7. Getting handcuffs off with a match
This will help you get any handcuffs off, whether for a nice magic trick to impress an audience or if you ever find a real need. The only necessary tool is a match. Slightly flatten it (your teeth will do the job just fine). Stick it right into the hole as shown in the picture. You are free to go!
6. Hiding valuable things
If you have a stash of money or valuable documents you need to hide, here is an easy DIY idea for you. All you need is a chair, a hammer, some nails, and rubber bands. Flip the chair upside down, and hammer nails into the chair in the form of a box. Slightly bend the tips of the nails. Stretch the rubber bands as shown in the picture, and slip your money underneath.
5. Getting out of zip tie handcuffs
You’ve probably seen people using white plastic zip ties (also called cable ties) as handcuffs. They squeeze the hands really tightly, and one would assume that it’s impossible to undo them unless somebody cuts them off. Not so fast. You can easily get rid of them. Lift your hands above your head, and then quickly pull them down and open your arms at the same time. It will cause pain, but your hands will be released.
4. Sending a secret message
You will need a blank piece of paper, a white crayon, and a marker. Write your message on the paper with the white crayon. It will look totally blank. When someone needs to read it, they can simply color over it with the marker. The message will magically appear! If this is not enough, learn how to make various invisible inks using lemon juice and baking soda.
3. Setting up a door monitor
If you need to check whether somebody has been in your room but you have no fancy gadgets, just get tape and some string. Simply tape a piece of string so it hangs slightly above the door. When someone closes or opens the door, the string will get stuck between the door and the threshold. Now you know if you need to take extra steps to protect
2. Creating a coded message
If you need to send a coded message (be it a need or just a fun game), you can use a simple reflect method. Just write out the letters A to M in a single line. Underneath the A to M line, write out the letters N to Z. Then simply change each letter of your message to the opposite letter of the 2 lines. “Hello“ will become ”uryyb.”
1. Waterproofing matches
Those who are frequent hikers will understand the need for waterproof matches. Nothing is worse than hiking in the rain for hours and finding no dry matches to make a fire when you reach your camp. All you need to do before the hike is paint some matches with nail polish or wax. You can paint them from head to toe or just the tip.