Introduction: Portable Tape

This instructable is for people who can't leave home without duct tape and are tired of the bulk.

Step 1: Gather Materials

You will need; a junk credit card (or similar sized piece of plastic), duct tape, a permanent marker, a ruler, scissors, a place to hold tape (pocket will do but altoids taste better) and a brain.

Step 2: Mark Card

use the sharpie to mark the card. First mark the card so that it will be able to fit into its destination. then mark a one cm strip on each side of the card. Next mark the centre of the card and mark to 1.5 cm strips above and belove the centre point horizonatly.

Step 3: Chop Chop Chop

Insert your index finger into lower hole of cutting tool, insert thumb into upper hole of cutting tool. By slighty opening and closing your fingers a cutting action can be achieved. Use this action to cut along the lines from step 2.

Step 4: Wrap Up

Take the roll of tape and unroll a long section place the midsection of the card on and roller up. Repeat as necessary.

Step 5: You're Done

Put the tape into the container and always be prepared. You could add this to an altoids wallet or any other of the millions of altoids projects on this site.

Comments

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jleonhard made it! (author)2011-08-13

This may sound too easy and even trivial, but why not JUST use the duct tape on it's self (flatten a piece on itself), that way it won't be any bulkier, you can use every piece of it, it can be made to size for the job or the weight you want.... Sounds so good I want to give it a go.

Just seems like you can make it more portable by not adding unnecessary bulk. my2cents

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jimbo333 made it! (author)2009-05-23

duct tape, super glue, and wd-40 can fix just about anything!!!!

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bmx458 made it! (author)bmx4582009-06-03

and C4

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jimbo333 made it! (author)jimbo3332009-06-04

good one, ill add that too my list, as the mythbusters say (favorite show) "when in doubt use c4."

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joey99 made it! (author)joey992010-07-30

or jammie whant big boom

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Aeroshift made it! (author)2009-04-10

you don't understand. It's a way of life. so is bacon... but that's another story

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Colonel88 made it! (author)Colonel882009-11-13

lol just made group for bacon lovers :D

https://www.instructables.com/group/bacon/

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1spartan95 made it! (author)1spartan952009-04-27

true that brother!

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Colonel88 made it! (author)Colonel882009-11-13

SALUTE TO BACON!!!

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barkode33 made it! (author)2009-08-21

Just to be a pain...an extra idea using some card or something that can be cut but is quite think i would make the side a little thicker and therefore stronger... (Y)

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Codester93 made it! (author)2008-02-18

Can someone lend me there brain, I dont have all the supplies I need...

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Pixel_Master made it! (author)Pixel_Master2008-03-27

Don't worry, You can buy one at the dollar store! That's what my friend did!

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Codester93 made it! (author)Codester932008-05-20

Yay for the dollar store! :) This is getting alittle of topic, plz don't respond to my comment any more :)

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sweeet_2012 made it! (author)sweeet_20122009-06-10

This comment right here?

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hornbadoing made it! (author)hornbadoing2008-12-01

im responding hahahahahahahahahahaha

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ductytim made it! (author)ductytim2008-02-23

where do u live ill give u mine...lol

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Father Christmas made it! (author)2008-01-13

duct tape is universal. you can literally use it for everything. for all we know, the edges of the universe are being held together with duct tape.

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foxtrot4697 made it! (author)foxtrot46972008-12-18

i saw this awesome shirt that said, "Duct tape is like the force, it has two sides, one light and one dark, and it holds the universe together."

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Father Christmas made it! (author)Father Christmas2008-12-18

omg. I NEED that shirt lol

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foxtrot4697 made it! (author)foxtrot46972008-12-19

yeah i asked the guy if i could have his shirt

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foxtrot4697 made it! (author)foxtrot46972009-01-02

he didnt let me....... i wonder why???

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daltonjcw made it! (author)daltonjcw2008-12-31

where can you get that?!

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Derin made it! (author)Derin2008-07-12

lol

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daltonjcw made it! (author)2008-12-31

its the most supreme material ever invented!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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macdadyabc made it! (author)2007-09-03

yah, this one camping article said wrap it around a cut to size pen tube, and then put it in a film canister, or just keep wrapping it. good instructable though

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- creative name - made it! (author)- creative name -2007-09-24

that sounds like a better idea. but both are equally good.

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foxtrot4697 made it! (author)foxtrot46972008-12-19

yeh it works good, and my lil sis is talking in her sleep lol random

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Derin made it! (author)2008-06-17

maybe you could make a wheel to wrap duct tapeand a hole on the side as exit then when you need it pull and use the sharp edge to cut

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Sheamus made it! (author)2008-06-07

not bad but i still like the instructable on flattening the duct tape better found them both because when i'm bored, i search "duct tape" on here lol

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Codester93 made it! (author)2008-02-18

Very nice instrucable. Useful and easy

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bruno13069 made it! (author)2007-10-19

My town's video store gave me 2 cards when I signed up. They are both in my wallet, but one's a 'flat pack'!

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zsfrack made it! (author)2007-09-11

Great instrutable, you can also add electric tape(if you need) and paint the card so is more "cool"

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adidame made it! (author)2007-09-05

Pfft, no one uses film anymore; I use my Nalgene bottle.

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mrmath made it! (author)2007-09-02

Your->Something belonging to you You're->You are done Pet Peeve. Have to put it in there.

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hay_jumper made it! (author)hay_jumper2007-09-02

Again.

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mrmath made it! (author)mrmath2007-09-03

I know. It happens so often that you would think it would stop. Maybe I should just stop.

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Eddbot made it! (author)2007-09-02

nice idea, that's pretty cool

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Ramnosity made it! (author)2007-09-02

Tis really cool

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Ward_Nox made it! (author)2007-09-02

my late grandfather would have loved this

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oinkoinkzoopals made it! (author)2007-09-02

very creative i think ill try this next time i go camping i always wrapped it around a pen tube and cut it to size

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!Andrew_Modder! made it! (author)2007-09-02

hey, iv been doing this exact same thing for years :-) but just i dont put it in an altoids can lol

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tiuk made it! (author)2007-09-02

Very nice. My dad hikes/camps/kayaks a lot, and he usually just winds some tape around an old film canister. This is a bit less bulky though.

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