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    Quote Originally Posted by P-14 View Post
    Tincture of iodine. 10 drops per liter kills bacteria. Google it for backpackers. Lasts forever instead of those short-life water purification tablets. Good for disinfecting cuts. In water, it gives about 30x the daily recommended dose of iodine to flush the thyroid (think nuclear incident). You don't need potassium iodide pills.

    3 wonderful things in that tiny bottle. Keep many on hand. I do. Buy them at the drug store.

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    Iodine water tastes terrible, but activated charcoal will help neutralize the taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzi2 View Post
    Attachment 209142Anything can be mounted to a gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qqac View Post
    Iodine water tastes terrible, but activated charcoal will help neutralize the taste.
    I went and bought some scotch for Hurricane Nate. That should cover the taste of the iodine water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weekendracer View Post
    I went and bought some scotch for Hurricane Nate. That should cover the taste of the iodine water?
    It'll either cover it or allow you not to care. Works either way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by weekendracer View Post
    I went and bought some scotch for Hurricane Nate. That should cover the taste of the iodine water?
    Unless you bought Islay malts, then you'll need some iodine to get the scotch taste out of your mouth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBCraig View Post
    Unless you bought Islay malts, then you'll need some iodine to get the scotch taste out of your mouth.
    I almost bought Glenlivit (sp), but dear lord, I'm a cheap bastard I guess. Ended up with a much cheaper brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Boudrie View Post
    There is a time when cash is better than "hard currency". Try going into the supermarket when the power has been out for 5 days, all the banks are closed and ATMs down, and you are trying to buy a few loaves of bread for American silver Eagles and want "spot value" for them. Not going to happen, though you may be able to unload them at a discount.
    FerFal wrote about this in one of his books. The point of PM's is to protect yourself from inflation. Here's a real world example:

    Today 1 oz silver is worth x # of "Pesos". So you go to a place offering to buy PM's (everyone wants PM's to escape the inflation, and didn't think to do this pre-collapse, so there's a huge demand for PM's). You exchange your 1 oz in PM for that X number of Pesos.

    Tomorrow 1oz silver is now worth x + y (inflation) number of pesos. So you exchange your PM's for that amount of Pesos.

    The cost of everything is skyrocketing, but that doesn't affect you, because you are holding wealth in PM and exchanging the PM for the current exchange rate on a daily basis.

    Of course according to FerFal's writings, the prices of items was being adjusted several times A DAY to reflect the skyrocketing inflation, so you're still going to suffer some slippage.

    Better to take an ounce or two of gold, and exchange that for "pesos" to buy yourself a few plane tickets out of there (no matter what the cost).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lcstyle View Post
    FerFal wrote about this in one of his books. The point of PM's is to protect yourself from inflation. Here's a real world example:

    Today 1 oz silver is worth x # of "Pesos". So you go to a place offering to buy PM's (everyone wants PM's to escape the inflation, and didn't think to do this pre-collapse, so there's a huge demand for PM's). You exchange your 1 oz in PM for that X number of Pesos.

    Tomorrow 1oz silver is now worth x + y (inflation) number of pesos. So you exchange your PM's for that amount of Pesos.

    The cost of everything is skyrocketing, but that doesn't affect you, because you are holding wealth in PM and exchanging the PM for the current exchange rate on a daily basis.

    Of course according to FerFal's writings, the prices of items was being adjusted several times A DAY to reflect the skyrocketing inflation, so you're still going to suffer some slippage.

    Better to take an ounce or two of gold, and exchange that for "pesos" to buy yourself a few plane tickets out of there (no matter what the cost).
    Don't recall if this was told by the same guy, but he suggested holding PM's in the form of jewelry. People would buy basics like bread by clipping a few links off of a gold chain which the shopkeeper would weigh and they would come to an agreement on price that way. Easier than trying to buy a loaf of bread with a 1oz gold coin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headednorth View Post
    Don't recall if this was told by the same guy, but he suggested holding PM's in the form of jewelry. People would buy basics like bread by clipping a few links off of a gold chain which the shopkeeper would weigh and they would come to an agreement on price that way. Easier than trying to buy a loaf of bread with a 1oz gold coin.
    Indeed it was the same guy. In a "things-gone-awry" situation, where people are starving, the last thing you want is to go around flashing a bunch of PM's or gold coins. However anyone has a couple of pieces of jewelry, that doesn't necessarily mean they're hoarding a stockpile. So, it wouldn't be considered "out of the ordinary" in the same way that trading gold or silver coins is.

    "Junk Gold" is a good idea for that reason.

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    So what's going on in PR now?

    Is food getting distributed again? Etc.?
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