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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

duct tape to the rescue


this is one of the best uses of duct tape that i came up with over the years
this old chair was redone with several rolls of gorilla black duct tape
we sure hated to leave it behind in texas when we made our move
the second picture is ms b playing in the chair
it would spin around and rock back and forth 
i childs dream chair

once the stopper in our tub got stuck so i put duct tape over the top of it and was able to pull it back out 
i then was able to repair it

these are my historian brothers old mowing shoes he repaired with duct tape
his wife eventually threw them away

i once repaired my favorite wheelbarrow at the country n with duct tape
it worked for several years afterwards

my cowgirl sister in law sent me this picture of duct tape used by a farrower on a horse hoof

these were my favorite garden shoes i repaired with duct tape

the pictures from my old blogs go on and on

other uses for duct tape

i keep a roll in my garden basket to have available when needed

remove warts
i used this frequently in my medical practice
leave in on for a week and some warts peel off after a week

remove a splinter

remove unwanted hair
ouch on that one

patch a hose like a water hose or vacuum cleaner hose

use as a fly catcher or insect catcher

remove lint 

use to open a jar

wrap your insole insert with it to keep your feet warm

fix a hem

emergency patch of torn pants
ive used this before working at habit for humanity 

repair damaged hiking shoes
i did this for my wife she once when we were hiking in big bend park in texas
they lasted the whole trip

remove ticks

make a duct tape wallet

make a bandage with it or to hold a laceration together
that one ive done before

wrap a sprained ankle

hold a splint on a fractured arm
that one i did once while working at habitat for humanity 
a volunteer fell and broke their wrist
i used a board and duct tape as a splint for her to wear to the emergency room

use the roll as a cup holder
ive done that more than once

use to prevent blisters on feet and ankles

patch a window screen

repair broken glasses
i did that once when i broke my glasses that time when the eagle got into our chicken coop and i fell when i was trying to remove the eagle from the coop
i used a t post to force the eagle away
i used duct tape to hold my glasses together until i could get my new glasses

most of these i have done
im sure there are dozens and dozens of other uses for duct tape

fell free to contribute to the list

the organicgreen doctor


  1. I tried to repair my Fitbit watch band with duct tape, and it kept coming off, so I bought a new Apple watch. I'm not technical enough to use it. I should have stuck with Fitbit and duct tape.

  2. dear unknown
    i had a complicated casio watch that i had to use an internet search to reset each time change
    when it finally died i changed to a simple plain casio watch that is easily adjusted with the time change. togd