This is not an entry to a contest; this is just a review to add to the posts so we can all have something new to read.
I’ve read with great interest the items in others GHB, BOB, etc. but no one has talked about a roll of Rescue Tape. I’ve mentioned to MD that I think they’d be a good addition as an advertiser. They have a unique product that I carry in every vehicle, boat, RV and GHB. I’ve used it to fix a leaky radiator hose on DD friend’s car and a broken hose on my sailboat. I even ready an account by a fellow sailor who used it to replace a broken fan belt!
It is self-fusing and creates a permanent seal. It’s both water proof and air tight plus resists up to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Its strength is 700 psi and insulates to 8,000 volts. The uses are endless as it resists fuel, oil, acids, solvents, salt water, road salt and UV rays.
It’s easy to use. Just cut a section of tape and stretch it at least twice its length and wrap around item to be repaired, over lapping on itself. If you’re working on a high pressure repair stretch tape as far as you can. The tighter you can wrap it the faster and stronger it will bond to itself.
When wrapping you want to cover about half of the last wrap except for the first and last wrap which need to be 100% on top of itself. You’ll want to be 2-3 inches past the section needing to be repaired and you’ll need 3-5 layers of tape. You can pull up the tape and re-do the wrap but you have to be fast as it sets quickly. I’m generally not fast enough and I find that to be a bit frustrating. Either side of the tape works so you don’t have to worry about not having the ‘sticky’ side.
It’s a bit expensive currently $25 for two smallish rolls but in a SHTF could be the difference between reaching your BOL or not. You can order on-line (MD take out if you don’t want link in there.) www.rescuetape.com We’ve had this product for many years now and used it as the occasion arose. It’s been a good addition to our emergency repair items and we always keep a supply on hand.