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Read your story and the comments so far and I think you were right. Sure you were stopped and an officer took hold of your arm without them having turned on their lights or blipping the siren. That doesn't mean you should immediately resist and start a ruckus. Once the event was over if you had been that upset about your rights being trampled, you could have filed a complaint. You chose not to do this. Cops don't know how anyone is going to react to any kind of stop these days. A simple yes sir or no sir answer and following their instructions can save both the police and the public a lot of problems. It's called civility. Well done.
I like this. I save these for storage around the house and will be attending a big event this summer where I am sure security will be tight. This might ease my way through the lines. Thanks for the idea.
Good contents. In the picture, the bag looks quite heavy and it sits very low on your back. This can make for very uncomfortable travel. You might want to see if you can load it differently or adjust it so it sits higher on your shoulders and back.Things like tuna in the heavy mylar pouches and other foods last almost as long as canned foods and are much lighter. Not much for carrying around a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire either, but I did have one of those miniature bats (about a foot long) drilled out from the wide end about 2/3rds down, filled with lead and sealed with wood filler. The skinny end was drilled for a lanyard to keep it on my wrist. Quite a nice little bell ringer.
Obviously, in a survival situation you won't have a drill, but you might try drilling a hole which would leave no sharp edges sticking out. Unless those somehow are needed for the sound. Great idea.
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Nice idea and the first I've seen. I wonder if you could make one from one of the aluminum beer bottles. You might have to cut the window with a Dremel cut-off tool, but it would be much sturdier than the can. Just a thought. I may try your version and then even though I don't drink much beer, I may go out and buy a case of Miller Lite in the aluminum bottles. I need some to make an alcohol stove anyway.
Nice idea, easy and lightweight. You might try laying it on its side in the V shape to light it. If the V was pointed into the wind, it might light quicker and the second cardboard strip would burn hotter as it wouldn't be laying flat (just a thought).
I like the idea that the whole thing is dipped in wax, making it really waterproof. While dryer lint works to a degree, most experts (not me) say that it is not the best for burning because it contains all kinds of synthetics, etc. Maybe enclosed in wax it will be okay, but it is really not that expensive to purchase a large bag of cotton balls at the dollar store and fluff several up in each pod instead of lint. Nice idea, and easy.
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Water, fire, shelter, food are usually listed in that order. I think adding even a mylar space blanket for shelter would be a good idea. Also, even though you may carry a knife separately, I would include a Victorinox Classic in the kit. It's very small and has a pair of scissors, tweezers, and a small file. You didn't mention the container. Is it a snuff box? Great first Instructable.
This is a very clever way to create a tie down. Many of today's cars are made without tie downs. Just a thought, if you place a piece of PVC or a wooden dowel inside the hose after inserting the strap so that the strap was wrapped around the rod, it would add strength and the hose would be there to protect the finish of your car. Either way, this is a great idea. I'm making one soon.
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