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#54150 - 11/20/05 12:46 PM Xmas wish list
Spooky Offline

Registered: 09/27/05
Posts: 23
Loc: S. Wales UK
What would we like from santa ( she who must be obeyed <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />) this xmas.
I've been dropping subtle hints but i dont think subtle's working <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />. I bet i get socks and hankies again <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

#54151 - 11/20/05 03:47 PM Re: Xmas wish list
KenK Offline
"Be Prepared"

Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2023
Loc: NE Illinois
I am thinking about a Garmin Geko 201. My older Garmin GPS III+ weighs 3 times as much. I need to check to see if the Geko 201 has recessed the power button though - I read earlier models had a problem with accidental power-on's.

Oh, and my letters to Santa have been asking him to help Doug get his fixed blades out for Christmas.

#54152 - 11/21/05 08:53 AM Re: Christmas wish list
stormadvisor Offline

Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 87
Loc: Ohio
Here's mine. It is larger than this but I was getting tired the night I made it. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Can't change the weather. Might as well enjoy it.

#54153 - 11/21/05 09:21 AM Re: Xmas wish list
randyo Offline

Registered: 09/19/05
Posts: 56
If She's gonna get you socks at least insist on Smartwool. You/'re feet need to be "equipped" as well.

#54154 - 11/21/05 10:18 AM Re: Christmas wish list
Nicodemus Offline

Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
Good God, That's genius, man! <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

I need to do something like that to divert the family from the procession of bad clothing I've recieved over the years. <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

Actually, this year I've dropped a few hints about camping and hiking equipment and as luck would have it, some of these items just happen to be things that can replace what's in my PSK or BOB currently as well.

Gerber XL Axe (will a prybar fit in the hollow handle for transport?)
Suunto M-3 or MC-2
Magfire Pro or something similar
Pelican M6 LED
Acme T2000 whistle
Cold weather clothing
Ray Mears' World of Survival DVDs
More Glow Sticks (I... Errr... Let my niece play with the last ones... Equipped to be a fun uncle I guess LOL)
Etcetera and so on...

Actually I'm not worried so much about myself. I'd prefer it if my family made such lists so I had a clue what to get them that would actually be of some use. I'd like to get them PSKs but they already think I'm a complete loon. Luckily they have well stocked First Aid Kits... I guess... LOL

"Oh son... What a wonderful length of cord, safety pins, a whistle, a folding knife, some kind of make-up mirror with a hole in it and various tiny bits..." - My mother as she opens up her present Xmas morning and tries to maintain a smile.

"Learn survival skills when your life doesn't depend on it."

#54155 - 11/21/05 01:59 PM Re: Christmas wish list
xbanker Offline

Registered: 04/21/05
Posts: 484
Loc: Anthem, AZ USA
Here's mine. It is larger than this but I was getting tired the night I made it.

Nicely done! Under the premise "Why reinvent the wheel?" I've considered sending my wife your link in an e-mail. Subject: Dan's Xmas List <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
"Things that have never happened before happen all the time." — Scott Sagan, The Limits of Safety

#54156 - 11/21/05 06:06 PM Re: Christmas wish list
Alejandro Offline

Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 23
Loc: Caracas - Venezuela
Just a word of advise, do not by the Gerber axe, this are manufactured by Fishkars of Finland. Just go with the manufacturing product, generally available at Lowes and save around 20$.

#54157 - 11/21/05 06:45 PM Re: Xmas wish list
Craig_phx Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 715
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
My Christmas wish is that I can visit Cold Steel when they come to town December 2nd. I’m going to buy an SRK, Trail Hawk, True Flight Thrower, and a shovel.

I’m also going to buy the “Metal Match” from County Comm for my sons for Christmas.
Thermo-regulate, hydrate and communicate.

#54158 - 11/21/05 07:18 PM Re: Christmas wish list
Nicodemus Offline

Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
Ah... Thanks for the info!
"Learn survival skills when your life doesn't depend on it."

#54159 - 11/21/05 08:17 PM Re: Xmas wish list
benjammin Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK

Before you ask Santa for that Cold Steel line, you might want to take a look at Busse Knives or Swamp Rat Knive Works. They are top end and should outlast and outperform anything you can find at CS. I have two SRKs that I got while in Baghdad, but my primary carry is a Swamp Rat Battle Rat.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

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