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Re-Use and Re-purpose
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What kinds of things have you re-used or re-purposed for survival?
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Many items BUT let me add just 1 for now: Condoms - non lubricated.

Water gather/storage
Covering fingers which may need to be kept dry
Storage of items you need kept dry (insert and tie off the end)

I keep them in my EDC bag/BOB
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(09-14-2012, 11:04 PM)Publican Wrote: Many items BUT let me add just 1 for now: Condoms - non lubricated.

Water gather/storage
Covering fingers which may need to be kept dry
Storage of items you need kept dry (insert and tie off the end)

I keep them in my EDC bag/BOB
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Is that the reason you gave her when she asked going through the bag? Tongue

I never toss out anything without stripping it first. Last week I threw out a steel bed frame (the fold out angle iron ones), but not until I salvaged out all the lengths of angle iron which had stamped on the side that it was made from reclaimed railroad track steel. I suspect its probably pretty hard and suitable for forging knives out of too in addition to welding projects.
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(09-15-2012, 02:11 AM)Emoticon Wrote:
(09-14-2012, 11:04 PM)Publican Wrote: Many items BUT let me add just 1 for now: Condoms - non lubricated.

Water gather/storage
Covering fingers which may need to be kept dry
Storage of items you need kept dry (insert and tie off the end)

I keep them in my EDC bag/BOB
......


Is that the reason you gave her when she asked going through the bag? Tongue

I never toss out anything without stripping it first. Last week I threw out a steel bed frame (the fold out angle iron ones), but not until I salvaged out all the lengths of angle iron which had stamped on the side that it was made from reclaimed railroad track steel. I suspect its probably pretty hard and suitable for forging knives out of too in addition to welding projects.


I had an uncle that made a ladder rack for his truck out of angle from bed frames. He also never threw anything out without stripping it.
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Not survival, but turned an old box sping frame into part of a chicken pen.
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I know a few of the members here have sleap apnea and use machines to help sleep better. I have cleaned and saved all the air hoses as I order new ones. I have already used one when I had a temporary plumbing issue. It wasn'rt pretty but it worked for the week I needed it to. I also save the bottom of the water tanks. They look like they could come in handy for outside cooking if needed in a pinch.
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I picked up a used 2-wheel kid's bike trailer at the flea market. If TSHTF, I'll take the seat out, install a plywood floor, and use it as a cargo hauler. It'll be great for hauling water and firewood.
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(09-14-2012, 11:04 PM)Publican Wrote: Many items BUT let me add just 1 for now: Condoms - non lubricated.


you know you can recycle them...
just turn them inside out and shake the fuck out of them.
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All of my dryer lint goes into fire starters.

All of my retired T-shirts go into rag bins, for reuse for many things.

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This thread has made me realize that I don't really save and reuse much of anything. I have a lot of ancient cell phones laying around, but that's about it...Kind of disturbing.
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