Repackaging Duct Tape

Everyone knows by experience or has heard from others about the virtual miracles that Duct Tape has performed. The hitch is having Duct Tape when you need it.

Duct Tape is one of the mainstays in each of my vehicle’s tool and supply box that I keep in the trunk. Inside our home we usually keep it in our “junk” drawer in the kitchen which tends to be too full anyway but because of it’s versatility it tends to travel throughout the household and is not always there. So, how can you carry Duct Tape with you for a quick fix and for emergencies?

Duct Tape is wound on a 3″ core which makes it easy to handle and can slip over the average hand and be worn like a braclet, thus allowing the use of both hands for performing repairs. However, Duct Tape packaged this way is not likely to fit in your pocket or purse. The answer is to repackage it on a smaller core and in a smaller amount.

There are two methods that I have found to be quite useful: 1) You can take a small cylinder like a pencil, pen or straw to use as a core and wind a length of your choosing around it, then cut the remaining exposed ends of the new core flush with the sides of your new mini roll. 2) You can save your expired credit card to use as a flat core to wrap the tape around the long dimension. A few wraps could be sufficient for use and still be kept in your wallet.

These smaller packages of tape can now be kept on your person or in portable kits that can travel with you or be kept close at hand. If you use a different method, please leave a comment and share it with our readers.

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2 thoughts on “Repackaging Duct Tape

  1. Amazing! I never would have thought of that i carry a flat repackaged duct tape card in my wallet as well as a part of the cylinder from a cheap pen in my “Junk” Droor.

  2. I like to use a tongue depressor cut down to about 4″. I can wrap 12 feet of duct tape on it & the finished product is only about 3/4″ thick by 1 1/4″ wide.

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