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    I can see that....
    "Well, that one is O....K, but maybe a better one over there?"

    Good trick.
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    The belt pouches came in the other day but I was distracted by something shiny and forgot to give a review.

    They are exactly as shown in the pictures and better quality for pouch and trinkets than I expected. To my considerable shock, everything was as advertised and everything worked!

    The two I got were well knotted and I would suspect there is 30 feet of cord in the whole thing.

    It is big enough for a buck 110 but not big enough for my old style Gerber multi-tool. My Gerber Suspension fits it perfectly. It would be great for something like Hunter's kit with a small m-tool and other goodies stuffed inside.

    The button compass is a standard 3/4" size and it does give close readings on the n/s/e/w general "where the he!! are we?" scale which is all these little compasses can do, so it will get you to the river or road if you know which way the river or road happens to be.

    The closure is unique. It is a standard poly squeeze fastener but has a whistle molded into the side and a ferro rod molded between the spring prongs. On the opposite side of the fastener is a serrated metal insert which is intended for striking sparks from the ferro rod. the striker did not work well but the rod gave good sparks when I used the el-cheapo pocket knife I keep by the computer for such activities.

    The fastener is a cute bit of kit and for the cost of $5 each for the entire unit I can see myself removing the closure from the pouch and using it on a knife sheath or pack strap and still having a button compass for my watchband and the 30 feet of 550 cord to put to use somewhere else.
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    Fire Chief: "Sooo. Exactly how did the computer catch on fire?"
    Kyrat: "Don't ask."
    Fire Chief: "What's this thing?"
    Kyrat: "A fero rod and you can take it outside. Don't ask."

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    Thanks for the review....just got "Two" as well.
    One the compass doesn't seem to work....the other one is OK....need to scrape off the coating on the ferro rod, haven't tried it with a different striker yet, but got a weak spark.
    Whistle made the dogs look....but not real loud.

    As my present leather belt pouches is leans toward fire starting with ferro rod, striker, Mini Bic with multi tool......not real sure what I want to put in this one.
    I like the Multi tool for the pliers and flash light......but should need additional ferro rod....maybe a better Mini Knife can get squeezed in.

    So far I do like the leather better and are available for purchase...but about $15 bucks........They look better....dressier, and leather doesn't snag.

    Need to think about it....But yeah, can't go wrong with the goodie fitting and paracord for the total cost of $5 bucks each.
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    They have the leather pouches at a reasonable price too, if you can catch them with another free shipping deal.

    http://www.chkadels.com/Leather-5-Inch-Knife-Sheath-16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Fire Chief: "Sooo. Exactly how did the computer catch on fire?"
    Kyrat: "Don't ask."
    Fire Chief: "What's this thing?"
    Kyrat: "A fero rod and you can take it outside. Don't ask."
    I also have to reiterate, things in my house do not catch fire!

    I am a reloader. Things in my house explode!

    You want to see an old man move fast just knock on my door and tell me my house is on fire!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    They have the leather pouches at a reasonable price too, if you can catch them with another free shipping deal.

    http://www.chkadels.com/Leather-5-Inch-Knife-Sheath-16
    Saw those....they are pretty flat....I like the SAK pouch's as they have a bit more room for a thicker knife, multi tool of what ever.

    I have been getting ads since these pouches and knives.....
    This is all your fault.....$2 buck knives and all........LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    I also have to reiterate, things in my house do not catch fire!

    I am a reloader. Things in my house explode!

    You want to see an old man move fast just knock on my door and tell me my house is on fire!
    Bhohahahaha.......
    I'm on the "stay back and just let it burn" list, myself.
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    I personally prefer to carry paracord that doesn't involve disassembling what I consider an important piece of gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjj View Post
    There are many ways to carry paracord (and other useful cordage such as bank line) that is easier to access and doesn't involve disassembling an important piece of gear such as a belt or rifle sling. For function, I would never intentionally replace any of my outdoor belts/slings with any paracord product I've ever seen. I can appreciate the concept of the paracord bracelet that "originally" served no purpose other than to have a bit of emergency cordage. When buying paracord products, consider that all paracord is not created equal.
    I am one that will most likely never..... unravel any paracord "anything".
    I am not good at...making my own...paracord anything...other than a hank of it carried in my bag.

    Have to say, the only "use" I ever used cord for, or back in the old days "Rope"....was deer drags, and hauling gun or bow up and down out of a tree stand.....so the whole idea of carrying paracord is pretty new......didn't know any better.

    That said.....paracord stuff has a "COOL" factor.....and I've spent my money on dumber stuff.....
    Fun to see how it was done.
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    Hunter63 - understood and appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjj View Post
    Hunter63 - understood and appreciated.
    No worries......Your comments are logical and well received.
    I always thought it was silly to take apart a bracelet to "survive".....or put my gear in a bottle, so if I want to use the bottle......I have no where to carry my stuff.
    I even carry a back up, folded up, carry bag of some sort in side my bag...even if its a plastic grocery bag for Walmart.

    If I even had ANY clue I needed to tie up anything, or lower may self down a cliff....because I have descended to a point that I can't get any farther down and can't make it back up.....paracord is the last thing I would depend on......Trust me on this.....I would bring proper rope with me.

    Beside I'm a sucker for cool ideas......
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    Well, they got here and are as advertised....so loaded up the Mini multi tool, Mini Bic, ferro rod and cotton balls similar to the leather EDC pouch.

    Everything fits, but the whole package is much more bulk-er......but seem to kind of get in the way...the leather, is smoother...for the same amount carrying room.....
    The onboard buckle w/ferro rod, does work...but not as well as the bigger rod.

    So back to the tried and true.....and now thinking about what to use it for.

    Verdict......If I didn't have the leather pouch....most like use this....
    So, not a bad buy for $5 bucks, and even a decent buy for $10 bucks.....

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    JUst got one of these made up and completed...at least for now....

    Still bigger because it stretches that the leather....but done include a small folder knife.

    Will post pic's soon.
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    Seems worth the money, well for the paracord alone.
    The compass seems a cheapy button compass
    and that ferro rod I know it its tiny, but they work.

    It looks good though and a good deal me thinks, certainly worth buying as it will take a whole roll of about 30-40ft and many many hours of weaving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finallyME View Post
    There is a member of this forum that I agree with when it comes to stuff made out of paracord. He usually questions whether you will ever use that cordage as cordage because when you unravel it, you can't use it as a sling, or belt or pouch or whatever you were using it for in the first place. If only I could remember who that was........
    Bhohahaha...Just caught this one....I wonder....?
    Spot on...
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    Para-cord that I carry that gets unraveled and used usually are simple things weaved into a cobra stitch,
    <<<<(see my avatar) Mostly its my sling for my water bottle, generally I carry para-cord that doesn't need unraveling, it takes precious time to do it, and often need the cord right there and then.
    So yeah basically Its only when I have to be limited with Kit and can only take a very few things (for a specific training thing..) that I actually would unravel like a survival bracelet or a Sling or a belt that I have made In the past... Otherwise I will have my back pack with whatever I need.
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    OK.....Side by side ....

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    Paracord pouch with compass also has ferro rod and striker on buckle (and a whistle)

    Inside ferrow/ small folder, Mini multi Tool /flash light, mag bar.ferro rod....mini Bic.....cotton balls stuff in bottom.
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    Leather Pouch...
    This is the one I made several years ago and carry every day....

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    Mini Multi tool w/flashlight. folding razor cutter,
    Mini Bic...ferro rod.
    also has cotton balls stuffed in bottom.

    So far still like the leather version better.......

    We will see.
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