Re: NANFA-- Duct Tape of the 21st Century

Sajjad Lateef (
Sat, 8 Nov 2003 20:50:28 -0800 (PST)

Just make sure kids don't play with them. A friend's kid
cut off circulation in her finger when she tried to make a
"ring" out of one. Even adults have got to be careful as
the ties simply cannot be undone.

They are being used as economical restraints/handcuffs in
Iraq and Afghanistan as can be seen on the TV News.


--- Jeffrey Fullerton <> wrote:
> Cable ties- I've found these things to be the most marvelous things
> with
> so many uses. Everything from their proper function to strapping
> orchids
> and other epiphytes to cork mounts or artificial vines in my
> greenhouse.
> I did use them a few times to hold a minnow trap closed that I had
> lost
> the clip for but never imagined using them for attaching weights to a
> seine.
> Great Idea!


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