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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Carabiner...Say Hello to My Little Friend....

   The next time time you decide to jump off a cliff, lets hope you have your little friend with you.


    Life just wouldn't be the same if you didn't. However, they just aren't for rock climbing and repelling.

    These wonderful hooks have an unlimited amount of uses. They come in a variety of sizes, colors, and shapes. Some are locking and some are double ended. Lets take a look at the different types and explore what they can do.

   Small Carabiner:  The most common uses for this is keys. It makes one of the best key chains around. You can easily attach it to any belt loop in an instant. Connect one to any mini flashlight, pocket knife or carry pouch. Of course you could also teach your put hamster how to repel.

   Double Sided: The first thing that comes to mind is that it would be great for my tent guide lines. Just like the small carabiner, this one makes life a bit easier to attach small things to yourself or your backpack. I personally own about a half dozen.

   Multi-Function: There are a few clever company's out there that have integrated tools into their carabiners. You can get one with a knife, flashlight, compass or even a screwdriver set. I do have one with a flashlight that attaches my dry box to my backpack and i just love it. There are times when I'm fishing a little to late and the walk back to the car would be almost impossible without the help of my little carabiner flashlight friend.

   In fact, there is so many types and sizes of carabiners to choose. I just don't feel like writing a novel about them. Do yourself a favor and research all the possibilities. You have a wonder mind, so put it to use.

People love to use them and you will too!

Be careful of the load rating if you plan on using it for anything heavy. You don't want to have an accident when you are teaching your pet gorilla to rock climb.

                        It's easier to survive when your gear survives