Emergency Preparedness10 Survival Uses For a Trash Bag {9 Bonus Uses}

10 Survival Uses For a Trash Bag {9 Bonus Uses}

A simple plastic trash bag can be a valuable item with a variety of uses in an emergency survival situation.

After reading this article, I am going to add a couple plastic trash bags to my emergency preparedness car kit and add at least a couple extra boxes of trash bags to my home emergency supplies.

Outdoor Life website shares ten different uses but I know our “The Homestead Survival” readers could come up with a longer list of uses.

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Here are a few more uses:

  • Keep items dry

  • Store waste when toilets will not flush

  • Use as part of a solar still

  • Transport food if no other option

  • Use as a sleeping bag cover

  • Use to tie a splint

  • Wind break or sun shade

  • Use as a liter cover

  • Use several to make a tent

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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