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Duct Tape Rope at Alpha Outpost

Gear + Kits
Gear + Kits
December 12, 2017
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How much more can duct tape do? Apparently, we can make a rope with it. Yes, a duct tape rope. How many of you were surprised though? Probably not many, duct tape has proven over the years to be one of the most versatile pieces of equipment on the planet. Alpha Outpost shows you how.

duct tape rope

To start you'll simply measure out a length of duct tape that will fit your needs. Given that you'll be twisting it, maybe cut a little bit more than you think you need just to be on the safe side. Go ahead and carefully twist the duct tape onto itself. Continue down the entire length of duct tape. If one strand is not up to the task, remember you can make multiple strands and braid them together, just like a real rope. Now you have duct tape rope!

duct tape rope

Everything you carry on your survival kit needs to be carefully planned out. Remember that weight and space may be at a premium. While a piece of gear may be the best at doing one thing if it takes the spot of a tool or item that performs several functions adequately, that piece of gear may need to get the boot. Enter duct tape. Duct tape can be used for almost anything, literally. Did we not watch the MythBusters episode on duct tape? Including duct tape in your survival kit or bug out back is definitely a good decision.

duct tape rope

Paralysis by analysis could freeze even the most seasoned survival expert. Learning more could even be a hindrance as you waver back and forth over what the best items are for your bug out/survival kit. Remember to KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) the problem and utilize duct tape when you can. It doesn't weigh much or take up precious space. Combine those two benefits with the fact that it has multiple uses, you can't lose.

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