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Portable emergency flagpole

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There are times when it is useful to be able to indicate a location from a distance without resorting to flares, smoke, or rockets.

A flag on a pole is ideal for this.

However, poles are awkward things to carry round.

Do not despair yet*. BorgCo engineering has developed a simple device to overcome this problem. Based on a telescoping carbon-fibre fishing pole, which when closed is 15mm in diameter and 400mm long, it can be extended in seconds into a three metre pole carrying either the Cross of St. George** or an appropriate armorial banner***.

If ground conditions permit, the lightweight titanium ground spike and socket can hold the base of the pole, braced by nylon cords and guy ropes to appropriate pegs (included).

*You will be notified when you should begin to despair. About now, probably.

**Obviously, non-English people will invariably shrink from humiliating themselves and publicizing their nationality by means of a prominent flag.

***Special order - a check will be made with the College of Arms to ensure that the purchaser has indeed been granted arms, and that the heraldic detail is correct.

8th of 7, Jul 22 2017

http://www.ebay.co....elescopic-flag-pole [pocmloc, Jul 23 2017]

Portable flag - Why can't we just get along ? https://www.youtube...watch?v=MPMmC0UAnj0
[bigsleep, Jul 23 2017]

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       //There are times when it is useful to be able to indicate a location from a distance without resorting to flares, smoke, or rockets.//   

       Could you, perhaps, describe such a circumstance?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 22 2017
  

       The main concourse of a busy, crowded urban indoor shopping centre.
8th of 7, Jul 22 2017
  

       And why would one not resort to flares, smoke, or rockets in such a situation? Also, what is an "urban indoor shopping centre"?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 22 2017
  

       //However, poles are awkward things to carry round// The skinny ones are not so round and therefore easier to carry, especially if they've been drinking.
xenzag, Jul 22 2017
  

       Some of them can get quite belligerent with a drink or five inside them.   

       // And why would one not resort to flares, smoke, or rockets in such a situation? //   

       Apparently, smoking is now frowned upon in such places.   

       // Also, what is an "urban indoor shopping centre"? //   

       A sort of low-budget theme park for proles, based on the traditional concept of Hell, but with rather more screaming children and notably fewer toilet facilities, typically in a revolting state of uncleanliness (both the children and the toilets).
8th of 7, Jul 22 2017
  

       Widely baked. See any music festival.
prufrax, Jul 23 2017
  

       What is a "music festival" ? Is it like Glyndeborne, or the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts ?   

       We have seen flags at the "Last Night of the Proms" but they appeared to be entirely conventional.
8th of 7, Jul 23 2017
  

       // What is a "music festival" ?//   

       A sort of low-budget theme park for proles, based on the traditional concept of Hell, but with rather more screaming children and notably fewer toilet facilities, typically in a revolting state of uncleanliness (both the children and the toilets).
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 23 2017
  

       Noted.
8th of 7, Jul 23 2017
  

       Clearly you have never seen the hallowed Good Toilets At The Back Of Field 7B At Cropredy.   

       There was loo roll aplenty. There was even some sort of posh hand washing soap in little bottles. And the sink taps worked.   

       Well worth a long walk at 3 in the morning.
prufrax, Jul 23 2017
  

       // a long walk at 3 in the morning // ??   

       What sort of an en-suite bathroom is that ?   

       Admittedly at Buchanan Towers, even the smaller guest suites have substantial floor areas; hence the ornately-carved Jacobean oak fingerposts at intervals. But fifty metres is hardly a "long walk", even after very substantial indulgence in fermnted grape products ...
8th of 7, Jul 23 2017
  

       Would also make a good, portable replacement mast for my kayak sail. [+]
DIYMatt, Jul 23 2017
  

       When open, it also automatically sends an indication to Google Maps. Within the next 6 years, the satellite is instructed to try and take a picture.   

       If you are inside a bustling city, the Google car will know to take a picture of your flag without blurring it.
pashute, Jul 25 2017
  
      
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