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#177880 - 07/28/09 12:45 AM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: KG2V]
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2830
Originally Posted By: KG2V_was_kc2ixe
Originally Posted By: Eugene
Somewhat related, where can I find an RV size extinguisher other than paying the over high prices at an rv store?


Define "RV Sized"

I know the large car sized unit I carry is about 2x the size of most car units (2x as tall) and I got it at either the auto parts


I assumed there is/was a standard rv size since there is small plastic recessed mount in mine.

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#178113 - 07/30/09 12:00 AM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: Eugene]
porkchop Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/07/05
Posts: 58
Loc: Florence SC
I noticed in several posts that a few people have things in their glove boxes and consoles. This is great for helping other people in their time of crisis.
However, if YOU are the one in crisis you may not be able to reach your tools.

About 10 years ago, I was involved in an accident involving the 18 wheeler I was driving. The truck rolled onto its side. During the roll my seat belt broke and I ended up with my back pressed against the passenger side door staring out the driver's side window at the bright blue South Carolina sky. Things could have been much worse I came out with a scratch or two and a headache.
I learned several very important lessons that day including that things don't always stay put in a crash. This could include you. Unless it is well secured things will fly around. Kinetic energy is wonderful. If you need your cell phone don't expect it to be where you can reach it after a crash. Mine ended up flying out the window and landing in the middle of the road.

On a side note, it is required by law that all Commercial Motor Vehicles must contain a working fire extinguisher at all times.


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#178116 - 07/30/09 12:26 AM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: porkchop]
2005RedTJ Offline
Addict

Registered: 01/07/09
Posts: 475
Loc: Birmingham, Alabama
My buddy has a USMC issue Kabar strapped to his rollcage. I asked him about it one day and he told me about getting trapped by the seatbelt in a rollover one time and the rig caught on fire. He barely managed to get out and said it'll never happen that way again.

I keep a razor-sharp S&W pocket knife clipped to my front left pocket 24/7. I need to try it out on an old seatbelt one day, but I'm sure it'll do nicely.

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#178144 - 07/30/09 08:37 AM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: 2005RedTJ]
KG2V Offline

Veteran

Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1371
Loc: Queens, New York City
Oh, one question - is it all right if I don't CARRY the knife, but leave it clipped to my pants when I'm in the shower, or in bed? wink


Edited by KG2V_was_kc2ixe (07/30/09 08:38 AM)
Edit Reason: correct typo
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#178146 - 07/30/09 11:34 AM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: KG2V]
Grouch Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 07/02/08
Posts: 395
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: KG2V_was_kc2ixe
Oh, one question - is it all right if I don't CARRY the knife, but leave it clipped to my pants when I'm in the shower, or in bed? wink

Only if you wear your foil hat. wink

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#178154 - 07/30/09 01:25 PM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: Grouch]
Still_Alive Offline
Finally, I am a
Member

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 119
Loc: Utah
I have mine in my bag on the nightstand by my bed all night. I'm tempted to start taking it in the bathroom when I shower...
smile
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#178156 - 07/30/09 01:33 PM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: KG2V]
UncleGoo Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 12/06/06
Posts: 373
Loc: CT
Originally Posted By: KG2V_was_kc2ixe
Oh, one question - is it all right if I don't CARRY the knife, but leave it clipped to my pants when I'm ... in bed? wink


You might want to reconsider this, if you wake up in the "coyote in a leghold trap" scenario. laugh
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#178162 - 07/30/09 02:26 PM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: MartinFocazio]
Lono Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 10/19/06
Posts: 1013
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Originally Posted By: martinfocazio
Originally Posted By: Lono
Almost forgot - for cutting seatbelts I can give a big thumbs up to the Benchmade rescue hook, http://www.thefirestore.com/store/category.cfm/cid_1347_seat_belt_cutters/. That's in my glove compartment. I've tried it in a training rescue and it was like slicing through butter. The training officer liked it too, almost walked away with it...


that's in my car. A nice tool. I've used it "in real life". Works as advertised. I don't keep in in the glove box I keep it in the door compartment, it's easier to get to. All my "immediate" stuff except the fire extinguiser is in the driver's side door compartment.


Good point, thanks. I cleaned some crap out of the driver's side door compartment and now have the rescue hook there for easier access. Ya never know.

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#178181 - 07/30/09 04:28 PM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. [Re: UncleGoo]
KG2V Offline

Veteran

Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1371
Loc: Queens, New York City
Originally Posted By: UncleGoo
Originally Posted By: KG2V_was_kc2ixe
Oh, one question - is it all right if I don't CARRY the knife, but leave it clipped to my pants when I'm ... in bed? wink


You might want to reconsider this, if you wake up in the "coyote in a leghold trap" scenario. laugh


I can reach the pants when I'm in bed, so...

Pretty much ditto in the shower - the pants are in the room
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#182349 - 09/16/09 10:52 AM Re: CARRY A KNIFE. ALWAYS. EVERYWHERE. (followup) [Re: KG2V]
thseng Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/24/06
Posts: 900
Loc: NW NJ
FWIW, this recent news story appears to be about the aftermath of the incident in the video:

http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/community-helps-year-dramatic-rescue/story?id=8586599
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