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Offline Bill Quick

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How Long Did that Civil Defense LTS Stuff Last?
« on: June 24, 2012, 06:08:47 PM »
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Re: How Long Did that Civil Defense LTS Stuff Last?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 06:17:33 PM »
They should sell it.  Highly collectible. Somewhere I stumbled on--but didn't bookmark!--a forum in which guys were "exploring" urban bomb shelters, and cataloging (keeping?) old CD supplies.

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Re: How Long Did that Civil Defense LTS Stuff Last?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 07:20:14 PM »
The hard candy is probably still good, as is the water (if anyone wanted to try it).  The biscuits (crackers) not so much:  The cans were coated inside with some sort of animal fat that went rancid....


And some of the medical gear is quite valuable (to a collector) now, the rest may well be dangerous.  Cans of ether ether, in particular, if present (they were common in CD medical kits) could be quite explosive now, and should anyone ever find a can (quart rectangular cans with pour spouts) DONT TRY AND OPEN THEM.

The ether (diethyl ether) forms diethyl ether peroxide which is incredibly shock sensitive and explodes.....
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Re: How Long Did that Civil Defense LTS Stuff Last?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012, 09:21:00 PM »
And some of the medical gear is quite valuable (to a collector) now, the rest may well be dangerous.  Cans of ether ether, in particular, if present (they were common in CD medical kits) could be quite explosive now, and should anyone ever find a can (quart rectangular cans with pour spouts) DONT TRY AND OPEN THEM.

The ether (diethyl ether) forms diethyl ether peroxide which is incredibly shock sensitive and explodes.....

Stupid Ether Bunny...  >:( ;D
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Re: How Long Did that Civil Defense LTS Stuff Last?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 09:41:06 AM »
I would definitely try to sell it and make some money off of it. The market is flooded with these types of items but, most are in terrible condition.


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