Duct Tape – Can be used for just about anything
Super Glue – Keep in your portable First Aid kit. Can replace sutures for those cuts that are just a bit too much for butterfly bandages (this is not for deep lacerations or puncture wounds). It does STING, so bite the bullet !!!
Velcro – Another great multi-purpose item. Avoid the packages of dots or small strips and get a roll of this stuff that can be cut to size. Now you can even purchase those “Velcro ties” for controlling electrical cords or say rolled up tarps, tents and the like.
Seal-A-Meal – These vacuum sealers are fantastic. After you dehydrate your items, seal them in this and then date, place in a reusable plastic container and put in your freezer. Seal your bottles of vitamins and OTC drugs in these for your preparedness stash. Really stretches the shelf life!!!!
Space Bags – These cannot be beat for storing your bulky preparedness items: sleeping bags, clothing, blankets, pillows and the like. Moisture and insect resistant to boot!!! I also use some of the smaller ones to store those photos and stuff that cannot be replaced.
Sham-Wow – These buggers work great as towels or wash cloths. They come in a rather large size but can be cut to suit your needs. Light weight, compact and easy to store. Great for golfing, camping, hiking, backpacking and Go-Bags.
Vinegar – So many uses. It pays to start a Vinegar Book just to keep track of all the things this is good for!
Baking Soda – Another of those household items that can be used for all sorts of first aid, cleaning, polishing (from teeth to metals) and baking needs. This is another of those items to keep a list or book on just what all it can be used for.
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From a 50 Something, soon to be rural homesteading, Prepper ;-}