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  •  greblos: true. Skills to create alternatives (6+ / 0-)

    are available, though ... the most expensive thing needful is fuel and disinfectant. A penny stove or cat stove is accessible for the price of a little effort.

    Water's dicier, though if you have a means of boiling your supply options increase. You still need fuel and disinfectant(s); but it should be possible to boil water over a cat-can stove in another can for 5 to 10 minutes to create a clean container.

    I've lived on food stamps twice in my life. It sucks because there's no way to pay for the things that aren't food-stamp eligible (rent, for example, or heat/air conditioning, or soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, laundry ...)

    Homemade ultralight camping gear is today's version of the old "hobo jungle" gear of the 1920s-30s.

    In a country that throws away billions of dollars on political advertising regularly, there's no reason for people to be homeless or not have medical, dental, and mental health-care.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 12:24:08 PM PST

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