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15+ Ingenious Ways To Use Bobby Pins For Survival

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This may sound crazy… but there are TONS of ways you can use bobby pins for survival. And get this – most of them have nothing to do with keeping hair out of your face.

Most men don’t have much experience with bobby pins (unless we have daughters). However, once you discover all the ways you can use them for survival, you’ll likely find yourself loading up your bug-out bag with them.

You’ll be amazed at these…

15+ Ingenious Ways To Use Bobby Pins For Survival

Use Up The Toothpaste

Every last drop of toothpaste is going to be vital for helping you ward off mouth disease and bacteria. That’s why a bobby pin can be so useful for this task. Simply slip the pin around the bottom of the tube. Then as you squeeze, begin sliding the pin up the tube. This will push all the toothpaste to the top, and ensure nothing remains near the bottom.

Organize Your Cash

Keeping your bills safe and secure is of crucial importance in an emergency. Thankfully you can hold them together with a bobby pin. Women can also use his to their advantage by clipping the money-filled bobby pin to their bra for safe keeping.

Move The Zipper

Got a busted zipper head? If it pops off, no worries – you can simply slip a bobby pin through the base of the zipper. Then hold onto the pin as you slide the zipper up and down.

Salvage Electronics

Most electronics start acting up every once in a while. And one of the best ways to get them to calm down is to hit the Reset button. This tiny button often can’t be pressed with a fingertip – but can be easily accessed with the use of a bobby pin. 

Sew Much Help

Sewing a blanket, jacket, etc? Clip the bobby pin to the two pieces of fabric while you sew. This helps keep them together, and can make accurate machine-sewing and hand-stitching much easier.

Hem Your Pants

Pants too long? These can get dirty real fast and cause you to trip while you’re running. Thankfully hemming them is a breeze. Just fold up the bottoms and secure them with a bobby pin.

Unlock a Zip Tie

Zip ties are absolutely fantastic for survival. However, they’re an incredible pain to try to unlock. Thankfully all it takes is inserting a bobby pin into the lock in order to open it right up.

Keep Your Food Fresh

If you’ve got food bags you plan on reusing (such as bags for chips, rice, snacks, etc) keep them fresh by slipping a bobby pin over the top of the bag when you seal it. This will ensure the bag stays closed and the snacks don’t go stale (or worse – get bugs crawling all over them).

Remove The Pits

Choking on an olive pit or cherry pit can kill you in any kind of scenario. That’s why it’s important to remove them before consumption. You can do this by pushing the bobby pin into the fruit, with one side on either end of the pit. Then push down until the pin and the pit come out the other side.

Find Your Tape Seam

Done using the tap? Wrap the end of it around a bobby pin. This will ensure you don’t waste precious minutes trying to pick up where you left off.

Keep Out The Smells

Disgusting smells all around you? Keep them away by placing a bobby pin on top of your nostrils, closing them shut. (This may not work for all nose sizes, but it’s worth a try!).

Pick A Lock

Bobby pins aren’t just good for unlocking zip ties… they can also be useful for picking an array of locks.

Do with that information what you will.


If you’ve got the skills, you can use a bobby pin to short-circuit lots of different electronics. Keep in mind this will ruin the bobby pin, so stockpile a few for emergencies.

Avoid Flooding

Nobody likes having to call a plumber when the drain clogs – and when SHTF that likely won’t be an option. Luckily you can help prevent this issue with the help of a bobby pin. Put on gloves and use the pin to snag that disgusting wad of hair out of the drain. This will help keep your pipes clog-free.

Keep Important Documents Together

Documents like your passport, birth certificate, list of current/past meds, and more must never be lost. Thankfully you can keep them together by clipping a bobby pin around them.

BONUS – EVEN MORE Ways To Use Bobby Pins For Survival

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Trump Responds to Secret Service Director’s Resignation

Trump Responds to Secret Service Director's Resignation

( – President Donald Trump responded to Kimberly Cheatle’s statement on Tuesday that she was leaving her role as director of the Secret Service due to criticism of the way her organization handled the recent attempt on the previous president’s life.

Trump said, “She never gave me proper protection, so I ended up having to take a bullet for democracy,” in an afternoon interview with Fox News Digital.

He said that his campaign made multiple requests for more protection, which the agency either flatly denied or disregarded.

“Many requests were made by on-site Secret Service for more people, always with a turn down or no response,” Trump told the news outlet. “I have the biggest crowds in history, and they should be treated accordingly.”

He added, “Big improvements have been made over the last week,” Fox News Digital reported.

Cheatle announced her resignation in writing to the Secret Service on Tuesday morning, despite her earlier refusal to do so.

“To the Men and Women of the U.S. Secret Service, The Secret Service’s solemn mission is to protect our nation’s leaders and financial infrastructure,” Cheatle wrote. “On July 13th, we fell short on that mission.”

She was under pressure to step down during Monday’s House Oversight Committee hearing, as she acknowledged that the agency’s reaction to the attempted assassination was a “failure.” This pressure came from all sides of the aisle.

According to a recent press release, United States Representative Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) submitted a motion that evening that would have forced a vote in the House to impeach Cheatle following her initial refusal to step down on Monday.

In response to Mace’s question during the hearing on whether the agency’s response was “a colossal failure,” the director said, “Yes.” Mace attacked the Secret Service for its lack of openness, pointing out that Cheatle’s testimony had to be subpoenaed by legislators.

Before the hearing, she accused the director of leaking her opening statement to several media sites.

When asked how often the agency had turned down the Trump campaign’s demands for more security throughout her testimony, Cheatle remained silent.

During the committee’s opening remarks, she acknowledged that the Secret Service’s reaction to the attempted assassination was “the most significant operational failure of the agency in decades.”

Nevertheless, she insisted that she was “the best person” to run the organization then.

President Joe Biden issued a statement acknowledging Cheatle’s decision and expressing gratitude for her service on Tuesday afternoon, following her resignation in response to the growing calls for her resignation.

“As a leader, it takes honor, courage, and incredible integrity to take full responsibility for an organization tasked with one of the most challenging jobs in public service,” the statement read. “The independent review to get to the bottom of what happened on July 13th continues, and I look forward to assessing its conclusions. We all know what happened that day can never happen again.”

During her hearing before the committee on Monday, Cheatle stated that the agency’s ongoing initial internal assessment would take around sixty days.

Do you believe there should be a criminal investigation into the Secret Service Director’s lack of security for President Trump?

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Harris Campaign Begins Vetting Process for Top VP Contenders

Harris Campaign Begins Vetting Process for Top VP Contenders

( – The competition to become Vice President Kamala Harris’s running partner is intensifying. It has been reported that her campaign has sent screening papers to several prominent Democrats.

Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Governor Josh Shapiro (D-PA), seen as strong candidates from crucial battleground states, are leading the pack.

Harris’s campaign carefully evaluates potential vice presidential candidates as she seeks the Democratic presidential nomination.

Alongside Kelly and Shapiro, governors Roy Cooper (D-NC), Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), Tim Walz (D-MN), and J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) have also been given vetting paperwork. However, Pritzker has denied receiving such materials.

One notable omission from the list is Governor Andy Beshear (D-KY), who many see as a leading contender.

Beshear stated that despite vigorous campaigning for the position, he had not received any correspondence from the Harris campaign concerning the vice-presidential screening procedure.

The selection process is underway as Harris’s team looks to enhance its ticket with a running mate who will appeal to a wide range of voters and strengthen support in key states.

Kelly and Shapiro are perceived as centrist leaders who, due to their considerable political backgrounds, have the potential to draw in moderate voters.

Kelly, the current senator from Arizona and a former astronaut, has a proven track record in Arizona.

At the same time, Shapiro’s leadership in Pennsylvania is distinguished by his emphasis on progressive ideals and his ability to win elections in a swing state.

The main goal of her campaign plan seems to be selecting a running mate who can enhance Harris’s program and increase the Democratic ticket’s appeal to a wide range of voters in essential areas and demographics.

The fact that there are several governors indicates that candidates with executive expertise and a track record of successful leadership are preferred.

The screening process is anticipated to be rigorous, involving a detailed review of the candidates’ public personas and political positions and significant background investigations.

The campaign’s final choice will probably try to strike a compromise between political tactics and the requirement for a solid and cooperative alliance in the White House.

As the Democratic National Convention draws near, there is growing conjecture and expectation over Harris’s final choice for her ticket partner.

The chosen vice-presidential candidate will be crucial to the party’s unity and mobilization of the electorate before the November election.

Does it matter who Harris selects as her VP as she goes against the Trump/Vance ticket?

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Local Police Barred From Investigating Trump Assassination


Local Pennsylvania police officers revealed to Congress that they were barred from entering a Secret Service command center at President Trump’s rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on July 13, according to Republican Tennessee Rep. Mark Green. This revelation has raised serious concerns about the competency of the Secret Service, especially in the wake of a blatant assassination attempt.

Rep. Green, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, along with other bipartisan committee members, toured the Butler Farm Show grounds where 20-year-old Thomas Crooks attempted to assassinate President Trump. Green expressed frustration and concern, stating, “Normally, according to the local sheriff, they have done these events in the past with the Secret Service and always had one of their people in that Secret Service control room. Apparently, that was not allowed this time for some reason,” after his tour of the crime scene, which has been closed to the public since July 13.

The lack of coordination and communication between local and federal law enforcement is alarming. Green, an Army veteran, highlighted this as a glaring example of the miscommunication that put the President’s life at risk. He mentioned ongoing efforts to get more information about the radios used by law enforcement on the day of the rally.

Paul Mauro, a Fox News legal and criminal analyst, explained that a command center is typically a place for all involved law enforcement agencies to streamline communication. It’s a fundamental security measure that was inexplicably ignored. The Secret Service’s failure to integrate local law enforcement into its command center is not just a misstep but a severe breach of protocol that could have had catastrophic consequences.

The incompetence displayed by the Secret Service during Trump’s rally is unforgivable. Green and other lawmakers are rightfully demanding accountability. The Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle’s leadership is under scrutiny. During a media briefing, Green described the situation as an “abysmal failure” and called for Cheatle’s resignation. He cited examples of members of Congress accessing the very roof Crooks used to fire upon the crowd without any security hindrances and noted that law enforcement failed to utilize a nearby water tower for surveillance.

Republican Pennsylvania Rep. Mark Kelly also voiced his outrage, highlighting reports that law enforcement was aware of a suspicious person an hour before Trump took the stage. “If there was an idea that there was somebody here that was suspect, why even allow President Trump to even go up to the podium … and why did we go ahead and continue with the program?” Kelly questioned. The lack of proactive measures to protect the President is beyond comprehension.

The attempt on President Trump’s life resulted in the tragic death of Corey Comperatore, a dedicated husband, father, and former fire chief. Two other individuals, David Dutch and James Copenhaver, were critically wounded. This incident is not just a breach of security but a heartbreaking reminder of the consequences of incompetence.

Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle’s evasive response to whether she will fire those responsible is unacceptable. The American people deserve better. The security failures must be addressed, and those responsible should be held accountable. It is clear that significant changes need to be made to restore faith in the Secret Service’s ability to protect our leaders.

In the face of such failures, the call for resignations is not just justified but necessary. The safety of President Trump and all our leaders depends on it. It’s time for the Secret Service to undergo a thorough overhaul, ensuring that such dangerous lapses in security never happen again. The American people demand and deserve accountability and competence from those sworn to protect their leaders.


BREAKING: Donald Trump Survives Assassination Attempt!

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