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#190446 - 12/10/09 10:48 PM Re: My IFAK and KNIFE [Re: ]
JBMat Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 745
Loc: NC
You mention you are flying in theater. The best thing you can do if you are forced to ditch is to tag along with the aircrew. They have radios in their vests, something I noticed you don't carry or have access to. Those freqs are monitored 24/7 and will get you out of trouble rather quickly.






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#190469 - 12/11/09 03:53 AM Re: My IFAK and KNIFE [Re: JBMat]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
I have the NON-Auto version of said blade. It just survived a 300 foot fall (open) onto 6 inch aggregate gravel. Not even a scratch.
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#190511 - 12/11/09 03:20 PM Re: My IFAK and KNIFE [Re: ]
roberttheiii Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 02/13/09
Posts: 325
Loc: Connecticut, USA
I know Doug and a lot of other people are big fans of the LRI photons, I have a few myself, but for a PSK, if you can afford the space, I'd highly recommend a Fenix E01. Regulated output for a lot longer! Given it is a good bit bigger.

What is a "gagged" mini bic? I assume some method of making it so the button can't be depressed and butane lost, but I don't know how to "gag" one. Good idea though!

R

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#190576 - 12/11/09 11:31 PM Re: My IFAK and KNIFE [Re: roberttheiii]
SwampDonkey Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1268
Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada
I usually use coloured electric tape or a rubber band under a mini-Bic's fuel button to "gag" it, they can be removed without the need of a cutting tool.

Mike

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#190597 - 12/12/09 02:09 AM Re: The PSK I'm Carrying in Afghanistan [Re: WILD_WEASEL]
WILD_WEASEL Offline
Member

Registered: 10/11/05
Posts: 105
Loc: Afghanistan
While Im satisfied with the contents of my current Tobacco Tin PSK attached to my body armor, Dougs Altoids / RSK Mk5 based PSK has really captured my attention! Since the standard uniform for civilian contractors is 5.11 brand cargo pants, shirts, and vests (the height of fashion) I have no end to cargo pockets to stash a smaller kit in. My thought is to put together a smaller kit based on RSK Mk5 and tin then vacuum seal it for true everyday carry in a cargo pocket, then possibly replace my personal PSK Tin that I carry on my body armor with the new AMK PSK+. I also need to give more thought into developing a mini-Blood Chit. Requirements: credit card sized, laminated, offer of reward in local languages, etc.

RKS Tin
RSK Mk5 knife
DR Special Edition Photon Freedom Micro-Light
Signal Mirror*
Survival Whistle*
Spark-Lite Firestarter*
X4 Tinder-Quik*
Compass*
X4 Micro-Pur Tablets
X2 Pieces Rip-Stop Tape
Heavy Duty Sewing Needle pre-Threaded*
X2 Safety Pins*
Large Paper Clip (MacGyver Multi-Tool)

NOTE* from AMK PSK

Cheers,
W-W
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#190624 - 12/12/09 11:10 AM Re: The PSK I'm Carrying in Afghanistan [Re: WILD_WEASEL]
bigreddog Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 07/02/06
Posts: 253
The only obvious omissions to me (and its your kit so my thoughts ai't worth much) would be multitool (I really like having a saw and pliers I'd have thought were handy) and a shelter - not sure of your geogrphy but a windbreak / sun shade might be valuable if you are holed up somewhere

Stay safe

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#190625 - 12/12/09 11:47 AM Re: The PSK I'm Carrying in Afghanistan [Re: bigreddog]
TheSock Offline
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Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 471
Loc: London England
What is a "gagged" mini bic? I assume some method of making it so the button can't be depressed and butane lost, but I don't know how to "gag" one. Good idea though!

I wrap wire under the catch so it won't press down. it still fits into a travellers belt (the ones with a full length zip on the inside)
and i've checked. it's not losing fuel.
The Sock
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#190644 - 12/12/09 05:02 PM Re: The PSK I'm Carrying in Afghanistan [Re: TheSock]
MDinana Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2184
Loc: Deep south... Carolina
Sock, I think you're "gagging" it already. Wrapping under the lighter "button" so it won't depress.

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#190688 - 12/13/09 01:26 AM Re: The PSK I'm Carrying in Afghanistan [Re: MDinana]
UpstateTom Offline
Member

Registered: 10/05/09
Posts: 165
Loc: Rens. County, NY
Off topic, but I hope you're getting paid well for this. Sock it away, or invest in something that'll do you some long term good.

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#190718 - 12/13/09 11:42 AM Re: The PSK I'm Carrying in Afghanistan [Re: UpstateTom]
WILD_WEASEL Offline
Member

Registered: 10/11/05
Posts: 105
Loc: Afghanistan
Tom,

If I can hang in there I hope to pay off my house in 3 years.

Cheers,
W-W
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