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Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed 552

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Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:06:30 AM »
I'm trying to piece together Victorinox Expedition/Traveller/Survival/SOS set for my kid, whose into boy scouts now, and I already have a Vic knife, Vic signal mirror and a suitable Vic pouch, but I'm missing Victorinox compass with ruler and thermometer 4.0568.44.
Does anyone have a spare one?
Preferably a cheap one?
Thanks!  :salute:


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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 09:59:08 PM »
Yes, that's the one.
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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 10:33:11 PM »
I´ll think about it.  ;)
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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 07:43:30 PM »
Hi Vladimir, if you PM me your address it may find its way to you. It´s the only part I´ve got left of my SOS kit, the rest went broken, spent, or AWOL. I won´t be needing it.
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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 08:07:34 PM »
 :salute:
PM sent.
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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2018, 03:14:51 AM »
Let's see a pic of the set once it's complete!

Kiddo is going to be leagues ahead of the others! I got an Ozark trail pocket knife and was dropped off with some rope lol
« Last Edit: February 01, 2018, 03:16:08 AM by NKlamerus »
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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 09:55:08 AM »
I decided to use Huntsman Lite instead of Champ-it's smaller and lighter and it has a small flashlight.
I don't have all the original branded Vic stuff that goes into the kit, like sewing kit, matches, nylon string or the original SOS pouch, but I would use regular matches and similar gear I already have and I would come up with similar version of Vic SOS kit.
I'm still deciding what pouch to use...
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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2018, 10:15:58 AM »
I'm still deciding what pouch to use...

I think I have an olive green pouch lying around if you're interested. Probably one of these:

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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2018, 10:48:17 AM »
Wow, great!
PM incoming!
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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 08:26:30 PM »
I received today compass with ruler and thermometer from Ron Who-he is a true gent!
Thanks again Ronald!  :salute:
I've checked the accuracy of compass with my military grade compass and it's spot on accurate.
So far, I have a signal mirror, thermometer/compass/magnifier, Huntsman lite is ready and the pouch is arriving from Reinier, and I think that I have mini Maglite somewhere (but I would probably replace the Maglite with some modern AAA led flashlight) so I now need to try and find other stuff I'm missing for the kit.
Does anyone have some of the stuff that I'm missing spare or laying around-I need whistle, sewing kit, mechanical pencil, knife sharpening stone, safety pins, comb, paper and bandaids, matches and nylon string.

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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 08:34:02 PM »
 :salute:

Most of the things you´re still missing are non Victorinox branded stuff. You´ll find them almost anywhere.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2018, 08:36:32 PM by Ron Who »

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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2018, 03:02:38 PM »
I received pouch from Reinier, a real class guy!
It's a great looking pouch, and while waiting for it to arrive, I came across an unbelievable offer in my country local classifieds ads site-almost entire content of SOS kit, unused and brand new, for 5 euros...it contains Vic mechanical pen, nylon cord, sharpening stone, matches, sewing kit and writing paper and bandages.
Now I'm very close in completing SOS kit, and while I know that I could easily find and replace the missing items with non Victorinox branded stuff, I decided that I want the kit to be as much as genuine as it could be.
I thought I had 2 Maglite Solitaires, but it turns out that I lost them somehow...
So, I'm missing following items:
Whistle, Maglite Solitaire, small fishing kit and comb.
Anyone got these items?
Here's one pic:

« Last Edit: February 26, 2018, 05:47:07 PM by Vladimir »
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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2018, 03:20:49 PM »
:salute:
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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2018, 03:53:55 PM »
One question-I never owned a Vic mechanical pencil, and I was wondering what type of lead it use, and how does it work?
Is it plain leads for regular mechanical pens?
Is it just like every other mechanical pen?
Thanks
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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2018, 04:14:00 PM »
Cool!  8)

I don´t know about the pencil. I had one, but I don´t remember.
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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2018, 01:27:26 PM »
Here's what I manage to get so far




There's a few items missing from the SOS/Survival kit that I need to get...Maglite Solitaire, whistle, small fishing kit and comb.
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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2018, 01:40:33 PM »
Title changed as requested.  Good luck with the search. :tu:
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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2018, 02:49:48 PM »
I think I may have a (red) Maglite Solitaire somewhere. If I had known, I would have sent it with the pouch...
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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2018, 02:58:37 PM »
I know that Solitaire is outdated and I own quite a lot better and more powerful flashlights, but since I managed to get almost full kit, now I want the kit to be as genuine as it could be...
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Re: Victorinox SOS/Survival kit parts needed
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2018, 03:10:40 AM »

What a great idea for your boy scout! 

 :salute:

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