Hold It Together:
Here’s a quick, easy, and extremely cheap way to hold seven shotgun shells together. This trick makes it easy to carry a bunch of shotgun shells in your jacket pocket. Simply take a bicycle tube (mountain bike size tubes work best) and cut it into one inch bands. Squeeze seven rounds into it and you are ready to go.
These bands also are great place on the forend of your AR-15 to hold down exposed wires and on-off pressure pads from weapon mounted lights.
Burn It Up:
“Ranger Bands” are great for starting a campfire in a survival situation. Even soaking wet a one inch wide band will burn for an average of two minutes (yes…I actually have timed a couple of burns). Keep a couple of these bands wrapped around your cigarette lighter in your survival kit and use a couple to help keep your Altoids tin pocket survival kit closed. Burn them when you need them.