Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 3 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >
Topic Options
#239634 - 01/18/12 06:38 PM Re: Cruise ship EDC...? [Re: TeacherRO]

Registered: 11/26/01
Posts: 81
As i said in the cruise thread, I just got off one when i saw the news...

In my pocket almost all the time, the only time not was while I was in the pool and then it was in my bag by my chair was my Mission Wallet http://www.bladeart.com/catalog/KnifeDisplay.aspx?MakerID=363 . In it was a few hundred cash, work ID ,CC,DL, health care card. In the outside slots were Fenix AAA led, Attwood Prybaby, Space Pen.

Clipped to me 100% of the time a Spyderco H1 serrated Drangonfly.
Not that big a knife but I had no idea what size they would allow so I went small and yellow,went through xray each day returning to the ship never an issue at all.

I was safer on that ship then at work, driving my car and so forth I felt prepaired and still would with same gear.

The biggest factors I feel are your conditioning , mind set, how you react under stress and so forth. I train hard almost daily,and preform well as a Lt on the FD 42 hours a week .

Edit. Deck plans are all over the ship ! Mine was 11 floors, all 11 floors were each on the posters showing all you'd need to know as far as I could tell.

Cruises are a safe vactions, safer then most of mine,white water canoeing in the Yukon a couple hundred miles from roads..... back pack hunting in 6 degree temps....

The biggest risk is to your bank account !!

Edited by THIRDPIG (01/18/12 06:51 PM)

#239635 - 01/18/12 06:40 PM Re: Cruise ship EDC...? [Re: Frisket]
chaosmagnet Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3098
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Frisket
Originally Posted By: Bingley
Your flashlight should be waterproof.

Any good suggestions? I think My local Gander Has some pelicans I was looken at.

Pelicans aren't bad at all. I carry a 4Sevens Quark 123, which is waterproof and offers very high performance for the form factor. You could spend much less money and get a ThruNite Ti to have a 1xAAA flashlight that performs exceptionally well at an excellent price.

I've no affiliation with the manufacturers mentioned other than owning (what my wife would characterize as) too many flashlights.

#239636 - 01/18/12 06:41 PM Re: Cruise ship EDC...? [Re: LesSnyder]
chaosmagnet Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3098
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: LesSnyder
Edit...it's at least water resistant after 2 hours...

That doesn't surprise me. SureFire has outstanding build quality by all reports.

#239641 - 01/18/12 07:16 PM Re: Cruise ship EDC...? [Re: TeacherRO]
Pete Offline

Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1361
I would suggest that you keep a British sea-faring captain tucked away in your EDC.
In the event of an emergency aboard an Italian cruise liner,
unpack him, take him up to the wheelhouse, and throw out the rest of the crew.

Hahahahaha !!!


#239642 - 01/18/12 07:21 PM Re: Cruise ship EDC...? [Re: Paul810]
JerryFountain Offline

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 418
Loc: St. Petersburg, Florida
Originally Posted By: Paul810
Not much you can really do about it either, unless you're going to wear your PFD 24 hours a day and bring your own personal well stocked life-raft.

There are lots of PFD's around the ship, you don't need to wear it or go to your cabin. There are lots of stocked life rafts, if you look where they are (don't just look at the lifeboats). US and most EU countries (I don't know if there are exceptions) require more then enough life boats/rafts for everyone on each side of the vessel.



#239644 - 01/18/12 07:30 PM Re: Cruise ship EDC...? [Re: bacpacjac]
GarlyDog Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 776
Loc: The People's Republic of IL
Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
I'm not worried about something going wrong, just being unprepared if it did.


#239645 - 01/18/12 07:31 PM Re: Cruise ship EDC...? [Re: TeacherRO]
unimogbert Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 08/10/06
Posts: 857
Loc: Colorado
Not that I ever would go on them but....

I'd want a flashlight and a smoke hood very ready at hand.

In theory the ship has emergency lighting but when lighting goes wrong (as it has in my windowless office) light is real important for doing anything besides sleeping.

And fire aboard ship is at least as likely as sudden inrush of water and there probably aren't hoods everywhere you go. (I hope I'm wrong about that)

#239654 - 01/18/12 08:34 PM Re: Cruise ship EDC...? [Re: TeacherRO]
Mark_R Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 05/29/10
Posts: 853
Loc: Southern California
In pockets:
*Flashlight - Keychain or pen size, waterproof, battery life >12 hours.
*Whistle - Flat "marine" whistle or any multi-chamber plastic whistle.
*Hand sanitizer - Ship wide sickness is more common then sinkings.

On body:
* Boat shoes - Not the slip on mocs, but the Vans or sneaker style laceups with flat outsoles and a thick rubber rand around the outside. I've used them for small boat sailing, and they will stick to any surface regardless of how wet or slick it is.
* Sunhat

In cabin:
*Passport, tickets, contacts, cash, compass, and how to ask "where is the American Embassy" in 149 different languages in a waterproof floating bag. On the cheap you can toss an empty (2.2 lbs/L bouyency) water bottle and a ziplock into a gym bag for waterproof and floating.
*water purification tablet
*Warm, windproof, jacket.
Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane

#239657 - 01/18/12 08:50 PM Re: Cruise ship EDC...? [Re: unimogbert]
GarlyDog Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 04/05/07
Posts: 776
Loc: The People's Republic of IL
Originally Posted By: unimogbert
And fire aboard ship is at least as likely as sudden inrush of water and there probably aren't hoods everywhere you go. (I hope I'm wrong about that)

I believe that fire is more likely with ignition sources (smokers) in many rooms. In rush of water is really an out-lier.

#239661 - 01/18/12 09:39 PM Re: Cruise ship EDC...? [Re: TeacherRO]
frediver Offline

Registered: 05/17/04
Posts: 213
Loc: N.Cal.
Some sort of flashlight (waterproof)
Small pocket knife
Wallet with ID, CC, Some money, Brunton Sur.Card set.
Normally a spark rod (on land)
On cruise sometimes matches or lighter depending on shore plans.
Matches have been in a match case.
I guess I could put a sm. spark rod on a dummy cord with pocket knife.
Truth, I can't see much need to start a fire on ship.
In my M/C I also have a needle and bit of thread and a tinder plug,
couple sm. hooks and lead. (K&M matchsafe) compass.

Page 3 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >

Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, cliff, Hikin_Jim 
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Who's Online
3 registered (Janysboy, RayW, Russ), 221 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Mollerstrom, Louis, tomuchgear, salomoncrosk, Claire
5284 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Free ebook/download: Survival and Austere Medicine
by wileycoyote
Today at 03:22 PM
Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30
by chaosmagnet
Today at 10:39 AM
Picacho Peak fatality
by EMPnotImplyNuclear
Today at 08:13 AM
Regarding emergent communications
by hikermor
Today at 03:33 AM
2.5 lb shelter/sleep system,30F-110F, office wear
by hikermor
Today at 03:13 AM
Walked across the country - just because...
by hikermor
Yesterday at 11:30 PM
Mr.Buddy Heater in Truck Cap?
by hikermor
Yesterday at 11:15 PM
Bear Spray or Handgun in a Pack, are not Bear Spra
by chaosmagnet
Yesterday at 11:02 PM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.