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Duct Tape for camping

Found this small duct tape pack at ACE Hardware. 5 Yards of tape in a pocket sized pack. No sticky edges. Perfect for motorcycle camping. Thought I'd pass it along.
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I like Gorilla tape. A convenient way to store it is to wrap it about a Bic pen barrel. You can chuck up the barrel in an battery electric drill and pull off what you need then cut the barrel off to the width of the tape.
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I like Gorilla tape. A convenient way to store it is to wrap it about a Bic pen barrel. You can chuck up the barrel in an battery electric drill and pull off what you need then cut the barrel off to the width of the tape.
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Found this small duct tape pack at ACE Hardware. 5 Yards of tape in a pocket sized pack. No sticky edges. Perfect for motorcycle camping. Thought I'd pass it along.
Good call Bert. I found a pack of Gorillia tape like this I have been carrying on the bike -( got it at Amazon, I think). I have done the wrap around the pen thing as well.
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Duct tape and zip ties can keep a trip going that might otherwise be spoiled.

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Duct tape and zip ties can keep a trip going that might otherwise be spoiled.
Shouldn't this be: duct tape, zip ties and WD40 will keep a trip going?
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Shouldn't this be: duct tape, zip ties and WD40 will keep a trip going?
My Daughter is a outdoor educator, rafting, canoeing, bushwalking.
She uses a Nalgene water bottle, same thing, wrap the bottle, pull off as needed, always handy, use it every day.
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Duct tape and zip ties can keep a trip going that might otherwise be spoiled.

Sounds like a kidnappers supply list.
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On the weekends FarRide I took Zip ties... my mate says what for, and I say it can attach parts back to bikes really easy...

So at the FarRide check point another Versys 650 rider pulls in, he hit a kangaroo in the early morning. The roo glanced off the right side pannier (Quick release mounts and Pelican cases)... ripped the 2 front frame quick release bolts from the frame... his fix 4 zip ties per hole and it is rock solid.

Zip ties are light and easy stuffed under the seat.
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i carry zip ties and gorilla tape personally (i think there is some 3m electric tape in my trunk box as well)
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Remember film cans? I use two of them, heavily duct taped end to end with the open (lid) ends accessible. There is room left over to wrap electrical tape around a can too. I store fuses, items that need to be kept dry and other small bits like spare well nuts in the cans. Lots of easily accessible tape. Two birds, one stone etc. Keep under seat.
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Don't forget blue shop towels. But, get the good ones. Lately, I've seen some cheap copies. Thinner, more like white paper towels only blue.

You know the heavy blue ones make the very best TP. Just take some off the roll and fold them flat.

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all stuff i've done for years for backpacking
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I carry three foot lengths of 1/2 inch wide velcro cut to fit reuseable, cheap, strong, light, easy on, off. I always have a pocket knife.
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I remember when i was fire fighting some of the line jumpers would use a credit card to wrap tape around

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On the weekends FarRide I took Zip ties... my mate says what for, and I say it can attach parts back to bikes really easy...

So at the FarRide check point another Versys 650 rider pulls in, he hit a kangaroo in the early morning. The roo glanced off the right side pannier (Quick release mounts and Pelican cases)... ripped the 2 front frame quick release bolts from the frame... his fix 4 zip ties per hole and it is rock solid.

Zip ties are light and easy stuffed under the seat.
Yep, That was me!
Accelerated when I saw the 'roo start from the edge of the Right lane. Blighter hit my right boot, then the pannier. Bit of a wriggle (mates following said it was more than that!), but stayed upright & kept going. Glanced down and saw the pannier was still in place, didn't realise the fasteners had gone west.
Pulled up at Coolah for the zip-tie repair. At home on Sunday bent the frame back into place, and ordered another pair of fasteners from Perth - arrived today!
Sorry I couldn't speak longer, bit hard with over 100 riders there!

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Yep, That was me!
Accelerated when I saw the 'roo start from the edge of the Right lane. Blighter hit my right boot, then the pannier. Bit of a wriggle (mates following said it was more than that!), but stayed upright & kept going. Glanced down and saw the pannier was still in place, didn't realise the fasteners had gone west.
Pulled up at Coolah for the zip-tie repair. At home on Sunday bent the frame back into place, and ordered another pair of fasteners from Perth - arrived today!
Sorry I couldn't speak longer, bit hard with over 100 riders there!
That's OK 93TigerBill. I thought i recognized that login somewhere else when I saw the riders list.

Collah thats close to Duneedo - gee you went outback!

Main thing is you arrived safely.

Was an awesome ride.
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That's OK 93TigerBill. I thought i recognized that login somewhere else when I saw the riders list.
Coolah that's close to Dunedoo - gee you went outback!
Main thing is you arrived safely.
Was an awesome ride.
Corrected a few typos for those watching from the sidelines....
The 'roo incident was on Vinegaroy Rd - well known for Skippys!!

Needed to do a big loop to get the k's up. Home via Oxley Hwy, Donut at PMQ, then Newcastle. Mates on an S10 and a KTM SA - guess who was slowest through the twisties.....!

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Speaking of the tampon thing, I used to stick a maxi pad in the forehead area of my helmet to keep the sweat from soaking my goggles during long motos. non scented of course
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