I'm in, for the (Image removed from quote.) of the BO PST. Currently EDC a modified Leatherman Charge TTi with the Rebar pliers and the awl. have always been an awl fan, and have more than one reason for wanting an awl. Along with the EDC pouch is a Charge Saw blade, a Leatherman Serac S2, an Exotac nanoStriker, and squeezed in a PocketToolX Piranha. Work EDC unfortunately the PocketToolX Piranha - and what else I dare to carry. Want to bring the PST with me but I'd require an all black one, and I've been looking for one over the years. Way back in the mid 90's the parents ordered a Marlboro catalog. They smoked, I didn't. Saw a Marlboro branded PST, and I asked to get it. That arrived and I found all sort of uses for it. I'd often have to wade the river to fix the screens of the river pump inlet hose and could have the thing tore down, cleaned out, and put back together before my father could come back with his tools. Then he'd get mad about that Mickey Mouse Thing I had and drop the tools - told me to put them away. Ended up repairing all sort of stuff and it got me to tinkering more and more. Carried it all over the place. When I got into computers I always had a tool for the job at hand. At one point I had to send the Leatherman Tool in for repair, and saw a Leatherman Super Tool in the Stinker Station. Did some computer work, got a 50% discount, and had a new tool! When the PST came back my mother took it after it and she carried it for a long time. (Still have it to this day.) Got into leather crafting and got a triangular needle, some call it a Cadaver needle. Used the Super Tool and the needle for sewing heavy leather, and the awl really came in handy. Later on a I joined up with the Salmon River Rural Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter, which progressed into becoming an official wildland firefighter. Did a few small jobs with the SRRFD per request, often driving a deuce and a half tanker. Later landed a job with Ash Kickers, Inc where Dave Pitts was owner. he asked me on board; Dave, his father-in-law Shannon, and I went on some fires. First fire was in Provo, Utah. Weird forests they had, and the duff was deep. We did mostly cold trailing at the end of fires or in containment. One spot we hit some horrible duff, and we had to dig down to find hot spots. Well.... I found one! A BIG one! I came out flying with my foots on fire, yelling, "Aye chihuahua!!!" and the Hispanic hand crew were laughing. Poured the water canteen over my boots and steam came off them, and I got my boots off. Well... the hand crew and the engine got that put out while I discovered a hole in my boot. The lasting on the inside of my right boot had a 2 inch gap and the thread was gone - burnt up! Did what I could with a handkerchief n my boot till lunch. Grabbed my pack where I kept the Super Tool and needle kit, along with some braided government waxed twine. Sewed the lasting back through the leather and into the rubber sole of the boot by using the Super Tool's awl to pre-make the holes. Then slid the triangular needle in the holes, pushing with the pliers, then pulling out the other side with pliers. Did that over the course of 20 minutes and had my boots back in order. Saved my job too - as a firefighter without boots was one going home. Those boots held up for 3 years without ever giving out. Without that awl I'd of been sent home instead of fighting fires. Have been hooked on multitools since, and each tool has a purpose. Have given a few stainless steel PSTs away to younger working adults who never seen such a thing, and even to a few friends. When mom passed away I found the original (replaced/repaired) PST and it sits here with the few other tools I have available. Oh, and I did get the Crunch when they first hit the market. Gotta have a Crunch with a Charge/Wave/PST. The Charge TTi is my favorite as the old original scales gave a grippy surface when hands are wet or greasy, don't get hot when laying out in the summer sun either. Was an investment when Leatherman had a sale, got a good deal on it. Was glad to get rid of the cap crimper on the pliers. Only after being here at MTO did I get my first SAK, a Climber. I carry it as often as I can, though I do wished it wasn't as wide at times.
Took a while to find that photo of the needle & braided twine I had... not that it matters.(Image removed from quote.)
Sorry guys - Stepping in again - More confusion !! Apologies Telling me/us what you plan to do with the tool is only required for the two winners It is not a pre-requisite for entering the draw !!!That would not be fair to change the rules after you have entered! But thanks to Kevin, Poncho and gdoolittle for letting us know anyway !! Much appreciated.B100dy h311 - Runninhg these GAWs is harder than you think !! And as I mentioned in the last GAW - It's tough as I want everyone to win - But unfortunately I don't have 30 spare tools!! So there can only be two winners....
Huntsman probably had to work later and is feel sore and achy like some of the rest of us working types. We'll be patient.
Quote from: Outback in Idaho on August 01, 2016, 05:24:09 AM Huntsman probably had to work later and is feel sore and achy like some of the rest of us working types. We'll be patient. Why is working in italics? I may be missing a joke here.Of course we will be patient just excitedly patient!
I'm footloose and fancy free, does that count
Quote from: gdoolittle on August 01, 2016, 05:39:11 AMQuote from: Outback in Idaho on August 01, 2016, 05:24:09 AM Huntsman probably had to work later and is feel sore and achy like some of the rest of us working types. We'll be patient. Why is working in italics? I may be missing a joke here.Of course we will be patient just excitedly patient! Emphasizing the word. Some might be retired, independently wealthy, or live a care-free life.
I think I should have been #4. Just kidding!! I thought this was a hell of a cool GAW, so thank you master H for putting it on!! Congrats to the winners!!