Dog tags

I would like to buy several dog tags for my family. I have an engraver
and an etcher. Which of them would be better for writing on these dog
tags?
Second question, what chain to use for them that's most comfortable,
unconspicuous and yet strong. Two adults, one 4 year old and one
infant soon to appear. Something cheap that can be bought off ebay
would be better.
Third, is there some way to safely attach a dog tag to an infant in
case of emergency, so that he does not strangle himself with it.
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Ignoramus19652
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What about a tatoo? Or an RFID chip under the skin? They make 'em for animals, oughta work for people. ERS
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Eric R Snow
Lots of surplus places that will stamp out dogtags on their machines. other than that there is always the cheap alternative of cutting them out from sheet aluminum yourself.
The military standard issue is ball chain. My set has been threaded though a sleeve made from the outer layer of parachute cord. A little heat from a lighter and some fast finder work and the ends will seal and grip the chain. Quieter, and not as cold.
The baby. Try a velcro or elastic closure on an ankle bracelet under his or her sock or booty. In a dire emergency I would consider a Sharpie marker and mark the child's name and your SSN or some other traceable info onto the childs leg, arm or chest.
Cheers Trevor Jones
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Trevor Jones
Iggy,
I see guys with dogtag-making machines all the time at gunshows in Wisconsin. Next time I see one I'll get you a card & give you the info. Or, in the Wisconsin Dells, the "Dells Army Ducks" place has a dogtag maker and may do phone orders. As far as attaching it to your infant; didn't you just get a new welder?
Dave "Father of 2, including a 10-month-old" Hinz
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Dave Hinz
I still have the dog tag I had to wear as a child in San Francisco public schools during WWII. It has just my name, address and phone number on it.
IIRC it was a mandatory thing.
There was some concern about air raids on the pacific coast during the early years of that war. Though to the best of my knowledge, the only two that were actually carried out by airplanes were the Japanese carrier launched ones which ineffectively dropped firebombs in Oregon:
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Jeff
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Jeff Wisnia
Use your states drivers license number prefixed with (state 2 letter abbreviation)DL. It's usually easier getting the information associated with a drivers license number than a SSAN now days. Joe
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Joe Gorman
Thanks. The tags are 40 cents each on ebay, it's chump change. I already have an engraver, which my wife can use very beautifully (she has excellent handwriting and engraving skills and makes beautiful engravings).
I guess my main question is about chains.
That's a nice idea.
That's another good idea. These markings, though, do not last long, based on experience (he marks himself with these markers a lot).
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Reply to
Ignoramus19652
You could also have their SSANs tatooed on the inside of their cheeks.
I daresay that for safety's sake you do not want it to be very strong else it becomes a strangulation hazard should it get caught on something like a fence post or tree branch.
I have read that WWII aviators wore their dogtags on a string, instead of a chain as if they caught fire the chain might cause more severe burns to the neck whereas the string would simply burn through, dropping the hot tags down into the pilot's shorts instead ...
Clip it to his diaper perhaps?
In 1942 there was also a carrier-based attack on a California Refinery, the incindiery bombs failed to explode on impact. There was a massive AAA response to the attack, the official explanation was that some US planes were mistaken for bogies. Some observers may have mistaken the smoke cloud formed by the exploding munitions for a large Zepplin-like craft as you sometimes see that incident reported as a UFO sighting.
And there was an incident in which a Japanese submarine surfaced and shelled a fuel depot on an island off the California coast.
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fredfighter
Come to think about it, we were in WD just 2 months ago.
rotflmao...
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Ignoramus19652
My dogtags are stainless steel as are my dad's from WWII.
Reply to
Curly Surmudgeon
Ah...(uncomfortable pause)...listen, if I flipped you off (license plates being what they are), I should probably apologize at this point. Hypothetically, that is.
Yeah. As if you could get a little one to stand still long enough to get a good ground...
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Dave Hinz
We've got a place here in town that does them for $4.95, including the chains. I got a couple of sets for my son just before he turned three. Anytime we go off the property, he puts his tag on and tucks it in his shirt. When we fly or drive somewhere out of town, a second tag goes into the laces of one of his shoes. Most of the kids in his school think it's the coolest item to have. Even the little girls have been heard begging to have a set made for them.
Mac's set has his full legal name, address and city, my mobile phone number and my parents home number. The two different phone numbers are because soneone is at either number almost 24 hours a day.
Craig C.
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cvairwerks
Tattoo.
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Offbreed
On Fri, 23 Sep 2005 18:06:41 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm, Ignoramus19652 quickly quoth:
I think they're $8 a pop delivered off Ebay. Maybe less in qty.
Yeah, there sure is. Via tattoo, Iggy!
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Larry Jaques
As a general rule (assuming I remember it correctly) neck chains should break at no more than 10 lbs force to prevent injury. It doesn't have to be the whole chain. It can be the clasp serving as a weak link. Karl
Reply to
Karl Vorwerk
In article ,
Magic marker works, will eventually wear off.
Reply to
Nick Hull
Much easier to just staple it on, probably only needs one... ;)
Reply to
Nick Hull
According to Nick Hull :
So will using a rubber stamp moistened with Silver Nitrate (AGNO3) solution. After about an hour or two, it will start fading in darker and darker, and will remain until several layers of skin wear off. There is *no* way to wash it off -- at least with chemicals which you are willing to have touch your (or his/her) skin.
Enjoy, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
Use a bar code program, wet stencil, right across the forehead.
It will cause far far far Right fundimentalists to run screaming...particularly if the coded number is 666
Gunner
"Pax Americana is a philosophy. Hardly an empire. Making sure other people play nice and dont kill each other (and us) off in job lots is hardly empire building, particularly when you give them self determination under "play nice" rules.
Think of it as having your older brother knock the shit out of you for torturing the cat." Gunner
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Gunner Asch
Dog tags are so "Yesterday". Us a metal tag attached to the ear with a grommet.
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brassbend

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