posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 11:35 AM
1. Part of an emergency toilet
Line a pail with several nested trash bags. Do your business and tie it off for disposal. People in war-torn areas do this so that a sniper doesn't
see them going to the outhouse.
2. Part of a water filter
IF you've seen those designs for an improvised water filter with layers of gravel, sand and charcoal, it is a lot easier to use and change if each
layer is in a separate bag that is perforated...
3. Seining for bait-fish
Don't cut a hole in the bag, just put the whole thing under water, and pull it up and out when a school of minnow swim above it. Not incredibly
efficient, but you'll catch the one or two you need to fish for larger game.
4. Repair broken windows
in cars and buildings. Duct tape sold separately.
5. Holding your nuts
Gathering nuts and berries becomes difficult once you have so many that they won't fit in your pockets. Carrying them in a bag is more efficient;
plus if it rains, you'll keep your nuts dry.
6. Carrying Laundry.
In college, this was ALWAYS a survival situation....
7. Goose Decoys
No, seriously. They sell a cane with a goose-head on it, and you stake it through a trash bag on a windy day. The bag balloons out, and in a stiff
breeze, it wags back and forth, like a goose waddling. Several of them in a V will actually convince other geese to land there, long enough to be
hunted. It works because geese try to nose into the wind, and they see the trash bags doing the same thing.
8. Digging Marker
If you need to bury something, you can bury it at depth, and then bury the trash bag near the surface. It speeds up recovery time when you return,
you can find the bag with a lot less effort that digging a 2-ft hole every couple of feet until you find your cache.
9, Part of a Scare-crow
Rabbits and crows quickly acclimate to traditional mannequins, so you need to add motion and sound. Birds don't like the sound of a trash bag
rattling, nor the way it whips in the wind. Tie some soda cans along the base of the scarecrow's "shirt," and put a pebble in each, for increased
10. Dressing game
Gutting a deer can be really messy; plus, the good meat is moist and seems to attract leaves and hair from the animals coat. The sooner you cover the
meat, the better. I wouldn't use a trash bag for permanent storage, but they work well when you're in a hurry. Also for taking the offal away from
your hunting area. The remains will attract coyotes, and so must be removed.