lightweight survival tools for backpacking
by sierra mountains
Here are some essential tools that I take on every backpacking trip and have served me well.
First is 3-4ft of 3/8" Surgical tubing, which can be used for making a slingshot, bow and arrow, emergency tourniquet, and snares. Best use is making a spear out of long straight wood and making slingshot to spear fish in shallow water.
Second is a dozen black 8" long zip-ties, which have many uses.
Third is Black High Heat duct tape, wrapped around a lighter (thnx for great idea, Dirty).
And last but not least Parachute cord wrapped around plastic water bottle to protect it from impacts, damage and keeps water cool during heat.
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