Favorite piece of gear under 1 kilo (2.2 Lbs)

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Favorite piece of gear under 1 kilo (2.2 Lbs)

Post by solrac7 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:26 pm

Ok everyone, What are your personal favorite 5 pieces of gear that weigh less than a Kilo (2.2 Lbs for us Americans) ? Just curious, and please be respectful of other peoples choices. These can be EDC items, or SHTF, or anything in between, I'm just curious what everybody else likes out there! I'll go first:

1) a good flashlight (my current EDC is an older Inova single CR123 focused beam that fits nicely in my back pocket.

2) My Droid smart phone.

3) a leatherman multi-tool - I trade out between several, but my favorite is an old Supertool (before the blades had push- button locks)
4) a handgun - I have my License to carry, and feel naked without one now, even though I've never drawn it in 15 years of carry.
5) My Vargo titanium hexagon (folding) wood-stove - think of a Hobo stove that folds flat. Weighs almost nothing, and uses available twigs and such as a fuel source (maybe I should trade out #4 for a lighter instead !)

Dang ! It's hard to limit to just 5, as I am a certified gear-hog !

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Re: Favorite piece of gear under 1 kilo (2.2 Lbs)

Post by Flying Lead » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:11 am

Pants on-gun on I always say. You get used to it and feel you forgot your pants without it .

Five lightweight item kit would include knife, fero striker, sawyer squeeze fitler, throw away type water bottle and piece of tyvek. Should be under 2.2 lbs.
Wouldn't really consider a gun a must have. If you are trying to go somewhere or get by where you are, confrontation should be at the fartherest thing down on your to-do list.
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Re: Favorite piece of gear under 1 kilo (2.2 Lbs)

Post by DrJack » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:40 am

1. Sweetwater filter. I have them from before MSR bought them out, but I believe the construction is identical now to what it was. They pump faster, pack smaller, and are easier to use than any other microfilter I've used.

2. Dragonfly Stove. It boils water like a flamethrower, runs off anything from gasoline to diesel to lamp oil, and has a wide base to help prevent tipping over on uneven ground.

3. Hubba Hubba. (Last MSR product, I swear) I often use the footprint and fly method, but the options given with this tent as well as the bombproof construction make it a great option.

4. Marmot Fusion. Might be a little over 1 kilo, but my other products are well under so... whatever. It's 1/2 sythetic 1/2 down. Marmot thought this would be a "Best of both worlds" kind of bag it turns out it was more like "All the problems with few of the gains" kind of bag. Anyhow I spent well over 500 nights in it and it still is going strong.

5. Shurefire. Brightest most dependable flashlight I've ever owned, lightweight, tiny, clips to a rail system on your helmet or rifle. Love it.
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Re: Favorite piece of gear under 1 kilo (2.2 Lbs)

Post by Drop Dead Zed » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:06 am

Flying Lead wrote:Pants on-gun on I always say. You get used to it and feel you forgot your pants without it .

Five lightweight item kit would include knife, fero striker, sawyer squeeze fitler, throw away type water bottle and piece of tyvek. Should be under 2.2 lbs.
Wouldn't really consider a gun a must have. If you are trying to go somewhere or get by where you are, confrontation should be at the fartherest thing down on your to-do list.
A confrontation might be the last item on your to-do list, but you didn't write the other guy's list. Don't assume that because a fellow is carrying a gun they are looking for trouble.
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Re: Favorite piece of gear under 1 kilo (2.2 Lbs)

Post by SRO1911 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:42 pm

#1 - - Cheapo Uzi Tactical pen (( its cheap and ugly, and I despise anything 'tactical' - but it is by far the strongest pen body I have ever had. I used to go through sometimes 2-3 pens a week -I have had this one for almost 3 months - - just swapped out the craptastic factory cartridge with a fisher space pen refill) and write anywhere tablet.

#2 - - Kabar 1250, cold steel finn bear, BM Nimravus...which ever one lands on the belt that morning.

#3 - - Klein 10 in 1 - - - yeah, its work related but I spend most of my time at work

#4 - - Irwin 6 inch channel locks - same as above

#5 - - XDs

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Re: Favorite piece of gear under 1 kilo (2.2 Lbs)

Post by taipan821 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:10 pm

1. Primus Omnifuel stove,
2. 2 cup stovetop coffee percolater
3. my cheapie folding knife (best knife i've owned)
4. small tarp/hootchie poncho

these four items go with me where ever i go
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Re: Favorite piece of gear under 1 kilo (2.2 Lbs)

Post by Mr. E. Monkey » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:38 pm

In no particular order:

1) Spyderco Endura--yeah, there are nicer knives out there, but it's light, handy, and honestly one of the best knives I've owned.
2) Glock 19--like the OP, it may not be needed everyday, but I wouldn't want to need it and not have it! And it can be fun.
3) smartphone--I have mixed feelings about this one. I almost hate that it's so useful. I wish I didn't need to use it as much as I do, but I do, so it made the list.
4) multitool--either my Leatherman Blast or my Gerber, depending on my mood, but usually the Leatherman, these days.

Narrowing everything else down to the last one was tough, but I have to go with

5) Surefire G2--wonderfully handy little light. Not part of my EDC (actually have it on a rifle right now), but it's a good piece of gear.
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Re: Favorite piece of gear under 1 kilo (2.2 Lbs)

Post by Flying Lead » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:04 pm

Drop Dead Zed wrote:
Flying Lead wrote:Pants on-gun on I always say. You get used to it and feel you forgot your pants without it .

Five lightweight item kit would include knife, fero striker, sawyer squeeze fitler, throw away type water bottle and piece of tyvek. Should be under 2.2 lbs.
Wouldn't really consider a gun a must have. If you are trying to go somewhere or get by where you are, confrontation should be at the fartherest thing down on your to-do list.
A confrontation might be the last item on your to-do list, but you didn't write the other guy's list. Don't assume that because a fellow is carrying a gun they are looking for trouble.
UH, look at the first line son. I never leave without one and I assure you after carrying for 35 years, I realize noboby walks around wanting to break bad. A few bad apples are scattered around, but are very few and far between.
As for the list, it's there, read. :roll:
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Re: Favorite piece of gear under 1 kilo (2.2 Lbs)

Post by Towanda » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:33 pm

This is all EDC stuff that I never leave my house without:
  • Fisher Bullet pen.
  • Leatherman Wave.
  • Spyderco Persistence.
  • Smart phone. Like others in this thread, I'm a little frustrated that I have become so dependent on it. It's necessary for my job and some of those functions have crossed over into daily life. There are some apps that are really handy for school, too.
  • Keyring. In addition to keys, I have a Fox 40 Micro whistle, a pair of Sliver Gripper tweezers, and one each of the Inchworm and Centipede measuring sticks on my keyring.
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Re: Favorite piece of gear under 1 kilo (2.2 Lbs)

Post by Drop Dead Zed » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:52 pm

Flying Lead wrote:
Drop Dead Zed wrote:
Flying Lead wrote:Pants on-gun on I always say. You get used to it and feel you forgot your pants without it .

Five lightweight item kit would include knife, fero striker, sawyer squeeze fitler, throw away type water bottle and piece of tyvek. Should be under 2.2 lbs.
Wouldn't really consider a gun a must have. If you are trying to go somewhere or get by where you are, confrontation should be at the fartherest thing down on your to-do list.
A confrontation might be the last item on your to-do list, but you didn't write the other guy's list. Don't assume that because a fellow is carrying a gun they are looking for trouble.
UH, look at the first line son. I never leave without one and I assure you after carrying for 35 years, I realize noboby walks around wanting to break bad. A few bad apples are scattered around, but are very few and far between.
As for the list, it's there, read. :roll:
I'm not your son.

I read it. You contradicted yourself. I addressed this:
Wouldn't really consider a gun a must have.
If it's not a "must have" why say this:
Pants on-gun on I always say.
Roll your eyes in the mirror.
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Re: Favorite piece of gear under 1 kilo (2.2 Lbs)

Post by Mr. E. Monkey » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:06 am

I'm guessing the chip on the shoulder didn't make the list because it weighs more than one kilo. :awesome:


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Re: Favorite piece of gear under 1 kilo (2.2 Lbs)

Post by ForgeCorvus » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:32 am

Total weight or per item ?
I'm English, our Government doesn't trust us to have real guns........or decent pocket knives for that matter
Good job theres no such thing as a Trebuchet licence :D

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