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    Honey is great for burns and for throat/bacterial infections

    Another great link

    http://www.gomestic.com/Homemaking/1...-for-Tea.54172

    Tea is included in MREs and seems to be very usefull
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    Adventure Doc - We have a couple of threads on permanganate. Mostly glycerin and permanganate to start fires. Just in case, it's also referred to as Condy's Crystals.

    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...t=permanganate

    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...t=permanganate

    As for a source, depending on how much you want, try:

    http://www.2spi.com/catalog/chem/chem2a5.shtml

    http://www.colonialscientific.com/OS...34_59441_69230

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    Cool Btw...

    On History Channel's "Mail Call", R. Lee Ermey pointed out that, in Viet Nam, soldiers would place a drop of tobassco sauce in the corners of their eyes to keep from falling asleep during guard duty! I suppose, if you had to keep from falling asleep for some reason you could do the same.
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    Cool MREs, transplanted!

    Okay, here's what I got for MREs:

    Plastic bags for carrying water.
    Cardboard for fires.
    Capture hydrogen gasses for homade bomb. (emergency fishing?)
    Sugar & creamer used for fire.
    Permanganate could be added to the sugar.
    Damp-resistant matches.
    Spoon sharpened for expediant weapon.
    tobassco sauce=pepper spray.
    toilet paper/towling used as emergency tinder.
    wet-wipe used to clean wounds.

    The next item is "sewing needle".
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    sewing (duh)
    surgical tool (splinters, subungual hematoma)
    compass needle (if magnetized)
    awl (poke holes in cardboard or foil for expedient glasses)

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    I'm sure all the screaming from the pain would be enough to keep you awake.

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    The knowledge that the veit army is out there would be enough to keep me awake out of sheer fear of wakeing up in some tunnel
    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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    Flash back...

    Aluminum Foil: replace low amp fuse.

    Surgical Tubing: tracheotomy, artificial insemination, enema...
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    A person is finished when they quit."

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    Use a .22 to replace the fuse and you won't have to worry about artificial insemination or an enema.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Use a .22 to replace the fuse and you won't have to worry about artificial insemination or an enema.
    Then the tracheotomy might come in handy...
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    What's next?
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    I just got my new bracelets from http://www.safezonellc.com/bracelets.html and we are sitting here trying to think of our own uses for 550 cord.

    Nobody can use "noose to hang yourself for being lost" because there is a compass on the bracelet. Anyway, maybe a noose to hang the navigator?

    Shelter system with a poncho
    binding knife to spear/weapons craft
    rigging snares and dead falls
    tourniquet
    tie down for clothing
    Stitching for clothing

    Come on...I am not too good at this and I've got a few. You guys should be able to fill a hard drive with uses!

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    Unhappy (Deep sigh) Here we go again!

    Quote Originally Posted by AdventureDoc View Post
    I just got my new bracelets from http://www.safezonellc.com/bracelets.html and we are sitting here trying to think of our own uses for 550 cord.

    Nobody can use "noose to hang yourself for being lost" because there is a compass on the bracelet. Anyway, maybe a noose to hang the navigator?

    Shelter system with a poncho
    binding knife to spear/weapons craft
    rigging snares and dead falls
    tourniquet
    tie down for clothing
    Stitching for clothing

    Come on...I am not too good at this and I've got a few. You guys should be able to fill a hard drive with uses!
    Yes we have Doc, starting on page 2 of THIS thread, post # 38. Then check this thread out here:

    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...hread.php?t=45

    We gotta get this stuff organized!
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    My bad! Sorry everyone...I thought I knew a little too much about using paracord, almost like I'd read something recently about it. I thought I was good. Nope, just a parrot from a few days ago. Sorry gang! How about uses for a p-38 can opener? Oh, wait....
    Last edited by AdventureDoc; 01-04-2008 at 08:36 AM. Reason: I don't pay close attention

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    Exclamation Recap!

    For all of those just joining in on this thread, a recap of what we have covered so far:

    - trash bags
    - duct tape
    - bandannas
    - 35 mm film containers
    - walking staff
    - zip-lock bags
    - 550 cord
    - P38 can opener
    - snare wire
    - aluminum foil
    - surgical tubing
    - MRE's
    - dental floss



    Dental floss is the last item for uses we were coming up with. If you go to the first page of this thread... postings 1-5 is the basic list that we are covering. Sarge is calling out the items as we go to cause less confusion, also that the information can be collected in an easy orderly fashion. If you have a use for an item that we already covered and not posted it... please post it. Hopefully later Sarge will be able to post a complete list on a sticky at the top of the forum.
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    What's next Sarge?
    "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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    A couple of suggestions: safety pins, candles, mirror, poncho.

    I'm sitting here reading Great Quotes from Great People and ran across one from Teddy Roosevelt that fits this forum to a T.

    "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
    Last edited by Rick; 01-05-2008 at 05:20 PM.

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    Water filters. Especially when used with charcoal.
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    Cool Well, actually...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    A couple of suggestions: safety pins, candles, mirror, poncho.
    The next one on the list is safety pins!
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    OK, I will try a few, but I am sure there are more to add:

    Repair of clothing

    Making a sling out a t-shirt. Take the bottom of the t-shirt, when worn and bring it up over the injured upper limb (crossed in front of the chest), and safety pin it to the chest of the t-shirt. Instant arm sling!

    Fish hook--I tried this and didn't get anything! But, I can use my fish finder, quantum reel, lucky pole and dynamite and still get skunked! I have heard of a friend of a friend who has gotten fish this way.

    Pinning the tongue to the cheeks to keep an airway open. This is a "last chance" fix for maintaining an airway with an unconscious patient. When a person is unconscious, the tongue naturally wants to fall towards gravity...back of the throat and occlude the ariway. Literally pierce the tongue, on both sides, with the safety pins and pierce the cheeks through. Close the pins and the tongue is mechanically kept from occluding the ariway. Not the best, but better than nothing.

    Foreign body removal from the skin, like tweezers

    improvised compass on a leaf/pool of water/magnetized with silk cloth

    sutures to hold large laceration closed

    Can be heated with flame to puncture a fingernail and evacuate a "sububngal hematoma". Ever hit your finger with a hammer and had the blood accumulate under the nail, forming a reddish/blue/black, with a lot of pain? Take a needle, heat it with flame and you can burrow through the nail to release the accumulated blood and source of pain. You are the patient's best friend, that day!

    Blister popper

    OK, I am done for now...I am anxious to hear some more!
    Last edited by AdventureDoc; 01-05-2008 at 09:16 PM.

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