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Friday, August 26, 2011

Simple Survival Tips - Safety Pins for Survival

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Survival gear doesn’t have to be expensive and you don’t even have to make your own when it comes simple items that are invaluable for your survival. Safety pins are available in numerous sizes and at a very low cost. They are a simple piece of survival gear that can serve a multitude of purposes.

One of the most disastrous things that can occur in a survival situation is the loss of your gear. If you are dependent on a piece of gear, you will want to keep it secure. Keeping it secure can be as easy as using a safety pin.

Safety pins are a lightweight and compact piece of gear that makes it very easy to secure your gear. The amazing thing is that they can serve other purposes as the need arises. They can be used to dig out a splinter, as an emergency toothpick, as an improvised fishing hook or to secure a bandage on an injury or as clothes pin to secure items drying on a line. Fasten one or two to your bandanna and you’ve really got a multi-use piece of gear that fits easily in your pocket. Safety pins have almost as many uses as a bandanna. Although they don’t work too well when trying to filter water.

Safety pins are also easy to carry. Clip one or two to your hat, use as a replacement for a zipper pull that is broken on a gear bag or just place a couple in your pocket first aid kit. They add minimal weight but can be of vital use in a survival situation. 

They come in a wide variety of sizes that can also help solve problems with manual dexterity. You can get safety pins that are almost monstrous in their proportions that can be easily opened and closed by persons with limited dexterity. The eyelets on some of the larger safety pins are also large enough to accommodate a strand of paracord. If it’s big enough, the simple safety pin could also be used as very sharp pointy object for defensive purposes as well.

Compact and lightweight items are always a great addition to any Personal Survival Kit and a couple of safety pins should always be included in your kit to give it added versatility.

Got safety pin for survival?

Staying above the water line!


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