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#167401 - 02/20/09 01:07 AM Re: Interesting post on Be Prepared To Survive [Re: ironraven]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
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Loc: Anchorage AK
If you want to store and tote a piece of foil without damaging it so much, take a cue from the way it is packaged for sale. Roll a sheet on a solid spool carefully and tightly, then sheath it in solid container, like a zipfizz powdered drink plastic flip open container. It will take a heckuva lot more abuse than a folded up sheet flopping around in a kit.

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#167407 - 02/20/09 02:55 AM Re: Interesting post on Be Prepared To Survive [Re: benjammin]
CSG Offline
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Registered: 12/17/07
Posts: 72
Loc: Idaho
The Ritter PSP uses Kirkland Heavy Duty foil based on the video showing how they pack the kit. I saw the same article regarding leaks and immediately went to get some of our stash of Kirkland HD foil. No matter how I formed it by folding, rolling, etc. it leaked. If I formed it over my fist it didn't. Relying on foil as a water container might be a real problem. However, there's enough room in the PSP to add an oven bag or condom so I think of the foil more for signaling, fire windbreak, base to make a fire, cooking, etc. not so much as a water container.

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#167409 - 02/20/09 04:10 AM Re: Interesting post on Be Prepared To Survive [Re: CSG]
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
If you read Doug's personal kit list, He's been packing and suggesting folded aluminum cooking pans too.
Look over that website and you will see a nice article on friend Oak Norton and SPARKLITE ( you can't boil it if you can't light it!)
Also notice under the suggested oven containers the folding cooker! These were a popular item made, I believe in Israel. Some legal issue stopped importation for many years.
Well, they seem to be back, I've found a retailer and am getting one to test..

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#167413 - 02/20/09 12:21 PM Re: Interesting post on Be Prepared To Survive [Re: Desperado]
7point82 Offline
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Registered: 11/24/05
Posts: 478
Loc: Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: Desperado
I am fond of the stuff available from a commercial kitchen. Unless you want a huge roll, I suggest making friends with the lunch lady at a local school. Ask her for some. (Aluminum foil that is.)


I just about choked on my coffee. Thanks! grin
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#167415 - 02/20/09 12:33 PM Re: Interesting post on Be Prepared To Survive [Re: 7point82]
Mike_H Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 612
Loc: SE PA
This was just one of those things that I didn't think about... I honestly thought that it would be fairly easy to construct a cooking pan out of the foil. Yet another reason to practice "backyard survival"...
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#167417 - 02/20/09 12:55 PM Re: Interesting post on Be Prepared To Survive [Re: 7point82]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
You're welcome, glad I could help.
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#167418 - 02/20/09 01:14 PM Re: Interesting post on Be Prepared To Survive [Re: CANOEDOGS]
williamlatham Offline
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Registered: 01/12/04
Posts: 236
Loc: Stafford, VA, USA
Roof flashing

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#167419 - 02/20/09 01:20 PM Re: Interesting post on Be Prepared To Survive [Re: CSG]
williamlatham Offline
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Registered: 01/12/04
Posts: 236
Loc: Stafford, VA, USA
I managed to squeeze in 2 gerber milk bags, 6 micropure tabs, photon light, mini bick, 6 REI matches w/striker wrapped in foil and a small razor knife in the psp. Still have a little room with judicious packing.

Bill

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#167453 - 02/20/09 11:33 PM Re: Interesting post on Be Prepared To Survive [Re: scafool]
Rotncore Offline
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Registered: 12/24/05
Posts: 28
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: scafool
Originally Posted By: clearwater
Didn't the Mounty's get issued a paper bag to boil water in?


I thought that was what the hat was for eek


Plural of Mountie is Mounties.

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#167465 - 02/21/09 04:41 AM Re: Interesting post on Be Prepared To Survive [Re: Mike_H]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Whenever people speak of using aluminum foil to boil water I always think of those pleated JiffyPop pans. I am visualizing such a pan with a handle that folds over the top of the pan, and you can fill the (flat) pan with cooking stuff and food.

Sue

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