It's the tiny things that make a difference - in life...in backpacking.
When I first saw this one, I was a bit skeptical, but I'm now a believer. This one's another one from Trenton from the time he taught survival during my WEMT class.
All it is, is a hair tie and with a small duct tape flag on it. It's great for:
- Keeping gear organized without taking extra bags
- Pulling the tab to get the hair tie off, when your fingers are cold and don't move well
- Finding your hair tie if you drop it
I used to use a rubber band and keep it around my wrist in case I ever needed it right away. It would eventually break down and become a piece of trash I'd have to carry around. This hair tie hack provides a bit more reassurance of it's effectiveness. Plus, it's always a back-up hair tie in case your hair tie breaks.
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 Footprint with Bag vs. Hair Tie
5.2oz vs. 5.0oz