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I've always claimed, and not just jokingly, that you could build a house with glue and Elmer's tape. Both items are readily available, relatively inexpensive, and easy to transport.
Given my penchant for common everyday products that can be used in dozens of ways, I thought it would be fun to revisit some of the practical uses for duct tape around the house, camping, and of course in a survival or emergency situation.
Taking into account all the comments and tips you so generously shared, I now have a list of 50 Ways to Use Duct Tape for Survival and Emergencies. But first, let's start with the aforementioned refresher course.
All about duct tape
Duct tape is a strong, waterproof, cloth-backed tape, usually coatedPolyethylene.
There are a few different lines of thought about the origins of duct tape.
According to one version, the marvel arose during the Second World War, when the US military needed flexible, durable and waterproof tape for field repairs. A strong adhesive tape was developed for this purpose by Permacell, a division of Johnson and Johnson. According to legend, the soldiers called it "Duck Tape" because it was waterproof - like the back of a duck.
The other version is from the same period, but honors the heating industry. When people started using central heating, aluminum ducts were installed in homes to distribute heat to different rooms. The duct connections were leaking, so in an attempt to save heat, duct tape was developed to solve the problem.
It had to be highly adhesive, moist enough not to dry out and lose its adhesive properties, and strong enough to support the weight of moving channels.
Regardless of the source, we can all agree that duct tape is a panacea and a great addition to your survival kit.
As with most great products, cheap fakes abound. Since your life may one day depend on your survival supplies, buyTape designed for builders🇧🇷 You can find them at the hardware store or hardware store, usually in the heating and air conditioning section.
But enough of the boring details.How can you use this miracle tape?
50 Uses of Duct Tape for Survival and Emergencies
1. Repair tent:You open your tent at camp and oops - a little tear. No problem as long as you've brought your tape. Cover the hole with a piece of tape; For double protection, mirror the patch inside the tent. This keeps bugs and the weather where they belong.
2. Make a rope:In a pinch, you can twist one or more pieces of ribbon onto a string or string. (It is clearparacordwould be so much better and you get some of that, right?)
3. Make a clothesline:Twisting a long piece of duct tape makes a great piece of makeshift rope to use as a clothesline for drying camping clothes.
4. Store the feathers in the sleeping bag:If you have a hole in your sleeping bag, you can fix it with duct tape. No more flying feathers.
5. Closing food packaging:Use masking tape to seal partially opened food packages. Fold the top of the package over and seal it tightly with a piece of duct tape. Also works for cans. Just make a ribbon cap.
6. Keep your tent closed:A damaged zipper can cause your tent door to slam in the wind. Keep the door closed and keep bugs and critters out.
7. Splints on a broken fishing rod or tent:Glue a stick to the broken section of your fishing pole or fishing pole and you can have one last adventure with it.
8. Catch annoying flies:Unroll a few strips of masking tape and hang them from a tree branch or the rafters of your tent or cabin. The DT serves as a fly swatter and when you leave you can roll up the tape to throw it in the trash. There are also no nasty chemicals to use.
9. Fix your water bottle:Got a cracked water bottle or punctured hydration bladder? A small strip of tape to the rescue. Be sure to dry the surface before trying to stick the sticker in place, as most types of tape will not stick to wet surfaces. You can also wrap plastic water bottles with duct tape to prevent tears and leaks.
10. Make a spear:Attach your knife to a pole and you have a reliable spear to fend off wild beasts, or make one for your dinner. A spear can be a valuable survival tool.
11. Create a shelter:Add some garbage bags and duct tape and you have a survival canopy, sleeping bag cover or windbreak.
12. Wrap a sprained ankle:If you trip and sprain your ankle, wrap the tape around the ankle to provide some support.
13. Make butterfly bandage strips:Cut two small strips of DT and add a smaller strip in the middle (adhesive side to adhesive side) to create a makeshift butterfly seam.
14. Make a sling:Fold a piece of DT in half so that it is half the original width and no adhesive side is exposed. Use the strap to make a sling for an injured arm or shoulder.
15. Apply bandages:Place a sterile dressing over the wound and secure with DT.
16. Bladder care:Do you have a blister on your foot?Cover the blister area with some cotton gauze and secure the cotton in place. Make sure the tape completely covers the cotton and does not touch the blister.
17. Create a splint:A broken ankle or leg can be stabilized with plenty of splinting, padding and tape.
18. Make a crutch: Attach the crotch of a forked branch with some fabric and tape to form a quick crutch that fits over your splint.
19. Make a bandage:Fold a tissue or paper towel to cover the wound and cover with duct tape.
20. Make a makeshift tile:If you've lost a wooden tile, make a temporary replacement by wrapping strips of tape around a 6mm thick piece of plywood that you've cut to size. Wedge the makeshift batten into place to fill in the space. It closes the gap and repels water until you can fix the roof.
21. Fix a hole in your siding:Has stormy weather damaged your vinyl siding? A broken branch thrown by a storm, hailstones, or even a misplaced baseball can rip its outer covering. Patch rips in the vinyl siding with masking tape. Choose a tape color that matches your fairing and apply when the surface is dry. Smooth the repair by hand or with a roller. The patch should last at least a season or two.
22. Paste a broken window:Before removing the broken glass from the window, cross the broken glass with duct tape to hold everything together. This will ensure that no fragments fall and cut you.
23. Touch Cloth:Did the bugs find the crack in the window or door rail? Prevent their entry until you make a permanent fix by covering the hole with duct tape.
24. Fix a trash can:Plastic trash cans that have been knocked over by a storm or frozen in an ice storm often crack or crack the sides. Fix the tear with tape. Just make sure the can is completely dry and glue the tear on the outside and inside.
25. Make a Belt:Thread a piece of DT through the belt loops and glue them to the front. Overlap about 4 or 5 inches and you can still separate the belt when nature calls.
26. Fix your glasses:If your glasses break while you're out in the desert, tape them shut. You might look a little nerdy, but at least you can see it.
27. Fix your raincoat:Keep your gear dry and keep water out by fixing your torn raincoat with a few strips of masking tape.
28. Pack your clothes:Fix tears in your clothing by inserting a piece of tape, sticky side out, into the tear and gently squeezing both sides of the tear. The repair will hardly be detectable.
29. Add extra insulation to your boots:Make your winter boots a little warmer by taping the insoles together, silver side up. The bright band reflects the heat from your feet back into your boots.
30. Repair Boots:If your boots have cracked or the sole has come loose, do a quick repair using masking tape to keep moisture and cold air out of your socks.
31. Keep snow out of your boots:If the snow is deep enough to go past the toes of the boots, you can wrap the band around them to keep the toes on your legs to keep them tightly closed so you don't get snow in your boots.
32. Keep bugs and parasites away from your boots:Same concept as above, summer version. Attach the toes of the boots to the legs to keep out ticks, grubs and other crawling insects.
33. Hem the pants:No time to hem your new jeans? Pretend with a piece of tape. The new hem also holds up to a few washes.
34. Making handcuffs:Create handcuffs for the villains by tying their hands to a tree to prevent them from becoming a danger to themselves or others.
35. Highlight a track:Use masking tape to create a trail so you can easily find your way around.
36. Sign to the rescue: If you have colored or reflective tape, you can use it to signal the rescue.
37. Make emergency repairs to your Bug Out vehicle:Fix leaking hoses, broken taillights, windows that won't hold, and even bullet holes with strips of masking tape.
38. Suspension perimeter or security lights:Secure the strings of lights around your campsite with masking tape.
39. Dress-up:Use garbage bags and leaves, create a disguise, and tie everything together so you can hide in plain sight.
40. Above Ground Pool Repair:Have you set up an above ground pool as part of your water storage, fish farm or aquaponics? Don't panic if you leak. Simply dry the area thoroughly and apply DT to both the inside and outside of the tear or hole. This little trick can also be used for waterbeds.
41. Fix gutters gutters:Wrap connections in tape to protect gutters that won't stick together.
42. Remove splinters: Make sure the skin is completely dry. Apply masking tape to where the splinter is embedded and quickly remove it.
43. Repair a small boat: If you have a small fishing boat, kayak or canoe with a hole or tear, you can fix it by drying the area well and applying masking tape to both sides. The repair might not last forever, but it will likely get you back to civilization.
44. Fix work gloves: Do you have some heavy duty gloves that are coming apart at the seams? Secure by folding and pinching the tape, sticky side inward, over the seam.
45. Hold on to broken ribs: If you've cracked or cracked your ribs but still need them to function, you can use duct tape to support them. Put on a tight-fitting shirt or tank top to protect your skin, then tape your chest tightly with duct tape.
46. Black out your windows: Use masking tape in conjunction with heavy duty garbage bags to cover windows in an emergency. Nothing says "steal me" like being the only house in the neighborhood with the lights on.
47. Remove warts: Cover a plant wart with a piece of duct tape for 6 days. Replace the tape when the adhesive comes off or gets wet. After 6 days, remove the tape and wet the area with water. Then gently rub the wart with sandpaper. Repeat the process until the wart disappears (Those ones).
48. Fix leaky pipes:Be sure to dry the area completely and apply duct tape to leaking PVC pipes.
49. Seal your house: In the event of a pandemic or biological, nuclear, or chemical attack, bring all family members inside and tape shut windows and doors.
50. Seal ammo crates: Protect your ammunition from moisture by sealing boxes with tape.
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- backpack or purse
- First aid kit
- vehicle glove box
- Tool box
- equipment box
Tears easily and cleanly. What I mean by that is that when it rips, it rips right through without the need for a knife or scissors. The current rainbow of colors includes fluorescent green, fluorescent orange, black, silver, yellow and pink, which I've renamed "Girly Girl Pink" because I love it so much.
On the other hand, the folks at RediTape are open to feedback on new colors and patterns. Purple cammo anyone?
Otherwise what can I say? After all, it's duct tape.
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1. Fix car upholstery
I have duct tape patching a weird hole in the fabric of my car seat.
2. Hold the boots together
The weirdest use I can think of would be to glue my boots together. In tough times, you may find that shoes wear out quickly and you need something to pay the bills, so duct tape can seem like a blessing.
3. DIY welding glove
I have a welding glove that I used for all our container house construction (55+ pounds of wire through my welder...) which is almost a full roll as I kept drilling holes in it but couldn't see myself buying another set of gloves when using only the left hand.(Video) I Survived 24 Hours without Touching the Floor!
4. Fix the cracked bathtub
I used masking tape as a temporary fix for a crack in the bottom of my bathtub while trying to figure out what to do for a permanent fix. I used regular masking tape so I had to replace it every week or two.
5. Fix broken windows
We used masking tape to fix two broken windows in our kitchen.
6. Extend the life of your running shoes
I once had a puncture in one of my running shoes, tearing the entire side seam. Several strips of tape and I was back on my feet, it worked fine for a while and just swapped out the old tape for new when needed. I gained a lot of extra miles with this pair.
7. Clothes hem
I'm doing a temporary repair to the hems of my pants. I invariably tuck my heel into the hem of my pants just before I get to work or an interview and I can't sit in the bathroom to fix them, a little duct tape and I can wait until I get home to fix one and make the proper repairs .
8. Reconnect the faulty tail light
Temporarily attach the taillight cover to the vehicle after backing into the mailbox. Sometimes it can take a while to find the right one for your car.
9. Replace defective cap
I used masking tape to make a replacement cap on the contact lens solution bottle. How many of us have lost/dropped the cap off a bottle that's still half full or more?
10. Fix the bag handle
The rubber lining on the strap of my Ameribag shoulder bag ripped and held it in place so my hand no longer hurt when I picked it up.
11. Repair the rear axle of the vehicle
Fixing a broken rear axle on a car using wicker furniture and a roll of duct tape.
12. MacGyver a generator belt
I had lost a VW Beetle a long time ago, the duct tape on the alternator belt lasted the 4km to the gas station without overheating, it felt like it had changed. I have since learned that tights work too.
13. Fix a hole in the side of a boat (in the water!)
I was on my way to Catalina on a small sailboat at night when we hit something in the water and blew a hole in the side. I went into the water with some sandpaper and tape (3M), sanded off the slime and applied several coats of tape with my fingernails to get a good grip and push the water out. We then dried the interior and applied a hot mix of epoxy and fiberglass, back on the road in less than an hour.
14. Draw a bicycle seat
Maybe it's not weird, but my grandson's bike seat is just duct tape. This faux leather/vinyl won't last forever. So if you have a kid who rides a lot, duct tape is a quick fix until he outgrows the bike or you can replace the seat.
15. Create an improvised window glass repair
A storm sent a branch flying that broke a window in the chicken coop door. The only place I could get replacement glass was miles away, so I used masking tape to secure the broken piece and cover the open area until I had time to get replacement glass.
16. Replace broken hinges
I've also used it to replace broken hinges on little things like the pill box in my purse or a small storage box.
17. Remove warts
I love removing plantar warts from the soles of my feet!
I once removed a wart on my finger using a finger patch overnight for seven nights!
18. Replacement Patch
I wrapped a piece of duct tape around a cut finger wrapped in cotton gauze until I got a bandage.
19. First Aid for Turtles
A few years ago, I was repairing the cracked shell of a tortoise that had been run over while crossing a patch of sand on a back road. After being kept in a box for 2 days, it was released. It was discovered the following year and still had fragments of the tape in its wrapper!
20. Ankle Bandage
I once used duct tape to make an anklet for a friend who sprained his ankle while camping. It worked really well.
Other creative uses
21. Create insulation with garbage bags
I was using it to secure plastic garbage bags to the door of our small greenhouse to keep in the heat when a quick drop in temperature surprised us.
22. Hanging curtains
I used it to hold up my solar blinds to keep the heat out of my room.
23. Weedproof Garden Containers
When we were building some 4"x4 garden containers" we wanted to eliminate weed tissue before filling them with soil. We wanted the fabric to go up the sides of the bin and stay there to prevent grass/weeds from climbing between the fabric and the sides of the bins. We glue the weed cloth to the sides of the garden containers before filling them with soil. Good job!
24. Create a waterproof bandage
By now you know I made one recentlycut my finger with a carpet knife🇧🇷 After the initial bleeding had subsided, I made a cute pink girl bandage. Trust me, it got a lot of attention in a lucky community. "Oh that's sweet, but WHAT happened?"
25. MacGyver (fix) a broken light switch
I have very little lighting in my house in the southwest and none in the bedroom. Instead I got it with mineSunBell Solarlampe🇧🇷 Problem is, I made Shelly (aka Survival Husband) use it and the button on top of the power switch got messed up. Don't worry. Using a paperclip and RediTape, he made a color-coordinated hickey Doo. It works great and I can now turn my lamp on and off again!
26. Fix a broken laptop case
I don't know how it happened, but the plastic side of my laptop bag cracked and fell off. RediTape to the rescue. Much less expensive than many computer stores would have charged me.
Printed cookbooks are precious. I happen to own a handwritten book of my own recipes that I started as a single woman in the '70s. The book is falling apart, so I tied it with fluorescent green RediTape.
28. Waterproof label for preparations
I bought several large tubs from Rubbermaid to store the prep in my garage. I separated my preparations into bins by type, something I learned from visiting my friend Lindafood storage moms🇧🇷 For example, one tub is for everything water related, another for solar items, and another for hand grinders and cooking utensils. Each one now has a colorful label that lets me know what's inside.
I also started labeling my food bucketsRediTapeGenericNamethe same way. I know that using masking tape will keep the tag in place and not fall off. And no, the food buckets are not in the Hot Hot Hot Garage!
The last word
For the past 70 years, duct tape has been considered a miracle cure. For repair and do-it-yourself types, masking tape has become essential and has been used for things I'm sure the original developers of the material never imagined. Can you imagine MacGyver without duct tape? I can't.
I personally have duct tape and its sister product,Gorilla-Tape, hidden around the house, in my car, and in my various emergency kits. I use it all the time for all kinds of things. Just because duct tape is ubiquitous doesn't detract from its usefulness in the survival gear field.
Who says it can't go on like this for the next 70 years?
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Duct tape is strong, but twisting it makes it stronger. Even cheap duct tape has a lot of strength, and by twisting the tape, you add even more muscle to it. Twisting duct tape into rope will give you a surprisingly strong cord that you can use for a host of survival tasks.
You can use duct tape for compression on a sprained ankle or broken ribs, for a tourniquet, to hold together a splint, as butterfly bandages, protect a blistered foot, make a crutch or sling, or to remove splinters. 3. Patch Fabric – The mesh in duct tape makes it ideal for repairing any type of fabric.
If you are in a survival situation and your water container starts to leak, duct tape can seal the crack. Duct tape works well to patch holes of all types, such as holes in small boats and holes in tents. By twisting duct tape, you can create a sturdy rope or cord that can be used for multiple purposes in emergencies.
Follow these ps to make sure you're binding safely. Don't use Ace bandages or duct tape. They can restrict breathing, cause fluid build-up in your lungs, and cause other serious injuries, such as broken ribs.
A: In general, tape is safe to use for almost anyone. However, if you have cancer, an open wound or an active infection, you should avoid tape until those issues resolve. Tape works with your lymphatic system and increases circulation, so it could make some of those conditions worse.
Plastic sheeting and duct tape would not offer protection against a nuclear attack. "It is virtually impossible to make a room completely airtight, so you don't need to worry about not having enough fresh breathing air," he says.
If you've used duct tape outside, you know that after a few months in the sun, the backing turns flaky and falls off, leaving a gritty residue. No duct tape is completely immune to UV sunlight, but Scotch Tough Heavy Duty All Weather (about $9) will last about three times as long, according to the manufacturer.
- Blankets, mittens, socks and hats.
- Ice scraper and snow brush.
- Flashlight, plus extra batteries (or a hand-crank flashlight)
- Jumper cables.
- First-aid kit (band-aides, adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes, gauze pads, antiseptic cream, medical wrap). ...
- Bottled water.
Duct Tape. Yes, one more thing you can do with Duct Tape. Use it for a fire starter. It's highly flammable and burns for a good chunk of time.
The tape is so named because it was used during the Vietnam War to repair or balance helicopter rotor blades.
World's Strongest. Duct Tape
No tape comes close to T-Rex® Brute Force® tape when it comes to ferocious strength.
Generally, Gorilla Tape is better for repairs that require a more hearty product than your average duct tape. This includes sticking to rougher surfaces that duct tape won't adhere to quite as well.
10X STRONGER THAN DUCT TAPE: FiberFix 10X Tape is the solution to all your breaks, tears, and cracks. Use your pocket knife to cut this heavy duty tape that WON'T TEAR, WON'T BREAK, AND WON'T GIVE. 1.88 in.
- Start with clean skin. ...
- Cover the nipples. ...
- Choose the amount of tape you think will work for your body. ...
- Place the tape over your breast and pull it gently to the side. ...
- Use an additional piece of tape to smooth out the appearance. ...
- Repeat on the other side.
Both Binders and TransTape are safe if used properly. Binders should only be worn for 8 hours maximum, shouldn't get wet or slept in, also shouldn't be exercised in, and cleaned properly. TransTape is actually safer than a binder. You can wear TransTape for up to 5 days, you can get it wet and sleep in it.
Don't bind with plastic wrap, duct-tape, or bandages. These are associated with increased negative symptoms. Duct tape can damage your skin, and bandages may tighten as you move. You might feel a rush to start binding or lack the resources to purchase a commercial binder, but it isn't worth putting your health at risk.
By helping to increase blood flow in the injured area, athletic tape decreases swelling which alleviates pain. The elasticity of the athletic tape can also serve as support for the affected muscles. It naturally goes back to its original position, which takes some of the workload off of the athlete's muscle.
Although the effectiveness of kinesiology taping is not well researched, it may provide support, increase circulation, reduce pain, and improve the way your joints and muscles work.
If you're bleeding
Duct tape is not nearly as good for this as a commercial tourniquet or even a belt, but it's worth a try if it's all you have in a dire situation. The quickest trick is just to tape around your bleeding arm or leg, above the wound, taping tighter and tighter until the bleeding stops.
A beta particle, most commonly composed of electrons, has a longer range than an alpha particle (up to several feet) and is less easily shielded. It can cause severe burns with a large amount of exposure, however radiation suits can protect workers from burns. Aluminum foil, plastic, or glass will stop beta particles.
Lead aprons, lead blankets, and various other types of lead shielding for radiation are the most effective material to fight off x-rays and gamma-rays.
Close and lock all windows and doors, and close fireplace dampers. When you move to your shelter, use duct tape and plastic sheeting to seal any doors, windows, or vents for a short period of time in case a radiation plume is passing over (listen to your radio for instructions).
Hot surfaces: Surfaces that reach temperatures over 140°F cause the adhesive to soften, lose its strength, and slip from the attachment. Cold surfaces: Similarly, duct tape does not work well in extreme cold. Freezing temperatures cause the adhesive to harden which diminishes its sticking power.
WHAT IS THE TEMPERATURE RANGE FOR GORILLA TAPE? Gorilla Tape should be applied at room temperature. Once applied, Gorilla Tape will hold strong between 0°C to 65.5°C.
Permanent Gorilla Tape All Weather is an ideal solution for outdoor repairs. Made with incredibly strong, permanent, butyl adhesive and a weather resistant shell, this tape withstands even extreme weather conditions.
These priorities may change from time to time depending on the situation, season or weather and a few extra items may be need for a specific environment. The Top 3 Items: Proper Clothing, Means to Light a Fire, and a Survival Knife are the Most Important.
- Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
- Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
- Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
Besides gasoline and lighter fluid, things like rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover, hand sanitizer and wart remover can easily catch fire.
- Self-igniting Fire Starter. ...
- Cotton String/Pad Soaked in Wax. ...
- Dryer Lint, Egg Carton & Wax. ...
- Cotton Balls in Vaseline/Petroleum Jelly. ...
- Sawdust or Shredded Paper Cupcakes. ...
- Pinecone Fire Starters. ...
- Corks Soaked in Rubbing Alcohol. ...
- Dried Orange Peel.
Renfrew's Flames Hockey Stick Tape is a great way to showcase your blistering shot power and smoking hot hands. Giving a great puck feel and better control, the tape is built with thick woven cotton that has a consistent adhesive coating, creating a moisture barrier between the ice and stick.
That's right: You can open a can with only a metal spoon. You likely have a metal spoon in your kitchen even if you find yourself without a can opener. This simple hack is foolproof. It may sound ludicrous, but with a bit of friction, the spoon's metal thins and cuts through the metal of the can lid.
FalconTape™ (FADC4373) is a double-sided acrylic adhesive tape that offers bonding power for the most demanding applications. It comes with a dimensionally stable siliconized, red polypropylene release liner, making it optimal for precision die-cut applications.
Olive Drab Military Duct Tape AKA 100 Mile An Hour Tape, 9 mil thick, 2" x 60 yards - Made in the USA. Polyethylene. Also known as 100 mile per hour tape which is Army Slang for duct tape.
Blue Dolphin Exterior Rough Surface Tape is specially engineered for rough and uneven surfaces like brick, stucco, cement, wood, and plaster. This Exterior Rough Tape features SuperGRIP™ high adhesion technology that removes cleanly for 7 days.
The tape might create a macerating and keratolytic environment, stimulating an immune response. The type of adhesive in the duct tape is likely to be important as leeching of the adhesive into the skin may be causing the immune system response. Side effects can include skin irritation and peeling.
Proper taping also enables weak muscles to function efficiently, reduces pain and fatigue, and protects against cramping, over-extension, and over-contraction. Improved Athletic Performance: By supporting unstable joints and delivering slight pressure to “sleeping” muscles, taping can prompt higher performance.
By helping to increase blood flow in the injured area, athletic tape decreases swelling which alleviates pain. The elasticity of the athletic tape can also serve as support for the affected muscles.
Kinesio tape, as it's often called, got its name because it is used to aid muscle movement. It's a thin, flexible tape that is meant to relieve pain, reduce swelling and inflammation, and provide support to joints and muscles. K-tape was originally developed as a way to enhance athletic performance.
Duct tape can cause redness, bleeding, rashes, and pain upon removal. If you have sensitive skin, this method is not a good choice.
Higher or lower temperature
Basically, tape or other forms of adhesion, will stick much, much better. Higher temperatures will make adhesive too soft and almost useless. On the other hand, lower temperatures will maintain the adhesive too hard to connect to another surface, so tape won't stick!
Kinesiology tape is used to help relieve a patient's pain, reduce swelling and inflammation, provide structural support to joints and muscles, and enhance athletic performance.
- 184.108.40.206.1 Kinesio Taping.
- 220.127.116.11.2 Mulligan Taping.
- 18.104.22.168.3 McConnell Taping.
The One Piece Pregnancy Discomfort Relief Spider Tape
Pregnancy Spider Tape is an ideal option for expectant mothers seeking pregnancy belly support and relief while simultaneously providing pregnancy belly support. This product is a one piece pre-cut tape and can be easily applied by yourself.
Micropore Paper Tape — Commonly used to secure bandages and dressings to skin without leaving a sticky residue, micropore paper tape is hypoallergenic and can be used long-term without fear of skin irritation. Its adhesive sticks to the skin, underlying tape, or directly to dressing materials.
Although the effectiveness of kinesiology taping is not well researched, it may provide support, increase circulation, reduce pain, and improve the way your joints and muscles work.
Kinesiology Therapeutic (KT) tape is used to support and relieve pain in muscles, joints, and/or ligaments. It reduces swelling, increases mobility and enhances recovery.
After 3-4 days the adhesive will start to break down. At that time, it will get tattered and it's best to remove it. The tape usually comes off most easily in the shower. Use soap, baby oil or conditioner to help breakdown the adhesive if needed to remove.
Whatever you do, take your time. Don't get frustrated and try to rip the K-Tape off like a band-aid. It will hurt, a lot.