What are some items a prepper should never throw away
It's National Preparedness month in September and you'll see a lot of information about getting prepared and the types of things you should have on hand. An important aspect of getting prepared should also include making the most out of the things you might already have on hand.
If we pay attention we would see that there are items a prepper should never throw away that we might need in an emergency. What might that be?
- Broken crayons, candle stubs, and any other form of paraffin wax can be used to make new candles, or along with other items to make fire starting tablets.
- Dryer lint can be used as tinder, or when combined with paraffin wax or petroleum jelly, to make fire starting tablets.
- Cardboard egg cartons can be used to sprout seeds or as the container for fire starting tablets.
- All types of wood. Lumber can be used for construction and scrap wood (not pressure treated) can be used as fuel and in hugal beds/permaculture.
- Water jugs/soda bottles can be used to store water, rice, beans, etc.
Read the entire list here >> 19 Things a Prepper Should Never Throw Away
Over at how to survive it they point out that the key is knowing what to keep and what to throw away. Otherwise, you go from being prepared to being a hoarder. That’s both inefficient and unhygienic.
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