Preparing for Supply Disruptions and Unplanned Repair Contingencies

In situations where you have to solve your own problems, owning tools you are comfortable with would be important. Besides the supplies you already keep for work you typically do, here are some items that might be helpful because they have such flexible use.

Self-fusing elastic silicone tape is used for wrapping something. It does not have sticky on it but fuses to itself. Silicone does not degrade easily in sunlight and resists high temperatures. You can also use it to make your own custom-length rubber bands that last for years outside. I have used white silicone tape to fix my rain gutter downspouts from coming off their clips in high winds.1 in. x 3.33 yd. Stretch and Seal Self-Fusing Silicone Tape
Rubber-coated steel twist wire which holds its place when twisted or wrapped on something is nice for holding things in place. I have also tightly wound it on a clip-on-lamp clamp base to give it super grip strength.Muddy Rubber Wire, Black, One Size  
These sheets have amazing gripping power you can use for various things. I use it for keeping my guitar from sliding around on my shirt by wrapping an elastic belt with it for wearing mid-chest. It could be used to keep someone from slipping down in a recliner chair while propped up sleeping.GUCUJI Pack of 5 Premium Non Stick Silicone Dehydrator Sheets for Fruit Dryer Mesh