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Old 12-06-2020, 08:39 AM   #1
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Must have on me at all times...LOL

Now that my restoration is winding down I look back at the 5# of stuff that I have been carrying around on me for the last few years. These were the basics however I use them every single day when working on the AS.

I have found out that if I have the basics on me at all times then I will not spend time wondering where I put it.

My wife said it is time to retire the work pants and get some new ones...

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Old 12-06-2020, 09:13 AM   #2
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A tiny but powerful flashlight.

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Old 12-06-2020, 09:17 AM   #3
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I don't see any embarrassing holes or tears why get new? Are they on the back side?
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Old 12-06-2020, 09:53 AM   #4
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A tiny but powerful flashlight.

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I carry a MagLite Solitaire LED AAA Flashlight with me at all times in my pocket. Lots of light and very small.

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Old 12-06-2020, 10:01 AM   #5
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You bet...Coast Mini led...usb charger
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Old 12-06-2020, 03:26 PM   #6
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Old 12-06-2020, 05:39 PM   #7
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I would add to the list, a pair of vise-grip pliers and a strong putty knife.
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Old 12-06-2020, 06:47 PM   #8
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Nice work pants with great pockets. Do you remember the brand.
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Old 12-06-2020, 09:04 PM   #9
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uuummmhhh, I would add a pair of work pants similar to those with legs. A bit chilly here today at 45 and drizzled....those would be not real fun. My unheated shop was at 48, but the high humidity had it feeling nasty chilly.
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Old 12-07-2020, 06:34 AM   #10
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uuummmhhh, I would add a pair of work pants similar to those with legs. A bit chilly here today at 45 and drizzled....those would be not real fun. My unheated shop was at 48, but the high humidity had it feeling nasty chilly.
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Shorts and long pants .
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Old 12-07-2020, 08:12 AM   #11
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My late husband carried a multi-tool attached to his belt most of our traveling years together, sometimes just a good pen and a pocket knife.

Always a pocket knife of some sort, if only in the multi-tool.

Real men carry pocket knives” was his mantra.

Looking at the array of tools in post #1, my first wifely thought was “don’t forget the belt, boys”.

We do tend to get attached to our “stuff”, but the piles of things in men’s britches tend to weigh them down, leading to the dreaded “plumbers butt”.

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Old 12-07-2020, 09:41 AM   #12
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Always, always, always have a pocket knife. been carrying one since 1961 in the first grade.
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Old 12-07-2020, 09:44 AM   #13
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Always at a minimum, knife and fire. Can solve or accomplish a lot with those two.
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Old 12-07-2020, 09:46 AM   #14
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Great contributions! Peter and I are contributing- adding in a rag and/or bandana, headlamp to free up both hands, and reading glasses for those of us who need them.

Peter wants those shorts!!!!! 😬

Keep adding everyone! We’re refining our list!
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Old 12-07-2020, 10:07 AM   #15
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... and a digital camera, usually the one on my phone. I find it's the one tool I use whether working on a camper, my tractor, an appliance or just about anything else I'm taking apart to fix. I no longer assume I'll remember how things go back together, as that assumption has often been wrong in past!
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Old 12-07-2020, 10:19 AM   #16
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Now that my restoration is winding down I look back at the 5# of stuff that I have been carrying around on me for the last few years. These were the basics however I use them every single day when working on the AS.

I have found out that if I have the basics on me at all times then I will not spend time wondering where I put it.

My wife said it is time to retire the work pants and get some new ones...

If you have a favorite share it here.

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My favorite is a 6" Channel-lock plyer. Always with me. Along with a little tape measure, a small knife, Screw Driver, Bone tool, iPhone, a rag, and a can of Corrosion X nearby. I wear suspenders not to lose my pants. Your work pants look fine, I would worry only if they were a much bigger size ��.
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Old 12-07-2020, 10:28 AM   #17
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What??? No channel locks? Don't leave home without it.
Ditto on the flashlight. Most everything on the rig is buried in some dark place.
Also, you need a tarp to lie on when you go underneath.
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Old 12-07-2020, 11:39 AM   #18
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Texas require essentials; a .45 and bottle opener. Never used one and often use the other.
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Old 12-07-2020, 12:42 PM   #19
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Worst nightmare - seeing you with these pants on in front of me at a security checkpoint.
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Old 12-07-2020, 07:36 PM   #20
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White coveralls with name on front pocket and a large “airstream” cross the back. Like those worn at the mothership back in the day. Suggested they bring them back. I figure the company store would be selling these for $175 to $225. Not that I’d pay that. Still like to idea.
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