Always Have Duct Tape and other Useful Things
My uses for duct tape
within the last month include: -Preventing a hotspot from turning into
a blister (works better than
commercial products like "moleskin"). Saved the day, would have had to
miss a beautiful day in the mountains!
-Repair, then reinforce a Poncho during a rain storm.
-Covering all but one of a humming birds potential feeding sites so as to direct them into photo taking range (got the shot and took it off afterwards of course!)
-Repairing a badmitten raquet mid-game
-A woman used it to tie hair out of her face while rock-climbing.
-Covering the leads of a 9v that was shorting out on the metallic items of my pocket.
-Temporarily fixing a friend's shoe (no other tape had worked)
-Affix some cadmium-sulfide photo cells to a receiver for measuring oscillations in a laser to listen to a conversation (search this site for an idea of how 'laser window bounce' works).
1) Get some Duct Tape - The stuff that holds Maine (and my life) together.
Get one old Credit/ Debit/ Gift/ Library/ Identification Card. Make sure your card is sturdy so that it may be used as an ice scraper.
2) Wrap tape around the card until you have something that looks like the picture. Use as much as you are comfortable carrying in your wallet. If you want to get maximum tape
3) Add on. On the side there is enough room for some electrical tape, paper clips, safety pins, fish hooks, etc. One cool option is to notch the ends of the card, and wrap thread or fishing line around it. I have a simple set up in the picture, but it is useful and gets the jobs done.
4) Slide this into your wallet and forget about it until you need it... (which won't be long!!) Add a cut-off ziptie that is as long as your wallet is to the bottom of the money slot. These have hundreds of uses - you'll soon find one.