Pelican 1010 Survival "Tin" *Update 8 Sep 12)

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Pelican 1010 Survival "Tin" *Update 8 Sep 12)

Post by angelofwar » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:48 am

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Didn't want to steal ODA's thunder in his excellent Altoids tin thread, so I'll start one here.

After giving the altoids routine a spin, I ran into a couple of issues for myself...I didn't like the whole plastic bag thing over the tin to keep things dry, and I couldn't fit certain items in there...so, I busted out the 1010. It will fit in the regualr pockets of BDU's or the side pocket, is water-proof, won't just "pop" open on ya, etc., etc..

So, here's my current set-up for my "If I had to ditch the rest of my gear, this would be the one thing I would keep".

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A few notes:

~I added a small spice packet for morale purposes (big thing in a survival situation, hence the gum as well), and the salt can double as a "medicine" for dehydration.
~The fishing hooks are wrapped up in the balck duct-tape (thanks again ODA)
~The white "pill" is actually a compressed wash cloth, which, like a bandana, has thousands of uses.
~The MRE matches are there for redundancy (can't have to many fire tools), and for the striker area for my NATO matches wrapped in the snare wire

And here it is packaged up. The space blanket makes for a nice cushion and prevents rattling, etc. I will, in the next few days, give it some paint so the bright, shiny silver isn't exposed.

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Finally able to get my space blanket and pro-knot card in there. What better way to pass the time than perfecting your knots??? Thanks ODA for the idea on adding the nails/eyelets...will make setting up a shelter, etc. much easier. Some of the stuuf in there are merely niceties, and will be replaced if deemed necessary (i.e. I find somethnig more-useful)

Am I missing anything??? I plan on putting my mini Byrd knife in there, and I took the stock cord off to replace with 550 cord, maybe double/tripled looped...I've thoguht about adding some water purification tablets, but between the fire (purify) and the wash cloth (filter), I think I can make do with most water accquisition scenarios...

Constructive criticism welcome!

Also, how are you using your Peli's for stowing your bug-out gear??? Pics encouraged! I'll try to get some more pics of my other peli's, although they are mostly for my lights...
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Update to my "Tin" Sep 2012:

Alright, contents laid out:

Bottom left to right;
P-38
Razor
Mini Bic
NATO Matches wrapped in snare wire
Compass (Japanese)
Inova Micro-Light (Red)
Fishing Hooks/Weights wrapped in Duct Tape
Emergency Blanket
Survival Saw (rings removed)
Plastic Cont. w/ water pur. tablets (cotton cushion serves as additional tinder)
Sealed spare CR2032 battery for Inova Microlight (also good for car locks, watches, etc.)
Fishing Line
Star Flash USGI Rescue Mirror (brown square on top right is striking material for my NATO Matches)
3ea. Tinder Quicks
Compressed Wash Cloth (white circular object)
Pro-Knot card (something to keep me occupied and practice...I can't make the time to learn /remeber my knots right now, so, it goes in here.

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Up Close:

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Packed:

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Bam...

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Re: Pelican 1010 Survival "Tin" (What's in your peli's???)

Post by liberty45 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:36 am

Very nicely done. I would like to suggest a Fenix E01 or similarly sized flashlight as the Photon light thingy you have there is not the best in my opinion.

Could you list the contents?

This is better than an altoid tin since it will be water and crush proof, very nice.

I have been making Pelican cases into faraday cages for about two years and they are the best cases you can buy.

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Post by KMAC179 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:27 pm

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contents:
County Comm (CC) SOLED
duct tape
550 cord
P51
straight razor
folding straight razor
folding saw
compass
mirror
mini glow stick
whistle
RITR bullet pen
RITR paper
fresnel lens
Strike anywhere matches
fire rod
tinder quick
aluminum foil
water purification tabs
RITR paper
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Re: Pelican 1010 Survival "Tin" (What's in your peli's???)

Post by Whiskey » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:16 pm

I like how you have that setup. I have been thinking of doing something similar with one of my pelican cases, but I still like the low profile nature of an altoids tin. Putting a peli in my BDU pocket will be far more noticable, so I would be less likely to actually use it. Nice work.
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Post by ODA 226 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:32 pm

Good work Angel!
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Post by Jorian » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:47 pm

Beautiful, AOW!

As far as a light goes, eGear's Pico Light is truly tiny, and startlingly bright (10 lumens is a lot from a little thing like this). I've had one on a keychain for a while and it has served well.

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Post by Necrodamus » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:16 pm

@ KMAC179

You could take the 550 cord out to make more room, then wind the 550 cord back and forth under the otter box. It would be wound between the two strap loops at either end.

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Post by angelofwar » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:20 pm

liberty45 wrote:Very nicely done. I would like to suggest a Fenix E01 or similarly sized flashlight as the Photon light thingy you have there is not the best in my opinion.

Could you list the contents?

This is better than an altoid tin since it will be water and crush proof, very nice.

I have been making Pelican cases into faraday cages for about two years and they are the best cases you can buy.
Thanks1

Here you go with the contents...will update the main post as well.

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As for the fenix, I have about 50 Surefires...LOL! And I always EDC at least two, so the Inova micro-light in here is more for redundancy/back-up, and for signalling, or as a loaner to some-one who may be stranded with me.

Can ya post some pics of how you did your faraday cages? Be interested so i can hook my bigger peli's up.
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Post by angelofwar » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:24 pm

KMAC179 wrote:Image

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contents:
County Comm (CC) SOLED
duct tape
550 cord
P51
straight razor
folding straight razor
folding saw
compass
mirror
mini glow stick
whistle
RITR bullet pen
RITR paper
fresnel lens
Strike anywhere matches
fire rod
tinder quick
aluminum foil
water purification tabs
RITR paper
Nice KMAC! Thanks for the idea on taping the loose packets together!
Whiskey wrote:I like how you have that setup. I have been thinking of doing something similar with one of my pelican cases, but I still like the low profile nature of an altoids tin. Putting a peli in my BDU pocket will be far more noticable, so I would be less likely to actually use it. Nice work.
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Yeah, the low profile of the Altoids tins is nicer, I just wish I could fit everything in there...plus with all my caving, and time around water, they just wouldn't hold up. Once I get some extra funds (I'm buying a Rem 700 .223 right now :0)), I'll look at some of the waterproof tins that were mentioned in ODA's thread, and re-engage my kit building and see what works better.
ODA 226 wrote:Good work Angel!
Jorian wrote:Beautiful, AOW!

As far as a light goes, eGear's Pico Light is truly tiny, and startlingly bright (10 lumens is a lot from a little thing like this). I've had one on a keychain for a while and it has served well.

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Thanks ODA and Jorian! As for the E-gear light, I've looked at the SL Nano's, but, the Inova Microlight in mine has 3 settings (low/hi/and strobe), plus the 2032 coin cells can be used in more of my stuff, like some of my helmet lights and my petztl e-lite...plus, I have a ton of these cells that are foil wrapped (waterproof) that I picked up on clearance when they were closing one of the PX's in Iraq.

I will also be looking for a belt mountable pouch to hold this, as I always have my military issue belt on, which is rated for like 1000 lbs. Also, this Peli is what I'd like to have, but I will probably keep a spare altoids tin around with a lot of the like items.
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Post by Necrodamus » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:00 am

Since you like the Inova Microlight have you considered it with larger GHB/BOBs?
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Post by Tommy Tran » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:03 pm

liberty45 wrote:Very nicely done. I would like to suggest a Fenix E01 or similarly sized flashlight as the Photon light thingy you have there is not the best in my opinion.

Could you list the contents?

This is better than an altoid tin since it will be water and crush proof, very nice.

I have been making Pelican cases into faraday cages for about two years and they are the best cases you can buy.
Can you expound more on your faraday pelican cases plz!? Interested!
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Post by angelofwar » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:48 am

Just a quick update...

Grabbed one of those orange match holders at Wally-World http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-Match-Holder/13848642 (ours had them for $1), and was surprised to find ADHESIVE striking paper in the container with the matches. So, this solved my problem with a striker for my Peli Survival Tin. I cut it up into sections, and taped one of them behind the silver logo (seen in the first pic) on the inside of the lid. This allows me to ditch the MRE matches, since I now have a striker for my NATO matches. Will post a pic here in the next few days.

Being a dollar a piece, I'll probably grab the rest of them, and spread them through-out my BOB's, etc., and have some more adhesive striker paper laying around for future use.
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Post by angelofwar » Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:44 am

Been awhile...anybody else take the pelican survival "tin" route???
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Post by Ten Eight » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:24 am

I'm in for info on those faraday cages.
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Post by Jamie » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:57 am

I'm using a 1010 for a bug out radio kit (BORK)...

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Post by bacpacjac » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:37 am

I had an Innova micro light once and hated it. It was too touch sensative and kept turning on and running down the battery. That was a few years ago and they may have changed the design. For the same size and weight, an MKII Photon Micro has an on-off switch.
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Post by angelofwar » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:42 am

Ten Eight wrote:I'm in for info on those faraday cages.
Ditto...I wanna see how he did these up...I've heard you can just wrap foil strips arounf them, but it sounds like he did his up in a more permanent manner. I'm guessing, as long as the metal paltes are attached via strands of a conductive material (copper wire), it would be effective regardless.
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Post by angelofwar » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:43 am

Jamie wrote:I'm using a 1010 for a bug out radio kit (BORK)...

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Got any pics? Do you use it for the main unit with a detachable antennae?
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Post by Jamie » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:39 am

angelofwar wrote:
Jamie wrote:I'm using a 1010 for a bug out radio kit (BORK)...

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Got any pics? Do you use it for the main unit with a detachable antennae?
Here are some pics of my BORK!

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I got this 1010 on eBay, and the $14 price included the cute printed tag

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This is the HT mentioned in the thread: http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... hilit=Bork" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Included in the kit is the Baofeng UV-3R, a spare battery, USB charging cable (it connects to my Brunton solar charger), and a list of the 20 repeaters/frequencies that I have programmed into the radio.

The total cost of the BORK was $68.

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...for a waterproof and crushproof emergency/backup communications kit...

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Post by angelofwar » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:36 pm

Awesome Jamie! Thanks for posting! (And giving me another thing to spend money on). Those Boefangs look decent enough to be used in a SHTF scenario...and affordable. The other UHF/VHF two-ways go for $300 a pop...but these look do-able. and look to be a nice secondary option to FRS/CB. Plus there size and removable antenna make them more convenient as far as waterproof packing goes. I think two of these are the next thing on my BOB purchase list. Any word on liscence requirements? Are they required for these? Thanks again!
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Post by Jamie » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:40 pm

Ham license required for use...luckily the test is easy.

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Post by Blitzen2k5 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:53 pm

I just love these forums. I always find stuff I can use and then some. Was reading this thread and decided to look at all pelican cases because I want a protective case for my Nook. And low and behold I found it.

http://www.fuertecases.com/Merchant2/me ... ct_Count=4

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Post by angelofwar » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:56 pm

Jamie wrote:Ham license required for use...luckily the test is easy.

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