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#169834 - 03/20/09 06:33 PM Re: Unusual EDC? [Re: paramedicpete]
clearwater Offline
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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1163
Loc: Channeled Scablands
Originally Posted By: paramedicpete
A small piece 2x4" of aluminum from a pop can. You never know when you need to open a padlock!

Please do tell, how does one use a 2X4" piec of aluminum from a pop can to open a padlock?



#169837 - 03/20/09 07:07 PM Re: Unusual EDC? [Re: clearwater]
paramedicpete Offline

Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1920
Loc: Frederick, Maryland
COOL cool


#169838 - 03/20/09 07:20 PM Re: Unusual EDC? [Re: ironraven]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline

Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 1355
Loc: United Kingdom.
Originally Posted By: ironraven
2 mini Bic lighters, and I recently added a Storm lighter. I don't smoke, so it is odd.

2 Butane lighters. One in trousers, one in jacket.
1 Zippo.
1 or more ferro rods.

And the usual question is "But you don't smoke. What do you need a lighter for?"

My usual response is "To light a fire under someone who needs it...."

Ask a nosey question, get a nasty answer.
I don't do dumb & helpless.

#169842 - 03/20/09 08:32 PM Re: Unusual EDC? [Re: TeacherRO]
raptor Offline

Registered: 04/05/08
Posts: 288
Loc: Europe
I think the most unusal thing (for a lot of people) on my EDC pocket carabiner is Ambu LifeKey(a barrier with with a one-way valve). I hope to never use it.

And of course for a lot of people it would be the ferrocerium rod.

#169847 - 03/20/09 09:16 PM Re: Unusual EDC? [Re: raptor]
Rodion Offline

Registered: 04/29/08
Posts: 285
Loc: Israel
A straw with a magnet embedded at the tip. Helps fish out metal objects from... well, most places.
Whenever you rest, someone, somewhere is training to kick your ass.


#169872 - 03/21/09 04:08 AM Re: Unusual EDC? [Re: Hookpunch]
comms Offline

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1502
Loc: Mesa, AZ
A Buff (multifunctional headware)

On my trail runs, I carry a hotel shower cap for a Ultra, ultra light weight vapor barrier for my head warmth.
Don't just survive. Thrive.

#169876 - 03/21/09 05:46 AM Re: Unusual EDC? [Re: comms]
wolf Offline

Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 329
Loc: Michigan
Duct Tape - my coworkers are dismayed by this, but I doubt if anyone here would consider it especially unusual.
"2+2=4 is not life, but the beginning of death." Dostoyevsky

Bona Na Croin

#169882 - 03/21/09 11:20 AM Re: Unusual EDC? [Re: TeacherRO]
ratbert42 Offline

Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 178
Loc: Florida
That would be the feminine hygiene products. I tell myself that they're dual-purpose, like emergency dressings or tinder, but they're really just spares for my forgetful wife.

#169922 - 03/21/09 09:54 PM Re: Unusual EDC? [Re: ]
katarin Offline

Registered: 06/29/06
Posts: 127
Loc: Ca, usa
I carry 6 d6 dice on me.. you never know when someone will want to play a game.

#169959 - 03/22/09 02:40 PM Re: Unusual EDC? [Re: Leigh_Ratcliffe]
kevingg Offline

Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 442
Loc: NH
I carry a zippo too, and don't smoke. I say "some people carry a keychain flashlight; this is my light but its much more versatile"

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