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Old 11-28-2011, 20:01   #121
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I checked the reviews on Amazon and people said they loved it...however they may have been talking about a previous model.
...or been 6.

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Old 11-29-2011, 07:25   #122
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I just bought one of these toys off Amazon - $22.99 and free shipping. I'll post a review when I get it.

Judging from the youtube reviews I watched - $22.99 for a toy that actually does see in the dark is money well spent.

I am surprised that a guy who supposedly buys hand operated wood splitters and saws his logs with a survival cable saw doesn't see that.

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Old 11-29-2011, 16:52   #123
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I just bought one of these toys off Amazon - $22.99 and free shipping. I'll post a review when I get it.

Judging from the youtube reviews I watched - $22.99 for a toy that actually does see in the dark is money well spent.

I am surprised that a guy who supposedly buys hand operated wood splitters and saws his logs with a survival cable saw doesn't see that.

Nothing wrong with hand powered. Not sure what a survival cable is though...

Good luck with the toy.

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Old 11-29-2011, 23:53   #124
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:15   #125
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Nothing wrong with hand powered. Not sure what a survival cable is though...

Good luck with the toy.

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No nothing wrong with hand powered which is why I reccomended you split your wood with a maul.

Survival cable saw - you posted a thread a while ago loking for the best one so you could cut limbs in your back yard. I am not wasting the time to find that thread but I am sure you remember it.

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Honestly I don't see what your problem is. This toy uses infrared to see in the dark over 50 feet away and has a built in camera that you can store video or pictures to a removable Sandisk memory card. For $22.99 shipped that is a deal - even if it just sits behind the seat of my truck and I use it occassionally to view deer in the feild....it's worth it.
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Old 11-30-2011, 16:20   #126
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No nothing wrong with hand powered which is why I reccomended you split your wood with a maul.

Read my last replies in that thread.

Survival cable saw - you posted a thread a while ago loking for the best one so you could cut limbs in your back yard. I am not wasting the time to find that thread but I am sure you remember it.

Oh you mean the pocket chain saw.

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Honestly I don't see what your problem is. This toy uses infrared to see in the dark over 50 feet away and has a built in camera that you can store video or pictures to a removable Sandisk memory card. For $22.99 shipped that is a deal - even if it just sits behind the seat of my truck and I use it occassionally to view deer in the feild....it's worth it.
I have no problem. Again, I'm curious to see some feedback after you and others try them out.

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Old 12-05-2011, 22:15   #127
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:21   #128
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Lastly, a combo-pack of molle pouches. A 'stacked-double' AR mag pouch that holds four 30-rounders, radio pouch, small-flashlight pouch, and double pistol-mag pouch. Color is the old OD and doesn't match the vest on sale above, but minor to me. I don't like the AR mag pouch quite as well as the 5.11 version, but it's still good, and the whole kit here is just $18.99; less than the usual price of the one 5.11 magazine pouch by itself.
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One thing to point out - altatac ships strange. Their charges aren't overly high, but they ship in pieces. I placed one order for five items, and they came in four separate packages on two different days. Likely a drop-shipping thing, but just fwiw.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:17   #129
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What changes? No.

However, last week I was still reading people's complaints. Again, I'm curious what changes they made. I'll see what google turns up but please share what you've heard.

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I've been researching knives this week and from everything I can tell the problem was with the handle breaking back where the hammer part is and they changed the design awhile ago to address that. Gerber is also coming out with a non-serrated version in a few months.

I think the Gerber LMF II is a better overall design. No way in hell I would use a knife as a hammer unless it was sheathed. Talk about dangerous.

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Old 12-06-2011, 12:16   #130
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I've been researching knives this week and from everything I can tell the problem was with the handle breaking back where the hammer part is and they changed the design awhile ago to address that. Gerber is also coming out with a non-serrated version in a few months.

I think the Gerber LMF II is a better overall design. No way in hell I would use a knife as a hammer unless it was sheathed. Talk about dangerous.
The Prodigy is a good alternative to the LMF as well. It's basically just a smaller version without holes to make it a spear and knife sharpener. If you watch the price on Amazon it can be had for $35. The last one I bought was actually $34 something, but I've only seen it go that low once. I have two of them and am really happy with them.
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Old 12-06-2011, 14:53   #131
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The Prodigy is a good alternative to the LMF as well. It's basically just a smaller version without holes to make it a spear and knife sharpener. If you watch the price on Amazon it can be had for $35. The last one I bought was actually $34 something, but I've only seen it go that low once. I have two of them and am really happy with them.
Here's a good comparison between the two. Tough choice. Edit: forgot the link: http://heezy.com/gerber.html

I frankly don't need a knife like this but was considering one for the B.O.B./vehicle to be all-around as best prepared as possible. The lighter Prodigy would make a lot of sense but OTOH you reach a point of diminishing returns. I already have a decent multi-tool for small cutting tasks.

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Old 12-06-2011, 15:18   #132
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Here's a good comparison between the two. Tough choice.
I thought so as well and actually ended up owning both. I had the LMF to start, but liked what people said about the weight of the Prodigy. Short answer...I don't think anyone will regret owning both as well. I actually bought a second Prodigy because of the price.

The only thing that worries me is that blade test site beat the crud out of the LMF and it held up well. The Prodigy isn't as wide so it might not take that abuse.
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Old 12-07-2011, 18:11   #133
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I have no problem. Again, I'm curious to see some feedback after you and others try them out.

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Well the Spy Gear toy arrived today. I thought about posting a review thread on it but really, there isn't much to say.

It's got a very limited feild of view and the range is more like 20 feet, not the 50 feet they claim. The picture is low resolution as would be expected.

I can see the appeal to kids goofing off with it but the real world application is quite limited. I can just make out the treeline at the edge of my property from my door, there could be an elephant standing there and I would miss it.

I only paid $22.99 shipped but would likely have been better served spending that money on scratch tickets.

My assesment: if you don't have high hopes you probably won't be dissapointed with it.

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Old 12-14-2011, 09:23   #134
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Old 12-14-2011, 17:39   #135
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Well the Spy Gear toy arrived today. I thought about posting a review thread on it but really, there isn't much to say.

It's got a very limited feild of view and the range is more like 20 feet, not the 50 feet they claim. The picture is low resolution as would be expected.

I can see the appeal to kids goofing off with it but the real world application is quite limited. I can just make out the treeline at the edge of my property from my door, there could be an elephant standing there and I would miss it.

I only paid $22.99 shipped but would likely have been better served spending that money on scratch tickets.

My assesment: if you don't have high hopes you probably won't be dissapointed with it.

Not sure how I missed this but I actually was going to ask about it today. Seems like "you get what you pay for" still rings true. Thanks for the review.

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Old 12-15-2011, 06:02   #137
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Which one or two is usually the best tasting/well liked?

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These are good prices, thank you!
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Old 12-15-2011, 13:26   #139
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Thanks! I was able to go and get some!
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Again, what flavors are yall getting?!?

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