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#202843 - 06/02/10 09:09 AM K&M Matchcase mini psk?
Kris Offline
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Guys,

I have a few K&M Match Cases coming in the mail (a regular and long one) and I was thinking of creating a psk with one.

I currently don't have them but what would/could you put in one based on the space?

Kris

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#202846 - 06/02/10 11:06 AM Re: K&M Matchcase mini psk? [Re: Kris]
oldsoldier Offline
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I have one-I would dedicate the smaller one to firebuilding stuff, and throw some fishing kit, some tin foil, sewing kit, and a few other small items in there. You could wrap 550 cord around both of them, for cordage.
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#202848 - 06/02/10 12:11 PM Re: K&M Matchcase mini psk? [Re: oldsoldier]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline
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No, wrap 20 or 30lb spyder wire around the outside. Cover it with electrician's tape. You can get a good 50' around a K&M. Spyder wire is strong enough for light shelter building, snares, sewing and as a trigger for traps.

In terms of content's (and yes I have already done this smile ) I suggest the following:

2 x sail makers needle's.
4 or 5 strike anywhere matches.
4 Tinder-quick (on a string).
4 hooks.
Split shot.
X-acto blade or similar.

Forget about water purification. That should be with your water bottle / bladder.

If you have any space left - add more matches. But don't overfill the case. You are only planning for a weeks worth of fire lighting at most.





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#202883 - 06/03/10 01:45 AM Re: K&M Matchcase mini psk? [Re: Kris]
ironraven Offline
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Well... I built something similiar, that is now part of my EDC. Keep in mind, it lives in the same pocket of my bag as my SAK, Fenix E01, and lighter.
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#202893 - 06/03/10 09:51 AM Re: K&M Matchcase mini psk? [Re: ironraven]
Kris Offline
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If I can fit the sparklite into it like Ironraven, i'll go that route. I would like this to be airline safe. If not, i'll exclude fire lighting for this kit.

When they come in, i'll give everything a shot. Will try to add the below items as well:
-two 4" zip ties (folded)
-safety pin
-micro sd card with info
-RITR paper cut down and rolled
-20 or 50 pound note
-cut down ritter psk pencil

I was experimenting wrapping duct tape, electrical tape and some fine cordage (fishing line) on the outside of a pipe, then using clear electrical shrink tubing over it for a tight fit. Then it would eliminate tape gunk and the line from coming loose in everyday use of the compass. So far, not successful. I would like to use ranger bands but can't find an inner tube with a small diameter.
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#202894 - 06/03/10 10:50 AM Re: K&M Matchcase mini psk? [Re: Kris]
williamlatham Offline
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Loc: Stafford, VA, USA
For small diameter inner tubes, go to a bike shop and ask for 700-20 to 700-23 tubes. They should be about the right size. If they have old ones they changed out you might get them for free. 700-20 is for a 20mm wide tire.

Bill


Edited by williamlatham (06/03/10 10:50 AM)
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#202899 - 06/03/10 12:25 PM Re: K&M Matchcase mini psk? [Re: williamlatham]
Kris Offline
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Thanks!
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#202904 - 06/03/10 01:17 PM Re: K&M Matchcase mini psk? [Re: Kris]
MoBOB Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
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Kris,

I experimented with plastic coin holders for a PSK. Look in the photo gallery for what I did. It was posted in April of 2008. The coin tube used the U.S. Quarter-sized one; about 25mm in diameter.

Shameless plug intended.

My $.02


Edited by MoBOB (06/03/10 01:22 PM)
Edit Reason: Added photo date
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#202954 - 06/04/10 04:14 PM Re: K&M Matchcase mini psk? [Re: MoBOB]
Alex Offline
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Registered: 03/01/07
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Thanks for the finding. Looks really nice. The link to their site is under the image. Looking forward to your experimenting.


Edited by Alex (06/04/10 04:15 PM)

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#202963 - 06/04/10 11:37 PM Re: K&M Matchcase mini psk? [Re: Alex]
roberttheiii Offline
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Registered: 02/13/09
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Loc: Connecticut, USA
Those are nice! So question, off topic, sorry, but if I order a long one and want to put REI strike anywheres in it, where is the best place for striking material?

Thanks!

R

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