XMas gift loots!

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XMas gift loots!

Post by ninja-elbow » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:55 pm

Some of us get/give Xmas gifts. This thread is the annual "show n tell" thread. Bug Out/Outdoor/Adventure/Zombie stuff only.

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HPG Mountain Serape
HPG Recon Kit Bag
Keen boots
Trangia spirit stove with simmer ring
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Re: XMas gift loots!

Post by TacAir » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:36 pm

Cool beans on the stove NE.

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and a chance to eat dinner with almost all the kids and grandkiddos.
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Re: XMas gift loots!

Post by ninja-elbow » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:26 pm

One of the things on my wishlist was a 24 pack of CR123s but I guess I gotta just go buy them like all the rest of the chumps out there :lol:

That's good you got to have dinner with all the kids and grandkids. Sometimes it's hard for families to get together in one place to do so. I have a cousin and her new husband that could not be in Oregon this year and I was kind of bummed.

Gifts I gave this year, and I am so glad to be able to do so:
Becker Necker and BKT-2 knife to my brother in law. He's a rafter and does not have a good knife (or 2) nor does he know much about "good knives". I got him those.
My other brother in law got some UofO Ducks coasters, trivit, and pint glasses all signed (and sealed) by the current UofO roster... well, most of them. I have some connections down there and was able to get that. He went there on a wrestling scholarship in the early 90s.
Wife got some Godzilla slippers and I also got her her first pair of quality fashion boots. I keep telling her to stop wasting money on cheap fashion boots and buy nice ones. She's never splurged on herself like this so knows nothing of a good pair boots - fashionable or otherwise. They are her style and fit her perfect. She thinks they are very sexy too. For stocking stuffers I got her pepper spray and bungee cords :lol:

Sorry, some of the above not "gear" related. :oops:
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Post by Dawgboy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:06 pm

Got a nice pair of Georgia boots that already tore my heels off :clownshoes: I hate breaking in boots...
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Re: XMas gift loots!

Post by ninja-elbow » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:11 pm

I'm breaking in my Keens right now at the office. They don't need much and some say none at all but I think one should break in any footwear before you go out and use it for reals.

Suffice to say the few days at the office between Xmas and NYs is pretty slow. Hiking boots are OK at work.
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Re: XMas gift loots!

Post by Sworbeyegib » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:50 pm

So far...
Leatherman MUT
Case of 250 7.5 shot birdshot
Otis maintenence kit
BQ m16 cleaning kit
an early Christmas present from my dad last month was a BCM mod4 gunfighter charding handle.
Cash
and some... shirts...
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Post by SwampRat » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:33 pm

I scored a food dehydrator and a food saver! Guess who is taking home made MRE's to a whole nouther level? :-o
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Re: XMas gift loots!

Post by bacpacjac » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:34 pm

Got:
-3 pk merino wool socks
-one pair waffle-knit long johns
-merino blend crew neck sweater
-flannel lined corduroy jacket/bush shirt
-book about rope and knots
-electric can opener with knife sharpener
-Bacho Laplander *Thanks omega_man!
-$50 gift certificate for Canadian Tire
-$100 gift certificate for The Children's Place *will probably turn into a bunch of fleece sleepers for the baby :-)
-baby staples (diapers, wipes, cream, etc)

Gave:
-esbit stove, can o sterno, LED headlamp, wool blanket, small soft-sided cooler, small packable backpack (step-daughter - 23 yo)
-2 x ozark trails 2 man jr scout tents (son and nephew 1 - 9 yo)
-sierra saw, multi-tool, tarp, paracord, GI canteen kit (nephew 2 - 13 yo)
-LED glow stick, MH Mac n Cheese, snow seat slider, thermal long unders (son - 9 yo)
-poly-blend pullover sweater (hubby)
-indoor shelter kits (a.k.a. fort kits - sheet, rope, clothes pegs, led glowsticks, flashlights, etc.) (younger nieces and nephews)
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Re: XMas gift loots!

Post by TheLastOne » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:43 pm

Gave the GF a pair of Merrell Moab Ventilators :oh: so she has some kind of freaking footwear suited to outside. She was pretty stoked to get some decent hiking shoes, which made me happy.
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Re: XMas gift loots!

Post by Dogan » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:48 pm

ninja-elbow wrote:One of the things on my wishlist was a 24 pack of CR123s but I guess I gotta just go buy them like all the rest of the chumps out there :lol:
They make rechargeable 123's now, ya know. Maybe not Eneloop, but still.

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Mad Bomber hat
Extreme Survival book
Kindle (which already has Meditations on Violence and the SAS manual on it.)
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Re: XMas gift loots!

Post by Kurai » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:06 pm

I got a AR15, and a BK9 knife. Very good x-mas.

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Re: XMas gift loots!

Post by offcamber » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:06 am

Got two Kifaru side pockets for my pack, and a Kifaru woobie. The woobie is amazingly warm..

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Post by maldon007 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:19 am

I did so friggin good this year!

G-shock solar wavecepter
MSR pocket rocket (already traded it on here)
4 tanks for my other stove
Ever new titanium pot
Z-lite (the square fold out pad)
thermarest self inflating
Hammock
bug net
5 gal camp shower
4-pack figure 9s
3-pack ditty/dry bags
gas lantern (my first!)
Set of shock cords for tent


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sweet suprise under the tree yesterday.

Post by crowdaddy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:19 am

Well, Christmas was good to me this year, but my daughters were even better. One gave me a Coleman mummy bag rated to 15 degrees, and the other gave me a 5.11 RUSH 72 bag,and it was in lovely coyote brown. The best part of this little tale is after telling her she she should not have spent so much on a gift for me, she informed me that it was only $60.00,and with her employee discount, she only paid $45.00. Sweet! there is a Santa!

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Re: XMas gift loots!

Post by Tobias05 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:27 am

Gave out a lot of Darn Tough socks, a pair of Howard Impacts, an AR receiver to my wife, couple D/H AR mags to a friend, a galco kingtuk for the wife, and an ALG QMS trigger for my brother.

I received about 400 dollars in gift cards for the LGS, and a Kershaw blur. Going to buy (most of) a Glock 19 with the gift cards to replace my carry piece. bought a second kingtuk for myself since I'm wrong handed.

Still have another christmas tomorrow, so might be bringing home some more goodies.
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Re: XMas gift loots!

Post by USMCSergeant » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:07 am

Craftsman table saw, Kobalt work bench, AR mags and some 5.56.

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Re: XMas gift loots!

Post by Lt.Cdr.Tom » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:14 am

Every Christmas it seems that my gifts have a theme, last year it was all firearm accessories, this year, all edged tools. I got a Mora Robust, a Leatherman Wave, and a True Temper Kelly Perfect double bit axe head.
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Re: XMas gift loots!

Post by HK45Tac » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:40 am

Merino wool Icebreaker top and bottom underwear. Jetboil Sol. Stihl MS 170 chainsaw. Got a good wifey!!

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Re: sweet suprise under the tree yesterday.

Post by Almighty » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:42 am

Hell's yeah, a couple of keepers there. ( I realize they're your kids, so you'd keep them anyway, it's a figure of speech) :clap:

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XMas gift loots!

Post by Ike » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:08 am

Got an aimpoint,

Maxepdition sling pack and some others.

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Re: XMas gift loots!

Post by Drunkengunner » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:30 am

I just scored (2 days late due to Military mail) a:
- Therm-a-rest Z-lite SOL
- Snow Peak Titanium Hybrid Summit Cookset.

Then two glasses of wine later I got myself a BioLite stove.
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Re: sweet suprise under the tree yesterday.

Post by kevthemed » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:05 am

Sweet. My girls got me a National Park Pass, and a Specialized P2 bike. I'm adding a Freeload rack front and back.
I'll take the little one...She looks like she knows things...

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Re: XMas gift loots!

Post by the_alias » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:11 am

Merged a dupe "I got prepping gear for Xmas" into this thread.
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Re: XMas gift loots!

Post by Gingerbread Man » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:33 am

I got a Lego my son said looked like me with a Lego PS90 and a FN SCAR H. I laughed. I'll post a pic.
I got a box of thurty-thurty from my daughter.
My wife authorized the purchase of an AR-15 lower.
That's all.

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