Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase we may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.
We all know the struggle, packing enough gear for your wilderness expedition without making your backpack too heavy. Pro tip: lighten the load by packing duct tape, as a replacement for other items that offer limited use. Duct tape has undeniably earned its reputation for its ability to fix just about anything. Its sticky interior and waterproof exterior make duct tape one of the handiest tools you can carry!
A growing concern for backcountry hikers are ticks. Using duct tape to seal your socks to the opening of your pants can prevent ticks from making their way to your bare skin. This is just one of the many uses of the miracle tape that includes fixing yourself, repairing your gear, and protecting your belongings.
Not convinced? Check out this ‘sticky stuff’ guide by PartSelect blog that details 15 ways duct tape can help out in a pinch, along with how to effectively pack it. It just might convince you to pack a roll on your next outdoor adventure.