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19 Survival Uses For Coffee Filters

survival uses for coffee filters

Many preppers have no idea how many survival uses for coffee filters there are. And this is a huge shame, considering how useful these can be in a crisis.

Believe it or not, coffee filters are good for a lot more than just straining out the grounds in that morning cup of java.

And, once you realize how incredibly versatile this survival tool is, you’ll be stuffing them in your survival kit, go-bag and emergency kit to prepare for an upcoming disaster.

To help you get ready for an emergency, you’ll want to know about these…

19 Survival Uses For Coffee Filters

Dryer Sheets

Want a DIY dryer sheet? Simply pour white vinegar onto multiple coffee filters, as well as a few drops of a good smelling essential oil on each one. Then use these as dryer sheets in your next few loads of laundry.

Seasoning Packets

Seasoning packets are an essential survival supply that can help bring “a bit of home” to your meal. And with the help of coffee filters, making your own seasoning packets is a breeze.

Pour your favorite spice into a filter. Then use string to close up the top. Label the outside, and you’ve got delicious flavorings to add to soups, meats, and more in an emergency.

Breakfast Juice

Want to make your daily orange juice taste even better when SHTF? Use a coffee filter to help filter out the pulp and seeds. Delicious!

Stop The Blood

If you cut yourself in a crisis, you’ll need to stop the bleeding fast. Press a coffee filter against the wound to help soak up the blood.

Collect Snacks

Coffee filters are an ideal food storage tool since they’re cheap, lightweight and save on space. Store snacks like goldfish, dried fruit and more in these. (They’re also great for portion control and rationing out your food supply!).

Clean Windows

If you’ve got dingy windows (but don’t have paper towels) you can use a coffee filter to help that glass sparkle. Keep in mind coffee filters aren’t just great for windows –  you can use them as a makeshift rag for other cleaning as well.

Stop The Rust

Rust can be a real killer – which is why it’s important to nip it in the bud as early as possible.

You can do this with coffee filters – just place these onto your tools, pots & pans, etc after washing. The filter will help soak up the excess water, and help prevent the accumulation of rust buildup.

Keep The Bugs Off

Bugs (like mosquitos and flies) are annoying – especially when you’re trying to peacefully eat your meal.

Keep the bugs at bay by covering your food with coffee filters when you’re mid-bite. This will keep the bugs off your food (and can help prevent the spread of disease).

Organize Your Odds & Ends

Few things are more aggravating than losing a nail, screw, pen, etc. in the midst of an important project.

Thankfully, you can use coffee filters to separate and organize these compact tools. Not to mention, you can tie off the top of each filter so those nails, screws, etc. stay in place and out of the way until you need them.

Lighten Up Your Meals

Greasy food may be delicious, but it’s also pretty terrible for your heart and arteries. Lighten up your meal by sopping up the grease with coffee filters. Slip the paper under the food, as well as on top. Then lightly press on the filters to help them soak up the excess fat.

Start A Survival Garden

Starting a garden? Add your favorite fruit, veggie and herb seeds to a coffee filter. Add a little soil and sprinkle in some water. This will help your seeds to sprout before planting them in their permanent home.

You can also use coffee filters to just store the seeds by themselves in between planting seasons. This keeps them organized and out of the way until you need them.

Headache Relief

Need to lessen your headache? Soak coffee filters in cold water and then freeze them. Once frozen, apply to your forehead to use as a cooling compress.

Reduce Eye Puffiness

If your eyes hurt and become puffy, you can use coffee filters to help them feel better. Soak some coffee filters in brewed tea, and then put them in the fridge. Once chilled, close your eyes and apply the filters to help reduce the puffiness.

Water Filtration

Need some filtered water? Here’s a method – put a coffee filter in the mouth of a cup. Then pour dirty water in, and let the large debris (twigs, dirt, etc) filter out. Make sure to boil the water afterward for at least 3 minutes to ensure it’s safe to drink.

Clear Your Vision

Dirty glasses can be a huge pain – especially in a crisis. To clean them off, dip a coffee filter in cold water and rub the filter on your glasses. These will clean your glasses (without adding lint like paper towels/kleenex tend to do). You can also use this method for cleaning off tablets, phones and more.

Toilet Paper Substitute

If you run out of T.P. you can use coffee filters as a substitute. And, if you open the filter and put your hand inside before using, this can help ensure your hands stay clean.

Remove Odors

Let’s face it – nobody is going to be smelling like a rose when SHTF. However, you can absorb some of those odors with the use of coffee filters. Pour baking soda in the filter, tie off the top, and then throw it into whatever smells (clothing, bug-out bag, shoes, etc). The baking soda will help absorb those odors, allowing you to breathe more easily.


Need to transfer liquids? You can use a coffee filter as a funnel. Just close it, cut off the tip and you’re good to go.

Stain Remover

Rather than attempting to wash your entire shirt, pair of pants, etc. you can utilize some simple stain removal with the help of a coffee filter.

BONUS: Even More Survival Uses

We may have covered 19 survival uses for coffee filters, but the truth is this article is just skimming the surface. So, to give you more ideas, we’ve included this video with a few more!

(Know of a use that we missed? Let us (and your fellow preppers) know in the comments below!).




( – Joe Biden has decided not to run for reelection.

On Sunday afternoon, Biden declared his plan and promised to provide further details shortly.

“It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as your President,” Biden’s statement read. “And while it has been my intention to seek reelection, I believe it is in the best interest of my party and the country for me to stand down and to focus solely on fulfilling my duties as President for the remainder of my term.”

Although Vice President Kamala Harris was expressly endorsed as his successor, he congratulated her in his statement for “being an extraordinary partner in all this work.”

But Biden later gave “my full support and endorsement for Kamala to be the nominee of our party this year” in a statement uploaded on X.

Then, in a powerful message to Democrats, Biden urged them to unite and defeat Trump, emphasizing the importance of collective action in the upcoming election.

Do you believe VP Kamala Harris will be the 2024 Democratic presidential nominee?

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9 Secret Service Failures that Led to Trump Almost Being Assassinated

9 Secret Service Failures that Led to Trump Almost Being Assassinated

( – This past Saturday, during a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, former President Donald Trump came dangerously close to being assassinated in what is believed to be the biggest Secret Service blunder in forty years.

The fact remains that the organization tasked with defending Trump was unable to prevent the gunman, 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks, from setting up shop less than 500 feet away, killing Corey Comperatore, a 50-year-old volunteer fire chief, and hitting President Trump in the ear.

Numerous investigations are in progress, but there have been few replies yet. Kimberly Cheatle, the director of the Secret Service, is scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

The following nine significant security lapses by the Secret Service that we are now aware of require attention:

1. There was an apparent security concern from the rooftop from where Crooks fired shots at Trump. According to NBC News, the Secret Service had recognized the rooftop as a possible point of vulnerability in the days leading up to the rally.

Why was the building given to local law enforcement and not included in the Secret Service’s inside perimeter? Why wasn’t the building’s perimeter secured? How did rally participants see Crooks ascending to the rooftop and positioning himself before the police could stop him?

When did the Secret Service’s counter-sniper teams learn about him, and why weren’t any of them designated to keep an eye on the rooftop?

2. The Secret Service allowed local police enforcement to be housed inside the structure instead of outside on the roof. According to Cheatle, the choice was to house local law enforcement inside the structure instead of on top of it.

She asserted that the roof’s “slope” was a “safety factor” in the decision. Dan Bongino, a podcast presenter and former Secret Service agent, has dubbed that “bullsh-t.”

In his July 18, 2024, podcast episode, Bongino stated that he had heard from sources that local police snipers were placed inside because they were pitted against counter-snipers and thought they could accomplish the task from the building’s second story.

This raises the question: Why weren’t counter-snipers on the rooftop watching for would-be snipers?

3. The building’s exterior was not secure, which gave Crooks access to the rooftop. Who was guarding the building from the outside or the rooftop from below, even if local police snipers were not stationed on the rooftop?

Did local law enforcement officers have a watch duty at the building? The Washington Post stated that although the agency had planned ahead, local police had informed the Secret Service before Saturday that they did not have the means to place a patrol car and officer outside the facility.

Why didn’t the Secret Service devise a backup strategy? How did Crooks manage to go to the top unhindered and get a direct line of sight with Trump?

4. About three hours before Trump spoke, at around 3 p.m., local law police noticed Crooks near a magnetometer with a range finder. After that, they lost sight of him. Why hadn’t law enforcement or the Secret Service questioned or followed him earlier?

CNN reports that Crooks caused a stir when he passed past magnetometers erected to check participants for the presence of a range finder. This device resembles a tiny pair of binoculars and is frequently used by the military or hunters to locate targets.

According to Bongino, there is disagreement over whether he used magnetometers in real life. Nevertheless, he was supposedly seen close to them.

The questions are: Who saw Crooks using the range finder, and who was informed of the sighting? Why wasn’t he followed up with or questioned at that point?

5. Crooks was not stopped or questioned even though local law enforcement officers reportedly saw him about an hour before Trump was scheduled to speak.

They saw him hanging outside the building, scoping the rooftop, returning with a backpack, and pulling out a range finder. They reported him to a command center.

It is unclear to whom Crooks was reported, whether the Secret Service knew about him then, and why he was not apprehended or questioned in light of his suspicious activity.

How was he permitted to ascend onto the rooftop without being stopped if he was under the notice of the Secret Service or local law enforcement?

6. About 20 minutes before Trump entered the stage, at 5:52 p.m., the Secret Service allegedly saw Crooks on the rooftop. Despite this, the agency did not prevent Trump from taking the platform.

At 5:52 p.m., ABC News reported he was spotted on the rooftop by Secret Service snipers. Why was Trump permitted to speak on stage even though?

When a local police officer observed Crooks on the rooftop sometime around 6:02 p.m., it was said that he pointed his gun at him, which caused him to tumble back down and hurt himself.

Were the Secret Service snipers present when this occurred, and if so, why were they inactive at that time?

7. The Secret Service snipers did nothing before Crooks fired at Trump, even though he had drawn his gun and positioned himself to shoot him.

Why wasn’t he neutralized before he could shoot Trump, even after the Secret Service recognized him as a threat and after he took out a gun and took up position?

Why was there an 11-second delay between Crooks’ initial shot at Trump and the Secret Service snipers’ fatal shot, assuming they had seen him at 5:52 p.m.?

8. Trump arrived on stage at 6:02 p.m., and for ten minutes, no action was taken to remove him from the platform until Crooks was able to open fire on him at 6:12 p.m.

Why wasn’t Trump removed from the stage, even if Secret Service snipers saw Crooks on the rooftop and were unsure of what to do?

Who decided not to try to remove him, and was there an attempt to do so?

9. No drone monitoring was conducted during the event, which would have allowed law police to catch Crooks scaling the rooftop earlier.

Despite the Secret Service’s capacity to request drone monitoring, Bongino claims no drone was used to record the event.

Was that capability requested by the Secret Service? If yes, who disputed it and to what extent?

On Monday, Cheatle—who has acknowledged that she has no plans to retire despite receiving calls for her resignation—will have many questions to respond to.

Should the Secret Service Director be immediately fired?

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( – Over the past eight years, leftists who have called for violence against President Trump and his followers have become all too familiar to us.

Now that an attempt on Trump’s life was foiled at his Pennsylvania rally the previous weekend, we must give these unlawful threats against the former president and his allies more careful thought.

A well-known far-left live streamer named Destiny—a man with a female name—went on a hateful rampage against the late Trump supporter Corey Comperatore during the past week after Comperatore was struck by a bullet that was accidentally fired at the president.

It didn’t take long for blue-haired lefties like Destiny to start joyfully celebrating the death of a Trump fan while lamenting the fact that the assassin didn’t manage to kill the former president.

His words promoting violence led to his (supposedly) demonetization on X, and he was also temporarily suspended from, a well-known streaming service, for making the same heinous statements.

Many conservatives supported Destiny’s right to make such remarks as an example of the First Amendment.

But Destiny changed his tone during the RNC, going from endorsing violence to openly endorsing political assassinations.


After facing a series of personal challenges, including a highly publicized divorce, Destiny suffered a dramatic meltdown.

During an impromptu interview with The Gateway Pundit journalist Elijah Schaffer during the RNC in Milwaukee, WI, the host of The Young Turks, Ana Kasparian, went out of her way to denounce these remarks even though some conservatives were quick to accuse all liberals of thinking the same way.

It’s alarming to see someone with Destiny’s level of popularity advocating for political violence. However, it’s heartening to see progressive colleagues like Ana Kasparian criticize him for his deplorable remarks and serve as a reminder that, occasionally, people have public breakdowns.

Should far-left liberals promoting violence, like Destiny, be immediately de-platformed and demonetized?

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