get you by things to have

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  1. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Today I bought 4 boxes of bullets and two bottles of powder just in case there becomes a shortage in the near future. I bought a dozen or more candles for light and cooking if needed. I also bought some more T=paper just because they don't have any big phone books handy anymore.
    I read putting a string in a can of Crisco will make a get you by flame for cooking and light. It said a can could provide fire 8 hours a day for over 40 days. I remember as a kid in summer park school we made Bunsen burners out of cardboard, wax, and a coffee can.

    I thought about buying a small generator but I figured there might not be much gas to buy for it. I have a generator but it only puts out around 90 volts so it's about worthless. I figure getting it fixed might cost as much as a new one so............ And again where will the gas for it come from?

    I don't know what I would do without TV and my PC. I should find a crank up charge types.
     
  2. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Diversify...
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    Jim
     

  3. DrDenby

    DrDenby New Member

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    Just to let you guys know, for candles

    They are SUPER easy to make and one HELLOVA lot cheaper.

    10 pound block of wax is $32 including shipping at Bulk Apothecary

    Wicks like this : are $4 for 100 on Ebay [​IMG]


    You rinse out your soup cans (the larger ones like with the peel off top) , stick the wick in the can, melt the wax in a pot, pour it in after it cools a some and you have a 12 oz candle that will burn for 3 days (assuming you don't fill the can to the top)

    Figure you will only need the candles for what 9 hours at most? than they will last you at least a week.

    And you can get 12 and 1/2 candles from the wax assuming spillage and such ... so you figure at most it costs you $3 per candle.

    3 day burning (12 oz) candles made of the right wax cost the cheapest I have seen of $13 each.

    Just something to consider.

    Oh, and you HAVE to have a few large rolls of duct tape!

    Doc
     
  4. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    I got duct tape, aviation grade safety wire and a Fast motorcycle. I'm ready for Anything!




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  5. DrDenby

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    Ok, I will bite.

    What's the aviation grade safety wire for?

    Doc
     
  6. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

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    Bailing wire? Good for everything!
     
  7. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ I have almost a whole roll of bailing wire in my shed.
     
  8. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    It's just the High Tech version of bailing wire. It's stainless and Strong.
    When duct tape won't hold something, bring out the safety wire....




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  9. DrDenby

    DrDenby New Member

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    Ahh right, I see.

    Hmmm, will have to look into that.

    Other things of course are hand powered tools.

    Water purification stuff.

    Hand can openers.

    Good assortment of knives, bayonets, machetes etc

    Magnesium fire starters

    condoms!

    hmmm can't think of other right now, guess I am biting my nails waiting for election results :eek:

    Doc