Multiple Uses for Bandanas

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Motomom34, Dec 15, 2015.


  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    A bandana is something everyone should have. Actually the more the better. I have them in my BOB, I have a few in my first aid bag plus in various other areas. I have both small and large because when using as a sling, the larger ones worked better.
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    Following is a list of 30uses for bandanas-

    1. Signal (also see signal mirror)
    2. Neck Gaiter for cold weather
    3. Tourniquet (But for Snake Bites use a Sawyer Extractor)
    4. Pot Holder
    5. Collecting Wild Edibles
    6. Sun block for neck
    7. Sling (first-aid – also see medical kits for you BOB)
    8. Sling (as in David and Goliath)
    9. Sling (for a staff )
    10. Cordage (strips or as is)
    11. Washcloth/Towel (Bathe out of a Collapsible Bucket)
    12. Sweatband
    13. Waist pack/pouch
    14. Hobo Pack
    15. Padding a hotspot
    16. Cleaning Patches for Firearm
    17. Bullet Patches for Muzzleloader
    18. Gun Wipe Cloth (with oil)
    19. Toilet Paper
    20. Mark a Trail
    21. Dish Rag
    22. Napkin
    23. Eye patch
    24. Pre-water Filter (like Coffee Filters)
    25. Clean Glasses and other lens
    26. Ear Muffs
    27. Bind a stone and toss a line over a limb
    28. Dust Mask (in Urban Survival)
    29. Wet and wear for Hot Weather
    30. Sneezing
    I borrowed the above list from Survival Cache
    30 Uses for a Bandana

    Bandannas are such a great tool to always have that some even come with info printed on them. You can purchase them with first aid instructions, knot tying, and survival tips.
    Printed Image SOO311-B First Aid Bandana

    What have you used them for?
     
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  2. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Dollar Tree has ordinary bandanna’s 2 for a dollar.
     
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  3. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    Three bandannas hung in succession from a tripod of sticks and filled in turn with fine grass, fine sand, and crushed charcoal make a great water filter. It gets the muck and the yuck out, but boiling is a good idea once the water comes out clear. Next best thing to distillation.
     
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  4. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

  5. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Don't forget, a Face Hider for that all important Stage Coach Robbery.......[lolol]
     
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  6. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

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  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    True. All a square piece of cloth. I once used the word shemagh and one of my redneck friends asked, what the h***is a shemagh." I have never seen bandannas at the dollar store. I will have to look.
     
  8. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Bulk Paisley Bandanas, 2-ct. Packs at DollarTree.com
     
  9. Aeason

    Aeason Monkey

    I once saw a girl wearing a holter top made from several bandanas, purtty cool
     
  10. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    Don;t forget taking hot crap off the first.

    I like the original ca. 30" bandanas. Wear them regularly as head scarves, and use them for dozen of other uses. I try to carry one in silk and one in cotton to make best advantage of there qualities by situation.
     
  11. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    AO color of day for tribe in hostile situation. wrong color..... so sad too bad. carry multiple colors, wear right color only when approaching friendly lines from outside
     
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  12. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Water filter of another kind. Tie them into a rope, and hang it over the side of the dirty water bucket, into another bucket. It should wick through all the cloth, and be a whole lot cleaner in the second bucket. Downside is it is very slow, so you may need quite a few "ropes" to dripping.
     
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  13. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    Ah - so deska! Furoshiki as art, as tool, as meditation...
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    Techniques

    Hai!
     
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  14. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    Bless you? Bunch of six dollar words in that post. Ha.
     
  15. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Also tinder, char cloth, socks, gang symbol..
     
  16. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    One question I have- I was told to soak a bandana in colloidal silver and it can be used as a bandage. I keep thinking once soaked and dried, it would be best to store the treated bandana in a baggie so it stays effective. Would it make a difference?
     
  17. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    @Motomom34 You better keep that in a BLACK Baggie, or the Colloidal Silver will tarnish, via UV Sunlight.....
     
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