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  1. #21
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    Am I seriously the only one with a fire extinguisher in the car? I see some good lists of year, but so far I'm the only one the specifically say "fire extinguisher." Really, were talking about a $20 item that can make a real difference. Guns only come out for violence, but fire happens for a lot of reasons like car collision, electrical problems, and yes...violence. Fires happen, or they are set. Either way, being the guy with the fire extinguisher is a good thing.

    Less than the price of a spare magazine, more likely to be needed. Am I the only one packing one?

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlwilliams View Post
    Am I seriously the only one with a fire extinguisher in the car? I see some good lists of year, but so far I'm the only one the specifically say "fire extinguisher." Really, were talking about a $20 item that can make a real difference. Guns only come out for violence, but fire happens for a lot of reasons like car collision, electrical problems, and yes...violence. Fires happen, or they are set. Either way, being the guy with the fire extinguisher is a good thing.

    Less than the price of a spare magazine, more likely to be needed. Am I the only one packing one?
    Nope. I have them in mine as well as throughout the house.
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  3. #23
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    I wander about quite frequently, my usual edc is what travels with me, standard g19, flashlight , fixed blade, cell phone. A small med kit is always in vehicle, as are maps, chargers, candles, lighter, water, protein bars and pepper spray in small discreet carrier that can be tossed in my overnight bag.

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlwilliams View Post
    Am I seriously the only one with a fire extinguisher in the car? I see some good lists of year, but so far I'm the only one the specifically say "fire extinguisher." Really, were talking about a $20 item that can make a real difference. Guns only come out for violence, but fire happens for a lot of reasons like car collision, electrical problems, and yes...violence. Fires happen, or they are set. Either way, being the guy with the fire extinguisher is a good thing.

    Less than the price of a spare magazine, more likely to be needed. Am I the only one packing one?
    Each car and each floor of house.

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlwilliams View Post
    Am I seriously the only one with a fire extinguisher in the car? I see some good lists of year, but so far I'm the only one the specifically say "fire extinguisher." Really, were talking about a $20 item that can make a real difference. Guns only come out for violence, but fire happens for a lot of reasons like car collision, electrical problems, and yes...violence. Fires happen, or they are set. Either way, being the guy with the fire extinguisher is a good thing.

    Less than the price of a spare magazine, more likely to be needed. Am I the only one packing one?
    Good point. I keep one in my daily driver, but I also keep jumper cables, an air compressor and tools in it too. It's all worth mentioning, and the extinguisher is a great item that is certainly worth its own mention.

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  6. #26
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    Hell, I thought everyone had a fire extinguisher! Besides hat I listed earlier blow out bag contains 2 TQ's, a SAM splint, Celox, et. No chest seal, can be improvised. 20yrs as a paramedic never used a nasopharengal airway, (in those days I'd just intubate). Lifestraw and canteen in truck, etc. TQ always on person is Gabe's improvised carabiner, bandana and split ring.
    I always have my primary weapon; it's right between my ears.

  7. #27
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    I always travel with BU pistol, ammo, two flashlights, BU cell power source, BU glasses, CRKT M16 folder, meds/epi-pen, and often a shoulder bag in the truck with clothing, water, lighter, paracord, nibbles, poncho, multi-tool, and PFAK. More if rural/back country.

    Last year I posted a question regarding "smoke hoods" for use when escaping burning buildings/aircraft and the like. Got "0" replies - so not a popular item with this group. Maybe now is a time to bring it up again? Granted - a very limited range of use - but for those who stay in hotels a lot (especially above 2nd floor or so) or fly frequently - then maybe not a bad idea. Am currently looking into the iEvac (http://elmridgeprotection.com/?gclid...FQ2QaQodD_sGLA). Hell - even if you live in a large house and want to stay conscious while you check for the dogs or wife (yes - I just noticed the order I wrote those in:) - would possibly be a useful bit of kit?

    Anyone have any feedback on anything related?

    geezer john

  8. #28
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    Fire hoods are a cool solution in search of a problem. Successful save data would alter my opinion. Scba/firepack/mopp gear works well, for a limited time and only with a huge surplus of support. Particle respirators, dust masks, gas masks have a limited use in real world application: minus dust storms, riots, surgery, and flu season. Fire hood is a rare use item, like quick sand or avalanche flotation devices.

  9. #29
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    Field exercise: Take your "bag" then go walk 10-20 miles, camp over night, then walk 10-20 miles. Try rural, then urban, avoid convenience stores, "urban camp" and focus only on natural water and food sources. Try bribing locals for a ride (hitch hiking) and procuring free foods. It will be enlightening. Water, comfort, food & defense, keep the boots marching. 24 hour exercise then go home. Extend to 36, 72 etc. packs will change with experience.

  10. #30
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    I don't know who this Moses character is, but he ain't wrong. I've done some of that stuff. Actually doing it versus talking about it changes priorities in a hurry. If overnight, especially in winter, you *will* want some insulation for sleeping and probably some sort of minimal shelter. Food and water become an issue too - gotta feed the beast. All those spare mags? They start looking like extra weight. It can get down to mags versus water real quick.

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