# Saturday, 22 November 2008

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The Swiss Army Knife and Duct Tape, two symbols of a great man. And if you don't know who I'm talking about, you have my sympathies.. and please go and read up on him now.

As I mentioned before I already carry around a Leatherman Squirt with me nearly everywhere I go.

But a few months ago I finally decided that maybe I should carry around some duct tape around too. But the problem here being that while it's simple enough to carry around a small multitool in my pocket, how the heck am I supposed to carry around a roll of tape? Flattening the roll seemed like the obvious choice but that still wasn't portable enough for my tastes.

Finally I figured out I could do this.

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Essentially I just pull out the tape and carefully flatten it together over itself. The main risk here is that while the tape will not stick to the smooth side, it's very messy if the glue bits touch! So now I have tape that fits in my wallet!

So in the few months that I was carrying tape in my pocket what fun did I have?

  • Used it to make an improvised wire puller system
  • Used it to mark one server among a dozen
  • Held a power extension bar to the wall of a cabinet

Hmmm.. that was fun, should have done this sooner!


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