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#283691 - 02/09/17 04:14 AM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
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#283692 - 02/09/17 04:46 AM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: bacpacjac]
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Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
Honestly, and without trying to spark debate, I'm still sometimes taken aback by the need for guns & ammo for a little run to the corner store, but I get that that's a cultural thing.


If I knew when and where there would be trouble, I wouldn't go. Think of it like an EDC habit to always carry a small flashlight, or a SAK or other sharp. You wouldn't, I suspect, think it's weird to bring those things with you for a little run to the corner store.

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#283693 - 02/09/17 04:53 AM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: GoatRider]
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As much room as there is in the back of my truck, it does not match the capacity of an "extra-dimensional plot space", not even close -- so no 10' pole. wink

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#283700 - 02/09/17 07:36 AM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: Mark_R]
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Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
the latest -- 100' of climbing rope. and both 265 to 1,100 rounds. (1 bullet = 1 round)


Depends on if you need to climb? Although 100' is a bit of a weird lenght.

265 - 1100 rounds for edc seems a bit much. 1000 rounds seems way too much to actually carry, even if you are front line infrantry.

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Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
the latest -- 100' of climbing rope. and both 265 & 1,100 rounds.


First dumb question: What are 265 & 1,100 rounds?
Second: Why climbing rope? I normally have some type of utility line on me, but why 8-9KN climbing rope


Climbing rope impact force rating can be 8-9kn, but as far as i know that is not how a climbing rope is refered to.
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#283702 - 02/09/17 09:10 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: GoatRider]
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Because a 6 ft Russian is too heavy <nyuk, nyuk, nyuk>

Seriously, a nose height stave is good for off pavement use.
https://scoutpioneering.com/2014/10/14/scout-staves/

But, I wouldn't consider it an EDC item.
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#283706 - 02/10/17 02:26 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: Mark_R]
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"Why climbingrope?" That's easy.

Some years ago I did field work in Canyon de Chelly, AZ. It is a vertically walled sandstone canyon with spectacular archaeology. My EDC pack invariably contained, at a minimum, 120 feet of 9mm climbing rope, usually with a swami seat and a couple of carabiners. This was standard,even if no climbing was contemplated. In that kind of country, the need to climb,safely, would be thrust upon you in all sorts of strange ways -lots of war stories.

My SAR pack came to hold about the same minimum amount of gear, but that is a somewhat different sort of situation.

Yesterday, I was a tour guide for a group and I stuck about 20 feet of 8mm cordage into my pack, along with somewhat more FA gear than I normally carry. As Sam Gamgee (LOTR) says, "you always need a bit of rope...."


Edited by hikermor (02/11/17 02:56 PM)
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#283710 - 02/10/17 05:55 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: GoatRider]
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So I give a ride to this guy carrying a long pole. I asked him if he were a pole vaulter.

He replied-

"No, I am not Polish, I am German, but how did you know my name was Walter?"


30 meters of 8mm climbing rope (about 100 ft) is a standard size for skiing and glacier travel when going light. I also like it for 3rd class terrain and early season
crossing of hard packed snow gullies.

REI glacier rope


Edited by clearwater (02/10/17 06:02 PM)

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#283715 - 02/11/17 02:05 AM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
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One time, in this forum, a person asked why I carry a 2D MAG-LITE in my bag.

I need to carry a 2D MAG-LITE because . . . a 3D MAG-LITE just would not fit.

Seriously when it comes to flashlights, I'm old school. Flashlights must be American made and run on D cells.

I also like the fact I can get 168 lumens with a run time of 80 hours on three cells.

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#283729 - 02/13/17 02:34 AM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
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I agree on the maglites! I still carry the mini mag light alot.

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#283741 - 02/13/17 02:59 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: Jax]
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Maglites were great in their day (70s and 80s) and I was really glad to carry a dependable light then, but they have been eclipsed now by brighter and lighter products.

When I really, really need a light, I can care less about where it was made....
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