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Old October 26th, 2005, 12:47 PM
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Pelican 1650 Case - Katrina Tested

After almost one month completely underwater and one month covered in Katrina-slime I was able to recover my Pelican 1650 case today. Not only is the case intact but the contents were completely dry (and they did not even exhibit that eau de Katrina stank). Next time a hurricane is headed towards New Orleans I will load the 1650 up rather than leave it behind (evacuation did not give me time to pack the stuff I wanted) as we could have saved a lot of shit that was flooded.

Missed seeing everybody at ICS, hope to be there in '06

Doug Goff
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Old October 26th, 2005, 02:38 PM
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awesome.

hope all works out well. moving to california anytime soon?
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Old October 26th, 2005, 05:44 PM
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We missed you at ICS but believe me our thoughts were with you and your family.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 04:38 PM
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After Doug's experience, I tell customers all the time about how we should store our valuables in a Pelican case. Just to realize that I didn't actually do as I preached.

And after hearing about computers crashing, HDs breaking, and people loosing their precious files, we've decided to get a WD Passport portable storage device to keep the shop backup files:

pelican027 012.jpg

And to protect it from possible natural disasters:

pelican027 010.jpg

I can sleep better now.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 09:51 AM
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look what I found on youtube:

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Old May 31st, 2008, 10:13 AM
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Here's another one. I am not really impressed with the impact test, but the fire test? I thought the plastic case would fuel the fire. go to 3:01 of the video to skip to the fire test.

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Old June 2nd, 2008, 08:03 AM
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my unintentional field test. all contents were safe and dry and the box is still currently in use.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 01:41 PM
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Pelican Micro Case in action:

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Old July 10th, 2008, 03:46 PM
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I am starting to like the microcases more and more. I was able to fit my whole Safety Seal tire repair kit in a 1060:

pelican029%20010.jpg
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Old July 11th, 2008, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by johnlee
Pelican Micro Case in action:


That's a cool shot... I have one of those Micro cases, or two actually, and the similarly small-sized Otter Box to keep an emergency pack of Ultra Lights and a baby Bic lighter in the truck.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 11:40 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hochung
I am starting to like the microcases more and more. I was able to fit my whole Safety Seal tire repair kit in a 1060:

Attachment 2081

I'll be doing that now. Thanks.

Anything to get my packing smaller and still keep everything dry and protected is worth doing. By the way, I'm enjoying the heck out of that 1510. I never thought I could be bothered to use the pull handle thingy, but I have indeed used it several times to great effect.

Cheers,

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Old July 31st, 2008, 12:28 PM
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Ho,
I did the same. I was able to fit some equal packets and other tire bits into a 1030(?) as well. I use a 1020 for all of my impact driver bits.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 09:31 AM
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Gustav Evac & Pelican

I am sending the family to Memphis in the event Gustav hits New Orleans. However I have learned from the past. They have a fully loaded 1650 in the wife's vehicle and I have one fully loaded in mine in case of bug-out. Thanks John and Ho.

Additionally, no standing of ground an/or evacuation would be complete without the full hurricane weapon package; 2 Kimber .45s, a 12 Gauge Benelli SBE II and a Beretta 20 Gauge and ammo for all. The local paper reported that sales of firearms and ammo were as common yesterday as people buying water and batteries.

Most likely this is much ado about nothing, but better to be prepared....
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Old November 18th, 2008, 01:10 PM
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Old November 18th, 2008, 01:50 PM
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what a cute story.

I've been on a Pelican kick lately.

All these fires throughout Southern California made me add a few more cases to my garage. I already had the family photo albums in pelicans, and now I have extra clothes, sleeping bags, ammo, etc.

It's a good feeling.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 05:30 PM
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Did you move to Malibu?
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Old November 18th, 2008, 06:34 PM
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no, but trouble finds me. and you, and everyone else.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 11:30 PM
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Is there a way to put the crank position sensor in a Pelican Case?

or.. better yet, the whole Disco II in a Pelican Case?

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Old January 20th, 2009, 01:19 PM
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Pelican, Commander-in-Chief tested.

Closest photograph ever shot of a presidential inauguration.

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The camera was a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with wireless transmitter attached and mounted inside a Pelican case customized by Kennedy. It was mounted on a camera plate that was screwed into the platform and then mounted on a Bogen arm. The camera was wired via Ethernet for transmission through a DSL line at Kennedy's position on the balustrade above and behind the platform. The camera was trigged via a hardwire to eliminate radio interference.


http://nppa.org/news_and_events/news...uguration.html



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Old February 11th, 2009, 02:18 PM
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Pelican has a new 0450 Mobile Tool Chest:

http://pelican.com/0450/

I doubt it would replace my current system of rolls inside the Troy Boxes, but I'm eager to check out this case when it becomes available.
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Old February 11th, 2009, 04:17 PM
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I wonder if it could be used as a camp kitchen kit?
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Old September 9th, 2009, 04:29 AM
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I lost a Pelican case the other day, albeit temporarily. I stopped to use the restroom on the way to baggage claim and when I got to the conveyor, somebody had snatched up my 1510 in a mistaken trade for his 1510. I guess he didn't read the name tag or notice the EE sticker, or that my case was in good shape, while his was thrashed. By the time the airline tracked him down, he was already 50 miles away. He came back eventually and we traded out cases. I'm grateful that he didn't trade his beater Dell and spaghetti mess of cables for my Mac Book Pro and Arc'teryx pack.

I guess I need to come up with more prominent labeling...or start buying orange cases instead of black.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 08:22 AM
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I guess I need to come up with more prominent labeling...or start buying orange cases instead of black.

Tan, man.
Tan is the new black.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 08:52 AM
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Isn't the 1510 a carry-on size? Why did you check it?
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Old September 9th, 2009, 09:13 AM
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Hopefully because there was a gun in it.
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