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While you should always be prepared for any scenario that involves venturing away from civilization, sometimes the unexpected happens and you’ll find yourself stranded – without the tools you need to properly survive.

Youtube personality Grant Thompson, often referred to as the “King of Random”, has a new video out this week that involves combining a gum wrapper and battery in a way we never thought possible.

Without spoiling what happens, check out the 40 second clip below and pick up a valuable survival technique that could save lives:

Nifty! For those wondering, other products that contain steel or aluminum can also work, provided they’re flexible enough to connect both ends.

Have you ever had to use survival techniques like this one? Tell us your story below!