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#179983 - 08/21/09 07:03 PM Re: Improvised uses for a newspaper [Re: bsmith]
sushi Offline
Newbie

Registered: 06/10/08
Posts: 23
The way to hit someone with one, is end on, like you would with a mini maglite. It's called a 'Millwall brick' in the UK from soccer fans use of them as weapons.
The Sock

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#179988 - 08/21/09 07:32 PM Re: Improvised uses for a newspaper [Re: sushi]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
"gloves"
"socks"
funnel
tube
match / lighter extender
"handle"

C'mon you McGyvers out there, chime in!

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#179997 - 08/21/09 08:26 PM Re: Improvised uses for a newspaper [Re: dweste]
Lono Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 10/19/06
Posts: 1013
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
splint (arm, leg)

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#180001 - 08/21/09 08:53 PM Re: Improvised uses for a newspaper [Re: dweste]
scafool Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
Originally Posted By: dweste
I wonder if you could do the boil-water-in-a-paper-bag thing with newspaper?


I found it too fragile.
It works when set up on a ring stand over a bunsen burner as a school demonstration, but in the real world the paper is too soft to handle when wet and it tears apart under the weight of the water when you try moving it
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#180020 - 08/22/09 12:19 AM Re: Improvised uses for a newspaper [Re: dweste]
Jeff_M Offline
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Registered: 07/18/07
Posts: 665
Loc: Northwest Florida
Originally Posted By: dweste
I recall hearing newspaper used for many things and wonder if you can add to the list?

tinder
insulation
splint
ground cloth
sunscreen


Um, news?

A thick stack of newspaper, well wetted, makes a decent bullet backstop and can give a very rough indication of ballistic penetration and expansion.

Emergency cat pan liner or kitty litter, especially if you have a paper shredder.

Alpha radiation shield (really!)


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#180028 - 08/22/09 01:29 AM Re: Improvised uses for a newspaper [Re: scafool]
dweste Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
Originally Posted By: scafool
Originally Posted By: dweste
I wonder if you could do the boil-water-in-a-paper-bag thing with newspaper?


I found it too fragile.
It works when set up on a ring stand over a bunsen burner as a school demonstration, but in the real world the paper is too soft to handle when wet and it tears apart under the weight of the water when you try moving it


You dip the water out with a cup.

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#180031 - 08/22/09 02:23 AM Re: Improvised uses for a newspaper [Re: dweste]
dweste Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
megaphone / hearing horn [?]
blow gun
note paper
light shovel / rake
seed collector and winnowing basket

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#180034 - 08/22/09 03:25 AM Re: Improvised uses for a newspaper [Re: dweste]
RoverOver Offline
Newbie

Registered: 01/16/09
Posts: 32
Loc: Kali4nya
How's about-Newspaper Mache',It can form just about any shape of Bowl,Box,Cup,Hat,Tube,Eating utensils,ConeDarts,etc. the only other ingredient required would be a Liquid Starch,of which Potatoes,Cat-tail tubers or Most other tubers,Corn stalks,Banana peels,etc. could easily provide in a pinch,If the real store bought stuff wasn't available that is.

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#180036 - 08/22/09 04:06 AM Re: Improvised uses for a newspaper [Re: RoverOver]
dweste Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
broom
seat cushion
pillow
ear plugs

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#180040 - 08/22/09 05:01 AM Re: Improvised uses for a newspaper [Re: dweste]
dweste Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
light reflector
heat reflector
food prep surface
trail marker

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