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10+ Incredible Ways To Use Zip Ties For Survival

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Did you know there are tons of ways to use zip ties for survival? This incredibly versatile survival tool just may save your life one day!Many preppers use zip ties in their everyday life – especially for things like closing bags or bunching cables together. However, it turns out they have a LOT more uses than that – and they can really make a big difference in a survival situation.You’ll be amazed at these….

10+ Incredible Ways To Use Zip Ties For Survival

Get Found

If you’re lost in the wilderness, you’d better make it easy for rescue teams to come find you.

You can do this with the help of zip ties. Simply take brightly-colored zip ties and attach them to tree trunks, branches, and other natural objects lying around. Do this Hansel & Gretel style, marking the trail as you go. These markers are what will lead rescue teams to your location.

Restrain Your Enemy

If you’ve got someone you no longer trust, you can restrain them with a zip tie. Take a long, wide one and wrap it around their wrists, tightening it. These make great makeshift handcuffs – especially since zip ties are so difficult to unlock.

PRO TIP: If you ever wind up in zip-tie handcuffs, you can use a bobby pin to unlock it. That’s right. See this survival use (and WAY more) right here.

Secure A Shelter

Zip ties are great for helping you set up a shelter. For instance, you can use them to tie a tarp to a tree. You can also make a tipi by tying the tops of various branches together, and then securing them into the ground.

Stop The Bleeding

If you get hurt in the field, you can stop the bleeding by pressing a bandage to the wound, and then wrapping a long, wide zip-tie around it. This will help keep the bandage in place, and help prevent infection.

Save Space In Your Bug Out Bag

Here’s a cool space saver. Roll each clothing item up tightly, and then wrapping/locking a zip-tie around it. This will prevent the clothing item from unraveling, and it’ll help you save precious space in your bug out bag.

Restrict Access To Bugs

The last thing you need is to have ticks and other critters crawling up your pant legs while you walk. Restrict their access by tying a zip tie around the bottom of each pant leg. That way if any ants, spiders, etc. do try to go up your pants, their path will be blocked.

Repair Your Watch Strap

If your watch strap breaks, you can always repair it with a zip tie. Simply slip the zip tie into the holes on either hand, place it around your wrist, and then lock it in place.

Take A Shower

Fill a black paper bag with water, tie it off, and then leave it sitting in the sun for a few hours until it’s good and hot. Then tie the top of the bag to a low-hanging branch. Poke holes in the bag, and you’ve got a hot, refreshing shower to wash away your worries.

Make A Belt

If you need to keep your pants up, you can make a DIY zip-tie belt to keep them in place. Simply push the bottom end of a zip-tie through the lock of another one until it locks in place. Do this again and again until you’ve got a long rope. Slip that rope through your belt loops, and cinch the belt tight.

Warm Up Your Shelter

Need extra insulation? Keep your shelter warm by adding trash bags, branches, and more to the outside of the roof. Then secure them to the shelter using a zip-tie to ensure they don’t fly away with the wind.

** Buying Tips** 
Zip ties are crazy cheap. But to get the most bang for your buck, get them off Amazon. Fast shipping, large quantities, plenty of sizes and colors to choose from…. it’s a no-brainer.When it comes to sizes – get a variety of different lengths, as these will allow you to complete a vast assortment of tasks.When it comes to colors – get a vast assortment. Bright colors like yellow and blue will help you get rescued. Black and white ones can be used for just about anything. Be aware that colored ones do break more easily than the standard black/white.
** BONUS:** Even More Ways To Use Zip Ties For Survival

Want even more ways to use zip ties for survival? Check out all these cool uses in the video below.


Biden’s Reckless Election Stunt: Draining Strategic Reserves to Lower Gas Prices


In a desperate and ill-advised move, the Biden administration announced on Tuesday that it is releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve established after Superstorm Sandy, ostensibly to lower prices at the pump this summer. This blatant attempt to manipulate gas prices ahead of the election underscores the administration’s willingness to jeopardize national security for political gain.

The gasoline will be sold from storage sites in New Jersey and Maine in increments of 100,000 barrels, creating a competitive bidding process to ensure it reaches local retailers ahead of the July 4 holiday. The Energy Department claims this will help “lower costs for American families and consumers,” but the real intention is clear: to curry favor with voters by artificially lowering gas prices.

The release follows a congressional mandate to sell off the 10-year-old Northeast reserve and close it. This reserve, established under President Obama, has never been used and costs about $19 million a year to maintain. Its sale, which provides only minimal relief during a severe shortage, highlights the administration’s short-sightedness and disregard for strategic planning.

Gasoline prices average about $3.60 per gallon nationwide, up 6 cents from a year ago, according to AAA. Tapping into the gasoline reserves is one of the few actions a president can take to control inflation, a major election year liability for the party in power.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm stated that the Biden administration is “laser-focused on lowering prices at the pump for American families.” However, this short-term solution ignores the primary purpose of strategic reserves: to provide emergency relief in times of severe national crises, not to manipulate market prices for political benefit.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre touted this release as part of Biden’s efforts to lower gas and energy costs, including historic releases from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and investments in clean energy. Yet, Biden’s previous decision to drain the SPR in 2022, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, already pushed the stockpile to perilously low levels not seen since the 1980s. This reckless depletion of a critical national security asset for short-term political gain drew sharp criticism from Republicans.

Despite attempts to refill the SPR, it still stands at over 367 million barrels, significantly lower than pre-Russia-Ukraine war levels. This makes the U.S. vulnerable in the event of a true energy emergency, as the SPR is intended to be the nation’s emergency oil supply, not a tool for electioneering.

The release of the 42-million-gallon Northeast reserve, which must be transferred or delivered by June 30, is a misguided strategy that offers minimal impact on gasoline prices nationally. As analyst Patrick De Haan from GasBuddy points out, the reserve amounts to just 2.7 hours of total U.S. gasoline consumption, providing negligible relief.

This ill-conceived plan not only undermines the strategic purpose of the reserve but also sets a dangerous precedent of using emergency resources for political maneuvering. Biden’s actions highlight a disturbing trend of prioritizing political optics over national security and long-term stability.



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Biden Authorized “Deadly Force” In Mar-a-Lago Raid


In an alarming display of federal overreach and political maneuvering, it has been revealed that Joe Biden’s administration was prepared to have his main political rival, Donald Trump, and his family killed as part of a dramatic publicity stunt.

On Tuesday, Judge Aileen Cannon unsealed a series of motions related to Jack Smith’s controversial classified documents case against Trump. Among the shocking revelations was the fact that Biden’s FBI authorized the use of deadly force during their raid on Mar-a-Lago in August 2022.

This brazen action by armed FBI agents, ready to confront Trump, demonstrates the extreme lengths to which Biden’s administration is willing to go. The filing stated: “Should FPOTUS [Trump] arrive at MAL [Mar-a-Lago], FBI MM EM and OSCs will be prepared to engage with FPOTUS and USSS Security Team.” Furthermore, it added, “Should USSS provide resistance or interfere with FBI timeline or accesses, FBI MM EM will engage with [redacted] and [redacted] will engage with USSS POC’s per existing liaison relationships.”

A chilling screenshot of the deadly force instructions outlined the conditions under which DOJ law enforcement officers could use deadly force: only when necessary, when the officer has a reasonable belief that the subject poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury.

This unprecedented move comes after Biden paved the way for his Justice Department to arrest his political opponent by retroactively revoking Trump’s executive privilege. This revocation facilitated the subpoenaing of Trump, which in turn allowed the Justice Department to charge him with federal crimes.

Following the subpoena, federal agents arrived at Mar-a-Lago, retrieving documents and instructing the former president to add an extra lock to his storage locker. However, two months later, the FBI conducted a full-scale raid on Mar-a-Lago, ransacking Trump’s belongings without allowing his lawyers to be present.

The situation escalated when, in November 2022, Jack Smith was appointed special counsel to investigate the documents at Trump’s Florida residence. By June 2023, Trump faced an indictment on 37 counts related to Smith’s classified documents case, including charges of willful retention, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and making false statements.

This entire episode underscores the alarming extent of Biden’s politicization of the Justice Department and the dangerous precedent it sets for using federal power to target political opponents.


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OUTRAGEOUS: Biden Offers Condolences to Dead Iranian President


In a move that defies common sense and American values, the Biden State Department issued an official message of condolences on Monday after learning of the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash. Raisi, notorious for leading “Death to America” chants and demonizing the U.S. at every turn, has been a symbol of Iran’s relentless hostility towards our nation.

Raisi’s deep-seated hatred for the United States is well-documented. Just this past February, during a rally where American and Israeli flags were burned in a grotesque spectacle, Raisi vehemently criticized the U.S. for supporting what he deceitfully labeled as “the Zionist regime’s crimes against humanity in Gaza.” His incendiary words stirred the crowd into chanting “death to America” and “death to Israel,” as reported by The Free Beacon.

In a move that can only be described as a betrayal of American principles, the Biden administration extended its condolences. “The United States expresses its official condolences for the death of Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, foreign minister [Hossein] Amir-Abdollahian, and other members of their delegation in a helicopter crash in northwest Iran,” State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said. He added, “As Iran selects a new president, we reaffirm our support for the Iranian people and their struggle for human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

This statement is not just perplexing; it is an outright disgrace. Raisi, infamously known as “the Butcher of Tehran,” was one of the architects of the 1988 massacre in Iran, where around 5,000 regime opponents were mercilessly executed. As a member of the regime’s “death committee,” Raisi was instrumental in issuing death sentences to scores of political opponents, cementing his legacy as a ruthless enforcer of the regime’s brutality.

In 2019, Raisi was rightly sanctioned by the U.S. government for his involvement in decades of mass human rights abuses. Despite these sanctions and Raisi’s clear anti-American stance, the Biden administration’s conciliatory tone is both alarming and indefensible.

This move epitomizes a dangerous and cowardly appeasement strategy, reminiscent of the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal. By offering condolences to a regime leader with such a blood-soaked history, the Biden administration not only betrays American values but also risks emboldening hostile regimes. This episode starkly highlights the administration’s weak and inconsistent foreign policy approach, particularly towards malevolent actors like Iran.

The Biden administration’s failure to confront evil and defend American principles on the global stage is a glaring reminder of its inadequacy. This incident demands a reevaluation of the U.S. stance on Iran, emphasizing the urgent need for a firm and resolute policy that unapologetically prioritizes American interests and holds oppressive regimes accountable for their atrocities. We must stand strong against tyranny, not offer condolences to its leaders.


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