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#170834 - 04/08/09 12:04 AM Re: Classics [Re: Chris Kavanaugh]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/03/07
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My Berghaus Alto Attak boots now getting on for about 15 years old





Edited by Am_Fear_Liath_Mor (04/08/09 12:44 AM)

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#170836 - 04/08/09 12:47 AM Re: Classics [Re: Chris Kavanaugh]
KG2V Offline

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Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1371
Loc: Queens, New York City
Originally Posted By: Chris Kavanaugh
...snip...
You can also simply dig a small cathole and set the stove inside with the pot resting level with the ground.


Hehehehe - Actually, every time I've tried to use it was at an event in NYC - kinda hard to dig a cat hole in concrete. First time, I can still remember - I was helping at a walk-a-ton in March/April, and it was about 32 degrees, with light mixed rain/sleet. It was around 7:00am on a Sunday, and there was no open delis in my "Operations area" - I was FREEZING cold. Shal we say "fail"

I rapidly decided to keep my Coleman Peak One (1st Generation) in the truck, with a nice, real stainless pot, a jar of instant coffee, sugar, no calorie sweetner, non dairy creamer, and a sleave of paper cups. That, along with the case of water (and a hydrant wrench) has made me a hero at more than one event...
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#170837 - 04/08/09 01:00 AM Re: Classics [Re: Wheels]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2751
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Looking back over more than two decades, it's the Bic lighter that's a constant for me.

Maybe that's a cheat, because of course it's not the same actual lighter. I've gone through dozens and dozens. But it's the same design, the same concept.

I have one in my pocket right now, and one in each pack and each jacket. A constant companion, and I've never had cause to regret it.

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#170840 - 04/08/09 01:25 AM Re: Classics [Re: Chris Kavanaugh]
SwampDonkey Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1268
Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada
I have lots of "old favourites" like my SAK, Leatherman, custom hunting knife and whiskey travel bottle. But I think I am going to say my "classic", is a 20 foot length of 1/4" green cord. I found this piece of rope about 20 years ago and my work partner at the time called it "Bomber Cord", I suspect it is actually from the edge of a commercial gill net. It is very strong and just stiff enough that it does not tangle. I use it as the haul rope for lifting/lowering my firearm when I am hunting from a treestand. It is also the rope that I use to drag big-game out of the bush and tie them onto a vehicle. Evey time I lend it to someone I am careful to tell them not to cut it and that I want it back. After so many years and memourable trips I actually do maintenance on this length of rope, I clean it when it gets dirty/bloody and hang it up to dry, before I stow it away in my hunting pack.

It has got to the point now that my hunting partners do not even carry rope any more as they know I will have mine. They call it the "Gang Troll Rope" because in a certain steep gully where we are often successful, it takes the entire gang pulling on that rope to get a deer up the hill to the ATV at the top.

Odd but true "Classic".

Mike

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#170844 - 04/08/09 02:37 AM Re: Classics [Re: Tom_L]
Eric Offline
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Registered: 09/09/06
Posts: 323
Loc: Iowa
I agree with the USMC Kabar. Not the best or the fanciest but good for doing what needs done. Throw in a decent SAK and a Bic lighter and you can handle a pretty wide assortment of what if type of stuff.

Of course getting the Kabar into the office can be a bit of a challenge smile , I guess that is why I end up carrying the SAK more these days.

- Eric
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#170854 - 04/08/09 10:53 AM Re: Classics [Re: Eric]
tomfaranda Offline
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Registered: 02/14/08
Posts: 301
Loc: Croton on Hudson, NY
It seems to me the most obvious - which just about everyone carries today - a cellphone.

#2, a headlamp flashlight.

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#170857 - 04/08/09 12:07 PM Re: Classics [Re: tomfaranda]
LumpyJaw Offline
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Registered: 08/04/07
Posts: 87
Loc: Virginia, USA
I have a flathead screwdriver on my keychain that my father gave me when I was 10. It is flat, the size of a key, and has been used more times than I can remember. Even though I normally have a multitool with me now, 35 years later, I still enjoy using this if for nothing more than the nostalgia. I suppose it is also my first and longest lasting piece of EDC.

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#170860 - 04/08/09 12:41 PM Re: Classics [Re: LumpyJaw]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5170
Loc: SOCAL
Not sure how this fits. I've gone through lots of stoves and still have most of them, Coleman Peak 1, Svea 123 & 123R, Optimus 111, et al. . . latest stove is an MSR Pocket Rocket which is in the Get-Home-Bag.

The one item that I've had and used since the late 70's and is now in my truck kit is an old Revere Ware all copper kettle. It saves a lot of fuel when heat transfer is efficient and the vessel in enclosed. Unfortunately it's too big for the GHB which has a small Ti kettle stuffed with an assortment of goodies (not a classic).

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#170861 - 04/08/09 12:44 PM Re: Classics [Re: LumpyJaw]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
#1 for me is the survival tool between my ears.
#2 would be a sharpened object (stick, rock, RSK, your choice)
#3 Mr. John Browning's finest creation, the M1911A1 in the variation/clone of your choice.

All three items have saved my posterior at least once, and are generally with me all the time.
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#170862 - 04/08/09 12:51 PM Re: Classics [Re: LumpyJaw]
benjammin Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
Another vote for the Leatherman Wave. It's the one and only tool in my kit that I've used to make a living with, and it is my security blanket abroad and at home. If there was one thing I would want with me to get by in tough situations, my LW is it.
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