Map, Compass & GPS

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Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ranger Bands

An Elastic, Durable Addition to a Hiker’s Tool Kit

I’ve added these ultralight utility bands, called ranger bands, to my kit along with a compact multi-tool (e.g., a Leatherman tool), a few yards of duct tape and 50 feet of parachute cord.
Ranger bands are small sections of bike inner tube that are individually cut across the tube itself. The tube cuts quickly and cleanly with a common pair of household scissors. These bands are a larger homemade variant of the common rubber band. Strong and versatile, they are handy and straight forward to use. They can be cut in various sizes and lengths and band diameters will range from that of a touring bike inner tube to that of a motor cycle. Possibilities abound.

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