Have DUCK Tape,
by Linda Coffman
So, your bags are packed and you're
ready to cruise? Haven't you forgotten something?
If you didn't slip a roll of Duck
Tape into your tote bag, you are leaving your home port without one
of a cruise traveler's handiest "necessities." Yes, this
is NOT your father's duct tape (its generic name) and it no longer
belongs in the garage.
Some of its more mundane uses are
luggage repair (fix a broken hinge with ease) and security (baggage
handlers won't tamper with Duck Tape, it's too much trouble).
Wrapped in Duck Tape, your luggage is easy to spot in terminals as
well. For individuality, Flat Pack Duck Tape comes in black,
yellow, pink, orange, green, and camouflage, as well as the
For even higher suitcase
visibility, there is Duck Tape in
snazzy neon colors: yellow, orange, and pink. It's water
resistant (an important feature for ocean travelers!) and can serve
as an indestructible "luggage tag." Just write your name
and address on the vinyl backing, which has the feel of cloth tape.
Best of all, this tape is easy to tear by hand and you don't need to
cut it with scissors, an airline no-no in carryon bags these days..
On Land &
are literally thousands of uses for Duck Tape and many more than I
could possibly list. Every homeowner knows that when something is
supposed to stick together and it doesn't, nothing holds like Duck
Tape. What about at sea? Is the bottom ready to fall out of your
cabin’s vanity drawer? Tape
it until the carpenter arrives. You’re
a late sleeper and the drapes don’t quite close?
Keep the sun at bay by taping them together.
Everyone has had the stitching in a hem unravel at the last
minute. Duck Tape to the
rescue! There are bottle lids
to secure, rattles to silence, drawers that won't stay shut when the
ship is rolling, and dozens of other little things that
"happen" when you least expect them.
One of Duck
Tape's most creative uses is as a replacement for an
"uplifting" foundation garment. Under low cut or backless
dresses, or when a brassiere just won't work with a gown, create
your own Wonder Duck Bra. I can personally verify that Duck Tape
sticks well for hours and peels off without pain. Best of all... the
variety of colors means more coordinating choices and even less
chance of a sliver of silver tape peeping from a black décolleté
Duck Tape now
covers the net! Join the Duck
Tape Club and visit the Official
Duck Products web site for more ideas.
Courtesy of Manco, Inc.