A little adhesive for your BoB

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posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 11:31 AM
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Went on a survival and bushcraft week run by former Royal Marines, and had a day making fishing spears and then into the water to test them. Making the spears alone was bloody difficult, fixing the heads on was a nightmare. One of the instructors then did a 'cheats corner' hour(as they did every day on the subjects of choice) and whip about this plasticine looking stuff. The inside is white, the outside blue, and you mix it like dough till its greyish and mixed well.

You then got twenty minutes to slap in your spear point wrap this around it in a quantity to secure it, then leave it by a fire to harden. It sets like concrete, and gives a really weighty secure feeling to the spear.Voila, no more nlost points, no more insecure spears, just damn effective tools.

I was impressed enough to come back and share this and have to say I've added a tube to my tool box at home and work as well as my BoB.

That's all folks :-)




posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 11:57 AM
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I did a search for a comparable US product for those of us here and found this:

LINKY

Looks pretty similar.



posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 11:58 AM
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It's called "Epoxy Putty".

It is basically an epoxy resin with a fibrous filler.

It doesn't need the fire to harden though.....most epoxy's will set slower when left next to a heat source and can ignite.


To add.....

The epoxy putty can be a little bulky and can be substituted for regular epoxy resin(Araldite, etc). When in the field, the resin can be mixed with sand, grass, bark, etc to provide a fibrous binding/filling agent.

You can also substitute super-glue for the epoxy resin when in a pinch.

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posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 12:00 PM
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I've used similar 2 part epoxies that when combined they even adhere underwater. Actually the water helped it cure better and it also hardens like concrete. The product is called 'Pool Putty' and is primarily used for fixing leaky plumbing in swimming pools but can also be used for a variety of things.

Overall it's a good idea to put in your BOB.



posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 12:09 PM
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Good idea! I would also recommend a roll of F4 tape. Link

It's especially handy in the car during long road trips through barren wastelands. I would know


CX

posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 12:45 PM
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One brand here is Milliput epoxy putty, i've used it for many things, from making miniature fantasy weapons that will last a lifetime, to patching up the side of a car.

You can sand it and paint it when dry.

Solid stuff.

CX.
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posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 12:59 PM
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Just thought I'd pass it on up for discussion as I was to be honest, very impressed. Great time and energy saver, and instead of a 'make do' tool, we ended up with a very long term robust article.

The uses were many, but this I thought was a worthy share.


CX

posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 01:19 PM
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Heres a tip for making an epoxy type glue naturaly....

In the video below at 1:05 you can see Ray Mears collecting hardened pine resin....

Then at 7:00 he goes through the process of mixing the heated resin with charcoal to form a glue to hold arrow heads in place.



CX.



posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 01:33 PM
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That show show skilled he is, as that took us hours, with very little positive outcome. I found it very brittle, even with a small cube of natural beeswax added.

What it does show me is that these wholly natural 'bush' techniques are not be used light heartedly by the inexperienced.



posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 08:38 AM
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F4 tape can be expensive if you shop at an electrical store you can find an amalgamating tape that has a slight fibrous feel to it. Satellite and aerial installers use it for waterproofing external aerial connections, just remember to pull it taught as you wrap to get rid of air pockets between the layers and to get good adhesion



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 05:07 PM
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Thanks OP I will be buying some if this.
I also found some great velcro at Wally world is really strong it says industrial strength and it is. I hate cheap velcro.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 05:14 PM
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I have carried the soft two part putty type but I prefer JB weld I don't know why it just works good for most stuff
I've mixed the charcoal resin stuff as well with mixed results (no pun intended) sometimes it's great sometimes
Not so much I had better results with the darker char than with the ash anyhow my two cents

By the way the 2 tubes of JB weld weight only a few ounces



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 05:16 PM
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Originally posted by geocom
I have carried the soft two part putty type but I prefer JB weld I don't know why it just works good for most stuff
I've mixed the charcoal resin stuff as well with mixed results (no pun intended) sometimes it's great sometimes
Not so much I had better results with the darker char than with the ash anyhow my two cents

By the way the 2 tubes of JB weld weight only a few ounces






I also have some of the JB weld I have not tried it does it work good? I could not resist it at Home Depot.



I guess what I am asking what could you use it for?
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posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 05:30 PM
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I truly believe its uses are endless my grandfather used it forever thats why I picked it up it won't cure underwater
But once its dry its dry and can be submersed it attaches metal glass porcelain wood pretty much a you name it kinda two part epoxy holds up to heat till you can get your muffler fixed (lol) I even used it once to fix the thermostat cup on a car engine till I could replace it , I've used it to pair side covers on motorcycles, it really has no end

Of course I could be biased a bit because my grandpa liked it so much



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 05:36 PM
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Originally posted by geocom
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I truly believe its uses are endless my grandfather used it forever thats why I picked it up it won't cure underwater
But once its dry its dry and can be submersed it attaches metal glass porcelain wood pretty much a you name it kinda two part epoxy holds up to heat till you can get your muffler fixed (lol) I even used it once to fix the thermostat cup on a car engine till I could replace it , I've used it to pair side covers on motorcycles, it really has no end

Of course I could be biased a bit because my grandpa liked it so much






I trust the old timers also.
Wisdom is not something you are born with it comes with age. And thanks it will be going in my BOB.





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