Great stuff thanks...and given the earlier posts in this thread about the desire to protect oneself against the bad guys versus the legal issues abroad regarding carrying obvious weapons aboard such as shotguns, rifles, handguns and so forth...what about carrying some real firepower: a real flamethrower? I mean, it's just a tank and a hose and a pipe, right? The kind of thing our boys used on the Nips in the old John Wayne movies. Taken apart, you've got what looks like plumbing bits to the authorities. And put together, your average pirate, at a 100-foot range, risks becoming a crispy critter. It could also double as a flare gun in an emergency. Any self-respecting pirate might not mind getting shot at, but the thought of catching some burning gasoline in the face might give them pause, eh? That's the kind of thing, especially if seen on You Tube in the world's 'bad neighborhoods', that could be a real deterrent, you betcha.