We have all done it. Who has not squished a roll of duct tape flat so that it would take up less room? Or, alternatively, who has not taken a few feet of duct tape and wrapped it around a pencil so it could be stored easily in a tight space? I will bet there are a sea of hands out there!
Well guess what? You no longer have to do that! Now there is RediTape Duct Tape which comes in pocket sized, 5 yard packs. Not only that, it comes in six different colors. Oh my gosh this is terrific stuff and I am thrilled to share it with you. Not only that, I have six sets of six packs of RediTape to give away to lucky Backdoor Survival readers. Now how cool is that?
But first, let me tell you about RediTape and the 5 oddball uses of duct tape that have worked for me these past couple of weeks.
About RediTape Duct Tape
Duct tape is duct tape right? Wrong. There are different grades running the gamut of dollar-store versions to heavy-duty industrial versions. In my own tests, I would put RediTape right smack in the middle. It is stronger and tackier (stickier?) than the dollar store variety but not as thick as the 3M stuff. At the same time, it seems softer and more pliable. Does that make sense?
No worries, though, because where RediTape shines is in it’s form factor. Each pack is 2 inches wide and 4.25 inches long. The thickness is about 1/2 inch. This means that it fits easily in small, compact spaces such as:
Backpack or Purse
First Aid Kit
Vehicle Glove Compartment
It tears easily and cleanly. What I mean by that is that when you tear it, it tears straight across, no knife or scissors required. The current rainbow of colors include fluorescent green, fluorescent orange, black, silver, yellow, and pink which I have renamed “girly girl pink” because I love it so much.
On the other hand, the RediTape folks are open to feedback relative to new colors and patterns. Purple cammo anyone?
Other than that, what can I say? It is duct tape after all.
5 Oddball Uses For RediTape Duct Tape
1. Create a waterproof bandage
By now you know that I recently made a deep slash in my finger with a box cutter. After the initial bleeding had subsided, I fashioned a nifty girly girl pink bandage for myself. Trust me, it got a lot of attention at a community pot luck. “Oh, how cute but WHAT happened?”
2. MacGyver (fix) a broken lamp switch
I have very little lighting in my Southwest home and none is in the bedroom. Instead, I have been getting by with my SunBell Solar Lamp. The problem is that I let Shelly (aka the Survival Husband) use it and the button top to the on-off switch got messed up. No worries. He fashioned a color-coordinated doo-hickey out of a paper clip and RediTape. It works great and I now can once again turn my lamp on and off!
3. Repair a broken laptop case
I don’t know how it happened but the plastic side of my laptop case cracked and fell off. RediTape to the rescue.
4. Book binding
Cookbooks in print form are precious. I happen to have a hand-written book of my own recipes that was started when I was a single woman in the 70s. The book is falling apart so I bound it up with some fluorescent green RediTape.
5. Waterproof label for preps
I purchased a number of large, Rubbermaid tubs for storing preps in my garage. I have my preps sorted in bins by type, something I learned while visiting my friend Linda at Food Storage Moms. For example, one tub is for all things water related, another for solar items, and yet another for hand-operated mills and kitchen tools. Each now has a bright colorful label letting me know what is inside.
Similarly, I have started to label my food buckets with RediTape in the same manner. I know that by using duct tape, the label will stay put and not fall off. And no, the food buckets are not in the hot hot hot garage!
I admit, what is oddball to me may not be oddball to you. So, if you are seeking additional ways to use duct tape, visit 50 Ways to Use Duct Tape for Survival.
Here is the part you have been waiting for. The nice folks at Proton, the makers of RediTape, have 6 sets of tape set aside for 6 different winners. Each winner will get one of each of the six colors.
To enter the giveaway, you need to utilize the Rafflecopter form below. Select one or more of the options after signing in using your email account or Facebook, the choice is yours. The best way to start is by clicking on “Free Entry for Everyone”. After that, each option you select represents an additional entry. There are a number of different options so pick and choose or select them all.
The deadline is 6:00 PM Pacific next Tuesday with the winner notified by email and announced on the Rafflecopter in the article. Please note that the winner must claim their prize within 48 hours or an alternate will be selected.
The Final Word
I will be the first to admit that sometimes I relish in being the queen of quirky, Quirky is good because quirky is fun. And so it is with these fun, yet useful and practical packs of duct tape.
In my opinion, duct tape belongs in every survival kit and yet it is often left behind due to its heft and bulk. Please know that there are alternatives such as these convenient, pocket-sized packs of RediTape. The fact that RediTape come in colors is a bonus, because this is truly a well-crafted and quality duct tape and one that will serve you well in all types of emergencies, oddball or not.
Have fun with the giveaway and good luck, everyone!
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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Bargain Bin: Below you will find links to the items related to today’s article plus some of my other favorite preps.
RediTape Pocket Duct Tape 2-Pack: RediTape is available from Amazon in 2 packs. I love this stuff and am stashing packs in all of kits. In many cases it will replace a big bulky roll of the 3M stuff, giving me room for additional preps.
SunBell Solar Lamp: The SunBell Solar Lamp is a very cool portable lantern that does whole lot more than sit on a tabletop. I love the fact that it can be used as a task lamp or flashlight and that it can charge my phone. The fact that it charges my mobile device, too, is a bonus The EarthEasy price is also less than Amazon.
Sunferno Flintstone Portable Solar Panel with Rechargeable Battery Pack: This sturdy solar power pack is lightweight and small enough to be used in an EDC kit. I especially like that it has 2 USB ports.
Maximal Power FC999 Universal Battery Charger: This nicely built charger will charge AA, AAA, C, D, N, 9V, Ni-MH, Ni-CD, and Alkaline batteries. It has an LED display so that when you first put a battery in the charging bay, you know whether it is viable for charging or simply bad and ready to go back to the recycle box. See How to Recharge Alkaline Batteries.
How to Sew a Button and Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew: You are going to love this book. It is charming and and timely and filled with good-natured humor and the loving spirits of grandmothers everywhere. Also check out How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew.
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter: The LifeStraw is considered the most advanced, compact, ultra light personal water filter available. It contains no chemicals or iodinated resin, no batteries and no moving parts to break or wear out. It weighs only 2oz. making it perfect for the prepper. For more information, see my LifeStraw review.
No Rinse Cleansing & Deodorizing Bathing Wipes: One wipe is more than enough for a complete “bath”. These are a good backup when traditional showers are not available such as the week or weeks following a disaster. Also good for the sick room as well as camping, boating, hiking and such. Here is my review.
Bicycle Canasta Games Playing Cards: This timeless classic will keep the entire family occupied when the power it out. Playing cards or board games should be in everyone’s preparedness panty.
For over 25 years Emergency Essentials has been providing the highest quality preparedness products at great prices. Plus, each month they feature sales that quite honestly are fantastic. One of my favorite sale items this month is this Mobile Washer (Hand Operated Washing Machine).
This is hand operated washing machine. Like a plunger, it uses a technique of pushing and pulling the water through clothes to clean them well without wearing them out. It uses a minimum of water and less soap due to the agitation motion. Use in a bucket (5-gallon suggested), sink or tub.
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