Aug 14, 2012 at 6:29 pm #1292980
On a recent stroll through my local Academy Sports and Outdoors I spotted this piece of dual use gear.
I had seen it before and put it back. This time I took the un-priced item to a scanner just out of curiosity and it bit me. The biner was on clearance for $0.83. I had to have it.
It weighs in at 34 grams and no I don't carry it anywhere except to any bottle of brew in my house in need of opening! ;-)
Any one else out there willing to share their impulse buys? ;-)
NewtonAug 15, 2012 at 9:11 am #1902886
Slightly off topic, but dual-use gear is fabulous. For me, toilet paper is dual-use. I just have to remember – FIRST blow your nose, THEN wipe your butt. Not the other way around……Aug 15, 2012 at 9:22 am #1902892
W I S N E R !BPL Member
I have that same bottle opener/'biner as a keyring.
But see, beer is important enough to me that I bought mine full price, $5 I believe, and carry it at all times.Aug 15, 2012 at 9:22 am #1902893
Similar to FIRST eat the corn off the cob and then …
Where is Mike Clelland when you really want to hear from him?
There was no TP used in the posting of this thread.
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NewtonAug 15, 2012 at 9:39 am #1902896
I just realized that I do have another piece of gear that I bought and never carry.
I like it enough to keep it but I never carry it! ;-?
NewtonAug 15, 2012 at 9:50 am #1902902
I'm not sure about dual use but I've bought plenty beer in my time and I don't carry it in my pack.
But I do look for it in trail towns whenever I'm in one and done hiking for the day.
Refreshment, irrigation and fertilization (nitrates). ;-)
NewtonAug 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm #1904034
@torrey1954yahoo-comLocale: Black Hills
I don't carry any beer either, but if your new to trekking with me, I put some beer in your pack when you were not looking back at the trail head.Aug 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm #1904044
I ran across an offer on a cereal box once where you just had to send in a couple box tops to get a fork/spoon combo utensil, so I did it. Carried it before I got serious about ultralight, but now I wouldn't dream of it–the tool weighs significantly more than a fork and spoon out of my drawer, let alone my .3 oz spork.
Still, it always used to be fun to brag about the multi-use tool that I got from a cereal box! Still have it somewhere.Apr 20, 2013 at 6:57 am #1978635
I like the candle lantern. With the right type of hat, it would make a really cool accessory for the model train person.
I have a candle lantern and used to carry it. I liked the light and it seemed homey. I guess my way to fulfill the need for fire. I never much cared for campfires.
I stopped carrying it… sometime?
A few years ago, I took it with me especially to light the tent in the avatar picture. For months, I knew the picture I would take. Remembered to pack the candle lantern for travel. Forgot to put it my pack for walking…
All I had was a cold headlamp. Not even a daylight color headlamp.. No warm candle light.
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