We believe in simply preparing. Our 15 Minute Prepper series will focus on things even the busiest of people can implement to achieve their emergency preparedness goals. Today’s topic? Contractor Clean Up Bags.
How To Prep With Contractor Grade Trash Bags: 15 Minute Prepper
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Not just regular trash bags, but contractor grade trash bags. These bags are 3mils thick and are made to withstand uses normal trash bags would balk at. Remember, you want the 3mil thick bags, rather than the 2mil thick bags. Contractor clean up bags take up very little space and have unlimited possibilities.
1. Make a poncho.
2. In addition, you can use a contractor grade tash bat as a ground cover.
3. Seal windows, doors and vents. (You’ll need some duct tape too!)
4. Cut down to size for a make shift diaper cover.
5. Layer between clothing to help keep in body warmth.
6. Barter item.
7. Dig a hole. Put a bag in the hole, now you have a make shift sink.
8. Using duct tape, tape the bags around your pants for snow pants.
9. Water proof your shoes. Cutting the bags down to size, cover your shoes with the plastic, using duct tape to secure them around your ankles.
10. Use as an emergency toilet. Line a 5 gallon bucket with a bag, stick a toilet seat on top and viola! a great solution to survival waste management.
A little scoop of an order neutralizer and decay catalyst will make your experience with non-flushing potties much, much enjoyable. Just keepin’ it real.
11. Create a wind break, or a bit of privacy.
12. Using a black contractor bag you can determine wind direction. The bag will act like a wind sock.
13. Fill with air and tie off to create a simple flotation device.
14. Use black contractor bags in an emergency to cover broken or blown out windows from earthquakes, etc.
15. Instead of shivering in cold water, fill a black contractor bag up with water, sit it in the sun for a while, then hang it from a sturdy branch to use for a shower.
16. In addition, use a black contractor bag in an emergency to collect rain water.
17. Cache your food scraps out of an animals reaching by putting them in a contractor bag and hanging it from a tree.
18. A black contractor bag can be used as a rucksack to haul clothes, food or whatever else you need.
19. After bandaging a wound, cut out an appropriate size piece of a contractor bag and tape it over the bandage. This will keep it from getting dirty or wet.
20. Use as a ‘wet bag’ for dirty diapers.
Seems as contractor clean-up bags are the perfect Prepper hack for many of life’s unexpected curveballs!