Every Day Items

Shoe Laces

Your shoelaces can serve so many purposes. Just to name a few you can use your shoelaces to climb by tying your shoelaces together while wearing your shoes, use shoelaces as fishing line, tie sticks together to make a to make a splintand use shoelaces to make fire with the bow-and-drill method, to make traps, to help construct …

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Safety Pin

A safety pin is a simple metallic or plastic device consisting of a length of wire coiled at its center to create a spring effect, sharpened to a point on one end, and containing a clasp of the other end to hold the sharp end in place and cover it to protect the user. A …

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Paper Clips

There are hundreds of alternate uses for a paper clip. Listed below are just a few: Hem holder Eye glass repair Hair barrette Clean fingernails Mend clothing or gear Splint for minor injuries of fingers & toes Makeshift antenna for small electronics On a smashed finger – blood begins pressuring under the thumbnail, you can take a …

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Newspaper

Besides the obvious (burning them or using them to insulate), you can use newspaper to create a makeshift weapon. There is actually a name for this improvised weapon, the Millwall Brick. You can use this weapon for hunting, defense against predators, etc. It is constructed from one or more newspaper sheets rolled and folded to create …

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Uses for a Maxi Pad

The many uses for maxi pads in a survival scenario: Wound dressingMakeshift slippersHeadrestOven mittsBag handleTapeEye maskShoe insoleCool compressShoulder padsShin guardsKnee padsSun visorUse the material inside as tinder