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Re: LIGHT knife + scissors

Postby MoapaPk » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:24 am

Kai wrote:I use a micro leatherman tool. Scissors, blade, and pliers, all in one very small and light package

http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-831195 ... 792&sr=8-1


For 1.9 ounces, the micro-leatherman is pretty tempting. When I go through cactus country in the winter, I often want positive-lock pliers.
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Re: LIGHT knife + scissors

Postby Buz Groshong » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:45 pm

MoapaPk wrote:
Kai wrote:I use a micro leatherman tool. Scissors, blade, and pliers, all in one very small and light package

http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-831195 ... 792&sr=8-1


For 1.9 ounces, the micro-leatherman is pretty tempting. When I go through cactus country in the winter, I often want positive-lock pliers.


Since it is 1.9 ounces instead of 2 ounces, maybe I'll consider carrying one. :roll:
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Re: LIGHT knife + scissors

Postby MoapaPk » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:18 pm

Buz Groshong wrote:
MoapaPk wrote:
Kai wrote:I use a micro leatherman tool. Scissors, blade, and pliers, all in one very small and light package

http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-831195 ... 792&sr=8-1


For 1.9 ounces, the micro-leatherman is pretty tempting. When I go through cactus country in the winter, I often want positive-lock pliers.


Since it is 1.9 ounces instead of 2 ounces, maybe I'll consider carrying one. :roll:


Look after the ounces, and the pounds will take care of themselves.

Actually, I was thinking about in comparison to the average leatherman, which is more like 8 ounces. In the desert, I'd rather have 6oz more water.
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Re: LIGHT knife + scissors

Postby Buz Groshong » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:53 pm

MoapaPk wrote:Look after the ounces, and the pounds will take care of themselves.

Actually, I was thinking about in comparison to the average leatherman, which is more like 8 ounces. In the desert, I'd rather have 6oz more water.


I figure that as long as I use a little common sense, the pounds will take care of themselves. :wink:
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Re: LIGHT knife + scissors

Postby MoapaPk » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:50 pm

Buz Groshong wrote:
MoapaPk wrote:Look after the ounces, and the pounds will take care of themselves.

Actually, I was thinking about in comparison to the average leatherman, which is more like 8 ounces. In the desert, I'd rather have 6oz more water.


I figure that as long as I use a little common sense, the pounds will take care of themselves. :wink:


Common sense is not too common. I'm always amazed how heavy peoples' daypacks are. They may bring 2-lb cans of peanuts, full rolls of duct tape, heavy tripods... but they often forget 1st aid kits, knives, compasses, or even raincoats.

If you can find two items, both of which will be adequate to your needs and cost about the same, pick the lighter item.
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Re: LIGHT knife + scissors

Postby MoapaPk » Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:49 pm

zodis wrote:For scissors a good source is a shop where they sell supplies for sewing and crafts. I have a super sharp, small, lightweight pair of titanium seamstress scissors for my backpack kit. For a knife I use a little 97 cent model I got at a gas station. Sharp as all get out.

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Thanks! Good ideas...
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