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#84516 - 01/31/07 07:38 PM Re: EDC FAK?
hailstone Offline

Registered: 01/05/06
Posts: 37
Loc: Montana
I agree with duckear, other than RX meds there really isn't any need to EDC a FAK in my opinion.

#84517 - 01/31/07 07:53 PM Re: EDC FAK?
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4987
My FAK is in my EDC backpack. I don't see a need to carry it on my person.

#84518 - 01/31/07 08:06 PM Re: EDC FAK?
balrog Offline

Registered: 06/16/06
Posts: 13

Some people have a lifestyle without a desk/vehicle to store their gear. Service type workers or students.

#84519 - 01/31/07 08:53 PM Re: EDC FAK?
bassnbear Offline

Registered: 08/25/06
Posts: 44
Loc: Southeast US
Those look pretty slick, RAS. Where did you get them?

#84520 - 01/31/07 09:42 PM Re: EDC FAK?
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4987
That image is from the REI website. I'm sure they can be found in other shops.

Google "Sliver Gripper". Sliver Gripper

#84522 - 02/01/07 12:16 AM Re: EDC FAK?
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
If you get this version, you can carry it on your keychain, dog tag chain, whatever, and always have it handy...

#84523 - 02/01/07 12:17 AM Re: EDC FAK?
kmcrawford111 Offline

Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 52
Loc: NW Indiana

I'm considering carrying a small FAK largely because there have been enough instances where I've wanted band-aids, tylenol, tweezers, and the like, either for me or someone else. I've tried to put the little OTC packets in my wallet but that doesn't work for me. If I can get a kit that is almost unnoticeable, even less so than my wallet, around 2 oz., than why not? I also like to be the one who has something when someone else needs it.

Believe it or not I'm actually a minimalist myself. I don't carry a dedicated knife, I carry only one light, and a minimum amount of cards in my wallet as well as keys on the key chain. I might even forego the tweezers for the pliers on my Leatherman tool.

I'm thinking about making my own, even-smaller FAK in an alkosak bag with only buprofen, band-aids, and antibiotic lotion. That's what all need at least 90% of the time.

#84524 - 02/01/07 12:26 AM Re: EDC FAK?
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4987
I've looked at those and thought about it but didn't want to buy another one. But really that's a more convenient way to carry it.

#84525 - 02/01/07 02:05 AM Re: EDC FAK?
duckear Offline

Registered: 03/01/04
Posts: 477
Fair enough. Everybody is different.

I would rethink the rear pocket. You will wear out your items very quickly if you sit at all during the day.

I strongly consider aspirin if you are around anyone with a cardiac condition. Aspirin at the onset of chest pain may help tremendously.

#84526 - 02/01/07 04:00 AM Re: EDC FAK?
REDDOG79 Offline

Registered: 12/21/04
Posts: 115

I have an extra one of those tip covers. I had an extra sliver gripper then my GF used it one day and all i could find was the tip cover. PM me and i will mail it to you.


Edited by REDDOG79 (02/01/07 04:00 AM)

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