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#76500 - 11/10/06 05:25 AM luxury items?

whats your luxury items in your kits? or what luxury items do you need. camera,phone,book,pictures..etc.

#76501 - 11/10/06 10:07 AM Re: luxury items?
redflare Offline

Registered: 12/25/05
Posts: 647
Loc: SF Bay Area, CA
Do you mean luxury, as in "expensive"? Or luxury as in "nice to have, but not essential for survival"?

#76502 - 11/10/06 11:24 AM Re: luxury items?
Molf Offline

Registered: 11/25/03
Posts: 72
Loc: Germany
Itīs a little bit about whatīs luxury to you, isnīt it?

In my 24/7/365-deep-core-kit the only not directly tool-like item is a picture of my wife - for me a psychlogical tool to support me to get home again.

My left eye is practically blinde so sunglasses are always with me to protect to sound one.

A watch is essential to me in daily business only but itīs a quiet expensive one - but from the preparedness point of view I wouldnīt need a watch at all.
By the same reason I could live well without my PDA except business demands.

A real luxus to me would be if I could have my wife and my dog with me all the time ...

#76503 - 11/10/06 02:00 PM Re: luxury items?
ironraven Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
Nice to have but needed...

In my ditch kit, the spice tin- salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, crystalized lemon juice.

In my bug out, that would be the book. Right now I have a copy of "Guns of the South" in there. Always a soft cover, always a book I've read a couple times so that if I need to take the back pages out as tinder or TP, I won't be wondering how it ends.

When a man dare not speak without malice for fear of giving insult, that is when truth starts to die. Truth is the truest freedom.

#76504 - 11/10/06 02:23 PM Re: luxury items?
norad45 Offline

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1506
I assume you meant "nice to have" items rather than expensive items... 6 Boullion cubes and 2 coffee bags in my outdoors PSK.

#76505 - 11/10/06 08:28 PM Re: luxury items?
reconcowboy Offline

Registered: 03/01/05
Posts: 170
Loc: Ohio
In my kit the luxury item is a deck of cards. I have used cards throughout many years of traveling in the military and across the country on a Greyhound as well as many hours in the ER. Another thing I like to have is my Mandolin. For years I carried my guitar everywhere, even to the movies on a date.

#76506 - 11/11/06 06:06 AM Re: luxury items?

not essential. but it can be expensive i suppose <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

#76507 - 11/11/06 08:25 AM Re: luxury items?
redflare Offline

Registered: 12/25/05
Posts: 647
Loc: SF Bay Area, CA
I got: playing cards, foldable cardboard chess/checkers set and some crossword puzzles for my wife (she loves those), a notepad and pen.

#76508 - 11/11/06 06:37 PM Re: luxury items?
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2826
Loc: La-USA
In my BOB, I carry playing cards and a small Teddy Bear.
An explanation must be provided: My children always sent a teddy bear w/me on my voyages, to keep me safe from harm. It doesn't hurt to have a good luck charm AND it takes a REAL man to carry around a Teddy Bear!
The best luck is what you make yourself!

#76509 - 11/11/06 06:47 PM Re: luxury items?
teacher Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 910
I also travel with a teddy bear, but that's just on business trips.

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