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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:41 pm
This makes a Sterno substitute that works about as well as the original. A 2 to 1 mix of DE (diatomaceous earth) to one part alcohol. I've also found formulas using methyl cellulose or sea (or canning) salt.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:55 pm
Canning salt also dehydrates isopropyl alcohol and increases the concentration from 70% to 90%.

Mix in a glass container about 8 oz 70% isopropyl and 2 oz canning salt, shake thoroughly and let stand. Drain off upper portion and this will be more concentrated alcohol.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:23 pm
cool items thanks Doc for Posting


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:49 pm
OMG do NOT let PM see this..... unless fire department is called first.... :D
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:57 am
what a lot of people would miss in the video tutorial is the covert cooking aspect .... the need to be able to cook up a meal, on the QT, is going to be crucial for preppers, in close quarters living ....
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:29 pm
Thanks for the great info - all educational info, whether covert or not is always welcome. Thanks

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:35 pm
That's kind of cool!

I've got the D/E in a 25lb bag I got from ????? animal supply, locally. I sprinkle it on the hay the goats sleep in. It then gets into there fur, it then keeps down the goat cooties both large and small. It does NOT kill or interfere with fire ants. They just move over 6 inches!

Now that I know this stuff, I might play around with it some.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:47 pm
If you want to get rid of fire ants, just kick the mound open and dump instant grits on and around the nest.
They feed it to the queen and the rest of their fellows,and it kills them all.
Th sweet flavored ones work the best.

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