|Subject: Re: zip ties|
I haven't had time to check out the thread but I think what people are calling zip ties are actually cable ties. They are a straight piece of plastic that you bend around something and insert on end in the an opening at the other. As you pull the end through it slips through teeth like a zipper and stays closed. You need to cut them to get them off. Very practical for many uses. I keep them next to the duct tape.
Hope this explains it...