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
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
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?