posted on Jun, 19 2006 @ 12:48 PM
Not about guns, but perhaps it goes along with a long trek through the Alaskan wilderness.
Timbradwell's fishing pole comment reminded me of a friends take down fresh water fishing pole.
Made by Eagle - who used to make nice stuff - the pole was a four piece spinning rod with a Garcia 300 reel.
The reel went into it's own little pocket in the pack, the pole broke down into four segments about 18" or so, slipped into a fitted bag and went
into the pack as well.
He was proud of it and it had served him well.
Right up to the day he cast a plug into a lake and the top two segments separated from the pole and went flying after the plug.
Funny stuff, but it could be critical to a hiker depending on small game and fish as part of his diet.
My pal was lucky and reeling the line back in brought the top half of the pole and the plug back.
He used a little more caution during assembly after that....