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6 Survival Uses For Plastic Shopping Bags

Every year, about 500 million to 1 trillion plastic shopping bags are used. You can find them all over the place, from stuck in trees in the cities or along the banks of riverbeds. Normally, all these plastic bags are a major eyesore. However, in a survival situation, you’ll be really glad that there are plastic shopping bags all over the place.

1. Collect Water From Plants

If you are out in the wild and can’t find any water, you can collect the water which naturally comes off of trees, bushes, and other plant life. This is known as “transpiration.” All you need to do is tie a plastic bag around a bunch of greenery, making sure that a corner of the bag is angled downwards. As the plant releases its water into the air, it will collect in the bag as condensation. The droplets of condensation will drip down into the corner of the bag.

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