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We love duct tape. It's extremely useful in a survival situation, whether you're patching a hole in your tent, creating a makeshift bandage, or twisting thin strands into cordage. It's also great to have on hand in everyday life, but you can't exactly fit a full roll in your pocket. Wrapping it around a plastic lighter or pill bottle works fine, but it also may get bulky or peel off over time.
Gearward, a Los Angeles-based EDC gear company, has developed a solution that not only carries the duct tape securely on your keys, but does so in a way that's stylish and sleek. It's aptly named the Keychain Duct Tape, and it's made in the USA out of solid brass or stainless steel. This unique patent-pending design is only the size of a tube of chapstick, and its simple exterior would look right at home next to most ordinary house keys.
The keychain will hold either 18″ of Gorilla tape or 24″ of gaffer's tape, which may not sound like much, but it's plenty for most quick fixes. A 35-yard roll of Gorilla tape costs about $9, and will refill the keychain about 70 times. This can be done easily by hand, or by using a power drill, as seen below (click image to view animation).
That's pretty cool if you ask us, and it makes reloading quick and easy. The Gearward Keychain Duct Tape is currently available for $20, and seems like it would make for a cool add-on to any EDC kit. It never hurts to have spare duct tape on hand, especially when you can do so in a way that's less obvious.