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The Holy Grail of Fire Starters
Posted by Sven on 02/24/2018 (479 reads)

 Boy Scouts Solid Fuel Egg Carton Sawdust Fire StarterYou've probably seen a homemade fire starter or two in your day, but the Holy Grail of portable starters may originate with the Boy Scouts themselves.

Scouts are not actually allowed to carry things like butane cylinders or lighter fluid. Any fire starting aid in their possession needs to be dry, such as a flint striker or a magnesium rod. Back in 1982, instructions were published for a "Solid-Fuel Fire Starter" in The Official Boy Scout Handbook. The starter is simply a combination of melted paraffin mixed with sawdust in the compartments of a paper egg carton. Genius.

Click on the illustration (from the original handbook) and follow the instructions. When your paraffin is cool, store the carton in a relatively dry place and break off one section at a time. Place it beneath some dry wood (twigs, kindling or whatever you get your fire going with) and light the carton section. In a few minutes you'll have roaring fire, with no messy paper and no blowing incessantly at barely lit twigs.


Source: The Official Boy Scout Handbook, BSA, 1982. Tracked down based on the tales of its discovery and many years of handy presents from brother Bjorn.

   
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Join The Meatatarian Army NOW!
Posted by Sven on 12/05/2017 (194 reads)

 Did you know you can join The Meatatarian Army? Post recipes. Post cartoons. Make fun of vegetarians. We don't care!

That's right. Join your meat loving peers on Facebook.

Click here!

   
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"Guess What? Chicken Butt" Funny Kid's Classic T-Shirt
Posted by Sven on 05/10/2017 (41 reads)

Guess What? Chicken Butt Funny Kid's Classic T-Shirt"Guess What? Chicken Butt" Funny Kid's Classic T-Shirt

Guess what? Chicken butt! Funny joke. Kid's love it. You've heard them say it a million times. This classic and vintage take on the old line is sure to start a conversation or at least raise some eyebrows. This t-shirt is the perfect gift for adults and children. Great for Christmas gifts, birthdays or just buy yourself a great graphic tee.

Get yours NOW!

   
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Official Meatatarian Army T-Shirt
Posted by Sven on 05/05/2017 (39 reads)

 Official Seal of the Meatatarian Army bbq grilling t-shirt"Official Seal of the Meatatarian Army" T-Shirt

Meat-eaters assemble! Show your carnivorous pride with the "Official Seal of the Meatatarian Army." Vegan and vegetarian approved! Well, not really. Barbecue and grilling aficionado approved!

   
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Meat Meat Meat in the Can Can Can!
Posted by Sven on 02/17/2017 (640 reads)

Libby, McNeill & Libby Corned BeefLong before they got their pie ingredients from a Libby's can, Americans got their daily meat from it. Most people who are familiar with the name "Libby's" are thinking of canned pumpkin and other fruits and vegetables. Perhaps you remember the television ads with children singing "Libby's Libby's Libby's on the label label label." The name is synonymous with juice, but it wasn't always that way.

Libby's started out as Libby, McNeill & Libby in Chicago, Illinois, presumably in the 1870s. Founders Archibald McNeill and the brothers Arthur and Charles Libby actually sold canned meat. Specifically, the company sold beef in brine, or corned beef. In 1875, the cannery launched a unique trapezoid shaped can that put them on the map.1 During this time Libby, McNeill & Libby used print and premium marketing heavily, even going so far as to offer William Shakespeare plays in trading card format to help move the then popular canned ox tongue.

By the 1880s, Libby's was a major player in Chicago's job market with over 1,500 employees. Libby's continued to grow, but was controlled by the Chicago meat-packer Swift & Co. between 1888 and 1920.2

Libby, McNeill & Libby Ox TongueIn the early twentieth century, Libby's began selling fruits and vegetables, and yes, its famous juices. You can still, however, get your hands on an authentic can of Libby, McNeill & Libby Corned Beef (direct from Brazil).

Sources:

1. Libby's – Our History
http://libbys.com/our-history
2. Encyclopedia of Chicago – Libby, McNeill & Libby
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/2751.html

   
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