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    Default Outdoor mirror?

    Hello,

    I have been looking around for one of these. I've found a couple of smaller versions (maybe credit card sized or slightly larger) and I'm wondering if anyone knows where to buy them a bit bigger?

    I'm thinking around 5"-6" would do in reasonably any shape.

    Another option would be a standard mirror with some type of strong housing? If anyone has ideas, that would be great.

    Thanks,

    Mark

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    I'm not quite sure what an "outdoor mirror" is. Do you just mean one that's waterproof? Bathroom mirrors are waterproofed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ged View Post
    I'm not quite sure what an "outdoor mirror" is. Do you just mean one that's waterproof? Bathroom mirrors are waterproofed.
    I mean one that wouldn't break or deface easily. I wouldn't care if it was made from reflective metal or strengthened glass but that's the general idea.

    Mark

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    Search for "polycarbonate mirrors". Near enough bullet proof.

    Just the first hit on a search I did:

    http://www.theplasticshop.co.uk/poly...6mm-thick.html

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    Here you go, Heliograph shop around to find the price you like

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    The inside of the crusader cup heavy lid is a polished metal mirror. I carry mine with my brew kit / crusader cup.
    http://www.raymears.com/Bushcraft_Pr...up-Boil-Cover/
    http://thekeytosurvival.com/bcbinter...atohvycvr.html

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    The mirror on the inside of a sighting compass serves well for a variety of uses.

    Wayland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayland View Post
    The mirror on the inside of a sighting compass serves well for a variety of uses.

    Some also have magnifying lenses, eg Suunto MC-2

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    I cut an ordinary mirror into smaller pieces ( around 3" x3" ) then attach them to a piece of thin wood the same size using duck or insulation tape around the mirror edges.........probably not very helpful.

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    Plastic stick on car wing mirror replacements
    Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
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    Hi,
    One outdoors mirror i made up for me. On the back of the leather case is a brass dee ring .





    Cheers Topknot
    He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
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    My local 99p store have mirrors for camping about A5 size.
    The Ark was built by an amateur, the Titanic by professionals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topknot View Post
    Hi,
    One outdoors mirror i made up for me. On the back of the leather case is a brass dee ring .





    Cheers Topknot
    That's nice work.
    Wayland

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    That is a lovely item Topknot.

    Not as nice as yours, but may meet the OPs request is this, although I didn't buy mine from here

    http://www.surplusandoutdoors.com/sh...le-226845.html

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    polish some stainless sheet cut to size then stick some sticky back plastic over the top to help protect the finish...
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    Pretty cheap and multi-use on ebay.

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    Most make up shops have a variety of small mirrors of different shapes and prices.
    I have had a small make up mirror in my FAK for years now, and it is still going strong. Cost me next to nothing.
    http://skaukraft.blogspot.no/

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    I use a British Army WW2 Heliograph...



    fits at the back of my belt pouch, takes up little room and does the job when it comes to getting insects and debris out of my eyes or even the odd shave.

    I bought mine from Silvermans.
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