I was going through one of the containers, and ran across a few things that don’t make it onto a lot of “Survival Gear” lists, but can come in very, very handy.
1. A “4-in-1” Farriers’s Rasp
Now, I haven’t been in kicking distance of a horse in a long, long time, and this tool is intended for trimming horse’s hooves for shoeing them.
However, if you ever plan on doing any “rough” woodwork, ever, you probably want one of these in your kit. This tool is a half-round wood rasp and wood file, all in a compact 8-inch package. Steel projects will wreck it, but it will clean up after your knife/axe work in record time.
2. A Dollar Store metal-bristle BBQ grill cleaning brush.
If you use that rasp/file on green wood, or plastic or aluminum, the teeth WILL clog with a lot of “compressed crap” and eventually work about as well as the back of a credit card. The same goes for metal-cutting files.
You can go buy a specialist machinist’s tool called a “File Card”- a brass or steel bristled brush intended for cleaning files, for $20-50. Or, you can go to a Dollar Store or a Walmart and get a metal-bristle brush for a buck or 2. You have sharpening tools for your blades, same thing for files and rasps.
3. Canned Sardines (imports, in olive oil)
This is definitely a “WTH?” item. I’m not at all a “picky eater”, but, after growing up in the 50’s and 60’s with a Mom who couldn’t cook her way out of a paper sack, canned sardines is one of the few food items that makes me run for the latrine, immediately.
BUT, these are not the stinky, rotten-smelling canned sardines my dad used to mix with ketchup and chopped onions for sandwiches, every Friday.
They taste GOOD. Really- I’m not kidding. 3 pieces (according to label) are 200 calories/ 13 grams protein. Right around 2 bucks a can at most grocery stores, or pick up a case of 25 cans here.
Wifey here would be okay with sardines & crackers…MrWE2, nope. He’s a tuna man! LOL See…we do have “some” differences :-) Nice idea about the oil etc.