Sunday, July 22, 2007

Gear Up - Combat Duct-tape

"How to fit a roll of Duct Tape ANYWHERE???"

Combat Duct Tape...A.K.A. 90mph tape. I saw a retail version of this at base supply one time, and thought "I can make one of those!" Ever been out in the trenches, at the camp ground, or on a trip, and needed some duct-tape? To bad you can't carry a roll of that in your field-gear...not comfortably, anyways! So the "Duct-Tape" guys got smart and made a "compact roll" you can carry with you, in your field gear...comfortably!!! IF you know the "guys". But if you don't, here's how to make your own roll of "Combat Duct-Tape"

"Combat Duct Tape...small enough to take anywhere!!!"

Get a sturdy piece of cardboard (fiber board actually...the thin, sturdy stuff...not "corrugated"), and cut it to about 4" long. For the width, cut it just a little thinner than the tape itself. Then, start wrapping the tape around the board, length wise, making sure to keep it taught as you wrap. Do this about twenty/thirty times ,or until the tape is about 1" thick. Now you have a "roll" of "Combat Duct-Tape that will fit in your LC-1 Compass/First-Aid pouch, back pack, Individual First Aid Kit...or just about anywhere!!! I keep one of these in one of my Compass pouches on my LBV, CFP-90, and ALICE Pack, along with some zip-ties and 550/220 cord, as my "Quick Fix/Repair Kit" while in the field.

"Combat duct Tape in an LC-1 Compass/First-Aid Pouch"

Please comment on my blog, and let me know if this was helpful....or maybe you just thought it was neat! Thanks!!!


Anonymous said...

Good idea!!! Did you show it to the guys at work? Love, Mom

Sonya said...

I think all the reviews you're doing are helpful. I don't use any of these items but it's pretty cool learning about them.

Anonymous said...

WOW it is duck tape!WOOP WOOP