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    Default Arc \"survival\" capsules?

    Dear Peter/Arc LLC,

    One of the items that I ended up with as a result of the
    various "Arc Garage Sale Auctions" was an Arc AAA head that
    had only gone part way through the production process. The
    head had not been "drilled" or "milled" and was basicly just
    an aluminum thread-on cap. The addition of an "O" ring made
    it water resistant/proof.

    Hmmmmmmmmm . . .

    Perhaps you can sell the Arc AA body with a thread-on
    aluminum cap and "O" ring. It would have many uses:

    1. A handy high-tech storage unit for Advil, nitro pills, etc.

    2. Emergency supply of cash (a few rolled up 20's)

    3. Matches, tinder, other survival items

    4. spare battery carrier

    5. A small SAS type survival compass
    (it might even fit in the head)

    The possibilities are endless and there is almost no
    additional start up cost. They could be sold as a set
    with the Arc AA, or as a separate item.

    I would be willing to pay up to $25.00 for the first
    "Arc Survival Unit".

    I'm sure someone else can come up with a better name.

    Please share your thoughts and comments.


    "Lux" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]



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    Default Re: Arc

    cool idea! but without knurling please ...
    bernhard

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    Default Re: Arc

    Cooler idea with knurling [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Larry

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    Default Re: Arc

    I love the idea proposed by Lux. I'd purchase several. I could probably keep my Nitro in there.

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    Default Re: Arc

    I agree this is a fantastic idea. I would be in for a few at that price. There are similar products available that are similar, but they are even more expensive I think, or too big for easy keychain carry. I could quite happily carry that and my real aaa without any difficulty.

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    Default Re: Arc

    There could easily be AAA and AA versions! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]


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    Default Re: Arc

    Sounds good to me! I like the idea of having then with knurling so they are easier to keep a hold of.

    -Mike

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    Default Re: Arc

    Actually, the knurling is a good thing to have for filing something in a pinch like a hang-nail or something like that.

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    Default Re: Arc

    you knurlers! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
    ok, I give up, I'd buy one even with knurling ...
    bernhard

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    Default DarksBane brass AAA carrier

    It doesn't have the knurling, but I have one of these on my keychain to keep a spare AAA battery. And the plain brass version is only $6. I don't know if it would fit large pills, but it would definitely hold a tightly rolled up $20 bill. Plus it's sturdy and waterproof.

    http://www.az123.com/darksbane/arcacc.htm

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    Default Re: DarksBane brass AAA carrier

    great idea, i could use one or two of the tubes.

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    Default Re: DarksBane brass AAA carrier

    (Thanks for the "plug" PSH)

    About those tubes from darksbane--

    Just to let you know- they aren't waterproof unless there is an AAA battery in them to "squoosh" the O -ring out. Only splash resistant with other stuff in them, although a wrap of teflon tape around the threads will keep pills or whatever dry even if submerged if that is what you want to use it for.

    I hate to Hijack Peter's forum & Lux_L's thread, but if you want these things for experimenting and I can leave out the foam insulators and the O- Rings, I'll let you have them cheaper: $4.00 each, including shipping. (US shipping only though, Sorry) (PayPal, or there is an order form on the website if you want to send a check or M.O.)

    Unfortunately I'm heading out of town for a week or two on a 4-wheeling trip to Colorado tomorrow, [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] so I won't be able to ship them til I get back. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: DarksBane brass AAA carrier

    Where in Colorado? Back on topic, any chance these can be made out of aluminum? I kind of like the shiny sliver look, and have never really been a fan of brass. Thanks

    -Mike

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    Default Re: DarksBane brass AAA carrier

    I don't make them- heck- if I had to turn these things out on my little lathe they would cost ten times as much at least.

    The place that I bought them (had to buy 250 units minimum) has some aluminum tubes like this but only about half the size, and kind of flimsy, so they would be useless for your purposes.

    I'll bet CNCDan (or a couple of other guys here) could do them at a pretty reasonable price in aluminum, and even knurl them if he (they) have time.

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    To keep this in the right forum [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] , I'm taking 2 ARC AAAs, 2 ARC LSs and one headlamp mode using an LS head, and a helmet light (in case I go underground) that uses a LS head.

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    Default Re: DarksBane brass AAA carrier

    i've been searching for a small metal carrying case, 3 to 3 1/2" long, to hold spare 123 batts but haven't found anything i like. it needs a hole to take a split-ring and HA finish would be teriffic.

    i agree. peter, this new product idea would be great!

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    Default Re: DarksBane brass AAA carrier

    I just got the brass ones I ordered from Silveron. He even got them in the mail to me just before he left on his trip. Thats service [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    I ordered them without the seals necessary to store a battery in them, just to take some pills or some extra mad money with me on my keychain... For this they are quite nice. They have a good heft and solid feel to them without being heavy and the threads and cap fit solidly together. You can't beat the price either!

    I would like to finish them or varnish them or something as they have that kind of greasy unfinished brass feel to them. This is no big deal and he has others that are finished. I wanted the blank ones so that I could finish them myself so this is not a complaint.


    They are nice and Silveron was great to do business with! Cheers all around [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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