By David E. Petzal
I may leave the computerized antler-scorer and the bag of trail mix at home, but I am never without the two most useful items any hunter can carry—duct tape and parachute cord, or p-cord, or 550 cord. Between these two items, there is almost nothing you can’t fix, rig together, or make work for just a little longer.
Duct tape (not “duck,” for God’s sake; why would you tape a duck unless you’re some kind of pervert?) can be used to put up targets, close major cuts, cover holes in radiator hoses (at least for a little while), cover holes in cabin walls where the wind is coming through, pad the points on caribou antlers, and repair cracked gunstocks.