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#159977 - 12/26/08 07:05 AM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: Stretch]
scafool Offline

Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
MMM, warm socks, I am jealous.
(damn, that come out looking sarcastic in print but it is not meant to be, good warm socks are hard to find)
May set off to explore without any sense of direction or how to return.

#159984 - 12/26/08 02:00 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: Jeff_M]
Stu Offline
I am not a P.P.o.W.
Old Hand

Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Originally Posted By: Jeff_McCann
Originally Posted By: Desperado
I was planning to apply money received toward M1A . . .

<Drool> I'm still trying to come up with a reason why I NEED to buy one. No luck so far.


Because they make them worked for me. grin
Our most important survival tool is our brain, and for many, that tool is way underused! SBRaider
Head Cat Herder

#159985 - 12/26/08 02:01 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: scafool]
ScouterMan Offline

Registered: 08/19/07
Posts: 65
Loc: Massachusetts, USA
I got Les Stroud's Book "Survive" and a guide to the hiking trails of New England from the kids (they know their dad).

I'm heading out today to shop for a tool box for my truck bed.

I got the DW and all 4 of the kids the Red Cross Emergency SmartPack and the ResQMe emergency tool for their cars. They were surprisingly well received.

#159987 - 12/26/08 02:18 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: ScouterMan]
Desperado Offline

Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
IF the initial price is affordable, go with an RKI brand tool box. They warranty these things FOREVER. The one in my fathers truck is about 18 years old. It has been through 9 trucks and the hinges finally pilled away from the box itself. (Keep in mind we put about 50K miles a year on trucks.) He went to RKI to buy the hinges, and replace them himself. They took his keys and asked if he had an extra hour or so. Two hours later, his box had a new hinge, lifts, locks and seals. They handed him a certificate to an off site powder coater as their booth was not set for custom colors and charged him. . . $0.00.

If you are looking for Auxiliary fuel and tool storage PM me, and I know of some folks to talk to.
I do the things that I must, and really regret, are unfortunately necessary.


#159994 - 12/26/08 03:04 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: MartinFocazio]
Stu Offline
I am not a P.P.o.W.
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Originally Posted By: martinfocazio
Originally Posted By: Jeff_McCann
I'm currently in the mode or reducing my accumulated possessions, not adding more. My wife and I agreed not to exchange gifts this year, and focus on charity and frugality instead. She's currently off delivering gifts, but I stayed home since I'm feeling a bit under the weather.

I got some flack from family on this same decision. How about you?

I'm going to keep my comments about the "Flack" to myself.
But I cut way back on much of my gift giving this year. I gave preparedness supplies and books to many, much to their displeasure.

I'm weeding through my supply stock and am sending excess gear to forum friends that may find a use for it.
Our most important survival tool is our brain, and for many, that tool is way underused! SBRaider
Head Cat Herder

#159995 - 12/26/08 03:07 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: Desperado]
ScouterMan Offline

Registered: 08/19/07
Posts: 65
Loc: Massachusetts, USA
Desperado, thanks for the heads up. There is a distributor less than 10 miles from me. I'll visit them today.

#160007 - 12/26/08 03:47 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: KenK]
Jesselp Offline
What's Next?

Registered: 07/19/07
Posts: 263
Loc: New York
Being Jewish, we don't celebrate Christmas. However, my birthday is just a few days before, and I was the lucky recipient of a slightly used banjo purchased off of Craigslist.

This is actually a great survival tool. When played correctly (which I can't really do yet) it provides hours of family "together time" fun and requires no electrical power. We already have an accoustic guitar for this purpose, but I figure redundancy is a good thing in survival gear, no?

When played incorrectly or out of tune it works as an excellent emergency locator beacon (well, my wife says she can hear it anywhere in the house).

We agreed to give Hanukkah gifts to the kids only this year as a budget-cutting measure. Our recent move burned through a lot of cash, and the first priority is building the bank account back up.

Happy new year to you all.
A blog about adventure
in and around New York

#160010 - 12/26/08 04:27 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: ]
kd7fqd Offline

Registered: 08/07/05
Posts: 359
Loc: Saratoga Springs,Utah,USA
9 LED flashlight w/batteries from Recreation Outlet
Columbia Wallet w/lots of hiding places
Fire Striker Tool
Multipurpose Pocket Survival Tool
EDC: Samsung Galaxy Note 2,DR PSK, Swiss Army Champ, Leatherman Blast
My Blog emergencybobs.wordpress.com

#160011 - 12/26/08 04:28 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: Stretch]
climberslacker Offline
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Registered: 09/02/07
Posts: 603
I got a set of japanese water stones smile (i kinda had to beg, and my dad wanted them too), A vixtorinox Rescue Knife (i think my mom got it cuz she liked the sheath), and a county comm BOB XL, wich ive already filled with all of my scout stuff, also a lot of active, and passive climbing protection, so now i can lead climb smile

an AWESOME christmas
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impossible is just the beginning

though i seek perfection, i wear my scars with pride

Have you seen the arrow?

#160012 - 12/26/08 04:29 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: ]
MDinana Offline

Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2186
Loc: Bluegrass
DG got me a Leatherman Kick/Micra combo from REI, a few hand and toe warmers, and some Outdoor Research mitten shells. I'll probably hit the REI and Army-Navy looking for liners that I like.

The parents and brother got me the usual - clothes, DVDs. And some cash. Which, sadly, will most likely go to DG, and not me, but I guess that's survival of a different sort!!

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