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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by yeahright
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.



Originally posted by KaiserSoze
Another tip:
I heard, that in a survival situation if there is no water available, you can drink your own urine.
So I always take a two liter bottle of it wherever I go just in case.


Uhh...
What am I missing, here?

If you're going to be taking a full 2 liter bottle along, why wouldn't you just put water in it?


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.


Q: "Uhh...
What am I missing, here? "

A: A warped sense of humor.


It was a joke, think about it for a minute,,,,,,,,,

(pretend I'm blonde if it helps)
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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 04:37 PM
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I hope you never get mysteriously banned from this website, DB - Another great thread.




posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 04:38 PM
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I like the plastic test tubes with a cork in the end. A bit more permanent of a solution.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 04:57 PM
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Awesome article, ive been doing this for about 2 years now during backpacking and hiking trips to store salt, pepper and spices just like you suggested. The straws are very light slim packable, much better than most of the camping spice containers you can find in sporting goods stores!

Star and flag.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 05:29 PM
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Very cool idea! I never would have thought of this. I too am now trying to think of other things that I could pack in straws. There are various powdered substances that.... well never mind.

The only thing I have done similar to this is to make little water tight PVC cylinders. Get 1" or 2" PVC pipe, glue a cap on one end, and then glue a threaded flange to the other side. Then get a threaded cap, and you have a little water tight canister, it even floats too depending on how heavy the stuff you put in it is.

You do have to make sure not to put food or anything in there, as I believe PVC can leech toxic chemicals into things. I have a few that I keep batteries and min-bic lighters in. Works great!

Thanks for the post OP!



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 06:14 PM
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Originally posted by yeahright
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.



Originally posted by KaiserSoze
Another tip:
I heard, that in a survival situation if there is no water available, you can drink your own urine.
So I always take a two liter bottle of it wherever I go just in case.


Uhh...
What am I missing, here?

If you're going to be taking a full 2 liter bottle along, why wouldn't you just put water in it?


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.


Maybe he likes urine? Don't judge..


Daddy.... I have used this for years and if you use large straws like McDonalds you can even carry a few .22 shells water tight. I pack water proof matches in them with a little ball of toilet paper between them so they don't run together.

I use the blade of a heated butter knife to seal mine.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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DaddyBare. Good tip.

For your few days of medication....

Have you tried filling a sealed straw with 1 days worth, then crimp the straw, add 2nd days, crimp straw, etc.

That way, you would have each days med in it's own compartment along the straw.

Out Bush, you only need to open 1 at a time, and the rest is still sealed. No need to take pliers, and fire to reseal.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 06:54 PM
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SnF
Excellent convenience in survivelism. That is just to cool Bare.


Thank you.

Randyvious:
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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:14 PM
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Love the idea. The uses are endless!

Here is my contribution: Three straw chocolate milk.

Combine:
2 Straws Chocolate milk mix (Ovaltine not Swiss Miss)
1 Straw Powdered Milk
with
1 Canteen of water.

Shake vigorously.
If winter camping, substitute some snow for the water, make it a milkshake!



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:25 PM
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do not ever store flammabile materials in plastic most if not all eat through it especially straws its the cheapest forn of plastic there is next to baggies.

its great idea for use once items or one could always heat the tip of their knife and reseal.

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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 07:33 PM
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This ranks right up there with the bottle cap fishing lures in my book!


Thanks for another very cool idea I would of never thought of!



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 08:23 PM
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You can also use straws to make a quick loader for .22 rifles that are tube fed. The thicker ones like the ones from McDonalds work best.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 08:42 PM
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Awesome. Never thought of that. Thank you!



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 09:06 PM
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Interesting. I'm surprised I never thought of this one myself. Another handy thing, is to find old cigarette packs and use the plastic off of them to seal things kind of the same way.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 10:16 PM
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I would like to hear more about the bottle cap lure


Thank you!



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 10:19 PM
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i use urine sample tubes : external image



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 10:24 PM
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That was the funniest thing I have read all day.

Star for you for sure, 2 liter of urine


On topic. Thank you for the info DB. I enjoy reading your posts (threads). But seiously. I have a hard enough time storing raman noodles and spam, the girlfriend thinks I am nuts.....I would love to see what she says when I am filling up a straw with flour, or whatever



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 12:12 AM
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Great find ! I am going camping this weekend and i will definitely be trying to out..



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 12:51 AM
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Ya'll have overlooked the most useful survival strategy.....heirloom seeds!

Make your own seed bank for less than $50

One of those ex US ammo boxes and a crapload of straws and seeds of your choice.





posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 02:12 AM
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very good thread. i shall add this to the bag






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