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  • IronHorse
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    Originally posted by Ulath View Post
    I have roles of the clear 55 gallon drum liner trash bags. Also could be used to collect moisture.

    Dig a fairly large hole in the ground.
    Place a cup in the bottem of the hole centered.
    place the bag over the hole loosely alowing the center of the bag to droop over the cup.
    wieght the edges of the bag with stones or other heavy objects.
    When the sun comes up the heat in the hole evaporates the moisture in the dirt and then collects on the bag, which then drips into the cup.
    Whala clean drinking water!
    It helps if you place peices of green vegetation in the hole as well. There is plenty of moisture in those and you will get condensation to build up much faster. Tested this in the Marines. It works but takes patience and the yield isn't astronomical. (Actually I think I sweated more water out digging the hole than I replaced with the water in the cup) :) Good survival tip though Ulath. I have a box of Contractor grade trashbags in the basement just in case i need them.

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  • brightstar
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    Now that was good, innovative thinking indeed! LOL



    brightstar

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  • cudalyon
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    Originally posted by Diesel View Post
    Ok one of the most versatile important things I have in my kit is, drum roll

    Heavy Duty Contractor Grade Trash Bags. 3 mil I believe

    Insanely useful and versatil thing to have!!

    Use as floor covering, tarp, shelter, water carrier, food carrier, sled to pull stuff, poncho

    What other uses can you think of?

    You can heat water over your camp fire and put in the bag to use as a water bottle to help keep warm.

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  • Ulath
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    I have roles of the clear 55 gallon drum liner trash bags. Also could be used to collect moisture.

    Dig a fairly large hole in the ground.
    Place a cup in the bottem of the hole centered.
    place the bag over the hole loosely alowing the center of the bag to droop over the cup.
    wieght the edges of the bag with stones or other heavy objects.
    When the sun comes up the heat in the hole evaporates the moisture in the dirt and then collects on the bag, which then drips into the cup.
    Whala clean drinking water!

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  • Big_Saw
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    Plastic bags also make great catfish traps...poke a bunch of holes, put a little cat food or whatever stink-bait you prefer in (I've even used droppings as bait)...wait a couple days, and snatch the bag outta the water...I've caught catfish like this since I was a tyke.

    Be sure to nestle your bag in some shoreline rocks...they love hidey-holes...

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  • kenno
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    I was in a situation where I had to fill eight, 5 gallon buckets of water everyday and transport them over dirt roads in a PU truck. Filling the buckets from a creek was hard enough but they had no lids to hold the water in on the trip back. I solved the problem by placing a trashbag inside each bucket and using a smaller bucket to fill each 5 gallon bucket with water. I then tied the trashbags shut and there was no spillage on the trip back!

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  • TheUnboundOne
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    Nitehawg,

    You wrote:

    Hey TUO, good thing we weren't talking about traps, huh?
    Now, a large plastic ground trap might be good...assuming that a plastic trap would work as good as a metal one.

    :D

    And maybe Billy Bass could serve as a fish lure if his parts worked underwater and could fool the fishies. That would be a sight.

    :D :D

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  • TheUnboundOne
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    Rusty,

    You wrote:

    Darn, I guess I will leave that, and the singing Deer head out of my BOB. I guess the dancing beer can is out too?
    They can go with you, but like everyone else and everything else, they have to pay their own freight, pull their own weight, and power themselves entirely off-grid.

    :D

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  • nitehawg
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    Hey TUO, good thing we weren't talking about traps, huh?

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by TheUnboundOne View Post
    Rusty, I meant to type "tarp" not "carp". And no, I do not consider one of those singing Billy Bass toys found at Wal-Mart to be a survival necessity.

    :D ;)

    Darn, I guess I will leave that, and the singing Deer head out of my BOB. I guess the dancing beer can is out too?

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  • TheUnboundOne
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    Rusty, I meant to type "tarp" not "carp". And no, I do not consider one of those singing Billy Bass toys found at Wal-Mart to be a survival necessity.

    :D ;)

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by TheUnboundOne View Post
    Dear Diesel,

    Yep, I have those bags and a large thick plastic ground carp.
    Those darn ground carps are a neccesity, especially the plastic ones!!! (Sorry, I could not resist)
    Last edited by Rustyshakelford; 09-15-2008, 07:31 PM.

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  • TheUnboundOne
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    Your BOB/KIT: Do you have this?

    Dear Diesel,

    Yep, I have those bags and a large thick plastic ground carp.

    Not only can they hold water to a great degree, but they can be used to obtain water, both from rain and from dew when they are spread on the ground.

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  • Mick
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    Body bag. Emergency floatation device.

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  • Diesel
    started a topic Your BOB/KIT: Do you have this?

    Your BOB/KIT: Do you have this?

    Ok one of the most versatile important things I have in my kit is, drum roll

    Heavy Duty Contractor Grade Trash Bags. 3 mil I believe

    Insanely useful and versatil thing to have!!

    Use as floor covering, tarp, shelter, water carrier, food carrier, sled to pull stuff, poncho

    What other uses can you think of?
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