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#679 - 05/15/01 02:02 AM Re: water storage

Good points Chris. I didn't know this about aluminum or mylar.<br>I too use foil while out amongst em'. I never believed in littering, but I will be extra careful now. If the woods critters had fillings we wouldn't have to worry about them chewing on foil.<br>Just a little joke there.<br>Take care.<br><br>Ranger.<br>The older I get, The better I was.

#680 - 05/19/01 02:29 PM Re: Water Bag and Fire Starter

Biker and Camper's outlets have water bags with drinking tubes. Tubes have a variety of survival uses from distilling water to drinking from solar water gathering. The bags are light weight, sealable, and reusable. Great for Scouting.<br><br>As an ex Scout Leader, we allowed our boys to carry the Boy Scout Flint Stick with Striker. We also asked them to carry a supply of link in a zip bag. Lint catches fire easily and builds confidence. We move up from link to tinder as an educational learning tool. (They were required to carry a Fire Starter Card if they carried flint.) <br><br>In my wallet I carry a Zippo lighter flint. (Very Small). With a small pen knife I have easy made fire starter tools in an emergency.<br><br>

#681 - 06/26/01 10:02 PM Re: Doug's Personal Kit

Iím questioning your choice of brass for your snare wire. Isnít brass so soft it can be easily broken, chewed through, etc.? Wouldnít stainless steel be a better choice?<br><br>

#682 - 06/27/01 08:15 PM Re: Doug's Personal Kit
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First of all, I didn't chose it. It is listed in Doug's kit.<br><br>Second, I'll take a stab at an answer. I would guess that brass has a decent tensile strength, meaning it'll stretch befor it breaks. It would likely take a large animal to snap a snare. Brass would also resist corrosion.<br><br>Regarding stainless steel, I don't recall (with my limited experience) ever seeing a thin wire made of stainless steel. If one exists, I would wonder about its flexibility and weight (I think it would be heavier).<br><br>Thanks for the reply.<br><br>Willie Vannerson<br>McHenry, IL
Willie Vannerson
McHenry, IL

#683 - 06/30/01 02:38 PM Re: Doug's Personal Kit

I have a small roll of SS wire, .025 dia., that came from a friend who's a helicopter mechanic. He says it's "safety wire", used to thread through bolt heads to keep them from coming apart. <br><br>

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