They're such a handy little thing to have. Yes...you might be able to fabricate something that would work OK...but why go through the trouble? These work remarkably well...are pretty durable...and are inexpensive.
I picked up a bag of 50 of them for roughly $10 from the "scrubhatlady" on ebay. With that many...I can have them around for my hats...to replace locks that are lost...and for whatever other do-it-yourself gear projects I might have. Awesome.
From a reader of the blog...uncensored!
just an idea for your blog from a pale girl whose skin burns more than easily and refuses to ever tan.. white long sleeved tissue tees are on sale at Target right now... will keep the sun off of my arms, are cooler than regular tees and are thin and light and won't take too much space in my pack. perfect for when sunblock will be scarce or non-existent and I cannot spend my days at my office computer in air conditioning but rather surviving heaven knows where in the 3 1/2 season tent my hubby bought for me as our "2nd home""