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#191829 - 12/26/09 03:19 AM Survival uses of "ranger bands"
dweste Offline
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Never seen one in the flesh. Aren't these just big, tough rubber bands; sort like sections of inner tube?

What are their survival uses?

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#191833 - 12/26/09 05:20 AM Re: Survival uses of "ranger bands" [Re: ]
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Yep, just cut them from an inner tube - different size tubes make for different sized bands
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#191837 - 12/26/09 07:05 AM Re: Survival uses of "ranger bands" [Re: KG2V]
dweste Offline
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Gear organizers

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#191840 - 12/26/09 12:45 PM Re: Survival uses of "ranger bands" [Re: dweste]
fasteer Offline
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Ranger Bands are great gear organizers, esp for paracord, twine, zip-ties, etc.

Somewhere I saw a custom knife-maker that supplies ‘em as additional security for a belt knife – a great idea that I have stolen for my Grohmann.
Just place a RB around the sheath & thread the knife lanyard knot through the RB.
Additional retention but still easy to draw out the knife when you need it.

I plan to try RB with paracord to adapt a kydex neck sheath to belt carry – could be either vertical or horizontal carry.

Motorcycle tubes also great if you want larger diameter RB.

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#191870 - 12/26/09 07:35 PM Re: Survival uses of "ranger bands" [Re: fasteer]
Tarzan Offline
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Boy I was so far off the mark, I thought the Army Rangers had some sort of musical group of which I was unaware...Never mind...

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#191880 - 12/26/09 09:48 PM Re: Survival uses of "ranger bands" [Re: ]
MoBOB Offline
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Izzy,

Great tip. Thanks.
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#191897 - 12/27/09 02:12 AM Re: Survival uses of "ranger bands" [Re: Tarzan]
fasteer Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tarzan
Boy I was so far off the mark, I thought the Army Rangers had some sort of musical group of which I was unaware...Never mind...



brings up a good question: anybody know how they came to be called ranger bands??

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#191921 - 12/27/09 08:53 AM Re: Survival uses of "ranger bands" [Re: fasteer]
dweste Offline
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?Used by Army Rangers?

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#191923 - 12/27/09 01:33 PM Re: Survival uses of "ranger bands" [Re: dweste]
Henry_Porter Offline
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"Pig-Monkey" has several well-photographed descriptions of how he uses bicycle inner tubes on Bic lighters and certain knife handles. He credits videos from Dave Canterbury (http://bit.ly/ALzv6) and Dusty (http://bit.ly/8Xbnhz).

Rubberized Bic Lighter:
http://bit.ly/5XRcJ8

Rubberized Mora Handle:
http://bit.ly/7U1yrZ

Mora sheath modifications - firesteel holder:
http://bit.ly/7fCjuZ


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#191934 - 12/27/09 04:05 PM Re: Survival uses of "ranger bands" [Re: fasteer]
EMPnotImplyNuclear Offline
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Registered: 09/10/08
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I first heard of them from Ranger Rick ( survivaloutdoorskills.com ) but it looks like its the name of a product http://www.specialforces.com/store/catalog/product_27376_Ranger_Bands.html


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