Coffee filters are ubiquitous. They are inexpensive, light weight and readily available. Heck, you can purchase coffee filters at the Dollar store, Amazon Costco, the corner grocery and even on EBay.
Now I will be first to admit that there are a lot of lists floating around with suggested uses for coffee filters but most include all kinds of uses that are nice, but irrelevant to the prepper. After all, if you are in experiencing hard times, or a survival situation, do you really care about preventing your fine china from chipping?
Today I list 29 reasons why you should include coffee filters in your survival kit and preparedness pantry.
29 USES OF COFFEE FILTERS FOR SURVIVAL
1. Substitute rag or paper towel
2. Keeping insects away from food
3. Pre-filter collected water
4. Make a disposable plate or bowl
5. Keep small hardware items organized
6. Keep your specs spotlessly clean
7. Protect your cast iron skillets from rust
8. Emergency toilet paper
9. Pet pooper scoopers
10. Keep potting soil where it belongs – in the pot
11. Make an air freshener
12. Make a cold compress
13. Make a bandage
14. Trap cooking grease
15. Make an instant funnel
16. Make an herbal tea
17. Flavor your sun tea
18. Use as a filter for fresh juices
19. Spot clean clothing
20. Sprout seeds for consuming
21. Sprout garden seeds
22. Store garden seeds between seasons
23. Keep glass surfaces clean
24. Keep fresh produce crisp and dry in your cooler
25. Make a portable food wrapper
26. Strain soup stock and broths
27. Make a Bouquet Garni
28. Make coffee!
29. Bonus item: Make dryer sheets
THE FINAL WORD
My inspiration for this article was finding myself without a bowl for Tucker the Dog’s food while traveling home from my recent visit to the Seattle area. I just happened to have a coffee filter in my glove box – the perfect makeshift bowl.
I had a long drive so that go me thinking – what a great pooper scooper!
When I got home, I started thinking of other uses – some I found on the internet and just sort of came to me. What about you? Do you have some unique uses of coffee filters in a survival situation?