8 Survival Uses for Cheesecloth

Cheesecloth is available in a number of grades ranging from loose to extra-fine weave. Grades are distinguished by the number of threads per inch in each direction.

The grades range from #10 to #90 with 10 being the loose grade and 90 being a tight weave. The # 10 grade, for example, has 20 vertical and 12 horizontal threads per inch, while, #90 has 44 vertical and 36 horizontal threads per inch. The other grades fall somewhere in between.

The uses are only limited by your imagination. However, this article will concentrate on survival/emergency uses.

1.) Water Filtration

When purchasing cheesecloth specifically for water filtration you would want the finest weave available to filter out the micro particles. However, any grade will work with varying results. To be effective you would want to use a filtering device with multiple filtering mediums.

The cloth would be placed in a container with a…

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