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#106094 - 11/22/08 04:29 PM Re: Multi use item used? [Re: diegodog]
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Oh, yeah, tea bags. I use them for a face wash. I used them on the pots back before freezer bag cooking.

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#106095 - 11/30/08 07:52 AM Re: Multi use item used? [Re: chaz]
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#106096 - 12/03/08 04:23 PM Re: Multi use item used? [Re: DTape]
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Damned, I guess that next time I go trekking I should make darn sure that I carry my "Frisbee"" don't you think????

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#106097 - 12/03/08 04:33 PM Re: Multi use item used? [Re: chaz]
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I have been using alcohol for hand sanitizer ever since I started boiling my water in my little alcy stove with it. Hell, maybe even longer than that..
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#106098 - 12/03/08 11:49 PM To sabre11004 [Re: sabre11004]
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FWIW: I hope it's not denatured alcohol.

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#106099 - 12/04/08 09:31 AM Re: Multi use item used? [Re: chaz]
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lots of things already posted.

anyone ever try hand sanitizer as firestarter? (I've haven't) but know it's flammable as fire marshalls required hospitals to remount dispensers away from (NOT above) electric outlets & switches.
It may just slash quickly like an alcohol pad might.

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#110694 - 02/04/09 12:16 PM Re: Multi use item used? [Re: hikerFedEx]
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I have a small bottle of fabric soaked in Vaseline (not soaked but saturated)that I use for rubbing my feet down almost every time that I stop to give my feet a rest. That does two things in itself as it keeps my feet from getting wet and it also moisturizes them so that I will not get blisters and it works because I rarely get blisters. The second thing that I use it for is when the Vaseline on the piece of material is almost gone (just right for lighting) I use it as a fire starter the first chance that I get...It lights with a first strike of a steel and it burns long enough to get some kindling on top of it...Hope that helps...sabre11004...

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#110736 - 02/05/09 04:49 AM Re: Multi use item used? [Re: JAK]
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Ah, yes!

Body fat. Enough said. I certainly have plenty of it, which is why I don't bother to take the "extra food" suggested as the whateverth essential.

Socks as gloves (if dirty, might be a bit smelly).

Plastic bags as glove overmitts.

TP (if I don't need it for its original purpose, which I usually do) plus hand sanitizer, a great fire starter (although I've never needed a fire yet, and if I do I'd use the firestarter I have in my emergency/first aid kit).

As Jim says, sometimes we get a little ridiculous on this multipurpose bit. On the other hand, it's nice to know we have some backup, however weird, in case the excrement hits the fan!




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#110759 - 02/05/09 12:38 PM Re: Multi use item used? [Re: hikerFedEx]
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Yes, I've used hand sanitizer as a fire starter, even an alcy stove primer. It burns fine. It didn't burn as long as I would have guessed though, but certainly long enough to help get a fire started.
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#110820 - 02/06/09 04:33 PM Re: Multi use item used? [Re: chaz]
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a lardge wedge tent stake makes a rather nice trowl. I carry one as my pack trowl and use it in conditions when a sturdy stake is needed.
http://store.colemans.com/cart/tent-stake-9-in-aluminum-27-pack-unused-p-1994.html
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