The Ultimate Survival Technologies 18in Stretch Cord, Grey (Pack of 2) comes in handy for all sorts of things. It features a sturdy plastic-covered hook on each end so it won't leave scratch marks. Use it to strap your gear to the back of your bicycle or motrorcycle or to strap things to your gear. Hang up tarps and laundry. Basically hang up, tie up, secure and fasten just about anything you can think of, be it at home or on your travels.