Here are several updates to items mentioned in previous posts.
My friend's car kit and EDC items
The first item is a small flashlight to be kept in her glove box. I like Coast lights; they have good quality at an affordable price. I bought the Coast G25 from Home Depot. This light is rated at a higher lumen output than the Amazon item, and costs less ($15 vs $25).
|Left: Nano Bantam. Right: My own Kershaw Leek.|
The second is a small knife to be kept in a purse or on a key chain. This is a Buck Nano Bantam, shown beside my own EDC knife to give a comparison. Weight is 0.6 oz, so once a suitable ring is found it can be put on my friend's 18" long keychain without adding any noticeable weight.
Camping/BOB gear additions
My local Gear Nut bought me an addition to my camping gear: the MSR Trail Lite Duo system.
- Compact: Nesting design fits two Deep-dish Bowls and Double-Wall Insulated Mugs inside pot
- Sized for Two: Two-liter, hard-anodized aluminum pot keeps the weight down and provides plenty of capacity for two people
- Ceramic Nonstick: The most durable nonstick coating we've ever found; PFOA and PTFE-free
- BPA-Free: Hot and cold-safe polypropylene Deep-dish bowls and double-wall insulated mugs
- Room for More: Mugs have room for MSR Folding Utensils and can also fit a Pocket Rocket or Micro Rocket stove
Also added were two UST Sparkie fire starters, from our resident outdoorsman's recommendation. Thanks, Lokidude!
- Designed for precision – sparks can be directionally targeted
- Ultra-lightweight, durable plastic stands up to rugged use
- Generates sparks three times hotter than a normal match
- Size LxWxD: 2.3” x 1.25” x 0.6” (59 x 32 x 16mm)
- Weight: 0.8 oz. (23g)
Please look at the short video clip on the linked page.
It's nice to have friends for good advice and gifts. I will have a shakedown trip, test and review of all my gear in a post later this year. Stay tuned.
- Coast flashlight: $15.03 Home Depot
- One Buck knife: $18.81 from Amazon
- MSR Trail Lite set: $52.80 from Amazon (but probably purchased locally from REI)
- Two UST Sparkie fire starters: $7.19 ea from Amazon
As always, if you have comments, suggestions or corrections, please post them so we all can learn. And remember, Some Is Always Better Than None!
NOTE: All items tested were purchased by me. No products have been loaned in exchange for a favorable review. Any items sent to me for T&E will be listed as such. Suck it Feds.