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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole WV Coot View Post
    How about a walking stick or staff? Mine is wrapped with cord at the point I hold it. Besides the obvious I kinda check for snakes going thru high grass & weeds. Most importantly for me I have mine cut at the exact length where I place the tip against my left foot and angle it out for a nice steady rest for my pistol. I am left handed that's why the tip is against the left foot. The tip is protected with a washer and a nice big wood screw. A stick, cane or staff makes a great offensive or defensive weapon and doesn't look threatening to two legged critters.
    We had the walking staff a bit earlier on, but it doesn't hurt to add to things, that's a great idea!
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    although for years duct tape ruled and aint knockin it a bit, however there's a new kid in town his name is gorilla tape and my fellow outdoorsmen there is not much of a comparison gorilla tape is the new rule in my book checkit out see for yourself/.

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    I posted tis in another thread, but it also belongs here.

    Uses for the P38

    This list of P-38 uses was compiled by Steve Wilson, MSG Proponent NCO, Dept. of the Army Office of the Chief of Chaplains, The Pentagon. It is posted at the Ft. Bliss Air Defense Artillery Museum among other places:

    1. Can Opener
    2. Seam Ripper
    3. Screwdriver
    4. Clean Fingernails
    5. Cut Fishing Line
    6. Open Paint Cans
    7. Window Scraper
    8. Scrape Around Floor Corners
    9. Digging
    10. Clean Out Groove on Tupperware lids
    11. Reach in and Clean Out Small Cracks
    12. Scrape Around Edge of Boots
    13. Bottle Opener
    14. Gut Fish (in the field)
    15. Scale Fish (in the field)
    16. Test for 'Doneness' When Baking on a Camp Fire
    17. Prying Items
    18. Strip Wire
    19. Scrape Pans in the Field
    20. Lift Key on Flip Top Cans
    21. Chisel
    22. Barter
    23. Marking Tool
    24. Deflating Tires
    25. Clean Sole of Boot/Shoe
    26. Pick Teeth
    27. Measurement
    28. Striking Flint
    29. Stirring Coffee
    30. Puncturing Plastic Coating
    31. Knocking on Doors
    32. Morse Code
    33. Box Cutter
    34. Opening Letters
    35. Write Emergency Messages
    36. Scratch an Itch
    37. Save as a Souvenir
    38. Rip Off Rank for On-the-Spot Promotions
    39. Bee sting removal tool (scrape off w/ blade)
    40. Sharpen stick or pencil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Wolf View Post
    I posted tis in another thread, but it also belongs here.

    Uses for the P38

    This list of P-38 uses was compiled by Steve Wilson, MSG Proponent NCO, Dept. of the Army Office of the Chief of Chaplains, The Pentagon. It is posted at the Ft. Bliss Air Defense Artillery Museum among other places:

    1. Can Opener
    2. Seam Ripper
    3. Screwdriver
    4. Clean Fingernails
    5. Cut Fishing Line
    6. Open Paint Cans
    7. Window Scraper
    8. Scrape Around Floor Corners
    9. Digging
    10. Clean Out Groove on Tupperware lids
    11. Reach in and Clean Out Small Cracks
    12. Scrape Around Edge of Boots
    13. Bottle Opener
    14. Gut Fish (in the field)
    15. Scale Fish (in the field)
    16. Test for 'Doneness' When Baking on a Camp Fire
    17. Prying Items
    18. Strip Wire
    19. Scrape Pans in the Field
    20. Lift Key on Flip Top Cans
    21. Chisel
    22. Barter
    23. Marking Tool
    24. Deflating Tires
    25. Clean Sole of Boot/Shoe
    26. Pick Teeth
    27. Measurement
    28. Striking Flint
    29. Stirring Coffee
    30. Puncturing Plastic Coating
    31. Knocking on Doors
    32. Morse Code
    33. Box Cutter
    34. Opening Letters
    35. Write Emergency Messages
    36. Scratch an Itch
    37. Save as a Souvenir
    38. Rip Off Rank for On-the-Spot Promotions
    39. Bee sting removal tool (scrape off w/ blade)
    40. Sharpen stick or pencil
    Holy Crap!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Grey Wolf! Great list!
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    Cool Next!

    OK gang, it's "snare wire"!
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    1.Traping
    2.The end of a small piece can be ground on a stone untill its like a needel and on the other end you need to make a loop, put some thread through and then push the loop closed Very Flat useing oliers (I uses a small hammer or rock to do this)

    Thats just the VERY tip of the iceberg
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    What is next?
    "The ability for a person to prevail in a survival situation is based on three factors: survival knowledge, equipment, and will to survive. All are important, but the most important is the will to survive." -Greg Davenport

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    Cool Well, since you asked...

    I was hoping for more on "snare wire" but next is aluminum foil.
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    @Sarge: I was too. My mind went blank on uses for snare wire.
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    Aluminum Foil:

    Boil water
    signal
    make char cloth
    cook in
    leave your track in the truck (Cody's advice)
    Use as scrubber for cookware
    Make a funnel to fill your water bottle
    tighten lose battery springs in electronics (Yeah, my GPS and your cell phone)
    to make that funky feeling when you bite down on it between two fillings. (shiver)

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    Aluminum Foil:

    - cook in
    - make a bowl
    - make a cup
    - fire deflector
    - making fishing lures
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    Also can make a wind screen for a stove. As well serve as a lid.
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    It can be used to keep tinder dry by rapping the tinder in layers of it
    A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.

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    Just wanted to introduce myself and say how much I am enjoying the thread. I loved the tip on stitches from garbage bags! Thanks!

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    Yeah. It kept us in stiches, too.

    Pinhole glasses. Just fashion the foil into a glasses shape and poke pinholes in the "lenses".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Yeah. It kept us in stiches, too.

    Pinhole glasses. Just fashion the foil into a glasses shape and poke pinholes in the "lenses".
    those are glasses Rick???LMAO!
    Last edited by nell67; 12-30-2007 at 09:39 PM.

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    Oh, sure. Then don't ask to borrow mine when you're crying, "My eyes hurt from the glare. I'm goin' snow blind. I can't see. Yadi yadi yadi."

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    I saw an interesting way of using webbing (climbing type) to make a set of pin point snow glasses. Webbing is a pretty common item and I keep finding uses for it. Basically tie it like a bandanna around the eyes with two (precut) slits for seeing. I tried it and I really couldn't see too well. But, it would be better than nothing.

    Oh, for the "snare wire" category...it can be used to buddy tape fingers together and makes a pretty good tool for removal of debris in skin (splinters, rocks, cactus, etc.) I have also seen a small bit of snare wire hold a broken bike chain together, enought to ride it out of the desert, saving a night out and long walk.
    Last edited by AdventureDoc; 12-31-2007 at 12:14 AM. Reason: Forgot to add snare wire uses

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    Thumbs up Super Cool!

    I can't tell you how much I appreciate someone such as yourself on board Doc! We've been needing Professionals such as yourself for quite sometime! Thank you so much!!!
    Last edited by Sarge47; 12-31-2007 at 12:45 AM.
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    Question Ready?

    This one should be right up Doc's alley: Surgical Tubing!
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