“Tie me kangaroo down, sport…”
Well it wouldn’t work very well to secure a wandering wallaby, but it’s a surprisingly handy thing to have in your toolbox:
I have a dislike/hate relationship to zip-ties; they are useful once in a blue moon but mostly they exist to make it impossible to service multimedia consoles while I am twisted into an awkward position trying to unplug something. I much prefer securing cables with Velcro or a short piece of wire.
This bundle is from about 20 feet of CAT3 signal wire, stripped of its outer insulation and cut into 12-inch lengths, formed into a heavy bundle and twisted to hold them together. Throw it in your tool bag and pull off a strand or two when you need it. Strong enough to organize cables but much easier to cut (or un-twist and re-use) than a nylon zip-tie.
Making such a bundle is even easier if you get one of those fat trunk bundle cables of 100 wires, but it isn’t hard to find old phone wire thrown away.
By the way, anybody remember this song? And could you get it out of your head if you heard it?