Portable Tape




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

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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.

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    42 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    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


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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


    10 years ago on Step 5

    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)


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

    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.

    3 replies

    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."