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    Actual prepping related question

    So I realized that I throw away a ton of milk cartons (gallon milk jugs) and thought to myself, these have to be useful. So I thought it would be an interesting discussion for the community. How do you use your empty milk cartons? In the past I;ve used them to store old motor oil and dispose of it. I've thought about cutting the tops off and using them as a planter box of some kind. But other than that...there got to be something creative we can use them for. So how about PF, any ideas?
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    I use them around the base of smaller fruit trees to keep the weed wacker and critters that chew away.
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    Make sure they are completely clean and dry inside, the use it to store uncooked rice. Once filled, you can use waterproof packing tape to further seal them. Can be used this way for other food stuffs also.
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    Be careful about using them for water or food. They must be completely clean and it's hard to do. If you don't get them clean, the milk residue will become a bacterial growth.

    Cut the bottom out and it makes a good scoop with handle attached and the screw cap spout makes a funnel for controlled dispensing.
    We use about 30 of them filled with water, as weights to hold a swimming pool cover in place.
    I guess you could use them as planters too. That's all I got.
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    I fill them with water to use for watering plants or flushing toilets when the power goes out.
    When the water gets stale or I get bored I shoot them to watch the splash or to test my current bullet expansion and penetration
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    I use them as a cone to hold the roosters when I kill them.
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    I do use them for temporary water storage. They get cleaned out, then filled with a bleach solution and left to sit overnight. We have never had any issue with anything left on or in the jug. There is a tendency for some brands to develope small leaks. You get to recognize these jugs and just pitch/recycle them.
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    They blow up REALLY good. I use them for targets, fill them with water then BOOM. Works great you can put them at various distances, then work back & forth between long & short. Instant feedback that you hit.
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    Nearly fill with water and use them to take up extra freezer space. You have clean water (ice) and if power goes down freezer stays cold many days.

    Cut a window in the side and dill two holes to to squwer the jug with a stick. Now you have a bird feeder you don't care if the bears run away with.

    I have used them to store water but prefer something more durable and/or bigger.
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