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#284407 - 05/02/17 03:02 AM Re: tinned foots burst when they freeze? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
There have been situations in which a screwdriver is good to have. Otherwise I don't see a purpose in a multi tool.


I've fixed bicycles, garage doors, zippers, tents, cars, a light aircraft, more zippers, radios, servers, routers, firewalls, shoes, even more zippers, an oven, several faucets, drains, shelving, furniture, gates, a bunch of cans, firearms, innumerable beer bottles and even more zippers with a multitool. As useful as I find screwdrivers, bottle openers, can openers, knife blades, awls, scissors and files, I tend to use the pliers the most.

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#284410 - 05/02/17 06:40 AM Re: tinned foots burst when they freeze? [Re: quick_joey_small]
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Glad to see our other female regular contributor has joined this thread!
Your expertise and knowledge is much appreciated! And I want you to know it has nothing, nothing to do with you being female at all, oh no, no, no!

Errr.... can you dance?

qjs

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#284412 - 05/02/17 12:16 PM Re: tinned foots burst when they freeze? [Re: quick_joey_small]
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Great thread, gang!

HAHAH! You crack me up, QJS! If there's plentiful tea and vodka, I could probably learn how to dance. Heck, if I stick around ETS long enough I'll probably learn it here. I'm afraid my best dancing days are behind me now, though. Every time I try to boogie with the kids I throw out a hip or a knee. Good thing we've got first aid experts on team ETS too. wink
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#284426 - 05/02/17 10:21 PM Re: tinned foots burst when they freeze? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Loc: Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
I carried a SAK for a short while. The only thing on it I ever needed was the screwdriver.

Jeanette Isabelle


Wow!

I've carried a SAK for over over 35 years, and it is my most used tool:
screwdriver, both Phillips and flat blade (anything needing a screwdriver---lots of things)
Large Blade (Blister packs, mostly, also cut up a lot of Apples, anything that needs to be cut, etc.)
Small Blade (smaller packages, cut small things)
Can Opener: Lunch, cans
Bottle opener: Lunch, bottles
Awl: punching holes in things
Toothpick & Tweezers: their intended functions..

too many times to remember. . .

It is never quite the best tool for the situation, but it always gets the job done for me. . .
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#284427 - 05/02/17 10:45 PM Re: tinned foots burst when they freeze? [Re: bws48]
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1557
Loc: North Central Florida
Originally Posted By: bws48
Blister packs

I use my EDC EMT shears for that.

That one time the SAK came in handy as a screwdriver. When I worked in the distribution center, I used the blunt tip of my shears to change box cutter blades. Rest of the time I use a screwdriver when I needed a screwdriver.

Originally Posted By: bws48
Can Opener: Lunch, cans

There's a can opener in the kitchen, the only place I need a can opener.

Originally Posted By: bws48
Tweezers

I keep tweezers in my makeup kit.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#284428 - 05/02/17 10:56 PM Re: tinned foots burst when they freeze? [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
I've fixed bicycles, garage doors, zippers, tents, cars, a light aircraft, more zippers, radios, servers, routers, firewalls, shoes, even more zippers, an oven, several faucets, drains, shelving, furniture, gates, a bunch of cans, firearms, innumerable beer bottles and even more zippers with a multitool. As useful as I find screwdrivers, bottle openers, can openers, knife blades, awls, scissors and files, I tend to use the pliers the most.

I can build a computer, do simple automotive repair jobs, take measurements and disassemble and reassemble my desk with just the tools in my tool bag.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#284430 - 05/03/17 12:04 AM Re: tinned foots burst when they freeze? [Re: quick_joey_small]
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Registered: 02/20/09
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I still want to know what happens if you put a can of sardines in the freezer. but I suspect that you just get sardines that are frozen solid. I don't think that the can would burst. Otherwise, all those old guys in Norway who row boats and chew on old sardines would starve to death.

but who knows?

I prefer that someone else explode frozen sardines over THEIR refrigerator. that's really why I asked :-)

Pete

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#284433 - 05/03/17 02:40 AM Re: tinned foots burst when they freeze? [Re: quick_joey_small]
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1115
Loc: North Carolina
I will go get some sardines tomorrow and let you know in a couple of days.

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#284435 - 05/03/17 06:57 AM Re: tinned foots burst when they freeze? [Re: quick_joey_small]
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Registered: 01/13/09
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Loc: UK
Tweezers are one area the SAK needs supplementing. The SAK tweezers are too light for removing ticks. With their rise and the increase in Lymes Disease in the UK I now also carry needled nose tweezers.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle...-great-outdoors

Regarding the bug out party (in every meaning of the word).
Being an Irishman I can of course dance. God didn't make the Irish in his own image to come second. But I'm not going to brag about it. In modesty as in all things we are supreme.
I can riverdance, but only the arm movements; that makes me half as good as Michael Flatley.

qjs

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#284436 - 05/03/17 07:04 AM Re: tinned foots burst when they freeze? [Re: quick_joey_small]
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Registered: 04/08/02
Posts: 1680
Originally Posted By: quick_joey_small
Tweezers are one area the SAK needs supplementing. The SAK tweezers are too light for removing ticks. With their rise and the increase in Lymes Disease in the UK I now also carry needled nose tweezers.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle...-great-outdoors

Regarding the bug out party (in every meaning of the word).
Being an Irishman I can of course dance. God didn't make the Irish in his own image to come second. But I'm not going to brag about it. In modesty as in all things we are supreme.
I can riverdance, but only the arm movements; that makes me half as good as Michael Flatley.

qjs


I much prefer the V slot style tick removers. Simple to use and since piece device, so not much to go wrong. Tweezers are much harder to use properly. Plastic tick tweezers are even worse, i feel like i'm just squeezing the tick empty....
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