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About the only thing I remember about the Boy Scouts is the uniform and S-O-S. This article caught my eye because of Hurricane Sandy. 9 Ways To Make Fire Without ...
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    9 ways to start a fire without matches


    About the only thing I remember about the Boy Scouts is the uniform and S-O-S. This article caught my eye because of Hurricane Sandy.

    9 Ways To Make Fire Without Matches by Jason Wiskerchen
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    Great info Lucky. I knew about a couple of them, theorized about another, but many were new to me. Thanks for sharing.
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    I pack one of these on the bike.

    Not only to start fire but can use it to weld small stuff also like bike chain links. I keep a back pack full of survival gear. No hurricanes or earthquakes here though we do get the occasional tornado.
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    When I was young my grandparents, and the other immigrant families in the neighborhood, would stock up on certain things and put prepared food in jars,
    to be entirely ready to spend weeks at a time indoors because of massive snowfalls where the drifts would be high enough to block the door to the building.

    In those days coal and kerosene were used in those three-decker houses. Today most people use gas heat or oil. Putting food in pickle jars is not
    something today's women do very much. Even though I had candles for " Sandy " I ( like most city dwellers ) am not prepared for massive Chaos.

    Thanks for the link to that website Roky, I need to order some things.
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    It doesn't hurt to be prepared for emergencies. Mostly here in Colorado we have thunderstorms with a few tornados, and blizzards. I have emergency heat, lighting and food.
    A few years ago we got a microburst during a blizzard that snapped off 3 power poles in a row. We were without electricity for two and a half days. We had kerosene lamps for light, a gas grill and burner for cooking, and used melted snow for flushing the toilet. We made out fine.

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