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3 Survival Tools Worth Dumpster Diving For

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Dumpster diving may as well be an art form. Especially considering the amount of treasures that people just throw away.

As shocking as it sounds, you can find a lot of useful survival tools in the trash. You just have to know what to look for.

Sure, trashbins and dumpsters are disgusting, filthy, and full of old food and trash. However, hidden among the “junk” are often multi-use items that can seriously come in handy – especially when SHTF.

Are we suggesting you go through your neighborhood dumpster right this minute? Not necessarily. But you’ll find it tempting – especially during a crisis – once you discover these…

3 Survival Tools Worth Dumpster Diving For

Aluminum Foil

Aluminum foil is a very common item people throw away every day. And yet they have no idea how valuable it can be – especially in a crisis.

For one, if you get enough foil you can fold it into any shape you want. This is especially useful for making plates, bowls, cups, and more.

You can also wrap it around your food before cooking over an open flame. This will ensure your food cooks evenly and stays warm and moist.

Not to mention, you can even use this shiny material to make a solar oven. This makes it exceptionally useful for times

Aluminum foil can even be used to cook food without fire. Foil reflects light, which gives it some pretty cool solar uses. One of these uses is to build a solar oven. This is exceptionally useful when you don’t have access to fire starters.

Here’s a video teaching you how to build your own solar oven out of foil:

Of course, we haven’t even skimmed the surface of everything aluminum foil can do. Here’s a cool video showing you even more survival uses:

Trash Bags

Here’s another incredibly common item to find in a dumpster. How many trash bags do we throw away every single day without thinking about it? This is a real waste, considering how important trash bags can be for an SHTF event.

Luckily, survival uses for trash bags are practically limitless. Including…

  • Using them to make a water bladder. Bags are waterproof and seal well, so you can transport water in them with ease (just make sure to purify it before drinking).
  • Cut holes in them and make a poncho. This will help protect your skin from both rain and sunburns.
  • Make cordage by twisting and weaving together strips of trash bag. This can provide surprisingly strong rope.
  • Use the bag to form the roof of your shelter.
  • Make a camping shower by filling the bag with water, tying it up and leaving it in the sun to heat up. Then tie it to a tree branch, poke holes in it, and let the hot water run over you as you shower.

Are these all the survival uses for a trash bag? Heck no. But it’s a good start.

Here’s a video with even more survival uses:

Tin/Aluminum Cans

Tin and aluminum cans (like those containing soup or soda/beer) have the obvious use of being able to store food and liquids. However, that’s just one of their many uses.

For instance, you can pop the top off a can and use it as a cooking pot.

You can also use an open can as a shovel for digging. Then you can store whatever you dig up in the can.

Want a burglar alarm? String a bunch of empty cans together with dental floss and lay them in a line near the outer edge of your campsite. When a burglar comes creeping, he’ll trip the wire, and it’ll make enough noise (as the cans clink and clank together) to alert you of the intruder.

Have you seen the newer cans with pop-off finger tabs? Remove these tabs and use them as fishing lures next time you go to the lake.

But wait. We’re not even close to done. Here’s a couple videos showing you lots more uses for these amazingly simple survival tools.


We haven’t even scratched the surface on all the dumpster items you can use in a crisis. But hopefully this article gives you a bit more appreciation for the usefulness of the things that you (and others) throw away without thinking twice.

Remember that, as the saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Let us know in the comments what some other items are that you would dumpster dive for to stay alive. Remember – Prepare Now, Survive Later!


Migrant Invaders Brazenly Charge at Swimmers in Speedboat


In a blatant affront to American sovereignty, a dozen illegal immigrants executed a dangerous and illegal invasion of our shores, arriving at a California beach via speedboat with reckless disregard for the safety of Americans enjoying their leisure time. One surfer narrowly escaped harm as the vessel tore through the water at high speeds, a clear symbol of the contempt these lawbreakers hold for our laws and our people.

This latest episode in Carlsbad, a mere 30 miles north of San Diego, is a chilling reminder of the organized lawlessness that is being orchestrated across our borders. Once ashore, these illegal entrants scurried toward luxury vehicles, suggesting a level of premeditation and support that borders on an invasion facilitated by criminal networks.

Compounding the audacity of this episode was the abject failure of local law enforcement to respond, leaving law-abiding citizens to fend for themselves. Such incidents underscore a terrifying erosion of law and order, signaling to criminals everywhere that our borders are open for exploitation.

This incident is not an anomaly but a stark representation of a broader crisis fueled by a border policy that might as well hang a welcome sign for criminals and opportunists. The alarming influx of illegal crossings, particularly in the San Diego sector—where nearly 7,000 breaches were reported last week alone—is a direct result of deliberate inaction and misguided policies that invite chaos and endanger American lives.

The economic and social strain this unchecked immigration inflicts on our communities is unsustainable. The closure of local migrant shelters, once hemorrhaging millions of taxpayer dollars monthly, is a testament to the fiscal burden imposed by these continuous waves of illegal entrants. This burden has now shifted to our airports and bus stations, turning them into makeshift shelters and degrading the quality of life for residents and tourists alike.

It is evident that our current administration lacks the will to address this crisis effectively. The projected figures are a dire warning: with over 8 million people potentially on our streets, including two million with criminal intentions, the situation is nothing short of a national emergency.

Congress must act with urgency to secure our borders and overhaul an immigration system that has been exploited far too long. We need robust enforcement of our immigration laws, substantial penalties for those who violate them, and an end to policies that encourage illegal entry into our country. The time for tolerance of this disorder is over. The safety, security, and sovereignty of the United States must be enforced rigorously and without apology. We must protect American citizens and the integrity of our nation.


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ASTONISHING: Israel Stops 99 Percent of Missile Attacks


Amidst the recent turmoil caused by Iran’s aggressive assault on Israel, there’s a beacon of hope shining brightly—the resolute defense put forth by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), which successfully thwarted a staggering 99% of the incoming drones and missiles launched by Iran. This remarkable feat stands as a testament to Israel’s unwavering commitment to protecting its citizens and maintaining regional stability in the face of relentless aggression from Iran and its terrorist proxy, Hezbollah.

Iran’s brazen attack, employing over 300 drones, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles, aimed to sow chaos and terror in Israeli territory. However, Israel’s formidable defense capabilities, coupled with the invaluable support of allies like the United States, the U.K., and Jordan, ensured that the overwhelming majority of these threats were neutralized before any harm could be inflicted.

In a statement, IDF Spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari rightfully hailed this achievement as a significant strategic victory—one that showcases Israel’s resilience, technological prowess, and unwavering determination to defend its borders and its people against hostile forces.

What’s particularly heartening amidst this turbulent time is not just the successful interception of Iran’s aggressive projectiles, but also the minimal impact they had on Israeli soil. Despite Iran’s malicious intentions to inflict harm on Israeli territory and military infrastructure, the IDF’s steadfast defense prevented any significant damage or casualties, ensuring the safety and security of Israeli citizens.

This remarkable display of resilience and strength is a testament to Israel’s unwavering commitment to protect its people and maintain peace in the region. It also sends a powerful message to Iran and its proxies that their attempts to sow chaos and terror will be met with swift and decisive action.

As Israel continues to stand firm against the forces of aggression and terror, it is imperative for the international community to rally behind Israel and condemn Iran’s hostile actions. The successful interception of Iran’s drones and missiles serves as a powerful reminder of Israel’s unwavering determination to defend its sovereignty and safeguard the safety and security of its citizens.



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Biden Regime Enabled Iran, Hezbollah Attack on Israel


In the aftermath of Iran’s reprehensible assault on Israel, orchestrated directly by its military forces and not through its proxy Hezbollah, the Biden administration’s failure to renew expiring sanctions against Iran at the United Nations is not just negligent—it’s complicit. By allowing these sanctions to lapse, the Biden administration effectively paved the way for Iran’s brazen act of aggression, emboldening Tehran and signaling to the world that it is willing to turn a blind eye to Iran’s malevolent ambitions.

The recent massacre of over 1,200 innocent people in Israel, coupled with Iran’s direct missile attack on Israeli territory, serves as a grim reminder of the consequences of appeasement and inaction in the face of evil. Iran, the foremost state sponsor of terrorism, has been given free rein to sow chaos and destruction across the Middle East, thanks in part to the Biden administration’s misguided policies and lack of resolve.

Let’s be clear: Iran’s actions are not isolated incidents but part of a broader pattern of aggression and subversion. Its Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a designated terrorist organization by the United States, continues to operate with impunity, thanks to the Biden administration’s reluctance to confront Iran head-on.

The recent onslaught of over 300 drones and missiles launched directly by the Iranian military towards Israeli territory is a direct consequence of the Biden administration’s failure to take decisive action against Iran’s ballistic missile and drone programs. While Israel’s defense forces valiantly intercepted the vast majority of the incoming threats, the fact remains that these attacks could have been prevented if the Biden administration had shown the courage to stand up to Iran.

Moreover, the expiration of sanctions against Iran is not just a missed opportunity—it’s a damning indictment of the Biden administration’s foreign policy priorities. By prioritizing appeasement over accountability, the Biden administration has emboldened Iran and its proxies, allowing them to threaten the stability and security of the entire region.

Let’s not forget Hezbollah, Iran’s primary proxy and puppet, which is complicit in these heinous acts. Hezbollah serves as Tehran’s willing tool for spreading terror and chaos throughout the region, with its bloody fingerprints evident in conflicts from Lebanon to Syria and beyond.

In the face of Iran’s relentless aggression, Israel has once again borne the brunt of the violence. Yet, despite facing existential threats on multiple fronts, Israel remains steadfast in its commitment to defending its people and preserving peace in the face of adversity.

It is time for the international community to hold the Biden administration accountable for its failures and demand decisive action against Iran and its proxies. The United Nations Security Council must act swiftly to renew sanctions against Iran and cripple its ability to sow chaos and destruction.

In conclusion, the Biden administration’s inaction and appeasement have only emboldened Iran and its proxies, enabling them to carry out acts of terror and aggression with impunity. Now is the time for the world to stand in solidarity with Israel and confront the forces of darkness and tyranny threatening to engulf the region.


Israel to Approve a 4-Day Pause Deal for 50 Hostages

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