Survive With Just a Headlamp

How to Survive With a Headlamp. Flag down rescuers Flash your light in groups of three to indicate distress. Wave it to create a visible arc. Out of battery? Tap lightly around the side of the lamp with a sharp rock to separate the silver cup behind the bulb. Catch fish If your batteries die or you can’t ignore your hunger, repurpose reflective elements to attract fish. Then smash the headlamp casing and fashion a gorge hook (pictured) from a shard of sharpened plastic. Start a fire Strip and splice wires from the guts of the lamp until you can touch the ends to either terminus of a AA or AAA battery. This shorts the battery, turning the wire red-hot with electrical current. Use your needle to work loose nylon strands from the headband to use as thread.
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Louisa Albanese

Flag down rescuers

Flash your light in groups of three to indicate distress. If you’re in a wooded area, tie the headlamp to the end of a long stick to reach over vegetation. Wave it to create a visible arc. Out of battery? Tap lightly around the side of the lamp with a sharp rock to separate the silver cup behind the bulb. Use the cup to reflect sunlight.

Catch fish

If your batteries die or you can’t ignore your hunger, repurpose reflective elements to attract fish. Work loose the silver LED backing by pressing the edge of the disc with a sharp rock. Then smash…

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