Dental Floss Can Be Used as Thread

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Dental floss makes a perfect heavy-duty thread when you’re away from home.

Let’s say you’re on a long hike and your backpack strap rips just a little. This can throw off your posture, slowing you down. Even a tiny tear will likely only get worse. Stop it right away with some old-fashioned sewing skills. The best thread you can use is dental floss (you do always pack floss, right?).

Carry a heavy-duty needle (an upholstery needle works well) in an empty Chapstick tube–a great place to stash money, too–or an empty pill bottle. You’ll be ready for any rip or tear that comes along.

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