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Originally posted by UFOTECH
I copied a how to online for the blue ray devices but substituted the blue ray laser diode for the IR unit.
It is very eye dangerous so I do not recommend it. One accidental reflected beam in the eye and that retina is toast. I have it for several reasons.
The first being as an anti sniper device. At 500 yards the beam diameter is about 3 feet and it is still blinding so if you are scoped you find cover then point this at the muzzle flash and squeeze off a few seconds burst sweeping the area of the flash and then move out.
The second is as a fire starter. It is very effective at lighting tinder. It you have a enemy chopper on you same thing.
It will fry a CCD imager in a second or less if it is not IR shielded so it is an anti-camera device.
As you can see it has its combat survival uses.
I guess anyone who is a veteran and has a combat arms MOS background likely keeps a bug out pack. My specialty was 11C and I was cross trained as 96B when I got back to the states and they had a shortage at the battalion level. Battalion intelligence was such a sham job I almost stayed in the military. I loved that job.
I should also mention that I like to keep all of my training manuals and survival books on a micro-SD card stashed in my pack. You never know when you will need to refresh your memory on some important skill.
[edit on 6/3/2009 by UFOTECH]
Originally posted by reluctantpawn
Everyday carry. Do you have one? If so what is in it? If not why not? Let's explore mine and I will answer any questions that you might have.
1. small non-descript brown backpack. Actually a Kifaru E&E
2. seatosummit silite poncho
3. Chris Reeves fixed blade w/ fishing hooks and firesteel inside
4. stainless steel sierra cup
5. Camelback resevoir
6. black bandana
7. 100ft 550 parachute cord
10. small am/fm radio and headphones
11. baseball hat
12. leatherman tool
13. duct tape wrapped around old gift card
14. 20ft mechanics wire
15. streamlight flashlight
16. lockpick set
17. bic lighter
18. emergency space blanket
19. 4" crescent wrench
20. 2- 1gal ziplock bags
21. 2- 55 gal trashbags
22.first aid kit includes sewing kit
23. dental floss
24. fire piston
25waterproof New Testament
26. snacks peanuts and hard candy
27. occasionally a Glock 19 with three mags
This bag goes with me all the time. If it is not on my person in it close at hand. I feel it can help me to get out of most situations urban or rural. Yes there is no compass in here but I don't really want to go there unless people insist.