July 26, 2018

7 Overlooked Things You Can Find in the Trash that Can be Used for Survival

Editor’s note:  I’ve written about finding alternate uses for things that are normally thrown in the trash.  The article below provides survival uses for things often found in the garbage. Written by Conrad Novak All too often preppers place their focus almost exclusively on the pregame stages of bugging out. This makes a great deal of sense since the better prepared you are, the more likely you are to survive during a disaster. However, that does not mean you should […]

Money Mondays: 24 Uses for Oranges – Never Waste Another Orange

Being able to reuse or re-purpose things instead of throwing them away can help you save money.  I’ve written many articles about avoiding waste and have even tried a few tips about other uses for citrus peels.  This article written by my friend Shelli who writes PreparednessMama.com goes even further and provides tips I have not heard of before.  You’re bound to find at least a handful uses you can try now.  If you have other uses we’ve missed, please […]

5 Bottle Uses in a Survival Scenario

I am always interested in reusing or repurposing common household items, especially in survival situations.  Below is an interesting article on emergency uses for  apartment and urban dwellers. 5 Bottle Uses in a Survival Scenario by Almo Gregor When you find yourself in a survival situation, it is vital that you use all of the resources at your disposal. One of the first actions I suggest is slowing down to assess the resources you have. This can be especially difficult […]

Reuse and Repurpose: Alternate Uses for Common Household Items

Reusing and repurposing items are great ways to save money and help the environment.  These skills can also come in handy during hard times or in a survival situation. The following infographic shows 38 clever uses for household items: Source:  https://www.cashnetusa.com/blog/38-alternative-uses-unused-household-items/  

50 Alternative Uses for Coca-Cola

  I found this infographic interesting so I thought I’d share it with you.  I’ve tried Coke as a marinade, as a Coke float (instead of root beer) and as a popsicle, but I have to admit I had not tried these other uses.  And, when I do try them I’ll be sure to let you know how it turned out! The infographic ’50 Alternative Uses for Coca-Cola’ is courtesy of Varooma

25 Emergency Uses for Plastic Grocery Bags

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Plastic grocery bags are everywhere.  They can quickly multiply under the sink or in kitchen drawers if you keep hoarding them.   I see a few residents in our building don’t even buy large garbage bags – they just keep all their trash in plastic grocery bags and toss them in trash compactor.  You can even weave or crochet a rug using plastic grocery bag if you are crafty. Consider keeping a few […]

5 Uses for Old Coffee Grounds that Really Work

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As you know I love a good cup of coffee in the morning and brew my own on a daily basis. I’ve learned how to brew coffee without electricity; I’ve even set aside coffee for emergencies to make sure I can get my daily dose.  But what do you do with the used coffee grounds? Here are 5 uses for used coffee grounds that really work: Make more coffee the next day. This […]

Emergency Uses for Old Socks

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Some of the most commonly thrown out items of clothing are old socks.  Even if you are careful about keeping them together, invariably, one will get lost.  Don’t throw them out – there are some good emergency uses for old socks.  I keep a bag of clean, mismatched socks for cleaning. Here are a few more ideas: Dusting Instead of using paper towels, save a few tube socks and use them for dusting. […]

15 Ways to Repurpose Old Nylons

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Nylons aka pantyhose, stockings, tights or even knee highs are some of the most commonly discarded items. It is easy to ruin a pair of nylons as soon as you open the package.  Before you toss them out, you may be able to get some other uses out of them. If one pair develops a run on one leg, cut off that leg but keep the good one. When another pair springs a […]

Reusing Zipper Plastic Bags

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   Part of becoming self sufficient is learning to make things last as long as possible, so you don’t have to keep buying replacements. I like the convenience of zippered plastic bags, but don’t like the expense.  I resisted rewashing them because they took so long to dry and there is a chance for mold during our humid summers.  So I figured a way to let them air dry the quickest way possible. […]