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25 Survival Uses For Duct Tape
The Daily Sheeple ^ | 4/2/13

Posted on 04/02/2013 7:08:27 PM PDT by Kartographer

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 the arrow 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.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ducttape; preparedness; preppers
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Duct Tape!!! What's not to like! I expect to see this list grow!!
1 posted on 04/02/2013 7:08:27 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 04/02/2013 7:08:51 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Taping looters heads to a wall when pikes aren't available....

/johnny

3 posted on 04/02/2013 7:09:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

I’ll probably be the only one here to say this, but I don’t like the stuff, and have regretted using it in the past as it leaves it’s sticky residue and only delays things or makes them worse.

I don’t even carry it on my work truck, as a repairman, I have never found it useful and eventually quit even keeping it at all.

I can see having some and carrying a little in a survival kit, but I think people should in general avoid it around the house.


4 posted on 04/02/2013 7:14:25 PM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: Kartographer
Duct Tape sure helped these guys get back home.

5 posted on 04/02/2013 7:17:15 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: Kartographer

I used it to patch a hole in an old kayak that was starting to break down. That bugger held up for a long time, til the kayak was just plain junk and thrown out. :o)


6 posted on 04/02/2013 7:18:49 PM PDT by Ladysmith (Every time another lib loses its job, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: NCC-1701

I remember a NASCAR race from years ago, everyone was getting banged up and taping the bodies together left and right. The race was nicknamed The Duct Tape 500.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 7:21:18 PM PDT by Ladysmith (Every time another lib loses its job, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: ansel12

Works great to hold your heat ducts together.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 7:21:25 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: ansel12
and have regretted using it in the past as it leaves it’s sticky residue and only delays things or makes them worse.

I could say the same thing about at least one ex-wife.

/johnny

9 posted on 04/02/2013 7:22:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

Ain’t exactly prepper but when you move your cactus to the patio this spring and get spines in your hands, duct tape applied adhesive side down to spines on your hands and pulled off quickly will make short work of them.


10 posted on 04/02/2013 7:22:32 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: Kartographer

I use it as Moleskin.

Sticks to my foot or toes and ankles on the one side and slips against the shoe or boot on the other.

Can’t tell you how many knew and Kewel shoes I’ve bought and instantly had problems with. I currently have on a pair of Vans that rub my middle, on my right foot raw. I forget they do this but, once I feel it I slap a piece of tape over it and no problemohs


11 posted on 04/02/2013 7:23:30 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Kartographer

Only 23? I guess they never watched “The Red Green Show”.


12 posted on 04/02/2013 7:23:43 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: this_ol_patriot
That's prepper enough, and appreciated. I'll use that little nugget of knowledge in the future.

/johnny

13 posted on 04/02/2013 7:23:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

Emergency candle or firestarter.
Duct tape and a stick can fix a broken hiking pole
Duct tape and the end of a foam sleeping pad can help a too large backpack lap belt fit a too skinny Boy Scout better


14 posted on 04/02/2013 7:23:58 PM PDT by cyclotic (In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep-Dan Bongino)
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To: catnipman

Duct tape, the handyman’s secret weapon

When all else fails, switch to power tools.

I’m a man, I can change, if I have to, I guess.

If women don’t find you handsome, at least they can find you handy.

All Red Green quotes

I miss Red, Harold and the gang at Possum Lodge


15 posted on 04/02/2013 7:26:43 PM PDT by cyclotic (In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep-Dan Bongino)
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To: Ladysmith

Here is an airplane taped back together after a bear tore it up.
http://gizmodo.com/5447738/bear-attacks-plane-pilot-fixes-plane-with-duct-tape-pilot-flies-duct+taped-plane-home


16 posted on 04/02/2013 7:28:25 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: Kartographer

17 posted on 04/02/2013 7:28:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL!!


18 posted on 04/02/2013 7:33:12 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: ansel12

I’ll probably be the only one here to say this, but I don’t like the stuff, and have regretted using it in the past as it leaves it’s sticky residue and only delays things or makes them worse.

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Really? I’m thinking of 5-6 things around my house that are duct taped. Perhaps I could have taken more time and repaired it correctly. But it was either DT it or throw it away.

I did buy a new garden hose to replace the one I duct taped. But I haven’t opened it yet. The DT hose works ok.


19 posted on 04/02/2013 7:41:22 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Kartographer

Gorilla tape is what duct tape wants to be when it grows up. Like Gorilla glue on a roll.


20 posted on 04/02/2013 7:42:29 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Kartographer

I have a duct tape wallet. The chicks dig it. Until they find out it’s empty.


21 posted on 04/02/2013 7:42:37 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: Kartographer

At my daughter’s wedding, the Best Man rented a tux and the pants legs were too long, so we hemmed them with duct tape.


22 posted on 04/02/2013 7:51:50 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: JRandomFreeper; ansel12
I could say the same thing about at least one ex-wife.

Ummm... Which part? The residue, the delay, or the worsening?

Or is it a three-fer?

23 posted on 04/02/2013 7:52:09 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: NoCmpromiz
Yes.

/johnny

24 posted on 04/02/2013 7:53:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Yes.

;-)

25 posted on 04/02/2013 7:58:38 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I just had a sick vision of taping someone’s head like a turban, that would hurt on removal.


26 posted on 04/02/2013 7:59:09 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Kartographer; blam; The Duke; ChocChipCookie; Marcella; JRandomFreeper; yorkiemom; ...
USES FOR DUCT TAPE:

The Spouse:

The Pet:

The Obnoxious Teenage Daughter:

THE ASPIRING SUPER-HERO:

Emergency bandages:


27 posted on 04/02/2013 8:00:48 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Kartographer

Duct Tape is OK, but EB Green is meaner than cat ****!!


28 posted on 04/02/2013 8:12:29 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kartographer

I used it to fix rain coats temporarily. That’s about all it’s good for.


29 posted on 04/02/2013 8:31:21 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Kartographer

30 posted on 04/02/2013 8:34:50 PM PDT by Route395
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To: Kartographer

31 posted on 04/02/2013 8:38:35 PM PDT by Route395
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To: ansel12

The sticky residue cleans off quickly and easily with a spray of WD40. The solvent nature of that product softens and dissolves glues, like the labels attached to glass jars which you want to reuse.


32 posted on 04/02/2013 8:47:44 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Kartographer

I used it to get a deflated truck tire back on a rim at 2AM. Pushed tire in to seal along inner rim, used duct tape to temporarily close the gap between tire and outer rim. Add air from *big* commercial compressor (able to deliver a lot of air fast) and viola...


33 posted on 04/02/2013 8:51:08 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Ladysmith

200 mph tape!


34 posted on 04/02/2013 8:52:16 PM PDT by glock rocks (No, the game never ends, when your whole world depends, on the turn of a friendy card.)
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To: MHGinTN

Hey! Great idea!.....I admit I’m a duck tape user. Works great positioning pictures you’re hanging. Also putting together a temporary kitty shelter.....and the list goes on.

Thanks for hint!


35 posted on 04/02/2013 8:55:34 PM PDT by caww
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To: muir_redwoods

Gorilla tape is pricey, but it is what duct tape wanted to be when it grew up!


36 posted on 04/02/2013 8:55:57 PM PDT by glock rocks (No, the game never ends, when your whole world depends, on the turn of a friendy card.)
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To: muir_redwoods

Holy carp! GMTA!
I posted before I read your comment.


37 posted on 04/02/2013 8:57:38 PM PDT by glock rocks (No, the game never ends, when your whole world depends, on the turn of a friendy card.)
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To: Kartographer

Just never use it on an actual duct....


38 posted on 04/02/2013 8:58:35 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: caww

Anything for you, m’Lady. Finished the move yet?


39 posted on 04/02/2013 9:00:26 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

I prefer ‘De-solv-it’ for household use, although I am not a fan of WD-40, I do use it for cleaning things around the truck when I am out and about, including my hands sometimes.


40 posted on 04/02/2013 9:04:06 PM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: JoeProBono
When the banks close, can be used as a disguise to rob and pillage.


41 posted on 04/02/2013 9:05:20 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: MHGinTN

By the way, for those single guys who are mystified and annoyed by the residue from badly peeled labels and such, they should know that your trick with WD-40, or a label removing product that costs 3 dollars and lasts forever, will change their life.


42 posted on 04/02/2013 9:08:05 PM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: Kartographer

While duct tape has its uses, there is something else that has great versitility...the various construction adhesives, such as Liquid Nails and competitive products. This family of products will work wonders in patching, sealing, and bonding. Water storage containers can be sealed permanently with these. Some allow wet, treated lumber to be bonded. And they are cost effective for repairs/projects that need to last.


43 posted on 04/02/2013 9:11:52 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Kartographer
Pulled into a greasy spoon diner for breakfast in Virginia. Porsche G3, easily a $300K car, parked next to us. Gotta love it!


44 posted on 04/02/2013 9:14:21 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

BUGOUT


45 posted on 04/02/2013 9:15:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

46 posted on 04/02/2013 9:23:06 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: ansel12

Have you noticed how many glass bottle/jarred foods have a rubber ring inside the metal lid? ... Yes, they do reseal once cleaned properly and ‘cooked’ in a pressure cooker or canner. I have a few jars of something my son brewed up last Christmas that still have the ‘dimple’ in the lid from sealing. Opened one a week ago and it was just like the day it was canned up.


47 posted on 04/02/2013 9:23:58 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

Oh gosh no....fell through entirely! The landlord finally got the woman out of the rental property but not til Jan. .....so I scraped the idea altogether. It’s still empty but he’s going to remodel it or connect it to his current business. He’ll let me know which way it goes once he decides, but I’m not holding my breath on it.

At any rate...am still here in my cozy place...and that’s just fine for now. Thanks for asking though. Trust you are well and cats too?


48 posted on 04/02/2013 9:25:35 PM PDT by caww
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To: Daffynition

Now THAT is funny! lol


49 posted on 04/02/2013 9:26:37 PM PDT by caww
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To: Daffynition

DOG CARRIER


50 posted on 04/02/2013 9:29:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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