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#268939 - 04/10/14 06:45 PM How to tell if you're new at this...
TeacherRO Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2514
#1 you pack 100' of milspec paracord in you EDC

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#268943 - 04/10/14 08:23 PM Re: How to tell if you're new at this... [Re: TeacherRO]
gonewiththewind Offline
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1517
Food is your first consideration for your EDC/BOB

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#268945 - 04/10/14 08:48 PM Re: How to tell if you're new at this... [Re: TeacherRO]
JBMat Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 745
Loc: NC
You have 3 flashlights that all take different batteries

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#268950 - 04/10/14 09:35 PM Re: How to tell if you're new at this... [Re: TeacherRO]
ireckon Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1629
Loc: Northern California
You pack one of those magnesium blocks as tinder but have NEVER attempted to start a fire with one.
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#268960 - 04/11/14 12:29 AM Re: How to tell if you're new at this... [Re: TeacherRO]
boatman Offline
Addict

Registered: 03/10/03
Posts: 424
Loc: Michigan
Your BOB has three guns with a thousand rounds each.....

BOATMAN
John

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#268961 - 04/11/14 12:40 AM Re: How to tell if you're new at this... [Re: TeacherRO]
clearwater Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1164
Loc: Channeled Scablands
You think isolating yourself from your neighbors if a good thing.

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#268962 - 04/11/14 01:45 AM Re: How to tell if you're new at this... [Re: TeacherRO]
MarkO Offline
Member

Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 137
Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
#1 you pack 100' of milspec paracord in you EDC


I never understood the attraction of that much cord at all even at home.

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#268964 - 04/11/14 02:14 AM Re: How to tell if you're new at this... [Re: TeacherRO]
Phaedrus Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2842
Loc: Big Sky Country
All of these are great! Spot on, really. I guess my submission would be that you might be new if your B.O.B. is a backpack that weighs 90lbs and you're never tried to it on or hiked with it.
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#268968 - 04/11/14 03:11 AM Re: How to tell if you're new at this... [Re: JBMat]
UTAlumnus Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 1004
Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
Different batteries can be a good thing. It can allow you to use the batteries that you have on hand or reduce the size of the back-up. My EDC is either a 2xAA or 2x123 and a 1xAAA. The AAA is only for back-up or second light use with a lithium battery (coin cells are usually nearly dead when I go to use them). By the time the primary light and the lithium in the AAA, most places will probably be out of AA, may be out of 123, but might still have AAA.

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#268969 - 04/11/14 03:15 AM Re: How to tell if you're new at this... [Re: TeacherRO]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2941
Loc: Alberta, Canada
You assume that signalling, navigation, and flashlight requirements are covered by your smartphone.

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