Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ranger Bands

A friend of mine made up some Ranger Bands as a Christmas present this year.  They are very handy.

Wikipedia describes them as:

"This type of rubber band was popularized by use in the military. They are essentially sections of tire inner tubing cut into various sizes. They have the advantage of being versatile, durable, and resistant to weather and abrasion. They are commonly used for lashings, and can also be used for makeshift handle grips, providing a strong high-friction surface with excellent shock absorption."
The inner tubes I am using are from a bicycle.

Here is a simple video that gets the concept across quite nicely.

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