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#177140 - 07/21/09 09:19 PM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: KenK]
KR20 Offline
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Originally Posted By: KenK
They spend a lot of time trying to smash out the windshield.

I have ZERO experience with that, but after seeing that video I suspect even the Life Hammer (which I carry in the compartment between my seats - plus a ResQme on my keychain) would not have helped much with the windshield. He was really struggling to clear it even with a large iron pipe.

Advice from those who've been there?


The Life hammer would not of helped much for the windshield. Windshields are laminated glass, you have to cut through the lamentation to remove the glass. The side and back windows are safety glass and will shatter when struck right.



Edited by KR20 (07/21/09 09:20 PM)
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#177142 - 07/21/09 09:40 PM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: KR20]
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My guess for laminated glass you need to smash it good, then cut it.

I always have my knife clipped in my pocket, a flashlight in my pocket, and each car has a knife and a light in the door as well as a small crow bar.

2 is 1.

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#177143 - 07/21/09 09:41 PM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: KR20]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
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Check out the PR video of a Swiss Army Rescue Tool in use.

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#177144 - 07/21/09 10:02 PM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: JohnN]
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Originally Posted By: JohnN

My guess for laminated glass you need to smash it good, then cut it.

I always have my knife clipped in my pocket, a flashlight in my pocket, and each car has a knife and a light in the door as well as a small crow bar.

2 is 1.

-john


Laminated glass itself is dangerous in a rescue that requires you to go through it frown
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#177145 - 07/21/09 10:11 PM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: Russ]
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Originally Posted By: Russ
Check out the PR video of a Swiss Army Rescue Tool in use.


Swiss Army Rescue Tool Review http://equipped.org/shot_show_2007_knives6.htm
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#177151 - 07/21/09 10:26 PM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: KR20]
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Edited by Todd W (07/21/09 10:26 PM)
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#177153 - 07/21/09 10:32 PM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: Todd W]
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#177177 - 07/22/09 02:27 AM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: KR20]
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Wow - that is a powerful and frightening video. Very compelling reason to always EDC a knife capable of cutting straps.

Thanks.
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#177185 - 07/22/09 03:54 AM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: BigToe]
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Yikes! glad they're safe. Reminder to self keep edcing the supertool, superknife and multiplier.

Lee
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#177198 - 07/22/09 10:15 AM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: MartinFocazio]
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Registered: 03/31/06
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Fire extinguisher!

CO2.AFFF, Powder or even water.

Kill the fire.
Kill the threat.

This is a good argument for requiring that every car and home have at least one extinguisher.


And if you don't know which to use on what. Or how to use one it's time that you learned.

Most Fire Departments run basic fire safety courses.


Edited by Leigh_Ratcliffe (07/22/09 10:19 AM)
Edit Reason: Added last two lines.
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