Dune Buggy Bandanna
Dimensions22" x 22"
Matt Loomis is an art legend around these parts illustrating everything from obsessively detailed nature scenes to epic metal album artwork. This bandanna design is made up of our bike parts, with Paul’s dune buggy front and center. We located the original old school factory that’s been making bandanas in Greenville South Carolina from 100% cotton since 1946 so these are the real deal and will soften up real nice after a few times through the wash.
A simple square of cotton can do amazing things. If you don’t have a bandana stashed in your pack or pocket, you’re missing out on a world of possibilities, beginning with the 39 below.
Head cover: Keep your hair out of your eyes and away from open flame. Neck protection: Tuck a bandanna under your hat, draped downward, to shield your nape from the sun. Dust guard: Fold it in half to make a triangle, tie it around your neck, then position it over your mouth to keep out grit. Snot rag: So useful, so yucky. Sweatband: Keep the salts of your labor from running into your eyes. Sleep mask/blindfold: Block out the visible world for a better night’s sleep (or a game of pin the tail on the tree trunk). Cooler-downer: Soak in cold water and place across your neck. Face cloth: Wipe down your grimy visage. Smoke filter: In a worst-case fire scenario, cover your mouth with a damp bandana to make breathing easier.
Cooking and Eating
Water pre-filter: Strain turbid water before treating it. Colander: Hot water goes through; pasta, rice, and other food items don’t. Coffee filter: No java maker, no problem. Hot mitt: Protect hands from scorching pot handles. Bib: Deploy for messy foods and messy eaters. Napkin: Stop wiping your hands on your shirt! Place-mat: Add a touch of backcountry elegance. Dish cloth: Wipe up, wipe clean.
First Aid and Survival
Wound stancher: Apply direct pressure to a bleeding injury. Cold compress: Soak in cold water and apply to sprains, burns, and other injuries. Sling: Tie two together to support an injured arm. Splint binder: Tie around an emergency splint to secure in place. Tourniquet: Use to cut off blood flow only in the event of a life-or- death scenario. Trail Marker: Help find your way back.
Cordage/ties: Twist tightly or tear into strips. Tent sponge: Soak up water invading your tent and wipe down your rainfly before packing up. Bug swatter: Wave away mosquitoes, black flies, and other biting insects. Dog collar: Give Fido some style and increase his visibility, especially if he’s naturally camouflaged. Hat band: Give yourself some style. Boot wipe: Polish your hiking kicks. Wind vane: Dangle your bandana and watch which way it blows. Gear protection: Wrap up breakable items in your pack. Stocking stuffer: Share the love next holiday season. Stagecoach hold-up: For desperate times, if you find yourself lost in the 19th century. Hobo bindle: Have stick and bandana, will travel. Emergency Diaper: Better than nothin’….Toilet paper: Where bandanas go to die.
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