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What Can You Make With A Large Safety Pin

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by bgner, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. bgner

    bgner Monkey

    I found boxes of the large safety pins at the Dollar Store. I bought several boxes for my preparedness kit. I figured people will be losing weight and the pins will come in handy when there is no time to alter the clothes. I try to think of multiple ways I can use items I purchase. Here are a few I thought of, please tell me of other items I can craft from this item.

    Use for baby diaper pins
    Pin a whistle to your shoulder to alert someone
    Make a fishing hook???
    Remove a splinter
    Pin to pants (inside) to hide keys

    Any more ideas from my Monkey friends? [OO]
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Use as Surgical Staples to close a gash.... after you sterilize them.. Of course...
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  3. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    punk rock earrings.... cheek piercings...

    hold smaller pins, pin upsleeves , hold rubber bands, pin patterns/ leather to sew.... to
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  4. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    I found them very useful to make an arm sling...!
  5. munchy

    munchy Monkey+

    +one on the sling. Plus I have one of the giant ones from the surplus store holding the top lid of my ruck on till i replace the original clip. Also great for broken pant buttons lancing blisters, clipping towels on the outside to dry, fishing hooks, and digging out splinters.
  6. Brokor

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

    You can make bigger holes with them than you can with smaller safety pins? [touchdown]
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  7. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    Use the giant ones and you can go around poking people?
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  8. bgner

    bgner Monkey

    hahaha [lolol]
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Pick a lock lately? ;)
  10. PAGUY

    PAGUY Monkey

    Use multiple and a pole as a spear for fishing.
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  11. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Keep it closed to use as a finger splint.
    They are great sipper-pull replacements.
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  12. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    They were used in Vietnam by medics to pin the tongue of unconscious casualties to the casualty's chin or lower lip to prevent the tongue from obstructing the airway. (I'm not advising it)

    Medics today are taught to use them to close the skin over an abdominal evisceration to keep warmth and moisture in the abdomen. (I'm not advising this either)
  13. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Monkey+

  14. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    replacement sear spring for a BP weapons' lock.
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