Off the back of the low-cost tool, gadget and knickknack review we carried out last year, scores of readers got in touch with nifty suggestions of their own. Oliver Mark and James Andrews tried out some of the clever and quirky items that arrived in our inbox. It gets used for everything from taping up weapons and patching webbing, to repairing fabrics and labelling equipment. In a farming context it can be useful for protecting ropes and ratchet straps from rubbing, repairing ripped fabric or securing and labelling parts. It can also add grip to handles. It can be little difficult to get hold of in civi land, but there are a number of online retailers that offer it. When we tried it out we didn’t find it that sticky. However, it is pressure sensitive and bonds stronger the harder it’s pressed on. Rather than fishing out o-rings and seals with pieces of bent wire or modified screwdrivers, it could be worth investing in a cheap-and-cheerful hook and pick set. This particular kit is made by Sealey and has four differently shaped hooks and picks to help tease out the most stubborn customers. They also have comfortable, rubbery handles that offer enough grip to get some decent purc...