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    about 3 feet if hiking (way more if canoeing).
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    I would follow garlic's advice but I want to keep my arms bulked up..........
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    MirkoDTFeet.jpg helps to have a little on your feet from time to time.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    MirkoDTFeet.jpg helps to have a little on your feet from time to time.....
    Did those come from Ole four toes?

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    No its my first attempt at homebrew Vibram 4 fingers.....Just kidding....

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    I heard it there was a dramatic improvement in one's hiking here on WB when you have the pinky toes surgically removed to reduce weight. Puts an increased bounce in your step, and had the work done by a podiatrist a couple of years ago. I did the research on the internet and found the right guy for $1950 who came around to my point of view and did the work... Took a little convincing.

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    Absolutely no duct tape. I do carry a roll of Tenacious Tape in lieu of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Owl View Post
    MirkoDTFeet.jpg helps to have a little on your feet from time to time.....
    No wonder I always get my shoes on the wrong feet. Mine are not labeled "L" and "R"!

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    I have been told not to use duct tape to repair tents or sleeping bags or rain wear due to the sticky residue left behind, but I have put brightly colored duct tape on each of my hiking poles. Orange and Yellow. I used it to repair a boot that lost the sole from the mid section to the toe. I also figured the bright colors could help in the event of need for rescue (for the visibility from a distance etc)

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    well im the only one on earth i guess , that used 2 whole rolls in 500 miles, i use it for everything, my feet, my pack, simple repairs for my mat , the list gos on, when others need it i have it, i met "gram man" on the trail and unless your him, I recommend a roll, but i guess im the only one!

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    I carry a several feet of it wrapped around my MSR fuel bottle & nalgene. Have used it to stop hot spots & repair shirts where seams have worn out on long hikes.

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    I have never had an instance where I wished I had some with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patton View Post
    I have been told not to use duct tape to repair tents or sleeping bags or rain wear due to the sticky residue left behind, but I have put brightly colored duct tape on each of my hiking poles. Orange and Yellow. I used it to repair a boot that lost the sole from the mid section to the toe. I also figured the bright colors could help in the event of need for rescue (for the visibility from a distance etc)
    I take a roll of Kenyon (sp?) tape to repair tent, down jacket, sleeping bag. It weighs almost nothing, clear, durable, holds up through washing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garlic08 View Post
    A couple of feet in its own roll. I keep it off my trekking pole--why lift it several million times over the course of a long hike?
    Garlic makes sense as usual. I carry about 10 feet though and use it often, commonly for blister prevention on a foot that has been cleaned and dried. I've also used it for things like repairing water bottles, pack, shoes or insoles. My running shoes tend to wear out inside on the backs. I will duct tape the back of a new pair or a worn pair to prevent/repair wear and reduce/eliminate chafing.

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    About 2 feet worth, but make your own roll to cut down the size. I cut a ballpoint pen shell to the size of the tape, then wrap the tape around it.

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    Duct tape is always nice to have so extra is never a bad idea.

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    26.33333333333333 inches X 1.875 inches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy44 View Post
    well im the only one on earth i guess , that used 2 whole rolls in 500 miles, i use it for everything, my feet, my pack, simple repairs for my mat , the list gos on, when others need it i have it, i met "gram man" on the trail and unless your him, I recommend a roll, but i guess im the only one!
    Ive used about 3' in several thousand miles.

    Never use it to tape plastic over a malfunctioning car window. At least dont leave it several days . The sun bakes the adhesive, it will NEVER come off completely from paint. Nothing will soften baked adhesive that doesnt damage paint either. Have to scrape it off glass.
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    None. I have a package of Tenacious Tape for repairs of gear and pieces of Leukotape on non stick backing for repairs of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippyd8 View Post
    About 2 feet worth, but make your own roll to cut down the size. I cut a ballpoint pen shell to the size of the tape, then wrap the tape around it.
    I've also wrapped some duct tape around a ballpoint pen, but I use the pen for signing trail registers.
    Multipurpose!

    I don't go overboard with wrapping the pen - because I can always replensh the duct tape in town from the hiker box.
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