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Survival Uses For Trash Bags You Should Know By Now! Practical and Survival Uses for Trash Bags
Deciding how to expend available funds in a preparedness budget, especially for a bug out bag is not an easy chore. Multi-use items and under$ 5 survival items are always a favorite of wallet-conscious preppers.
Trash suitcases, even the brand-name sturdy ones definitely fall within the” reasonably priced” category, but when we look past the obvious employs for plastic bags, they become an even more advantageous contribution to our preps.
These hackers and uses for trash bags will fix it as one of your top essentials in an ultimate bug out bag!
1. Use as a Poncho
Simply cut or carefully tear a hold for the head and even the arms, and one poncho is coming right up!
2. Emergency Trash Bag Shelter
Packing a tent or tarp for an emergency shelter is, of course, optimal-but such items take up a lot of space and are heavier as well. Even a one-person tent will not fit in a child’s backpack, but trash bags and some duct tape surely will.
You can make a garbage bag lean-to with some sticks for use in the desert or in any open and shadeless area.
3. Keeps Your Feet and Shoes Dry with Garbage Bag Shoes
Trash purses are also useful in keeping your shoes and foot dry. Open a trash bag, step inside and tie or procure with duct videotape and keep rain and snow at bay.
Storing several trash bags for emergency booties and a poncho inside a get home bag or bug out bag takes up very little space and adds virtually no weight to the pack.
4. Reusable Water-Proof Storage Bags
Keep your spare socks, change of clothes, and blankets dry with trash bags. The trash bags used to store these items can be turned into a poncho, bootie, or emergency shelter in mere minutes.
5. Septic Disposal Receptacle
During either a short or long-term disaster, trash bags can be used to safely store waste when commodes are not working. The suitcases run equally well for sharps and bloody cloth or bandages used to treat wounded.
Preventing the spread of disease becomes even more important during a TEOTWAWKI scenario.
6. Makeshift Hats
Keep the rain off or your head with a makeshift trash bag hat. Simply wrap the trash bag over your head like you would a bandana.
7. Fly Screen/ Bug Repellant
Make a fly screen for the front of your shelter with a trash bag — or two. Cut the trash bag into a sheet form form and then cut slits within a few inches of the top of the bag and you have a protective screen to keep the glitches away.
8. Ground Cover
Trash bags also make a great ground cover. If you are using a tarp, or another trash bag for shelter, placing another plastic bag onto the ground will avoid dampness from impacting your clothing.
The trash bag also offers another layer between you at glitches which will come out of the ground attempting food during the evening and early morning hours.
9. Thermal Underwear
Although not exactly soft, trash bags can induce great thermal underwear under your attire. Tape or tie piece of the pouch around your legs, arms, and stomach beneath your clothing to prevent body heat from escaping quite so easily.
10. Container for Food Preparation
Sure, they will be a bit flimsy and perhaps messy, but you can use trash bags to mix food or drink ingredients. Only avoided using sharp objects in this business because you know what happens next.
11. Solar Water Still Accessory
You can also use trash bags as part of solar water still. A trash bag, a container, and greeneries will give you water in an area where there is none.
12. Trash Bag Life Jacket
Although US Coast Guard does not approve of it, there are reports of trash bags as effective life jackets — it is at least worth a shot during an emergency.
Tie the ends of the trash bag together and blow air into it to inflate, then procure the open aims together as well. Tape or tie the back into a life jacket shape and use it to help keep your, your pets, or your get home bag afloat.
13. Food Storage and Transport
You can also use trash bags to store and transport food. When you’re caught in a deluge or traversing a body of water, you can keep your food dry and afloat with trash bags.
Josh is a great friend letting me use one of his trash bags as a pillow. Living lavishly pic.twitter.com/ VcdH9qwruJ
— David Voskuhl (@ davidvoskuhl1) February 23, 2017
Give your head a somewhat soft place to rest during an overnight hike home by inflating trash bags and using them as a pillow. It isn’t much but a little comfort in a survival situation is a lot.
RELATED: Make A DIY Raft Out Of Trash Bags
15. Water Container
Trash purses also induce great emergency water container. Trash suitcases will hold a decent sum of weight but will need to be carried carefully so the plastic does not tear and the water spill out onto the ground.
16. Water-Proof Your Sleeping Bag with Trash Bags
Keep your sleeping bag and yourself dry and a little warmer by using trash bags as encompas. To remain extra dry, slip into a sleeping bag like you would a potato sack for a race before getting into the sleeping bag as well.
17. Emergency Blanket Substitute
I want fuzzy socks, Thai food, and a warm blanket now. Instead I’m out here rocking this trash bag in soaked socks pic.twitter.com/ a5UvLIIC4j
— Chelsea Pereira (@ ChelseaPereira_) February 23, 2015
Mylar emergency blankets are inexpensive, lightweight, and take over little space, but trash bags make a good temporary substitute.
18. Sun Shade
Hook trash bags to branches, or videotapeed into place, to make a temporary sunshine shade. After taking the hiking break, carefully fold the trash bag into a small square so it can be used again during the next breach period.
19. Pressure Bandage for First Aid
Make a pressure bandage or a triangle bandage with trash bags. The trash bags can also simply be used to cover a traditional bandage to help protect the wound from exposure to dirt or the bandage from exposure to the rain.
20. Splinter Support for First Aid
Tie a splint with a trash bag, doubled the container, or tape two together to make a sturdier splint.
21. Catch Basin for Water
In addition to being used as a makeshift water carrier, trash bags can also be used as a catch basin for water. Tie the purse to something mildly sturdy in an area exposed to the sky, or line a pail or similar item with the purse, and capture enough water to keep yourself hydrated.
Trash purses can also be used as patching for results in other food and water containers. The plastic bags can be taped to cover worn spots or tears in a bug out or get home bags too.
23. S.O.S. Signs
Use trash bags to signal help. Tie or procure a white trash bag to a rock in a visible place to let others know where you are. It is always a good idea to carry a permanent marker and spray paint to write messages.
24. Disposable Plates
You can use trash bags to eat from. Find the most smooth and flat rock in the near vicinity and place a piece of the trash bag onto the rock for a clean eating surface.
25. Trail Markers
Use trash bags to tie onto trees for trail markers. This is one way to reuse trash bags which you have previously used for food storage, sleeping bag, and some of the items mentioned here.
Make windsocks with trash bags. It could serve a couple of emergency functions other than telling the wind direction.
You can also use it as an S.O.S. sign or as hazard markers.
27. First Aid Liter
If an injured person, pet, or heavy gear needs to be moved, make a liter and line it with several trash bags.
28. Hazard Markers
Make a flag with trash bags to leave warning notes for others or to mark unsafe houses. Tape, string, and marking materials will also be required.
29. Hot Shower
Fill trash bags up with water, defined it in the sunshine for a while and then hang it from a sturdy branch to use for a shower. Heated water is also useful for cleaning wounds.
30. Temporary Backpack
Make a temporary knapsack with trash bags so the non-prepared person you come across during your trek home can help you carry the load. Remember, the person could run off with your stuff, but if they’re scared and unaware and you appear full of knowledge, the person will likely stick to you like glue.
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Trash purses are one of the most economical preppers'” to do” list detects and literally, dozens of potential disaster employs. In addition to being easy on its own budget, trash bags are lightweight yet durable and take over very little space in a bug out bag, INCH bag, and get home bag.
Don’t forget to include trash bags in your ultimate bug out bag checklist for both survival and an emergency situation!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 29, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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