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#296303 - 06/04/20 07:08 PM Boring gear
TeacherRO Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2574
from another thread; Much of the gear that actually gets used is actually quite dull:
- Debit card
- water bottle
- jacket
- pen
- cell phone
- protein bar
- bandana
- spare keys
- id card

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#296307 - 06/04/20 08:58 PM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 3069
Loc: Big Sky Country
I'd add pocket knife & small flashlight. Always on my keyring and used nearly every day.
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#296308 - 06/04/20 09:06 PM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3719
Loc: USA
I cannot overemphasize the value of a good pair of shoes or boots.

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#296309 - 06/04/20 09:08 PM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 3069
Loc: Big Sky Country
Not for EDC but for the woods I'd include trekking poles and crampons. The former is useful in tons of circumstances and when you need the latter they're extremely helpful.
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#296311 - 06/04/20 11:54 PM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 3111
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Situational awareness is surprisingly light and effective.

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#296312 - 06/05/20 12:00 AM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 3111
Loc: Alberta, Canada
+1 on items listed above, esp. walking boots/shoes.

Clothing that protects from the elements.

Spare door key for my car.

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#296314 - 06/05/20 03:27 PM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
LesSnyder Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1680
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
I was glad to find that my Tacoma driver's door could be opened without a "chipped" key... so had one cut, and hidden under the bed in a magnetic key safe, that allows access to the glove box with the spare chip key... or I could just smash the window smile

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#296315 - 06/05/20 03:44 PM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 3111
Loc: Alberta, Canada
The spare key in my wallet has saved me from major hassles several times. It's easy to set down my chip key out of range of the the receiver but still inside the car ... and then lock the door out of habit. Argh!

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#296318 - 06/06/20 07:22 PM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
Janysboy Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 03/20/19
Posts: 62
My wife and I keep spare keys in a closet. If one of us needs it, a quick call to the other suffices.

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#296324 - 06/07/20 02:10 AM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
KenK Offline
"Be Prepared"
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2198
Loc: NE Wisconsin
Honestly, I was wondering why there was a post about drilling holes on the forum. Ha!

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