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Duct tape, duck tape, or 100-mile-per-hour tape — no matter what you call it, this tough sticky substance is undeniably a valuable resource in survival situations. It can be used for mending broken tools, patching holes, sealing food, bandaging wounds, binding together gear, and hundreds of other purposes. You can even build improvised items entirely from duct tape, such as emergency cordage, a collapsible cup, or a pair of flip-flop sandals.
As useful as it is, there’s one obvious problem with duct tape: portability. You’ll find duct tape with ease at any hardware store or home goods store, but it’s typically sold in large 4- to 6-inch-diameter rolls. This isn’t a problem if you’re planning to keep your tape at home, in the garage, or in a vehicle. However, it’s a major issue if you’re looking to put some tape in your bug-out bag, get-home bag, or pocket. Storing an entire full-size roll is heavy, bulky, and impractical when all you need is a few feet for emergencies.
So, what’s the best duct tape storage method to maximize portability? There’s no one answer to that question, since there are many convenient ways to store tape for every-day carry. We’ll list a few below, starting with methods best-suited for small quantities, and working up to methods that can accommodate longer strips of tape.
As you can see, there are many good options to consider for portable duct tape storage. Which one is your favorite — one of the above, or something we didn’t mention? Let us know in the poll below: