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Advent calendar 1521

OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,590
Advent calendar
« on: December 01, 2018, 08:59:16 AM »
Anyone else got an advent calendar?

Day 1: Helikon General Purpose CARGO® Pouch
Never heard of Helikon before, but the pouch seems well made and they use YKK zippers which is a very good sign. Not the fanciest pouch but a great start at any rate.

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Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 01:05:55 PM »
Cool calendar, and it seems to be off to a good start :like:


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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,590
Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 09:31:54 PM »
Day 2:  Esbit Pocket Stove

Now I wonder how they got a pot into one of those small boxes...  :P
Never had anything like this, guess I will have to give it a try at some point, I think I have somewhere an old pot I can use that is the right size. The fuel looks interesting too. Curious if it is powerful enough to actually heat water in winter.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2018, 09:33:19 PM by Etherealicer »

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Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2018, 10:27:33 PM »
Cool! Looking forward to seeing it in action :like:

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Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 04:08:38 AM »
Man, why don't we get neato advent calendars like this in the states. I had to "settle" for a Wera tool advent and a Lego Star wars advent. (Not that either are bad by any means.)

Esbit stoves work well but depending on the fuel they stink to high hell; make sure you have plenty of fresh air flow or only use it outside.

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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,590
Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 07:10:11 AM »
Man, why don't we get neato advent calendars like this in the states. I had to "settle" for a Wera tool advent and a Lego Star wars advent. (Not that either are bad by any means.)

Esbit stoves work well but depending on the fuel they stink to high hell; make sure you have plenty of fresh air flow or only use it outside.
Thanks for the tip...

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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,590
Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 09:37:52 PM »
Day 3: Plastic bags :P

Not thrilled about that but I have seen this coming... after all, if every day there would be something like the first 2 days, that calendar would have cost a lot more than $150 (at least here in Switzerland).

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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,590
Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 09:39:48 PM »
Man, why don't we get neato advent calendars like this in the states. I had to "settle" for a Wera tool advent and a Lego Star wars advent. (Not that either are bad by any means.)

Esbit stoves work well but depending on the fuel they stink to high hell; make sure you have plenty of fresh air flow or only use it outside.
Had a Wera calendar a few years back... really nice :tu: however

 :worthless:

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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,590
Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 11:57:12 AM »
Day 4: Wire Saw

Always wanted one, but their bad rep kept me from getting one, so now I can test it for myself.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2018, 12:00:36 PM by Etherealicer »

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Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2018, 09:56:25 PM »
Day 5: Compass

I expected a compass, and I expected it to be one of these utterly useless 1ct/dozen compasses... but this one is really nice despite being a no-name brand. The needle is well balanced and turns really smoothly. The magnifying glass (2x I think) has no distortion and gives a very clean picture. It has a metric ruler, and rulers for standard map formats (1:25k and 1:50k).

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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,590
Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2018, 09:57:29 PM »
Day 4: Olight M2R Warrior

This one was in an online calendar yesterday at a good price... and I had the hots for it for a long time so I ordered it :D

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Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2018, 01:21:48 AM »
Really jealous of your advent calendar :like: Looks like you are having some very good days in December :hatsoff:

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Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 06:33:23 AM »
Really jealous of your advent calendar :like: Looks like you are having some very good days in December :hatsoff:

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Thanks, I do have a good time... love getting up and opening a small gift, great start into the day. And so far the quality of the content has exceeded my expectation.

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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,590
Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2018, 09:57:48 AM »
Day 6: Anker PowerBank

This is the smaller/older one with 3350mAh. I have several products from Anker and think they are all great value, expecting this not to be different. Another great item especially for someone like me who thinks that the smartphone is an essential survival item due to its communication and navigation abilities. Still, maybe not the most obvious item for a survival calendar, but considering that YONC (the company selling these calendars) started out with flashlights and batteries not really a shocker. Makes me wonder what flashlight they packed in, probably something fairly decent.
Anyone wants to have a guess as to what flashlight and what knife is in the calendar? I put up a CRKT Ruger Cordite Compact with "custom" orange para-cord as a price... just take a number (in order) add your name and your two guesses (light first) as in the example below and you get a chance at the price... Please keep the list tidy.
000 - Etherealicer - OLight X9R Marauder - Fällkniven MB
Contest ends when both items are revealed, but once either is revealed you cannot guess at that anymore. Shipping will happen in January, after the X-Mas craze...
« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 10:04:22 AM by Etherealicer »

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Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2018, 10:27:41 AM »
That looks like an excellent advent calendar! And thanks for the giveaway.

000 - Etherealicer - OLight X9R Marauder - Fällkniven MB
001 - Reinier - Olight i1R - Swiza D01
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Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2018, 10:46:34 AM »
000 - Etherealicer - OLight X9R Marauder - Fällkniven MB
001 - Reinier - Olight i1R - Swiza D01
002 - RF52 - Led lenser M5 - Morakniv Companion

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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,590
Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2018, 12:24:38 PM »
That looks like an excellent advent calendar! And thanks for the giveaway.
Pretty fun so far... also Swiza :ahhh, you know how to ruin anticipation :P

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Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2018, 12:28:39 PM »
That looks like an excellent advent calendar! And thanks for the giveaway.
Pretty fun so far... also Swiza :ahhh, you know how to ruin anticipation :P

I didn't mean to :)
There's a SAK on the front of your calendar* and that Swiza is one of the more affordable ones they sell :)

*) Looks like a non-Delémont Vic but they don't sell those :think:
OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,590
Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2018, 12:59:07 PM »
That looks like an excellent advent calendar! And thanks for the giveaway.
Pretty fun so far... also Swiza :ahhh, you know how to ruin anticipation :P

I didn't mean to :)
There's a SAK on the front of your calendar* and that Swiza is one of the more affordable ones they sell :)

*) Looks like a non-Delémont Vic but they don't sell those :think:
Then it could also be a Buck... wondering how they managed to get a tent into those tiny boxes :think:

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Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2018, 01:02:06 PM »
Yes... or those shoes, or the jacket :)
OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,590
Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2018, 01:14:11 PM »
Yes... or those shoes, or the jacket :)
Now I'm worried about the fire :ahhh

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Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2018, 01:35:13 PM »
 :rofl:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
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Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2018, 01:47:47 PM »
Yes... or those shoes, or the jacket :)
Now I'm worried about the fire :ahhh

Don't be. I'm sure that water bottle is filled with water. Maybe you will get it on the 24th.
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Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2018, 02:08:00 PM »
Yes... or those shoes, or the jacket :)
Now I'm worried about the fire :ahhh

Don't be. I'm sure that water bottle is filled with water. Maybe you will get it on the 24th.
Good thinking.... but what if the fire reaches the trees first :think:

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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,590
Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2018, 02:09:01 PM »
Yes... or those shoes, or the jacket :)
Now I'm worried about the fire :ahhh

Don't be. I'm sure that water bottle is filled with water. Maybe you will get it on the 24th.
Good thinking.... but what if the fire reaches the trees first :think:
Also, looking forward to unpacking that GPS device :D

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Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2018, 02:28:25 PM »
Yes... or those shoes, or the jacket :)
Now I'm worried about the fire :ahhh

Don't be. I'm sure that water bottle is filled with water. Maybe you will get it on the 24th.
Good thinking.... but what if the fire reaches the trees first :think:
Also, looking forward to unpacking that GPS device :D

If you can locate it :facepalm:
OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,590
Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2018, 03:41:00 PM »
Yes... or those shoes, or the jacket :)
Now I'm worried about the fire :ahhh

Don't be. I'm sure that water bottle is filled with water. Maybe you will get it on the 24th.
Good thinking.... but what if the fire reaches the trees first :think:
Also, looking forward to unpacking that GPS device :D

If you can locate it :facepalm:
Well, maybe that map is a treasure map


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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,590
Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2018, 05:52:49 PM »
Hmmm.... what was this all about again? :think: right...

Day 7: Whistle

It's loud and works well... but this is definitively a cheap whistle with lots of sharp edges. On the other hand its a bit like the plastic bags on day 3, balances things out and I have to say the average item is way above expectation.

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Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2018, 06:36:00 PM »
Day 8: Signaling Mirror

Its a smaller mirror 5x5cm with a targeting hole and a 1cm diameter cat eye in the center. Since I don't have one yet I give it :2tu:
« Last Edit: December 08, 2018, 07:10:06 PM by Etherealicer »

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Re: Advent calendar
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2018, 07:06:39 PM »
But there's no pic :ahhh

 

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