Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 23:41:53 -0000
From: "**-**" <m.faulksnopsamternet.com>
Subject: Re: Essentials?


"ma_twain" <ma_twainnopsamo.com> wrote in message news:3FBFBB16.6010207nopsamo.com... > > > **-** wrote: > > > "ma_twain" <ma_twainnopsamo.com> wrote in message > > news:3FBE9B9B.3020907nopsamo.com... > > > >>On that note, I would take LED flashlights. They run forever on one set > >>of batteries and "never" burn out light bulbs. They are not > >>inexpensive, but you can take them home with you. > >> > >>The comment on cheap tools - fine if they don't break, but if they break > >>in the middle of nowhere, they may cost you far more than the additional > >>cost of a good set of tools. > >> > > > > TBF thought a stanlet 3/8 drive socket set is 35quid. Its okay and if you > > need to do something that'd break it your gonna be stuck there anyway ;-) > > > > In the US we have "Craftsman" brand tools at Sears. Sears guarantees a > free replacement if they break. My only issue is if the tool breaks > while repairing your truck in the field, that free replacement quarantee > will not get your truck fixed. SnapOn and MAC make professional tools > that rarely break and these have a free replacement plan as well. I > used to use Craftsman tools until the SnapOn salesman lent me a set of > tool to try in comparison. I have not used a Craftsman hand tool since > then. You got to try them side by side to feel the difference. I use Facom myself, I get a good deal on them from a company I do a bit of work for. IIRC the car and the tools won't be coming back hence I don't think they'd be too keen on spending 600quid on some Ninja kit just to leave it behind ;-) > > > > > > >>One last thing - money. You never know when you will need to "convince" > >>someone that you are friendly. Ah fond memories of the Cannon Ball. > >> > >>LauraK wrote: > >> > >> > >>>Matches and/or disposable lighters, especially if nobody smokes. > >>>Some of that super strong but light rope that mountain climbers use. > >>> > > Enough to > > > >>>tie from your car bumper to a camel:) > >>>A solar battery charger for stuff you've got that uses batteries in case > >>> > > you > > > >>>get in an emergency situation where you can't use the car to recharge > >>> > > them. > > > >>>There are quite a few companies these days making solar battery chargers > >>> > > for > > > >>>just about any type of battery, including cell phones. Also solar > >>> > > recharged > > > >>>flashlights, radios, etc. > >>> > >>> > >>> > >>>lauraknopsamousergraphics.com > >>>http://www.madmousergraphics.com > >>>web design, print design, photography > >>> > >>> > >>> > >>> > > > > >

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