MSR rubber band
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Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
MSR rubber band on 04/30/2012 20:10:42 MDT Print View

I found this thing, and I can't figure out what it is used for.

It is a very large black rubber band, printed "MSR Mountain Safety Research."

Its total length is about 14 inches, and its width is about 7/10ths of one inch.

--B.G.--

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: MSR rubber band on 04/30/2012 20:13:13 MDT Print View

I know! It is used to wrap around the MSR titan kettle to hold the lid on during transport.

Edit: I am often wrong.

Edited by Steve_Evans on 04/30/2012 20:14:10 MDT.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: MSR rubber band on 04/30/2012 20:15:34 MDT Print View

I got one with my snowshoes. It holds them together.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: MSR rubber band on 04/30/2012 20:26:12 MDT Print View

+1

Snowshoes. Two came with mine but did not inspect closely to see is there was any imprinting.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: MSR rubber band on 04/30/2012 20:30:10 MDT Print View

Aren't they supposed to be used for wrapping around your fingers, stretching, and shooting at moose in rut? :^)

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: MSR rubber band on 04/30/2012 21:14:23 MDT Print View

"I got one with my snowshoes. It holds them together."

I would think that would make the snowshoes difficult to walk on.

Now I will have to develop a totally new piece of gear so that I have something to use the rubber band on.

--B.G.--

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
MSR rubber band on 04/30/2012 22:13:35 MDT Print View

UL thong.

Gregory Petliski
(gregpphoto) - F
re on 04/30/2012 22:16:27 MDT Print View

It came with my MSR snowshoes but as Steven Evans pointed out its PERFECT for holding together pots and stove kits. I put my pocket rocket (wrapped in one of those microlight towels to protect the stove and also to use as a oven mitt) along with a mini bic lighter inside my 700ml pot and rubber band it all together.

From a survival standpoint, there are many, many uses for a rubber band of this size. It would actually make a decent slingshot, could be used to lash all sorts of stuff in a pinch, a tournquet in worst case scenarios, etc.

Edited by gregpphoto on 04/30/2012 22:17:23 MDT.

jim logan
(jim_logan) - MLife
MSR Rubber Band on 05/01/2012 13:09:14 MDT Print View

I have two of these rubber bands from multiple pairs of snowshoes (they are shipped with the rubber band to keep the pair together). My favorite use is in making a pillow: I carry a thermarest light seat and lightly inflated, folded, and with the MSR rubber bands holding it I have a wonderful pillow. There have to be many more uses.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: MSR Rubber Band on 05/01/2012 13:19:36 MDT Print View

"I carry a thermarest light seat and lightly inflated, folded, and with the MSR rubber bands holding it I have a wonderful pillow."

Couldn't I use two ordinary rubber bands for that?

Nevermind. I don't use a Thermarest.

--B.G.--