So what if you had to bug out right now? You are in a situation where you are away from your preps and only armed with your everyday carry items. What can you use in the world around you to survive and get back to your preps? Well, believe it or not, an imaginative mind can up cycle nearly anything into a survival tool.
1. Trash Bags
Trash bags are a very handy survival tool. Of course, you can use trash bags as simply bags to transport other goods. You can also use the bags to form a quick and easy poncho to stay dry. You can also use the bags as insulation to stay warm at night. The bags can rolled and used as a light rope to secure items.
Condoms can be used for a variety of different purposes outside of safe sex. First off a condom can be used to gather and carry water since they can stretch well beyond their intended capacity. A condom can also be used to protect the bore of your rifle from water, sand, debris, etc.
3. Aluminum Foil
Aluminum foil can be used for its actual intended purpose of cooking in a survival situation. If you don’t have a pot or pan on hand you can also wrap your food in aluminum foil and cook it over a fire. Aluminum foil can be used to reflect the sun and act as a signal, and it’s so shiny it could make into a fishing lure.
Of course even after SHTF dental hygiene will be important, but more than that dental floss is incredibly handy for a number of different tasks. Of course, a fishing line comes to mind immediately. Floss can be used as the noose in a snare for small game, and is limited to the smallest game. Also you can use it to create a warning alarm for burglars with tin cans( see more details in the” Survival Tips for the Night” book you get when signing up to our newsletter.
These are four basic items I believe will not disappear during a disaster situation. This isn’t the kind of gear that people will be fighting over to hoard in a disaster situation. These items may not exactly be bug out bag material (well trash bags are always handy), but they can serve a specific purpose in an emergency situation.