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#221173 - 04/08/11 04:34 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: Frisket]
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Its strange tho cause alota the new cheapo survival/camping stuff slap carabiners all over everything to "verify" that its for camping/survival.....The things people buy into these days....
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#221179 - 04/08/11 05:10 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: Frisket]
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LOL! Yup, a carabiner is a sure sign of authcenticity and survivability. wink
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#221190 - 04/08/11 07:49 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: bacpacjac]
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Cheap carabiners made in china and slapped onto those products add unsubstantiated value to an unsuspecting consumer who doesn't know any better. I suspect we would not be so easily fooled, eh?. Wait, what's that hanging from my belt loop?
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#221622 - 04/15/11 01:05 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: Frisket]
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New addition to the survival kit! You will NEVER guess this crazy thing i got as a promotional giveaway (I Swear these companies have no idea this stuffs going in a survival kit)

A Rubber band workout thingy! Its 5 foot by 6 inch and paper thin!

http://www.resistaband.com/products/5-foot-individually-wrapped-pre-cut-exercise-bands

The one I got is the green one.

SO many uses i can see for this when properly cut up. Slingshot, Sling spear thing, tourniquet, traps you name it.


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#221678 - 04/16/11 11:03 AM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: Frisket]
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Nice! Compact, light and 1001 uses. Good idea Frisket!
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#221692 - 04/16/11 06:48 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: Frisket]
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If I'm not mistaken, I think that Joerg uses that brand or maybe the Theraband type for all his slingshots.
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#221734 - 04/17/11 01:16 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: Frisket]
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Neat I wonder what strength color he uses.
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#221743 - 04/17/11 06:52 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: Frisket]
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He uses different strengths, but then again, he doubles up on some of his slingshot bands for more power. I think that black is the strongest. Most of the slingshots that he makes are made with flat bands.
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#221749 - 04/17/11 08:43 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: Frisket]
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Registered: 09/01/07
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If there is a good chance you may end up in territory that is new to you, and some need to navigate and return to specific locations, you might want to toss in a couple of 3x5 cards and a pencil stub.

With a pencil stub and something to write on you can take notes so you don't have to remember which way you turned and how far you traveled. Under pressure human memory fails, gets confused, and things often come out backward.

On one hike there was a very distinctive tree I would pass on the right going in. But on the left going out. Or was it the other way round? I can picture it in my mind both ways because I've seen it both ways. I just can't remember for sure which is which and it defines a fork in the trail so it makes a big difference. This sort of thing is where having a note telling you which way can save you.

Under pressure, shy of food, slightly dehydrated, tired, worried, distracted, and with people dependent on you is when you need to take notes. Things get really tough and you can set up checklists. If you know you have to take the third fork to the left you could check off each fork in turn so you don't forget one. Sounds silly that anyone might lose count counting to three, but it happens. The human brain is creative and a very powerful tool for inference. It is a lousy recording device. With lives on the line don't count on your memory.

Pilots, and increasingly surgeons, rely on checklists.

Besides 3by5 card stock and a pencil are good tinder. Lots of uses.

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#221751 - 04/17/11 09:07 PM Re: Survival Kit Update [Re: Frisket]
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I was thinking the same thing today Art. Note taking and tinder are two excellent reasons to carry pencil and paper. If your pen runs out of ink you are sol. If your pencil needs sharpening, just pull out your knife.
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