I HATED Survival Wire Saws — Until NOW! Wire Saw HACK 101
I HATED survival wire saws until I discovered this simple “hack” that transforms this impertinent piece of twisted wire into a rather useful bow saw.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve never had much success using a survival wire saw the traditional way… by pulling it back and forth with my hands to cut a branch or tree. Back and forth, back and forth, back and…..yeah.
It has always seemed inefficient to me. And, in a survival situation, you need to be efficient and conserve as many calories as you can.
So, not long ago I was giving my wire saw one last chance….and came up with a simple way to easily turn it into a bow saw that cuts like a BOSS!
For this hack you only need TWO things:
A quality wire saw like this one from Best Glide…
Your tree branch will need to be a few inches longer than your wire saw with Ys on both sides… and smaller in diameter than your wire saw O-rings.
It will also be helpful if your tree branch is curved a bit… AND is able to be bent slightly without breaking.
If you have a utility or survival knife on you, go ahead and trim up your branch… if not, that’s fine.
Now, carefully bend the branch while you hook the remaining O-ring to the Y on the other side.
Your wire saw should now have a good deal of tension. If not, you may want to start over.
There you have it! A super simple way to transform your survival wire saw into an energy, finger – and potentially, life – saving bow saw.
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