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When we end up spending our nights outside under the stars, being able to build a sturdy shelter with low weight supplies will come in handy.
Here come the zip ties (AKA cable ties).
Zip ties are essentially strips of nylon tape. One side of the strip has teeth; the other side does not. On one end of the tie is a small case. Once the strip has been fed through the case, the strip will not be released. The only way to unzip tie something is to actually cut away the zip tie.
|From I Can Has Cheezburger|
Because zip ties can hold up to 75 pounds of tensile pressure and are very nearly weightless, they are a great tool when you are in the great outdoors and need to build a shelter that will last. Especially if you need to erect your structure quickly.
When house cats take over and put us all out for the night, will you use zip ties to build your shelter? Tell us in the comments!
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