Having the necessary supplies for a little quality time in the wilderness in a necessity. On the other hand, you don’t want to cart around an excessively heavy backpack when making the trek. Pro tip: lighten the load by packing duct tape instead of other items that offer limited use. Duct tape has unwaveringly earned its reputation for its ability to fix just about anything. Its sticky interior and waterproof exterior make duct tape one of the handiest tools you can carry! It can fix a leak, tear, loose end, crack, break, or probably any other synonym for damaged you can think of.
A huge concern for backcountry visitors are ticks. Duct tape can help prevent you from being a tick’s next meal. Wrap duct tape around the bottom of your pants to seal your socks to your pant to prevent ticks from reaching bare skin. This is just one of the many uses of the magical tape that includes fixing yourself, fixing your gear, and protecting your belongings.
Not convinced? Check out this ‘sticky stuff’ guide by PartSelect blog that outlines 15 ways duct tape can help you out in a pinch, along with how to effectively pack it. It just might convince you to pack a roll on your next outdoor adventure.
Original article Written by Alison Hudson