American Bushman

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Ranger Bands

After watching Mike put together his sheaths on Saturday I have to admit I came home, pulled out an old innertube, and proceeded to cut it up into "Ranger Bands" and started applying them to everything.

The Ranger Band can be used to hold gear together, add additional protection from water, silence rattling parts, be used for emergency tinder, and probably hundreds, if not thousands, of other uses.

Mike makes a survival sheath out of kydex that includes a Photon Microlight, Light My Fire Army Firesteel, and cordage. Since I received mine he's also added the Ranger Band and a Fallkniven DC3 or DC4 to the sheath. The make and model of accessory may change from sheath to sheath but basically he's providing illumination/signaling, firestarting, cordage, and sharpening without adding much bulk to the sheath. You could also shove a couple of cotton balls under the Ranger Band to provide you with some additional tinder.

The only limit to their uses is your imagination.

Get out there and Ranger Band something. :)

Thanks for reading,



At 6:51 PM, Blogger Joe said...

I've been using these for a long time. I never realized they were so easy to light on fire. I've now thrown a couple more in my pack for just that purpose.

Joe in Iowa

At 8:23 PM, Blogger American Bushman said...

Yep. If you haven't already tried them, be advised that they'll make you think fatwood doesn't really smoke much at all. :)

Thanks for your comment,



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