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Glowsticks as a survival item

 
Blackhawkie

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11/21/2012 03:43 AM

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Re: Glowsticks as a survival item
Good for zombie apocalypse:gdb:
You ever see Ranger Batman in his batman costume, very dapper. Do you like 3 siren alerts? --Hawk-02
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11/21/2012 03:48 AM
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Re: Glowsticks as a survival item
Flashlights wouldn't be affected by EMP, either.

Can't see why I would want to make a glow underwater.
The rain? Very few flashlights can't take rain.
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It depends on the circuitry. Its probable most of them will be damaged, batteries too.

I really wouldn't bet my only light source on it.
 Quoting: Dr Discordia


You can make a Faraday cage out of a garbage can and cardboard.

You can make a smaller one out of other supplies
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11/21/2012 04:51 AM
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Re: Glowsticks as a survival item
Once activated Glow Sticks kept in Freezer last that little bit longer,it is possible too freeze them, then activate in emergency.
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11/21/2012 04:56 AM
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Once activated Glow Sticks kept in Freezer last that little bit longer,it is possible too freeze them, then activate in emergency.
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It's better to just get a flashlight and batteries.
Fuck the glow sticks.

I'm the OP of this topic and I still think they're worthless.
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11/21/2012 05:42 AM
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I'll weigh in, glowsticks might potentially be utilized as as a fish attractant for a troutline. They used to make a chemical maybe some kind of phosphorus that was in a drug store with sweet oil and and fisherman a long time would produce a lantern underwater for this purpose. But here's the deal, the length of time is so short, and one time use. Seems like a very cheap LED flashlight that was waterproof would be much better. Even still, pack another MRE.

There's probably lots of uses, like that, but if you're limiting the equipment, or trying to save money or both, then I'm not sure that a glowstick is the right item. It produces very low lumens for what it does. If you had a red one, then maybe it might be more useful for casting a red light, something that's done to read map, but that's supposed to be a myth, an old chestnut that's not true about bightvision. Seems of dubious value.

Re the chemical remark, well...pack some chemicals instead for the same price. Lots of things like a gel cooling pack can be converted for "other" chemical use(things that go boom), so maybe the chemicals in a glowstick can too?
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11/21/2012 05:45 AM
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Re: Glowsticks as a survival item
Like this fishing lantern:
[link to www.bookrags.com]
So maybe for the brief period it worked (5 to 12 hours based upon vastly reduced lumens at the end and temperature), you'd have a fishing lure.
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11/21/2012 05:50 AM
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Magnesium, and flint will get a fire going even in the wet,
the glowsticks have a limited application with a short life duration, and will not keep you warm on a cold night.
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11/21/2012 06:02 AM
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Re: Glowsticks as a survival item
Do you guys know glowsticks contain hydrogen peroxide, which could be used as an emergency disinfectant.

It could also be used to start a chemical fire if you have certain other chemicals and are soaking wet and cold.

Think outside the box!
 Quoting: Dr Discordia


Chemical fires????

I'll stick to my trusty Zippo thanks. And if that runs out of fuel, I have my Bic. And if I dont have that, I have wax dipped matches in my wallet. And if I didn't have that, you can use any lens to focus the sun and make a fire.
 Quoting: Whiskey Brother 1418028


Or whip off your shoelace make a small bow and start a fire the old fashion way.
Survival basics 101.
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11/21/2012 06:14 AM
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Re: Glowsticks as a survival item
yea glow sticks seem pretty fucking useless. ill take my rayovac roughneck. best 25$ ive ever spent
SHTF808
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12/17/2012 01:42 AM
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Re: Glowsticks as a survival item
same reason why people stock waterproof matches instead of cigarette lighters. because they are idiots.
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Cigarette lighters don't spark when they get wet. You gotta wait for them to dry. I tried lighting a cigarette after swimming couldn't get a spark. The good thing about glow sticks are they don't send off smoke or shine to far and they're disposable. So if you are in some place at night and you want to avoid detection a glow stick makes a great help and you don't need the big ones small ones work just as well.
Baba Cha

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12/17/2012 01:45 AM

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Re: Glowsticks as a survival item
you dont need power to use glow sticks
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12/17/2012 02:09 AM
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:glowsticks:
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For the tracers man, the tracers XD

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