10 Awesome Alternate Uses For Duct Tape

Catch flies? Who would have thought? Not us. But read on for more duct tape uses:

Catch pesky flies:  Roll off a few foot-long strips of duct tape and hang them from a branch or your tent or cabin rafters. The DT serves as flypaper and when you depart, you can roll up the tape to toss it in the trash.  No need to use nasty chemicals, either.

Make a spear: Strap your knife to a pole and you have a trusty spear to fend off beasts, or make one into your dinner.

Create a shelter: With some trash bags and some duct tape, and you have a survival shelter roof, or sleeping bag cover, a wind break, or well, there are kits of possibilities.

Wrap a sprained ankle:  If you trip and sprain your ankle, wrap the ankle with duct tape to give it some support.

Make butterfly bandage strips: Cut two small strips of DT, and add a smaller strip across their centers (sticky side to sticky side) to create a makeshift butterfly suture.

Make a sling: Fold a length of DT down the middle, so that it is half the original width and no longer exposing a sticky side. Use the strap to make a sling for a busted arm.

Pretty incredible, right? You will probably find yourself using duct tape more now that you know what it can be used for. C'mon – who's ready to make spear? We're going to try that one our now!

Have you got a great use for duct tape that wasn't listed? Tell us about it! And while you're at it, stop by and visit our friends at Back Door Survival. They are an excellent source for survivalist and preppers!



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  1. Ray Watkins said:

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  2. Michael Andrew said:

    If you have a machete or anything else that has a sheath (or doesn’t have one and should) duct tape makes good reinforcement for a already made sheath, or with a little bit of cardboard, make your own.