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What is the oddest thing you buy/keep/collect for supplies when TSHTF?

 
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I have lots and lots of table salt (NaCl) to use in food, in wounds, to cure meat, and to use as an antiseptic gargle.

The body must have salt to survive.

Bacteria and molds cannot grow in high enough salt concentrations.
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Those smallish Dum Dum suckers my bank has on the counter when I go to cash my checks. One-a-week, it adds up, and they will fit anywhere in the BoB, and the comfort-food aspect on 'patrol' shouldn't be overlooked.
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BEEF BOLLION!

and at least I'm not alone with the dryer lint.
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End Times Hobbies! LOL



Thread: Woman recreates 'Last Supper' with lint, replica is 14 feet long and 4 feet tall

Woman recreates 'Last Supper' with lint, replica is 14 feet long and 4 feet tall
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For me?

Clothes dryer lint. Extremely flammable, easy to light in case you need to start a fire. I have a pile of it next to my dryer, I need to find a bucket for it.

What do you have that's odd, but works really well for a when TSHTF?

I saved dryer lint for a long time too. I read a tip here or somewhere to pack the lint into cardboard egg cartons and pour wax from used up candles and such (actually, I got cheap CHEAP candles from the a discount candle factory surplus store here). I did that and am now the proud owner of over 300 firestarter 'eggs'.

But the oddest things I've gathered, I guess, are firebricks and cement to build an outdoor oven.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1233338



I fill my empty toilet paper tubes with the lint then close off the ends with wax.
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A special tool for releasing my dogs impacted anal glands.
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Speaking of dogs, I have extra harnesses and leashes for dogs that may need rescue, and a doggie life vest if a tsunami comes. Don't underestimate the value of a pack of dogs for protection, carrying some of your stuff, hunting (hounds will get you some squirrels and rabbits and raccoons) and general safety.

After some sort of calmness and civility returns after the initial chaos, a dogsled team pulling a wagon would be a valuable asset.
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I save my dryer lint for making homemade paper.. at least that was the plan - I still have yet to actually make any and the box is full. lol

We have lots and lots and lots of powdered gator-aide type electrolyte replacement drinks in our emergency supplies. I have to drink it due to a heart condition and get a bit antsy thinking about not having it so I'm a gator aide hoarder. lmao
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Speaking of dogs, I have extra harnesses and leashes for dogs that may need rescue, and a doggie life vest if a tsunami comes. Don't underestimate the value of a pack of dogs for protection, carrying some of your stuff, hunting (hounds will get you some squirrels and rabbits and raccoons) and general safety.

After some sort of calmness and civility returns after the initial chaos, a dogsled team pulling a wagon would be a valuable asset.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1222563

Good points.

Dogs are loyal protectors and can hear and smell danger a mile off and will raise the alarm while you are busy digging the new sewer pit.

Also bought a solar powered battery charger.
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milk cartons cut into strips. good for lighting the barbecue and outdoor fires. Saves on using too much lighter fluid.
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Black Australian licorice(tastes real good)
Telephone books(great source of toilet paper)
Big supply of pain killers(trade items)
condoms(still want to get laid)
Tannernite (figure it out)
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pubes for knitting scarves and what not


How do you keep them stiff for knitting???

Cz
 Quoting: Czarcasym

You must get a spinning wheel to turn the hair into THREAD before you knit with it. What do they teach kids in school these days.
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Kotex....there were made for absorbing blood....good for dressings...

Krazy glue....for emergency wound closure...

bug spray & rat poison....gonna be lots of them vermins....

plastic grocery bags.....used to line a toilet I made from a toilet seat and a cat litter pail...bag & tie your poops...

Rat traps....work for squirrels too....
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milk cartons cut into strips. good for lighting the barbecue and outdoor fires. Saves on using too much lighter fluid.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1228167

That's a really good idea, I'm surprised I never heard of it.

I have cotton squares, that they sell for cosmetic use, and petroleum jelly, that's supposed to be good for starting fires, petroleum jelly on cotton balls.

I like your idea, that's a good one.
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Are we all just frustrated Boy and Girl Scouts?

Should we start our own GLP Scouting organization for grown-ups?

Guy Scouts & Gal Scouts, anyone?
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gin and q-tips
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gin and q-tips
 Quoting: junipero


What are the q-tips for?
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Black Australian licorice(tastes real good)
Telephone books(great source of toilet paper)
Big supply of pain killers(trade items)
condoms(still want to get laid)
Tannernite (figure it out)
 Quoting: fubar 980749



That seems really handy!
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papaver somniferum seed
old computer parts
old radios
parts to make steam engines
neo magnets for wind generators
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I would have SPAM!

:)

Also I would go for loads of chocolate
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My hand held chainsaw in a tin.
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Lice shampoo
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1218356


shave your hair off or use hair gel..
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midol and darck chocolate....should be great trade items once a month.
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I have a ton of 2 Mil plastic painters drop cloths. They are the best thing to use for shelter when you don't have a tent. A little cordage helps this process.
Turn the circus off, or at least know you're watching one...
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Human de-wormer, rubber bands, pounds of baking soda, duct tape, jock itch cream, large metal mixing bowls, yarn, STOOL SOFTENER!!!
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I have a ridiculously large collection of glass jars!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 970683



well it's time to fill your collection with food
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Re: What is the oddest thing you buy/keep/collect for supplies when TSHTF?
Clothes dryer lint. Extremely flammable, easy to light in case you need to start a fire. I have a pile of it next to my dryer, I need to find a bucket for it.
 Quoting: Mother Mary


I also have a huge pile of dryer lint next to my dryer, but for me, it's accumulation was a matter of unintentional laziness ...
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gin and q-tips


What are the q-tips for?
 Quoting: Really?? 1213362


I use them to clean my ears out. Who really uses q-tips for removing makeup? It would take forever. If you have any intelligence you can safely use a q-tip to clean out your ears. I have done it all my life and have never had a blown ear drum and have never had a doctor tell me I needed to remove impacted ear wax. Just excuses to get the doctor more money.
My anthem to the shills of GLP:
We're never gonna, believe in, the stories, that you're weavin'
We're believin' in the proof, we're believin' in the truth
We're believin' in each other, not you, you, you
(Bang Bang Bang - Mark Ronson)
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Re: What is the oddest thing you buy/keep/collect for supplies when TSHTF?
Clothes dryer lint. Extremely flammable, easy to light in case you need to start a fire. I have a pile of it next to my dryer, I need to find a bucket for it.


I also have a huge pile of dryer lint next to my dryer, but for me, it's accumulation was a matter of unintentional laziness ...
 Quoting: Chris Jusset



Well, just move them to a container and then, you too, will have an easy way to lite a fire.
My anthem to the shills of GLP:
We're never gonna, believe in, the stories, that you're weavin'
We're believin' in the proof, we're believin' in the truth
We're believin' in each other, not you, you, you
(Bang Bang Bang - Mark Ronson)
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Janey's "doesntwannabeglpsobad"
~Google It~
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“Of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.” - Robert Anton Wilson
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ten uses for dryer lint

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