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#247091 - 06/15/12 02:43 PM Cell Phone Survival Tools-Amusing
Montanero Offline

Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1467
Loc: North Carolina
Art of Manliness Cell Phone Survival

Not entirely amusing, just something I ran across.

#247094 - 06/15/12 03:41 PM Re: Cell Phone Survival Tools-Amusing [Re: Montanero]
Glock-A-Roo Offline
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Registered: 04/16/03
Posts: 1076
That's actually pretty darn good stuff...!

I don't see needing to make an arrowhead out of the circuit board, but it would be a great way to produce an edge and make a pile of dry shavings for tinder.

#247117 - 06/16/12 09:05 AM Re: Cell Phone Survival Tools-Amusing [Re: Montanero]
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline

Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 1355
Loc: United Kingdom.
Some serious creative thinking going on there. Unfortunately, most people who are that resourceful already have and edge, fire and courage stashed about their person.
I don't do dumb & helpless.

#247156 - 06/17/12 02:37 PM Re: Cell Phone Survival Tools-Amusing [Re: Montanero]
Brangdon Offline

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1201
Loc: Nottingham, UK
Sweep the magnet across the metal wire in the SAME direction 10 or so times. Make a mental note of the direction you are sweeping the magnet. This is the end of the wire that will point NORTH.
I think whether that end points north depends on whether you are stroking it with the north end of the speaker magnet. Which is hard to know, and even if you do know it's hard to remember whether it should be the north end or the south end. In practice, compasses improvised like this need to be calibrated. (Which may be doable, since you only need to know north very approximately to tell which end of the wire is pointing that way; and worth doing, as the compass may be useful when your calibration reference stops being available.)

There's probably a bigger, stronger magnet in car speakers than in a phone.
Quality is addictive.

#247293 - 06/21/12 02:13 AM Re: Cell Phone Survival Tools-Amusing [Re: Montanero]
ChurchCCOC Offline

Registered: 05/22/12
Posts: 2
Loc: CA
Thanks for sharing that. I't most definitely come in handy to know what can be used from a tore apart cell phone.

I might be a spammer.

#247296 - 06/21/12 05:50 AM Re: Cell Phone Survival Tools-Amusing [Re: Montanero]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2741
Loc: Alberta, Canada
I'm always up for a good improv. I do it , I love it; it's a grand hobby.

But I have to say: by the time most people are willing to bash apart (sacrifice) their cell phone, they are too far gone to perform all these clever tricks.

If you're in a pickle, you will use the basic tools that are ready-to-go. That is, basic and effective tools, in your pocket. There is no magical time-out while you cleverly improvise stuff out of other stuff. That's movie horse-**** In the real world, the clock is ticking.

My 2c.

#248099 - 07/07/12 04:03 PM Re: Cell Phone Survival Tools-Amusing [Re: Montanero]
gitnready4it Offline

Registered: 12/27/11
Posts: 22
Interesting stuff, just not sure how practical. I think i'm with dougwalkabout on this one.
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