Ask Gearographer: Duct Tape

Dear Gearographer,

What is Duct Tape and how did we ever survive without it?

Yours truly,
Sticky in Florida

Dear Sticky,

Duct Tape is a gift from the Gods to all of humanity. Okay, if you want the technical definition you can go to another gift to all humanity: Wikipedia. To me, Duck or Duct—both names are correct—is just about all I need in my toolkit. Okay, maybe WD-40 also. As the sages say: “if it moves and ain’t s’posed to, use Duct tape. If it should move and don’t, use WD-40.”

Duct tape’s uses are universal and it can repair just about anything, even a broken male ego. With my trusty roll of Duct tape I can repair anything and everything I’m nagged me about. Okay I shouldn’t say “nag”, it’s more like a suggestion Lady of the House makes ten times a day, every day for the rest of my… A better use for it might be over my mouth.


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Yoon is a freelance journalist who writes for SNEWS, The Outdoor Retailer Daily, Retailing Today, Gear Junkie, and many more. He writes mostly on the business of the outdoors, but also covers events, does photography and interviews athletes. Yoon is an Insanely Big Mountain.

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