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#204438 - 07/09/10 03:38 AM PSP+ this August
T_Co Offline
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Registered: 10/01/09
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Loc: Nebraska
HERE ya go people.

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#204447 - 07/09/10 10:48 AM Re: PSP+ this August [Re: T_Co]
MDinana Offline
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Registered: 03/08/07
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Loc: Deep south... Carolina
Finally! Though $80 might be a bit steep for some folks... even though it includes the new stuff.

That being said, it'll make the $30 version appear more palatable to the masses!

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#204449 - 07/09/10 11:35 AM Re: PSP+ this August [Re: MDinana]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline
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Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 1355
Loc: United Kingdom.
Add up all the items as individual purchases. $80 is not bad value. It's cheaper than some and a lot more effective.

Only complaint I have is that it is not being offered with a heatsheet.

But then I'm a picky.... grin
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#204454 - 07/09/10 04:05 PM Re: PSP+ this August [Re: Leigh_Ratcliffe]
MDinana Offline
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I didn't say it wasn't a value. I just said it'd be expensive for some folks.

Your average weekend "outdoorsman" at REI or someplace doesn't want to drop $80 on a tiny knife, tiny flashlight, some matches, etc. These guys might go for the $30 kit.

The ones with some foresight, or knowledge of the cost of the individual components, probably will be willing to spend the $80.

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#204458 - 07/09/10 05:40 PM Re: PSP+ this August [Re: MDinana]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
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Loc: Southern California
Originally Posted By: AMK
Available August 2010
Why, my B Day is in August. Such good timing. smile

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#204459 - 07/09/10 06:07 PM Re: PSP+ this August [Re: Hikin_Jim]
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1029
Loc: The Netherlands
Whaaaaaat??! $80! No thanks
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#204466 - 07/09/10 08:43 PM Re: PSP+ this August [Re: JIM]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1903
Loc: Washington, DC
Designed by Doug Ritter, this kit includes everything in the Pocket Survival Pak, PLUS a CRKT RSK-MK5 knife, an E-Gear PICO LED light, Katadyn Micropur MP1 water purification tablets, and a 1-liter collapsible water bag - all packed in a waterproof welded-fabric pouch that fits in your pocket.

I don't know how much those water bags cost but this seems like a reasonably priced package. Would be nice to have it all compactly in the waterproof kit.

Great gift for outdoor enthusiasts and for putting in loved ones' cars or luggage.

LL Bean is now selling the e-PICO light for $9.95 and the new Backpacking magazine Gear Guide is plugging it.



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#204467 - 07/09/10 08:56 PM Re: PSP+ this August [Re: Dagny]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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Seems reasonable for what it is to me. Not cheap, but comes with a lot of good stuff -- definitely good additions to the original PSP.

A note about Backpacker Mag. Backpacker is an occasionally interesting read, but their gear reviews are nothing like they used to be. They survive by advertising and know better than to bite the hand that feeds them. Resultantly, their gear reviews are quite a bit less than rigorous. BP'er used to get down in to technical details and really get down to the nitty gritty. No longer. Now it's some "light" verbiage that reads more like advertising copy than a review. In all fairness, they will say upon occasion something like "some gear testers noted minor problems with 'X'".

HJ
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#204472 - 07/09/10 09:39 PM Re: PSP+ this August [Re: Hikin_Jim]
rebwa Offline
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Registered: 01/25/09
Posts: 295
I too think itís a reasonably priced kit. The quality knife, light, actual water bag and purification tabs make it a very nice kit and I really like the looks of the bag it comes in. Hopefully the bag will be able to hold one of the heat sheets as either the AMK Bivy bag or the heat sheet is an important element to any kit in my opinion.

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#204486 - 07/10/10 06:40 AM Re: PSP+ this August [Re: rebwa]
Richlacal Offline
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Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 778
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
I'll Definitely purchase one of these! Let's Not forget,ETS is the BEST site for product reviews,& R&D for Survival Equipment!& that said,If you don't have one on your person,next time your bushwackin'or boondockin',then you really have no valid comment regarding such.I love coming to this site for all the info/intel!Thank You,Doug!

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