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#280028 - 03/20/16 10:52 PM Extra heavy-duty aluminum foil
Bingley Offline
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Where can I get some extra heavy-duty aluminum foil without having to pay a lot? I can easily find online sources, but these (1) tend to be for restaurants, (2) tend to come in bulk (like a 2,000 mile roll), and (3) tend to cost much more (like $70, $100, $200).

Some people recommend extra heavy-duty aluminum foil for your survival kit. All I can find is heavy-duty in the local supermarket. I don't know how big of a difference it makes. I'm also surprised by how hard it is to find extra heavy-duty. Any ideas?

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#280029 - 03/20/16 11:15 PM Re: Extra heavy-duty aluminum foil [Re: Bingley]
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Costco has a great price on it. Huge roll, natch.
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#280031 - 03/21/16 12:45 AM Re: Extra heavy-duty aluminum foil [Re: Bingley]
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In case anyone is wondering what these descriptors (heavy duty, extra heavy duty) mean, according to this link below:

standard duty aluminum foil is between.0004 thick and .0007 thick
heavy duty is between .0008 thick and .001 thick
extra heavy duty is between .0011 thick and .0016 thick

http://www.uspackagingandwrapping.com/blog/Thickness-of-Aluminum-Foil.html

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#280032 - 03/21/16 01:17 AM Re: Extra heavy-duty aluminum foil [Re: Bingley]
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Thanks. I think that explains why some of the heavy duty doesn't seem all that different from standard (could be all of .0001!)
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#280034 - 03/21/16 01:39 AM Re: Extra heavy-duty aluminum foil [Re: Bingley]
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Depending on what size kit you want to put it in, you could go truly HEAVY. Get a disposable baking pan & cut the size panel you want out of the bottom.

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#280035 - 03/21/16 02:58 AM Re: Extra heavy-duty aluminum foil [Re: Bingley]
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#280036 - 03/21/16 03:37 AM Re: Extra heavy-duty aluminum foil [Re: Bingley]
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What problem are you trying to solve?

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#280038 - 03/21/16 04:22 AM Re: Extra heavy-duty aluminum foil [Re: hikermor]
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
Thanks. I think that explains why some of the heavy duty doesn't seem all that different from standard (could be all of .0001!)

Curses, foiled again!
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#280039 - 03/21/16 06:07 AM Re: Extra heavy-duty aluminum foil [Re: dougwalkabout]
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Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
What problem are you trying to solve?


I'm trying to solve the problem of "I don't have it." smile I ran out of aluminum foil in the kitchen, so I thought, why not upgrade to extra heavy duty? But I discovered I'll have to shell out $70+ to have a roll.

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#280040 - 03/21/16 12:41 PM Re: Extra heavy-duty aluminum foil [Re: Bingley]
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There's some heavy duty foil in the Doug Ritter Personal Survival Kit. Click on the big picture of knives on this sites home page. I simply asked at my local Chinese takeaway and they gave me one and a lid.
Don't know if the US Chinese take away give their food in foil containers though.
qjs

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