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Ten Under-Rated Prepping Item
Prep-Blog ^ | 1/5/13 | Butch C.

Posted on 01/05/2013 4:20:13 PM PST by Kartographer

1. Bic Lighters
2. A Good Winter Hat
3. Bullion Cubes
4. Baby Wipes
5. Glow Sticks
6. Paper Maps
7. Paper Plates
8. Ziplock Bags
9. Tabasco Sauce
10. Duct Tape

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List always peak interest and spur discussions. Though I do not believe that an 'real' prepper would ever Under Rate Duct Tape!
1 posted on 01/05/2013 4:20:19 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 01/05/2013 4:21:25 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


3 posted on 01/05/2013 4:21:52 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


4 posted on 01/05/2013 4:22:50 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I’d modify #10, just slightly...

10. Duct Tape/ WD-40

(:^)


5 posted on 01/05/2013 4:22:54 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: Kartographer

i would replace numbers 2 and 5 with petroleum jelly and tequila...


6 posted on 01/05/2013 4:23:46 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Kartographer

Disagree on the glo sticks. I used to stock those but their shelf life is so short the darn things were useless everytime I pulled them out.


7 posted on 01/05/2013 4:23:56 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kartographer

Something we’ve decided to use rather than candles: AA battery-powered wax candles.

We live in an area with violent earthquakes and an open flame is dangerous. We use these LED-lit candles once the sun goes down.

We’re now looking into solar panel-charged battery systems as a way to keep from buying batteries. So far I haven’t been able to find batteries that will hold a charge longer than four hours.

The candles themselves are expensive but we really like them. They do not contribute to the ambient heat during summer but still provide the illusion of warmth at night during winter.


8 posted on 01/05/2013 4:28:39 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Kartographer

Duck tape came in handy here

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257281/The-moment-drunken-passenger-taped-seat-flight-


9 posted on 01/05/2013 4:29:05 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: latina4dubya

Petroleum jelly and tequila?Is that for survival or did you have something more interesting in mind?


10 posted on 01/05/2013 4:30:25 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: driftdiver
Check out the Krill lights. Web page here. I used the hell out mine when I was deployed. Batteries last a long time, and it doesn't wipe out your night vision.

/johnny

11 posted on 01/05/2013 4:33:59 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Farmer Dean; latina4dubya
I passed on saying anything about that... But that was my thought, too.

But heck, everyone has hobbies. Gotta stay busy when the power goes out. ;)

/johnny

12 posted on 01/05/2013 4:36:03 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

#9 for me would be Frank’s Red Hot and/or Tabasco green.


13 posted on 01/05/2013 4:38:01 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Farmer Dean
Petroleum jelly and tequila?Is that for survival or did you have something more interesting in mind?

LOL! I'd say they fit into both categories, but I don't know what the poster had in mind.

14 posted on 01/05/2013 4:41:07 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Kartographer
Though I do not believe that an 'real' prepper would ever Under Rate Duct Tape!

Agree.

I think bic lighters, duct tape, and to a lesser extent, ziplock bags are prepping essentials.

15 posted on 01/05/2013 4:44:39 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Kartographer
3. Bullion Cubes

i) Bullion comes in cuboids, not cubes

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ii) Bullion coins are generally more convenient for trading

iii) rather than trade, why not store actual soup fixings?


16 posted on 01/05/2013 4:50:14 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - Rene "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thanks I think I’ll get some of those.


17 posted on 01/05/2013 4:51:27 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kartographer

Anyone know the shelf life of a Bic lighter?


18 posted on 01/05/2013 4:53:30 PM PST by webstersII
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To: carriage_hill
I’d modify #10, just slightly...

10. Duct Tape/ WD-40


19 posted on 01/05/2013 4:58:24 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thank you for posting the Krill light link.


20 posted on 01/05/2013 4:59:47 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Kartographer

Got another 1 1/2 lbs of black pepper today.

People used to sacrifice their children to heathen gods to get the stuff!
It’s good in clam chowder too! Helps keep ya warm during the winter.


21 posted on 01/05/2013 5:00:49 PM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
May I ask which Krill light you found the best? I would use mine for deer camp (tent) and general purposes for power outages of which we seem to have more than our share...

Oh, and which color do you suggest? Many options/configurations.

22 posted on 01/05/2013 5:02:57 PM PST by donozark (Kim Kardashian had her baby. Triplets! She named them Wilson, Spaulding and Rawlings.)
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To: Kartographer
Got all that covered except the bullion cubes.

Have a Stainless steel dinner plate insted of paper plates.

Also have a Boy Scout Field manual.

Bugout bag is nearly complete with:

Fire starter sticks in Zip-lok bags (x3 & lighters)
Teflon coated extended mess kit, roll of heavy dury alum foil, shish-ka-bob sticks, fire cook grate
X6 under clothes
Collapasable 5 gal jug
X2 thermos
Sleep sack & small pillow
Hunting knives and branch saw
Extremely thick 3’x4’ plastic bags (x5)
Pump action Shotgun and 100 various rounds
.40 cal pistol and 100 hollow point rounds
Personal grooming kit & First aid kit
4 days of canned food
Glow sticks, rope, flashlight, batteries
& much more...

My secondary bugout bag (same size) is equiped to setup a shelter and kitchen.

23 posted on 01/05/2013 5:04:18 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: beaversmom

Between ketchup & tobacco , go with tobacco .


24 posted on 01/05/2013 5:05:22 PM PST by Morris70
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To: driftdiver
I just dug mine out of my old go bag. My old 22 hour notice to deploy bag, not my tornado go bag. Turned it on. It worked.

It's been in there since before I got hurt, so that's sometime in 2009.

I originally got it back in 1998. It's been everywhere with me. They last well, or have for me.

I think I'll give it a new home in my tornado go bag.

/johnny

25 posted on 01/05/2013 5:05:32 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Gotta stay busy when the power goes out. ;)

hahahahaha! tequila works in many ways... i like it... if i feel a cold coming on, or a slight tickle in my throat, i take a shot or two... or to keep me warm... petroleum jelly is good for chapped lips/skin... removing makeup, protecting skin from the cold, as a lubricant... but i like your idea even better!

26 posted on 01/05/2013 5:05:58 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: webstersII
I've found them in boxes I had in storage for over 5 years, and they worked.

/johnny

27 posted on 01/05/2013 5:06:43 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

This stuff is the greatest

Granted it's not the best PBJ by far but

It last forever

It has lots of calories

It's good for excursions as making sandwiches with it makes the bread last many days longer and they can get smushed in your pack and still be edible.

And in a pinch, the peanut portion is flammable and can be used to get a fire going

I've gone on long hiking/camping trips and only eating Goober Grape sandwiches. It would be my 1st choice for the coming zombie apocalypse.

28 posted on 01/05/2013 5:07:16 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Don’t overlook a product called “BETTER THAN BOULLION”. It comes in beef, chicken, ham, turkey and vegetable flavors——that I’m aware of. I keep a jar of each on hand. Not only makes a good hot drink, but very useful in stews, soups, gravies and anything else which you might want to “kick it up a notch.”


29 posted on 01/05/2013 5:10:06 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: SatinDoll

I have them also. I use them in my bedroom with the tv on. It doesn’t light the room but is nice to have one at the tv and back wall.
Original batteries after 3 years.

It even has a waxy feel to it.


30 posted on 01/05/2013 5:11:06 PM PST by Morris70
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To: donozark
There was only one kind when I got mine, as I recall. 2 AA batteries, and green. It's not a lot of light, but it's enough to check for spiders when going to a slit trench in the dark, or to read a map. More than enough to get dressed without waking your bunkmates with a bright light.

/johnny

31 posted on 01/05/2013 5:11:50 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: dirtboy

Perfect!


32 posted on 01/05/2013 5:15:43 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: Tucker39
Base products in jars do not have enough salt to store at room temp after being opened. Bullion cubes do, and have a much reduced moisture content over the jars of bases.

I cook with the jar stuff here at home, and used them at the restaurants, but I darn sure don't store 'em without refrigeration after they have been opened.

/johnny

33 posted on 01/05/2013 5:16:52 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Farmer Dean
Survival kit contents check.

In them you'll find:

one forty-five caliber automatic;
two boxes of ammunition;
four days' concentrated emergency rations;
one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills;
one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible;
one hundred dollars in rubles;
one hundred dollars in gold;
nine packs of chewing gum;
one issue of prophylactics;
three lipsticks;
three pair of nylon stockings.

Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.

34 posted on 01/05/2013 5:17:08 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Kartographer

Could you put me on your ping list? Thank you!


35 posted on 01/05/2013 5:18:13 PM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: Bobalu
I still hear Slim reading that every time I see the list. ;)

/johnny

36 posted on 01/05/2013 5:23:21 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Bobalu

LOL...Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb


37 posted on 01/05/2013 5:40:28 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: JRandomFreeper

Sounds good.

Thanks.


38 posted on 01/05/2013 5:42:52 PM PST by webstersII
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To: JRandomFreeper; driftdiver

I own a Krill light and it is very nice, but today I just use something like a Fenix flashlight on low, laid inside of a medicine bottle or an empty water bottle, as a diffuser.

A Fenix LD12, uses a single AA battery, and will burn on low (3-ANSI Lumens) for 97 hours.
Placed inside of a milky plastic water bottle, used for camping, or even inside of a white supermarket plastic grocery bag, it serves the same purpose of being a glow lamp.

I peel the label off and drill the proper size hole in the cap of vitamin or medicine containers, preferring the transparent brownish, medicine bottles. With a lanyard on the flashlight it makes a nice hanging lantern.

All of my led flashlight and headlights with long burn times have homemade diffusers


39 posted on 01/05/2013 5:59:12 PM PST by ansel12
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To: ansel12
Sounds like a good idea. My regular LED flashlight is plenty bright, but it wipes out my night vision. I've got a piece of red lighting gel somewhere around here, I can't believe I didn't think of using that already. Thanks.

/johnny

40 posted on 01/05/2013 6:05:55 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: latina4dubya

I need Vaseline for my cheekbones when I’m outdoors, and I use Vaseline infused cotton balls for fire starter.

You can keep a tiny jar of cotton balls soaked in Vaseline in your car, and you have the fire starters, and the chap lip product, and a lubricant all together.


41 posted on 01/05/2013 6:10:59 PM PST by ansel12
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To: driftdiver
"Disagree on the glo sticks."

Same same...bought a whole box once (maybe 24-25?...forget), they sat on the shelf &,
I would take a few out for night diving occasionally. After 2 years they were all duds.
42 posted on 01/05/2013 6:32:55 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: Farmer Dean
Is that for survival or did you have something more interesting in mind?

i can be practical... two birds with one stone... plus it helps to have something for which to survive... :)

43 posted on 01/05/2013 6:38:50 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Kartographer

Duct tape is #10?

What’s wrong with them? It should be number one.


44 posted on 01/05/2013 6:54:41 PM PST by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Bobalu

Hand Crank LED Flashlight. Just bought two of them on sale after Christmas. One minute of cranking gave me over 10 minutes of strong light.


45 posted on 01/05/2013 6:57:01 PM PST by Josa
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To: ansel12
I need Vaseline for my cheekbones when I’m outdoors, and I use Vaseline infused cotton balls for fire starter. You can keep a tiny jar of cotton balls soaked in Vaseline in your car, and you have the fire starters, and the chap lip product, and a lubricant all together.

And somewhere, there are neutered bunny rabbits running around....

46 posted on 01/05/2013 7:13:15 PM PST by onona (KCCO)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I took this photo off the internet to use as an example, different size bottles or drilled caps (I like sliding the light backwards into the hole, and then screwing on the cap) for different size flashlights, or one can just lay the flashlight inside of an oversize container, or one can buy fitted diffusers for brand name lights (or for measured sizes of flashlight heads, usually in mm).

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47 posted on 01/05/2013 7:16:29 PM PST by ansel12
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To: onona

LOL, It took a minute, but I got it.


48 posted on 01/05/2013 7:18:57 PM PST by ansel12
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To: Kartographer; blam; Marcella; JRandomFreeper

Duct tape would be ideal for taping plastic to your windows in case you had to “shelter-in-place.” Then you guzzle the tabasco sauce so that the fire in your mouth and throat distracts you from the misery of being cooped up inside your house because a trainload of sarin gas derailed two blocks away. Of course, if that actually happened, you’d need to close your air vents and turn off the air conditioner, too.


49 posted on 01/05/2013 7:21:53 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Kartographer

Twist-it flashlights are good, too. However, the one I have doesn’t really give an impressive amount of light.


50 posted on 01/05/2013 7:23:26 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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