It’s Duct Tape Season

Reading time: 1 page, 150 words, 1 minute.

Whether you’re a handyman (handy-person?) a survivalist or a prepper, the end of August is duct tape buying season if you live in an area with freezing winter temperatures.

Duct tape deteriorates after it has frozen and thawed. It loses its adhesion, and although it will stick somewhat, it will gradually come apart.

When you buy duct tape in winter or spring, it will likely have been transported to the store in an unheated tractor-trailer which means it was frozen. Purchasing duct tape at the end of summer ensures that even though it may have been in inventory for a couple of months, it’s unlikely to have been frozen during its journey to store shelves.

I couldn’t live without duct tape, so I avoid buying it if it was likely frozen.

Gerold

August 29, 2018

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 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.
This entry was posted in Hints and Tips and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to It’s Duct Tape Season

  1. Mike Deckert says:

    Gerold: Honestly, I have never really thought about it. Although I now totally agree with your thinking. I hope all is well? Heading off to the hardware store right now to buy some duct tape. Thanks Mike

    • gerold says:

      Hey, Mike. One of our Field Service techs told me after I complained about new tape not sticking. They’d know because in winter their tape freezes in their trucks.

      – Gerold

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.