Here’s the final edit of the maiden voyage of the beach mariner, Enjoy.
I love discount stores. I got a few items from a local Ollies store. Krylon paints for the boat at $1.99 a can, A stainless steel cup for $3.99, and a Stainless steel 8 cup percolator for camping at $ 7.99. http://www.olliesbargainoutlet.com/storeLocator/stores.aspx
Lots of good values there. At a recent trip to Harbor freight I replaced my fire steel, Head lamp, and stocked up on some zip ties.
From Home depot, I bought a $4.00 Sheffield liner lock pocket knife and a $7.00 Husky Multi-tool. The multi tool is already my new favorite. I almost never buy the popular name brand stuff, most of which is not worth the retail price to begin with. A case in point was a leatherman tool I purchased and used and returned the same day. It’s epic fail was that it’s can opener would not work, in the handle placement, in either hand. I have never bought another leatherman since. I consider it over priced trash. I replaced it with a $5.00 tool that still in my camping gear. It still opens the odd can of beans as well as been well used for more years than I would like to admit.
Another pet peeve of mine is “GURU” gear. I dunno who the fuck “Bear Grylls” is, nor do I care, And I ain’t buying shit with his name on it. You want me to use shit with yer logo on it, send me a check in the mail or go fly an F’ing kite. Another one of those guys, Les Stroud, Mkay, If you guys wanna drink yer own piss, and lunch out on bugs, Have at it. I will not stand in yer way, besides I need the laugh.
About the only stuff out there I like is the Pathfinder stuff, Except, I really can’t afford even the common man stuff, So I make and buy reasonable facsimiles. Survival is about having a functional brain, with some smarts , and a smidgen of common sense. If you ain’t got that, Your survival gear should include one bullet for every member of your party. That bullet will look plenty inviting after a week of lunching on bugs and drinking urine. I’m outa here, Later Dragon out.