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5 Ways to Use your Broken Cell Phone as a Survival Tool

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With enough smarts, nearly anything you carry can be turned into a survival tool. Of course, this includes your cellphone.

One thing you may want to keep in mind before using your cellphone in a survival situation:

A functioning phone is quite possibly your most important tool. It allows you to call for help. If yours is still functioning and still able to get a signal (or at least with battery power), you probably don't want to break it just to use these hacks. With that in mind, let's take a look at how your phone can help you in a survival situation:

How to Upcycle Your Broken Mobile Phone Parts into Survival Tools

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To recap:

You can use your phone 5 different ways in a survival situation...

  1. For fire starting
  2. As a cutting tool
  3. As a signal mirror
  4. As a compass
  5. For catching food

 And the useful parts of the phone are...

  • Speaker
  • LCD Screen
  • Metal
  • Wire
  • Circuit Board 
  • Battery

Next time you are out, think about the different things around you that you might be able to use in a survival situation.  You might be surprised at what you can come up with.  

What other tools do you carry with you that can be used in a survival scenario?  Have any additional uses for a cell phone that you would add to this list?  Let us know in the comments below.  

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