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Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by KuRUpTD, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. JV3

    JV3

    Mar 17, 2010
    yes, the description states it's designed for ice climbers. price wasn't too bad at $55.
     
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  2. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010

    Let us know how you like the fit when they show up. I have 4 Arcteryx jackets and couldn’t be happier with the brand so when I saw these pads I was thinking about grabbing a set. Your input would be appreciated before I drop the cash.
     
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  3. JV3

    JV3

    Mar 17, 2010
    fits very well and very lightweight.
     
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  4. JV3

    JV3

    Mar 17, 2010
    late posting...my 3rd gen 5 g17 from last month - backup to the backup :)

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  5. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Thank you, I’ll start looking for a deal.
     
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  6. JV3

    JV3

    Mar 17, 2010
    gen 5 g19 (i already installed the trijicon hd) plus extra mags right off the bat since the original 3 have defective springs (they won't lock back on empty) :(

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  7. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    100mm Knipex Cobra next to 91mm SAK Waiter. image.jpeg
     
  8. bore

    bore

    542
    May 20, 2015
    Looks interesting. What do they look like open.
     
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  9. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
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    The Cobra will do Champagne corks. The 91mm knife looked like this before I added the skeletonized handles.
     
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  10. bore

    bore

    542
    May 20, 2015
    Chanel lock looks handy. Would be nice if it had a cutter. Wouldn't be to hard to add to the design. That could live in a sheat on my belt. The skeleton handles look good and probably easier to clean
     
  11. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    I've been buying up quality knives, pocket saws, multi-tools, and similar at a local auction house on the cheap as they become available.
     
  12. MTB

    MTB

    103
    Jun 23, 2019
    Thats awesome. I NEED a pair of those pliers!
     
  13. barleywino

    barleywino Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jul 11, 2020
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    Beal Escaper (blue cord above) pictured with other "emergency" items I carry on hikes with any potential for vertical exposure (30' of 6mm Mammut rappel cord, sqwurel rappel device, micro traxion, etc)
     
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  14. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie

    Apr 19, 2016
    Love the HD sights. Have them on my three 17s.

    My new light. Fenix LD30
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  15. Mikel_24

    Mikel_24

    Sep 19, 2007
    Did you try the Beal Scaper? I have never seen one in action but seems like a nice addition to be able to rappel a full rope length when you are climbing with a single rope.

    Mikel
     
  16. barleywino

    barleywino Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jul 11, 2020
    I have only tested it indoors so far. Took about 12 pulls to release. Seems like it could be useful!
     
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  17. Mikel_24

    Mikel_24

    Sep 19, 2007
    I may snatch one to pair it with the Beal Opera (70m) I would like to buy this winter for easy couloirs and clean ice routes...
     
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  18. barleywino

    barleywino Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jul 11, 2020
    Hopefully the escaper won't freeze while you're abseiling otherwise it might be hard to retrieve . Or even worse, the dyneema wrap might not grab properly...
     
  19. HeavyHanded

    HeavyHanded

    Jun 4, 2010
    No pics, but was gifted a Solo Lite twig stove last Xmas and finally got a chance to try it out...kinda.

    On a recent canoe trip to Adirondacks there was so much rain I didn't bother using it with twigs. Having experimented a bit with it I knew it could boil a quart fairly quickly with twigs, and wanted to see how it would do with a homemade tuna can alcohol stove placed on the burn grate. I tried this in the past and it ran way too hot, so whipped up a can that I thought would work better at higher surrounding temps.

    Absolutely incredible - an ounce and a half of denat alcohol brought a quart and a half of cold water to a rolling boil in about 10 minutes flat, burning bright orange flame around the bottom of the pot. Normally this is good and bad, as it means the fire is hot, but also that your fuel is being burned at an accelerated rate.

    That 1.5 ounces burned for an astonishing 27 minutes at decent output. Anyone who has tinkered with alcohol stoves can appreciate this type of performance, and it adds a lot of functionality since the stove can still be used to good effect in wet conditions. To top it off - the tuna can can nest in the upturned pot rest when not in use, it doesn't even add to the bulk when broken down (I did have to bend the tips of the pot rest supports over to get it to fit).

    The alcohol stove I used has pretty small ports directly on the top of the can, and not many - anemic under normal conditions. If you try to use a design that works well in open air or with just a loose windscreen, it will definitely burn too hot when running in the Solo stove.
     
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  20. HeavyHanded

    HeavyHanded

    Jun 4, 2010
    So as a follow up I tried this setup with just an open tuna can. Reason being most of the more creative alcohol stove designs exist to preheat and/or pressurize the fuel - not needed if the stove environment supplies pre heated air.
    An open tuna can with 1.5 ozs denat worked nearly as well as the vented chimney design, burned for 20 minutes and brought the pot to a rolling boil in 12.

    Edit to add: heated 2quarts in a porcelain and steel pot, 3ozs burned 30 minutes. Rolling boil in 12 minutes.
     
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