Duct tape is the probably the number one multi-use object we all have in our homes, cars, and toolkits. It’s an inexpensive part of our equipment and can be used to repair almost everything.
Easy to carry around, we use it to fix things in the house, while camping, and in emergency situations. Duct tape can be your best friend in extreme survival so be sure it’s always around you. Don’t underestimate this simple product and give it a try on your next camping trip.
Repair a tent
Is there something worse than opening a tent at a campsite and see there is a hole in it? Don’t despair duct tape is here to help. Cover the hole with a duct tape patch and keep the insects outside your tent.
Make a clothesline
Twisting around a piece of duct tape makes a perfect rope to dry your wet sweaty clothes.
Fix your sleeping bag
Tired of feathers flying inside your tent? Put a piece of duct tape on the hole of your sleeping bag and have a peaceful night without swallowing any feathers.
With a color duct tape, you can make rescue signals to attract attention and send messages.
Mark a trail
Use a duct tape to mark the trees in the forest so you can find your way back. (Do remove the tape afterwards)
Broken ribs protection
If you have broken your ribs while lost in the wilderness, don’t panic. You can provide support for your cracked ribs rolling a duct tape around the rib cage. Be sure to wear a shirt underneath to protect your skin.
Repair a fishing boat
A small crack in a fishing boat can be fixed by applying a duct tape. It may not last forever but will get you safe to the shore.
Fix your glasses
If your glasses break while hiking tape them up with a duct tape. Maybe you won’t like your new look, but at least you can see.
Make a bandage
Fold a towel or toilet paper, cover the wound and cover it with duct tape. It will protect you from infections and keep the wound clean.
Protect a sprained ankle
If you sprain your ankle while in the wilderness wrap it with duct tape to give it support. It will help you walk to the nearest help. Wrap it like the support strap below.
Make a shelter
With a duct tape and some trash bags, you can create a sleeping bag cover or a wind break.
Repair a water bottle
Put a patch of duct tape on your leaking bottle. Be sure to dry the surface before you try to tape it. water bottles are a good place to store some duct tape, just wrap it around the bottle and it will be ready for use when you need it.
As you can see duct tape is something that you always need to have handy while camping or hiking. This multi-purpose tape will help you resolve some urgent situations and save you from despair. Make sure you carry enough on your next trip and maybe you will find some new uses for it.
Good luck and enjoy your next adventure.
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