On safari in east Africa, riding in a Land Rover D-90 when the front suspension started making a lot of noise. The guide and I diagnosed the problem — one of the rubber bushings had failed. Then he solicited the help of a Maasai villager who produced a blown out “tire sandal” — basically a flip flop made out of a tire (and a fine work of automotive creativity in and of itself). The magic happened when he pulled out a machete sharp enough that he could and slice, the sole of the tire sandal and make a suitable replacement for the bushing.