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Robbosoul

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Re: What's in your rucksack?
« Reply #15 on: 22:32:18, 25/03/07 »
Funny story about rucksac contents. My mum lives in Smokey Mountains Kentucky USA and went over there month after 9/11. Got stopped at airport security with my rucksac because a pair of scissors had been spotted on xray machine. Told security i didnt have any scissors so they called police and the us marines complete with machine guns and asked me again about the scissors. Said i didnt have any so they put rucksac thro xray again and started to get excited and asked me if they could empty my rucksac. No problem i replied at gunpoint so they emptied it and out of a side pocket fell my treckmate firstaid kit and the penny dropped. Inside were the bluntest kids type scissors you get with the kit. This really made their day and i was escorted to the departure gate by the marines and airport police together with my scissors which they returned to me as not being considered dangerous. I didnt help matters when i said they couldn,t be considered scissors either but they were not amused. So its not always what you have in your rucksac but where you go with it sometimes.

summitzero

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Re: What's in your rucksack?
« Reply #16 on: 12:05:21, 02/04/07 »
"Whats in the bottom of your pack"

I think it is normally me trying to find that bit of kit i need ;D ;D

Or spare food &  first aid kit.
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False_Summit_Veteran

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Re: What's in your rucksack?
« Reply #17 on: 20:51:18, 11/04/07 »
I too always take a torch and pen knife, but at the bottom of my bag, like Titanium says,  is my bright orange survival bag, never had to use it and read the instructions, if you know what I mean, but it has come in useful for toboganing down some steep foothills on the way home from winter walks.

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summitzero

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Re: What's in your rucksack?
« Reply #18 on: 20:52:43, 12/04/07 »
Jaffa cakes, the food of the gods ;D
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muggie

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Re: What's in your rucksack?
« Reply #19 on: 18:18:22, 22/05/07 »
what are tick tweezers please??? xxxx

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Re: What's in your rucksack?
« Reply #20 on: 20:30:30, 22/05/07 »
what are tick tweezers please??? xxxx

Specialised tweezers for removing Ticks (i.e. not normal ones). There's a thread about them (well mainly about ticks) on this forum.

More info on ticks and why you wouldn't want one for a pet can be garnered from here:

http://www.bada-uk.org/

They also supply a few things for removing them.
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titaniumdude

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Re: What's in your rucksack?
« Reply #21 on: 21:16:49, 22/05/07 »
I reckon a pair of eyebrow pluckers could be used as an impro tick tweezer ;D.
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Re: What's in your rucksack?
« Reply #22 on: 12:11:08, 23/05/07 »
oh!! didnt know what you meant by 'ticks' LOL! ah well, blonde moment over! :D xxxxxxxxx