These things come in handy in sooo many situations. Good for strapping stuff to your car, strapping down gear in your raft, hanging tarps or your food away from the animals of the woods. Well worth a few bucks. I also use them as my 'Oh S..t! Line' across my raft in high water to hold on to if I'm about to fly out, or for people climbing back in something to grab onto. Set them up right and they'll never fail you.