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by Towanda
Thu May 04, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New zombie fighter
Replies: 433
Views: 13737

Re: New zombie fighter

by Towanda
Mon May 01, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?
Replies: 28
Views: 2895

Re: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?

I'm not going to keep typing out the day's menus.

Experiment continuing, still no noticeable ill effects.
by Towanda
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?
Replies: 28
Views: 2895

Re: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?

After a lot of reading, I have concluded that my CO detector is a fussbudget and I am in no danger from my Trangia stove. I shall heed any future warnings it gives me because the source will be far less obvious. Today's menu: Breakfast: same as yesterday. No detectable cleaning wipe flavor in/on any...
by Towanda
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?
Replies: 28
Views: 2895

Re: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?

For this experiment, my Trangia cookset is set up on top of my regular stove. Today while I was boiling the coffee water, I forgot to turn on the exhaust fan. About five minutes after I had finished brewing my coffee and while I was still waiting for the stove to cool down enough for me to put the l...
by Towanda
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?
Replies: 28
Views: 2895

Re: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?

If I'm still not feeling any ill effects after dinner tomorrow night, I may continue the experiment into the week and see what happens if I go for a full eight days, which is the duration of the festival I go to every summer.
by Towanda
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?
Replies: 28
Views: 2895

Re: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?

No ill effects so far. Breakfast: coffee and cereal. The coffee was made with my camping one-cup filter cone . Cereal with rice milk was eaten in the smaller pot from a Trangia 27-2UL cookset , and the spoon from a German four-piece utensil set . The filter cone, coffee mug, Trangia pot and spoon we...
by Towanda
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?
Replies: 28
Views: 2895

Re: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?

Thanks, Duo! Your opinion is enough for me to try it. I'll do an experiment next weekend and eat all my meals from aluminum mess kits with stainless German surplus utensils, cleaned with Seventh Generation wipes and damp paper towels. Results and ill effects to be posted in this thread. http://i.img...
by Towanda
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?
Replies: 28
Views: 2895

Re: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?

7th Gen would be safe in a pinch but I personally wouldn't use them too often for it. I'm not a fan of sodium laurel sulfate (sudsing agent) in anything I use though. It's why we make so many of our own products. I wouldn't use anything other than 7th Gen for dishes though. The other brands have fa...
by Towanda
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?
Replies: 28
Views: 2895

Re: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?

KJ4VOV wrote: I'm not seeing anything in there that I'd consider especially harmful or unsafe, especially if you're also rinsing. I'm also not a chemist.
That's exactly why I'm asking. I'm not a chemist either, but I do have sense enough not to try this with something like Clorox wipes.
by Towanda
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?
Replies: 28
Views: 2895

Are cleaning wipes safe for dishes?

I have some Seventh Generation multi-surface disinfecting wipes . The packaging says that they are safe for "food preparation surfaces." In a situation where water is limited, would it be safe to clean off dishes and eating utensils with these wipes and then rinse them with a water-dampened paper to...
by Towanda
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Forged in Fire Season 4
Replies: 28
Views: 2978

Re: Forged in Fire Season 4

I saw it. I will post no spoilers, but it was a very good show.
by Towanda
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Canvas vs Synthetic Tent: Canvas Best For The PAW?
Replies: 41
Views: 3006

Re: Canvas vs Synthetic Tent: Canvas Best For The PAW?

With a little mineral spirits and some 100% clear silicone calking you can repair and improve your tent! It's not difficult, and it takes about an hour to complete, and about 2 hours to dry in normal temperatures. As for the rest. I agree with everyone the nylon tent is a temporary shelter. You may...
by Towanda
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: The Coffee Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 5525

Re: The Coffee Thread

If I'm working nights, I can drink up to a gallon a day. If I have to sleep at night, my limit is a quart. During the week I got to Tim Horton's on my way to work and get a refill in my 16-oz travel mug. On weekends, I make coffee at home. My current kitchen is the size of a postage stamp and I cann...
by Towanda
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Keeping the toilet running while bugging in....
Replies: 43
Views: 8424

Re: Keeping the toilet running while bugging in....

For apartment dwellers and others who have reasons not to dig latrines in their yards, Cleanwaste WAG bags can be used with a bucket, with a toilet, with the folding toilet seat that Cleanwaste also sells, or on their own. The powder in the bags renders the bags safe for disposal in regular trash on...
by Towanda
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Forged in Fire Season 4
Replies: 28
Views: 2978

Re: Forged in Fire Season 4

That's awesome!
by Towanda
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mess Kits
Replies: 34
Views: 3969

Re: Mess Kits

So something like this? https://www.amazon.com/Klean-Strip-QKGA75003-Denatured-Alcohol-1-Quart/dp/B001FOSX9U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491839076&sr=8-1&keywords=denatured+alcohol Normally <$20 for a quart? A quart should last a long time. Yep, that's the stuff. The two most common brands I find in st...
by Towanda
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mess Kits
Replies: 34
Views: 3969

Re: Mess Kits

May have to make a few. I have 5 cats. I dont buy fancy feast, but I got a 12 pk for xmas. Now I dont get what alcohol is used for these.yy Use denatured alcohol. You can find it in the paint department of most hardware stores. The cans often say something about marine fuel on them, because it's co...
by Towanda
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The Day of EDC Victory
Replies: 225
Views: 55796

Re: The Day of EDC Victory

I went to heat water for my coffee the other day and and the knob came off the kettle lid. The screw that held it on was inside the kettle. I keep a small folding knife in my pajamas, so I used the knife point to screw the knob back on. I don't generally recommend using knives as screwdrivers, but t...
by Towanda
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for a business appropriate EDC/GHB bag.
Replies: 16
Views: 2148

Re: Looking for a business appropriate EDC/GHB bag.

I really lucked out and got mine on sale for around 40% off. There's nothing about it that screams "tacticool" but the daisy chain webbing on the outside could be useful if I needed it. I don't have anything to attach to the MOLLE (or is it PALS? I don't know the difference) webbing inside the fron...
by Towanda
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: How fairs your doughnut today? AAR
Replies: 21
Views: 3012

Re: How fairs your doughnut today? AAR

Keep leather work gloves, a headlamp, a portable air compressor that plugs into the car's 12-volt outlet, and a four-way lug wrench in your car. Also a hydraulic floor jack. Scissor jacks aren't worth the metal they're made of.
by Towanda
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New Gloves Are On Order
Replies: 13
Views: 3308

Re: New Gloves Are On Order

Costco sells lovely big boxes of either non-latex or latex gloves. I used to include them in my puke-cleaning kit when I drove a cab.
by Towanda
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Thick, heavy wool blend socks
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: Thick, heavy wool blend socks

B9ev wrote:These are definitely quite nice for the price but for my shape of foot they do not fit as well as Smartwool. I can't comment on their longevity as I donated mine.
Towanda wrote:Costco has lovely wool/acrylic socks. Three pairs for $12-ish.
I have a few pairs that are going on six years old.
by Towanda
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Thick, heavy wool blend socks
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: Thick, heavy wool blend socks

Costco has lovely wool/acrylic socks. Three pairs for $12-ish.
by Towanda
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?
Replies: 48
Views: 2300

Re: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?

teotwaki wrote:he pops out a wedge he made with the saw.
Maybe I missed something when I watched the videos. Why do you think he made the wedge with the saw?

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