I HATED Survival Wire Saws - Until I Discovered This Trick

I HATED Survival Wire Saws - Until I Discovered This Trick

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.

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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...

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...and, a tree branch! 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.

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Now slide one O-ring over the fat end of the branch until it rests against the base of the bottom Y. 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.

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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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