Why Leather Belts Are Amazing Survival Tools

leather beltsLeather belts are good for way more than just holding your pants up, and they’re a must-have in a survival situation.

These awesome survival tools can make your life WAY easier in a surprising amount of ways.

Better yet, leather belts not only look great and can be worn as part of your everyday attire, but they’re also crazy easy to bring on a bug out trip.

You’re going to love discovering all the cool reasons…

Why Leather Belts Are Amazing Survival Tools

1 – Keep Your Cool In The Kitchen

Boiling water and cooking survival food can make the handles of your pots and pans incredibly hot – and, if you’re not careful, you can easily scald your fingers on the handles when you try to move them.

Luckily, there’s a better way – simply take out your leather belt and wrap it around the handle a few times. This will give you a cushion for your hand to hold onto, and will allow you to easily take your pots and pans off the flame.

2 – Self-Defense

Leather belts can be used to defend yourself from attackers in a variety of ways; for one, you can wrap the belt around your attacker’s neck and choke them with it.

Another way to do some damage is to roll up the belt and hit them with it, or to use it more as a whip with the belt fully extended.

3 – Make A DIY Spear

Sometimes, you have to use the bare essentials to make a weapon to defend yourself in a crisis. Thankfully, leather belts can come in handy; for example, if you’ve got a long, durable stick, you can tie a knife to the end of it using your belt, and use it as a makeshift spear.

Note: Want to learn more about DIY weapons? Click here to read our blog on how to make six more defense tools!

4 – Sharpen Your Survival Knife

Leather belts (especially wide ones) can do a great job at sharpening the blades on your survival knives and other weapons. Simply fold up the belt so you can get a good grip on it, and then run the knife blade down the leather side (pushing away from you) to sharpen it.

5 – Carry Firewood

Carrying firewood can be a real pain when bugging out; after all, it’s easy to drop a piece (or a few) on the way, forcing you to go back and search for it later. However, with the use of a leather belt, you can carry a pile of firewood for long distances with no trouble at all.

Simply wrap the belt around the stack of firewood, and then cinch the belt tightly around it (you may need to punch new holes through the belt to make this more effective). Then use the strap to carry your firewood with ease.

6 – Keep Your Gun In Place

By simply wearing your belt around your waist, this can easily help you carry your gun while you walk. For example, if you have a clip holster, you can attach this to your belt; otherwise, you can store the gun behind you on either side of your waist, and the belt will help keep it from moving.

7 – Lower Down Supplies

If someone in your group has driven/fallen into a ditch, you can lower a leather belt down to them to grab onto. Use the other end to pull them to safety. You could even clip numerous belts together to create a long rope to make this process easier.

If for some reason you can’t hoist the person out and instead have to wait for rescue teams to arrive, you can fill a bucket with valuable survival supplies (such as food, water, tools, etc.) and tie the end of the belt to the handle. Slowly lower the bucket to them, and they’ll have a much better chance at survival thanks to these supplies.

Now is that ALL the survival uses a leather belt is good for? Of course not! Here’s a video with way more:

Aren’t leather belts amazing? It’s astounding to me how many uses we can derive out of just one everyday tool.

However, although all of these uses for leather belts are valuable and worth mentioning, there IS one that stands out to me above the rest – and that’s using it to help rescue your fellow man.

If your best friend, spouse, or loved one is in a ditch, they’re going to need supplies FAST in order to help them escape. And if you didn’t think to bring a bucket with you, you’re going to have a real hard time lowering supplies to them in a fast, efficient manner.

Thankfully, our Mountain House Food Bucket is here to save the day.

This outstandingly durable bucket is made out of high-density polyethylene, allowing you to easily store survival tools inside it and lower it to your loved one in an emergency. Plus, it’s got an extra strong handle, so you can feel free to load up the bucket with a good amount of supplies.

Better yet, this survival bucket comes with delicious freeze-dried food already inside it, like hearty Chili Mac & Beef, filling Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, and nutritious Chicken & Rice. This makes the whole survival experience a little bit better.

Plus, the food is incredibly easy to make! Simply boil water (amount listed on package), pour it into the bag, and stir the contents. Then place the food pouches back into the bucket, and lower the food (and other essentials, like utensils, emergency water and tools) to your friend.

Each Mountain House food pouch takes only 8-9 minutes to cook; and, since the meals cook right in the bag, it’s an ultra-convenient option, since you won’t have to deal with any pots or pans to make a nutritious meal.

Every minute counts in crises like these, and, thanks to Mountain House, these emergency food pouches (and the bucket they come in) will help give your loved one the strength they need to survive until help arrives.

Click here or on the image below to grab this Mountain House food bucket for yourself. This purchase alone could easily save your life (or the life of another) in a survival situation.

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