posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 08:03 AM
Originally posted by 2shores
I wanted to start a thread where the ATS users can contribute their ideas on how to re-use a common or uncommon household and/or industrial item in a
new way just in case this knowledge comes in handy to another user on this site.
For instance what if we do get an apocalypse scenario, how would we turn a 50 gallon drum into a makeshift bathtub.
Or can we turn a milk jug into a funnel for any use, etcetera.
I saw a really good use for a 2 litre bottle on a survival site
as a stacked staged sand and active charcoal filter for water.
And as he says, still a good idea to bring it to a boil before
using for drinking.
Dave Cantebury is "The man" - improvised water filter
He has over 200 survival videos and I highly recommend them.
The SODIS method
seems to work pretty well too using old clear PET plastic bottles.
His fishing kit made from a drill bit tube is pretty nice too.
Ron Hood of Hood's Woods aka the Woodsmaster has several uses
for heavy thick MIL trash bags that work really well.
Such as Rain poncho, Makeshift shelter against rain with some para cord,
and to store dry leaves as a cushion and insulation layer.
Aluminum foil can be used to make a solar oven, a sola tube for
providing lighting inside a shelter, or EMP shielding if wrapped
in layers alternating with paper or cloth around electronics based
on the principles of a faraday cage.
[edit on 22-7-2009 by Ex_MislTech]