Alert – Not only are these one of the single most versatile tools for any prepper and on any homestead they are on sale today. And it gets better! The ones on sale are the 10 inch ones for only 4 dollars per 100 pack. I just ordered a few packs myself as I expect at this price they will sell out. If you have never heard me talk about all the utility these represent before, read the write up. Again they are simply one of the most valuable tools you can have in so many ways. This deal is stupid good, more than 50% off so much so that the seller has limited the quantity per order to three packs. Guess how many I bought?
UPDATE – as so often happens with deals like this when I run them the 10 inch ones sold out. While not as good of a deal though they do have the 8 inch ones on sale for 7.50 a pack which is still a great deal. For those that missed the deal this is yet another reason to get on the TSPC Telegram Channel.
UPDATE TWO – I have not personally used this brand but several listeners pointed out that these are well marked down as well and reported having used them and being happy with them. A 100 pack of 8 inch ties is currently selling for 5.59. I have lots of confidence in MonoPrice having used them for years but in the end, nylon is nylon. I ordered some just to try them out and compare them myself.
Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is something I feel no one should be without. They just do too much, for too little cost to not have some. They are Monoprice Releasable Cable Ties and at only six bucks and some change for 100 pieces they are a steal.
Get a few bags and do the following. Make up bundles of about 20-30 a bundle. Just use one tie to hold the rest together. Put a bundle in your BOBs, put one in every glove box of your vehicles, put some in your garage where you can see them and just grab them, etc. Heck I keep half a dozen as part of my EDC, you don’t even notice them in a cargo pocket until you need them.
The key is the releasable part! We even use these for keeping gates closed on our low fences for our ducks. I keep a few tied on top of various fences all over the property, so if you need one there is always one close by. They are very strong and stay flexible a long time. They tend to last about 1.5-2 years if in direct sun before becoming brittle. Otherwise they seem to last forever.
I use them for many other things as well. I use them to tie up new seedling trees for say a month until they stiffen up. Since you can remove and reuse them it is cheaper than plant tape. I use them to tie 4 large hog panels into a square and make an on the fly animal pen. There is no limit to how useful these things are.
Sure they are kind of small at 6 inches, but you want 18 inches? Put three together and when you don’t need that any more take them apart. And since I first started recommending these they have added a lot of different sizes. They now have them in 6, 8, 10 and 12 inch lengths. So the choice is yours.
So just how versatile are cable ties in general, okay I am going to tell you a story, I am NOT SUGGESTING THAT you do it, it is just what happened. Many years ago when I was in the Army I had two friends, Brad and Dean. Dean was the one that owned a truck and he was a “character” to say the least.
Dean would just toss Brad or I the keys anytime we needed his truck. One day we wanted to run to the PX, so Dean tosses Brad the keys. In we jump and to the PX and back we go, beer run of course. Brad is a typical guy from Southern Louisiana so he bends speed limits till they break. We get back an Dean says, “oh yea, I should of told y’all to take it easy until the new tie rod gets here”.
Brad and I get down and look and see that fricken Dean had used 4 tie wraps to hold a broken tie rod together. As in it had broken in two and he tie wrapped it back together. For those that don’t know, the tie rod holds the front searing brackets to the frame so you can turn. Kind of an important function! So Brad almost kills Dean but later we laughed about it, because when you are 20 you are stupid!
That has always stuck with me and while I would not replicate it as a “temporary repair”, I would replicate it with great care and driving very slowly to get a vehicle to safety in a similar situation. Trust me and if you don’t keep cable ties in your preps, start doing so and the best ones for flexibility and usefulness are Monoprice Releasable Cable Ties.
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P.S. – I have brought this item back a many times, the reason is simple, if I made a list of the top 5 most useful things on my homestead, I am sure it would change over time, but these would never fail to make the list.