You said 14 AWG wire. I assumed that meant for electrical purposes. The old phrase "Held Together With Duct Tape and Bailing Wire" indicates bailing wire. Pretty handy, although some may call prefer Mechanics Wire.
That stuff is everywhere. Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Home Hardware.
One Example: http://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/index.htm/Paint-D%E9cor/Painting-Supplies/Tape-Glue-Adhesive/Adhesives-Glues/Epoxies/ADHESIVE-EPOXY-PUTTY-LOCTITE-57G/_/N-ntlnpZ1z141pe/R-I2040240
@dylan - With google we can all be experts. The wikipedia article discusses the name in the Etymology section at the bottom. Your link is more along the lines of what I was searching for though! Now what was the original question that bill was discussing...?
@MAR- That's some good knowledge. I didn't realize that it's not supposed to be used on ductwork and that it's in fact against the law in California. But the Wikipedia article you referenced says nothing about "duck tape" being the original name. But I found this one (which of course was made by the people that make Duck brand tape).
Essential: multimeter, Leatherman Multi-tool and a small LED flashlight. If space permits: zip ties, duct tape, a couple of steel wire coat hangers, some copper wire and some nylon sash cord. If size and weight aren't an issue: a proper set of screw drivers, pliers, nut drivers, socket set, utility knife. My go anywhere meter is still my old Fluke 77. The newer more precision ones stay on the bench.