Cell Phones- what good are they?

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Motomom34, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Ever thought of your cell phone as a survival tool other then placing a call to 9 1 1?

    How to Use a [BUSTED] Cell Phone to Meet 5 Basic Survival Needs
    Wilderness Survival Cell Phone | The Art of Manliness

    Follow to Wilderness Survival Cell Phone | The Art of Manliness for the rest of the article.

    I am sure most of us have a broken cell phone at home. I say crack them open and start learning these survival uses.
  2. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    Neat post, thanks. Gotta love the art of manliness and creek stewart
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  3. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    EVERYTHING is a potential tool. Great post!
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  4. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

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  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Sorry, but the time and energy taken to rip apart and manage those parts into something useable far outweighs any advantages I see. Besides, I can do everything they list with items found in nature already or another (and easier) method. Now, strictly as a survival item from being a victim of a downed aircraft or something, sure...the mirror idea may work fine. I wouldn't go all out messing with sharp little tech pieces and cut my fingers, get an infection and die before help arrives because I read some damn article telling me I could do 85 things with my broken phone. Hell, even a working cellphone is almost worthless as far as I am concerned.

    But that's just me.
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  6. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    I thought cellphones were for throwing at door to door salesmen...or just people you don't want at your house period ;)
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  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    My son has a few broken ones that we will be dissecting. You made some very valid points @Brokor regarding cuts and infection. But all in the spirit of learning and thinking, we have to try. My youngest took apart an old TV and he retrieved all sorts of stuff that he said was useful.
  8. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Me thinks you are just upset because nobody ever calls you.......[camo]
  9. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    They're good for entertaining me while I'm sitting in the waiting room at the clinic for 2 hours.
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  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Learning and thinking is fine, and I offered some common sense to go hand-in-hand with the information you provided. I hope you do not see this as abrasive, since this was not my intent. I do support thinking, but not the application of unsound principles which do not outweigh the traditional ones. If it's outdoor related, I submit we delve more into bushcraft and using what nature provides, or if we are to attempt using tech for dissected parts, make it an urban hack topic.
  11. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    @Brokor no issue here. I see your point. If you want more bushcraft, introduce some topics. Actually, one issue with the bushcraft videos is the stuff just seems to be there. When they need flint rock there it is. They find the perfect rock for an arrow head. They have unlimited access to the perfect branches for shelters. But their ideas help me see better. Everything learned is a bonus for me.
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  12. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

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