On this website, we’ve stressed the importance of having solid and efficient tools for survival countless times. We might be sounding like a broken record at this point, but we simply can’t stress the importance of this enough. Skills and survival tactics are invaluable to have, but a lot of them are worthless if you don’t have tools to go along with them. We’re going to be focusing on one specific tool today, and that tool is the haywire klamper.
If you’ve never heard of a haywire klamper before, you’re not alone. The haywire klamper tool is one of the most recent discoveries in the survivalist world, and although it’s still not known by all preppers out there just yet, we’re hoping to change that with this article.
There are a lot of different ways through which you can use a haywire klamper, and today we’re going to be telling you how you can build your very own and give you 5 reasons why you should be adding one to your survival gear right now.
What can a haywire klamper do?
How about we word it this way —
What is there a haywire klamper can’t do?
If you’ve ever wanted to have a DIY tool that can handle a multitude of different tasks, the haywire klamper is for you. New use cases are being discovered for the klamper every single day, but already there are 5 big ways in which it can come in hand, including —
- Repairing any broken clamps on hoses
- Binding together crates and boxes
- A repair tool for a number of different emergency situations
- Reinforcement for a welding clamp
- Helping to create shelter and tools when you find yourself in a survival setting
That may sound like a full plate for such a little tool, but it’s proven to be extremely effective for all of these uses and more. Just how does the little guy work though?
How a haywire klamper works
At its heart, the haywire klamper is a tool that’s used for holding and binding things together. You probably picked up on that theme while looking through all 5 of those uses we just spelled out for you, but it’s important to understand just how it works so you can figure out when it will or won’t be useful in a survival setting.
A haywire klamper uses hardened wires that are able to be wrapped around virtually anything to provide you with an extremely tight hold on whatever object or material you’re trying to bind with something else. And, in addition to this, the way the haywire klamper functions also makes it a great gadget for clamping or repairing any item in that similar fashion.
This is a tool that’s most commonly compared to a worm clamp, but the haywire klamper can do a great deal more than a typical worm clamp that you buy at your local hardware store.
Even better, the haywire clamper is extremely easy to build! With just a few materials that you may even already have lying around your house, you can have your very own haywire klamper up and running in no time at all.
Using your own DIY haywire klamper
So, you’re ready to build and use your very own klamper? The process is fairly simple and only contains four main steps. You’ll need a little patience and a few materials, but the construction and use time is more than reasonable when you consider just how much this little guy will be able to do for you once all is said and done.
Without further ado, here’s just how you use one!
Right off the bat, you’ll want to get a bit of wire and and cut it depending on what sort of projects you plan on using the klamper for. Shorter wires work differently than longer wires, so consult a guide on this to determine the exact length of the wire that will work best in your particular situation.
Once you have that wire cut at the length you need, bend it into the shape of a horseshoe so that you have equal parts on either end of the thing.
From here, wrap the wire around the object that you have. Wrapping around the object one single time will provide a decent hold, but if you need as much strength and grip as possible, go around the object once more.
Next, take each end of the loose wire and slip it right though the holes of your haywire klamper. The holes can be found on the twisting handle of the unit, and the end of the klamper that’s notched should be positioned at the U section of the horseshoe wire that you’ve got.
When you have all of this setup the way that you need it and you’re ready to start tightening, slowly twist the handle of the klamper and watch the wire tighten before your very eyes.
While tightening the wire, the amount of pressure you want to apply here will drastically vary depending on what sort of task you want to use the klamper for.
Once you’ve got the klamper and the wire at the desired level of tightness, flip your tool over in order to wrap the wire of yours over and through the loop. Once you do this, lock down the clamp so that everything stays in position.
At this point in the whole process, take the turn key and reverse it so that the wire will come off of the handle shaft while the klamper stays in place.
This is undoubtedly the most difficult part of using a haywire klamper to master. It will likely take you a few tries in order to really get it right, but after a bit of practice, you should be able to do it without too much trouble at all.
Lastly, take some wire cutters and trim off the wire so that it’s about 1/2-inches in length and then press both ends down against the hose.
After you do this, your clamp is complete!
The overall process will vary ever so slightly depending on the exact way you’re using the klamper, but in general, these are the four basic steps that you’ll follow each and every time you use it.
Hopefully it’s now pretty obvious as to why you need to be using a haywire klamper if you aren’t already. The uses that this thing offers are simply unmatchable, and even using the thing is pretty simple as well. There may not ever be such a thing as the absolute perfect survival tool, but in regards to the haywire klamper, it comes pretty damn close to that title.