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posted ago by happybillmoney ago by happybillmoney +80 / -0

Hello fellow consumers,

As always thank you to everyone that participated in the last weekly and remember you are Operation MONKE! u/OrganicMolecules, u/BigBeef, u/donjongun, u/thenameisdonald, u/ModsBanPaleos, u/7gorilianthacct, u/Kapral_Wojtek, u/The_Dank_Astero, u/Oitthegroit, u/Canapeder, u/MeatwadMeatwad, u/crash7863, u/Porkinfusedbullets, u/TheWestYearZero, u/cholulaking, u/zzbg, u/PrecisionStrike, u/tabarnak, u/TheRealPizzaPope, u/KonyHawk_ProSlaver, u/filth, u/AlmostBased, u/ThusSpokeTheMan, u/Mrs762x51mm, u/Slimeball, u/Oppy235, u/GeorgeFentanylFloyd, u/GodismyLord, u/undecidedmask, u/voyager14,

NOTE: That was a good weekly hope everyone is enjoying the weather!


This Weeks Discussion Theme: Equipment thread

This weekly is on equipment. Think Every Day Carry (EDC). But also, for discussion sake we can extend this weekly to anything useful that one ought to own for example guns (for self-defense, sports shooting, or hunting), tools, supplies, etc.

Discussion ideas:

  • What're ya carrying? (EDC show and tell)
  • What equipment would you recommend that someone ought to own e.g., generator, welder, 3D printer, food supplies, etc.
  • Is there any equipment that you are looking into getting and why?

And of course, do be careful not to DOX yourself.


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BigBeef 11 points ago +11 / -0

I think everyone should have some basic woodworking tools. Things like a table saw, drill press, router, planer. Mostly what you need to be able to make your own furniture. And if you do, DON’T YOU DARE PAINT IT. Don’t paint your damn wood. Give it a nice stain, or shellac it. But never paint it. PLEASE.

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OrganicMolecules 6 points ago +6 / -0

Too late, my bed is a nice cerulean blue.

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BigBeef 6 points ago +6 / -0

Painting wood a different color is a sin.

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saltyrainbow 9 points ago +9 / -0

Fanny pack: Taurus 709 slim, folding knife, multitool, wallet, flip phone, notepad, pencil.

Car(in a tub): med kit, jumper cables, blanket, 5 MREs, assorted tools, 550 cord, gallon of water

Edit. Also a machete in car. Tools: hammer, pliers, two different screw drivers, and box-cutter.

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TheRealPizzaPope 4 points ago +4 / -0

HELL YEAH! I fanny carry a Taurus too!

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saltyrainbow 2 points ago +2 / -0

I only have it because I got it cheap. Not a fan. Better than nothing. Walk with Christ friend.

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BigPedeEnergy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Off-body carry is worst carry get a phlster enigma King

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saltyrainbow 2 points ago +2 / -0

Agreed but...

It's cheap, multi functional, easy to grab and go.

So for all you poor (like me) it is a useful carry.

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BigPedeEnergy 2 points ago +2 / -0

It works but it slows you down a lot. Save up and buy a holster. You don't want someone with scissors to disarm you

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TheRealPizzaPope 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lol when I fanny pack carry I through a rain jacket over so they can't get at the strap. In the summer I just go belly band

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BigPedeEnergy 1 point ago +1 / -0

Ok that should be fine

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DaLaohu 6 points ago +6 / -0

I own so many tools and equipment I think I own Home Depot's entire inventory at this point. My proudest equipment are my sledgehammer, pickaxe, and splitting maul. I'm amazed at how often I find myself needing those tools (and more often the rubber mallet I got and mini-crowbar). Tools are useful. Own many.

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ModsBanPaleos 4 points ago +4 / -0

Edc: Wallet i use the moneyclip with a card holder type, mini flashlight, cold steel colossus, mini scalpel, glock 26 iwb loaded with speer gold tip, phone.

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happybillmoney [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

Cold steel! Big fan of the cold steel ak47. Love how it fits in the hand and because of the price never feel bad about abusing it. The coating gets damaged over time. Easy enough to sharpen. You could say I've consumed a few of them as my EDC. The colossus looks like a beast, too bad it's discounted. How has it held up?

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ModsBanPaleos 1 point ago +1 / -0

If you can afford it, its the best knife to edc if you like big flippers. Its cts xhp steel and holds an edge no joke for a year. I used it everyday. I wanted a knife to carry edc and cook with. It does exactly what i need.

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ModsBanPaleos 4 points ago +4 / -0

Im looking to figure out a solar generator for an off grid situation. Any tips would be appreciated ?

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Harambe 3 points ago +3 / -0

What is your wattage and storage goal?

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ModsBanPaleos 2 points ago +2 / -0

Not sure, i just need to run a tv and charge phone abd laptop etc.

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Harambe 2 points ago +2 / -0

Any good half kilowatt solar generator setup will work.

Jackery 500 + jackery solar saga is a really good baseline. You can go cheaper and you can go fancier.. Lots of good options these days, you may want to look around. Jackery, blueyeti, goal zero, renology are 4 big good comapnies

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ModsBanPaleos 1 point ago +1 / -0

Cool is that a kit? Or like an all inclusive unit

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Harambe 4 points ago +4 / -0

I've started carrying all first responder type stuff in my truck.

So far I've helped two kids with the medkit, and I helped some guy who ran out of gas.

You'll never know when you will need that stuff, and it probably won't be for you.

Half the reason I go out adventuring these days is to find people who need help. Its rare but it does happen, and it feels amazing to be able to help people.

I don't leave the house without my CRKT knife. Easy one hand open, has a built in hand guard, really a perfect fighting knife.

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BigPedeEnergy 3 points ago +3 / -0

I just got an ankle med kit and truck med kit. More people need to carry medical gear

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GeorgeFentanylFloyd 3 points ago +3 / -0

Don’t carry because my state has a lot of rules. If I did I’d probably carry a Glock 26 or a SIG P365

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crash7863 3 points ago +3 / -0

I usually have a bag of hand tools, a couple of meters, and a knife we me or in my car.

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solarlux 3 points ago +3 / -0

I hate the term EDC, if only because it got totally co-opted by sofa operators as an excuse to dump out their high speed stuff on a blanket and take a picture of it for social signaling, no different than other forms of conspicuous consumption.

It also caters to some cringe culture of people thinking that dressing up in tac pants and sporting the visage of "I'ma can't wait to busta cap in some homies" is suitable in all places and times.

I would instead encourage looking at it in terms of a "task card" where the top questions are ones such as where are you going, what will you do there, who is going with, who else might be there, and what will the environment conditions be.

With that said, there is a place for standard kit. For example, a standard car/truck kit might look like this packed in a rigid tote:

  • Premix 50/50 engine coolant.
  • Engine oil
  • ATF if applicable.
  • Blanket suitable for climate.
  • Rain poncho
  • Folding E-tool.
  • Reflective triangles and vest.
  • Work gloves.
  • First aid kit.
  • Tape and zipties.
  • Toilet paper.

Did not list tools/spares (too specific) or jacks/jack stands (should be integrated already). Also, anything gasoline powered should have a suitable fire extinguisher onboard or nearby.

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hog_hunter 2 points ago +2 / -0

EDC is always a Benchmade Griptillian, a lighter, and a pistol. I have a G42 for summer carry, carrying in shorts or when I need to carry something deeply concealed. I also have a G19 with a red dot, light and an extra mag in a side car appendix holster for those times when the GPS says "turn left on to MLK Jr. Blvd."

In the truck is a whole combat life support bag for life threatening wounds, plus a first aid kit for minor cuts and scrapes.

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SoAngryRanger 2 points ago +2 / -0

Not to encourage consooming but I just got a home freeze dry machine. It’s expensive, but I wanted to be able to store a bunch of food for the long term and it was cheaper to do it this way.

I intend to store food at the house, my cabin and then help out my immediate family with their own stockpiles.

Also recently got a second chainsaw. Two is one. One is none.

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Blursed2021 3 points ago +3 / -0

Buying something like a harvest right is the opposite of consuming

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AlmostBased 2 points ago +2 / -0

I keep a flare gun, a hatchet, a flashlight, and a lighter in my car. I think I also have a fire extinguisher that I need to replace.

Trash bags are really useful to have in your car

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Tourgen 1 point ago +1 / -0

basic medical supplies, super glue, a tourniquet.

some paracord and climbing rope, and know 6-8 useful knots - sheet bend, bowline, full turn and two half-hitches, rolling hitch, etc.

a knife or two, the stones to sharpen it, knowing how to sharpen it.

Good boots. Good socks.

emergency blanket, rain-proof poncho.

get 2-3 really good screwdrivers with good tips. vice grips. a really well made adjustable wrench. Those 5-in-1 tools (20-in-1 or whatever now) are handy too.

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SuburbanYute 1 point ago +1 / -0

i've been considering buying a scythe

https://scythesupply.com/

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SeproDep -2 points ago +2 / -4

I live in a good neighborhood. I don't need anything.

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Blursed2021 4 points ago +4 / -0

So you live in a grass hut then?

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