• Secure a tent
  • Secure a tarp between trees
  • Hang tools from your belt
  • Hang tools from around your neck
  • Secure things to the outside of your backpack
  • Make a tourniquet
  • Secure a splint
  • Make a sling for your arm
  • Make an emergency belt to hold your pants up
  • Make emergency suspenders
  • Replace a broken bra strap (it happens)
  • Replace broken or missing shoe laces
  • Repair a zipper pull
  • Secure your boat or skiff to a tree
  • Make a tow line; double or triple up for extra strength
  • Create a makeshift lanyard
  • String a clothesline
  • Hang something up off the ground
  • Rig a pulley system
  • Make traps and snares
  • Replace damaged or missing draw strings in packs, bags and sweat pants
  • Keep rolled up items secure
  • Create a neckerchief slide
  • Tie objects together for easier transport
  • Make a rope
  • Make a hammock
  • Make a sack for carrying groceries or gear
  • Bundle stuff together
  • Tie tall garden vegetable plants to stakes
  • Make a pet leash
  • Make a pet collar
  • Secure a garbage-bag rain poncho around your body to keep you dry
  • Hang food in trees to keep the bears away
  • Tie stuff down so it will not blow away in a storm
  • Create a trip wire
  • Create makeshift hand cuffs
  • Tie bad guys or intruders to a tree or chair
  • Tie people together on a trail so that they keep together
  • Identify members of a group using different coloured armbands or bracelets
  • Use as sewing thread (inner threads)
  • Use as fishing line (inner threads)
  • Emergency dental floss (inner threads)
  • Emergency suture material (inner threads) when there is nothing else available
  • Make arts and crafts to stave off boredom