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5 Ingenious Survival Uses For Plastic Straws

Do you know the various survival uses for plastic straws? Most preppers don’t!

Most people have at least a few plastic straws roaming around their kitchen.

And why not? They’re bendy, portable, and great for sipping on soda or refreshing iced tea.

However, it turns out these plastic straws are good for WAY more than just blowing bubbles in your drink. And once you discover all their uses, you’ll be stocking up on these bad boys ASAP.

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5 Ingenious Survival Uses For Plastic Straws

Contain Your Spices + Instructions On Closing Up Straws With A Waterproof Seal

Most preppers don’t think about carrying seasonings with them when SHTF. However, these little spices can really amplify the flavor of your food – which can simultaneously boost morale  and encourage you to get more of the nutrition you need.

You don’t have to lug around a hefty spice rack, either. All it takes is some plastic straws and a bit of imagination, and in no time you’ll have a featherweight spice assortment to draw from at every meal.

Basically, each spice will fit into a straw, so first measure out on the straw how long you want it to be (aka how much you want to store). Snip off the rest, and set the remaining straw aside.

Then, using pliers, pinch one end of the straw about 1/8 inch from the top. Still clamping down with one hand, use the other hand to ignite a lighter, and graze the flame over that clamped down end of the straw. This will cause the plastic tip to melt together, ultimately closing it.

Once the plastic has all melted together, take your pliers and pinch down on that melted bit to shut it off completely. This will now create a waterproof, sealed container that’s great for storing spices.

Pour in your favorite versatile spice (i.e: cinnamon, garlic, salt, pepper, garlic salt, etc). Now use the same method as above to seal off the other hand. Now use a sharpie to label the straw with whatever spice is inside. Before you know it you’ll have an entire pantry’s worth of spices in your bug out bag – without the extra weight!

Carry Meds

Medicine can easily save your life in a crisis. However, carrying it around can be dangerous, let alone a hassle.

Thankfully, you can simply cut open a plastic straw, seal off the end (as shown in the 1st survival use) and store your pills in there.

Just be sure to label them – you don’t want a mixup!

Store First-Aid Equipment

Straws provide waterproof storage systems that are super compact and lightweight. That makes these great for holding first-aid supplies, such as antibiotic ointment, burn cream, and more. This way you can have all your first-aid essentials, without adding the extra bulk or weight.

Keep Your Teeth Clean

Mouthwash is excellent for fighting off gingivitis and keeping your teeth/gums healthy. However, the large containers can be cumbersome, and they can accidentally leak in your bag if the lid unscrews.

Thankfully, you can pour some into a straw (or multiple straws if you want individual ones for daily use). Simply close off one end of the straw (instructions shown in the 1st survival use listed). Then soak up some mouthwash into an eyedropper, and then transport it into the open straw. Seal off the end, label the straw, and you’re good to go.

Rustle Up Some Grub

Fishing equipment (at least the necessary stuff) often consists of fragile, small, easy to lose objects. Thankfully, by storing them in plastic straws, you have a lightweight, compact and easy-to-store case that’s always ready for action.

BONUS: Start A Fire

Here’s one of the coolest survival uses for plastic straws. By storing tinder in them (and then creating that waterproof seal we talked about) you can have a waterproof fire starter case that’s ready to go at a moment’s notice.

Cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly often work great for this use. Pull apart these jelly-soaked cotton pieces, and rub them between your fingers in order to turn them into a long tube shape. Then use a match (or other thin, long object) to push the cotton into the straw. Seal up the other end, and we’re good to go.

When you’re needing a fire, you’ve now got a couple options. For one, you can cut open one end of the straw and set the whole thing ablaze. However, if you’re feeling thrifty, you can simply remove a little bit of tinder at a time and seal it back up after every use.

 BONUS #2: Even More Survival Uses For Plastic Straws

Want more ideas on how to put these mini survival tools to the test? Check out the video below for more even more survival uses for plastic straws.

Know of a cool “plastic straw hack” we didn’t include? Let us (and other preppers) know about it in the comments.


Majority of Job Growth Since 2019 Has Gone to Migrant Invaders


The majority of job growth in the United States since 2019 has gone to newly arrived migrants, while working-class American men continue to fall out of the labor force, an alarming analysis reveals.

Steven Camarota at the Center for Immigration Studies published this analysis, showcasing the devastating impact of President Joe Biden’s agenda to expand the labor market through mass immigration. Instead of focusing on getting Americans back to work, Biden’s policies have overwhelmingly favored migrants, both legal and illegal, at the expense of American workers.

Since 2019, before the Chinese coronavirus pandemic disrupted the economy, about 75 percent of all U.S. job growth has been attributed to newly arrived migrants. In stark contrast, fewer than one million Americans have joined the workforce during the same period. This betrayal of American workers is nothing short of scandalous.

“The government’s household survey shows that there were only 971,000 more U.S.-born Americans employed in May 2024 compared to May 2019 prior to the pandemic, while the number of employed immigrants has increased by 3.2 million,” Camarota writes. This stark disparity highlights the Biden Administration’s prioritization of foreign workers over American citizens.

Meanwhile, labor participation among working-class American men continues to decline dramatically. For American men in the prime age range of 25 to 54 years old with only a high school diploma, labor participation has plummeted from 95.7 percent in 1960 to a shocking 81.6 percent in 2024. Similarly, for those without a bachelor’s degree, labor participation fell from 95.8 percent in 1960 to a dismal 84.8 percent in 2024. Across all education levels, labor participation for prime-age American men has dropped nearly eight percentage points over 64 years, a clear sign of systemic neglect and failure.

Camarota emphasizes, “The labor force participation rate — the share working or looking for work — has declined dramatically among U.S.-born men since the 1960s, particularly for those without a bachelor’s degree. While labor force participation among these groups has roughly returned to pre-pandemic levels, the rate in 2024 remains at or near historical lows relative to other peaks in the business cycle. This is true even for U.S.-born men who are in the ‘prime’ 25-54 age range for working.” The administration’s disregard for these alarming statistics is both irresponsible and outrageous.

For years, the decline in labor participation among American men has been well-documented, yet the Biden Administration continues to prioritize the influx of newly arrived migrants, who are quickly awarded work permits after being released into the U.S. interior. Since 2023 alone, nearly 300,000 native-born Americans have fallen out of the workforce, while about 637,000 migrants have been added. This blatant disregard for American workers is unacceptable.

Biden’s policies have driven the foreign-born population to unprecedented heights. Today, the foreign-born population stands at a staggering 51.6 million — the largest ever recorded in American history. This means roughly three in 19 people living in the U.S. were born in a foreign country, a statistic that underscores the significant and troubling shift in the American labor market under the current administration. This is a clear indicator of the Biden Administration’s betrayal of American workers and its commitment to prioritizing foreign interests over those of its own citizens.



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GUILTY: Hunter Biden Convicted on All Counts


In a significant blow to the Biden Administration, a federal jury has convicted Hunter Biden on all three federal felony gun charges he faced. This conviction underscores the corruption and lawlessness that many believe epitomize the Biden family.

Hunter Biden’s conviction is historic, marking the first time an immediate family member of a sitting president has been found guilty of a crime during their father’s term in office. The jury, deliberating for less than three hours, returned guilty verdicts on all charges related to a revolver Hunter Biden purchased in October 2018 at a Delaware gun shop.

The charges against Hunter Biden include two counts of lying about his drug use on a federal background check form and one count of possessing a gun while addicted to, or using, illegal drugs. Sentencing is typically set for 120 days following a verdict, and Hunter Biden could face up to 25 years in prison and a fine of $750,000. However, as a first-time offender, it is likely that his sentence will be far less severe, sparking concerns of preferential treatment.

Following the verdict, Hunter Biden expressed gratitude for his family’s support rather than addressing the gravity of his conviction. His attorney, Abbe Lowell, announced that they would continue to “vigorously pursue all the legal challenges available to Hunter,” displaying a defiant attitude despite the jury’s decision.

President Joe Biden, in a statement, reiterated his role as a supportive father rather than addressing the implications of his son’s criminal actions. “As I said last week, I am the President, but I am also a Dad. Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today,” he said, choosing to focus on familial bonds over accountability.

Special Counsel David Weiss emphasized that the case was about the “illegal choices” Hunter Biden made while using drugs, underscoring that no one is above the law. His comments highlighted the severity of Hunter Biden’s actions, contrary to the sympathetic narrative often promoted by the Biden Administration.

Inside the jury room, deliberations revealed an initial split among jurors. However, after thorough discussions of each crime’s elements, they reached a unanimous verdict. Some jurors felt they had no choice but to find Hunter Biden guilty, with one describing the case as a waste of taxpayer dollars—a sentiment that resonates with many critics of the administration.

Despite the serious nature of the crimes, some jurors expressed sympathy for Hunter Biden, focusing on the evidence rather than his lifestyle. This perspective further fuels the narrative of leniency and misplaced compassion often seen in cases involving politically connected individuals.

In a public display of support, President Joe Biden was seen hugging his son Hunter upon arriving at the Delaware Air National Guard Base, mere hours after the guilty verdict was announced. This embrace, captured on video, underscores the President’s unwavering support for his embattled son, even as public trust in his administration continues to erode.

Senate Republicans were quick to react, asserting that the guilty verdict shows the justice system worked, despite persistent claims of selective prosecution. Senators John Thune, Rick Scott, and Josh Hawley emphasized that the case against Hunter Biden followed existing law, in stark contrast to what they see as politically motivated charges against former President Donald Trump. This highlights the perceived double standards within the justice system under the Biden Administration.

A juror later revealed that the jury focused on evidence, not Hunter Biden’s lifestyle, during deliberations. This approach, while legally sound, does little to quell public outrage over the apparent disparity in how justice is administered to those with political connections.

In conclusion, Hunter Biden’s conviction is a stark reminder of the corruption and legal breaches rampant within the Biden family. The President’s continued support for his son, coupled with the leniency of the justice system, only serves to deepen public disillusionment with the current administration.


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Israeli Forces Rescue Hostages from Hamas Terrorists in Dramatic Operation


On Monday, Israeli forces released dramatic video footage showing the daring rescue of four hostages held by Hamas terrorists in Gaza over the weekend. This footage, captured from helmet cameras of Yamam and Shin Bet’s operational units, as well as Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers, showcases the meticulous and courageous efforts in Nuseirat, a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.

In a simultaneous operation at two locations, Yamam and Shin Bet operatives engaged in combat with Hamas terrorists to rescue the hostages. Noa Argamani, 26, was rescued at one site, while Shlomi Ziv, 41, Andrey Kozlov, 27, and Almog Meir Jan, 22, were freed from another location.

Footage obtained by Fox News Digital shows Yamam officers and Shin Bet operatives storming the location where Ziv, Kozlov, and Jan were held. They are later seen boarding a helicopter, being flown back to Israel to safety.

All four hostages were abducted from a desert rave near the border during Hamas’s brutal and unprovoked assault on Israel on October 7. This rescue operation was part of a broader Israeli air and ground offensive in central Gaza, which health officials claim resulted in the deaths of 274 Palestinians. This comes at a critical juncture in the eight-month conflict as Israel and Hamas weigh a U.S. proposal for a cease-fire and the release of the remaining captives.

Hamas and other militants killed approximately 1,200 people in the October 7 attack and captured around 250 others, including men, women, children, and older adults. Since then, the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza claims nearly 37,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s ground offensive. It is important to note that Hamas does not distinguish between fighters and civilians in its reports.

Israel has contested these figures, emphasizing that its soldiers are specifically targeting Hamas terrorists who deliberately operate within dense urban areas, using civilians as human shields.

More than 100 captives, mostly women and children, were freed in exchange for Palestinians imprisoned by Israel during a weeklong cease-fire in November.

Israeli authorities estimate that Hamas is still holding around 120 hostages, with 43 pronounced dead. The remaining survivors include about 15 women, two children under the age of 5, and two men in their 80s.

This heroic rescue operation underscores the ongoing struggle against Hamas’s brutal tactics and the lengths to which Israeli forces will go to protect and rescue their citizens.

Vice President Kamala Harris mourned the death of the Hamas members killed in the raid.


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