Goods/Survival gear

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Campstove

Campstove
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Cost Cr85
Size 16 liters
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–6
Weight 3.5 kg

The campstove is designed to use hydrocarbon fuel fed to two burners for heating food or water, Each burner is adjustable separately or one burner may be used alone. The stove is self-contained and folds into a closed box for transport. Setup takes five minutes during which time the fuel tank is hooked to the front of the stove, filled. and pressurized from a hand pump mounted on the tank. Other versions use a pressurized fuel canister which screws to a valve assembly that also hooks to the front of the stove. The campstove provides up to four hours use with both burners operation before needing refill of its 3 liter tank or replacement of the disposable fuel canister and some versions have a built-in sparker for ignition.

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Chiller

Chiller
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Cost Cr50
Size
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–11
Weight 500g

Chiller is an endothermic chemical designed to freeze a quantity of water for later use as coolant. Sold in 500g packets, it is designed to be mixed with 5l of water. The water will freeze solid in a few minutes. When mixed with larger quantities of water, the reaction will cool the water, depending upon volume.

Once the ice melts, the resulting water is no longer potable and should be disposed of. It can be re-used with additional packets of Chiller to create more ice.

 

Collapsible Ladder

Collapsible Ladder
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Cost Cr100
Size TBD
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–3
Weight 7.5kg

A 5.0 meter tall ladder consisting of wide rungs supported by rope or chain. The top of the ladder has a pair of wide hooks for attachment to a window or ledge. Usually sold as fire escape for residential households. Most ladders can be linked to make longer ladders as needed.

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Cord bracelet

cord bracelet
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Cost Cr15
Size
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–7
Weight 65gm

The Cord bracelet is length of thin, flexible rope braided into a loop. The loops design is for wearing on the wrist or other appendage. The cord itself supports up to 300 kg.

The bracelets are available in 3m, 6m, and 10m lengths of woven cord.

 

Filter Bottle

Filter bottle
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Cost Cr150
Size 3l
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–8
Weight 1kg

A water-filtering device, designed for survival conditions. The filter bottle has an opening on the top, with a lockable cap and a small folding tap on the base. In use, the tainted water is poured into the top of the bottle, it drips down through the osmotic filters and the clean water is drawn off from a tap on the base of the bottle. The device uses an electro-static osmotic membrane; the electrical charge comes from an inbuilt battery, which can be charged with an inbuilt crank or from the solar film which covers the outside of the bottle. The filter bottle is supplied with a small squeeze pump, a waterline and a folding funnel, which are stored in a false bottom, built onto the bottle. In typical conditions, the filter bottle will cleanse 10 litres of water per 24 hour period, after which time, the battery will be dead. 8 hours of direct sunlight or 1 hour of cranking will recharge the battery.

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Fire Extinguisher

Fire Extinguisher
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Cost Cr40
Size 4.2 liters
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–6
Weight 4kg

The Fire Extinguisher is filled with a chemical under pressure which smothers flames. It can be used on all types of fires (wood, petroleum, electric, etc.) and is reusable. Recharging the extinguisher costs Cr20.

Most often found as compressed gas tanks that operate either by spraying a heavy gas or a foaming agent. Higher TL versions may utilize more radical methods to extinguish a fire. It should also be noted that some classes of fire, such as electrical or chemical fires, require a specific type suppressant in order to extinguish them.

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Food Analyzer

Food analyzer
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Cost Cr8,500
Size 42 liters
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–8
Weight 4 kg


The food analyzer determines if an unknown food is edible or toxic. The food sample is placed in one side of the analyzer, the other has a digital readout of constituents and nutritional value. The tester can detect organic poisons but is incapable of determining complex poisons or drugs and does not determine taste.

The analyzer is a box 30 cm x 40 cm x 35 cm. It has a carrying handle for easy transport.

The analyzer uses an internal rechargeable battery which provides power for 20 tests.

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Grapnel Gun

Grapnel Gun
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Cost Cr100
Size 6.0 liters
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–8
Weight 10.0 kg
Manufacturer Various
TBD
Grapnel Gun

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Group: TBD
Tech Level 8-15
Size 6.0 liters
Weight 10.0 kg
Cost Cr 200-2000
Ammo 1 grapnel with "rope"
Manufacturer Various
TBD

A Grapnel Gun is a device which hurls a projectile attached to some sort of rope or line. This line can be used to pull an object closer, to climb a vertical surface in a gravity well, or to move safely and under control toward an object in zero-G. The effectiveness of this device depends on how securely the projectile can be anchored to the target.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A sharp, carbon-alloy projectile is used at TL–8 to TL–13. The head of the projectile embeds itself in the target and immediately releases four perpendicular barbs to hold it in place. Removing the head is a matter of twisting a locking collar to retract the barbs and pulling the head from the surface. This type of projectile uses either a powder or chemical charge with a rope or cable line.

If used as a makeshift weapon it can do a little damage at a very short range, and may knock down the target by the grapnel and its trailing rope.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

At TL–14, new developments in molecular bonding allow creation of an improved projectile. The projectile head is a polymer/circuitry combination which fastens to any surface. Using a compact, low-voltage power source creates a subatomic electrical bond with the surface it strikes; it, in effect, becomes a part of the target surface. The power level control is at the opposite end of the I braided graphite fiber line and must be I set to the proper output for the target surface. Subatomic forces vary with the structure of the atom, and thus different materials require different power level settings. Due to the lighter weight of this projectile and line, the gun is a gauss-type ideal for zero-G use. Therefore, it is highly desired by asteroid mining companies.

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Jumar Hoist

Jumar Hoist
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Cost Cr50
Size 2.0 liters
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–6
Weight 1.0 kg

The Jumar Hoist or Handled Eccentric Cam Ascender is a personal hoist which makes roped ascents and descents much easier to undertake. Jumars do nothing to increase speed; they merely make the climb easier.

The jumar consists of a handle attached to a hook that goes around a rope with a cam to allow the handle to slide one way on the rope but not the other. A climber uses two on a rope, sliding one, then the other, up the rope to ascend. This also works for moving along a cable in Zero-G or microgravity.

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Magnetic Gripper

Magnetic gripper
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Cost Cr20
Size 0.5l
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–7
Weight 0.5kg

A pair of Magnetic Grippers, handheld or fastened on boots, can make movement easier in low-gravity, zero-G, or free-fall situations. The grips are limited to being attached to ferromagnetic metals, usually common on starship construction.

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Mountaineer's Kit

Mountaineer's Kit
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Cost Cr100
Size 4.0 liters
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–4
Weight 2.0 kg
Manufacturer Various

The Mountaineer's Kit is a tool kit.


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Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a general collection of useful gear applicable to most mountaineering situations.

Typical Mountaineer's Kit Contents[edit]

It has a length of rope, pitons, a piton hammer, a set of carabiners, a jumar, a pair of rock shoes, and other equipment in sufficient quantities to be used on a climb of average difficulty.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The contents of any tool kit should be balanced against its TL. Lower technology kits might contain more primitive or simplistic tools, while more advanced kits might contain sophisticated items such as gravitic rebalancers. The exact contents will vary depending on the size and weight of the tool kit: small kits contain the bare minimum, or may contain ingenious "multi-tools" with a variety of attachments and adapters.

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Personal Restraints

Restraints
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Cost Cr25
Size 0.3l
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–3
Weight 0.3kg
Personal restraints are a tool used to hold and restrain people. Used by police and security forces to hold captured criminals and others. The primary restraints are use to bind the hands and arms of suspects.
  • Manacles are the earliest version, They consist of a pair of iron straps, one to go around each wrist of the prisoner, connected by a short chain. Usually manufactured around TL–3.
  • Handcuffs are an advancement on the Manacles, using a hinged metal bracelet with a locking ratchet for each wrist. These are connected by a short chain or bar.
  • Electro-cuffs incorporate a battery and a remote trigger device to administer an incapacitating electric shock to the prisoner.

In addition to the reusable restraints, there are a number of single use restraint devices. Each of these must be cut or destroyed to remove the restraints.

  • Zip-cuffs consist of a 1cm wide plastic strip with a ratchet lock on one end. They are simple to manufacture and very inexpensive.
  • Cufftape consists of a roll of perforated tape, breaking every two feet. The tape sticks best to itself, and the two foot lengths makes for a convenient length for a restraint device.
  • Stik-cuff is related to sticky weapon, consisting of a small spray can of quick setting epoxy.

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Piton

Piton
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Cost Cr5
Size 0.1 liters
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–4
Weight 0.3 kg
Pitons are metal spikes fitted with a ring at one end with (to pass a rope through), which are used in mountain climbing as a hold. Several specific types are available. The simplest TL–4 pitons are soft iron spikes driven into rock. An advanced TL–7 version, is of similar design but uses superior alloys. At TL–8, pitons have a radical design: they are not driven into rock at all, but use a quick-setting superglue to attach themselves to rock faces. Once set, they cannot be removed without using special solvents; however, use of these pitons doubles ascent speeds. The solvent weighs 0.5kg (500 applications) and costs Cr20.

The ultimate in pitons, the sophisticated devices at TL–10 include a small battery pack and a powerful heating element in the tip. When activated, a sudden white-hot burst of heat helps set the piton with a minimum of effort (just steady pressure by the climber). This will also set pitons in soft iron, armor, steel, and crystaliron as well as stone and cement.

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Plasteel Cable

Plasteel cable
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Cost Cr100
Size 3.0 liters
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–9
Weight 3.0 kg
50m length
Plasteel Cable is a fine flexible cable manufactured from plasteel, capable of supporting 250 kilograms. Available in 50 meter coil, each weighing 3 kilograms, and costing Cr100.

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Pocket Scuba

Pocket SCUBA
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Cost Cr100
Size 0.5l
Type Breathing apparatus
Tech Level TL–8
Weight 0.5kg

The Pocket Scuba is a SCUBA system designed to provide underwater life support for emergencies. It is a combination of a small air tank with regulator and mouthpiece in a slim package which is strapped to the arm or thigh. It provides 5 minutes worth of resting air support.

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Rock Shoes

Rock Shoes
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Cost Cr10
Size 0.5 liter
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–4
Weight 0.5 kg
Rock Shoes are a lightweight, sturdy pair of shoes specifically designed for stability, these are very useful to lead climbers ascending walls and steep slopes where toe holds must be constantly sought.

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Sleeping bag

Sleeping bag
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Cost cr60
Size
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–4
Weight 1.8kg

A thick, insulated bedroll with a full-length zipper and a water-resistant outer coating, this bag can be rolled into a small bundle for carrying on a pack with ties to secure it in the rolled configuration. Temperature protection extends down to +30°C (-25°F in average tech level versions, and more advanced types lower the limit to -45°C (-50°F) with the use of a layer of heat-reflective foil, The bag is washable and can be colored camouflaged.

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Solar Vaporator

Solar Vaporator
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Cost Cr1250
Size 20.0 liters
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–10
Weight 8.0 kg

The Solar Vaporator collects moisture from the air, especially at night. Yield is two liters per 24 hours in standard or dense atmosphere; one liter per 24 hours in thin atmospheres; and 0.5 liters per 24 hours in very thin atmospheres. The vaporator is stored in a compact (50cm x 20cm x 20cm) package, but unfolds (an operation requiring five minutes) to 200cm x 10cm x 50cm and stands on a tripod which takes 1 square meter.

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Suit Patch

Suit Patch
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Cost Cr2
Size 0.2l
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–7
Weight 30g
Suit patches are made from flexible plastic with a light reinforcing mesh for strength and have an adhesive coating on the back which can be used in atmosphere or vacuum. They are designed to patch breaches in vacc suits or hostile environment suits. They are unnecessary for small holes on self-sealing suits.

Application of a patch takes ten seconds and is done by pulling off a tab protecting the adhesive, pressing the patch over the hole. and holding until the glue sets. The patches come in a pouch which can be attached to the suit in a convenient location by an adhesive strip. These patches are not meant to be permanent because they are weaker than the suit material. More permanent repairs should be made at the first opportunity.

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Survival Bubble

Survival Bubble
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Cost Cr600
Size 3,000.0 liters
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–9
Weight 3.0 kg

A Survival Bubble is a larger version of the rescue ball. A large, 2m diameter, plastic sphere with alternating clear and opaque panels, and a small oxygen tank (capable of supporting one person for two hours) for inflation. Access to the interior is through a conforming plastic seal which functions similar to an air lock. The bubble can be used for life support in vacuum (it can be moved by walking on the inside in treadmill fashion), and can also be used for protection against weather or as a lifeboat on a sea surface. It has good abrasion resistance, but no appreciable armor value. Normal procedure is to sit in one and wait. Most survival bubbles have one panel modified so that a hand can be used to grip or crudely manipulate outside objects from inside the bubble.

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Survival Knife

Survival Knife
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Generic Survival Knife
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Cost Cr40
Size 0.5 liters
Type Weapon
Tech Level TL–7
Weight 1.0 kg
Manufacturer Various
Generic Survival Knife

A Survival Knife is a large, good-quality knife.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The handle is hollow and contains fishing line, hooks, a fire-starter, magnetic compass, and wire-saw. It is generally carried in a specialized, belt scabbard.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

It is manufactured with good, quality steel and possesses a serrated edge. It is generally issued to or used by hunters, outdoors-sophonts, and military personnel.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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Survival Still

Survival Still
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Cost Cr5,000
Size 30l
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–12
Weight 30kg

A Survival Still is a small chemical distiller and synthesizer that turns almost any organic materials (and some inorganic materials) into water and something edible.

If the material can not be safely converted, the still rejects it. The input hopper will hold several liters of material, and can produce "Glop" in about two hours time. The Glop is usually served supplemented with known edible material or rations in "glop stew" or it can be dried and used as ration bars.

A survival still usually masses about 30kg, and runs off of a vehicle power plant or portable generator. It costs Cr5000.

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Survival bubble

Survival bubble
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Cost Cr600
Size 3000 liters
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–9
Weight 3kg

A survival bubble is a larger version of the rescue ball. A large, 2m diameter, plastic sphere with alternating clear and opaque panels, and a small oxygen tank (capable of supporting one person for two hours) for inflation. Access to the interior is through a conforming plastic seal which functions similar to an air lock. The bubble can be used for life support in vacuum (it can be moved by walking on the inside in treadmill fashion), and can also be used for protection against weather or as a lifeboat on a sea surface. It has good abrasion resistance, but no appreciable armor value. Normal procedure is to sit in one and wait. Most survival bubbles have one panel modified so that a hand can be used to grip or crudely manipulate outside objects from inside the bubble.

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Tent heater

Tent heater
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Cost Cr75
Size 3.5 liters
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–6
Weight 3.6kg

The tent heater is a device to provide heat using hydrocarbon fuel burned over a catalytic pad so there is no open flame. It provides an average 1.5 Kilo-joules of heat, enough to keep spaces up to 18 square meters (like a tent or a cabin) warm depending upon external conditions. The 3 liter tank provides fuel for up to 12 hours. Most versions have a thermostat to adjust for a comfortable temperature. Fuel comes in metal or plastic containers of 4 liters or in pressurized disposable canisters which weigh 450 grams and provide 6 hours use. An adapter kit is necessary to use the pressurized canisters and costs 10 Cr.

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Wall Patch

Wall Patch
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Cost Cr10
Size 1.0 liter
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–10
Weight 0.4 kg
Pack of 10

The Wall Patch is semi-flexible patch of composite and metal fabrics with air-tight plastic layers between them. Removing one from its standard wall mount by the carrying handle exposes a anaerobic adhesive layer,which when pressed to a hull breach will form around it and cure in seconds. If the resulting bond is airtight, the repair will usually last indefinitely, but should be fixed at next opportunity.

The patch will cover most breaches up to 15cm in diameter, and can usually only be used from the high-pressure side of a leak. Wall patches can be used as suit patches in an emergency, and have been used as impromptu slaplocks to keep portals open or closed (but only half as effective).

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Water Purification Tablets

Water Purification Tablets
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Cost Cr5
Size 0.1 liters
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–5
Weight 0.1 kg

A bottle of 250 tablets to make contaminated water safe. One tablet in 1 liter will render it safe in 30 minutes. Kills microorganisms, but does not nullify chemical contaminants.

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Water filter

Water filter
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Cost Cr75
Size 5 liters
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–7
Weight 1 kg
Water filter
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Cost Cr65
Size 10 l
Type Survival gear
Tech Level TL–9
Weight 11kg

A portable, non-electric system for filtering water. A four stage reverse-osmosis system removes rust, sediment, chlorine, lead, most organic compounds and all biological contaminants. The filter generally runs about 1 liter of water per 15 minutes.

At TL–7 the filters handle about 100 liters of water, replacement filters are 0.2kg and Cr 30. At TL–9 the filters handles 50,000 liters. Additional filters are 0.5kg and Cr 8 each.

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