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Old 08-07-2012, 03:46 AM   #21
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Tack hit on something about sanitation. Human waste piles up quick and can make a bad situation MUCH WORSE if not handled properly. Pest, disease, contamination, all manner of problems fast. A slip trench in the proper location and lime go a long way in this matter.
Yes it does. Burial is preferred but if your older/inferm and digging is out then the next best option is burning. Diesel fuel and a plastic can liner is how we did it in the service.

Short of diesel then next best option would be a shallow fire pit and grate to set the whole metal container on. Once the moisture is evaporated of the remaining solids and ash can be buried.

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Also valuable would be land navigation skills. Batteries wil eventually run out rendering GPS useless.

Gps was just coming online midway through my term of enlistment and if I had a Nickle for every time some cheese dick butter bar walked us 10 Klicks out of our way I'd be a rich man.

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Also valuable would be land navigation skills. Batteries wil eventually run out rendering GPS useless.

Gps was just coming online midway through my term of enlistment and if I had a Nickle for every time some cheese dick butter bar walked us 10 Klicks out of our way I'd be a rich man.

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Good maps will be a must if navigation is in the mix.
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Good maps will be a must if navigation is in the mix.
And reliable compasses obviously.
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And reliable compasses obviously.
The protractor comes in pretty handy too when triangulating your position and plotting your route.

Of course when you break out that compass remember to check your maps "angle of declination". This is the number of degree difference between true North and magnetic North in your location.

Forget ^^THIS^^ step and you'll feel like I did following them butter bars and their new fangled GPS.

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Knowing how to make soap is a pretty handy skill to have and one I'm sure most of the ladies would appreciate. Fortunately it's fairly easy as long as you have access to oil and alkali. In other words, animal or vegetable fat and wood ash.

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Knowing how to make soap is a pretty handy skill to have and one I'm sure most of the ladies would appreciate. Fortunately it's fairly easy as long as you have access to oil and alkali. In other words, animal or vegetable fat and wood ash.
I hadn't thought about that one either. I should had because I can still remember my great grandparents talking about how to make soap. I hadn't thought about that years. It really brings back some memories, including how my great grandpa used to salt cure pork.
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I can still remember my grandma making lye soap. She had a huge cast iron kettle she made it in. And as far as salt pork, man they lived on that stuff. I still have a taste for it and homegrown eggs but you can't find the home cured salt pork of those days anymore.

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Knowing how to make soap is a pretty handy skill to have and one I'm sure most of the ladies would appreciate. Fortunately it's fairly easy as long as you have access to oil and alkali. In other words, animal or vegetable fat and wood ash.
If you attempt it. Wear gloves or kiss all your arm hair goodbye. Lol
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I don't doubt that one bit lol

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