While a bandana may simply look like a big handkerchief, it actually is a tool with many uses.
A characteristic trait of the survival-oriented or preparedness-minded is that of adaptability. Using what one has on hand to help with the current situation. Perhaps finding multiple uses for an ordinary object. Well, let’s talk bandanas…
Here’s a list of the many uses for a bandana:
Note: It’s desirable to employ a bandana of 100% cotton for it’s absorptive properties and other reasons.
Forehead wrap to absorb sweat.
Head cover – shade from the sun.
Nose & Mouth filter.
Camouflage your face.
Hide your identity.
Tie things together.
Towel – all purpose rag.
1st-stage water filter to strain out sediments.
Strainer (general purpose).
Hold small objects – hobo bag.
Marker or Flag.
Weapon – fill with rocks, tie into bundle, throw, sling, or wield…
Wound dressing for emergency.
Kindling fire-starter material, or to make ash cloth.
Grip – Use for a more secure grip on things.
Pot holder – for a hot pan handle.
Tourniquet (twist tight with a stick).
Pressure Bandage (apply pressure – stop bleeding)
Pillow – fill with leaves, etc. and tie closed.
Gag (to silence someone).
Eye cover – while napping.
Hair tie up – ponytail, etc..
Shoulder pad – extra cushion under backpack straps, etc..
Emergency flag for broken-down vehicle – tie to antenna, hang out window.
Tie-down – general purpose.
A sporty neck wrap for your dog…
What are some of your ideas?