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[at-l] Making a temporary carrier
I learned an interesting way to make a temporary carrier
out of something like a bandana. Lots of people know
about the method of tieing opposite corners together
with square knots to make a floppy open pouch.
This second way secures the contents better.
1. Tie two corners together on one side.
2. Place contents on fabric.
3. Lift other two corners and bring one corner around
each side of tied side so that the stuff is
inside and the the two corners come around to
4. Tie these two corners together on outside of first
5. Pick up carrier by knot of first tied side.
There will be a hole under the knot between the
knot and the original edge of the bandana.
6. You can slip your arm through this hole to carry the
7. The second side slides down to cover the contents.
8. Since square knots are somewhat of a challenge
to untie once any weight has been put on them,
I asked some knot experts for suggestions of other
knots to use. The response I got was that the
square knot was the best, but that small sticks
could be inserted in the knot as it was being
tied. Then when you want to untie the knots, break
the sticks and pull them out. The hole where the
stick was located will give your fingers more room
to untie the knot.
Also, does anyone have other suggestions for uses for
bandanas? Some I know are:
1. Pre water filter
5. Sling or bandage
6. Halter top
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