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#84702 - 02/03/07 11:36 AM Re: caught without gear...
kd7fqd Offline
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Registered: 08/07/05
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Loc: Saratoga Springs,Utah,USA
I have downloaded our birth certificates, SS cards and my DW and My DL to a flash drive, and I EDC it w/ my DR PSK

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#84703 - 02/03/07 01:22 PM Re: caught without gear...
Stu Offline
I am not a P.P.o.W.
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Not sure if legal or not......
I know someone who, when he gets his new license, waits a month or so, then "loses" it and gets another from the state. That way he has a spare un-expired license for emergencies.

Me, I carry my expired license in my ID kit, along with my expired passport, and a certified copy of my birth certificate and SS card copy.
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#84704 - 02/03/07 01:24 PM Re: caught without gear...
Stu Offline
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Registered: 05/16/05
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Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Go to the County and ask them. Here in my county, they will issue you a valid replacement, with a raise county seal, as a official document.
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#84705 - 02/03/07 01:49 PM Re: "Amen! More toys!"
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5333
Loc: SOCAL
Two residences demands a duplication of kits to be complete. <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> Use the opportunity to upgrade.

The idea of not being near my BOB when an event occurred is what made me decide to just put a large kit in the truck. There's a pack in there also; if I need to walk I can build up a walking kit appropriate to the situation. Odds are though that I'll just stay with the truck.
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#84706 - 02/03/07 02:46 PM Re: "Amen! More toys!"
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
I used to have the stuff in our vehicle in a USGI medium ALICE pack (a pack I hate by the way), then decided that sticking with the vehicle is a better idea. So everything went into one of those plastic "action packer" boxes. We still leave our day packs in the vehicle, and mine is more like a day and a half pack, so we could load them up and walk if really necessary. But that is Plan B for sure...
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#84707 - 02/03/07 02:54 PM Re: caught without gear...
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
"...loses" it and gets another from the state..."

Legal, no, at least not in CA. Big deal ?, no again. If an officer finds that you have two valid DL's with you, normally the worst that would happen would be that he/she would take the oldest one and return it to DMV. I never ever saw anyone cited for that particular violation...
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#84708 - 02/03/07 03:13 PM Re: caught without gear...
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Registered: 09/30/01
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Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
"...The weather service had warned that the storm was on the way, and local media had advised tornadoes were possible.
But many residents in the region said they did not know such a huge storm was coming..."


Interesting. I know that if I lived in that country, I would know what a cumulonimbus (CB) cloud (your classic thunderbumper cloud), and its variation, the cumulonimbus mammatus (CM, the one that tornados come from) look like, and if I saw one coming, or building on the horrizon, I would at least have my wallet and cell in my pocket.
Here is what the bottom side of a CM looks like. You see that overhead, start digging.

(sorry, I couldn't find a good pic of a CB in the limited time I have right now, but everyone has seen them. Tall (up to 30,000 ft or so), white on top (often in the shape of an anvil), dark on the bottom. Lightning, thunder, hail, all that fun stuff comes from a CB...
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#84709 - 02/03/07 03:19 PM Re: caught without gear...
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
"... here you have to turn in ...If you loose the original your kind of stuck..."

Where do you live? In every state I am familiar with you can get a new birth certificate from the county you were born in, and with that you can go to the SS folks and get a new SS card (something I have to do one of these days, mine disappeared many years ago)...
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#84710 - 02/03/07 10:32 PM Re: caught without ID
capsu78 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 98
Loc: Chicagoland IL
About the only lesson I can take away from this particular event is the value of a safety deposit box in a bank 7 miles from my home. That is where I keep most of my "originals", and then other copies I have at home in a fire resistant file.
I also recently put a lift of checks from my bank checking and home equity line in the same box.
I am also working on photgraphing. video taping and logging serial numbers for my household inventory. If my house was blown apart, these would be at least the start of my recovery, instead of starting out in line getting re-IDed.
PS Even better if the safety deposit boxes are in the basement of the bank.


Edited by capsu78 (02/03/07 10:32 PM)
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#84711 - 02/04/07 12:02 AM Re: caught without ID
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2840
I'm wondering though about the safety deposit boxes, all the ones I've seen are just a simple steel box. What happened to all those in N.O. that ended up under water. Maybe get one of those small waterproof pelican cases and put it in the box.

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