posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 11:26 AM
reply to post by D4rk Kn1ght
Good point mentioning mutli-use items. Bandanas are a perfect example of this, I have 4 or 5 in my BOB. So many uses, may as well have enough.
A rain poncho can double as a tarp, or in the case of winter survival, one could use it over a snow cave. Big chucks of plastic have alot of uses I
The Filson packer I wear is watertight, and can be used as a bowl if need be.
Heavy coats not only serve their purpose for the wearer, but can be fashioned into stretchers or even crude doors if you had to resort to that.
While I despise cotton in a survival situation, the thread certainly can be used. To mend other garments, people, or possibly fishing line depending
on your braiding ability.
All in all, most mundane items can be used for reasons other than their intended use by the wearer, its just a matter of thinking and adapting
On a different note, for winter conditions, I have added a homemade capote from a hudson bay blanket to my winter kit. I wear my filson daily, but
capotes offer a fuller package should one be stranded away from modern shelter and heat.