Dual Use Gear That We Never Take Hiking But Just Have To Have ;-)
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John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Dual Use Gear That We Never Take Hiking But Just Have To Have ;-) on 08/14/2012 19:29:42 MDT Print View

On a recent stroll through my local Academy Sports and Outdoors I spotted this piece of dual use gear.

Nite Ize S-Biner Ahhh

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? ;-)

Party On,

Newton

Edited by Newton on 08/15/2012 04:32:54 MDT.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Dual Use Gear That We Never Take Hiking But Just Have To Have ;-) on 08/15/2012 10:11:19 MDT Print View

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......

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Dual Use Gear That We Never Take Hiking But Just Have To Have ;-) on 08/15/2012 10:22:34 MDT Print View

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.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: FIRST blow your nose... on 08/15/2012 10:22:48 MDT Print View

Doug,

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.

Doug can always make me laugh ;-)

Party On,

Newton

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Dual Use Gear That We Never Take Hiking But Just Have To Have ;-) on 08/15/2012 10:39:37 MDT Print View

I just realized that I do have another piece of gear that I bought and never carry.

UCO Micro Candle Lantern

Lantern opened for use

I like it enough to keep it but I never carry it! ;-?

Party On,

Newton

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re:Dual Use Gear That We Never Take Hiking But Just Have To Have ;-) on 08/15/2012 10:50:19 MDT Print View

Craig,

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.

Dual use?!?!?!?!?

Refreshment, irrigation and fertilization (nitrates). ;-)

Party On,

Newton

John Torrey
(torrey1954@yahoo.com) - F

Locale: Black Hills
Dual Use Gear That We Never Take Hiking But Just Have To Have on 08/19/2012 21:13:14 MDT Print View

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.

Nick G
(HermesUL) - F
Fork and Spoon on 08/19/2012 21:34:30 MDT Print View

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.

Tanner M
(Tan68)
Re: Re: Dual Use Gear That We Never Take Hiking But Just Have To Have ;-) on 04/20/2013 07:57:01 MDT Print View

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.