Multi-Use Survival Items From The Dollar Store
My two favourite things in one! Multi use items and for a dollar! Survivopedia has a list of 13 multi use survival items you can get for a dollar. Two of my favourites multi use items are Chapstick and zip ties.
Here is there suggested uses for Chapsitck; raging from first aid to a firestarter.
- Lubricate knives, zippers, strings, tools
- Prevent rust on saws, knives, or other metals
- Sunscreen – it doesn’t work as well as actual sunscreen but it will do in a
- Use it as a candle – dip one end of a cotton swab in it, then stick the other end of the swab into the tube. Light the top and you’ve got a candle that’ll last long enough to get a good fire going and then some.
- Use it along with a cotton swab or ball to make a fire starter
- Rub it in some ash and smear it under your eyes to prevent snow blindness.
- Stop small cuts from bleeding
- Lubricate your skin to prevent blisters
- Protect skin from the elements to prevent windburn or frostbite
- Use the tube to hold small items such as matches, bills, cotton swabs, or wire
Similarly, zip ties have an incredible range of uses.
- Use them for make-shift handcuffs – as a matter of fact, many police forces use them for that now
- Tie up a tarp for a tent for shelter
- Tie a tarp or garbage bag in a tree for water collection
- Strap gear to your bug out bag or backpack
- Mark trails with it so that you don’t get lost or go in circles
- Compress your equipment and clothes so that you can carry more
- Close off the bottom of your pant legs so that bugs and snakes can’t get in them
- Hold a splint together
- Lash together logs to make a raft or shelter
All that and from just two of the items on their list! And all for a dollar or less!
Why not copy the list and head down to your local dollar store and stock up? Also, maybe print their post and put in your survival binder in case the grid goes down.
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