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    Things break, and when the shops are out of stuff, or things are not being manufactured anymore, then you need to have some stocks of equipment and materials at hand in order to mend broken stuff.

    Here is a little list to get you thinking. Please feel free to respond with any stuff I left out or further ideas:

    Consolidated list so far

    Duct tape. (Duck tape). "Gaffer tape" I am sure the universe is held together with this stuff really. Expensive, but very useful to have on hand in an emergency.

    Glue - There are many kinds, have a broad spectrum of different glues that are suitable for a wide range of materials. Sniffing mentioned as an alternative use. To include “Shoe goo” - Unified Serenity
    (NB: Technically this is regular polyurethane glue ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe_Goo ) , but it is a good example of the kinds of reasons you need to have a good range of different types)

    Araldite - ensure your selection contains Araldite (Epoxy Resin) - for when you have the time to let it cure, this is hard to beat as a glue. If it can bond concrete joins in the Sydney Opera house, then you can be sure it will be good for mending your stuff ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araldite )

    Epoxy putty - this is a putty that comes in two parts like Araldite - when mixed it starts the epoxy curing process. Very strong, and can be waterproof. Universal mending agent - bit like duct tape.

    Hot glue - my favorite, with a glue gun like this http://www.justtools.com.au/prod855.htm there is not much you cant stick - other brands are available, no preference, they are all good! Get lots of glue sticks!

    Wire. Give me wire and duct tape and I can fix anything – sleepingnomore, (also wire coat-hangers!)

    Screws & nails - shred, (should probably add nuts and bolts to this as well)

    Tie wraps (Zip Ties) – Dantheman62

    Needles and thread. Sewing awl for leather and heavier materials. Fabric glue and iron-on mending tape or iron-on patches for patching. – Jnana

    A heavy duty staple gun and staples.

    Don't forget a heavy duty pair of scissors and a knife sharpenersleepingnomore

    Sellotape http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sellotape

    Electricians PVC tape

    Self annealing tape

    Rolls of aluminimum foil

    String

    Thanks for the contributions - really good - if there are any more, keep them coming..
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    hammer with claw
    stanley knife
    set of alan keyes/hex keys
    set of screwdriver
    hand saw

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    aluminium tape oh and a pair of scissors but you can get swiss army knives with a selection of knives on including a corkscrew and some even have scissors on them.

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    FWIW, I was reading a Tom Brown book yesterday and he described a glue you can make from melted pine pitch and wood ashes. A Google search of "pine pitch glue" returned some helpful results.

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    Quote Posted by luking (here)
    FWIW, I was reading a Tom Brown book yesterday and he described a glue you can make from melted pine pitch and wood ashes. A Google search of "pine pitch glue" returned some helpful results.
    I saw that video, freaking amazin! i love bushcraft. you can make an easy storable torch using the pine pitch glue.
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    Reminds me of an old saying: The only two things you need in life are duct tape and WD-40 (spray lubricant). If it moves and it shouldn't, use duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40.


    Of course, it also depends on your location.

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    Pine resin sets like glass, but is just as brittle, hence the introduction of cold charcoal. Also, you can use saliva and bluebell bulbs. Don't chew the bulbs as the yare toxic. It makes a wallpaper paste type glue.
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    When the S has hit the F and had some time to dry (i.e. you can't get duck tape any more, and araldite is no longer being produced) I hope at least a few of us will have hardcopies of Henley's Processes, Formulas and Recipes.

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    Default Re: Glue and other material for mending broken things (prep list)

    I hate to say it but our times do favor "the shipped wrecked lifestyle".

    I'd emphasize re-use of discarded items, especially wire and filaments.

    Wrap-around meshes plus glue does add strength. Sometimes caulking or resin or paint, etc.. work as well.
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