6+ Incredible Survival Uses For Paper Clips

It’s astonishing how many survival uses for paper clips there are.

A paper clip is one of the most cheap, basic, and seemingly simple inventions around. It’s in nearly every office around the world for one simple purpose: holding papers together.

However, it turns out there are WAY more ways to use this little clip than nearly anyone thought possible. And the good news is, it can REALLY come in handy during a survival situation.

It’s truly amazing to discover these…

6+ Incredible Survival Uses For Paper Clips

Fix Your Glasses

Losing a screw in your eyeglasses can really “screw” with your vision. Well, if you have a paper clip, you can fix those glasses in no time. Simply slip the end through the hole and connect them together. Although this may not be a great long-term solution, it’ll hold while you find a more permanent option.

Hang Things

When SHTF, you may find yourself needing to keep certain things off the ground. These may include bags of food, clothing items, etc. However, hangers can become big and bulky, and a major inconvenience. That’s why a better option to hang those items may be the common household paper clip. Simply bend the paper clip into an “S” shape. Then hang the clip and place whatever you want to hang onto the clip. Make sure to use a few extra clips if you need more strength and durability.

Reset An Electronic & Remove The SIM Card

Sometimes, technological devices can get wonky unexpectedly, and for what seems like no reason at all. And this can be inconvenient and even life-threatening in a crisis. To set them straight, use the tip of a paper clip to press the “reset” button on your device.

Keep in mind you can also use a paper clip to remove your SIM card from your phone if you need to.

DIY Pants Repair

In an SHTF event, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to shop for clothing (or even bring along 15 pairs of pants). Therefore, it’s paramount to take as good care of the clothing you bring as possible. And, considering the conditions you’ll likely be living in, this isn’t saying much.

One way to extend the life of your jeans or tactical pants is to hem them with the use of a paper clip. Fold up the cuffs of the pants, and secure a paper clip over them to keep them in place. This will prevent them from dragging on the ground, and help you stop tripping over them. It’ll also help keep them in good condition for longer periods of time.

Pick A Lock

If you’re in a desperate situation and need to pick a lock, you depend on your trusty paperclips to help you. Take a look at the video below to see how this is done.

DIY Compass

This is by far one of the most useful ways to handle a paper clip. After all, if an EMP occurs and we can’t depend on GPS, it’s likely many people will quickly lose their way.

Luckily, all you need is a paper clip and a few other items to help you find your way. Check out this cool DIY hack in the video below.

BONUS: Way More Survival Uses For Paper Clips!

Want to learn about even more survival uses for paper clips? Check out the informative video below!