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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #90 on: September 03, 2017, 11:44:10 PM »
I used to carry antiseptic wipes for wounds and petroleum jelly on cotton for firestarters.  But now i just carry the compressed towels and a small bottle of alcohol.  Serves those purposes in addituon to others like wiping oil on guns. They are wringable and fairly strong so can be used for sponge bath and dish cleaning. As a substitute for TP i found it best not to soak in water.  Rather put on drops of water around edge untill it is just moist enough to unroll.  In other words it is actually fairly dry to touch,  Then tear in half and fold each. The fold is because it has small holes.  You end up with two good size pieces. 

There is a lot to be said for a small flask of alchohol, an achohol stove (even one from aluminum can), an alchohol match (so call permanent match), and these towels.

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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #91 on: September 03, 2017, 11:44:59 PM »
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Not cottonelle, but we do to. Kept them in the truck when I drove 30 states pulling a reefer. Handy to wash your face of a morning if you weren't at a rest area or truck stop

I see that the online dictionaries have not caught up with the current "reefer" meaning/use  :D

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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #92 on: September 04, 2017, 12:54:49 AM »
I see that the online dictionaries have not caught up with the current "reefer" meaning/use  :D

Refrigerated (reefer) semi trailer. We hauled mostly frozen food
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #93 on: September 04, 2017, 10:23:04 AM »
Refrigerated (reefer) semi trailer. We hauled mostly frozen food

That word doesnt mean that in california....
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #94 on: September 04, 2017, 12:29:25 PM »
That word doesnt mean that in california....

We still drink adult beverages and listen to the band in a JOINT here in Louisiana too...California smokes them.
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #95 on: September 04, 2017, 12:53:03 PM »
We still drink adult beverages and listen to the band in a JOINT here in Louisiana too...California smokes them.


 :rofl: Same here Carl. Beer joint..........


Mountain Momma, what iz it in Cali? Or should I be asking?  :o
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #96 on: September 04, 2017, 02:01:54 PM »

 :rofl: Same here Carl. Beer joint..........


Mountain Momma, what iz it in Cali? Or should I be asking?  :o

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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #97 on: September 04, 2017, 02:21:13 PM »
Copy. Ck. And that's now how much I know about marijuana and such.  ???
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #98 on: September 04, 2017, 02:58:49 PM »
  You just lost any coolness points you had with that.
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #99 on: September 04, 2017, 03:08:13 PM »
  You just lost any coolness points you had with that.

 :facepalm:  :censored:  :facepalm:
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #100 on: September 04, 2017, 03:13:21 PM »
  We will get over it as I look at a #10 can to see how it can be a good draft stove. The cans really beg for a project as the empties pile up.
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #101 on: September 04, 2017, 03:19:11 PM »
  We will get over it as I look at a #10 can to see how it can be a good draft stove. The cans really beg for a project as the empties pile up.

I've got a bazillion coffee cans I've saved over the years. Lots of empties stashed.
Have bolts, screws, clamps etc in the ones I use.


Hard to find a metal can in about anything anymore.
I've got lots of the #10's in the storeroom


I've been cruising my walmart lists. Lots of augason farm stuff in there. Prices are way up.  :(
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #102 on: September 04, 2017, 03:27:08 PM »
I've got a bazillion coffee cans I've saved over the years. Lots of empties stashed.
Have bolts, screws, clamps etc in the ones I use.


Hard to find a metal can in about anything anymore.
I've got lots of the #10's in the storeroom


I've been cruising my walmart lists. Lots of augason farm stuff in there. Prices are way up.  :(

I watch for sale prices from the different places I order from so I often get vegetables and soups for under $10 for each #10 can to fill in and now stock rotation has reached the point where I do not need to buy much as the members do not want to keep their dated stock so I get rid of it for them.
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #103 on: September 04, 2017, 03:43:51 PM »
Sounds good. I've still got some holes to fill to attain my 2 year supply.
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #104 on: September 23, 2017, 01:31:49 PM »
My issue with any of the wet wipes isn't the wipes, but the packaging.  I have yet to find some that don't dry out.

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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #105 on: September 23, 2017, 01:50:21 PM »
  I would think that a localized event like fire,chemical spill,or a plane crash ,as I am in the glide path of an Air Force Base, would be reason to get out and because I have a place to go within a few miles that is totally secure and stocked for most any event. But a large scale event would cause an eventual relocation as my BOL has everything I might need and all the comforts of home. Shelter in place during any non-direct threat and relocate after the locals panic while collecting as much detail  of the threat as I can..Without a place to go to would deter just going to the woods as all you would find there is a bunch of panicked ,desperate ,dangerous people.
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #106 on: September 23, 2017, 04:07:20 PM »
My issue with any of the wet wipes isn't the wipes, but the packaging.  I have yet to find some that don't dry out.

so what? if they are not the alcohol containing ones, you can always re-moist them.
BTW....a reason for drying is a non-sticky flap. this is because during use, liquid is squashed out and transfers on the sticky flap.

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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #107 on: September 23, 2017, 04:16:51 PM »
  I'm gonna' try to keep my flap dry.
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #108 on: September 23, 2017, 07:54:14 PM »
  I'm gonna' try to keep my flap dry.

That's almost impossible Carl, especially the rear one.  :(
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #109 on: September 24, 2017, 12:50:21 AM »
My issue with any of the wet wipes isn't the wipes, but the packaging.  I have yet to find some that don't dry out.

I get Dude Wipes from Amazon Subscribe and Save. They’re individually Mylar wrapped and I’ve never had one dry out, even after months in the bottom of a pack.  Cottonelle quit making individual Mylar packaging, so I looked around and found these.
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #110 on: September 24, 2017, 05:25:08 AM »
That's almost impossible Carl, especially the rear one.  :(

Well,remember that a surgeon mover my rear flap to the front so I can see when it gets wet.
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #111 on: September 24, 2017, 05:29:23 AM »
I get Dude Wipes from Amazon Subscribe and Save. They’re individually Mylar wrapped and I’ve never had one dry out, even after months in the bottom of a pack.  Cottonelle quit making individual Mylar packaging, so I looked around and found these.

I thought the name DUDE WIPES was a joke...these look like a great 'cleanup' option for a dude on the run...Thanks FLancer.

https://www.amazon.com/Flushable-Unscented-Vitamin-Biodegradable-Individually/dp/B01BGE0RUG/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1506252350&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=dude+wipes+individually+wrapped&psc=1
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #112 on: September 25, 2017, 05:24:36 AM »
Obviously we live in our homes as a fixed and desired shelter and are area to live it.  No one wants to just pick up and leave but, at times it is not safe to be there.  An example is if there was flooding in your area and your home was being filled with water.  What about a wild fire that was encroaching on your home.  These are just two reasons that you might want to bug out.   
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Re: why would you need to "bug out?"
« Reply #113 on: September 25, 2017, 07:26:26 AM »
  The most frequent need to bug out would be for localized events ...except for hurricanes,earthquakes,major flood,winter storm...wow Nature can be a real beast.
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