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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55725 on: April 14, 2020, 11:17:13 am »
edit bought the pack, the sierra cup, and the other cup in 1978.  still use all 3.  good god man.....picture yourself sitting by the fire sipping black label Jack from a plastic cup.....it should be against the law.

Medium-term lurker here who is now on the other side of the moat Ottawa River from where I grew up near the territory of a certain dwagon...
I have resisted joining into this thread, but test equipment, camping stoves (Whisperlite International is my pick) and now this makes it irresistible.

The detail I took note of is that carabiner attached to that external frame pack.  (I started hiking when it was all switched to internal frame packs.)  One of my other past-times is rock climbing and I have seen quite the range of carabiners, but that is one model that I have not seen before. I especially noted how the flanges were done to attach the gate.  Does it indicate who made it and do you know what the vintage is?

By the way, @beanflying is playing dangerously by dangling those links to the HP-5326B in front of me.  Unfortunately, it's not in my budget at the moment and my US re-shipper buddy is back home in Canada sheltering from the COVID craze.

[putting toe in water ... see, it's not so bad]

never was a rock climber.  don't know anything about their gear.  seems like frank gave me the beaner to hang some crap to my frame that would not fit inside his fancy new internal frame pack.  (the beaner has been clipped there ever since and does come in handy sometimes).

hey bd.........half the weight is no excuse for using a plastic cup.  you have a proper cup.  man up and carry it.

saw a kid carrying a HUGE pack up a barrier island in NC once.  had everything strapped to it but a portable toilet.  he was proud of the fact that it weighed in at 97lbs.  saw him later dragging it across the sand with a rope (looked like a mule pulling a plow).  and his girlfriend was doing something similar with a cooler full of beer.  wanted to make fun of them......but.....we were about 6 miles from a road........and they had COLD BEER.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55726 on: April 14, 2020, 11:19:00 am »
hey bd.........half the weight is no excuse for using a plastic cup.  you have a proper cup.  man up and carry it.

Pfft leaves more load carrying ability for important manly stuff like coffee, bacon and knives :-DD
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55727 on: April 14, 2020, 11:41:19 am »

Pfft leaves more load carrying ability for important manly stuff like coffee, bacon and knives :-DD

Call that a knife? (I mean, without pics to prove it...)



This is a knife. (and a space pen, for size reference) A Finnish Model 95 Ranger knife, by J-P Peltonen.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55728 on: April 14, 2020, 11:49:26 am »
Our mad 5G man is at it again, this time he is actively encouraging others to take his video and share it, post it on their channels because he thinks he is about to get shut down on social media, claims his Facebook account has already been closed down  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55729 on: April 14, 2020, 12:06:37 pm »

Pfft leaves more load carrying ability for important manly stuff like coffee, bacon and knives :-DD

Call that a knife? (I mean, without pics to prove it...)



This is a knife. (and a space pen, for size reference) A Finnish Model 95 Ranger knife, by J-P Peltonen.

This is what goes with me:



The swiss army one is the "farmer alox" variety. Can opener, saw, awl, and a smaller knife. You can get through a smallish tree with that in a couple of minutes.

Big one is a Mora Companion. I've had a couple of Mora knives somewhere as well in slightly less lurid colours but they tend to get lost so I bought an orange one so I can find it :D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55730 on: April 14, 2020, 12:07:40 pm »
Our mad 5G man is at it again, this time he is actively encouraging others to take his video and share it, post it on their channels because he thinks he is about to get shut down on social media, claims his Facebook account has already been closed down  :-+

I hope he accidentally invelops some soap in prison.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55731 on: April 14, 2020, 12:10:13 pm »

Pfft leaves more load carrying ability for important manly stuff like coffee, bacon and knives :-DD

Call that a knife? (I mean, without pics to prove it...)



This is a knife. (and a space pen, for size reference) A Finnish Model 95 Ranger knife, by J-P Peltonen.

This is what goes with me:



The swiss army one is the "farmer alox" variety. Can opener, saw, awl, and a smaller knife. You can get through a smallish tree with that in a couple of minutes.

Big one is a Mora Companion. I've had a couple of Mora knives somewhere as well in slightly less lurid colours but they tend to get lost so I bought an orange one so I can find it :D
Huh, call that a knife?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55732 on: April 14, 2020, 12:21:44 pm »
Our mad 5G man is at it again, this time he is actively encouraging others to take his video and share it, post it on their channels because he thinks he is about to get shut down on social media, claims his Facebook account has already been closed down  :-+

Oh dear, what a shame.

Couldn't happen to a better person.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55733 on: April 14, 2020, 12:23:08 pm »
Huh, call that a knife?

And he married that broad too.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55734 on: April 14, 2020, 12:28:35 pm »
Our mad 5G man is at it again, this time he is actively encouraging others to take his video and share it, post it on their channels because he thinks he is about to get shut down on social media, claims his Facebook account has already been closed down  :-+

What a pity. Not!
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55735 on: April 14, 2020, 01:23:54 pm »
This is my coffee cup. Helps me through the whole day.  ;D  :palm:

Here are my favourite cups, which never get near the kitchen.

One is from a previous employer, and has my initials on the other side. It was responsible for me starting to drink coffee in the early 80s. The company had two good coffee machines (unusual for the time) at each end of a long corridor. Whenever I wanted inspiration or to see the wood for the trees, I would get a cup of coffee and wander back, stopping off at the office of whover looked available for a chat.

The pretty one is from the shopping mall next to Stanford University in Palo Alto.

The middle one is unlike anything I have seen before or since, and I don't know how they managed to make it on an industrial scale. It also summarises how many people feel at the moment.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55736 on: April 14, 2020, 01:35:18 pm »
   Re Coffee mugs, I had to bring up an HP Classic, the fundamental equations and constants, F to C conversion, a angle guage, a crude clock and it holds coffee. There still are a few out there - the logo in my mind puts in 70s or 80s.When backpacking I used a single layer stainless steel mug, which also did duty as a small cooking pot, weight and durability rules. I tended to drink tea when backpacking as it is lighter to carry and I refuse to drink instant coffee.

I MUST. HAVE. THAT MUG. *scuttles off to scour fleaBay* Fuck. Nothing this side of the Dumbfuckistan border.  :palm:

         

Agreed on the single-wall stainless... my preferred camping "everything" vessel was a 24-28 oz SS soup mug that was just the right size to stash a fresh dunny roll and my Boy Scouts (I lasted there about 3 weeks before I broke the Scoutmaster) nesting SS campware wrapped with a couple bandannas stuffed in the hole.

My stove was a bit of 5/16" SS rod grill off a old Caloric range that, when rolled in a towel, just fit flat in the bottom of a prehistoric AL frame pack very similar to this one found on the web. Prop it up across a couple rocks or spanning a narrow firepit and good to cook your bottled eggs with obligatory grass/dirt/leaves seasoning or the morning cuppa ranch coffee, unless it's just a overnight in which case the Stanley SS Thermos rules so you can have a cuppa to get your heart pumping enough to make the fire.  :-+

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55737 on: April 14, 2020, 02:15:35 pm »
Pfft leaves more load carrying ability for important manly stuff like coffee, bacon and knives :-DD

Call that a knife? (I mean, without pics to prove it...)      This is a knife. (and a space pen, for size reference) A Finnish Model 95 Ranger knife, by J-P Peltonen.
This is what goes with me:   

The swiss army one is the "farmer alox" variety. Can opener, saw, awl, and a smaller knife. You can get through a smallish tree with that in a couple of minutes. Big one is a Mora Companion. I've had a couple of Mora knives somewhere as well in slightly less lurid colours but they tend to get lost so I bought an orange one so I can find it :D

My EDC for decades:      Add larger as needed up to shovel or Katana-sized.   };=)~~~~<

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55738 on: April 14, 2020, 02:15:46 pm »
[putting toe in water ... see, it's not so bad]

Oh, the water is fine; but the floor is lava (sorry, Mnem ate something that disagreed with him).

Back when I used to share a 3rd floor flat with two other climbers and two normal people we used to play a game when we got back from the pub. Other than in the lobby, the floor and any steps were out of bounds until you got to your own room or the flat kitchen. This mean climbing the stairwell, traversing the 3rd floor skirting boards and doing either the same or chimneying in any corridors. Trickiest bits were getting from the top of the stairs to the flat front door (three wall traverse with few handholds and two doors in the way), and commiting a hand to opening the front door with a key. We did once try using Kevin as a human bridge from the stairs to the front door, but that didn't well (heap of three drunk climbers on the floor laughing uproariously and provoking heads to poke out from the two other flats on that floor).
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55739 on: April 14, 2020, 02:24:55 pm »
Who let Murphy in?

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55740 on: April 14, 2020, 02:27:33 pm »
He's at it again, todays blog

Edit. Apparently we must also be part of the scam because we don't believe him  :palm:



So how does he explain the Corona cases in countries that don't even have 4G yet? Never mind 5G.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55741 on: April 14, 2020, 02:30:34 pm »
I took my daughter for a husky dog sledge ride on a frozen lake in Norway. When we got there I didn't want to go anywhere near the snarling fighting buggers. But after the run, they were docile pussycats.

Husky puppies, clearly miniature werewolves:

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55742 on: April 14, 2020, 02:30:57 pm »
He's at it again, todays blog

Edit. Apparently we must also be part of the scam because we don't believe him  :palm:



So how does he explain the Corona cases in countries that don't even have 4G yet? Never mind 5G.

McBryce.
Why don't you go to his YT channel and ask? I'm sure that he'll claim that they have but it's been installed covertly or something   >:D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55743 on: April 14, 2020, 03:14:33 pm »
Boy Scouts (I lasted there about 3 weeks before I broke the Scoutmaster)

Been there. I got kicked out for firing some sandwiches out of the end of a CO2 fire extinguisher  :-DD

My EDC for decades:      Add larger as needed up to shovel or Katana-sized.   };=)~~~~<

Ahh I had to post this one as well after seeing that. The only things of my father's I kept was his swiss army knife and his Fluke 77. He was swiss so you'd expect it really  :-DD. Knife dates to ~1980 and replaced once he had from the 1960s.



SAK is doing fine. However the Fluke 77 is unfortunately gone. It was beyond deceased after 2 leaked batteries and him abusing it for 15 years before I got it. I slightly regret not nursing it back to health if I'm honest but I know a fatality when I see one.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55744 on: April 14, 2020, 03:22:04 pm »
I really like these and had one until the wife stopped on an alpine tramp for a snack where it promptly slid off a rock and over a 100ft bluff !  ::) She still owes me for that stuff up !

Forrester Large


Big enough to be really useful like breaking down deer.

https://www.victorinox.com/global/en_US/Products/Swiss-Army-Knives/Large-Pocket-Knives/Forester/p/0.8363
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55745 on: April 14, 2020, 03:25:15 pm »
Yeah the saw is pretty amazing on the things. Will go through bone like cheese.

That is incidentally why I bought the alox. I don't want to lose that classic SAK due as it was an important part of my life.
 

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« Reply #55746 on: April 14, 2020, 03:35:31 pm »
One like this lives in my fly fishing kit:

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« Reply #55747 on: April 14, 2020, 03:43:11 pm »
 ;D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55748 on: April 14, 2020, 03:45:31 pm »
I think this thread just proves we all know what the good things in life are  :-DD  :popcorn:
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55749 on: April 14, 2020, 03:48:53 pm »
But what I carry at all times is a Leatherman Micra.

Edit.....A full size Leatherman in the glove box of the CR-V.

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