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    My on duty station gear pocket dump
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    Stuff, depending on if I am at home, working at the firehouse, the fire academy, the ambo or out and about.

    Seriously, mckee, search if your friend... this is probably the millionth thread about pocket stuff...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    Seriously, mckee, search if your friend... this is probably the millionth thread about pocket stuff...
    Well said.

    And as to only carrying your flashlight in your pocket at night? News flash, many structures are dark in certain parts 24 hours a day. Attics, crawlspaces, basements, garages, wharehouses, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WD6956 View Post
    Well said.

    And as to only carrying your flashlight in your pocket at night? News flash, many structures are dark in certain parts 24 hours a day. Attics, crawlspaces, basements, garages, wharehouses, etc.
    I find that I usually don't need the 200 lumens during the day - the pen light is plenty bright enough in those situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mckee338 View Post
    I find that I usually don't need the 200 lumens during the day - the pen light is plenty bright enough in those situations.
    Quite possibly one of the most uninformed posts of the year. Why in the heck would you limit the light available to a pen light EVER? I want all the light that I can get.

    I carry a UK4AA light on my helmet, a Streamlight Survivor on the front of my coat, another UK4AA, and a $2.99 Harbor Freight LED flashlight, in my bunker coat pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Quite possibly one of the most uninformed posts of the year. Why in the heck would you limit the light available to a pen light EVER? I want all the light that I can get.

    I carry a UK4AA light on my helmet, a Streamlight Survivor on the front of my coat, another UK4AA, and a $2.99 Harbor Freight LED flashlight, in my bunker coat pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Quite possibly one of the most uninformed posts of the year. Why in the heck would you limit the light available to a pen light EVER? I want all the light that I can get.

    I carry a UK4AA light on my helmet, a Streamlight Survivor on the front of my coat, another UK4AA, and a $2.99 Harbor Freight LED flashlight, in my bunker coat pocket.
    Relax - this is only what I carry on my station uniform. During the day, when I don't have the Surefire in my uniform pocket, it lives in my turnouts. Plus the Survivor on the front of my coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mckee338 View Post
    Relax - this is only what I carry on my station uniform. During the day, when I don't have the Surefire in my uniform pocket, it lives in my turnouts. Plus the Survivor on the front of my coat.
    Dude, Im am entirely relaxed. The only reason I would have a penlight on my person would be for checking pupils on an ems call. If I thought I would need a flashlight on my duty unifom I would carry at a minimum a mini-mag light or a UK4AA flashlight. The brightness of a "mini-light" of any kind versus a penlight would be substantial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Dude, Im am entirely relaxed. The only reason I would have a penlight on my person would be for checking pupils on an ems call. If I thought I would need a flashlight on my duty unifom I would carry at a minimum a mini-mag light or a UK4AA flashlight. The brightness of a "mini-light" of any kind versus a penlight would be substantial.
    This light has served me well for the past three years. Size of a pen and bright enough for most applications. Again, when it's dark out, I'm carrying something more substantial.
    http://www.streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=52

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    I carry the above plus ten ketchup packets, some duct tape and a trombone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager9 View Post
    I carry the above plus ten ketchup packets, some duct tape and a trombone.
    Way to exxagerate. I believe the Trombone and duct tape, but ketchup packets? Come on.

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    china jade, jade earring, jade jewelry, jade ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theusje View Post
    china jade, jade earring, jade jewelry, jade ring.
    Oh, Duh.. how could I forget. Also an iPad and my ED medication.
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    I extra pockets in my pockets.
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    Which one is the OP going to post next:

    -A blue light discussion
    -A Nozzle comparison thread
    -A helmet questionaire
    -A pager survey

    Inquiring minds want to know!
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    I carry a Jet Axe, paper clip, ball of yarn, an old windshield wiper blade, and the Q book of the latest edition of Encyclopedia Brittanica.

    And thats just in my uniform pants....
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    Um, ok I'll admit it dog cookies. If you have to ask then you never had a house fire with a dog inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Which one is the OP going to post next:

    -A blue light discussion
    -A Nozzle comparison thread
    -A helmet questionaire
    -A pager survey

    Inquiring minds want to know!
    All of the above plus the type of underwear that is the best for firefighting....
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    A pair of womens panties, the communist manifesto, a tetanus shot, a 3 of clubs, a 9 iron, diaper rash ointment, and a fog nozzle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    A pair of womens panties, the communist manifesto, a tetanus shot, a 3 of clubs, a 9 iron, diaper rash ointment, and a fog nozzle.
    A fog nozzle!?! Well, I never! How uncouth!
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    You guys suck. I carry a coconut bra, a speculum, my lucky eyelashes, a golf cart key, the skin from a whole fried chicken, a coyote tooth, a firecracker, a red clown nose, somebodys toenails, and a broken transistor radio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    You guys suck. I carry a coconut bra, a speculum, my lucky eyelashes, a golf cart key, the skin from a whole fried chicken, a coyote tooth, a firecracker, a red clown nose, somebodys toenails, and a broken transistor radio.
    A red clown nose? That is just so wrong on so many levels....
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    I keep pockets of extra pockets inside of my pockets. It's like those russian dolls. Or jesus feeding those people with fish and bread
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