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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2017, 01:50:33 PM »
Socrates, I thought you might enjoy the tools on this zombie apocalypse charm bracelet:



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New style of 'bling" haha!  8)

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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2017, 01:52:33 PM »
I have personally experienced situations in which i was 'whisked away' without a moment or an opportunity to grab even bare necessities. So i like the idea of having certain items with me at all times. 'Credit card tools' fit this idea nicely. I already always carry a (credit card-sized) fresnel lense with me. Then, Zachery Fowler [see 11 min. into this vid] suggested 'credit card fishing hooks'. This led me to Googling the matter of "survival credit cards" which in turn led to some interesting other options...

In the above-mentioned vid Zachery Fowler mentions:
- torque slingshot
- gaffer tape [on pen]
- small leather pouches for on a belt [Think Batman...  ;)]
- Wazoo survival bracelet
- Cold Steel Ultimate Hunter knife
- sailing cap
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- Fowler's talking about Sharpie pens; googling "survival pens", however, i ran into some interesting options.
- He also just mentioned a nice cap to have but as luck would have it, i once found this sailing cap in the street and i learned to greatly appreciate it. Ya never know when a gust of wind might blow your head gear off, but with a sailing cap, it's attached to your shirt, sweater or coat and stays with you. This is not only wonderful if you've spent some money on a good quality cap, but is a must in a survival situation in which you can't afford to lose what you have.

Really valuable ideas...
Thanks for posting...
Awhile back you mentioned wanting to cut rock at times...any of those tools able to do that?

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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2017, 06:42:14 PM »
So, becoming more mature concerning prepping... Apparently "EDC" is a thing and i'm finally catching on.
What i've seen so far, i'm thinking most EDC choices are unrealistic and that's probably why it hasn't drawn my attention until now. I mean, what's the difference between EDC and a BOB? It seems blurry when seeing what many folks consider part of their EDC.

Personally i hate carrying around stuff; i don't wear a watch and i've never worn jewelry of any sort, and i even consider my wallet a (literal) pain in the ass... So if i'm going to have anything as EDC, it had better be pretty darn small and easy to tote around. Jus' sayin'.
I'm gonna be looking into these 'credit card' options and also into what kind of small pouches can be had to have on one's belt.
Have you thought about crafting or finding a smallish, leather pack/pocket/bag and attaching Velcro to it, then wearing that around an upper arm, or as part of a small, flat backpack or front pack?  It would have to be small I know.  I'm pondering something small and flat that could attach around my upper arm, i.e., anywhere above the elbow.

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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2017, 09:28:22 AM »
Awhile back you mentioned wanting to cut rock at times...any of those tools able to do that?
Chisels are inevitably heavy and not something to be carrying with one all the time. Definitely something for the bug-out-bag. However, i doubt many people consider chisels, though if you've got a rock or piece of rock that's really in the way, it can be a life-saver. It can also cut away footholds that critters use to get to places you want to keep critter-free.
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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2017, 09:35:30 AM »
Have you thought about crafting or finding a smallish, leather pack/pocket/bag and attaching Velcro to it, then wearing that around an upper arm, or as part of a small, flat backpack or front pack?  It would have to be small I know.  I'm pondering something small and flat that could attach around my upper arm, i.e., anywhere above the elbow.
Sounds like something to put in a BOB and use in times of emergency. Hell, if i ever get back to wearing a watch again, that'll be a big step for me. I just hate stuff on my body like that. As well, i do physical work for my job and that means that certain body parts swell up as the body warms up; you know, like how a watch feels tighter if you're physical busy.
Fowler's idea about the Wazoo survival bracelet, however, sounds acceptable to me; it looks like it would have give and the expensive one's full of useful items.
I believe i gonna get me one of dose...  :P
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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2017, 06:45:16 PM »
Have you thought about crafting or finding a smallish, leather pack/pocket/bag and attaching Velcro to it, then wearing that around an upper arm, or as part of a small, flat backpack or front pack?  It would have to be small I know.  I'm pondering something small and flat that could attach around my upper arm, i.e., anywhere above the elbow.
Sounds like something to put in a BOB and use in times of emergency. Hell, if i ever get back to wearing a watch again, that'll be a big step for me. I just hate stuff on my body like that. As well, i do physical work for my job and that means that certain body parts swell up as the body warms up; you know, like how a watch feels tighter if you're physical busy.
Fowler's idea about the Wazoo survival bracelet, however, sounds acceptable to me; it looks like it would have give and the expensive one's full of useful items.
I believe i gonna get me one of dose...  :P
That Wazoo survival bracelet does look interesting and useful, and totally compact.  Compact is where it's at.

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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2018, 11:47:02 AM »
Ms5 tool kit
Msk 1 knife
The Fire Biner multi tool
Pure 2 Go water filter, Sawyer, Katadyn Hiker Pro & MSR Guardian
Klax axe head and multi tool
Silky Pocketboy folding saw
Crovel crowbar/shovel extraordinair

Water:
- Sawyer: 0.1 micron and cheap, but only for clear sources of water
- Hiker Pro, Katadyn: only 0.3 micron, also relatively cheap, but will clean itself and take on disgusting water sources [idea: add the Sawyer after the Katadyn]
- MSR Guardian: much more expensive BUT... takes out everything, includig viruses
« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 11:40:31 PM by Socrates »
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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2019, 10:14:58 PM »
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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2019, 11:34:46 PM »
Socrates, tell us more about this off-grid fridge. What is it made of?

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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2019, 05:19:11 AM »
It does look intriguing.
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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2019, 03:16:44 PM »
Socrates, tell us more about this off-grid fridge. What is it made of?
No idea!
However (and why i'm intrigued by it and posted about it), it apparently does a lot better than the primitive zeer pot [unenamaled earthware-covered-by-wet-cloth].

Even less primitive option...?
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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2019, 11:37:48 AM »
The solar-powered evaporator seems to be the mystery for me.  I searched that term and there are some pricey ones to be bought, but this idea of low-tech looks better for the average person.

An incredible idea, not just for those who don't now have refrigeration, but for anyone who wants to keep food cold in a more environmentally sustainable way.

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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2019, 08:08:19 PM »
can't believe this topic doesn't exist yet...
Been building on a list like this for years [though, am not in the least up-to-date].
Ran into this little gem today: the Seventy2 Survival Kit. I'll be honest; their youtube vid is entertaining and influenced my opinion somewhat.

Maybe not a bad idea.


Socrates, there was an older Tools Topic
so I just merged it with your newer topic and put your name on it,
Thanks for all the great ideas,
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Re: TOOLS, Socrates' Topic merged with older Topic
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2019, 09:06:20 AM »
Copy paste your ideas into this alpha list

TOOLS

Axe, single blade
Block and tackle
Bolt cutters
Bow Saw 21” w/extra blades
Cement, waterproof bags
Cement mixer, small backyard size
Chisel, Cold Chisel
Claw Hammer
Crowbar,  Large
Dolly
Files, set of for wood and metals including flat, round, and triangular
Handcart
Hoes
Knife sharpener, Diamond Honing Block
Knife sharpener stone
Ladder
Maul
Nicholson 8” Axe File
Pick Axe
Pliers
Pliers, channel-lock type
Pliers, vise-grip locking pliers
Post hole diggers
Razor Knife w/100 spare blades
Rope, various diameters
Saws, Hacksaws
Saws, Hacksaw blades
Saws, Hand saw, crosscut
Screwdrivers  Phillips head (Large, Med, Small)
Screwdrivers, Flat head     (Large, Med, Small
Shovel, foldable
Sledge Hammer, 4lb Hand- type
Socket Set w/ratchets
Vise
Wheelbarrows
Wire and Fence Cuttter: Felco CDO Commando Barbed Wire & Fence Cutter
Wirecutters
Wrenches, pipe wrenches
Wrenches, adjustable cresent
Wrenches, Allen wrenches

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