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Duct Tape to the rescue!

I want to thank posters for recommending travel sewing kits and dollar store duct tape. I tried to create new holes in my sandal straps to tighten them with a cork-screw multi-tool I found in my hotel room. The blade was dull and the corkscrew was a challenge. I managed one sandal and ended up damaging the buckle on the other. Later, I remembered I had some duct tape and sewing scissors. Let's see if I can make these sandals last for one more week. Then, I can have the local shoe repair man at home properly fix them for me. I used stylish cheetah print duct tape.

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13213 posts

I can see I need to upgrade my duct tape supply---all I carry is plain silver.

Posted by
2251 posts

Gaffer's tape is the bomb. Cloth base like duct tape, but with about three times the stick-it's what the pro's use. At about $20 per roll it's not cheap, but it too comes in colors, not sure about cheetah print though.

Posted by
18378 posts

What about WD40?

"There are two kinds of problems in the world. Those that can be
solved with duct tape and those that can be solved with WD40."

Posted by
1578 posts

I used dollar store tape. I was thinking of upgrading next time to gorilla tape for a stronger hold. I will have to check out gaffer's tape. Never heard of it before. I would like a stronger tape. But, my "fix" is working. I improved my tape work today. I may be able to get a job sitting in a piazza and doing this for other tourists in need.

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607 posts

Just watched "The Martian" on Netflix... duct tape can save your life.

I used to wrap a couple layers of duct tape around the outside of a zip lock bag which held bandages and other small emergency items when I travelled. Nowadays, I leave that department to my wife who likes to pack a first aid kit and enough emergency stuff for a small disaster. I just pack a credit card.

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630 posts

Nowadays, I leave that department to my wife who likes to pack a first
aid kit and enough emergency stuff for a small disaster. I just pack a
credit card.

LOL. I think I would like your wife - I tend to do the same:)