Buy Duct Tape Now, Before Winter

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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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About gerold

I have a bit of financial experience having invested in stocks in the 1960s & 70s, commodities in the 80s & commercial real estate in the 90s (I sold in 2005.) I'm back in stocks. I am appalled at our rapidly deteriorating global condition so I've written articles for family, friends & colleagues since 2007; warning them and doing my best to explain what's happening, what we can expect in the future and what you can do to prepare and mitigate the worst of the economic, social, political and nuclear fallout. As a public service in 2010 I decided to create a blog accessible to a larger number of people because I believe that knowledge not shared is wasted.
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3 Responses to Buy Duct Tape Now, Before Winter

  1. Paul says:


    It is your patriotic duty to serve the United Corporation of America, in the following manner:

    1. You must consume according to your wants.
    2. You must conform to your peers.
    3. You must compete for the scraps to survive.

    Therefore, buy all the duct tape you desire.

  2. edysmartpro says:

    I do not know whether or not the statement contained is proper for as you may know well we who live in the tropical zone do not have fall and winter season as well.

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