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    Default Ranger Bands

    I wasn't sure where to put this exactly so I figured this section would be appropriate.

    Surely you all know what ranger bands are, just cut strips of inner tube used as elastic bands for whatever purpose. They have excellent strength and are lightweight as well as compressible. For some reason this never occurred to me but I decided to see what sizes I could make from one diameter tube. By just cutting on consecutively steeper angles you can make larger size bands which could be used to secure wider gear.

    Here's a picture showing what sizes you can get from just one strip:

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    Very cool, I'll have to try that next time I cut up some innertube for bands.
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    ok now i have to figure out how to do that.

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    Very nice, I am def. going to try this, put it on the list...

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    Also good as a back up in your fire lighting kit for when it's raining cats & dogs, the rubber will burn for a long time enabling you to get your fire going.

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    I had one around my char cloth tin (Altoid tin) to secure it, had not actually thought of using it as tinder material. Thanks for the idea.
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    It will burn for a good few minutes. Of course you don't want to inhale the smoke, but we all already know that much.

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    i just changed the inner tube on my bike,(it was cut around the air valve so it was scrap) its a 1-1/4''diameter ,and ,playing tennis i just realized that it could -be used as a no slip on grip for an axe or something else with a handle...
    and also it can be used for -cord tensioner for a tent/tarp set up
    -if cut 1-2" long and put on a knife sheath it can hold a ferro-rod
    -it can hold the pants over shoes in the rain so the feet stay dry...
    -knife handle over grip half or full...
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    I have a Ferro Rod Blank attached to my most used Mora's sheath along with some cordage. I've got a few buddies who practice wilderness craft with me doing this to their mora's.

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    Placed at wrists and ankles to seal sleeves and pant cuffs, these can greatly reduce both chigger and tick bites. This is a _good_ thing!
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