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  • multiple uses for items in your kit/bag.

    How many of you have multiple uses for one item and what are they mine are :

    Trash bags: besides the obvious, they can be a poncho, temporary shelter, a solar still, water container, waterproofing gear, or a makeshift gear bag.

    Dental floss: sewing thread, fishing line, lashing poles together.

    550 cord: anything is possible with paracord.

    duct tape: gear repair, shoe / boot repair, can be used to make a water container.

    What are some of your multi use items?

  • #2
    cotton balls in Vaseline

    magnifying glass

    Sharpie

    multi tool

    pen flare

    webbing
    Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
      cotton balls in Vaseline

      magnifying glass

      Sharpie

      multi tool

      pen flare

      webbing
      What is another use for vaseline cotton balls other than fire starting?

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      • #4
        in a hikers pack everything should be multiFUNctional, from the sliver of bar soap to the alcohol in his or hers stove.
        i am building a pack with this ideology,...how bout pack frame stiffeners that double as tent frame poles or versa vice?
        parachute that doubles as hammock as tent as tarp as ground cloth as sleeping bag .......
        victorinox swiss army knife{dont get outa bed without it}.
        how bout walking stick that triples into stool at the end of a long walk or possibly defends you with a 12 gauge bang-stick permanently attached to the end {FEDS require it to be permanent or it becomes a sbs}
        not the ultra lite package yet but am listening...
        redundants are very few but layers are many

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PT945 View Post
          What is another use for vaseline cotton balls other than fire starting?
          never been chafed?...actually...I like A&D better...it's medicated....and starts fires....good for rashes.
          Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
            never been chafed?...actually...I like A&D better...it's medicated....and starts fires....good for rashes.
            excellent idea on the a&d ointment, thanks.

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            • #7
              Various sizes of nails. Good as nails of course, arrow or spearheads, fishooks, sewing needle, spikes on various items, etc.
              SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE

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              • #8
                Wool socks-keep hands/feet warm, weapon(put a couple of rocks in), storage bag, tinder
                Sponge-collecting water, gauze
                cash(bills buy stuff, tinder(when its worthless)
                He who lives with the most toys, wins.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PT945 View Post

                  duct tape: gear repair, shoe / boot repair, can be used to make a water container.
                  Did you see the Myth Busters eppisode on Duct Tape?

                  I also carry rubberbands and a small roll of flagging tape.
                  A government that can give you everything you need is also strong enough to take it away!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mjbaker View Post
                    Did you see the Myth Busters eppisode on Duct Tape?

                    I also carry rubberbands and a small roll of flagging tape.
                    Have not seen the whole episode, did see the part were they made the bridge.

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                    • #11
                      They did make a bridge, but sadly you still can't stop a car with it. :)
                      A government that can give you everything you need is also strong enough to take it away!

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                      • #12
                        Don't forget the Bandana, or shemagh
                        There are practically novels written for their many uses.
                        The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

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                        • #13
                          How about a large flask of corn liquor: fire started, sanitizer, a little something to help numb the pain or boost the spirts.
                          When you have no choice, you have no fear!

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                          • #14
                            Swiss Army Knife (keychain)
                            Phenix Steel Rescue Knife (seatbelt cutter and windshield smash)
                            Survival Strap (16-20 feet of paracord wrapped into a bracelet)
                            Signal Mirror

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Grim_R556 View Post
                              Swiss Army Knife (keychain)
                              Phenix Steel Rescue Knife (seatbelt cutter and windshield smash)
                              Survival Strap (16-20 feet of paracord wrapped into a bracelet)
                              Signal Mirror
                              mirror....good one.....
                              Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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