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Survival Uses For A Pen

There are many uses of a simple pen other than writing. You can improvise using a pen in a survival situation.

  1. you can hollow it out and use it as a straw
  2. clean your shoe / boot treads
  3. sharpend, a pen body can be used as a weapon, dart, utensil or a pin
  4. to create holes by poking the tip of the pen
  5. a measuring tool
  6. as a hair accessory to put your hair up (bun-up your hair and poke through the bun)
  7. if the pen contains a spring, the spring can be used as a wire for fishing, sewing and / or fastening.
Parts of a pen