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by heckdog
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Mystery Tool - What is it??????
Topic: Mystery Tool 60
Replies: 8
Views: 1237

Re: Mystery Tool 60

How about you whack it on the top to set the head of an axe or similar impliment of destruction onto a handle?
by heckdog
Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Mystery Tool - What is it??????
Topic: Mystery tool 58
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: Mystery tool 58

Oh....you want specifics, well then -

Cleco Pliers. Sometimes called sheet holder pliers. Used for Cleco Fasteners -usually aircraft type applications. This thread remains riveting!!!
by heckdog
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Mystery Tool - What is it??????
Topic: Mystery tool 58
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: Mystery tool 58

When I saw that tool my hands clinched....my thoughts soared in the air.....frankly I find this thread to be quite riveting.
by heckdog
Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Made In America Gear
Topic: Rivendell Mountain Works
Replies: 25
Views: 9311

Re: Rivendell Mountain Works

I forgot to post my impressions of the pack......holy S#!T it is sweet. It made with the craftsmanship I dream about at night. I am quite sure it was made by elves. It does truly fit like a glove. The next time I take it out I am going to try some handstands. The material is bullet proof - the kind ...
by heckdog
Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SPOT Messenger
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

Re: SPOT Messenger

I think that you CANNOT totally rely on the SPOT http://findmespot.com. It is a blinking light that says it is sending out a distress signal - but nothing that says someone has received it. That is why we sent someone to hike out and make a phone call. In our case, the SPOT rescue center (reportedly...
by heckdog
Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: first aid kit
Replies: 31
Views: 3788

Re: first aid kit

http://www.sammedical.com/sam_splint.html

Sure came in handy when a person in our party broke both bones in their lower leg.

Knowledge and knowhow go a long way.

http://www.nols.edu/wmi/courses/wildfirstaid.shtml
by heckdog
Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SPOT Messenger
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

SPOT Messenger

Here is a shameless plug for a product that saved our asses..... My overly cautious (turns out - not overly) bought me a SPOT for my birthday. I bit my ultralight tongue and buried it in the bottom of my new Rivendell backpack (see Made in America thread). I intended on just sneaking away late at ni...
by heckdog
Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hiking with boots versus running shoes
Replies: 23
Views: 2687

Re: Hiking with boots versus running shoes

I am currently nursing a severely twisted ankle courtesy of the Grand Canyon and trail running shoes. Got some lightweight boots for next time.
by heckdog
Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Mystery Tool - What is it??????
Topic: mYSTERY tOOL 53
Replies: 21
Views: 2947

Re: mYSTERY tOOL 53

I took some pics of that tool around our trailer park, musta heard about 10 alien abduction probing stories!!! :oops:
by heckdog
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Protection when on the trail
Replies: 33
Views: 3459

Re: Personal Protection when on the trail

I was talking to a grizzled old friend of mine (Larry) -- went something like this: Me: "I think Bear spray would take care of any problems I encounter, both animal and human" Larry: "You ever try to bear spray yourself to death?' Me: "HUH???" Larry: "There you are, twe...

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