10. Sandals/extra shoes to bag
I like to bring alternative shoes or sandals on hikes with varying terrain. Usually they are wet and muddy, so theres no chance I’m going to stick them inside my bag.
9. Ridgeline bag
Convenience, pure convenience. This is my headlamp, glasses and accessories bag that hangs above my hammock.
8. Creating a rope loop
Forget making and untying knots, I just stick an S-Biner on the end of a rope and it makes swift work of ridgelines, clotheslines or any other reason I need to tie a rope to an object.
7. Tarp to ridgeline (A)
Use an S-Biner to attach one end of a tarp to a tightening loop which secures to your ridge line. This is a fast and simple way to set up shelter, especially for a hammock!
6. Tarp to ridgeline (B)
This is the second part of setting up a tarp with a ridge line, and keeps the tarp connected, taught, and centered over the ridgeline. I don’t know how I would make a shelter without S-Biners!
5. Dry dish rag on backpack
Nobody wants to pack a wet and dirty cloth in their backpack. Especially not if your an adventurous woman utilizing the common “pee rag” method. Use a small S-Biner to clip wet stuff onto your pack and let the sun do its job! This is how I dry out my dish rag after doing breakfast dishes.
4. Kayak fishing rod leash
I rigged a leash for my fishing rod in case I drop it in the drink. Instead of tying it to my seat, I made a loop and used an S-Biner to clip it on. This way if I lose my rod and it gets snagged on something, I can quickly detach it and minimize the danger. Swift current and overhanging trees are my main concern, but a big fish might come along too right?!
Makeshift clotheslines are great for doing camp laundry or drying your swimwear, but a gust of wind could whip your wet clothes off to Kansas if you don’t secure them. A small s-biner makes a secure clothespin in a pinch!
I have two categories of keys, and a few keys I don’t need or use all the time. I keep these on a tiny S-Biner so I can remove them and slim down my pocket mess when needed.
1. Water bottle
I don’t often use my water bladder since these bottles are more versatile and adapt nicely to my water filter. Sometimes I don’t feel like reaching back to get the bottle from my side pocket, so I made a small loop of rope to hang it from my shoulder strap.