There were some great trees in our campsite, last summer. One tree really stood out though. It was a grand tree. It provided some much-needed shade, and had spectacular branches. In fact, one of those branches was absolutely perfect! Well, almost perfect. It needed something. Not just anything, mind you. It needed something that every grand tree with a spectacular branch needed.
A rope swing!!!
And I was determined to give it one!
After setting up the small inflatable swimming pool on one side of the tree, and stringing a clothes line for the wet towels between it and a neighboring (not quite as grand) tree, I got to work on the rope swing. With some help from the kids, I settled on a nicely sized stick to serve as the rope’s anchor, step, or seat, depending on which child was using it.
I secured one end of the rope to the stick, threw it over the branch, and hung the rope swing at just the perfect height. When it came tome to secure the swing, I searched around and found a useful little carabiner clip. Perfect! In fact, I used carabiner clips to secure the clothes line too. Later that evening, my husband used another to hang the lantern from a tree. Turns out, those little suckers are quite handy!
We recently needed more carabiner clips for a couple of small jobs, so I decided to compose a list of the many things you can do with these clips. Of course, I just HAD to share that list with you. I’m just nice that way.
Before I share, though, I feel compelled to give you lovely readers a small piece of advice.
Now, I am sure you are all smart enough to figure this out (I mean, aren’t ALL pink camo girls smart? Of course we are!) but I would just feel horrible if these suggestions got into the wrong hands and someone got hurt.
So, here goes…
ALWAYS check the load capacity of your carabiner clip!
Not all are the professional, climbing grade clips that can support heavy weights. Know your equipment, know your load, and be safe.
Now back to your regularly scheduled post.
Here are some great ways to use carabiner clips:
- Clip a water bottle to your purse, backpack, belt loop, diaper bag, etc.
- Clip a small pouch holding a camera, cell phone, mp3 player, snack, pepper spray, etc. to your purse or belt loop.
- Duct tape on a clip
- Clip a grocery bag or diaper changing pack to a stroller
- Hang a hummingbird feeder to a tree
- Hang a small bird house
- Hang wind chimes
- Clip a lantern to a tree while camping
- Hang a temporary clothes line
- Use with rope to tie cargo down in a truck
- Use to clip your trout line to a float and/or a branch
- When traveling, clip jeans on a towel rack if there is no hook in the hotel bathroom.
- Make an awesome rope swing
- Use a locking carabiner as a key chain
- Use a large carabiner to clip all of your smaller carabiners to, so that yo can always find them!
Okay now, admit it. You wanna run out and buy some of these handy little gadgets right now don’t you?
Well, no need to find your shoes. Just click on over to HERE and check out the awesome carabiners in our Pink Camo Store!
Just make sure you come back, because I am sure I missed some clever uses for the carabiners, so please help me fill in the blanks. I’d love it if you would leave a comment sharing how you use carabiner clips.