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Article - Things To Scavenge For SHTF

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  1. twp

    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    While some of this will fall in the category of: "I already knew that", you may find some items or skills which are not on your list of prepper "stuff"...

    Things To Scavenge For SHTF - Survival Sullivan

    The author recommends keeping a list or inventory of your prepper items AND skills. One major point is having more than one person who has mastered each skill...
     
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  2. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    I never really thought about scavenging before an event. I don't necessarily think of that as scavenging, but the thought behind the article is a good one. I would rather call that being frugal.
     
  3. twp

    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    I think that dumpster diving, even today, qualifies as scavenging.
    I've done it and found lots of "goodies".

    I also don't recommend it, particularly inside larger cities. Not only do the police and security companies take a dim view of dumpster diving, but the competition is also very protective of their "truff" turf and some will challenge you.

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    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    I never really thought of the opposition from others claiming their turf. Good point.
     
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    If you get hungry enough, they’re just another resource.
     
  6. twp

    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    Except that other dumpster divers are both aggressive and don't fit in any recipes that I want to try... o_O
     
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    tulpa23 Well-Known Member

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    First step, strip out their hamstring tendons, tie them up with them, then beat until tender.
     
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    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    Ah! I see you too have dumpster diving experience. :D
     
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    The trick is wait until they are headfirst inside, then go for the hamstrings.
     
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    I've dumpster dived most of my adult life, its part of who I am, over here we call them "skips".
     
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    Is the UK about the same as the US with throwing things out? We are so wasteful here, I am amazed how we throw things away.
     
  12. lonewolf

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    yes, any western country is full of stuff thrown out, nothing is repaired any more like when I was young, everyone buys new. the verges, the beaches, the countryside, and the seas are full of discarded items
     
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