2 Is 1 > 1 is None - Peanut Oil

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Mindgrinder, Dec 23, 2014.


  1. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    Today I nicked a 2 for 1 sale on "organic" peanut oil where I got 10 liters for the price of 5.
    While I'll prolly never have a practical use for 10 liters....I figured in a SHTF scenario, I could make deep fried every-leaf-that's-eatable and every meat you're unsure of or drink the cooking oil for pure fat/protein.

    Thoughts?

    MG
    @BTPost I thought of you for some weird reason when buying this...but I realize in your mind it's mostly reserved for tools.
     
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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Might be able to make heating fuel from it, too. Is it too viscous for lamp oil?
     
  3. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++

    If nothing else, you have the oil to fry a turkey.....or one heck of a fish fry. :)

    Kajun
     
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  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Peanut oil has so many more uses then frying.
    Good link:
    Peanut Oil - Oil Health Benefits And Uses
     
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  5. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    turkeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    please explain the tools part ?
     
  6. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    used oil of any sort is a good rust preventative on tools like shovels, axes, picks, rakes, pruning cutters, etc etc
     
  7. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    patch lube ?
     
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  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Sure. We used to chew on pillow ticking for patches, if that works (and it did) peanut oil should.
     
  9. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+


    I've noticed that the peanut oil I've used in the past gets kinda sticky after its been heated. Don't know if its just the properties of the oil, or it's a result of the oils from the bird mixed in as well. Wonder if that could result in a problem with bores?
     
  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    It's suitable for lots of things, but I don't think metal preservation or storage lube is the best use. It's like a "veggie" based oil in that it will oxidize. So I'd say no, don't use it for preservative after cleaning the tube.

    BTW, I took that use on patches for BP patches for round balls, not for cleaning. Apologies for any misunderstanding.
     
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  11. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    Actually I wasn't clear. I was wondering if what I had experienced with the oil becoming sticky might foul a BP bore quicker than they already do if used as bullet lube. My apologies for not being clear.:)
     
  12. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    It shouldn't foul the bore used for patched ball. I've heard of some really strange concoctions used both for cleaning patch and ball patch lube. Never saw any damage. Another use for peanut oil is fuel in Lister style diesels. And leaves a more pleasant smell than used motor oil cut with turpentine.
     
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