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Lighter fluid for removing tape gum and ink from solid surfaces such as countertops, glass, etc.
BBQ lighter fluid won't work, it has to be wick style lighter fluid.
Repurpose glass jars. As long as the lid is in good condition, you can wash and reuse them for other things. Write on the glass with a Sharpie marker to label and date the item. Dish soap will clean off the marker ready for the next use.
Old fiberglass tent poles (which can be cut to length with a fine-tooth hacksaw)
Now, I haven't proven that all these ideas work, but I have used some of them. You shouldn't use them around live, exposed electrical wires since some poles may contain conductive materials, such as carbon fiber.
The moose eat absolutely everything green here in the winter. Several years ago I planted a new apple tree so to protect it, I decided to take lengths of the Styrofoam tubing for insulating pipes (the kind that is already cut open)and cut them to size for each branch. Low and behold it worked... moose teeth prints in the foam were the proof.
I also grow potatoes in the recyclable grocery bags and tote bags.
Ditto on the pipe insulation.