Duct Tape – The ‘Miracle Cure’ for Injured Backpackers

I’ve heard it said that if you were stranded on an island, aspirin would be the one essential drug in your first aid kid. You might say that duct tape plays a similar role for those of us who venture into the wilderness. You can use it to repair broken poles and patch tents, sleeping bags and pants. Or create a sling for a injured arm. Backpacker Magazine this month sent me a link to “101 First Aid” tips and they demonstrate how to stabilize a sprained ankle with the versatile tape.It’s worth a look.

Be light. Be safe. Be one with the pack.