Light on the wallet

masons-line.jpgI think it’s neat when someone finds a new use for a common product, especially when it involves lightweight backpacking gear.

For example, someone discovered a long time ago that a cheap grease pot sold at Wal-Mart for about $5.00 makes a pretty good backpacking cook pot.

Some ideas are better in theory than in practice. Some are just silly.

Jason Klass came up with an idea that I need to try: Using mason’s string for a lightweight, multipurpose rope for guylines, quick repairs, and such.

I wouldn’t expect it work for hanging a bear bag, but there are a lot of uses for which it could work.

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