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Hey all,
Thought I'd share what I have on my person on a daily basis.

I've made a 550 Cord Key Lanyard that's made from 12 feet of cord. On it I have a Utilikey (Swiss Tech) and a Photon Micro Light, along with my basic keys, hanging on my wire saw's detached thumb rings.

In my wallet I have both a SwissCard Lite, a ToolLogic SVC1B Survival Card (not too well known, I highly recommend it) and a Fresnel Lens.

Then I have my Altoids Survival Tin (which I will be discussing in further detail in another thread) and my Cell Phone.

Lastly, I have my watch which is a Solar Powered Pathfinder (PAW1300-1V). It's truly an incredible little piece of gear.

Hope this inspires some of you,
for anyone with extra ideas feel free to contribute.

Austin
 

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Sorry, I probably should have elaborated on each of the items more.

As a college student, it's illegal to have a "knife" on me on campus, however, the SwissCard, Tool Logic Card, and UtiliKey are all disguised multi tools, each containing a knife. The Tool Logic knife has a serrated edge, The Swiss Card Knife has a plain edge, and the UtiliKey has a combo edge. I'll include links to each product so you can see their other features.

But as far as a "real" knife goes, I feel that's a very personal thing and difficult to suggest to a general group of people. I personally carry a small Buck around with me, but as I said, people really tend to have their own preferences with knives. In regards to a more serious multitool, I own a Leatherman wave, and no I don't carry that around with me all the time. Though in my career, I'm sure I'll be carrying it around much more often.

http://www.swissarmy.com/MultiTools/Pages/Product.aspx?category=swisscard&product=53321

http://www.toollogic.com/svc.htm (I went for the Compass Model)

http://www.swisstechtools.com/productdetail.aspx?PID=VZ75GDTdP68A

http://pathfinder.casio.com/watches/hiking_trekking/PAW1300-1V


Thanks for your question.
Austin
 

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The swisstech utilikey can get into lots of places other knives can't including the swisscard.
I'm glad to hear you've had a positive experience. I'm always hesitant to take my swiss card and such into places with security checks likes museums. It would suck to have anything confiscated.

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I'm glad to hear you've had a positive experience. I'm always hesitant to take my swiss card and such into places with security checks likes museums. It would suck to have anything confiscated.

Austin
I've never had it happen to me but, I've seen people sign for things taken away at museums when they were on the way out. If you were a security guard at a museum how much attention would you pay to every set of keys that you had the pleasure of viewing as the owner walked threw security?
 

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I love my Photon II, too. Best little light I've ever owned. I was over at a friend's house last weekend helping to feed her horses and she told me to take her "big flashlight". Ha! That thing probably had four C cells but used an old incandescent bulb. In the end, I set it down in favor of my much smaller, much brighter Photon. It's amazing just how far LED technology has come.

I carry a small Horseshoe Mountain Firestarter on my keychain. They're great if you don't want the bulk of a traditional magnesium block, but want the reliability of magnesium.

I also carry my 3.1" blade H&K pocket knife with me. Nothing too big to draw attention, but enough to come in handy at the office opening boxes. For me, it's better to have a small knife 24/7 than no knife some of the time. I don't have a need to gadget knives in my day-to-day life, but certainly have a Gerber Multi-tool in the pack.

The only piece of essential kit that I don't carry with me all the time that I wish I could is a space bag. I have them in the car, office and in all my camelbaks, but they're just too bulking to have on you all the time.
 

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Do a search for an SAS survial tin, that may give you some ideas and put you on the right track...I'm kickin myself too btw :xeye:

try this site it might help

http://www.bestglide.com/comsurvtin_info.html
I highly recommend you don't make the mistake of buying a tin like that. You'll find the only truly valuable thing included is the tin.

You should make your own, start with Doug Ritter's Survival Pak and build off of it. Check out my tin and maybe it'll give you a few ideas.

http://www.wilderness-survival.net/forums/showthread.php?p=96535#post96535

Enjoy
 
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