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How To Tie a Shemagh (also known as Yashmag, Gutrah, Shmag and Keffiyeh)

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The shemagh (pronounced “schmog”) originated in the Middle East to protect the inhabitants from dust and sun. It typically measures around 42″ x 42″. Knowing how to tie a shemagh is a very useful bushcrafting skill.

The shemagh, or tactical scarf, has been adopted by military forces all over the world as a standard issue garment because of its sheer functionality. It’s an easy, convenient, and effortless way to protect yourself from weather conditions.

That’s why so many people in the middle east are learning about how to tie a shemagh.

4 Ways to Tie a Shemagh

The everyday uses, and uses during a stressful situation, such as a natural disaster, would be invaluable. If any particulates remain in the air following:

  • An earthquake
  • A building collapse
  • A fire

And more, and you do not have a mask (I’d bet you won’t) you will have the face and head protection.
If you find yourself without adequate shelter in the cold, the shemagh could provide additional insulation.

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Thursday 29th of May 2014

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