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Old 11-21-2006, 11:22 AM
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Carrying Identification / ID

When hiking or bicycling I typically carry my drivers license, but if I was to get separated from it somehow, I want a passerby to be able to help me if I was to become incapacitated (or worse). For a few years I've been wearing a product called RoadID. I like the dogtag style, but there are also wrist bands and shoe tags.

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Old 11-21-2006, 03:09 PM
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dog tag

Jerry,

I have added my health insurance carrier and ID.

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Old 11-22-2006, 02:37 PM
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I use dog tags. One site lets you put different information on each tag. The cost is something like NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-25-2006, 02:31 PM
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I wear IFF tags on my clothing. If you're not used to these, they show blood type (A POS) and allerg NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-26-2006, 02:30 PM
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I hope this doesn't scare folks too much, but I have a more extreme personal ID system.

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Old 11-26-2006, 04:36 PM
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Wow Bearpaw, that's pretty hardcore... My ID isn't nearly as extreme (cool might be a good word for NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:38 AM
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I carry driver's license and health insurance card in the backcountry; this thread reminds me I shou NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-28-2006, 04:22 PM
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Over here we've also instituted a protocol (since the 7/7 subway bombings) of putting contact number NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-29-2006, 02:11 PM
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:57 PM
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