Shiner's EDC

Items to keep you alive in the event you must evacuate: discussions of basic Survival Kits commonly called "Bug Out Bags" or "Go Bags"

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Post by Shiner86 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:18 pm

<img src="http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t50/ ... 120069.jpg" border="0" alt="edc 6">

Additions made. I've replaced my 1 light stick with 3, from a lot I randomly tested a few others from. I threw in 1 Israeli bandage, 4 zip ties, a cannister of pepper spray and a Light My Fire Swedish Firesteel.

The firesteel is awesome, by the way. So easy to use. I thought about adding a second bic lighter, but I think this was such a better decision.

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Post by Allen » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:40 pm

Testing the light sticks was a good idea, and the Firesteel will work better
than a Bic in wet weather. :)

Thanks for the Update.

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Post by Squirrley » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:40 pm

The firesteel is just better. Period. I love mine =P
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Post by Woods Walker » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:09 am

+1 on the LMF Firesteel.
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Post by SamuraiBobX26 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:02 am

I like your EDC. It looks like you got everyting prety much covered.
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Post by ninja-elbow » Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:26 am

I just got the same LMF steel for my murse Shiner. Practice with that thing a little and you will become legendary! Just remember to get the black paint off so it makes the sparks (I didn't when I got my first one last year - and it was a sad thing).
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Post by Shiner86 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:42 pm

ninja-elbow wrote:Practice with that thing a little and you will become legendary! Just remember to get the black paint off so it makes the sparks (I didn't when I got my first one last year - and it was a sad thing).
It's so easy to spark, too. I only have the 1 right now that I'm carrying in my edc but I like it so well I'll be picking another one up for my bug out bag as well.

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Post by ninja-elbow » Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:03 pm

You can regulary light up a wad of dry cotton in 1 strike with it - no practice. Heck, I did it with that paint still on it and hardly any sparks flew. I just mess around (safely) with mine to see what I can light with it all the time. Toilet paper, paper towels, alcohol stoves, wads of dry moss, jute... I've gotten them all in less than 3 strikes.

Now, to just go get some camping in and do it outside regularly.... :idea:
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Post by waterborne » Mon May 05, 2008 7:29 pm

You might want to consider a gun and spare mags.
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Post by Shiner86 » Tue May 06, 2008 2:01 pm

waterborne wrote:You might want to consider a gun and spare mags.
I don't have a CCW, so I can't conceal a gun on my person, and I don't think leaving my pistol unattended in the break room at work all day would be a very good idea. :wink:

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Post by phil_in_cs » Tue May 06, 2008 2:42 pm

Shiner86 wrote:I don't have a CCW...
Well, get off the stick, lady. You expecting someone else to defend your honor?
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Post by phil_in_cs » Wed May 07, 2008 7:35 am

Also Shiner, I did get a copies of the Declaration and Constitution for my kit and my daughters bag. Its very important to remember who We are, especially in rough patches. Thank you for pointing that out.
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Re: Shiner's EDC

Post by Erik » Wed May 07, 2008 9:19 am

Shiner86 wrote:<img src="http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t50/ ... 040053.jpg" border="0" alt="edc 2">
There's a candycane sticker right over your husband's face! TFB, are you gonna' take that? :P

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Post by TheFreakinBear » Wed May 07, 2008 11:11 am

Erik wrote:
Shiner86 wrote:<img src="http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t50/ ... 040053.jpg" border="0" alt="edc 2">
There's a candycane sticker right over your husband's face! TFB, are you gonna' take that? :P

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Post by Dave_M » Wed May 07, 2008 11:55 am

Shiner86 wrote:
waterborne wrote:You might want to consider a gun and spare mags.
I don't have a CCW, so I can't conceal a gun on my person, and I don't think leaving my pistol unattended in the break room at work all day would be a very good idea. :wink:
There's a place here in Columbus that will give you the class for free if you come with someone else. Which basically breaks down to 50% each. My girl is going through it next month.
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Post by Shiner86 » Wed May 07, 2008 12:08 pm

DavePAL84 wrote:
Shiner86 wrote:
waterborne wrote:You might want to consider a gun and spare mags.
I don't have a CCW, so I can't conceal a gun on my person, and I don't think leaving my pistol unattended in the break room at work all day would be a very good idea. :wink:
There's a place here in Columbus that will give you the class for free if you come with someone else. Which basically breaks down to 50% each. My girl is going through it next month.
Yeah, I remember you saying that. The only pistol I have right now is my .22, though. Here in the next few weeks I'm looking to get a 9mm and then sometime in the near future TFB and I are both looking to get our ccw.

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Post by TheFreakinBear » Wed May 07, 2008 12:09 pm

DavePAL84 wrote:
Shiner86 wrote:
waterborne wrote:You might want to consider a gun and spare mags.
I don't have a CCW, so I can't conceal a gun on my person, and I don't think leaving my pistol unattended in the break room at work all day would be a very good idea. :wink:
There's a place here in Columbus that will give you the class for free if you come with someone else. Which basically breaks down to 50% each. My girl is going through it next month.
Tell us when and where and we'll request off and all go together :-)
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Post by SimonZayne » Wed May 07, 2008 7:14 pm

Very nice EDC Shiner. I'm going to add a copy of the Constitution to mine as well.

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Post by Toad704D » Fri May 09, 2008 8:49 pm

Nice EDC. The only thing I would reccommend is perhaps a life sized poster of me. Not for any particular reason, I just have a bunch and need to get rid of 'em. 19.95 plus shipping... :lol:
Seriously though, I'm taking a few cues from your bag and hopefully posting pictures of mine in a few days.
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Re: Shiner's EDC

Post by Shiner86 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:27 pm

When Kyle updated the forum awhile back, all the photos I'd previously posted took a dive. Since I've recently updated my EDC anyways, I figure I might as well post some pics that work.

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My on-person EDC.

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Contents of my backpack EDC. *

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Rescue mask and pepper spray.

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The bag itself.

Everything listed fits into the front pocket. All I have to do is add a water bottle on my way out the door and I'm good to go.

*Batteries, LMF spork, advil, flash light, 2 luna bars, tissues, tampons, paracord and a p38 can opener, chapstick, sharpie marker, 2 pens, copy of the US Constitution, zip ties, condoms, compressed gauze and medical tape, 100 mph tape, lighter, emergency heat sheet, poncho, utility knife, usb drive, hair ties, wet wipes, glow sticks, bandaids with guaze and alchol pads and 2 water purification tablets, tooth brush and paste, oral rehydration salts, rescue whistle and my LMF firesteel.

Added since this picture was taken: mini pry bar, water proof peanut lighter, larger p58 can opener, Rite in the Rain notepad, on/off glow stick ( http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 14&t=33643" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ) and an MRE toilet paper packet to be used for tinder.

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