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#160014 - 12/26/08 05:07 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: KenK]
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Registered: 02/27/01
Posts: 88
Loc: AR
My bro blessed me with a Streamlight Stinger with piggyback cradle with a/c and 12 v adaptors and an extra battery. Light is good. smile

Blessings and merry things to all!
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#160015 - 12/26/08 05:07 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: MDinana]
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Registered: 11/14/04
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Loc: Mountains of CA
We decided not to go all out this year and went to sportsman and got each others gifts at the same time. She got some snow pants, gloves, and a few other misc items. I got a holster, some gloves, hogue grips, and a couple other misc items. We both got some Wool socks too. The rest of the $ is spent on the house and fixing it up.
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#160019 - 12/26/08 06:30 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: Jesselp]
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Registered: 12/06/06
Posts: 349
Loc: CT
Originally Posted By: Jesselp
...I was the lucky recipient of a slightly used banjo purchased off of Craigslist.


It might make a better story if you tell everyone that you picked it up during a canoe trip, with some of the guys, down south. grin
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#160023 - 12/26/08 07:19 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: UncleGoo]
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Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 203
Loc: somewhere out there...
Casio G-Shock Riseman GW-9200. Ms Yeti decided I didn't need another knife!!! Who doesn't need another knife!?!

It will take me forever to learn! I'm OK with that! laugh
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#160027 - 12/26/08 08:25 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: KenK]
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
A Cold Steel Spetznaz shovel. (need to find a way to sharpen it)
Couple of Boker folders.
Olson's book on primative skills.
The reprinted Angier (didn't tell them I already have a copy)
Les' book

And the item I'm debating on using now, or saving some of: three premium dark chocolate bars with chili in them. Had to test one- YUM!


Edited by ironraven (12/26/08 08:28 PM)
Edit Reason: forgot the chocolate.
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#160030 - 12/26/08 09:02 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: KenK]
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Registered: 09/02/06
Posts: 119
Loc: Southeastern USA
DW, with the help of one of my friends, managed to purchase and hide a fully tricked out Mossberg 500 Tactical shotgun. Imagine my suprise on Christmas morning. I was only expecting a few small odds and ends for the endless quest of Preparedness nirvana. "Homeland Security" preps now complete. grin
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#160043 - 12/26/08 10:05 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: KenK]
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Registered: 09/13/07
Posts: 378
Loc: SE PA
Wife and I have been cutting back on gift exchange as after 40 years of present buying we're both pretty well at a loss as to what to buy each other. I did get her a day (well, maybe a half day) at the local spa.

I bought myself a Tamarak walking stick to take on my dog walks and a Jetboil PCS for when Ziggy (my dog, not the DW) and I go trail walking.

DD1 got an extra paycheck (she works for me) and DD2 some money to get her home from Alaska for a visit (it will be almost a year since we've seen her by the time she gets home).

For my sibs and their spouses we donated in their names to charity that would leverage our money 10-fold or more towards clothing, food and school supplies for folks overseas.

It was a quiet Christmas but peaceful. Still trying to dispose of 12 dozen cookies DW got at a cookie exchange. Going to need to do a lot of dog walking...

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#160104 - 12/27/08 02:56 AM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: KenK]
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Registered: 03/13/05
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Loc: Colorado
A Henry .22 lever action rifle, "Frontier Model - H001T" I've been wanting a Henry for quite a while - I love this thing! A Nikon D700 Digital SLR camera (99.9% the wife's gift, but described as one of those "for both of us" gifts to justify the cost). Oh yeah, a newfangled Norelco razor ... the wife got tired of seeing me hack away at my face with a regular razor since my last electric broke. I also got this cool little "Gerber Artifact" thing. It's a mini-prybar, bottle opener, screwdriver, and Exacto knife blade pocket-thingy. Quite cool. And a few shirts to keep me dressed nice.

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#160153 - 12/27/08 03:50 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: KenK]
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I got the usual stack of bills!!!
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#160158 - 12/27/08 04:31 PM Re: Any Christmas Goodies?? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 351
Loc: New Jersey
I did good. Some pouches for my jumbo fatboy (Janus, Rollypoly, Barnacle). A 3 person tent. Some Rocky socks (really warm), couple of sweaters, thermal underwear & cash. Oh and one of these for my bookshelf : grin

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