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    Having to bug out, or bug-in, the necessity of entertainment for morale is just as important as Tylonol for an injury. While a harmonica is a useful addition to any BOB or preparedness kit, I'm curious to know if anyone has other useful ideas for musical entertainment.

    I currently play guitar, but realize that in a SHTF situation, guitar strings will become almost completely unavailable. (that and finding an electrical outlet to plug in my Crate amp might be difficult :p) Does anyone have a musical instrument that is able to be used indefinately, without the necessity of replacing parts?
    "Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions." "The things you own end up owning you"-Tyler Durden

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    I play guitar, as well, and that is the one problem which plagues me daily.....I have a travel acoustic that folds up into a nice little gig bag, and about 30+ sets of strings...

    Just hope I can carry it out if I have to sh*t 'n' git....
    "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
      I play guitar, as well, and that is the one problem which plagues me daily.....I have a travel acoustic that folds up into a nice little gig bag, and about 30+ sets of strings...

      Just hope I can carry it out if I have to sh*t 'n' git....
      I used to play the tuba, but I do not need to expound on how impractical it would be to haul a tuba into the desert.

      How about one of those kids flutes. Used to call them recorders. Cheap, plastic and would be good for torturing your dog.

      Found them on E-bay (I refuse to buy on this anti-gun site) for $5.00.
      Last edited by Rustyshakelford; 01-09-2009, 06:54 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
        I used to play the tuba, but I do not need to expound on how impractical it would be to haul a tuba into the desert.

        How about one of those kids flutes. Used to call them recorders. Cheap, plastic and would be good for torturing your dog.

        Found them on E-bay (I refuse to buy on this anti-gun site) for $5.00.
        Not a bad idea, actually...I've heard some decent recordists before...and one of those things would last indefinitely.
        "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

        "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
          Not a bad idea, actually...I've heard some decent recordists before...and one of those things would last indefinitely.
          I was forced to play one in the 3rd grade. I remember they full of slobber, and broke down into 3 pieces that fit in my pocket, and you could take the moutpiece, fill it with wet toilet paper and blow it 50+ yards. I also remember I had to run a swab through it every so often that looked like a swab for a 12 bore shotgun.

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          • #6
            I have several guitars, way too many, cuz I can't play worth a hoot! I found my perfect instrument last year...the NAF (native american flute). You can't play these things wrong! They are wonderful to take hiking. Sit on a ridge top and "play" the ridge! High peaks are high notes, low peaks-lower, valleys even lower notes...short, long...just play the ridgeline. It's amazing how beatifull this can sound. Play the flight of a bird in the wind!
            I have several NAF music CD's (no...not my recordings)...very relaxing.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by snal View Post
              I have several guitars, way too many, cuz I can't play worth a hoot! I found my perfect instrument last year...the NAF (native american flute). You can't play these things wrong! They are wonderful to take hiking. Sit on a ridge top and "play" the ridge! High peaks are high notes, low peaks-lower, valleys even lower notes...short, long...just play the ridgeline. It's amazing how beatifull this can sound. Play the flight of a bird in the wind!
              I have several NAF music CD's (no...not my recordings)...very relaxing.
              THose darn things draw snakes!!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
                THose darn things draw snakes!!!
                Yeah!...and when they get there you can make them dance!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
                  THose darn things draw snakes!!!
                  and I hear thems is good eatin'

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                  • #10
                    Awesome instrument. NAF's sound incredible (googled videos of people playing them). I'm working on ideas of building an instrument using items found around my house. When I get finished, I'll see if I can make a video. Keep the ideas coming.
                    "Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions." "The things you own end up owning you"-Tyler Durden

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Visinedrops View Post
                      Awesome instrument. NAF's sound incredible (googled videos of people playing them). I'm working on ideas of building an instrument using items found around my house. When I get finished, I'll see if I can make a video. Keep the ideas coming.
                      I bought one today at Dollar General for $1.00

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
                        I bought one today at Dollar General for $1.00

                        I'll bet you tooted it as soon as you got home, too......dancing around in your loincloth...fire raging in the living room....
                        "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                        "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
                          I'll bet you tooted it as soon as you got home, too......dancing around in your loincloth...fire raging in the living room....

                          Danced around in the garage, beer bottle blazing, in my thong. Kinda primal.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
                            Danced around in the garage, beer bottle blazing, in my thong. Kinda primal.
                            Yeah...that's what I meant....lol..
                            "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                            "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                            • #15
                              Ceramic Ocarina. Nuff said.

                              I like the Ceramic Ocarina. Takes a little practice, but they are darn near unbreakable, if made right. And they fit easily in a small pocket. 4 holes, full range of music.

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