Paper Plates as a Survival Tool?
Originally published on Hank’s site Sensible Survival.
I am all about recycling and reusing stuff. I try to avoid buying things that are designed to be thrown away. But I make one serious exception to this rule, and that is that I keep a good supply of paper plates, Styrofoam bowls, plastic cups, and plastic tableware. Now these items are not for any kind of long-term, end of the world as we know it type of survival scenario. My paper plates are for short term emergencies, like when there is an ice storm and the power is out for two or three days.
If you don’t have paper plates during one of these short term emergencies you have, basically, just three choices about dishes:
Choice 1 – You use your dishes and pile them in the sink and hope that the power comes back on before you run out of dishes. When the power does come back on you will be faced with a sink full of dirty dishes, covered in dried out food, that have to be washed.