Whether you are taking a weekend trip to Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains or week-long trek along the Continental Divide trail, your cell phone has become a regular piece of Every Day Carry (EDC).  Although handy, it’s not hard to imagine that it might end up not working when you need it in an emergency situation, either due to no cellular service or from a tumble down a rocky slope.  Regardless of the reason, a broken smartphone is still collection of parts that, with a little effort and creativity, can be used as a number of survival tools…no emojis required.

upcycle mobile phone survival tool

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