DUCT Tape is one of the most amazing inventions on the planet.
If you are a survivalist you probably have a fair bit of this – I know I have at least 10 rolls that I can get to it! Because Duct tape is so durable the uses are AMAZING and here are 10 of the best! Can you believe that they NASCAR have an iteration of it to hold sheet metal down!
Chances are you have already used it on your truck or piping to hold things together and hey, if you cut your hand use it for that!
Check out these awesome ideas and see if you haven’t thought of that already!:
1. Repairing a cracked water bottle or a pierced hydration bladder.
A little strip of DT is the next best thing to a bandage for an ailing water vessel. Just dry the surface before you try to tape your patch in place, most forms of duct tape don’t stick to wet surfaces.
2. Survival arrow fletching.
Tear off a few 5-inch pieces, and a long edge of one piece to thearrow shaft, fold the tape lengthwise, and stick the other long edge of that piece to the arrow. Repeat this process one or two more times; trim the vanes to shape with your knife; and you will have a serviceable arrow fletching.
3. Butterfly bandage strips.
Cut two small strips of DT, and add a smaller strip across their centers (sticky side to sticky side) to create a makeshift butterfly suture.
4. Make cordage.
Twist one or several lengths of duct tape into a cord or rope.
5. Patch a hole in canoe.
I wouldn’t trust my life to this one, but it’s been done more than once.
6. Fashion a belt.
When you are starving in the wild, and your pants start falling down, run a piece of DT through your belt loops and stick it to itself in the front. Overlap it about 4 or 5 inches and you’ll still be able to peel the belt apart when nature calls.
7. First aid sling.
Fold a length of DT down the middle, so that it is half the original width and no longer exposing a sticky side. Use the strap to make a sling for a busted arm.
8. Leave a note.
Write on it with a Sharpie, or use strips to form letters.
9. Handcuff alternative.
If someone is acting up during a survival emergency, you can duct tape their hands together around a tree to prevent them from becoming a danger to themselves or others.
10. Mend shoes and clothing.
You can skip the sewing class, if you have enough duct tape.
Duct tape is just about good for anything and in any survival situation you will be glad to have those rolls!