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#12676 - 02/18/03 08:34 AM Re: Whats in your wallet?
johnbaker Offline
old hand

Registered: 01/17/02
Posts: 384
Loc: USA
Ebakeev,

Sounds a lot safer, at least at home, although I do have some doubts about it as an emergency water vessel.

John

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#12677 - 02/18/03 08:59 AM Re: Whats in your wallet?
frenchy Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
Now, she may call you "pretentious ".... !!!!!!!! <img src="images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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Alain

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#12678 - 02/18/03 08:31 PM Re: Whats in your wallet?
PryBry Offline
Newbie

Registered: 12/07/01
Posts: 28
Loc: mn, usa
No, the tape will peel away from the foil... note my comment on the shiny side of the foil. Now, with body heat and the pressure of my big butt <img src="images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />, it might get more difficult to peel off with time. <img src="images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

PryBry

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#12679 - 02/19/03 08:29 AM Aluminum Foil Damage
jet Offline
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Registered: 03/06/01
Posts: 220
Back before I found compressed dehydrated sponges in the painting section of my local crafts store or gourmet kitchen sponges at a local kitchenware store, I wanted to put some sort of sponge in my pocket tin, so I resorted to cutting a piece out of a local supermarket's sponge cloth.



I put it in my PSK...



...and all seemed well.

But, when I opened my tin for annual inspection and maintenance, I found...



...that something about the spongecloth had damaged the aluminum foil, merely by prolonged contact.



Please note that all of these pictures were taken after unpacking. The aluminum foil residue you see in the first image was not there when I packed it; nor was the rust you see in the second image. The rust, BTW, came from a safety pin, which was also ruined.

So...

The first lesson might seem to be:
This brand of sponge cloth is hard on metals. Don't use it. <img src="images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />

The second lesson might seem to be:
Be careful with aluminum foil. Over time, and with pressure, it can be unexpectedly damaged, even in storage. <img src="images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

And the third lesson might seem to be:
We should all periodically unwrap, untape, open and inspect all contents of any kits, tins or packages we use, carry, store or (perhaps especially) sit on. <img src="images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

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#12680 - 02/19/03 03:04 PM Re: Whats in your wallet?
Anonymous
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You must have a lot of fun when you go through the security check at the airport! <img src="images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

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#12681 - 02/20/03 12:13 AM Re: Aluminum Foil Damage
Comanche7 Offline
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Registered: 07/04/02
Posts: 435
Loc: Florida
Reminds me of what I just found, inspected several kits packed up about 6 months ago. I thought that I'd completely sealed my potable aqua in plastic soda straws (heat sealed with an iron). Uggg... two developed pinhole leaks and caused fishooks and other metal to rust.

Considering that Barry / Blueline still is out of the picture, is there anybody that has a couple of extra vials like he sold for sale? Looks like I'm now in the market.

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#12682 - 02/20/03 01:02 AM Re: Aluminum Foil Damage
bones Offline
journeyman

Registered: 12/12/01
Posts: 73
Loc: Western / Central Australia
Could this have been electrolysis between the safety pin (iron) and the foil (aluminium)? (i.e. nothing to do with the cloth?)

Just a thought - wrap the foil in a small baggie or cling wrap.

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#12683 - 02/20/03 01:21 AM Re: Aluminum Foil Damage
jet Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 03/06/01
Posts: 220
Quote:
Could this have been electrolysis between the safety pin (iron) and the foil (aluminium)? (i.e. nothing to do with the cloth?)
Oohhh... never thought of that. Clever. Time for more experimentation.

Thanks, bones. I'll let you know next year ... <img src="images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#12684 - 02/20/03 03:26 PM Re: Aluminum Foil Damage
paramedicpete Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1920
Loc: Frederick, Maryland
PM me wtih your address and I will send some to you ASAP. Pete

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#12685 - 02/20/03 11:52 PM Re: Aluminum Foil Damage
Comanche7 Offline
Addict

Registered: 07/04/02
Posts: 435
Loc: Florida
Pete, PM sent. Thanks. Comanche7

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