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Survival Uses For Socks

Other than the obvious, to keep your feet warm and dry, socks can be used as:

  • filter / strainer for water
  • gloves
  • a holder for something hot
  • bandage or sling or to secure a bandage
  • pouch to carry things
  • fill with dry grass and use as a menstrual pad or diaper
  • ear muffs
  • heat pack (put warm rocks inside)
  • as a mask for smoke, etc.
  • as a weapon (fill with rocks and swing)
  • use as sleeves or knee pads (cut off the top toe part of the sock)
  • use as lashings
  • tinder for fire starting
  • use to tie your hair back
  • stuff and use as a pillow