17 Prepper Uses for Aluminum Foil

17 Prepper Uses for Aluminum Foil

17 Prepper Uses for Aluminum Foil

  1. Catching Fish. Grab a small piece of tin foil and wrap around the hook or the weights.  What happens is the light reflects off of the tin foil and will attract more fish.
  2. Starting a Fire. With some cotton, a battery and some foil you can make a flame.
  3. Protecting Your Hands. When burning a candle so the hot wax doesn’t drip on your skin, just simply take a piece of foil and tear a hole in the center and shape the foil into a cup to catch the hot wax.
  4. Keeping Things Dry. To keep small items dry just simply wrap your foil a few times around the item such as food or matches.
  5. Cooking Food. Simply place your food thinly inside some foil along with any seasoning and wrap a couple times around so it doesn’t leak.  Place it over the fire or in some hot coals and let it do the cooking for you.  Another idea is you could grab a branch that forks out and create a pan to cook on top of by wrapping the fork branch with foil a few items and as long as its not a heavy item you now have a cooking pan.
  6. Wind Blocker. Create a wall or barrier using a sheet of foil to protect your flames from the wind.  This would be helpful for a burner stove or a small fire.
  7. Create a Solar Oven. With a few supplies simple materials and some foil you can create a solar oven to cook in. This article will explain how to create one….. http://www.hometrainingtools.com/a/build-a-solar-oven-project
  8. Collecting Rainwater. Create a large bowl using tin foil and collect rainwater.  You could even have it drain into a bucket to collect large amounts of rainwater.
  9. Boil Water. Start by putting some rocks into a fire.  While they are getting hot dig a hole and line the hole with foil and then fill with water.  Once the rocks are hot transfer the rocks with some tongs to the water and watch the water boil.
  10. Make a Funnel. Create several layers of foil, push a stick down the middle of those layers to create a spout, and then shape into a funnel.
  11. Make Plate ware. By using several layers of foil you can create and mold your own cups, bowls and plates and even spoons.
  12. Scrubbing Pots/Pans. Create a ball of foil to scrub those dirty pots/pans.  Remember to not scrub non-stick surfaces as this will scratch and damage them.
  13. Fix Loose Batteries. Sometimes the springs in old flashlights and radios can get too loose to hold batteries in place.  To fix this, fold up a small piece of foil and place it between the battery and the spring.
  14. Enhance Antennas. If you have an older TV or radio with a traditional antenna you can wrap a ball of foil around the ends of the antenna to help improve reception. Don’t expect it to help a ton but may be just enough.
  15. Sharpen Scissors. Smooth out a sheet of foil and fold it in half several times, then start cutting.  After a while your scissors will be sharp.
  16. Signal for Help. Use the reflective surface of foil to create a signal for help.
  17. Find Your Way At Night. Hang foil from trees at eye level along your path.  The foil with act as a reflector when you shine your flashlight and help you find your path easier.

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