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christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Lightsaber on 12/21/2011 12:00:23 MST Print View

I was just thinking of this on my last trip. A lightsaber can be used to start fires, cut fire wood, free yourself from an avalanche, build an ice cave, and even fight off bears.

Steofan The Apostate
(simaulius) - F

Locale: Bohemian Alps
Lightsaber, a real good idea! on 12/21/2011 13:12:37 MST Print View

Your light saber is longer than a grizzly bear's reach, right?

Webster Jorgensen
(WebsterJ) - F

Locale: Kansas City
Lasers on 12/21/2011 13:51:41 MST Print View

This can certainly handle the fire starting.

It wouldn't do much to snow or ice, but would probably scare the crap out of bear.

Edited by WebsterJ on 12/21/2011 13:54:36 MST.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Lightsaber on 12/21/2011 13:55:19 MST Print View

So you could forego: axe, saw, Bic lighter, knife, snow shovel, avalanche beacon, and bear spray.

Also, I think, headlamp, hardwarmer, signal mirror, stove, and fuel. And very handy if you're surprised by Imperial Stormtroopers asking for your wilderness permit.

It would also be excellent for MYOG - you could cut aluminum tubing, titanium sheet metal and it would heat seal the edges of nylon fabric very nicely.

But you should go ultralight:Mini Lightsaber

Ismail Faruqi
(ismailfaruqi) - F
toy lightsaber on 12/24/2011 01:37:43 MST Print View

apparently force is strong with this one, who needs real lightsaber :p

chris kersten
(xanadu) - F

Locale: here
Lightsaber repairs on 12/24/2011 23:33:20 MST Print View

Does anyone know someone in North America that can repair one? I dropped mine in the creek last weekend when I was using it as a giant steripen. The shipping costs to a galaxy far, far away is crazy expensive. Thanks.

Matthew Perry
(bigfoot2) - F

Locale: Oregon
Lightsaber Repairs? on 12/25/2011 10:13:45 MST Print View

I get mine serviced at the same place i bought my Tauntaun sleeping bag (good down to -450 degrees f!! IF you can stand the smell):

Edited by bigfoot2 on 12/25/2011 10:14:27 MST.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Lightsaber on 12/25/2011 10:59:08 MST Print View

Better get yours now, I hear the Empire is planning a ban. When Lightsabers are outlawed...........

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Re: Lightsaber on 12/25/2011 12:10:02 MST Print View

be aware

Edited by wandering_bob on 12/25/2011 12:13:21 MST.

chris kersten
(xanadu) - F

Locale: here
Tauntaun on 12/26/2011 17:29:23 MST Print View

So on the tauntaun sleeping bags, is that EN tested or just advertising? I heard you get chilly at around -400. I fixed my lightsaber. Turns out I had one of the 16 CR123 batteries in backwards after I took them out to dry it.

Kelly Gigliotti
(KellyG) - F
The force is strong with this one on 12/29/2011 21:17:10 MST Print View

"apparently force is strong with this one"

I think he was having delusions of grandeur.

Jack Hoster
(OrlandoHanger) - F
Lightsaber on 02/18/2012 16:21:35 MST Print View

Doug Smith
(Jedi5150) - F

Locale: Central CA
Re: Lightsaber on 02/18/2012 16:32:59 MST Print View

Hahahaha! You guys are killing me! Jack, that picture of Vader at the campfire litterally made me laugh out loud. Not much can do that. ;-) And the one C123 battery out of 16 in backwards also got me. I'm a Star Wars geek, but you guys deserve a medal.

Jack Hoster
(OrlandoHanger) - F
Lightsaber on 02/18/2012 17:07:29 MST Print View