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QUOTE (AlongTheWay @ 10 April 2013 - 12:45 PM)
You cant "Gear Up Like MacGyver," the whole point is that theres no gear needed, only what is found along the way....

Not quite true. MacGyver always carried his SAK and sometimes had duct tape with him so there is gear intentionally carried. wink.gif


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Interestingly I found this article about this very topic the other day.


How To Be a Travel MacGyver

When youíre often on the go across multiple airports and time zones, you learn to be resourceful. You have no choice! OK, so maybe you canít exactly fashion a garment bag out of a paper clip and a piece of gum the way a certain 1980s TV character could. But by stashing a few simple items in your carry-on, youíll be able to whip up quick solutions to all sorts of annoying travel dilemmas.

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Wow! That was great. Wish I'd known about MacGyver when we were traveling.



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QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 11 April 2013 - 03:31 PM)
QUOTE (AlongTheWay @ 10 April 2013 - 12:45 PM)
You cant "Gear Up Like MacGyver," the whole point is that theres no gear needed, only what is found along the way....

Not quite true. MacGyver always carried his SAK and sometimes had duct tape with him so there is gear intentionally carried. wink.gif


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In the early episodes (I've just started re-watching the series online) he uses what looks to be gaffers tape, not duct tape. smile.gif



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It would make sense to use that instead of duct tape because gaffer tape is readily available around any filming set and on camera you only really see a gray cloth tape being used; You can't really tell if it's duct or gaffer AND you need to know the difference in the first place. laugh.gif




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Great ideas! I am traveling I the next couple of weeks. My husband will only roll his eyes at me until we need to fix something. Then who will get the last laugh? smile.gif



 
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QUOTE (Daisy8577 @ 20 April 2013 - 09:53 AM)
Great ideas! I am traveling I the next couple of weeks. My husband will only roll his eyes at me until we need to fix something. Then who will get the last laugh? smile.gif

Mwahahaha! tongue.gif "Told you so!" duct.gif
You get him, Daisy! Just don't break anything "accidentally" on purpose. XD



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QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 21 April 2013 - 01:51 AM)
It would make sense to use that instead of duct tape because gaffer tape is readily available around any filming set and on camera you only really see a gray cloth tape being used; You can't really tell if it's duct or gaffer AND you need to know the difference in the first place. laugh.gif

Heh, yeah, I didn't know what gaffers tape was until I started working on the stage crew at my HS. But you can definitely tell that it's flat grey gaffers tape, not shiny silver duct tape that he's using.



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Well, I'm mostly a collector of SAKs and so in my office desk middle right drawer - I've made a little Mac shrine/display that's always at arm's length and for my personal perusal at breaks, lunch or otherwise downtimes .....




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Very cool!!




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I can't remember which episode it was, I know it was one of the first few episodes of Season I, but Mac used SureTape brand duct.gif . I remember there being a close up of the duct.gif and the other parts he was assembling to create his MacGyverism.

I know SureTape brand tape (masking, packing, duct, etc.) is still sold today. I found some at www.grainger.com.

I'm going to buy a role and add it to my MacGyver display in my prop room, right next to a Victorinox SAK, some paperclips and the clothing I have, like RDA wore.



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QUOTE (Joe SAKic @ 3 May 2013 - 03:52 PM)
Well, I'm mostly a collector of SAKs and so in my office desk middle right drawer - I've made a little Mac shrine/display that's always at arm's length and for my personal perusal at breaks, lunch or otherwise downtimes .....

Nice collection! And a original glass magnifier spotted too! It was meant to be used while being held very close to the eye. Most everyone uses the glass, incorrectly, while holding it directly over the object to be enlarged.



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Fun fact: Airports will now allow you to carry-on a pocketknife with a blade that is 2.36" or less.

The length of a standard SAK blade? That's right, 2.36".

MacGyver rules the airports!



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Is that for airports worldwide?



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QUOTE (Fellow Traveler @ 24 June 2013 - 11:51 PM)
Is that for airports worldwide?

They've reversed the law change. Knives are still banned on planes!

TSA drops plan to allow small knives on planes




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QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 24 June 2013 - 06:26 AM)
QUOTE (Fellow Traveler @ 24 June 2013 - 11:51 PM)
Is that for airports worldwide?

They've reversed the law change. Knives are still banned on planes!

TSA drops plan to allow small knives on planes

Son of a bitch! I swear, sometimes...

I thought the TSA had finally got some brains, now this.


Seriously, I've got an expensive, architect's mechanical pencil that could kill someone just as easily as a Sak could. Guess which one I can bring on a plane?

For *censored*'s sake, the 9/11 hijackers took a plane with box cutters! You know what approximates the cutting edge of a box cutter? A sharpened quarter!


I haven't flown for years. Coming up at the end of this year will be the first time, for my sister's wedding. I was really glad to find out that I would be able to take my Sak with me. Now, that dream is dashed.

I think I may have to call her and demand that she go buy one for me to use and carry for the weekend that I'll be there.

...yes, I'm that attached to having a pocket knife on me. smile.gif

Ok... deep breaths... there, rant over. Thanks for your indulgence.



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QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 25 March 2013 - 02:37 PM)
I wear a camouflage colored survival bracelet permanently.

They are easy to make, but time consuming. You can find videos on youtube showing how to do it.

I first found out about them when I saw Bear Grylls wearing one in Man vs. Wild now it's part of my EDC.

I don't wear a bracelet, mostly cause I don't have the clips to make one. But once I saw one on... hell, I don't remember where I saw one... but anyway, I bought some paracord and straight-away made a lanyard for my SOG Twitch. Not as long as a bracelet would be, only about 5". But something I do carry everyday.

I'm sure that sooner or later I'll get off my lazy ass and buy some clips and make some bracelets. smile.gif

...Unless, anyone can offer me an option for a bracelet that doesn't use those plastic clips...



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QUOTE (Drawz @ 27 June 2013 - 08:23 PM)
...Unless, anyone can offer me an option for a bracelet that doesn't use those plastic clips...

Sure can....

Mine one had a piece of black round elastic tied through it instead of the clips so it can stretch to slide over my hand.

Here's some other options

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Nice, KiwiTek! I'm really liking that middle one in the first pic.



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I might have missed the thread, but where online can I find how to make these?



 
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Thanks a bunch wink.gif



 
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QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 27 June 2013 - 06:54 AM)
QUOTE (Drawz @ 27 June 2013 - 08:23 PM)
...Unless, anyone can offer me an option for a bracelet that doesn't use those plastic clips...

Sure can....

Mine one had a piece of black round elastic tied through it instead of the clips so it can stretch to slide over my hand.

Here's some other options

Cool, thanks K.



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Finished a bracelet that uses no hardware at all, just a knot on one end and a loop on the other. Looking back, I should have seen the possibility without being told, but I didn't. smile.gif

Thanks again, K.



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sakopen.gif I agree to the concept of keeping it light. When I go fishing or camping I always have my sak, a zippo lighter, and a small flashlight.



 
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QUOTE (Scwilson @ 1 August 2013 - 12:58 AM)
sakopen.gif I agree to the concept of keeping it light. When I go fishing or camping I always have my sak, a zippo lighter, and a small flashlight.

Forget camping. When I go anywhere I have my SAK, a Zippo and a flashlight.



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QUOTE (Drawz @ 27 June 2013 - 07:10 PM)
QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 24 June 2013 - 06:26 AM)
QUOTE (Fellow Traveler @ 24 June 2013 - 11:51 PM)
Is that for airports worldwide?

They've reversed the law change. Knives are still banned on planes!

TSA drops plan to allow small knives on planes

Son of a bitch! I swear, sometimes...

I thought the TSA had finally got some brains, now this.


Seriously, I've got an expensive, architect's mechanical pencil that could kill someone just as easily as a Sak could. Guess which one I can bring on a plane?

For censored.gif's sake, the 9/11 hijackers took a plane with box cutters! You know what approximates the cutting edge of a box cutter? A sharpened quarter!


I haven't flown for years. Coming up at the end of this year will be the first time, for my sister's wedding. I was really glad to find out that I would be able to take my Sak with me. Now, that dream is dashed.

I think I may have to call her and demand that she go buy one for me to use and carry for the weekend that I'll be there.

...yes, I'm that attached to having a pocket knife on me. smile.gif

Ok... deep breaths... there, rant over. Thanks for your indulgence.

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LOOK on the bright side, "Drawz" ~ if you can't carry carry a knife on board a plane, then you simply have no other choice ~ you MUST buy yourself a new SAK every time you fly anywhere. It's all the "TSA"'s fault, too..

(And then mail it home to yourself before flying again..).

Just make sure it's that model that you don't have yet, but have been waiting for the right reason to buy it.. tongue.gif



 
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