Easy Tricks for Surviving the End of the World

May 28, 2015

(photos from Warner Bros. Entertainment and Creek Stewart)

If the world suffers a major catastrophe — like in the new movie San Andreas — your best weapons for survival are imagination and innovation. The folks at Outside have come up with some amazing ways to turn household items into life-saving tools.

Could a can of tuna light your fire? A scaly sea creature might not seem like an ideal source of light, but it can easily become more than meets the eye. Simply stab a hole into the can, use a piece of newspaper as a wick, and the oils will give you light for nearly two hours.

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Here’s another easy one for easy light: Use a tube of chapstick for a candle and a tampon string for the wick. It won’t be a huge flame, but it could provide the extra degrees of heat to prevent hypothermia in a winter storm. The uber flammable fibers of a tampon could be the difference between a cold, dark and hungry night in the woods and a fireside camp.

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What if you don’t have a match or lighter to ignite these flames in the midst of a catastrophe? You could scrounge up a battery and short circuit it with the foil packaging of Doublemint gum.

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At Ernest we turn to innovation for the sake of finding the optimal packaging solution with the the least amount of waste and at the best possible value—our survival depends on it. We’re constantly finding new, innovative ways to use materials — like we did with our cardboard surfboard!

If you’re looking for more than just survival in your business, rely on real innovators. Contact Ernest Packaging Solutions today to fire up your next packaging project.