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Besides the obvious (burning them), you can use magazines to create a makeshift splint for a forearm or wrist injury. To make this impromptu case simply place your wrist palm-down on top of a thick magazine(s). Roll the magazine into a U-shaped cradle and secure it with tape, an ace bandage, or long strips torn from a shirt. This can also be done using a newspaper in the same method.

Cast made of a magazine