34 Ways a Prepper Can Use Duct Tape for Survival

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It seems as though anytime I post a list of how to do or how to use something, viewers flock.  I suspect that is because in our busy lives, it is easier to browse a list than it is to read a bunch of words nicely laid out in paragraph format.

For whatever reason, an article I wrote awhile back on the use of duct tape pretty much went viral.  It has been re-published, copied, and even stolen word for word and posted as though it was written by someone else.  What can I say?  Everyone loves duct tape!

Here is the original article, for your education and your enjoyment!



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3M Heavy Duty All-Weather Duct Tape Survival Gear Checklist   15 Items to Get You Started: This heavy duty duct tape happens to be a favorite in our household.

Fix-It Duct Tape, 7-Mil, 3-Pack: On the other hand, we also keep a supply of this less expensive duct tape on hand (about $16 for three 60 yard rolls).

Gorilla Tape:  And then there is Gorilla Tape which is the really tough stuff for the really tough job.  Great stuff! It is also available in clear.

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34 Ways a Prepper Can Use Duct Tape for Survival — 6 Comments

  1. I have another use. I just took some of my old reliable kitchen knives that have had rough use but are ‘battle tested’ for a couple of decades, I am in the process of making sheaths for each. With loops for belts too. Not sure how they will hold up in the damp, moist, cool, that we get in the Pacific Northwest, but I’m putting them outdoors in a secure location to see until I need them for bugging out or camping.
    I was also thinking how I wish I had been able to use DT as a child roaming the country, to keep the ticks and chiggers from getting to me.

  2. Gaye, I have a question. I was reading this article yesterday and started to read a comment and had to shut down. I’ve come back and the comments are not there anymore. I acquire a lot of info from the comments along with the articles. Is there an option I am not aware of to view old comments?

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