They are tiny, cheap, take up little space and are incredibly versatile. A few humble cable ties can be real life-savers.
I discovered how useful they can be when cycling. They could attach items to bike frames; secure broken spokes from flapping around; fit lights and mudguards – instant rescue.
When walking and camping they are equally versatile.
- Fix items to rucksacks
- Replace damaged fastenings
- Secure or shorten guys and cords
- Fasten clothing when zips and buttons have failed in cold wet weather
- Anchor gaiters when those pesky rubber straps break
- Hang lamps in tents
- Lash poles together
- Join tarps
- Substitute for broken laces
- Fix broken belts
- I even know somebody who secured a flapping boot sole that had come adrift
Stick half a dozen in the bottom of your rucksack – just in case.
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