Travel expert Samantha Brown explains why she never leaves home without duct tape. I must admit, it has never been one of my carry-on items, but it will be going forward…
Always Travel With Duct Tape…
Brown makes some excellent points about why it is smart to carry duct tape with you when you travel.
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- It can temporarily fix just about anything that breaks
- Provides protection for children and pets from sharp corners and dangerous objects
- Patches damaged vehicles
- Can shield out light from tears in blinds or drapes
- Covers electrical outlets to keep children away
Another important feature is that you can use duct tape to elevate drapes or dangling cords which may be tripping hazards on the ground. I’ll never forget one time I was at a La Quinta Inn with my grandmother, then 104 years old, and she tripped on a bedspread and fell over. Thank goodness she landed on top of the comforter, which had fallen to the ground, or she would have broken her hip.
I’m a little OCD about scratches, dents, and paint chips so I’m more likely to travel with blue painters tape instead, but I know it is not as versatile as duct tape. We’ll see. Sadly, I’m no MacGyver, but it sounds like duct tape is a wise thing to travel with.
Don’t forget, duct tape is even used to fix airplanes.
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And of course it’s always handy to have if you have a durnk and boisterous seatmate on your flight…
Do you travel with duct tape? What do you use it for? Has the TSA ever asked about it?