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Don\'t Forget the Duct Tape: Tips and Tricks for Repairing Outdoor Gear (Don\'t)

Q: What do The Force and duct tape have in common?
A: They both hold the universe together.

You’ve probably heard that joke before. The duct tape is an essential tool to be included in any survival kit or bug out bag. Invented in the early 1940s by scientists at Permacell (a division of the Johnson & Johnson Co.), duct tape was built to fill the need for a strong, flexible, durable tape that could help the war effort, according to Henkel Consumer Adhesives, one of the world’s largest makers of the stuff.

This book by Kristin Hostetter has a simple message : Don’t Forget the Duct Tape. Former Backpacker Magazine editor Hostetter has compiled many tips and solutions for you, whether you need to remedy a leak in your tent, repair flapping boot soles, nurse a cranky stove back to life, unclog a water filter, or revive gunked up Velcro. Save money and do the environment a great service by mending your gear instead of replacing it before its time.

  1. […] no denying that duct tape is useful is all sorts of situations. You can use duct tape to patch your clothing, your gear or even flesh […]