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#221661 - 04/16/11 12:42 AM Re: About neck lanyards/survival necklaces? [Re: Mark_F]
dweste Offline
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If you must wear a garrote keep it relatively short and build it with two break-away links spaced equidistant on the thing.

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#221670 - 04/16/11 02:20 AM Re: About neck lanyards/survival necklaces? [Re: dweste]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
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Originally Posted By: dweste
If you must wear a garrote keep it relatively short and build it with two break-away links spaced equidistant on the thing.


Yes - Made me laugh...thanks for that

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#221680 - 04/16/11 01:27 PM Re: About neck lanyards/survival necklaces? [Re: Mark_F]
GarlyDog Offline
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Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 776
Loc: The People's Republic of IL
Used to wear a necklace. I converted mine to use like a key chain clipped to a belt loop.
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#221684 - 04/16/11 04:08 PM Re: About neck lanyards/survival necklaces? [Re: GarlyDog]
acropolis5 Offline
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Registered: 06/18/06
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I have read, but not tried, joining a necklace with a small, ~1", piece of shrink tubing to act as a break-away join. Sounds feasible with both paracord and beaded chain. If anyone tries it, let us know.

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#221687 - 04/16/11 06:07 PM Re: About neck lanyards/survival necklaces? [Re: acropolis5]
BigToe Offline
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Registered: 01/04/08
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Originally Posted By: acropolis5
I have read, but not tried, joining a necklace with a small, ~1", piece of shrink tubing to act as a break-away join. Sounds feasible with both paracord and beaded chain. If anyone tries it, let us know.


That's a great idea! I'm betting it has just about the right combination of strength and durability with a good breakaway point. Thanks.
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#221688 - 04/16/11 06:12 PM Re: About neck lanyards/survival necklaces? [Re: Mark_F]
GarlyDog Offline
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Two small rare earth magnets might make an interesting break away mechanism.
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#221726 - 04/17/11 08:08 AM Re: About neck lanyards/survival necklaces? [Re: Mark_F]
Alex Offline
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Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 1034
Loc: -
Got mine from CountyComm. The site is down at the moment, so - no link, but my necklace image instead:



It's made of some soft rubber, which is very gentle on my sensitive skin. The spring loaded clasp has breaking strength of about 3 pounds.

On the lanyard I'm keeping:
  • A led light (I forgot its name, but I call it "vampire light", because of its ability to suck out the last juice from any battery while charging);
  • Recharger for vampire light is also there (wrapped with a rubber band on the left);
  • 8Gb microSDHC card in a USB reader (as a flash drive, which also can work in a phone);
  • Micro peanut lighter;

The AA battery is for the size reference.

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#221737 - 04/17/11 03:25 PM Re: About neck lanyards/survival necklaces? [Re: GarlyDog]
Brangdon Offline
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Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1201
Loc: Nottingham, UK
Originally Posted By: GarlyDog
Two small rare earth magnets might make an interesting break away mechanism.
Someone here advocated that a while back. I like the idea, partly as a way of carrying a magnet while keeping it away from credit cards(*) etc, but couldn't find a workable solution. When I asked about magnetic necklace clasps at a local jewellers, they told me they weren't reliable enough for anything of value.

(*) - I've seen a lot of discussion about how real the danger is, but I'm not yet convinced either way.
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#221739 - 04/17/11 04:07 PM Re: About neck lanyards/survival necklaces? [Re: Brangdon]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
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Loc: southern Cal
I really wonder what a magnet on the neck would do to your compass when you took a sighting.....
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#224706 - 05/30/11 10:37 PM Re: About neck lanyards/survival necklaces? [Re: hikermor]
Alex Offline
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Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 1034
Loc: -
A bit aged thread I know, but I missed this question. In my experience, magnet would be OK. I'd rather worry for any massive steel piece nearby, because it will gradually magnetize from the compass needle, "discharging" it in process.

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