20 Easy Post-Apocalypse Life Hacks Any Survivor Can Do

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1. Only make one trip back from the community well.

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Use a hockey stick (or an old-fashioned regular stick) to loop sanitized milk jugs through. Sling over shoulders and you've enough drinking water to last your hut over a week!

2. For when the economy recovers, hide money in a phone case.

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Most likely a desperate and futile gesture, but pop the back of your cell phone case off and hide a twenty spot in there, just in case.

6. THEN brave the bees to keep water (or blood) off your shoes.

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Shoes are a precious commodity in the wasteland of America so keep them in good condition with these step-by-step instructions.

10. Then store the remainder on an old pizza box because no one likes tangled cords.

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A few cuts with a pair of scissors (or a knife if society has degraded far enough that scissors are a precious luxury) and you've got an Earth friendly rope holder.

14. Slather up with baby oil to delay inevitable frostbite.

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While not as good as gloves or just staying inside until spring, baby oil adds a thin layer of protection from the elements to keep you from chafing while foraging for supplies.

15. Keep West Nile and the plague at bay with a homemade mosquito trap.

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Speaking of spring, use brown sugar, yeast, hot water, and an empty two-liter to make a tempting mosquito deathtrap. Instructions here!

17. Convert keys into arrowheads, a far more effective home deterrent.

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Requiring more finesse than the toothpick canon but tremendously more effective. Follow the tutorial here and then make some dowel rod arrows to attach them too.

19. Or upcycle empty milk jugs to start a new life

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Get the hell out of Dodge, literally. Using PVC pipe, wooden rods, and empty milk cartons, sail off into the wild blue yonder using these step-by-step instructions.

20. Pop a top and catch a fish while you're on the water.

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While you float west, where surely everything is better and not a toxic wasteland (right?), snap off the end of a pop top and loop some thread through the hook for a fast fishing lure.