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The many uses of Sand
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“I put this into the Gear thread because there are so many uses for it.
I was reading the Complete Survival Manual by Michael S. Sweeny and there are a few things that interested me about sand.
In the winter, you can warm up the sand and put it in your boots to keep them warm over night.
You can warm up the sand and put it in your bag with you.
(of course you need to put the sand in something)
But it was interesting to find there was a use for sand other then to annoy me :)”
“I think you must have sand in your ears.”
“Better than somewhere else. 8D”
“^^ rols eyes...children”
“I had warm sand in my butt crack yesterday. Happens regularly at the beach. Didn't know there was a use for it though.”
“And don't forget the ever popular dune jump!”
“fine, then the next time you jerks are freezing in the desert, don't come running to me for help.
“It's also a major component of dirt.”
“You can always pound sand in a rat hole.”
“Sand....the other white dirt.”
“[an old convict and H.I. lying on their prison bunks, passing the time]
Ear-Bending Cellmate: ...and when there was no meat, we ate fowl and when there was no fowl, we ate crawdad and when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand.
H.I.: You ate what?
Ear-Bending Cellmate: We ate sand.
H.I.: You ate SAND?
Ear-Bending Cellmate: That's right!”
“laying naked in the warm sand at the beach”
“What's up, dude? Long time no see.”
“Not much, still working out on the Arsenal. Haven't been out in the woods in a while due to health issues, but I think I have most of those licked and I'm going to try and get out some this spring.”
“Nice! Hope to see you on the trail, bro.”
“as a water filter... to clarify it not purify it.”
“Where would sandpaper be without it”
“in a printer somewhere”
“Sandtraps would just be holes in the ground .....”
“The many uses of sand:
Primary component of Glass
Aggregate used in concrete, asphalt, mortar and grout
Water filter media (a purifying filter if used with activated carbon)
Well pack media to keep the geoligical formation from collapsing into the bore hole
Traction media for rail locomotives and cars on icy roads
Used in the steel industry for casting molds
Mixed with soil and peatmoss for the construction of golf courses and ball fields
When put into bags it can stop bullets and floods
Coating on roofing shingles
and many other uses”
“the only GOOD thing to come out of trying to educate you fools, is Bitpusher saying hello!
Hi bit :)”
“Does 'Sand' have a Wiki entry?”
“and you wonder why I don't post anything on the GEAR threads.
“You can also put it in your shoes to remind you of the beach.”
“Will they sound like the ocean?”
“Not unless you put a lot of water in with the sand. A lot of water.”
“your an @ss.
and I say that with love...”
“Filler for sandbox.”
“I used to have fun rolling down sand dunes...untill I realized how much sand ends up in your orifices.”
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