Saturday, February 16, 2013

Simple Survival Tips - Flat Tape



There are many things come in round packages or shapes. Unfortunately, these items don’t lend themselves to easy storage in a survival kit. The trick is to think flat because it doesn’t take up as much room and will leave you enough space for other possible items you may need.





 One of the most useful items you can have in a survival kit is duct tape. A big roll of duct tape isn’t going to fit in most survival kits. It may also be way more than you might need. Just wrap a few feet lengthwise around an old library card or some other discarded plastic card. You can actually store several feet on an old plastic card and it will only be slightly thicker than a quarter. 

It will also be a lot easier to fit in a survival kit.

Got flat tape?

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker 

3 comments:

Ed Vaisvilas said...

Great idea! Until now, I've always wrapped the tape around a pencil. I had a writing instrument for notes, and tape for mending.

riverwalker said...

To: Ed

I used to use a small piece of cardboard but lost the use of some of the tape that stuck to the cardboard. The plastic card works much better.

Thanks ED.

RW

Jack said...

I do the same thing with duct tape as you do in your picture. Old membership cards are the perfect vehicle to wrap the tape around and make it portable. In EVERY kit I make a 10' "flat roll" goes into it. Doesn't matter if it is a first aid kit, EDC pouch, backpack, etc. There's always one there. I bet I use my flat rolls more than I use the roll of tape itself because I always have some on me...

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