From an article praising that miracle silver stuff:

That’s the weird thing about duct tape — it might fix things too well.

The tape is often tougher than what is being patched together, and I’ve seen that happen with tents, ski gloves and truck radiator hoses.

A friend of mine — who will remain nameless — once wrapped a big wad of duct tape around a split in his radiator hose.

The original idea was to get the truck back from an eastern Oregon lake to civilization — and an auto parts store.

I followed this guy for 60-odd miles — all the way to his house — to make sure he got home.

I saw him on the river a couple of weeks later.

“How long did it take you to fix that hose?” I asked.

“Ahh, that duct tape is still holding,” he said.

That reminds me, I still have to wrap some on my hiking poles.