Crayons or wax pastels can be used for much more then coloring. In fact, some of these ideas are down right genius. Here are five survival uses for crayons, take a look!
#1 Back Up Light Source
Crayons with the wrapper attached can burn from 15-30 minutes, giving you a back up light source. You can also bundle several together to make a flare that will last much longer.
#2 Writing Utensil
If you've used up your field notes and pencil lead, don't fear you can write on wood or rock with crayons!
No bees or other wax around? Melt a crayon and wax your bow strings.
#4 Wood Handles
Melt a crayon and rub onto splintery wood handles.
#5 Rusted Metal
Repair small holes in rusted metal with the melted crayon wax.