5 Survival Uses for Leaves

Nature is amazing, and if we pay attention to the resources and tools she makes available to us, we can overcome many difficult situations.

Here are 5 survival uses for leaves.

#1 Rope

Having cordage in a survival situation can make your life a lot easier. If you have access to any type of fibrous plant like Yucca or Cattails, you can make a great rope just using leaves!

#2 Tinder

Dry leaves make excellent tinder, and making a tight bundle can allow you to carry an ember a long distance.

http://blog.harborfreight.com/category/outdoors/page/2/

#3 Baskets, Matts, Doors

Leaves from a variety of plants can be woven in to about anything you can imagine, from baskets to shelter walls. So get creative!

http://www.eaglegoesdancing.com/2010/08/how-to-make-basket.html

 #4 Insulation

Leaves are natures perfect insulate material to make a barrier between you and the cold ground and cold air around you.

https://www.patriotdirect.org/survival-shelters-top-best-15-shelters-to-survive-in-the-wild/

#5 Natures Tin Foil or Kitchenware

From plates to bowls leaves can be refashioned in all sorts of ways. Using leaves as a substitute for foil in the wilderness will allow you to cook your meat on the coals of your fire with ease!

http://willowhavenoutdoor.com/featured-wilderness-survival-blog-entries/12-survival-hacks-using-just-leaves/

 Get out there and get creative will all the tools and resources nature has to offer, happy trails!

 

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