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Thursday, 21 January 2016

The 10 C's of Survival 9/10 - Cargo tape

Short and sweet one for number 9 of the 10 C's of Survival Series...

Cargo Tape. or what we more often refer to as good old fashion duct tape. You know what they say, "If you can't fix it with duct tape you ain't using enough duct tape"

From injuries to pack malfunctions, a roll of duct tape serves as many functions in the wilderness as it does in the city. Carrying a few metres wrapped around a card in your pack takes up hardly any space or weight and gives you more options. It's also a handy place to keep a couple of needles and/or fishing hooks taped in the middle of the card for emergencies.

Recently I stumbled across the new Camo Gorilla tape, it has a great "Realtree" type pattern in a matte finish and looks really good, something a little bit different to the bog standard black or silver.

A fun little project that doesn't take a lot of time is the duct tape wallet. I made one for Logan a while ago that he kept some old bank cards and some printed Toy Story money in to play with, but the wallet is a fuctional wallet for an adult too and can be made any way you want and when it starts to get worn out it can be repaired with tape.

Click here for a great "How to make a Duct Tape Wallet" tutorial


  1. I have some really pretty duct tape, with owls on and one with loads of pretty camper vans on it is great that they do a variety of designs now :-)

  2. My favourite use for duct tape is to bind the parts of a hive together when moving bees. I also put sponge in the door and secure it with... Duct tape!
    Good series of posts


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