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by Hoss93WW
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: Slow Match rejuvenation?
Replies: 1
Views: 19561

Slow Match rejuvenation?

I have a slow match that is several years old now. It still works, but is quite dry.
Is there a way to rejuvenate it, or do I need to just purchase a new one?
by Hoss93WW
Mon May 25, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Water
Topic: Bulk water storage question
Replies: 1
Views: 13217

Bulk water storage question

Hello! I'm researching chemical stabilizer options for 250 gal water tanks. Saw an impressive kit at PrepperFest AZ awhile back but can't find that contact. Hoping to avoid cost of purchasing multiple kits meant for smaller (e.g. 55 gal) tanks. Other than straight Clorox, any suggestions?
by Hoss93WW
Mon May 25, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammunition Storage
Replies: 3
Views: 6427

Re: Ammunition Storage

I often remove the tray from the factory box, cut off the box end flap and then vacuum pack them together before placing in storage. A chamber-type vacuum sealer was one of the best purchases I ever made.
by Hoss93WW
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Shelter
Topic: Shelter Training
Replies: 1
Views: 13839

Shelter Training

Just took Blackthorn's course on emergency shelters. My 17 y/o son and I had a blast, and we were able to fill in several knowledge gaps. The instruction was top notch. Winds were as forecast by the Wx-guessers but that made for better testing of tarp setups. Our GetHomeBags and vehicle preps will b...
by Hoss93WW
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Water Systems
Topic: Need liquid storage poly tanks
Replies: 0
Views: 14769

Need liquid storage poly tanks

Does anyone have a lead on new or used IBC (or other) tanks?
I'm looking for an affordable source and no toxic residue.
by Hoss93WW
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Energy
Topic: Solar Ovens
Replies: 0
Views: 15766

Solar Ovens

I've been researching the All-American Solar Oven after listening to a recent preparedness podcast. Does anyone in the Blackthorn community have experience w/ this unit? Apparently pasteurization of water (minimum 156F x 6 minutes) is adequate for most uses including rehydrating typical foodstuff. T...
by Hoss93WW
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Hunting, Fishing and Trapping
Topic: Yo Yo Reel Fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 13773

Re: Yo Yo Reel Fishing

I would often go out with a college buddy to run his yo-yos. We'd hang approx. 50 along rivers in central Louisiana using a seriously antique jonboat. What worked best was to tie hooks directly to 12" of 12-20# mono and attach the leader to the yo-yo snap swivel using a closed swivel. The reduced vi...
by Hoss93WW
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Water Systems
Topic: Manual Back-Up Water Well Pumps
Replies: 2
Views: 9255

Manual Back-Up Water Well Pumps

Does anyone have first-hand experience with manual system(s) to bypass non-functioning submersible pumps? I'm interested in buying the Simple Pump kit. The Bison system is VERY expensive.
by Hoss93WW
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie from ICT
Replies: 2
Views: 9240

Newbie from ICT

Hello! I'm looking forward to great times and tremendous learning through the Blackthorn community. My (last at home) son and I are big in Scouting and veterans of multiple high-adventure treks including Philmont and the boundary waters. I do Retina and ocular trauma to pay the bills so I hope you d...