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    Smoke grenades??

    I was looking around on the internet today, and found out at www.smokegrenades.us that although you may need an AFT explosive license to order an actual M-18 smoke grenade, that you don't need one to order a comparable Fat Man II pull pin smoke grenade, or a colored smoke device that requires lighting.

    Two questions immediately come to mind:

    1.) Would it be worth the money to buy a few smoke emitting devices for disaster preparedness purposes?

    2.) Does smoke have any tactical value for me as a private individual? What about in an extreme natual disaster/loss of services situation?
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    Unless you think small unit tactical maneuver against an armed enemy force is in your future...I wouldn't waste the money.

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    They're fun to play with at paintball games or whatever, but otherwise I wouldn't bother with one. Possible exception: an orange Coast Guard approved type as a means to signal an aircraft if you're lost in the woods or something. Even then, you're probably better off with a mirror.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimpface View Post
    They're fun to play with at paintball games or whatever, but otherwise I wouldn't bother with one. Possible exception: an orange Coast Guard approved type as a means to signal an aircraft if you're lost in the woods or something. Even then, you're probably better off with a mirror.
    That site actually sells those orange things.

    Well, after reading all the posts on this thread, maybe I'll get one of those things IF I get more into desert exploration and am concerned with getting lost in the desert.
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