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Survival Uses For Paper Clips
pins have long been a staple of first aid kits, camping gear and survival gear
but don’t underestimate the value and versatility of a good paper clip. There
are multiple uses for paper clips aside from clipping things together or
closed. Basically, depending on whether you have a large clip or a small clip,
you have a piece of thin metal about 3 1/2” to 6” long that can be twisted into
different tools like a lock pick or a fishing hook. Here are some uses for
paper clips that make them essential to add to your survival gear.
all been there when the zipper pull on a bag or jacket breaks off or comes off
and is lost. Just attach a paper clip to the zipper and it will work just as
well. It’s a great fix for a tent zipper and a sleeping bag zipper.
you break a finger, you can use two straightened paper clips as a splint until
you can get professional medical attention. After you bandage the digit up,
further secure it by putting a straightened clip on each side and then wrapping
more tape around it. This will assure that the finger is immobilized to reduce
the pain and further damage.
you don’t have a needle to make repairs to your clothes or tent, a paper clip
comes in handy. Straighten the clip and flatten one end with a rock or hammer,
then sharpen the other end with a smooth stone or file. Use a hand drill or
another sharp tool to puncture a hole in the flat end for the thread to go
through. Note: If you don’t have thread, pull the strands from a length
of paracord to use with your
homemade needle. In otherwords, you need to make sure that you have paracord in
your gear. It is also a survival staple.
a pinch, a compass can be crafted out of a paper clip, a plastic container with
water, a small piece of leaf or paper and a knife. Straighten a paper clip and
then break or cut it in half, then run the knife blade down one of the pieces,
going in the same direction every time. Do this about 50 to 100 times until the
clip piece is magnetized. Pay attention and remember which way you were
scraping down the piece because this will be the “North” end. Take the
container of water, which needs to be bowl or cup-shaped, and float the leaf or
paper, with the piece of clip lying on top. Shortly, the clip will point north.
you depend on eyeglasses to see every day, this is a trick that you definitely
need to know, especially, in a survival situation. When you lose a screw from
your glasses frame, a paper clip will keep it together. Straighten out the clip
and run it through where the screw goes. Twist the ends and trim the excess,
then squeeze the clip together with pliers to reduce the movement.
you need to hang a towel up to dry or small articles of clothing on a branch
when you’re out in the wild, twist a large paper clip into an “S” shape.
a survival situation, large paper clips can be straightened and used as skewers
for pieces of meat or entire small game carcasses. Use another clip to secure
the skewer to a stick so that it’s easy to hold it over the fire.
the antenna of your weather radio or walkie-talkie breaks, a large paper clip
can come to the rescue. Since it’s metal, it will serve perfectly as an
antenna. It can also be used as a signal booster.
you need a makeshift shelter from rain or sun, you can use large paper clips to
secure a tarp, blanket or poncho across tree limbs to pitch a canopy.
the inner strands of paracord and a paper clip, you can fish in a survival
situation. Straighten the clip out and use your multi-tool to make a loop in
one end so that you can tie it on your line. Then sharpen the other end on a
rock and bend it up into a hook.
Tools You Need
make it easier to twist and shape your paper clips into survival tools, you
need to make sure that you have a spring-loaded pliers style of multi-tool in
your gear. (A must-have survival tool that should be in your gear anyway.) Here
are two of the best because they are both only 4”, when closed, so that they
won’t take-up much room in your pack or bag.
Omnivore Multi-Tool includes wire cutters in its array of tools, which is
perfect for cutting a paper clip in half. The multi-tool is forged from rugged
polished stainless steel and has durable polymer handle scales with grips. The
other tools that it’s packed with are a file, a 2 1/4" knife blade and a
1" knife blade, Phillips head screwdriver, flat head screwdriver, wood
saw, bottle opener, can opener, multi-purpose awl/detangling tool and a ruler.
The multi-tool comes with a nylon carry pouch.
set the bar for multi-tools and the Black Truss
Multi-Tool is no exception with its size-conscious design. It also has
wire cutters included in the 17 tools that it houses in its slim, profile steel
handles. The other tools that it offers are a 2 1/4” fine edge blade and a 2
1/4” serrated blade, scissors, saw, a real cross driver, flathead drivers, a
can opener, bottle opener, awl, file, ruler and a wire stripper. This
multi-tool also comes with a nylon carry pouch.
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