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What’s in your save a dive kit…

Post by KneeDeep » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:49 pm

Sorry if this has been asked before (please provide link if so), but what is in your Save A Dive kit/tool box. What do you carry, either it be tools or gear, as I would like to get mine started.

Post it all, as I would like to hear how some of you do it. Pic's would be great also of your setup, what do you store them in?
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Re: What’s in your save a dive kit…

Post by Jeff Pack » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:50 am

My KIt

1> Spare O Rings
2> Diving Multi Tool (wrench, hex, pick)
3> Spare hose w/SPG
4> Spare Mask Strap or Mask
5> Spare fins straps if no springs
6> Spare Neck and Wrist seals (mine are field replaceable.)
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: What’s in your save a dive kit…

Post by Nwbrewer » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:46 am

Essentials -
O-rings
Bungee cord
zip ties
wrenches for all your hoses
set of allen keys
Pliers
rescue tape
Duct tape
superglue
razor blades

For the most part you can fix just about anything short term with that.
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What’s in your save a dive kit…

Post by spatman » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:06 am

I carry a few extra things, since I drive up from Portland. Calling a dive because of a minor problem sucks.

Aside from the usual tools, extra clips, port plugs, orings, etc etc, my box contains:

Extra hood
Wet gloves
Replacement blue drysuit gloves
Dryglove liners (wool gloves)
Din to yoke adapter
Lp inflator hose
Reg hose
Hp hose
Crappy old (but working) spg
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Re: What’s in your save a dive kit…

Post by Jeff Pack » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:19 am

Nwbrewer wrote:Essentials -

rescue tape


what is rescue tape?
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

CCR discussion on Caustic Cocktails.

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Re: What’s in your save a dive kit…

Post by KneeDeep » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:47 am

Wow... this is great stuff and thanks all who have posted... keep them coming.

I have a noob question about the O-rings
- Is there a standard of needed sizes
- What specific use would these be used for
- Is there a site that would sell a 'standard package' of these

Bungee cord, what 'could' be a standard size, and at what length for each?
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Re: What’s in your save a dive kit…

Post by Grateful Diver » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:06 am

Having just replaced my save-a-dive kit, I should be able to do this from memory ...

Tools
  • Wrenches - 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4
  • Medium size adjustable wrench
  • Medium size channel locks
  • Multi-head ratcheting screwdriver
  • Folding Hex wrench sets - Metric & Imperial
  • Small wire snips
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • O-ring pick set (brass)
  • Small, sharp scissors
  • EMT shears
  • Leatherman
  • IP gauge
  • Long nose (BBQ) lighter

Consumables
  • Repair tape - http://www.rescuetape.com/?gclid=CJGy6c ... QgodiGyWWQ
  • O-ring spares - 003, 010, 011, 012, 013, 014, 015, 111, 112, 214
  • Bungee - 1/8", 1/4" (10 feet of each)
  • Surgical tubing - 1/4" (10 feet)
  • Zipties (assorted sizes)
  • Small tube Aquaseal
  • Tribolube - 2 oz. syringe
  • Inner tube segments (about 1" thick)
  • AA and C size batteries

Spare Stuff
  • First stage
  • Second stage
  • SPG
  • Reg hoses - LP regulator, HP, LP drysuit, LP BCD
  • Drysuit hood
  • Wetsuit gloves
  • Weights of various sizes - #3, #2, #1, various ankle (trim) weights
  • Spare mask
  • Spare compass
  • Neoprene mask strap
  • Regulator mouthpiece
  • Backup light

Handy Stuff
  • DIN to yoke adapters for tank cylinders
  • DIN to yoke adapter for regulator
  • Boltsnaps & double-enders
  • Various clips, leashes and keepers (for securing gauges and hoses)
  • D-rings, belt slides, & split rings
  • Anderson connectors

I've probably forgotten a few things ... I'm editing and adding as I remember them ...

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Re: What’s in your save a dive kit…

Post by ldevore » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:21 am

The one thing I would add to the above is a bicycle inner tube patch kit. I've found this a great rescue solution for latex seals.

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Re: What’s in your save a dive kit…

Post by KneeDeep » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:21 am

Thanks for the detailed list Bob. When I did do a search for Save A Dive kit, I did see your post on your loss equipment (real bummer).

I'll let this ride for a day or two and then update the first post, and continue to do so as items are added.
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Re: What’s in your save a dive kit…

Post by Grateful Diver » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:30 am

KneeDeep wrote:Wow... this is great stuff and thanks all who have posted... keep them coming.

I have a noob question about the O-rings
- Is there a standard of needed sizes
- What specific use would these be used for
- Is there a site that would sell a 'standard package' of these


This link gives you a chart of standard sizes, and offers you a package with five each of the most useful sizes ...

http://www.divegearexpress.com/hardware/orings.shtml

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Re: What’s in your save a dive kit…

Post by selkie » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:42 am

Oh just go out and buy the prepackaged save a dive kit that has nothing that fits your gear. :stir:
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Re: What’s in your save a dive kit…

Post by Jeff Pack » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:25 pm

scubatoys has an o ring kit, that has a pile of them in there.

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Re: What’s in your save a dive kit…

Post by BASSMAN » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:35 am

Sounder wrote:I finally got around to compiling the thread. Below is "the ultimate save-a-dive/diver and other helpful stuff kit."

Tank valve converts (K-2-DIN)
Tools - alan wrenches, screw drivers, what else?
Zip Ties
Mask Strap
de-fog spray
o-rings - various
new mouth piece
fin straps & clips
extra harness webbing?
duct tape
O-ring lube is good to have around.
Also, Talc or KY Jelly for getting through the seals.
Water bottle.
spare set of contacts
Zipper Wax
crescent wrench
spare batteries for my computers/lights,
Aquaseal,
a variety of clips and 'biners,
fin/mask straps
bungee cord
plugs for reg ports.
silicone grease
Bicycle tire/Tube repair kit
Spare mask
Spare SPG / LP Hose
Chemical lights
Bottle of vinegar
Bag of latex gloves
First Aid Kit
Pocket mask
Slate with emergency responder questionaire
Slate with neuro exam questionaire
DAN cards & numbers
100% O2 bottle with reg (or DAN O2 rig) – in car
fleece hat and gloves in my dry bag for wearing on the surface interval
pseudephed, tylenol, naproxen, bonine, Zantac, Tums, Bendryl, etc
Spare mouthpieceDrysuit talc
Small toothbrush (for cleaning zippers, etc.)
Small flashlight/head lamp
Scissors
Black electrical tape (for pinhole seal leaks)
"After-bite" is a 3.5mg Ammonia stick for bites.
Heintz White Vinegar - $0.99 with your QFC card.
A spare $20 bill.
A dentist tool thingie to help pop out o-rings (I find it works the best)
Paint pen to mark that new piece of gear I forgot to do at home when packing.
Sharpie to mark things I can't mark with the paint pen.
Lots of extra weight.
Extra flashlights.
Tide/Current tables and NW Shore Dives
Multi-tool
small tube of toothpaste
bottle of defog
extra clips
nylon string


And finally - a Dive Butler/Tank Sherpa and a Orange Honda Element.
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Re: What’s in your save a dive kit…

Post by Grateful Diver » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:57 am

BASSMAN wrote:
Sounder wrote:I finally got around to compiling the thread. Below is "the ultimate save-a-dive/diver and other helpful stuff kit."

Tank valve converts (K-2-DIN)
Tools - alan wrenches, screw drivers, what else?
Zip Ties
Mask Strap
de-fog spray
o-rings - various
new mouth piece
fin straps & clips
extra harness webbing?
duct tape
O-ring lube is good to have around.
Also, Talc or KY Jelly for getting through the seals.
Water bottle.
spare set of contacts
Zipper Wax
crescent wrench
spare batteries for my computers/lights,
Aquaseal,
a variety of clips and 'biners,
fin/mask straps
bungee cord
plugs for reg ports.
silicone grease
Bicycle tire/Tube repair kit
Spare mask
Spare SPG / LP Hose
Chemical lights
Bottle of vinegar
Bag of latex gloves
First Aid Kit
Pocket mask
Slate with emergency responder questionaire
Slate with neuro exam questionaire
DAN cards & numbers
100% O2 bottle with reg (or DAN O2 rig) – in car
fleece hat and gloves in my dry bag for wearing on the surface interval
pseudephed, tylenol, naproxen, bonine, Zantac, Tums, Bendryl, etc
Spare mouthpieceDrysuit talc
Small toothbrush (for cleaning zippers, etc.)
Small flashlight/head lamp
Scissors
Black electrical tape (for pinhole seal leaks)
"After-bite" is a 3.5mg Ammonia stick for bites.
Heintz White Vinegar - $0.99 with your QFC card.
A spare $20 bill.
A dentist tool thingie to help pop out o-rings (I find it works the best)
Paint pen to mark that new piece of gear I forgot to do at home when packing.
Sharpie to mark things I can't mark with the paint pen.
Lots of extra weight.
Extra flashlights.
Tide/Current tables and NW Shore Dives
Multi-tool
small tube of toothpaste
bottle of defog
extra clips
nylon string


And finally - a Dive Butler/Tank Sherpa and a Orange Honda Element.


Must be from an old thread (where is Sounder, anyway?) ... wish I'd had that list handy when I was filling out my insurance claim ...

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Re: What’s in your save a dive kit…

Post by squid509 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:20 am

hmm after reading this i need to get more stuff in my save a dive kit

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Re: What’s in your save a dive kit…

Post by BASSMAN » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:53 am

Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:36 am
Hi, my name is Keith, and I'm a Dive Addict! :supz:

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