Duct tape is the universal hiker’s do-all. The most obvious uses:
- Patching: tents, tarps, packs, etc.
- Preventing: Blisters. Tape your trouble spots.
- Splinting: Help immobilize a broken bone. (I shudder to think of how it would feel to peel it back off your skin, though.) Best to know how to immobilize a broken bone first, though.
Duct tape advice known to hikers the world over: wrap some around your hiking pole and you’ll always have a bit ready and won’t have to carry a big roll.
I know the rest of you have some duct tape tips: click on comments and add yours.