Originally posted by 5pooky
The big cardboard tube in the center of the roll is wasted space for a Prepper. Therefore, you can unwind it from the roll and rewind it on something
flat (my example is an old debit card), or something with a smaller diameter (like a cut section of a dowel rod).
If you have no raw materials, like dowel rod,or ideed cash with which to purchase them, or timber yards from which to pinch them, may I suggest the
following? Walk into your local general store. Ask the cashier or manager, if they have any spent till roll tubes. Take a file and key the surface of
the till roll tube ( they are usually quite shiny, so they need to be abraded in order to be tactile enough for the tape to grasp)These are typically
of plastic construction, and have a diameter less than 22mm. Winding the tape off its original tube, and onto a much smaller diameter one, will save
an awful lot of space, and yet be easier to apply than it would if you wound it onto or into a flatter shape.
edit on 11-6-2012 by TrueBrit
because: Accidental picture replication