I loved Cheryl Wilson’s reports about Duct Tape in one of my summer magazines! I’m personally not an owner of duct tape. I’d be surprised to have a roll of duct tape at home since if we ever need it, my husband’s contractor’s truck and/or shop is not too far from home. However, now that duct tape is taking on a new life with colors and patterns, I just might have to own my own roll or two.
It was interesting to discover that the tape was called both “duck” and “duct”. “Duct tape was originally made for U.S. Army use with a green cotton duck backing. When soldiers brought it home and used it to make repairs such as connecting heating ducts, it was manufactured in silver and called duct tape.” I’m sure that you’ll find duct tape adventurous too once you discover that it’s more than just a silver, handy tool of the home.
Readers’ of my magazine (oops, I tossed it before keeping the name) were noted as to how they used duct tape. One used it to wrap Christmas presents………another to hold outdoor furniture down during Hurricane Irene. I recently noticed duct tape wrapped around a tween’s backpack straps but the magazine also noted that “pinterest.com has all sorts of project ideas, from zebra-striped purses to rings made of duct tape rosettes.” Additionally, “Apollo 13 astronauts used duct tape to fit the square carbon dioxide filters from their broken command module into the round receptacles in the lunar module so there would be enough oxygen to get home. It worked!”
Knowing this tidbit, I’ll definitely shop for duct tape after summer vacation——--my own vehicle might be a carrier of duct tape too!
What do you use duct tape for?