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    Sticky: I must admit I've never been successful at...

    I must admit I've never been successful at lighting a fire this way. Even in my childhood pyromaniac days. :D
  2. Thread: Whistles

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    I didn't know other whistles don't work when...

    I didn't know other whistles don't work when they're wet. I'd hate to learn that the hard way!
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    :eek: Yuck! I didn't know that. As a general...

    :eek: Yuck! I didn't know that. As a general rule, I always cook meat very thoroughly.
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    Sticky: Reminds me of all the fires I've started as a kid...

    Reminds me of all the fires I've started as a kid using a magnifying glass. :)
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    Reading these posts made me wonder which is the...

    Reading these posts made me wonder which is the bigger threat--people or animals. :confused:
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    I wonder how difficult (and expensive) it would...

    I wonder how difficult (and expensive) it would be to have an underground green house.
  7. Thread: Water

    by rubybeetle
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    Isn't there an herb you somehow use to purify...

    Isn't there an herb you somehow use to purify water? I read about it somewhere...but I can't remember where! It's going to bug me now....
  8. Thread: snakes

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    Around here, we have a lot of rattlesnakes. Most...

    Around here, we have a lot of rattlesnakes. Most bite happen when people step on them, we always wear boots in the brush, especially summer evenings.
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    Sticky: Thanks for the great tip. I only have basic...

    Thanks for the great tip. I only have basic knowledge, like finding water in cactus. :eek:
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    We use a safe for our important papers--and for...

    We use a safe for our important papers--and for cash. I'm pretty sure it is fireproof. :)
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    Good luck! It is great. We only have a gas...

    Good luck! It is great. We only have a gas generator as a backup, which we never use because we're fortunate to live in sunny AZ. Next year we're adding a wind turbine to our system.
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    Sticky: Survival kits info.

    I came across this site, it lists things you should have in a survival kit. :)

    http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/index.html
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    We've been using solar power for quite a few...

    We've been using solar power for quite a few years. We're off the grid and I love not having the bill. Our system has already paid itself off! It's funny when family calls when during a power...
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