Duct tape is something that most avid campers will keep in their RV or backpack. It’s not a perfect solution for anything in particular, but with a little ingenuity it can solve a whole host of basic problems. Here are a few of the most popular:
DIY Fly Trap
One thing that are no shortage of out in the open air are flies. If you have some duct tape, you can make your own effective fly trap, simply place a piece of duct tape near your food and drizzle it with a little honey. Those flies won’t be able to resist, they’ll head on over for a taste and get stuck!
Mark a Trail
If you’re venturing out into the wilderness, you want to make sure you know your way back to the campsite. Take a roll of duct tape with you, and you can use it to mark your own trail. Just remember to take your markers off the trees on your way back – you don’t want to leave rubbish behind.
Fix a Leak
It may be a leak on your water bottle or on a pipe or hose. Wherever it is, duct take will provide a temporary fix to keep your leak sealed.
Repair a Tear
Being outside in the open presents a lot of opportunities for rips in things like camping chairs, clothes, or sleeping bags. If this happens to you, you can fix the tear with a strip of duct tape.
When you’re hiking, you’re more prone to getting blisters on your feet, and the last thing you want is your blister rubbing against the inside of your boots. Take a piece of duct tape and place it over your blister to provide some comfort while you’re hiking.
Protect a Wound
Most campers will come prepared with Band-Aids and ointments, but if you don’t have any, you can cover a wound or cut with some duct take to keep it clean and avoid infections.
Sometimes you can misplace the drain plug for your RV’s kitchen sink, which can be very annoying. If you find yourself in that position, simply seal the drainage hole with a few pieces of duct tape.
As you can see, there are many uses for duct tape while camping, so it’s a handy item to make sure you have in your tool box. If you don’t want to carry a bulky roll of it while they’re out on a hike you can take a pencil or lighter, wrap some duct tape around it, and you have an easily portable roll of duct tape for any little emergencies that may arise during your trip.