Monday, February 7, 2011
My Favorite Tape
I carry electrical tape, wound around water bottles and my hiking poles for gear repairs. I love the stuff. It stays on gear for years if applied while dry
If you've done much hiking, you've seen those obnoxious duct tape scraps on the trail where it just got wet, and fell off. Not so with electrical tape.
Take care however, cause it does stretch somewhat. When winding around water bottles for future use loosely unroll from the spool and loosely wind around the bottle.
If its raining and you get cut, a band aid won't stay put. Instead, thoroughly clean the wound, apply antibiotic ointment, a portion of clean cotton ball, and the electrical tape.
Tape can be used to prepare boxes for shipment, eliminate rubbing of shoes on sensitive areas, repair torn books, gear, etc. I also like the fact its black.
The simplicity of these trail tools make it easy to carry in a pants pocket.
Without having to drop the pack, you can accomplish tasks and keep hiking.