Tom Ridge: Other Than Duct Tape

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    Seems he was only famous for the tape. What else did he urge the populace to have on hand, for how long, before expecting the fed to help? Damn:

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    Why did they mock the duct tape? That stuff is so utilitarian, that it tops the list on all Boy Scout first aid and survival kits. It can be used to bandage wounds, pad blisters, make rope, seal water containers, create water containers, patch clothing, waterproof makeshift watercraft, signal potential air rescuers, or do temporary, makeshift repairs on a number of devices. Much like MREs, duct tape is a cleverly disguised miracle of modern technology, only this time in plastic fabric strength and adhesive. Making fun of duct tape shows a lack of practical thinking. People who do so probably make fun of tap water while drinking $30 a bottle water just because it came from some specific Alpine spring. Lemme tell ya something, Mr. I'm Too Good for Duct Tape. When the chips are down, tap water is drinkable and duct tape is useful, and no amount of overpaying for things is gonna change that, you elitist punk.
     

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