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Jay Cassell Picks The Coolest New Hunting and Outdoor Gadgets, from Survival Kits to Flashlights, from SHOT Show 2011

Jay Cassell Picks The Coolest New Hunting and Outdoor Gadgets, from Survival Kits to Flashlights, from SHOT Show 2011

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from prairieghost wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

more stuff i can probably live without.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

a nfl logo firestarter? really?

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from MLH wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Toys. I love toys ... but I really want one or two of those Pendleton gun safes.

So glad that Motorola made this two-way a floater and waterproof. Someone over there with pull must be an outdoorsman or read reviews.

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from mikethemoose wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Just to let everyone know that on picture 12 if you click on the Gerber.com link it takes you to the baby food maker...

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from mikethemoose wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

It's Gerbergear.com

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from ilikehunting wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

For the SOG tomahawk the website is SOGknives.com not SOG.com...

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from Booner Chaser wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

That GPS looks like a really good idea, very simple. But I still don't think it could help me cuz everytime I use a GPS I go down into a valley then loose the signal and the GPS loses all my waypoints.

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from furbuster wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

I have put together a survival kit for alot less than that. Every time I take my GPS I have to take the manual too. Love the tomahawk but I like a hammer on one end.

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from Drew McClure wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

These survival kits are not impressive. I'll take some anti venom, some hemostats with absorbable sutures attached to a commonly used sized needles, an extra phone battery, repellent, neosporin, tums, stingeeze, a water filter, duct tape, heavy duty wire cutters, boots with ankle support, a pair of ratcheting pruners, and a buddy that knows cpr, and survival skills. A buddy of mine's hunting pal fell off a horse elk hunting-they had surgical staple guns to reattach his scalp wound, and they kept hunting, if I hook myself I run the hook through and cut the barb, and keep fishing there are a lot of basic things you can do that do not require a hospital visit-this from a guy that lances his own hemorrhoids- wouldn't recommend that. Real gear is out there, but a buddy that knows CPR can be a difference maker, these "survival" kits shown in F&S need a lot of help.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

SOG does make excellent knives. That hatchet does need a hammer on the other end. That spike won't do much for you unless you are caving in heads. I suppose you could dig with it.

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from njschneider wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

That leupold RCX trail camera looks so cool. I like how small it is I want one.

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from NHshtr wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Some items are cool, but I'm still working on upgrading my fundamental stuff!

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from hunterboy56 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Does anyone know what diameter the barrel of the Browning flashlight? I'd like one to mount on my hog hunting AR, but i need to know what sized mount to use.

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from hunterboy56 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Sorry that should have said what the diameter of the barrel is.

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from Dave Singley wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

The FastHawk Tomahawk looks like a good piece of gear, but F&S ran an article a couple years ago about a trapper in Alaska who recommended a 26" Estwing Campers Axe which he has used and it has proven it's worth. I took that recommendation to heart and purchased one off of Aamzon.com for about $40 total incl S&H. Every time I go to the field, I take my Estwing with me along with peace of mind.

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from antlercrazy wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

The Plotwatcher Pro and the Leupold RCX Trail Camera look really cool but I know I can't afford them.

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from B Laughery wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

as usual, more neat stuff, still can't afford it, or the additional stuff to make it right, ie compasses for the survival kits

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from mexhunter wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

AJMcClure,
you are completly right. I belive that a company should sell stuff to put into your survival pack instead of the whole pack itself. that way you could do it as you like.

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from JayCassell wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

Hunterboy56 - Took awhile to get an answer back from Browning. On the Hunt Master VST flashlight, the diameter of the barrel end is 1 inch, the light end is 2 inches. Hope this helps!

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from clintsurber wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

What a bunch of expensive crap.

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from puma soldes wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago
from puma soldes wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago
from jrok6661 wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

My favorite was definitely the survival kits. The first one was way to pricy though. The Gerber ones were better priced.

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from ja_demko wrote 2 years 24 weeks ago

I've yet to see the pre-packed survival kit that included a knife worth a hoot.
Most all the stuff that goes into those little kits is pretty inexpensive and you can assemble your own kit for a lot less than the pre-packed versions cost. You can also pack yours with a knife that is worth having, a whistle that can actually be heard, and so on. I regard those commercial kits as illustrative of possibilities rather than something to actually use.

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from Drew McClure wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

These survival kits are not impressive. I'll take some anti venom, some hemostats with absorbable sutures attached to a commonly used sized needles, an extra phone battery, repellent, neosporin, tums, stingeeze, a water filter, duct tape, heavy duty wire cutters, boots with ankle support, a pair of ratcheting pruners, and a buddy that knows cpr, and survival skills. A buddy of mine's hunting pal fell off a horse elk hunting-they had surgical staple guns to reattach his scalp wound, and they kept hunting, if I hook myself I run the hook through and cut the barb, and keep fishing there are a lot of basic things you can do that do not require a hospital visit-this from a guy that lances his own hemorrhoids- wouldn't recommend that. Real gear is out there, but a buddy that knows CPR can be a difference maker, these "survival" kits shown in F&S need a lot of help.

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from MLH wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Toys. I love toys ... but I really want one or two of those Pendleton gun safes.

So glad that Motorola made this two-way a floater and waterproof. Someone over there with pull must be an outdoorsman or read reviews.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from mikethemoose wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Just to let everyone know that on picture 12 if you click on the Gerber.com link it takes you to the baby food maker...

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from mikethemoose wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

It's Gerbergear.com

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from ilikehunting wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

For the SOG tomahawk the website is SOGknives.com not SOG.com...

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from Booner Chaser wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

That GPS looks like a really good idea, very simple. But I still don't think it could help me cuz everytime I use a GPS I go down into a valley then loose the signal and the GPS loses all my waypoints.

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from furbuster wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

I have put together a survival kit for alot less than that. Every time I take my GPS I have to take the manual too. Love the tomahawk but I like a hammer on one end.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

SOG does make excellent knives. That hatchet does need a hammer on the other end. That spike won't do much for you unless you are caving in heads. I suppose you could dig with it.

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from njschneider wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

That leupold RCX trail camera looks so cool. I like how small it is I want one.

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from NHshtr wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Some items are cool, but I'm still working on upgrading my fundamental stuff!

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from hunterboy56 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Does anyone know what diameter the barrel of the Browning flashlight? I'd like one to mount on my hog hunting AR, but i need to know what sized mount to use.

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from hunterboy56 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Sorry that should have said what the diameter of the barrel is.

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from Dave Singley wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

The FastHawk Tomahawk looks like a good piece of gear, but F&S ran an article a couple years ago about a trapper in Alaska who recommended a 26" Estwing Campers Axe which he has used and it has proven it's worth. I took that recommendation to heart and purchased one off of Aamzon.com for about $40 total incl S&H. Every time I go to the field, I take my Estwing with me along with peace of mind.

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from antlercrazy wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

The Plotwatcher Pro and the Leupold RCX Trail Camera look really cool but I know I can't afford them.

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from B Laughery wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

as usual, more neat stuff, still can't afford it, or the additional stuff to make it right, ie compasses for the survival kits

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from mexhunter wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

AJMcClure,
you are completly right. I belive that a company should sell stuff to put into your survival pack instead of the whole pack itself. that way you could do it as you like.

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from prairieghost wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

more stuff i can probably live without.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

a nfl logo firestarter? really?

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from JayCassell wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

Hunterboy56 - Took awhile to get an answer back from Browning. On the Hunt Master VST flashlight, the diameter of the barrel end is 1 inch, the light end is 2 inches. Hope this helps!

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from clintsurber wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

What a bunch of expensive crap.

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from puma soldes wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago
from puma soldes wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago
from jrok6661 wrote 3 years 6 weeks ago

My favorite was definitely the survival kits. The first one was way to pricy though. The Gerber ones were better priced.

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from ja_demko wrote 2 years 24 weeks ago

I've yet to see the pre-packed survival kit that included a knife worth a hoot.
Most all the stuff that goes into those little kits is pretty inexpensive and you can assemble your own kit for a lot less than the pre-packed versions cost. You can also pack yours with a knife that is worth having, a whistle that can actually be heard, and so on. I regard those commercial kits as illustrative of possibilities rather than something to actually use.

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