Would you believe that a little rubber tube could save your life?

The survival uses for rubber tubing don’t fall short in the “should I pack this” category.

This little tube has enough multi-function capability to help you in a crisis, be your best friend, and go to the movies with you to see the newest survival movie.

It definitely deserves a spot in your emergency first-aid kit.

Where To Get It

If you’re wondering where you can get this type of tube, here are some suggestions.

  1. Your Water Filtration System. Many hand pump water filter systems have a rubber tube as a part of the system. You can take that off to use.
  2. Walmart. Walmart has a section of rubber tubing. You can get a visual of them here.
  3. Home Depot. Home Depot, of course, has some latex rubber tubing. You can see it here.
  4. Amazon. Or if you prefer online, Amazon has some tubing here.

4 Survival Uses For Rubber Tubing

Now for how you can use a rubber tube. Let’s start the list.


Need an improvised emergency tourniquet in the wilderness? A rubber tube makes a near perfect tourniquet until you reach your bug-out location.

Siphon Water

A rubber tube is perfect for reaching water In places you can’t.

Found a natural fresh water source? Excellent, but there’s one problem. You can’t reach it.

Use the rubber tube to reach the water. As long as the tube is at least 24 inches long, it should be long enough to reach a water source that you can’t.

Siphon Fuel

Use it to siphon fuel from out of a vehicle.

This video from Aussi Overlanders shows you how to siphon fuel from a car the right way. 


Hope you enjoyed these survival hacks with tubing. Now that you know a few of the survival uses for rubber tubing, you’ll be able to take advantage of its capabilities when in a crisis.

Use it to purify water.

Pack it in your first aid kit and use it for medical emergencies.

To see more survival uses for everyday items, go to the Ultimate Survival Hacks Guide here.

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