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#288944 - 05/11/18 03:33 PM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: Montanero]
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...and if you injure your hands anyway, gloves can help keep the band-aids in place while you press on.

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#288945 - 05/11/18 05:22 PM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: Russ]
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I would just add a vote for fingerless gloves, either belay or biking. They provide protection while not hindering desterity, and very compact and lightweight.
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#288946 - 05/11/18 05:49 PM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: TeacherRO]
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They will not prevent all injuries, but protect in normal work circumstances where injuries can occur that could make you lose the use of the hand.

Things that you must protect if you are in a survival situation:

Eyes

Feet

Hands

Even if the injury is not life threatening in itself, if it limits your ability to perform the functions necessary for survival, it becomes a life threatening injury. Even if you wear contacts, you might seriously consider carrying glasses as a back-up for their protective qualities.

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#288950 - 05/12/18 11:52 PM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: Montanero]
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I would agree with your choices, but in many situations I would add protective head gear, usually something better than the typical construction hard hat, especially when climbing, caving, or cycling.
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#288952 - 05/13/18 12:09 PM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: TeacherRO]
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When going to that type of environment, or participating in those activities, absolutely.

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#288958 - 05/13/18 06:13 PM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: Montanero]
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Come to think of it, in dusty environments, some sort of mask or respirator (N95 or better) is a jolly good idea. Effects of dust aren't immediate, but they can be profound....
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#288979 - 05/15/18 12:06 PM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: TeacherRO]
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Came across Inversion Air Pollution Gaiters the other day. Essentially buffs with filters.

The Kickstarter from last year..

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1943319285/inversion-air-pollution-gaiter-20-protect-your-lun

Think they're generally available now.

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#289042 - 05/19/18 09:39 PM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 04/23/08
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Loc: Iowa
I was thinking earlier about what Jeanette Isabelle talked about in watching wight in your EDC... I mentioned several items I carry all the time but didn't even think of Montanero's point about eyes, feet & hands. I usually am in 'high top' boots, wear glasses but can function well without them except for reading and always have gloves at hand (ok, pun intended). With that, I just didn't think of it.

The upshot is: Think through the classic who, what, where, when, why & how to give yourself a clear picture of the stuff you carry or think you should have. I'm saying to really, really think about it, customize it, work with it, and be realistic. The more (keep quality and reality in mind) multi-function elements you have can be good but don't go with only that. It's like the old saw about having a side arm to fight you way to your rifle so you can fight you way to the crew serviced weapon/vehicle.

Paul -

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#289064 - 05/22/18 12:42 AM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: TeacherRO]
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How about the EDC bag/kit itself? Where do people have theirs? Be honest.
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#289065 - 05/22/18 03:15 AM Re: stuff you don't see in EDC... [Re: ireckon]
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My actual EDC, for normal around town, is carried in my pockets - a keyring w/ small MT, light, peanut lighter, keys (!), spare cash, a wallet w/ usual plus band aids, a bandanna in rear hip pocket, and cell phone.

If going on a hike or project, the above plus a small backpack w/water, chow, ten essentials. Longer trips,bigger pack and overnight gear. Some trips include climbing/caving gear plus whatever might be appropriate.
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