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#45349 - 08/01/05 02:36 AM Re: Keychain reliable quick release attachment
brian Offline
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Registered: 07/28/04
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Loc: Texas
Arguments? I thought of them more as friendly debates. <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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#45350 - 08/01/05 04:50 AM Re: Keychain reliable quick release attachment
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John, I am kind of with Doug on this one.
I work 2 1/2 miles from home, I have a decent kit in the car.
I don't carry fire making materials with me EDC, light and cutting ability are far more important to my everyday needs.
Now, I do travel rural areas on a fairly regular basis, and natural disasters are likely in my area (hurricanes), so I do prepare for those situations.
I guess that's why we don't use the exact same kits, each of us adapts to the environment we live in.
Put me in the desert, and I wouldn't last too long. East coast coastal area, I am set.

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#45351 - 08/01/05 01:47 PM Re: Keychain reliable quick release attachment
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Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 2048
I agree. I don't consider water purification an issue as far as EDC in a strictly urban environment and certainly not where I live. My EDC is not an EOTWAWKI kit. Even when we had a serious water quality issue in parts of the valley last year, bottled water was easily had. Heck, we rarely drink untreated tap water here at all because it tastes so bad in most places. I always start any drives anywhere with two 3/4 or more full bottles of cold water inside the car and there's 3 gallons in the trunk. That's there primarily in case of an incident on the freeways which can result in being stuck for an hour or two at most or a breakdown. And, again, I see that as more for others than myself since I rarely go anywhere without a 1/2 tank of gas or more and I can idle for hours with the AC on at 110 degrees with no problems on that. If I break down in the urban environment, "rescue" is no more than a hour away and you'd be hard pressed to find anyplace in the area more than a few blocks from a convenience or grocery store and someplace airconditioned with water to wait is likely an even shorter walk away. Step or drive out of the urban environment or put yourself in a very different atypical situation and everything changes.
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#45352 - 08/02/05 03:22 PM Re: Keychain reliable quick release attachment
Craig Offline


Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
Quote:
So, feel free to carry a firestarter if you believe your situation warrants it.


My situation does not warrant it, really.

But I DO so enjoy the "jaw drop" factor when I pull it out. <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

Then, when the nearest wiseguy says, "But you don't know how to use it," I demonstrate that I do, indeed, know how to use it. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

As my grandma would have said, "Ya can't beat THAT with a stick." <img src="/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

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#45353 - 08/03/05 12:05 AM Re: Keychain reliable quick release attachment
lfos847 Offline
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Registered: 08/01/05
Posts: 11
Loc: NE Florida
I have been using stainless steel salt water fishing swivels on some of my kits. Haven't had one slip yet. I use two sizes one suitable for fishing, one for snares. Low profile and handy.

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#45354 - 08/03/05 03:45 PM Re: Keychain reliable quick release attachment
SARbound Offline
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Registered: 06/08/05
Posts: 503
Loc: Quebec City, Canada
Hi there,

I like this idea. I presume you are using the bigger sizes to attach your keys... Do you think you could post pics of your key ring?

Thanks,


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#45355 - 08/04/05 06:17 AM Re: Keychain reliable quick release attachment
lazermonkey Offline
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Registered: 12/27/04
Posts: 318
Loc: Monterey CA
Ya pics, pics,pics, pics,pics, pics,pics, pics,pics, pics,pics, pics,pics, pics,pics, pics...PICS! <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#45356 - 08/17/05 05:35 AM Re: Keychain reliable quick release attachment
amper Offline
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Registered: 07/06/02
Posts: 187
Loc: US
I use Wichard brand stainless-steel snap shackles on my keychain. They're not always the easiest to open (a zipper pull might help with that), but they are durable, attractive, and good conversation starters. You can get them at any good boating supply store.
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#45357 - 08/17/05 05:37 AM Re: Keychain reliable quick release attachment
amper Offline
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Posts: 187
Loc: US
Here's a pic:

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#45358 - 08/17/05 05:39 AM Re: Keychain reliable quick release attachment
amper Offline
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Registered: 07/06/02
Posts: 187
Loc: US
I still have to get around to finding some high quality stainless split rings. I think McMaster-Carr carries them.
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