Uses For Duck (Duct) Tape

August 27, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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One prep with literally thousands of uses is Duck Tape (also called Duct Tape), a miracle tape created during World War II when the US military needed a flexible, durable, waterproof tape to use making repairs in the field. The GIs called it “duck tape” because it was waterproof, like a duck’s back.

Duck tape can be used under countless use-case-scenarios and is an excellent add-on to one’s overall preps. Here’s a list for some of them…


 
What is Duck (Duct) Tape? 3 layers pressed together.

(1) Top layer is a plastic (Polyethelyne).
(2) Middle layer is a fabric mesh
(3) Bottom layer is a rubber-based adhesive.

 

Uses For Duck (Duct) Tape

Twist a long piece into rope
Patch ripped clothing
Repair broken hoses
Band-Aid for really big cuts
Attach leg splint to broken leg
Rappelling harness
Repairing leak in tire/inner tube
Mute function for humans
Patch hole in canoe
Can be used in place of handcuffs
Tape sole of ratty shoe to body of shoe
Mouse trap
Repair work gloves
Patch a hole in a tent
Make a bandage in a pinch
Make a clothesline
Reseal packages of food
Prevent shattering glass during storms
Repairing a cracked water bottle
Repair your glasses
Make a drinking cup
Mark a trail
Stop a water leak
Easily rips-tears into small pieces-slices
Strong enough to hold most anything together
Doubled up, use as a tow rope – pull a car out of a ditch

 
Let’s hear from you – what are some of your ideas for duck tape uses?
Any in particular to do with preparedness for post-SHTF?

3M Utility Duct Tape