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Bug Out Bag MK1
How to Wax a Jacket
You may consider to add dry fuits to your survival kit.
Make A Candle From Cheese
I have used these as campfire starters on many occasions, and they work great. You don't even need to make the candle. The "handy cheese opening mechanism" works well enough to get the wax melting on on the tinder, where the tinder now starts to get coated and acts like a wick. I've always taken them with me when camping. Despite what the package says, in my experience, the wax wrapped cheese stays just fine for at least 5 days at moderate pacific northwest temperatures. Maybe not so much at higher temps but check out the comment from INSAYN regarding his babybel longevity experiments at: http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/archive/ind...Specifically: "BabyBel Cheese Round Singles in wax coating (An assortment of flavors) I tested one of these by placing in the window sill facing South for nearly 3 weeks. House is usually 67º-70ºF and the window sill saw upwards of 85ºF. After sitting there all that time, I tried it and found no issue with the flavor, texture, or usefulness in eating or cooking with." Not all that surprising. Cheese was made as a way of storing milk before refrigeration. And this use really is a very practical survival technique as being able to start fires in survival situations can be critical.
*sigh* I had a long comment typed out about using all of them and the bottom of a 12 oz soda can to make a larger, longer lasting version of this, but apparently I wasn't logged in and when I went to log in, it erased my comment -.- This is a good idea and a way to reuse something that would otherwise just be waste.
I work around regular gas and diesel at least 40 hours a week and sorry if this sounds offensive but 90% of what youre saying is myth and the rest is just far beyond the scope of reality that I just question why youd give any weight to such incorrect information.As far as "inhaling a droplet" goes... That simply isn't how lungs or the human body works. If you breath in a single droplet of diesel its not going to just travel down your wind pipe and into yourlungs without touching the walls of your throat on the way down and sticking there. Youd have to take a quick, deep breath of diesel as a bunch is splashed into your mouth in order to accomplish that. Likewise, living your life as if you have some sort of predatory evil nemesis whos going to track your daily habits and decide to light you on fire is just... I don't know, not even sure if "crazy paranoid" describes it well enough. And as far as cooking while you have gas on you... Not a smart idea to begin with, obviously, just in the grand scheme of accident prevention goes. But, unless you have a thick coat of diesel on your body AND you are working around an open flame then the likelihood of setting yourself on fire is pretty low, especially if the diesel is very dry which it almost certainly will be. The real danger of gas around open flame or any flame source isn't when its dry or even when its in an open container, etc... Typically the most dangerous aspect is the vapors coming from big, open courses of gasoline.Nothing you said there was a straight up "fact" so you may want to think twice before spreading misinformation like that, it doesn't help anyone and just risks the one saying it of looking foolish..
nice idea, in a less populated environment. However, the poor mans alternative is the shopping trolley. Hobos have, do and will continue to use it as their carry all of choice. Fit in, grey man, not be noticed by marauders. I'd opt for the shopping trolley. Plus I'd save hundreds of bucks, that I could otherwise spend on 300 ft of climbing grade rope, cast iron dutch oven and skillet, larger shelter system, comprehensive med kit, spare ammo cans, tool box, large saw and axe, etc. Survival is just that, surviving. There is no simple golden ticket solution. It is a horrible, scary, desperate place to live. Not just for the prepared, but more so for all those that aren't. It may only last a few days/weeks. But that's not survival, it's a prolonged adventure. One that is accompanied by death, suffering and a light at the the end of the tunnel. Survival lasts for years, decades, centuries. There is no light at the end of the tunnel, only adaptation. All that you think you need, well, save for the rule of three, is just stuff. No different to wide screen TVs, coffee machines, and any other comfort we take for granted. Plan now for what you may encounter, but do not fantasise, delude or imagine something that won't be. Preppers prepare, others simply become zombies. You chose your path, you decide your fate. Learn, enrich your knowledge and do not take the path of foolish insanity. Accept one simple fact, for you to survive, billions, yes billions, will die. Allow your conscious to accept that, then decide the prepper you'll be.
A lot of people don't think about it, but for carrying the larger items that don't fit in your pack, you can get a covered off-road jogging stroller and still be able to stay foot mobile. Obviously you would carry the essentials on your back and in pockets so that if you had to ditch the stroller, say going up stairs in an urban environment or up a steep cliff in the woods, you would still have all of your survival essentials on your body. But the extra 300 ft of climbing grade rope, cast iron dutch oven and skillet, larger shelter system, comprehensive med kit, spare ammo cans, tool box, large saw and axe, etc. can all be taken with you and packed in the stroller without attracting any added attention in an urban environment. You could also put your long guns in there and be able to remain discrete with just a concealed carry weapon. With a little "structural up-grading", once you get to where you get to where you are bugging out to, because without a bug out location in mind you are almost always better off sheltering in place, you would also have a handy wheeled cart for all sorts of camp tasks.
In the Corps. while training and deployed we used unscented baby wipes. Clean and gentle on the nethers.
I enjoyed reading this and will give it a try soon.
this is so awes
i used this for a project.it worked! great idea!
Thanks for the laugh and info, i have a duster gonna give it a go.
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