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Pill Capsules for PSK, What to put in them?
#1
Kit making time again.  I have ideas, but what can I use pill capsules for? I have several lying around of different sizes. Rate gave me the idea to revisit this idea.
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We go into the wilderness to fulfill our hearts and empty our minds of life's garbage.
The gear we leave behind and the challenges we encounter, 
Are methods we use to cleanse our spirits.
Of Survivalists and Bushcrafters, Primitive Technologists too, we are one.........

It is the wilderness within, we strive for first and always.
Not everyone can have a cabin in the mountains.
The thread that connects us, is fine like silk and strong as steel.
Together, the song of the wilderness is the song we sing!

"And can I say something else?"
Bushcrafting is "doing what you want to do." 
Survival is "doing what you have to do"
Primitive Technology is about all of the above........

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#2
(10-25-2018, 12:52 PM)Tn Ridge Rover Wrote: Kit making time again.  I have ideas, but what can I use pill capsules for? I have several lying around of different sizes. Rate gave me the idea to revisit this idea.

Some things easily come to mind. I should explain what I am talking about. I'm speaking of the metal and plastic screw together capsules, not the ones that you swallow. What are other names for this thingie?

Thearcher has stated he uses these capsules for trioxane. He gives them a year shelf life last I heard.

Rate102 gives the idea for one capsule with sugar and the other for potassium permanganate.

Steel wool sounds good as a replacement for char cloth. Ron has shown us the value of steel wool and a battery. A bit of steel wool in a capsule container could come in handy.

(10-25-2018, 12:52 PM)Tn Ridge Rover Wrote: Kit making time again.  I have ideas, but what can I use pill capsules for? I have several lying around of different sizes. Rate gave me the idea to revisit this idea.

Some things easily come to mind. I should explain what I am talking about. I'm speaking of the metal and plastic screw together capsules, not the ones that you swallow. What are other names for this thingie?

Thearcher has stated he uses these capsules for trioxane. He gives them a year shelf life last I heard.

Rate102 gives the idea for one capsule with sugar and the other for potassium permanganate.

Steel wool sounds good as a replacement for char cloth. Ron has shown us the value of steel wool and a battery. A bit of steel wool in a capsule container could come in handy.
Message of Insight and Unity 

We go into the wilderness to fulfill our hearts and empty our minds of life's garbage.
The gear we leave behind and the challenges we encounter, 
Are methods we use to cleanse our spirits.
Of Survivalists and Bushcrafters, Primitive Technologists too, we are one.........

It is the wilderness within, we strive for first and always.
Not everyone can have a cabin in the mountains.
The thread that connects us, is fine like silk and strong as steel.
Together, the song of the wilderness is the song we sing!

"And can I say something else?"
Bushcrafting is "doing what you want to do." 
Survival is "doing what you have to do"
Primitive Technology is about all of the above........

By TNRR aka "Survival Sully"
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#3
hey, those are all great ideas...

steel wool
potassium permangeate
sugar


In order for me to suggest items to put in these capsules, id have to know the size of them--to see what might be useful in such small amounts

how about

split shot for fishing line sinkers
salt (heat stroke)

gun powder?
chlorine dioxide tabs

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"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

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#4
Zippo has one you can carry lighter fluid in. 

A fire one: with small ferro rod cotton ball and Vaseline. Might make a good candle. pull a little Vaseline soaked cotton ball out the top and light it. Might have to give it a try.

food one: fish line, hooks (I like small flies) (but plain hooks would be smaller) sinkers and exacto knife blade. (hooks aren't just for fish) small sewing needle.

Have a few larger pill fobs I could get a few things in.
remember what the Dormouse said

"Learn from others mistakes. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself." Eleanor Roosevelt
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#5
I'm liking the potassium permangeate and sugar. Can you mix the two beforehand in a pill container?
Message of Insight and Unity 

We go into the wilderness to fulfill our hearts and empty our minds of life's garbage.
The gear we leave behind and the challenges we encounter, 
Are methods we use to cleanse our spirits.
Of Survivalists and Bushcrafters, Primitive Technologists too, we are one.........

It is the wilderness within, we strive for first and always.
Not everyone can have a cabin in the mountains.
The thread that connects us, is fine like silk and strong as steel.
Together, the song of the wilderness is the song we sing!

"And can I say something else?"
Bushcrafting is "doing what you want to do." 
Survival is "doing what you have to do"
Primitive Technology is about all of the above........

By TNRR aka "Survival Sully"
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#6
(11-07-2018, 10:18 PM)Tn Ridge Rover Wrote: I'm liking the potassium permangeate and sugar. Can you mix the two beforehand in a pill container?

I guess that would be better answered by the more experienced hoodlums, but im guessing thats a no...?

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"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."--Thomas Jefferson

"Buy land- they are not making it anymore"- Mark Twain

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile €”hoping it will eat him last." -Winston Churchill

"Wilderness is in our hearts first and always. All of us can't have a cabin in the mountains. It's the wilderness within we must strive for first."- R. Sullivan
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#7
Folks... Why don't you Google the question?

How do you start fire with the two? First step is to mix them together...

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#8
(11-12-2018, 03:18 PM)Bill Hay Wrote: Folks...  Why don't you Google the question?

How do you start fire with the two?  First step is to mix them together...

Who needs Google when you have Hoodlums! Big Grin Wink Tongue Confused
Message of Insight and Unity 

We go into the wilderness to fulfill our hearts and empty our minds of life's garbage.
The gear we leave behind and the challenges we encounter, 
Are methods we use to cleanse our spirits.
Of Survivalists and Bushcrafters, Primitive Technologists too, we are one.........

It is the wilderness within, we strive for first and always.
Not everyone can have a cabin in the mountains.
The thread that connects us, is fine like silk and strong as steel.
Together, the song of the wilderness is the song we sing!

"And can I say something else?"
Bushcrafting is "doing what you want to do." 
Survival is "doing what you have to do"
Primitive Technology is about all of the above........

By TNRR aka "Survival Sully"
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#9
Pottasium permanganate has a few uses. So does sugar. If you permix it you limit it's uses. But if you want a emergency fire starter it's nice to have one permixed.
remember what the Dormouse said

"Learn from others mistakes. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself." Eleanor Roosevelt
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#10
I can't say I've never done the same, but...........

Normally it's best to start with the commodity, then look for a suitable container IMO Wink Shy Confused
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#11
I've had 2 of those containers on my key chain for 15-20 years. The ones I have are about an inch and a half long and 3/8 inch inside diameter. One of them I carry pills in.

Limited value, but the other one has two short ferro rods and cotton (no PJ, just plain cotton, because it would be hard to keep PJ from smearing all over the rods). The ferro rods are actually the 2 halves of a longer rod that broke in half and are each only an inch long.

These short pieces of ferro rod would be totally worthless with numb, shivering hands, but under ideal conditions I can start a fire. I just tried it in my kitchen in the middle of typing this post. I had really old cotton in the container and it was black with---I guess---dust from the ferro rods. I could not get the old cotton to light. I got a fresh cotton ball and was able to light it, so I put some fresh cotton in the container and will have to remember to change it once in a while. The ferro rods are 15-20 years old and still work after storing them in the container for that long.

The cotton keeps the rods from rattling around, also.

I'm glad you started this thread, TRR, because it reminded me to test the ferro rods, which I probably had not done in 15 years!

---George
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