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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Survival Item: 35 Uses for the Bandana


     There are many items we find on bug out bag list and survival gear lists. However, there are a couple on there, that to be truely honest, most of us arn't really sure what we would use them for. Or if we do have one option, we don't have any other use for this item. For preppers and survivalists, having just one use for an item just won't cut it when it comes to our survival gear. So for this post we're going to take a look at one such item. The banadana. You can use it to cover your head, but what else can you use it for?

1. A Dust Mask

2. Sweat Rag

3. Add Water to Use as a Cooling Cloth

4. Self Defense (just roll up a rock or roll of coins in it)

5. Signal Flag (a bright color is preferable)

6. Crude Water Filter

7. Pot Holder for Cooking

8. Dish Cloth

9. Collection Basket for Wild Edibles

10. Sunblocker for Neck (or bald spots!)

11. Scarf for Cold Water

12. Bandage

13. Tourniquet

14. Hankerchief

15. Sling (for broken bones)

16. Sling (as a weapon)

17. Cordage (through tearing into strips)

18. Pouch or Small Bag

19. Cleaning Patches for a Firearm

20. Gun Wipe Cloth

21. Bullet Patches for a Mussleloader

22. Char Cloth

23. Emergency Toliet Paper

24. Diaper

25. Washcloth

26. Eyepatch

27. Blindfold

28. Restraints

29. To Tie Things In Place

30. Napkin

31. Hot or Cold Compress

32. Food Cover

33. Coffee Filter

34. Trail Marker

35. Fire Tinder (through shredding or by picking the lint off)

     Hopefully this list will give you some ideas for how to use your own bandanas and to think of new uses for other equipment as well. If anyone has other uses for a bandana please share them in the comments below!

~Sara

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