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    atfdff- I have seen you gear and you carry plenty of S**t. If you have big pockets its not a big deal. ATFDFF you have seen me get through the door. lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by NFDEXPLORER157 View Post
    Its all the same all i can say is i travel heavy
    I dont even want to make a list it will take up a whole page
    but its ok i dont reget carrying alot i use 98 % of it
    WHY as an explorer do you need "a page full of crap" in your pockets... ???
    The only equipment you should be using as an Explorer, especially 98% of the time (unless your Post doesn't do anything), is a notepad, a pen, and maybe a flashlight as well as the extremely required PPE items (i.e. gloves and your nomex hood).
    There is NO REASON an Explorer needs 50' of rope, wire cutters, pliers, door wedges, and other unnecessary items.
    You need to be carrying a dictionary too... as well as your English teacher, but as the way your message sounds, you do any how... I guess that's part of the stuff you only use 2% of the time.
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    lets see.... the only things i carry are some of the rubber door stops that go on the handle, a pair of rubber gloves, and my mic for my radio. I only carry one pair of structure gloves and one hood.

    From the sounds of it, some of you guys are carring more tools in your gear than we have on one truck alone! They wonder why FF are having back problems.

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    On my helmet, affixed with the rubber band, is:
    Gerber Lifelight
    Folding Spanner
    2 Wood Chocks
    A bunch of 10 penny nails (For chocking wood doors)
    A shove tool
    Backup hook inside helmet
    Eventually going to move some items, and throw some glow sticks up there

    Jacket:
    Pro-Tech 8 Firefighting gloves on hook outside of jacket
    Accountability tags on hook outside of jacket
    Steamlight Survivor Light
    When not in use, my Nomex hood is held behind my survivor light
    Another shove tool, and a spackle knife, cut for forced entry

    Pants:
    25' of 1'' webbing in pouch on left side strap
    Gerber multitool on right side strap
    Rescue knife/seat belt cutter on right side strap
    Channel-lock pliers
    Multi-bit screwdriver
    Multi-purpose spanner
    Extrication gloves
    EMS PPE (CPR Mask/Nitrile gloves)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyirons2 View Post
    6 sticks of wrigleys, aluminum foil and two clothes pins.
    MacGuyver could make a nice escape harness out of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFDFire2156 View Post
    atfdff- I have seen you gear and you carry plenty of S**t. If you have big pockets its not a big deal. ATFDFF you have seen me get through the door. lol
    wow someone here isnt going to survive in the fire service, if they cant take a joke. i sense a rude awakening coming!

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    Helmet-
    Garrity Light
    Door Wedges,
    Goggles (usually in my pocket though)
    Rubber band thingy
    Flashing red light issued thingy
    Hood in the webbing of the helmet

    Coat
    Right angle light on coat
    Safety glasses
    Trauma shears
    Firefighting gloves

    Pants
    Right Pocket
    Flat blade screwdriver
    Phillips Screwdriver
    6 in crescent wrench
    Lineman pliers
    Extrication gloves

    Left Poket
    Bunny ear lopper cutters
    20ft 1in tubular webbing
    window punch

    I like to have my most commonly used tools with me than going back and forth to the truck...and they dont add much weight and dont take up much room

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    Wow, I thought I had a lot of crap.

    Here is my list:

    1- pen- black in color
    2- pair rubber gloves(ems)
    2- wooden wedges
    1- chemlight (glow stick)
    1- leatherman
    1- length of webbing


    You don't need all that crap, just gets in the way.

    And I thought i needed a trailer behind me. Guess I travel light!
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    I carry lines mans pliers, 4 in 1 screwdriver, two flash lights, gloves and hood and 50 ft of rope.

    I like to travel light. If I need other tools they will be on the truck.
    Hello. Fire dept.. You light'em, We fight'em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFxplr326 View Post
    WHY as an explorer do you need "a page full of crap" in your pockets... ???
    The only equipment you should be using as an Explorer, especially 98% of the time (unless your Post doesn't do anything), is a notepad, a pen, and maybe a flashlight as well as the extremely required PPE items (i.e. gloves and your nomex hood).
    There is NO REASON an Explorer needs 50' of rope, wire cutters, pliers, door wedges, and other unnecessary items.
    You need to be carrying a dictionary too... as well as your English teacher, but as the way your message sounds, you do any how... I guess that's part of the stuff you only use 2% of the time.
    WHY as an explorer do YOU need a nomex hood? Its irritating when every post you guys make is bashing somone else for something they do or want. Its time you guys worry more about yourselves and less about everyone else. Show your class, not your ***
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    i carry a lot of stuff, i guess i can handle it........ who wants to be running back and forth for things that are very easy to stick in your bunker gear pockets or on a rubberband on you lid. Makes no sense to me why people would complain about the weight. For example say you got called to a unknown type of call say a 911 hangup in a highrise say 10 stories and the call turned out to be a stabbing...........would you wana run back down to the rig for ems gloves or just pull them outa your pocket......think about it.

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    Default Less is more

    I'm very big into the concept of less is more. Never carry anything in your gear that you don't have a definite practical application for.

    Helmet: 1 Door chock...I used to carry a helmet light too but i thought to myself...if I have my hand light on me then why do i need that little thing.

    All I carry in my jacket:
    Fire Fighting Gloves
    Folding Spanner
    Wire Cutters

    Pants:
    20' of webbing in a water knot
    Bail out Rope

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