Re: Long way around the barn!
"If you don't travel with a bit of duct tape you're not a real engineer :)."
Being a former rugby player, I have a preference for insulating tape as it doubles as a first aid kit. Often used to see my fellow players in Woolworths (yes, it was a few years ago) buying 5 rolls of insulating tape for a pound which was then used for athletic supports (crepe bandage and tape, none of your high-faluting neoprene supports there), holding socks up and a myriad of other uses. Any cuts after the game, the tape was used for them too.