Survival Kit Item – Plastic Tubing

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Four Feet of Clear Plastic Tubing

Plastic Tubing can be extremely useful in desert survival. It’s a good idea to carry a few feet of clear surgical plastic tubing with you in your survival kit. It can come in handy when trying to find water in the desert.

Dry Riverbeds can contain water just beneath the surface. To get to the water you’ll need some plastic tubing. The tubing will help you get down deep enough to suck up the water.

Just make sure the tubing is not to large in diameter. The opening should be around the size of a regular straw. Any bigger and it will make it hard to suck up the water.


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  1. jay cee says:

    I always carry small sponges with fine holes (small) too, to collect dew, or small collections of water which can be squeezed into a container, which i cover with fine mesh to filter,then purified if necessary. Sometimes a tube cannot do it but a sponge will.

    • Joe G says:

      Great idea Jay Cee. Had not thought of that.

    • ray says:

      Very good idea!

  2. royce says:

    tubing can be used with para cord run through it for slings and snares.I keep a couple of hundred feet with a back-flow preventor in case i need to get water from a well.

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