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    Yeah, I hear ya....
    The thing to do is have the goodies every one wants....take the gold, silver, gems in trade ...then hang on to it till things get better.
    Problem is to protect it...as it always has.....If you have it some one will want it....LOL

    I use to think there was a lot of coin cutting going on....apparently not....how would you make sure you weren't getting taken?
    Even the ridges around the coin edge were to prevent shaving the metal.
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    I've seen pennies trimmed down with a edge to mimic a dime, I guess for vending machines. I'm more of a brass and lead guy.
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    A #10 (IIRC) washer with scotch tape on one side works well as a dime in old pay phones.
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    So your the guy that.....why you dirty.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    A #10 (IIRC) washer with scotch tape on one side works well as a dime in old pay phones.
    See, that is why you can't find pay phones hardly anymore! People like you have to put in washers to scam them and then they go out of business! Sheesh, some people!
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    Ah heck, in TEOTWAWKI for currency I'll plan on having a surplus (if possible) of 'maters and 'taters, and seeds, and bottles and pans, and knives, and clothes, and stuff like that. One of my cargo containers underground will be exclusively packed with the stuff. (cargo container...not really. Bad idea if you're not reinforcing things here and there, lest the earth cave in on you.)
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    If you are thinking TEOTWAWKI rather than a small, localized event then you will be unprepared IMO. A tornado or other weather event that knocks out power and takes a bit of time to restore. Those that need to purchase things in an event May wish they had $500 in five dollar bills rather than five one hundred dollar bills. A few rolls of quarters for the vending machines if you have to leave your area might provide a quick bit of comfort.

    Prepare for what is likely, not some fantasy or TV show you watched. Chances are if you do, you will be prepared for a lot. Don't throw out that cricket bat just in case though.
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    Rest assured my cricket bat is every at the ready for those wandering hordes. The nice thing about wood is it is self notching when you score a hit.

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    Even though this thread has gone a bit off topic...I'd say mora light my fire knife for survival situation...of course its not a penthouse or a assault rifle..but but...enough easy to carry that mora around

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    Hey man, a cricket bat can be a fireboard, wild bird smacker (if you can catch 'em), fish smacker (shape let's it slide into the water with the right kung foo chop), mosquito slapper (if you don't mind lots of bruises), thing to sit on instead of the dirt, machete axe thingy if you put a metal edge on it, cool thing to look through if you put a hole in it, a really hefty bullroarer, a plate to eat off of, and something to hide behind and pretend that you're invisible if a big animal is growling at you.
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    Anyone can catch a bird. You just sneak up behind them and sprinkle salt on their tail feathers. They won't move after that.

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    I thought it was pepper. Maybe that's why I could never make that work. I always sneezed before completing the mission and scared the bird away.
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    I think pepper only works on snowbirds. Crash would probably know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I think pepper only works on snowbirds. Crash would probably know that.
    What works on snowbirds is an early bird special. I thought everyone knew this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BENESSE View Post
    What works on snowbirds is an early bird special. I thought everyone knew this.
    Yes, but it involves pepper in there someplace.
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    I think someone has worms.

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    One survival item? An M7.

    http://www.migaloo-submarines.com/

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    "Oh, Honey....Guy here on the interweb says I need a survival sub......yeah, yeah... I know,... didn't get much use out of that British Destroyer I got a couple of years ago....."....or the tank"
    No?.....
    "Well, would have been cool...."
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    I guess they haven't built any yet since all the pictures are concept/cad drawings.
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    Oh.... OK...Probably just as well....Mom says...... No.....
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