101 uses for a bread bag

101 Uses For is popular and let's hope it stays that way. Our second book is presently called 101 tips for self sufficiency; we will certainly dip into this section for ideas. So post away and let's try and get at least one thread up to 101.
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Post: #61478 the.fee.fairy
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:52 pm

98. put one in your bag to hold wet clothes/waterproofs when you're walking.
99. Keep one in your hiking sack to put dirty muddy, wet shoes in when you're camping.
100. keep balls of cotton wool in.
101. Put the crusts of bread in one in the freezer to keep to make bread pudding with

yeay! i got to 101!! Took a bit of brainpower mind you...

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Post: #61501 Millymollymandy
Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:30 am

Well that was quick!!! Bravo everyone! :cheers:

OK next subject...... :lol:

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Post: #61525 farmerdrea
Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:34 am

No! It was so quick that there must be more!!! :wink:

As freezer bags, they are brilliant, but keep out freezer burn best if you double bag the goods to be frozen (we use them for our homekill chooks and rabbits, and they are fine up to 6 months later - but we usually eat the meat long before that).

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Post: #61570 possum
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:50 pm

Well this is an actually tried and tested use that was frequently seen on the rivers in my younger canoeing days.
In winter cut the bottom open, and slit up the sides a cuple of inches, put paddle through, gaffa tape the bottom of the bag back up and you have a pair of very serviceable paddle mits.
They work pretty well believe me.
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Post: #61597 ina
Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:45 am

Millymollymandy wrote:Well that was quick!!! Bravo everyone! :cheers:


Wasn't this the first "101" we ever had?
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Post: #61599 Bonniegirl
Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:01 am

I haven't had a turn yet!

They make ideal little coats for poorly lambs or kids!

Cut out a hole for the head and holes for the legs and slip them on the lamb or kids, keeps them dry so they don't get cold!!

Make sure you change it every so often, cos they can sweat and they go mouldy!

Nuffin' worse than mouldy lambs!!
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Post: #61746 Millymollymandy
Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:48 am

I think the last two win the prize for the most original use of a bread bag! :cheers: :lol: :cheers:

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Post: #61747 Millymollymandy
Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:49 am

ina wrote:
Millymollymandy wrote:Well that was quick!!! Bravo everyone! :cheers:


Wasn't this the first "101" we ever had?


Yes I think so, but we are resurrecting ones to try to actually get to 101!!! See Andy's thread which I think is a sticky at the top of this section.

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Post: #61975 ina
Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:52 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:See Andy's thread which I think is a sticky at the top of this section.


Must have missed that... But I think we had the one for the lambs' coats before - I remember somebody saying they called the lambs the names on the jackets: Warburton, Mother's Pride, Value... :mrgreen: Can't be bothered to go through it all again now, though.
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Post: #69712 mrsflibble
Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:58 pm

dont know if this one has been said but cut into strips and plait together; like you would for a rag rug. make resulting plaits into bowls, baskets etc.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
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Re: 101 uses for a bread bag

Post: #251319 Hernaic Tom
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:43 pm

I have a new one!!

When clipping your toenails and fingernails, stick your hand/foot in a bread bag to stop nail clippings from flying all over the place. When finished, simply tip them from the bread bag into the bin...or compost!

I'm off to do so now!!!

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Post: #251371 Millymollymandy
Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:40 am

That's brilliant :cheers: but I bet I can't persuade my husband to do that. :( :lol:
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Post: #256238 sleepyowl
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:11 pm

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Re: 101 uses for a bread bag

Post: #257096 Hernaic Tom
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:50 pm

They're also useful for putting smelly rubbish in. You can tie it up, and seal the smells in, so you won't have to discard the bin bag as often if it isn't full up!


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