Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by chelloveck, Nov 21, 2015.
These are the neatest videos. Thank you for posting them, chelloveck. You are swell!!
aluminium casting may be a useful skill to replace parts that are no longer available. It could be used for casting buttons for instance, or belt buckles, or any number of other household objects.
Fitchburg State College Industrial Arts Department used to cast aluminium back in the 1970's and used old power tool parts and cans etc to cast the ingots. One of the most alarming things I have ever witnessed was what happened when some students put some magnesium saw parts into the pot. There was about an 16 foot high ceiling and the flames marks and metal splash was on the ceiling. It was only a few pounds of metal and only a small part of that was magnesium, but turning off the gas had no effect on the fire and only the depth and thickness of the furnace wall and the shape of the crucible prevented some serious burns. It looks very similar to aluminium so be careful, if in doubt, take a few shavings or filings and try to set them a fire. It works like the fire starters if pure magnesium metal and various alloys will burn with lesser amounts of heat. I am no expert and would really like to have someone with more knowledge explain the precautions.
@chelloveck - you sure do come across some of the coolest shite...
I made a pact with myself not to exclusive bell the conservative cats here at SM, but to also make contributions that may benefit my fellow monkeys that they might not otherwise see but for my whipping the Google search engine. I have no prejudice against firearms, or other weapons for that matter, and I have an interest in self sufficiency among other things......
It just occurred to me that 81mm mortar illume rounds had aluminium cast tailfins....I may have thought of another use to which aluminium casting might be put to.
I'd like to try casting a flywheel with imbedded rare earth magnets properly spaced at the edge. (It could be done, using a steel ring for placement, two smooth paver stones, a drilled hole for the axle, I think.)
End result could be spun by wind or water, but I would still need to find a lot of copper wire.
old TV and computer cathode ray tube screens usually have a lot of fine copper wire as a common component. Motor vehicle alternators might be another source.
Lawn Boy lawn mower decks were made of magnesium, I still have mine.
Does anyone have experience trapping turtles? I built a trap and I don't know if I have a location problem or a technique problem.
Ever bought convenience food that required a spoon that you didn't have?
so post articles, pics, type out your ideas ect... for the amazing uses for duct tape.
here is a nifty article on a duct tape stretcher.
This is a very good skill to have not just in shtf but in every day uses.
How to make a # 10 can oven interesting way to reuse that giant can of beans when its empty.
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Deadly Food Weapons
Not my best but what do you all think.
And are there any basic uncomplicated books you'd recommend on how to live without electricity?
Ok here you go I know I said that I would do a video on throwing sewing needles but I did this one first hope you like.
Are you a Windows user? Why haven't you transitioned to Linux yet?
Maybe you are decent with a computer and do not want to change,...
How to throw bolas
I'm for getting use out of something until it just flat isn't fixable anymore. My wife laughs the Maytag repairman would starve to death if...
Boot dryer.....the same concept might be adaptable to other uses.
How to Make an Boot Dryer Out of PVC Pipe
Introduction and Overview:
Before I lace this Copyrighted material into my World of the Chernyi book set, I'm posting this series here to ask for...
Preface: Though many of you may disagree, for myself I define SHTF as when Law Enforcement stops existing throughout all of the United States and...
Geogrid is a very strong, light-weight plastic that is placed beneath rock on road-beds, highways and such, to minimize the amount foundation rock...
Most of this was leared the hard way one way or another and added on to my diesel.
To fight off cold battery effects I use a gear reduction...
This guy does an amazing job. It is a long read but worth it IMO. Lots of info and he outlines things nicely and with humor sprinkled in.
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