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#283746 - 02/13/17 08:27 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: hikermor]
Phaedrus Offline
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
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....


I agree that Maglites were SOTA in '85 but obsolete now. My preference is for CR123a batteries. But by and large, lights is one area where American made lights do hold a huge edge over the imported ones (meaning Chinese). There are some good Chinese brands but if the light simply has to work no matter what I will choosing one made by Malkoff, Elzetta, Peak or (in a pinch) Surefire (with the latter being the last resort).
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#283847 - 02/22/17 09:27 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
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latest - Guy needs a new backpack because his FAK was working through the corners...He was EDCing a full size industrial kit -- the metal kind you mount on the wall...

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#283850 - 02/22/17 10:16 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
Mark_R Offline
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Registered: 05/29/10
Posts: 845
Loc: Southern California
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
latest - Guy needs a new backpack because his FAK was working through the corners...He was EDCing a full size industrial kit -- the metal kind you mount on the wall...


Good grief! Even when I was guiding for the Sierra Club, I was still able to fit the FAK inside of a gallon bag. And, that included a malleable splint and a Sawyer Extractor.
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#283951 - 03/02/17 01:24 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 01/13/09
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Loc: UK
There/s a case to be made for gardening equipment and funfetti....

https://youtu.be/-hVWEefD5ag

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#284105 - 03/28/17 05:03 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
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saw a pack with a full sized roll of duct tape...again

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#284107 - 03/28/17 05:36 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
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Loc: southern Cal
My nomination for the worst carry: We were evacuating a fall victim, drunk as usual as the autopsy later revealed, and as were carrying him out, a party descended along the slope - two guys, each with a case (24 cans) of beer - headed for the party! We weren't called back to the area, so presumably they survived.

This was at Tanque Verde Falls, Tucson, AZ - many years ago, but the pattern continues to this day, so I understand.....
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#284113 - 03/30/17 01:41 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: hikermor]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
haha! That brings back memories...

I ONCE did a portaging trip through Algonquin Park with a friend who insisted bringing two 24s of canned root beer - in one of those old metal Coleman coolers from the 70s that weigh 82 pounds.

As we packed the car for the trip, he thought it would be prudent to go through my pack to make sure I wasn't taking too much unnecessary stuff. It was a classic Venus and Mars stand-off, and I didn't even know about the cooler of pop yet. Needless to say, we never trekked together again. wink
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#284118 - 03/30/17 11:19 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: La-USA
Root Beer addiction can be very ugly!
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#284125 - 03/31/17 10:16 PM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: wildman800]
bacpacjac Offline
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Truly! That was a pretty hairy situation. LOL!
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#284128 - 04/01/17 10:45 AM Re: Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 06/29/05
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Loc: Cypress, TX
It's kind of like the hurricane kits I see all over the internet including road flares. What the heck for?
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