American Bushman

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Friday, September 01, 2006

Aluminum Foil

Another way to secure those small parts in your PSK is to wrap them all up in a piece of Aluminum Foil. This does two things for you.

1.It keeps all of the small items in a single package nice and secure.
2.It gives you a valuable addition to your PSK--the foil.

Aluminum Foil can be used for many things in a survival situation but the most important may be as a container for water. You can shape the foil into a bowl, fill it with water, and place it next to the fire. Bring the water to a boil and allow it to cool and you'll have potable water.

As long as you're gentle with the foil it should last in this role for quite some time. I don't have an actual figure as I normally carry a metal container in my bag.

Perhaps I'll do some work with a foil container this weekend.

Thanks for reading,



At 2:10 PM, Blogger Pablo said...

Great posts on PSK's. It's reminded me to revisit my main PSK, although I keep elements of PSK's in my possibles pouch and shoulder bag.

Why didn't I think of Aluminium foil for boiling emergency water in an emergency? That's going in my pouch immediately!

BTW, I've posted a reply to your comment on my blog.



At 5:37 PM, Blogger American Bushman said...

Outstanding. Thanks for the feedback.

Not only can the foil be used as a container but you can also use it as a reflector (use two sticks on the sides and a rock as the base) with your campfire to "bake" fish and other edibles on a hot rock.

You could use it as the shiny bit that catches a fish's attention.

Wrap food in the foil, throw it in the coals, and come back when it's time to eat with little worry that your food is a blackened charred mess.

Great stuff considering the size and weight.

Thanks again,



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