If you’ve ever tried to break a piece of string using just your hands, you’ve also likely suffered a small rope burn across the inside creases of your fingers. Worse than the rope burn is the sliced skin that- because of its placement- takes weeks to heal. Remember this hack when you don’t have scissors or a knife handy and you’ll never again suffer that pain and annoyance.
Pull out this trick next time you’re camping or fishing, or just working in the garage, and save your fingers for more delicate work.
Here’s a bonus demonstration of the same hack. This video is less detailed, but features a charming old man.