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If you have winters with freezing temperatures, this fall is the time to buy duct tape. You need to stockpile duct tape to seal windows, doors and cracks for a variety of emergency and survival reasons not the least of which are tractor trailer or railcar toxic chemical spills or the next nuclear power plant meltdown releasing radioactive contamination, etc.
Now is the time to buy duct tape because, once it has frozen and thawed, it loses its adhesion. Yes, it still sticks, but not for long. It begins to loosen almost as soon as you apply it. Unless the trailer hauling it in winter is heated (unlikely), it will freeze in the trailer then thaw in the store. You can’t tell by looking at it whether it had been frozen or not.
If you buy in winter or spring or even early summer, you run the risk of buying thawed tape that won’t stick very long. Whereas, if you buy now, chances are it was re-stocked during summer months.
Also, buy more than you think you need. It’s better to have too much than not enough. And, you may need to share with friends and family.
Not to be melodramatic, but your life may depend on it.
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