15 Practical Uses For Duct Tape

1. Butterfly Bandage

Cut several small strips the size of butterfly bandages and the rest speaks for itself.

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2. Make Handcuffs

With enough duct tape that bad guy is sure to be held until the cops can get to him.

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3. Make a Spear

Strap a knife to an old rake stick and you are ready for hunting.

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4. Repair Your Shoes

Your shoes will eventually wear out and this will be enough to get you home.

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5. Splint a Leg

A broken leg or arm can be wrapped with padding and and supported with sticks then topped off with duct tape.

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6. Prevent Glass Windows From Shattering During Storms

Just tape em up Bubba.

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7. Make a Hammock

And just relax.

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8. Hem Your Pants

No time to hem your new jeans?  Fake it with a strip of duct tape.

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9. Catch Pesky Flies and Bugs

Roll off a few foot-long strips of duct tape and hang them from a branch or your tent or cabin rafters.

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10. Mark a Trail

Use it to blaze a trail or signal for rescue, especially if your DT is brightly colored or reflective.

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11. Make a Hat

Be creative with this one.

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12. Make a Belt

When you are starving in the wild, and your pants start falling down.

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13. Make an Arrow

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.

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14. Make a Bikini

If you are roughing it there is no reason you shouldn’t be able to swim and enjoy yourself.

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15. Last and Probably The Most Useful. Keep Your Husband Quiet

Place a strip over the mouth. You might also need to put handcuffs on his hands to prevent him from removing to tape for his mouth.

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So there ya have it and be sure to check your supply of duct tape. You never know when you are going to need it.

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