Don’t Toss That Potato Chip Bag Out!

Don't Toss That Potato Chip Bag Out!

( – Being a truly well-rounded survivalist means learning to use items most people would never consider of value in unusual ways. Turning trash into survival treasure, in a manner of speaking. For instance, the majority of people toss out empty potato chip bags without ever giving it a second thought. Little do they know they’re throwing out a valuable resource!


That’s right! As the video explained, potato chip bags are mylar bags just waiting to be used. Of course, you’ll need to be careful not to melt the bags or burn yourself when sealing them. However, the concept does work, and it keeps those potato chip bags out of the landfill.

Yes, they are great for storing food and other supplies. But they have other uses as well. For example, you can take advantage of their interior’s reflective properties and use them to signal rescuers. While this method isn’t exactly foolproof, it could save your life.

In a pinch, the chips themselves can be used as firestarters too. The fat in the chips will catch fire quickly, providing an easy way to get a survival fire going in a hurry.

Additionally, with their reflective property and no-porous surface, you can use these bags to create a survival blanket (though it will take a LOT of empty bags). For more on the subject of survival blankets, check out this article about space blankets. They’re a handy item to add to your camping pack, just in case something unexpected happens.

Did you know potato chips and the bags they come in could be so useful in a survival situation? Can you think of other ways a person could use these tools in a pinch? Reply to your email and let us know, we would love to hear from you!

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