We’re all guilty of adding just one more bit of garbage to the already overstuffed trash, keeping fingers crossed that the bag doesn’t burst as we roll the can out to the sidewalk or dumpster. Trash Bags, Garbage Bags, Tall Kitchen, Can liners sizes small, medium, large or Hefty – the fact is we all use and abuse these portable polymers in our daily lives without giving much thought to their more MacGyver applications and uses!
Instant Emergency Rain Gear: You’re having a great hair day, not a cloud in the sky, suddenly darkness and the heavens open up — your umbrella is not in it’s usual spot, that Hefty Bag can serve as a poncho in a pinch.
Now let’s talk ‘Survivor’: In an effort to commune with nature and show you’ve got the skills to survive in the wilderness you’ve decided to rough it’ and try no frills camping!
For the Lightweight tying jobs around camp, trash bags can be cut into strips and tightly twisted into cords – it’ doesn’t take the place of heavy rope but it works for light-duty tasks.
Did another rainstorm find you and uncover a leak in the tent? Not to worry, camp champ it’s a cut-open trash bag on the roof that will keep you drier . Place another one on the ground to keep the dampness of the ground from seeping into your sleeping bags. Lay down and relieve the aching muscles and headache. Ice inside your plastic pal creates an ideal cold compress.
Later, tie a colorful bag to a pole, stand it up in an open area to create a signal flag. Tie the bag pole in two spots, and it will act like a windsock. You will be found and taken back to civilization where you will Glad-ly take out the trash every night without ever being asked. One thing is certain, you are forever changed and will never look at your garbage bag quite the same again.
*Please note : Any holes (including ones in this story) should be fixed with duct tape ! And a special thanks to Outdoor Life for providing much of the info here!
Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lucasmoore/3053761922/