Whatever you need to repair duct tape remains the most versatile item you should be carrying. Sometimes you need a quick fix and because duct tape generally comes in a sizable roll it’s nowhere where you need it! Well I solved two problems at the same time,my security gates have similar locks and all too often I insert the wrong key which does work but you are then faced with a major battle to get it out and get the lock moving again, solution # 101, I rolled a 45 cm strip of duct tape around the front gate key which makes it immediately recognizable and gives me a piece of tape to use in an emergency.
So this solution lets me have immediate access to a piece on indispensable tape in case of an emergency.
Due to it’s versatility I thought I would list a few applications where it has actually worked for me or someone close to me;
- Temporary patch to a leaking hose or pipe.
- Patch a leaking boat or lilo.
- Repair a cracked water bottle.
- Tie a bandage or make a makeshift bandage with gauze.
- Repair a torn,leaking tent.
- Hold splints to tape a broken bone.
- Remove splinters from skin,yes it is very sticky.
- Tape a broken window before removing iit.
- Fix vehicle hoses,windows,headlights etc.
- Join wires after splicing if you do not have electrical tape.
- Wrap a sprained limb if you do not have a crepe bandage.
- Fix broken poles.
- Reseal opened food packages.
- Use as fly paper around the campsite.
- Fix tent insect screens that are torn.
So now comes the challenge, tell us where duct tape has really helped you in an emergency, let us know at www.allterrain.co.za