Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by chelloveck, Aug 7, 2017.
Ever bought convenience food that required a spoon that you didn't have?
Only on youtube and as I watched it, I am a sucker for things like that, I noticed it had about 1.5 million hits! Does that mean that if things go totally south, Swiss army knives and pet bottles will be valuable barter items? Millions of people will be desperately looking for a spoon to eat their prepackaged Captain Crunch cereal and after TSHTF, all the plastic sporks will be gone, the horror of it all!
All joking aside, a PET bottle makes an unbreakable waterproof storage container for dry foods, water, etc in your bug out bag, can be used to sterilize water using sun light, and I didn't know that it could be used to make a spoon.
I can get more food down, more quickly by using the thumb and first two fingers of my hand than three of those little joke spoons could provide.
Buncha poncies, to good to use your fingers .....
Chello, That you in the video?
Just don't use your left hand....
I will use my left hand if I want to, I don't plan on ever going back to that church anyway.
What I liked about the demonstration is the concept of adaptability, and creatively repurposing material and objects to solve problems unintended by the creators of the original objects / materials. That's a good thing to spark children's interest and curiosity in being open minded in developing their own adaptability.
It's a nice thought , however I prefer not to destroy something that is still inherently valuable.
If times are that hard, one has no spoon to eat with , destroying a bottle for said spoon seems a waste, if the bottle might be better served as a bottle, and find some other means of feeding one's self.
Chop sticks come to mind.
Just messing with you.
Not to mention its just making a sh*tload extra work, for something that has a simple solution.....
1. I would tend to agree, however, under present circumstances, most PET bottles are discarded, and if lucky, are recycled. There shouldn't be any shortage that would make initiative training impracticable: Come a PAW / TEOTWAWKI environment, you may be on firmer ground.
2. Agreed in principle, I guess it would depend on the relative supply of PET bottles and spoons.
3. Agreed. Spoons can be fabricated by other means...eg...carving, ceramics, casting etc....knives and forks could be fabricated from other recycled resources.
4. Understood....but thoughtful replies such as yours can lead to further productive discussion.
Evidently, the guy that made this video has never been on a construction site. I can't say that I would take the time to manufacture a spoon while at work.
Let's see it's break time and I forgot my spoon or fork and you have 10-15 minutes to eat.
There are very simple solutions to this that don't require effort,
other than grabbing a carpenter pencil,
a wood shim,
putty knife or
just say screw it and use your fingers
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