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Max The Magnificent
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More functions than you can swing a stick at
Max The Magnificent   1/26/2015 4:55:04 PM
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I was just bouncing around the SecurProducts.com website -- they actually have quite a few interesting items. One theme that seems common is for these products to be multi-use. In the case of the SP-1000 Fire Starter, for example, in addition to being a fire-starter (a function I would be more than happy with in its own right), the unit also acts as a LED flashlight, plus it's got a DC-out you can use to charge your smartphone.

Now, that would be more than enough for most of us, but the SP-1000 also has an integrated emergency whistle, plus it comes equipped with a multi-function compass (I'm not quite sure what that means -- off the top of my head I can think of ony one function for a compass, but what do I know?)

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Re: More functions than you can swing a stick at
elizabethsimon   1/26/2015 6:08:09 PM
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The SP-1000 Fire Starter does look rather nice. The only question I've got is whether the TSA would confiscate it...

It occurs to me that I could use something to charge my smartphone while out camping or the like when not in reach of a power outlet. I'm thinking that the dynamo powered ones would be more generally useful since it's likely that it would be carried tucked away in a bag or under clothing where it wouldn't see much light.

It would be interseting to know how long you'd have to set it in the sun for it to charge.

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