Quote from: Aloha007 on May 10, 2016, 06:41:39 AMAre you messing with us?I may be misunderstood now and then, because English is not my own language. So sometimes I might choose a wrong word. That may sound funny. But I try to learn from you guys.
Are you messing with us?
multitool training is (...) probably not the sort of thing that needs to be trained, because you are either interested and will work it out or you won't care and won't learn.
Quote from: yud on May 11, 2016, 04:25:57 AMmultitool training is (...) probably not the sort of thing that needs to be trained, because you are either interested and will work it out or you won't care and won't learn.World-wide large companies spend a fair amount of their budget on advertisement, with help of advertisement-experts. This is done because on average it is possible to effectively influence opinions and behavor of people, with the proper expertise. These advertisement techniques can also be applied to moral issues, or a responsible and safe lifestyle, eg via edutainment. The same persuasive expertise can probably be applied in adapted form in persuasive multitool-, disaster- and rescue-training for police officers.
Of course, if training was to be done, this raises two other problems. Who would fund it, and who would teach it? Police forces (or any organization really) don't like to spend money on things that aren't seen as being absolutely essential, and how would you determine who is qualified to teach a multitool course? I can think of a few- maybe Tim Leatherman or Les Stroud? I mean Les seems interested in doing anything for a dollar these days (see his Camillus stuff ) so he might be interested, but who else would have any qualifications to to be a certified folding plier tool instructor?Def
What's Bear Grylls up to nowadays? I'm pretty sure that in the US, it's illegal for military forces to provide training to police forces. At least, it used to be. Dunno about currently.
I stand corrected, I looked it up and my earlier post was incorrect. I thought that the Posse Comitatus Act prevented training of LEO's by the military. It doesn't.Still, could imagine Bear's training? "Here's the scenario - you're on patrol and thirsty, but the local convienance store closed 15 minutes ago. So, what you do is....."
Many (experienced) multitool-forum members have wounded themselves badly whith their mult-tool. See the topics on that underneath.Why should police officers not be informed about these risks? And why should they not be trained in the necessary preventive measures and skills? Officers have to use their multi-tools in stressful and chaotic situations, when seconds count. http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,66258.0.htmlhttp://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,66259.new.html#newhttp://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,52801.0.html
I may be misunderstood now and then, because English is not my own language. So sometimes I might choose a wrong word. That may sound funny. But I try to learn from you guys.
World-wide large companies spend a fair amount of their budget on advertisement, with help of advertisement-experts.
Some female officers have not enough technical and survival skills I think.
Many (experienced) multitool-forum members have wounded themselves badly whith their mult-tool
This is a forum that includes women, who know and use their multis. Please refrain from comments like that.
You've made a nice sales pitch for one of the most overpriced tools leatherman makes.
Are you trying to sell law enforcement equipment? Training?
These companies are in the business of creating products that sell. While a nice idea I can't see them spending one dime on something that isn't going to be profitable. Like it or not, that's business.
Quote from: ironraven on May 17, 2016, 05:38:25 AMAre you trying to sell law enforcement equipment? Training?I think he is trying to sell protective gear...
In any case, I think the OP is putting way too much faith in multi-tools.