Friday, March 5, 2010

Riverwalker’s Top Ten Survival Uses for Duct Tape

1.) Use for emergency repairs to gear (tents, tarps, backpacks, raingear, etc.).

2.) Use for temporary repairs to a vehicle in an emergency (patch water hose, etc.).

3.) Use for emergency medical treatment (make splints, wrap sprains, secure bandages).

4.) Use to temporarily secure items in place to prevent loss.

5.) Use for the emergency water-proofing of most items.

6.) Use as a temporary repair for broken glass or windows.

7.) Use in an emergency as a temporary restraining device.

8.) Use to seal an emergency shelter to help make it water-proof.

9.) Use as a reflective coating to create an emergency signaling device.

10.) Anything not mentioned above.

Duct tape is an essential item for your survival kit.

Got duct tape?

Staying above the water line!



Anonymous said...

Be sure and google the items you can make with duct tape. I've seen Duct tape coat, duct tape wallet - like you said, a whole bunch of uses.

Dustin Tarditi said...

I used to be a huge fan of duct tape, but in the Army, 100mph tape was truly stronger... and now, Gorilla tape (brand name) makes silver duct tape look whimpy.

Get a few rolls, stash them around the house and in your cars, BOB, etc.

Most of the time, these tapes retain adhesion after being "stuck" so you can also put several wraps around knife sheaths, tools, etc. to have a few strips handy.

Ken said...

...if ya can't fix it...'duct' it...

...trash bags and duct tape,the almost never mentioned prepper items of necessity...

Chief Instructor said...

Duct tape is truly an essential item in any BOB, car kit or other emergency prep kit. It has saved my tail on many an occasion.

I've seen the Gorilla tape Dustin mentioned, but have never given it a try. I think I'll grab a roll this weekend to see what it's all about.

Anonymous said...

Last year I gave my 2 young adult daughters the single womans fix anything kit. It is a roll of duct tape and a can of WD-40. the instructions say "If it moves and is not supposed to;use duct tape, if it doesn't move and it is supposed to use WD-40"

riverwalker said...

Great comments everyone. Duct tape is one of the things that has gotten a lot of people out of a jam more than once...myself included!

Don't leave home without it!



PrepperBuzz said...

+1 on the Gorilla Tape. But I still call it Duct tape. Kinda like all bath tissue is Kleenex. I've used duct tape to repair a pair of boots 2 days into a 2 week field exercise.

BTW I linked the article up on a couple votes gets it to the front page.

riverwalker said...

To: PrepperBuzz

Gorilla Tape...a little pricey but works great!

Thanks for the link. Hopefully it'll get some votes.


Geovanni Melendez said...

Duct Tape can be quite helpful in survival

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