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#55427 - 12/07/05 09:04 PM what could you do with an energy bar wrapper?
Ors Offline
Namu (Giant Tree)

Registered: 09/16/05
Posts: 664
Loc: Florida, USA
I was talking to someone the other day, absent mindedly playing with the empty Hooah wrapper in front of me, and I wondered what they could be used for in a survival situation.

I thought perhaps a back up signalling device, or emergency patch for clothing, a tent or bike tire.

Other ideas?
Memento mori
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#55428 - 12/07/05 09:13 PM Re: what could you do with an energy bar wrapper?
Farmer Offline

Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 125
Loc: Mid-Atlantic
-Lure to attract birds or small animals into a snare.
-Fishing lure.
-Small drinking cup.
-Does it burn? Fire starter or accelerator if so.
-Stitch a few together to make a heat reflector.
-Cut small slits, and use with string to make snowglasses (reduce snow blindness).
Water resistant wrap for something small.

Stitch a bunch together and make a hat to reflect those durn mind-control rays ..... <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
Knowing where you're going is NOT the same as knowing how to get there.

#55429 - 12/07/05 10:17 PM Re: what could you do with an energy bar wrapper?
7k7k99 Offline

Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 375
Loc: Ohio
good one, 'specially to block those durn mind control rays"

#55430 - 12/07/05 11:51 PM Re: what could you do with an energy bar wrapper?
ironraven Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
To leave a message on, so that a thousand years from now, someone knows where you went. :P

When a man dare not speak without malice for fear of giving insult, that is when truth starts to die. Truth is the truest freedom.

#55431 - 12/09/05 08:19 PM Re: what could you do with an energy bar wrapper?
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
Melt it and use it as a binder. If you had a bunch you could crumple them up and use for insulation.

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

#55432 - 12/09/05 11:33 PM Re: what could you do with an energy bar wrapper?

This? Why I could make a hat, or a brooch, a pterodactyl...

#55433 - 12/10/05 04:55 AM Re: what could you do with an energy bar wrapper?
groo Offline

Registered: 11/02/03
Posts: 722
Loc: Florida
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.

#55434 - 12/10/05 05:22 AM Re: what could you do with an energy bar wrapper?
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
I guess that, a few days later when you are getting really really hungry, you could sniff it and pretend you are eating one...

#55435 - 12/10/05 07:16 AM Re: what could you do with an energy bar wrapper?
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there, does it make a noise? I would drop the wrapper and take 3 steps forward. With my luck, an Earth First! activist would start berating me about biodiversity, a state trooper issue a citation for littering and two blue haired grandmothers from Saint Paul with a birding guide give me a good lutheran lecture. Oh, I could also make a splendid fishing lure and involve Fish and Game for good measure.

#55436 - 12/10/05 08:29 AM Re: what could you do with an energy bar wrapper?
xbanker Offline

Registered: 04/21/05
Posts: 484
Loc: Anthem, AZ USA
I think I remember a MacGyver episode when faced with this very situation he used it as a single square of TP.
"Things that have never happened before happen all the time." Scott Sagan, The Limits of Safety

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