34 Ways to Use Duct Tape for Survival 34 Ways to Use Duct Tape for Survival Homemade Survival Equipment Prepper Supplies Reviews Self Sufficiency Survival Gear Survival Gear Survival Skills Tips SHARE 'Above Average' Joe , / 1264 Commentary: Duct tape is a must have for your survival supplies, below is a list of 34 items that you can fix or create with duct tape. This miracle stuff was created during World War II when the US military needed a flexible, durable, waterproof tape to use making repairs in the field. A strong tape was created by Permacell, a division of Johnson and Johnson for this purpose. As the story goes, the GIs called it “duck tape” because it was waterproof – like a duck’s back. I have always claimed – and not altogether jokingly – that you could build a house with Elmer’s glue and Duct Tape. Both items are readily available, relatively inexpensive and easy to tote around. I will set aside the Elmer’s for another time, though. Today, I thought it would be fun to look as some of the practical uses of duct tape around the house, camping and of course, in a survival situation. Enough of the boring details. Just how can you use this miracle tape? Repair a tent: You open your tent at the campsite and oops — a little tear. No problem as long as you’ve brought your duct tape along. Cover the hole with a patch; for double protection mirror the patch inside the tent. You’ll keep insects and weather where they belong. Make a rope: Twist one or several lengths of duct tape into a cord or rope. Of course paracord would be a lot better and you do have some of that, right?) Make a clothesline: Twisting a long piece of Duct tape makes a great piece of rope to use as a clothesline. See full article on backdoorsurvival.com See all posts on Self Sufficiency Comments Leave A Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.