03:38 AM Re: What Kind of Hardware do You Carry? [Re: JohnnyRocket]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
Hardware: BOB Zip-ties of sizes ranging from 3" to 24", True 100 mph tape, cordage, super glue, pack repair type stuff, sewing kits, Hockey pad tape (electrical tape w/o the residue),
BORV: Too much assorted RV stuff to mention. (It just seems to grow.)
BOV: I am a builder, I have all kinds of that crap in the tool box.

Then there is HARDWARE: EDC Kimber 1911 .45 Tactical Ultra II
Home: Glock Mod 21
Trailer Remington 870 that will be very hard to explain (kinda short)
BOB Ruger MK II (another tough explanation: it's quiet), Springfield Armory M6 .22/.410
Somewhere in the gun safe all kinds of long and short range goodies.
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#159088 - 12/19/08 03:57 AM Re: What Kind of Hardware do You Carry? [Re: Desperado]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1830
Loc: MINNESOTA

a roll of medium weight copper wire is very handy..i have one of those red spools in my odds and ends bag for canoe trips..and anything you have along that has a nut or bolt you better have a few extra..if you wear glasses,even sun glasses take one of those little kits with the tiny screws..

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#159105 - 12/19/08 01:16 PM Re: What Kind of Hardware do You Carry? [Re: CANOEDOGS]
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2016
Loc: NE Illinois
Originally Posted By: CANOEDOGS

a roll of medium weight copper wire is very handy


Just curious ... why copper instead of galvanized steel or stainless steel?


My own "hardware" tends to be duct tape, paracord, and dental floss (I carry a needle in my FAK). I probably should start bringing some wire & zip strips too.

Ken

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#159112 - 12/19/08 01:41 PM Re: What Kind of Hardware do You Carry? [Re: KenK]
Dan_McI Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 844
Loc: NYC
Originally Posted By: KenK
Originally Posted By: CANOEDOGS

a roll of medium weight copper wire is very handy


Just curious ... why copper instead of galvanized steel or stainless steel?


Not sure why someone else might like it, copper being soft creates one advantage. You can secure it by twisting it together, and because it is soft, it is more likely to stay. It's tougher to do that with stainless. Also, IIRC, galvanized is less flexible than stainless.

As an example, copper's softness allows it to be used as snare traps.

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#159113 - 12/19/08 01:48 PM Re: What Kind of Hardware do You Carry? [Re: Dan_McI]
Mike_H Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 612
Loc: SE PA
In my surival kit I carry some screw eyes, zip ties, screw hooks, and maybe a few small nails...
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#159121 - 12/19/08 02:56 PM Re: What Kind of Hardware do You Carry? [Re: Mike_H]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
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Loc: DFW, Texas
Originally Posted By: Mike_H
In my surival kit I carry some screw eyes, zip ties, screw hooks, and maybe a few small nails...


Screw eyes seem to be a popular item. Why is everyone carrying them? I must be missing something.
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