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    Why don't you hang on to it and when Chris gets the wiki software you can post it there. You can PM it to anyone that wants a copy in the interim. Just a thought. Or.... do both.


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    Look forward to it. Thanks. Or maybe a blog entry.
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    It has some more to go before it is complete, so I will wait til he gets the wiki setup.
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    that's way cool mbarn, because I for one think this is one of the best on-going threads we've had. This one and the one about charging moose, my perceptions pretty much live on a sliding scale.

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    uses for a knife...

    you ask what type of knife?... Answer: the type you carry in your survival kit or bug-out-bag? pocket...survival...surgical blade...
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    is there a compiled list here cause I dont know where to begin
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbarnatl View Post
    It has some more to go before it is complete, so I will wait til he gets the wiki setup.
    Great idea! When I 1st started this thread I had no idea everybody was going to come up with all this stuff....what about mushrooms?
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    mbarnatl is keeping a list. He said he would post it when Chris gets the wiki up and running.

    Aren't knives sort of restricted to cutting work? I mean, you aren't going to pry or leverage with them or use them as a hammer. See if this is what you had in mind.

    skinning
    cutting cordage
    making tent stakes
    making snare triggers
    cooking
    splitting wood
    making a spear point (arrow point)
    striker for flint or metal match (steel composite)
    light surgery
    cleaning fingernails
    self defense (animal, vegetable or mineral)

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    No prying or hammering? Hmmmm - guess I'll have to consider not doing that anymore.
    Signaling - If your blade has a polished finish
    Signaling - for scuba diving using the butt of the knife on your tank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    mbarnatl is keeping a list. He said he would post it when Chris gets the wiki up and running.

    Aren't knives sort of restricted to cutting work? I mean, you aren't going to pry or leverage with them or use them as a hammer. See if this is what you had in mind.
    When I get the list done I will post it on the WIKI. That is if Chris gets his WIKI up. That just doesn't sound right... does it! Or I will post it in my blog.

    - opening cans
    - shaving
    - mark a trail
    - write short message on wood
    - sawing
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    Opening cans? Sawing? With a knife? Blasphemy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Opening cans? Sawing? With a knife? Blasphemy!
    Go back to post #207 and read.
    "you ask what type of knife?... Answer: the type you carry in your survival kit or bug-out-bag? pocket...survival...surgical blade... "
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    Okay.....this time.

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    Default brass wire

    OK... the next item is brass wire.
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    Brass wire (copper wire, stainless steel)

    Snare
    lashing
    weight for a spear or arrow
    fire starter (two small strips inserted into the bulb socket of a mini mag light. Not LED version)

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    fishing
    pot handle
    trip wire
    wrapping food for placement in coals (easier to retrieve)
    hanging stuff (lanterns, food over fire)
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    Default tarp or plastisc sheeting

    Next one... tarps or plastic sheeting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbarnatl View Post
    Next one... tarps or plastic sheeting.
    Signalling - Drape that bad boy over the top of a tree and tie it down. Search flight will see, as well as anyone on a higher elevation. Especially blaze orange or red.

    Shelter
    Emergency blanket
    Solar still
    vegetation bag water still
    water transpiration still
    emergency litter for injured
    weather proofing your pack
    making your shelter water resistant

    According to the DHS:
    Nuclear/biological/chemical proof a room (uh, yeah, right. )

    weapon (suffocation)
    body bag

    It's late. can't think of anymore atm.
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    The plastic can be used to treat a sucking chest wound
    Improvised medical drag for injured
    Melt plastic for expedient adhesive
    Use untreated tarp to filter muddy/dirty water (still must be boiled)

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