During our H.E.A.T courses, attendees often ask what are the most important pieces of kit to pack when traveling to a Hostile Environment.
Although we discuss the design of survival kits and grab bags on Day One of the course, and issue a H.E.A.T. survival capsule™ to all attendees, experience has shown that the “redneck repair kit” is a useful item in your gear bag. The redneck repair pack was a phrase coined by Jim Berg and Tim Nyberg who have written several books about duct tape.
The redneck repair kit contains 2 items- a can of WD-40 and a roll of duct tape. Adhesive tapes have been in use since the early 18th century when rolls of cloth tape had an adhesive coating on one side and were stiffened with dried urine from cattle. Hospitals used a tape made from […]