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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TnAndy, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    Go read Survival blog for today.....


    My Email to Rawles:

    From the first post on the blog this morning:

    Talks about the shortage of DOT road salt, and how that snarles up traffic and supply lines. OK..... Quite reasonable.
    Then they head off the deep end a little:

    " It is a wise investment to have some road salt on hand, just in case."

    Other than to have a bag in your vehicle to possibly get you out of temporary 'stuck' situation on the road, how much would one want to "invest" in road salt ? I mean, are they suggesting I walk down the interstate hand broadcasting the stuff ? ahahahahaaaaaaa.....

    "If you live a simple life then most of your wood furniture can be used as fuel, but be careful when selecting what you will use as fuel. If you use furniture be sure to thoroughly strip it of any varnish and paint."

    ahahahaaaaaaaaaa........SURELY the writer isn't serious here ? You're so short of fuel you're down to burning your dadgum furniture and the writer cautions you to "be sure to strip the paint and varnish" ??? ahahahaaaaaaa.....honestly, he/she had me rolling in the floor this morning. HOW would they suggest one DO THIS ??....drive to town and take it to the "dip and strip" ?? Sit there with your Swiss army knife scraping it off ?? Stock up on sandpaper ??

    Then the long part on how to make newspaper and cardboard "logs"......ahahhaaaaa....."compress cardboard by piling it up and having the kids jump on it".......ahahahaaaaaaaaaa.....stop it....yer killing me....ahahahaaaa

    Really Rawles......you must have been short of a good email to put that crap up this morning......this sounds a like "soccer mom turned survivalist".

    But it sure was good for my morning dose of humor !

    Thanks !!
  2. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    BWAHAHAHA...Agree ,he neeeded a transition ( I don't know how to spell "segway" "segue"?) to bring up emergency paper logs...I don't read the Mr Rawles regularly for this reason,Now I need to provide a salt truck? To keep the grocery trucks on schedule?? By that reasoning Its agood idea to have on hand an oxygen generator in case the atmosphere gets siphoned away by a comet.A Nuclear submarine for global flooding? Perhaps acombine?(in case the migrant harvester crews are alittle late dueto fuel costs? ad infinitum...Words are cheap and easy.
    andjust blow his crediblity......bwahaha..
    Thepaint and varnish sounds like lawyerese...But he let you know there maybe fumes to deal with.burning this stuff ( he could of just said it instead of coming up with ridiculous "plan"(counter point). Sounds like gunkid ...Well the real "survivalist" better keep 100sheets of150 sand paper in the wheelbarrow...

    just burn the furniture:
    " you can't burn furniture ..."
    it'll make you sick."
    "Well I'll sand the finish off first."
    right...as my kid would say:"whatever"..
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    No, silly... to keep the mailman out of the ditch ;).
  5. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    Got this back:


    The write is a parapalegic that has written several short pieces for the
    blog in the past. I appreciate his perspective on preparedness on a budget.

    I think that he mentioned road salt vis-a-vis keeping one's own driveway
    clear. And I think that the mention of stripping varnish was a
    liability CYA.


    ~Jim Rawles~

    Nah.....the investment in salt didn't say anything about where he planned to use it.....and what the heck good is salting your driveway if the second you hit the county road, it's slick, and there isn't anything to drive to town for ANYWAY ?

    Remove the varnish to CYA ? ahahahahaaaaaa.....again....we're down to the point of burning our fricking furniture.....does this guy think black helicopters are flying over with "varnish/paint" smoke detectors....ahahahahaaa......and I have YET to hear HOW one is actually supposed to get said varnish/paint OFF the dadgum furniture.......THAT was my point in saying how sillyassed that statement is.....
  6. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Silly..... I think not ;) ...... I keep several couches and a dinner table around just in case I need a fire!

    btw.... segue is correct... segway is one of those 2-wheeled yuppie doo-dads.
  7. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    "vielen Danke"[winkthumb]
  8. brewer

    brewer Monkey+++

    Andy that is hilarious! as you might recall I make rustic furiture, so I'm Ok with my emergency firewood...but I better get some road salt so I can at least criuse up and down my driveway waiting for my county road to clear.

    Sometimes J. Rawles and his blog buddies makes me wanna go HUH??
  9. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    Ah, it's a case of "if you write a blog everyday based on letters people send in, some days you just come up short with something to publish".......in which case, if I were Rawles, I'd have something of my own ready to go in reserve rather than publish foolishness.....
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