Repair a Tail Light
Whether you back into something or something backs into you, you can piece the light back together with duct tape, protecting it until you can get to a shop, or forever.
A purse without a handle is unusable. Duct-taped, it's brand new.
Camping Tents and Packs
As a tent and pack repair staple, duct tape can prevent you from carrying your 50-pound pack in your arms or sleeping with mosquitoes. Pack straps, pack grommets, and tent poles and seams are the targets and are best restored with several layers of tape.
Zippers break and clasps blow out, but enough duct tape will hold any suitcase together (suggest a large roll for this activity). Pretaping your luggage will also deflect thieves to someone else's bags.
Duct take stabilizes wrists and protects injured, cracked or blistered heels and toes. It may also extend the life of a disintegrating shoe.
In tandem with Popsicle sticks, duct tape wraps a nifty finger splint.
Pants need to stay up and duct tape won't let you down. Use a spiral wrap on belts.
Tears in rain coats or pants can be temporarily mended with crossing patterns of duct tape.
The slender loose strings peeling off the edges of a roll of duct tape can be used to floss your teeth.
Repair Inflatable Raft or Canoe
The torn skin of water craft, when dry, can be patched with duct tape. For canoes, apply to both inside and outside surfaces.