Ultimate survival tips are nothing if you don’t have the right tools at your disposal. This ultimate survival guide will unveil every item you can make out of an empty pill bottle.
Ultimate Survival Tips: 9 Uses for an Empty Pill Bottle
1. Survival Kit
You can put anything you want in your survival kit as long as it fits without damaging any other components. The bigger your pill bottle, the more stuff you can put in your survival kit. While it’s not a full-fledged bug-out bag, what you put in your pill bottle can help you in emergencies. Remember, knowledge is your ultimate survival tool – everything else is just helpful!
As shown above, the list of items for this particular pill bottle survival kit includes:
- Pill Bottle
- Birthday Candles
- Fire Straws
- Mini Red Finger Flashlight
- Index Card
- Safety Pins
- Dental Floss
- Neosporin Straws
- Allergy Medication
- Cotton Balls
- Alcohol Wipes
- Aluminum Foil
Further details and instructions can be found here.
2. First Aid Kit
Here, we’re going to zoom in on medicines you must add to your pill bottle. You can’t afford to go out with a fresh wound since it will likely get infected. Also, bring needle and thread in case you get a deep cut. Stack it with the following items:
- Alcohol prep pad
- Iodine prep pad
- Non-aspirin pain relievers
3. Sewing Kit
These decorated pill bottles can turn your never-ending search for a particular crafting item into short work. This survival guide should help you make a well-rounded sewing kit.
4. Waterproof Money Container
Regardless how precarious the situation is, you will always need to take some money with you. Unless it’s a zombie apocalypse or something even worse, be sure you have some dry money with you.
Supplies you’ll need:
- A pill bottle
- E-6000 glue
- Goo Gone
- A nylon cord
- A drill or a large screw
A pill bottle has the perfect shape and size for hiding a spare key. To help it blend a little more, glue a rock on top of the bottle. Bury the bottle in a hidden spot with the rock showing to help you find the bottle when you need to retrieve it. Click here to read more.
6. Ammo Storage
Keep your ammo in a pill bottle to prevent it from getting wet. This will also keep it together in one place rather than loose in your pocket or jingling around at the bottom of your BOB. Read more here.
7. Battery Storage
Place batteries inside for cool, dry storage and easy access when needed. It’s always a plus to have an alternative source of energy outside your solar-powered equipment.
8. Seed Collecting and Storage
An empty pill bottle makes a good seed storage. Survivalists store different seed variants in case there’s a shortage in their food supply. For starters, here are the easiest vegetables to grow:
9. Pill Bottle Fire Starter
This is a fun and easy project to do with your kids. It’s also a useful survival skill. This item is also a great alternative if other fire-starting methods aren’t available. Click here for the tutorial.
Watch this video by kipkay to learn how to make the most affordable pill bottle survival kit:
This item may not appeal as a necessity in survival situation before, but it sure does now. Its portability and versatility make it a great addition to your inventory. Be sure to keep an eye on some empty pill bottles at home as they may come in handy in the future.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.