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#225486 - 06/08/11 02:47 PM Re: On-Body Personal Survival Gear Show and Tell [Re: bacpacjac]
mpb
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I carry a used hanky,
keys for the truck if I can find them,
my walle and a watch if I don't forget them
and a Victorinox lock blade folder (Backpacker model)

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#225488 - 06/08/11 02:52 PM Re: On-Body Personal Survival Gear Show and Tell [Re: ]
bacpacjac Offline
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Originally Posted By: mpb
I carry a used hanky,
keys for the truck if I can find them,
my walle and a watch if I don't forget them
and a Victorinox lock blade folder (Backpacker model)


LOL! I have to ask - is a "used" hanky a secret strategy?
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#225501 - 06/08/11 05:41 PM Re: On-Body Personal Survival Gear Show and Tell [Re: Alex]
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Originally Posted By: Alex
Originally Posted By: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp
Capsule with emergency cash...

I've managed to fit only one bill into a similar pill fob on my keychain. So it's Benjamin. What's in yours?


A $20.00, around these parts, anything over that, say a $50.00 or $100.00 bill, gets dicey on where they will accept it.



Edited by Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp (06/08/11 05:44 PM)
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#225502 - 06/08/11 05:52 PM Re: On-Body Personal Survival Gear Show and Tell [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
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I used to keep a $20 bill in the glovebox/storage box of all my vehicles in case I needed cash for gas or whatever. Then, the other day, I noticed it in the glovebox of my daily driver and thought to myself.....jeez, a $20 won't even buy me 5 gallons of fuel anymore. crazy

Now I put $50 in $10 bills in there instead.

Who would have thought Emergency Preparedness would have to be adjusted for inflation? grin

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#225503 - 06/08/11 05:58 PM Re: On-Body Personal Survival Gear Show and Tell [Re: Paul810]
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Originally Posted By: Paul810
I used to keep a $20 bill in the glovebox/storage box of all my vehicles in case I needed cash for gas or whatever.


I keep $5 in quarters and a Mobil Speedpass in my car. As long as I can find a Mobil station I can buy gas with that. I can also buy food and sundries at Mobil stations that have an attached convenience store.

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#225506 - 06/08/11 06:17 PM Re: On-Body Personal Survival Gear Show and Tell [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
Originally Posted By: Paul810
I used to keep a $20 bill in the glovebox/storage box of all my vehicles in case I needed cash for gas or whatever.


I keep $5 in quarters and a Mobil Speedpass in my car. As long as I can find a Mobil station I can buy gas with that. I can also buy food and sundries at Mobil stations that have an attached convenience store.


The only issue with that is that, 1. It only works with Exxon/Mobile/Esso stations. 2. It requires the gas stations computer system to be working to complete transactions.

I ran into that problem up in New York State when I was snowmobiling. A snow storm had knocked out the phone/data service in the area. Everybody had power, so they could still provide goods and services, but all transactions had to be done in cash. It was like that for a good three days, which really would have screwed us if I was only relying on credit/debit cards.

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#225507 - 06/08/11 07:00 PM Re: On-Body Personal Survival Gear Show and Tell [Re: Paul810]
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Originally Posted By: Paul810
The only issue with that is that, 1. It only works with Exxon/Mobile/Esso stations. 2. It requires the gas stations computer system to be working to complete transactions.

I ran into that problem up in New York State when I was snowmobiling. A snow storm had knocked out the phone/data service in the area. Everybody had power, so they could still provide goods and services, but all transactions had to be done in cash. It was like that for a good three days, which really would have screwed us if I was only relying on credit/debit cards.


When I'm traveling I always carry cash to buy enough gas and sammiches to get home. But I keep it in my wallet, not in my car or in a pill fob.

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#225574 - 06/09/11 07:22 PM Re: On-Body Personal Survival Gear Show and Tell [Re: bacpacjac]
Glock-A-Roo Offline
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Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
Originally Posted By: mpb
I carry a used hanky,
keys for the truck if I can find them,
my walle and a watch if I don't forget them
and a Victorinox lock blade folder (Backpacker model)


LOL! I have to ask - is a "used" hanky a secret strategy?


The hanky contains his emergency glue! grin

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#225575 - 06/09/11 07:24 PM Re: On-Body Personal Survival Gear Show and Tell [Re: bacpacjac]
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LOL@Glock! That's funny. A little gross, but funny!
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#225607 - 06/10/11 01:25 AM Re: On-Body Personal Survival Gear Show and Tell [Re: bacpacjac]
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good stuff there bacpac

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