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#279933 - 03/11/16 02:27 AM Re: Rule of Threes, when going solo [Re: Russ]
AKSAR Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
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Originally Posted By: Russ
...six is a collection wink
And seven is obsession smile
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#279935 - 03/11/16 02:57 AM Re: Rule of Threes, when going solo [Re: dweste]
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seven seven, do I hear eight......

Going, going....
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#279961 - 03/12/16 01:56 PM Re: Rule of Threes, when going solo [Re: Bingley]
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Originally Posted By: Bingley
Alright, how many of you carry a spare of any item in your EDC kit? How many of you carry two spares of any item?
Right now I have two torches; an AA that I actually use, and a coin-cell as backup. Plus my mobile phone will put out some light for a while. I have a small multi-tool with blade and scissors, and also a small penknife with ditto. I have a peanut lighter, and ferro rod. I have a bandanna and a handkerchief. I have more the one credit card, and more than one store of cash. These are all in different pockets.
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#279965 - 03/13/16 01:56 AM Re: Rule of Threes, when going solo [Re: dweste]
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And most of us will die from heart attack/stroke. What are your backups for that?

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#279967 - 03/13/16 06:41 AM Re: Rule of Threes, when going solo [Re: clearwater]
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Originally Posted By: clearwater
And most of us will die from heart attack/stroke. What are your backups for that?


Applying the rule, I have signed up for three different religions so I'll be taken care of in the Great Beyond.

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#279968 - 03/13/16 08:44 AM Re: Rule of Threes, when going solo [Re: dweste]
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Registered: 01/13/09
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And most of us will die from heart attack/stroke. What are your backups for that?

someone asked what the best kit for not dying early was years ago: lots of us played with him and answered with what we googled: healthier diet, exercise, no dangerous activities....

which is the real way not to die early.

Anyway not to worry chums; there's a legend st patrick went on hunger strike against god (our boy doesn't chose easy opponents). until god agreed that patrick could raise the dead a week early on judgement day patrick refused to eat. a good example of the irish thinking of stubborness as a virtue; our best man went eye ball to eyeball with god and god blinked.

It sounds plausible to me so by the time you all get to the afterlife; I'll have got the drinks in!

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#279975 - 03/14/16 04:15 AM Re: Rule of Threes, when going solo [Re: quick_joey_small]
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Registered: 02/14/08
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Loc: Croton on Hudson, NY
Make mine a Guinness.

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#279976 - 03/14/16 12:41 PM Re: Rule of Threes, when going solo [Re: dweste]
LesSnyder Offline
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a small pill vial with an aspirin might help with the heart attack


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#281503 - 07/26/16 07:54 PM Re: Rule of Threes, when going solo [Re: dweste]
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If you are going solo, the rules change - more important to let people know where you are going, and stick to that schedule. I know I'm more cautious. Maybe pack a PLB?

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#281523 - 07/28/16 02:18 PM Re: Rule of Threes, when going solo [Re: TeacherRO]
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Multiple backups do provide peace of mind and security, but add weight , critical when traveling one foot. I multiple up in two categories - fire lighting - matches in waterproof case, Bic lighter, and ferro rod of some sort and light - usually three sources- my key chain light, a really good headlamp, and one additional light (varies with circumstances). This follows the traditional caver principle of three independent light sources which is a proven prudent measure when underground in a cave.

For everything else, I tend to favor adaptable, versatile gear that can serve a variety of uses. I can get along just fine with one knife or multi-tool, although sometimes a second blade will sneak in when I don't need to worry about weight.
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