25 Practical Survival Uses For Duct Tape

25 Practical Survival Uses For Duct Tape

Common things that we use can turn out to be very useful and part of an important survival kit. Whoever developed duct tape must be proud of it because it can be used in many different ways they must never had intended it to be used.

Check these 25 survival uses for duct tape.

1.Repairing a broken water bottle or a cracked hydration bladder. Just cut a short strip of duct tape and use it to as a binding for a cracked liquid container. Just make sure the surface is very dry for the DT does not stick well on wet surfaces.

2.It is an amazing butterfly binding strips. Prepare 2 small strips of the tape and place a smaller strip through their centers. This will form a butterfly stitch.

3.It’s now easy to make cordage. Just simply form a spiral of several strips of the tape and create a rope.

4.This duct tape can be used as a message note. Use marking pens and write a message on it.

5.How about labels? Yes it’s good for labelling your stuff. Cut strips and there you go.

6.What about if you’re on a wild adventure and your jeans start to fall? You can use your duct tape to bind the belt loops. Believe me it will stick well and if you need to run to the bathroom, you can tear the belt apart easily by peeling the tape.

7.It is a first aid drape. Just fold length of duct tape down the center and you will get half of the original width and the sticky side is no longer exposed. You are then ready to create a drape for a broken arm.

8.Mend your clothes with DT. Why worry about your sewing lessons if you have duct tapes?

9.Good substitute for a chain. You can tie a person on tree with steel chains but this duct tape can also put the hands closely together and you can tie him on a tree. This will help you for surviving from unwanted dangers especially from strangers.

10.Mend your shoes with duct tape. Instead of using toxic adhesives, this tape is much better especially when you’re on a wild area and there are no school supplies around.

11.You can repair your cracked glass with this tape. It may look weird but it’s fun to be nerdy sometimes.

12.How about making a hat out of it? If you have watched the “Mythbusters”, the guys there created a beautiful hat out of duct tape.

13.If there are no matches, interestingly, you can start a fire with a duct tape. Simply tape a spark rod of your knife sheath side.

14.Repair rain stuff. You can keep you stuff dry, and keep the water out, by mending your ripped rain gear with a few strips.

15.Fasten shelter basics. Prepare a few trash bags and you are now ready to bind them together with your duct tape. It’s a survival shelter roof, a sleeping mat or it can be used as a wind break.

16.Make an exciting drinking cup. Use your crafty hand to create several folds and then stick ends together with your duct tape.

17.It can be used to mark a trail. It can be used to glare a trail for rescue.

18.DT is good for keeping your tent sealed. Seal it with duct tape and you are safe!

19.Cover a hole in canoe. Some don’t trust this one but if it’s done twice or more then it must be safe.

20.Fasten bandages. Place a sterilized plaster over your wound, and band it in place with duct tape. If you are lucky, you must not be too hairy where you got wounded.

21.Make a spike. Fasten your dagger to a pole and you have a reliable spear to fend off unwanted creatures.

22.Wound care. Protect the scalded part with a bit of fiber gauze, and use the duct tape over the cotton.

23.Create extra repairs on your bug out vehicle. Leaky hosepipes and windows can be fixed with duct tape.

24.Maintain the feathers in your napping sack. Patch any holes with your duct tape.

25.Secure a broken leg of your plastic table or chair.

Roman Ridgeline King single Dome Canvas Swag

When it comes to durability, those synthetics might not cut it. Sparks from a fire, strong winds with twigs whipping around, dropping it down a rock face. Canvas, though. I have canvas bags that are 50 years old I think.

The specs for this single dome canvas swag:

• 200 x 90 x 50cm• Zip off top cover and large sandfly proof mesh top section with entry on both sides

• Zip out canvas at head end.

• Sandfly proof mesh at head end.• Reflective webbing on hoop clips.

• Reflective loops on all four corners for easy peg down.

• Heavy duty 38mm straps with quick release buckles and carry handle.

• Accessories pocket sewn onto base for storage of hopps, pegs & ropes supplied with Swag.

This Killer Tent Weighs Almost Nothing and Fits In Your Nalgene Bottle

A lightweight tent is great, and we’re always trying to find the lightest, most compact solution when we’re hiking or motorbiking, right? This one fits inside a nalgene bottle.

From the manufacturer: “Ultralight Adventurists will appreciate the Specialist™ shelters: the interior space and comfort of a tent with a lower overall weight and more compact size than many bivis.

“They are the lightest fully enclosable shelters in their class. Seam sealed throughout, the Specialists™ offer superior waterproof properties while also maintaining impressive breathability to manage condensation effectively.”


Size Variation: Duo
Weight 29 oz (total) / 22.3 (oz shelter) 5.1 oz (poles) / 2.3 oz (pegs)/846g (total) / 633g shelter) 146g (poles) / 67g (pegs)
Volume 23 sq ft / 2.14m2 (floor area) – 8.2 sq ft / .76m2 (vestibule area)


Ultra-light weight
The Solo has one entrance and one vestibule. The Duo has two entrances and two vestibules
Pertex ® Endurance 20D nylon shell fabric that has a 1,000mm waterhead and a 7000MVTR (Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate)
15D waterproof nylon walls, vestibule & floor has a 1,200mm waterhead
Double stitched and bar tacked at all stress points for strength and endurance
Fully tape seam sealed and reflective guy lines
Includes 2 x 7075 alloy poles and 6 x hard anodized 7075 alloy pegs
Can be pitched with a pair of trekking poles and natural anchors for extra weight savings
Ultra-fine mesh panel doors
Internal storage pocket not offered on many lightweight shelters
Optional lightweight Tyvek® ground sheets