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#9050 - 09/29/02 02:34 PM Re: What are your 10 most important tools?
Craig Offline


Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
miniMe,<br><br>I gotta ask, when you mention, "For example, right now (urban env at a desk) I am carrying...," what kind of container are you using? I'm using a cosmetics bag at the moment.<br><br>Craig

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#9051 - 09/29/02 02:37 PM Re: What are your 10 most important tools?
Craig Offline


Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
snoman,<br><br>You said, "I carry a pouch on my belt that is both small enough to carry every day, and yet big enough to actually be some help if I need it." Can you tell the dimensions, make, and model of this pouch?<br><br>Craig

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#9052 - 09/29/02 02:38 PM Re: What are your 10 most important tools?
Craig Offline


Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
Yeah, me too. I'm happily addicted.

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#9053 - 09/29/02 05:33 PM Re: What are your 10 most important tools?
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I am suprised I havent heard anyone say anything about small bottles of super glue. makes a great fix all and good for medical use on wounds.<br><br>ballonman

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#9054 - 09/29/02 10:25 PM Re: What are your 10 most important tools?
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Craig,<br> Mode of carry detailed as below.<br><br>knives: leatherman wave - Belt sheath<br>Mini multi tool with built-in flashlight - key chain<br>4 safety razors - Altoids tin psk<br>2 Xacto blades - altoids tin psk<br><br>Fire: mini Bic lighter - pocket<br>Spark light fire starter and 5 tinder tabs - Altoids tin PSK<br><br>Water:<br>20 Potable Aqua tabs - Altoids tin PSK<br><br>Cord: 10 ft of paracord - wrapped around the Altoids tin<br>100 ft of strong nylong line - pocket<br>30 ft of nylong string - altoids Tin<br><br>Tarp: large garbage bag - altoids tin<br><br>Whistle: aluminum key-chain whistle - key chain<br><br>Mirror: Inner surface of the Altoids tin<br><br>Compass: Button compass liberated from REI key fob - Altoids Tin<br><br>DuctTape: 10 ft folded flat rolled on itself. - Altoids Tin

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#9055 - 09/30/02 01:49 PM Re: What are your 10 most important tools?
paramedicpete Offline
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Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1920
Loc: Frederick, Maryland
We have had several discussions on the use of super glue for wound care. I would suggest you check out those threads before using on any wounds. Pete

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#9056 - 09/30/02 06:30 PM Re: What are your 10 most important tools?
M_a_x Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1060
Loc: Germany
Super glue may provide a quick fix for many things but it also has serious drawbacks. The glue isnīt elastic and it deteriotates in alkaline substances and mild heat. Once you open the the bottle, it should be stored refrigerated to prevent it from hardening. <br>I saw more than one person accidently glue fingers to something because the glue hardens that fast (as the glue needs moisture to harden you can actually glue your fingers to two objects and the objects still donīt stick together). That could be more than a minor mishap.<br>So generally super glue may be a nice-to-have item but it doesnīt make it to my important items list.
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#9057 - 09/30/02 10:36 PM Re: What are your 10 most important tools?
Craig Offline


Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
Thanks, miniMe. <br><br>I must ask, however, the make and model of your "Mini multi tool with built-in flashlight." Okay, so I'm a gear nut. I confess. Grin.<br><br>Also, since you carry your Leatherman Wave out in the open, so to speak, on your belt, you must work in a non-conservative office environment. Couldn't be a law office, for instance. Did you get any comments when you first started carrying it on your belt? Do you get any comments now?<br><br>Craig<br><br>

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#9058 - 09/30/02 11:55 PM Re: What are your 10 most important tools?
Anonymous
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I found the mini-multitool as a counter item at the Cumberland Farms convenience store. Seems well constructed and fits nicely on the key-chain. About 2.5 inches long, One handle holds the light which folds out like a blade. It is powered by a stack of four watch batteries and is about 1.5 inches long and 1/2 inch diameter. Other handle holds a serated blade, straight blade, small philips head and flat head with a bottle opener on the flat head blade. The pliers have spring loaded jaws and a small wire cutter at the base along with quite pointed nose.<br><br>I wear the leatherman in the open and I have only gotten comments when I use it. I work as a software engineer and I get more comments on my beard than on the leatherman.<br>

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#9059 - 10/01/02 02:43 AM Re: What are your 10 most important tools?
Anonymous
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about the super glue. I havent heard of it drying up or anything. The reason its not a problem or hasard is because you clean and close the wound. The glue just coats the top. duct tape does the same job but not on weird joints. I am taling about the little tubes.

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