Carrying duct tape easilyI came up with this this idea for carrying tape last year. I toyed with a few methods that involved a roll with a much smaller centre opening, making the roll more space efficient. The problem was that it was still a roll, and it got big enough that it wasn't convenient to carry in one's pocket. So instead, I came up with this idea.
What you'll need:
- Your preferred tape (I use regular Gorilla Tape)
- A pocket sized piece of plastic. I typically use empty gift cards because they're the perfect size and rigid. Cardboard will pull apart after a while.
Start unrolling the tape, but don't cut it. I usually unroll about 3 feet at a time.
Carefully place the card at the end of the tape and flip it over, rolling the tape around the card. Make sure you keep it as straight as possible.
When you reach the roll, unroll more tape and keep going. Keep an eye on the thickness. When it's as big as you think you can comfortably carry in your pocket, cut the tape and fold over the flap
I can usually get about 10-15 feet on a roll without much problem. It unrolls fairly easily and fits back into your pocket when you're done!
Do you have any tips on easily carrying preparedness items that might otherwise be bulky?