Duct tape is one of those incredible inventions that just seems to have endless uses. Since its creation, people have been using it to perform an incredible number of tasks.
And so, considering it’s dirt cheap, lasts forever, and is crazy durable, it just makes sense it would be incredibly useful in an SHTF situation.
Now there are practically limitless uses for this tool. However, it’s important to focus on some of the most useful ones that’ll help you most in an emergency. That’s why you’ll wan to discover…
How To Use Duct Tape To Improve Your Survival Odds
In case you’re out of rope and paracord, you can easily use duct tape in place of these things to use as cordage. All you have to do is either twist one large piece of tape, or cut it into strips and twist them together.
For instance, you can use duct tape to tie supports for a shelter. Or, you can simply tape it in various sections to help hold it together.
Create A Temporary Fix
Duct tape is famous for the amazingly versatile ways it can fix a number of issues. For instance, if your car has a hole in the window, or if you get a rip in your tent you can use duct tape to cover it up. You can also use the tape to repair shoes that are falling apart, or secure a fender falling off your bug out vehicle,
Essentially, nearly anything can benefit with the temporary solution of duct tape.
Stop The Bleeding
If you don’t have a sewing needle and thread to stitch up a wound, you can often use duct tape to close the wound and stop the bleeding. However, there is a downside, and that’s what happens when you try to remove the duct tape. Ouch.
You can also use it to tape up a sprained ankle, to make a sling or splint, and immobilize a broken limb.
Remove A Wart
Here’s a cool trick – duct tape can help remove warts. Since warts need oxygen to survive, placing the tape onto the wart for a number of days will essentially suffocate it and kill it. You can also apply a wart removing cream and then add the duct tape on top for extra effectiveness.
Start A Fire
Need to get a fire going, but are low on tinder? No problem – loosely wad up a bunch of duct tape, and light it on fire. Duct tape is flammable, and will hold the flame for a good amount of time.
Restrain Your Enemies
If an attacker comes around, you can wrap duct tape around their wrists to restrain them. The tape is strong and durable enough to keep them from getting away, and it’s pretty painful when you remove it (an extra bonus).
**BONUS: Way More Survival Uses**
Now keep in mind this article hasn’t even been scratching the surface in terms of all the ways you can use duct tape for survival. That’s why it’s important to watch the video below – it offers 44 different ways you can use this incredible survival tool to your advantage when SHTF. Enjoy!