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#281767 - 08/20/16 12:23 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: Russ]
bacpacjac Offline
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Originally Posted By: Russ
If you can, get a pair of boxers in Merino wool -- comfortable, warm and they don't take on odors like some synthetics.



I am on the hunt for some of those. I have merino long johns, which I love. Hopefully this hotter than Hades summer will end soon so I can pull them out again. I LOVE merino wool and I find that boxer briefs are a good compromise back-up to pants or skivvies. They're dual purpose in that I can use them as underwear or shorts. (Sidenote for the women in the room: They aren't necessarily practical as underwear all the time, depending on your circumstances.)
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#281777 - 08/21/16 01:47 AM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: bacpacjac]
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In regards to this hot redacted summer weather: has Farmer's Almanac predicted this winter's weather? A cold winter would be welcomed by me.


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#281779 - 08/21/16 02:13 AM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: wildman800]
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As I recall FA is calling for way colder temps East of the Rockies. We'll see...

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#281780 - 08/21/16 02:15 AM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
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Over the last while, I got into the habit of NOT carrying a mini-Bic since I'm doing consulting work for a pipeline company. Sure, a Bic in my briefcase, and a Bic in my vehicle, but not in my pocket.

They're banned in process areas, of course, but I'm in an office 99% of the time.

Good Lord, have I been urbanized? This is out of character; I need to smarten up. In a SAR situation, every family member would reflexively say "yeah, dougwa__ always has a Bic in his pocket, and knows how to use it."

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#281783 - 08/22/16 04:43 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: wildman800]
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Originally Posted By: wildman800
In regards to this hot redacted summer weather: has Farmer's Almanac predicted this winter's weather? A cold winter would be welcomed by me.


I hear that according to the Farmer's Almanac we're in for a wicked winter in these parts. Lots of cold and snow. Fingers crossed!
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#281790 - 08/23/16 02:40 AM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
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I hope it is a cold winter down here. The bugs need to be knocked back some. Last winter preserved a bumper crop of bugs this summer. Because of the flooding, the mosquito population is about to explode down here.
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#281845 - 08/26/16 02:55 AM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
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any weather predictions outside a few weeks are mostly guesses...

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#282908 - 12/05/16 07:45 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
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carrying more food and water...because sometimes I plan badly and meals are late

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#282952 - 12/10/16 01:53 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
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Added more warmth to my EDC purse: chem hand warmers, extra Heat Sheets blanket, hat, mitts, food, etc...

I also added some plastic bread bags. They're light and small, and they make a great protection from soakers in the cold and wet.

Lock de-icer is on my shopping list now, along with a small ice scraper. I also need a new head lamp for my purse. (Mine was recently broken by my 4 year old.) Hands-free light is crucial sometimes.
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#283016 - 12/14/16 06:18 AM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
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i had a car hassle today.the battery ran down when i left a seat warmer on between chore runs.it was in front of the house and i have a charger so I was running again in no time.
BUT the thought of a dead battery or whatever out on the road and I swapped out a few things in the car.the main one being a hooded sleeping bag rather than a old blanket.
some thick socks,gloves and hand warmers,a bunch of those!,and I felt a bit better about keeping warm waiting for a tow.
tomorrow when I make a hardware store run for a light fixture i'm going to get another jug of kerosene for the heater,that makes three.

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