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    Bandanas uses:
    - signal device
    - bandage
    - collect water from a shallow or hard to reach water source
    - pot holder
    - for fishing bait
    - hat
    - anti redneck protection
    - face mask... to protect from smoke, cold weather
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    tourniquet (I'm not a fan of tourniquets)
    carry bag (hobo bag)
    compress (as opposed to bandage, listed above)
    river washrag for bathing or dishes
    earmuff/ear cover
    make shift sling
    rip into strips to tie items together

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    What's next Sarge? Don't let this thread go incomplete.
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    Just thinkin' the same thing. 35mm film "cans".
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    If you're out in winter and you have a small tarp and you're using snowshoes, you can wrap the tarp around a snowshoe and it will make a good enough shovel to clear snow out from where you're going to build your shelter. It's kind of awkward but it works

    35 mm film cans are good for thousands of things. Metal cigaret cases too, handy little carry packages they are.
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    Think the uses for that is like duck tape. Tons of them. Holding fuel tabs, bobbin for fishing, misc. item for survival kit, just to name a few.
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    Jeese, just did that today. Stuffed two of 'em with cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly.
    medicine keeper
    keeping ID/Medical Info Dry. Just roll it up, insert, label outside.
    Use a white and a black one for salt and pepper shakers (wilderness only goes so far, okay?)
    Owl caller
    store film (duh)
    store matches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Use a white and a black one for salt and pepper shakers
    I have a set of plastic Salt & Pepper tops that fit onto the top of the Black plastic 35mm cans to make salt and pepper shakers out of. Thank Colin Fletcher for that one.
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    Cool Next!

    Are you ready? Walking Staff!
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    Hmmm. I'll assume one you take as opposed to one you pick up in the wild.

    fishing pole
    hobo pack carrier
    use to wrap 550 cord around
    measuring stick to test the depth of water or snow
    long handle to help some one up a bank
    self defense
    hornet nest poker (just checking to see if you're paying attention).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Hmmm. I'll assume one you take as opposed to one you pick up in the wild. (Sarge) Either one.

    fishing pole
    hobo pack carrier
    use to wrap 550 cord around
    measuring stick to test the depth of water or snow
    long handle to help some one up a bank
    self defense
    hornet nest poker (just checking to see if you're paying attention).
    Another one is using it as a "lodge pole for a tarp to make a shelter.
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    Are we still talking about walking staffs? I ain't using my walking staff for toilet paper. No sir, no way. Look like my brother's stupid old poodle draggin' its but on the floor. I ain't never.

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    OK gang, here it is: Zip-Lock bags...GO!
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    Gold fish...no. sorry.

    Water carrier
    Water proofer - maps, etc.
    Hat for rain - 1 gal size. For some of you 5 gal size.
    wound cover - Tape in place
    first aid kit carrier
    expedient shoes - tape in place
    insulation - partially inflate with air
    float - life preserver sort of

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    I always keep an extra load(5 rounds) in a couple of 35mm cans for my Smith Mod 60 in the truck console. Handy and better than an obvious speedloader.

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    Reviving the handkerchief: reusable *** rag and overheating prevention by wrapping wet around your neck (wet version of redneck preventer).

    zip lock bags, specifically the freezer-rated, can be used with dehydrated food for "just add hot water" cooking.
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    What's next?
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    Cool Well, since you asked...

    Let's go with 550 cord!
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    Oh happy day! 550 cord.

    general cordage (duh)
    fishing line
    boot laces
    thread
    bracelets (braiding)
    bear bag rope
    shelter tie down
    clothesline
    firebow cord
    snare
    trip wire
    expedient belt
    loops for equipment

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    How about a walking stick or staff? Mine is wrapped with cord at the point I hold it. Besides the obvious I kinda check for snakes going thru high grass & weeds. Most importantly for me I have mine cut at the exact length where I place the tip against my left foot and angle it out for a nice steady rest for my pistol. I am left handed that's why the tip is against the left foot. The tip is protected with a washer and a nice big wood screw. A stick, cane or staff makes a great offensive or defensive weapon and doesn't look threatening to two legged critters.

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