EDC/MT use

What’s missing here?

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What’s missing? 

Other than the fact that I broke my run of old school/traditional, with the pocket watch/match safe/small jack. ( that lasted about 2.5 weeks!) 


In changing knives, I left the house without one (gasp!) Intending to grab my Vic apprentice from where it’s been living in my ATV glove box.

3 or 4 hours later, when the ATV came up in conversation, I realized I’d forgoten to get the knife before leaving the property… 

(Bigger gasp! ;) ) 

Thankfully, and amazingly with the various things I helped a friend with, I never needed a blade all day! 

(Ok, technically there is a blade on the Spirit, a veritable laser… I just never use it, and rarely remember that it’s there. I did remember it when I realized I was knifeless, but if I’d needed to cut, I probably wouldn’t have remembered it! Lol) 

So this little beauty got carried for all of maybe 10 minutes after I got home.. ha!

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Categories: Daily-cary-log, EDC, EDC/MT use, knives | 3 Comments

It ain’t much…

​All of yesterday’s edc 😁 😀  My one and only Great Eastern Cutlery knife, a Tidioute brand beaver tail trapper from 2007.   

Oviously a light carry day, although, ironically compared to the average full load out day; it got used. (Unemployed right now, so I can honestly go two or three days of full carry without really using anything, other than maybe a flashlight or headlamp).

 It cut a mostly empty motor oil bottle in half to feed to the wood stove as sort of octane booster/firestarter /enricher. 😈;)😆:D  😀

Categories: Custom, Daily-cary-log, EDC, EDC/MT use, knives, Modifications

Christmas knife again..

Little Christmas knife update… I’m not carrying or using the Christmas tree Case… ‘Cause I can’t find it! 

So Christmas eve carry was my Case ’46 pattern humpback half whittler.

And these for Christmas day;

’48 Trapper for dinner (roast duck was a little tough in spots but delish!)  And Dad’s old Saber jack knife for package duty. 

Categories: Daily-cary-log, EDC/MT use, knives, Pocket knives

Most carried,  most used item.

Most of you will remember that my most used carry item is a flashlight, far exceeding all others, even a knife. 


Not surprising since it’s dark a LOT here in the winter, which is basically 7 months of the year, (3 hours and 40 min of daylight yesterday!) And add to that my work always has datk, dim, shadowed, odd little nooks and cranies to see into… and my eyes aren’t what they used to be, I seem to need more light in general these days. 

Anyway, I need to fess up.
There is an item I religiously carry everyday in the fall through spring, basically once I gain a jacket to easily carry it, which coincides with Dark nights… 

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I’ve had that headlines for about 8 years now, and love it! I’d say it’s maybe 100 lumens on high with all three leds going. Not a lot, but it’s enough in the pitch black outside. 

I’ve worn it working construction, doing yard work, shoveling, plowing, daily my Dane tasks like hauling groceries in, or getting firewood in. (Every evening for the past two weeks in fact!) It’s been worn snowmobiling, atving, hiking. It’s been used when I’m broke down, stuck. Or when others are broke down or stuck… It’s even been a room light during power outages. From fall 60F to record setting -65F it’s taken it all


It really is a life saver, worth it’s weight in gold. 

One of the greatest Christmas presents I’ve ever gotten. Mom got it for me that year after I asked for one. I wanted a Petzl, that’s what was available locally, so figured I’d get it… She ordered this from our favorite outfitter, Cabelas. I had deffinate reservations about the brand and led style, fjgured it a cheap off the wall item with a brand name slapped on it, would be dim and useless. Boy was I wrong! 

Before I got it that Christmas, I figured I wouldn’t be getting one, so bought myself the Petzl… 

I’ve used the Petzl maybe 4 times! The Browning is brighter, better modes. Ironically, mom ended up with the other one thus last winter when we had the big power outages.

It’s been basically bullet proof for the 8 years, still looks and works as new.

For most of the year, it’s, if not my most carried, most used item, it’s in the top two!

Categories: Adventures, Alaska-Life, Cabelas, Daily-cary-log, EDC, EDC/MT use, Flashlights, Life-Philosophy, Sentimental, Theory/Thoughts, Winter

First ice fishing of the season!

Up at 4am, me a buddy at 530, little over an hours drive, short walk(100 yards..) to the spot, we were on Birch Lake and fishing by 7. 

Wasn’t too cold at around 0 to 5F but the steady breeze at 8 or 10 mph with gusts to 25 or 30 mph was COLD!!

An Eskimo shelter and double bottle propane buddy heater fixed that… 

in the 10 minutes from drilling the holes, till we got setup the holes started to ice over… an hour later we had it so warm in there, basically t shirt weather, we’d melted all the remaining slush from the holes… ha! 

yeah man, between the shelter, the heater, and the gas ice auget, we were really roughing it! LOL.  

My haul of rainbow trout and silver salmon. The biggest, the rainbows were a little over 12″. I’d caught about 7 total, kept 4, and my buddy let me have a couple of his, he’d gotten about 10, kept 7 or so… Not bad for first trip of the season! 😎👍👍
3 rainbows made dinner, the rest froze for later, first time I’ve ever gotten 2 meals from a single ice fishing trip!

 Also first time I’ve eaten rainbow trout; pretty dang good!  Good flavor, mild but not bland. Not as dreamy as the big Lake trout I had last summer, but still great! 

Don’t think I actually posted this knife here when I got it last month, but my new Case Cutlery 47 frame Muskrat pattern folder makes a fantastic fish cleaning knife! Long slim razor sharp blades are a dream to use. 

I normally use a Case Sodbuster Jr. but it was a little duller than I needed this time, and being already slimy and bloody, it was too much trouble to sharpen it. So I simply grabbed my recent edc, the Muskrat. 

Categories: Adventures, Alaska-Life, EDC, EDC/MT use, Fishing, Hunting, Ice Fishing, knives, Outdoors, Winter

Long time no see, right?

Been Super busy with a new job the last three weeks, no online time at all..

Recently;

Had to work Memorial day;

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Memorial day after work, for a few bottles opened and fire pit starting;

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Other edcs lately

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At work;

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Lots of painting at work, most of my gear has at least one spatter or smear on it…

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Got a few new items lately, including this solar battery backup a buddy got me for my birthday. Works good… actually takes a slow charge off of solar, in a day in the sun it came up 2 out of 5 bars… but no further. But at least the solar does help noticeable, would actually make plugged in charge faster. Unlike the one I got last year that never added any on solar in a week..

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Categories: Daily-cary-log, EDC, EDC/MT use, New Gear

4/28/16 and 4/29/16 EDCs.

Yesterday’s EDC pocket dump from around town running errands. (Mostly buying hardware for the next step in ATV winch installation. 😆 )

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And this was Thursdays’ carry for my ATV wiring adventure ☺;

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And, the item that got the most use all day;  Eagletac Ti lights Rock! Anyway, this one does!

(Can someone tell me; does this next line show up as smilies? ? )

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The Case cutlery mini trapper and the Victorinox Spirit got a lot of use too, but not near what the flashlight did!

Categories: Daily-cary-log, EDC, EDC/MT use, Flashlights

Some EDC lately.

Last Sunday;

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An adventure road trip and truck retrieval day, Monday;

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By far my most used gear that day (and many days!), my Knipex pliers wrench;

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Wednesday to a special church meeting;

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From Thursday,  for chores around the homestead;

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Thursday, to church again;

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Friday, to a special dinner out;

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A work day last week, I dug out my model Cryo, for one hand opening convenience.

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Categories: Daily-cary-log, EDC, EDC/MT use

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