A piece of broken technology may seem useless in the wild no matter the amount of engineering and advanced parts that went into its making. However, all hope is not lost. When you cannot use your cell phone because you have no reception, or it has sustained a damaging fall, there are a few ways you can use it to start a fire, catch food, signal for help, and more. Learn more in the infographic below.

This infographic originally appeared on dailyinfographic.com and is republished with permission.

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  • Gigs

    I don’t think you can magnetize copper wire, sorry.

  • Poop

    it says steel wire, cant you read?

  • It says to use steel wire. RTFA.