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I've gotta ask: I see people with custom flint and steels, bow drills, etc.You can get a 5 pack of Bic lighters for 7 bucks. You can get a pack of 50 for $40!In time, yes, you will need traditional fire making methods (when the lighters run out), but, for a Bug-out-bag, or other survive-until-rescued kit, what's wrong with a lighter in ziplok bag? If you are in a survival situation- you don't want to mess about with difficult fire making methods!
You can clean used cooking oil with unflavored gelatin.The website called "Serious Eats" has a complete write up on it.
It uses technology to perform a function.A rock will beat something down. A hammer is more efficient,but you need metal working technology to have it.A bow and arrow is a tool, it can be used to hunt, or fight.A gun is more effective, but you need better technology to have it.I can murder someone with a hammer, the hammer is not an evil,restriced-to-government item, so why is a gun?That is a failure in logic. If the presence of guns causes more deathsin your society, then your society is flawed, not the tool.Nuclear weapons are exceedingly efficient at killing, yet in humanhistory, they have only been used twice. So, expediency isn't the answer, and neither is banning a tool, as nuclear non proliferation has failed, despite the fact that they haven't been used since theirinvention.
Loose change and leather work or driving gloves.If you can't figure out how to lie to a cop, then you deserve to be in prison.Actually- how did your laws get so screwed up in the first place? Thank you for never offering advice to the US on weapons laws- ever.Because you have screwed up. Royally.Use something as a weapon? True- it's a weapon. Carry the parts to make a weapon?Thats not a weapon- those are tools. Or, are carpenters routinely arrested there?
"I do not carry a knife, despite how many times I need it everyday, because of the laws forbidding it,..."One of my countrymen said it best:"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."-Thomas JeffersonA knife is a lethal weapon.Carrying a box cutter is just carrying a tool.A cosh is an offensive weapon.A roll of coins in the fingers of a leather glove is spare parking change.You should be ashamed of yourselves. First by letting yourselves be disarmed.Second, by not thinking creative ways around your idiotic laws.
You might want to google "storage of yeast with distilled water"....It's a great long term method, and it takes up far less space.