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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Survival Items - The Bandana

Believe it or not a Bandanna is one of the most handy survival items that you can have in your kit or bag. They are cheap (about $1 a piece) and take up very little room in your bag.

So why is the Bandanna such a good survival item? Here a few reasons:

  1. Great to keep your head warm in the cold or cool in the hot sun.
  2. It can be used as a Emergency Bandage or to wrap a Sprained Ankle
  3. Soak in cold water and wrap around the neck to prevent heat exhaustion
  4. Cleaning (use as a napkin, wash cloth or towel)
  5. Pot holder or dish towel
  6. Wrap gear in your backpack to prevent it from making noise
  7. Bum Bag to carry supplies
  8. Cover food
  9. Fire and Light - Use as a wrap for a handmade torch or lamp, or use as emergency tinder.
  10. Dust Mask
  11. Tuck into the back of a ball cap to protect neck from the sun
  12. Water filter
  13. Signal Flag

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