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Just curious, what is your strangest piece of gear?
I have a few hot water bottles. They are awesome in a sleeping bag when you are sleeping out in the cold.
They also help keep you warm during a power outage. It is easier to heat a couple quarts of water than an entire house.
How about it, what is your strangest piece of gear??
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I have an emergency tracheotomy kit. Bought off the internet LOL. Truly!
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Nothin's bizarre around these parts. I have a flashlight with 5 million candle power, that is kind of cool.
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Just curious, what is your strangest piece of gear?
I have a few hot water bottles. They are awesome in a sleeping bag when you are sleeping out in the cold.
They also help keep you warm during a power outage. It is easier to heat a couple quarts of water than an entire house.
How about it, what is your strangest piece of gear??
By far the most bizarre is the one I keep hidden between my ears... I never go anywhere without it, but sometimes it lets me down. It's almost 60 years old and doesn't work as good as it once did...

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Either my solar shower bag or my funky hat. Neither are really that bizarre though.
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I have a real and complete surgery tools set (!?)

(Like I know how to use it!)
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I dont think bizarre can be relied upon in a SHTF scenario I want gear that is tested and ready to use.

Ive added a hip flask recently, not bizarre but a little drink could help get through.
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2 sticks of p-tex that could be used to repair holes in stuff.

For those who don't know what p-tex is, it's used to repair the bases of skis and snowboards. It's a pretty hard plastic-y material that gets melted down with a flame and turns into the consistency of hot glue and can be molded quite easily to fill just about any hole in a plastic object.
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Guess mine would be my coffee filter:
http://www.rei.com/product/750397

Or Pocket Shower:
http://www.seatosummit.com/products/display/59

Or maybe old school fire starter:
http://www.trackofthewolf.com/(S(uta...STRIKER-DRAGON
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I have a real and complete surgery tools set (!?)

(Like I know how to use it!)
I've got one of those too, along with a good stock of sutures, and a book on emergency war surgery. Fortunately, I DO know how to use mine (used to work in a vet clinic and assist with surgeries, plus have stitched up a few dogs when they needed it.) Don't really think it's weird, though.

I guess my strangest item is a collapsable rubberized canvas "wash basin". It folds down flat so doesn't take up much room, and can be used as an additional water carrier, as well as a wash basin. My bag has everything but the kitchen sink in it...oh wait, it DOES have the kitchen sink!
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I had to think about this for a few minutes.
I would probably have to say the siphon hose.

It's light, coils up and stashes in a corner of the pack, and since I use a multi-fuel stove that can run on unleaded or diesel it actually makes sense to have it. It would seem silly to waste good gas that's sitting in non-functioning vehicles.
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a couple of Civilian M18 Smoke grenades and enough insulin and syringes to keep a diabetic going for along time
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My dads lightweight camping frying pan. Not that a frying pan is a big deal, but that he got it in the 40's. It's sort of a long time ago.

I also possess a WWII airplane radio receiver.
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a couple of Civilian M18 Smoke grenades and enough insulin and syringes to keep a diabetic going for along time
Do you have a way to keep the insulin refrigerated for a long time?
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I carry Mighty Putty Epoxy. I think that is my strangest item.

https://www.mightyputty.com/flare/next?tag=os|sm|go

Really is some cool stuff. I can probably even fabricate makeshift tools with it. I might even be able to make emergency gun parts if I HAD to. (note I am not recommending it, just saying I MIGHT be able to if REALLY needed). Just about limited to my imagination. I even know someone who made a set of Putty Knuckles LOL

Some other things could be car/generator repair, improvised knife/saw handle, tent pole repair, etc

Survivalist Play-Doh I call it.
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1. Dental picks, tooth cavity enamel paste for cavity repairs
2. portapotty seat to fit on a bucket plus bags and chemicals
3. combo whistle, lighter, compass thingy
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Do you have a way to keep the insulin refrigerated for a long time?
my daughter is Type 1 I set up a solar recharge on her 12vdc college dorm fridge, remember insulin just needs to be kept cool not cold so energy req arent that much.



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my daughter is Type 1 I set up a solar recharge on her 12vdc college dorm fridge, remember insulin just needs to be kept cool not cold so energy req arent that much.
Sounds interesting. I would suggest putting together another set-up as a back-up.

My Mother has type 2 and usually has around a month's supply. She has problems when the power is out for a day or two because of refrigeration. So, I face facts.
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OHH!! I just remembered another weird thing that I carry in my bag and edc survival tin. I have a homemade candle using wics from those "trick birthday candles". You know those candles that automatically relight once you blow them out. I figured hey why not, might be windy or something LOL I have a regular candle also, but the trick one has to be my strangest item.
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