Cloth Tape: Zonas
2 inch for wrapping backer rod.... one roll should be enough
Alternatively some people wrap their post with duck tape. I prefer medical grade tape.
1 inch for bridges:
Torbot Glue to make things easier!
Cloth Tape For Wrapping The Ear!!! Main Ingredient:
Not sure of quantity needed. Maybe start with 6
Backer Rod for the Post: Can also be purchased from Home Depot
8 Inch Zip Ties... aka Cable Ties Strengthens Post... Home Depot?
And A Can of WD40: for easy and painless removal of all of above...
Witch Hazel or Rubbing Alcohol For Clean Up
Zymox is used to prevent ear infections while in Tape and Post... a couple drops into the ear canal each day.
All total I think the above supplies add up to close to $100 but not too bad considering a standard tape and post at a vets office will run anywhere from $25 to $40 per. And there will be many going forward. I recommend keeping your pups in tape and post until the teething process is complete which occurs around 6 months of age. There's no need to let the ear "air out" for any extended period between postings. Object is to get them up and NOT let them flop, even briefly. I usually remove posts, clean the ear and repost within a couple hours.
Also important is to keep your posts dry. I've found sandwich baggies come in handy for rainy days. Just open the baggie, slip it over the posts and secure with a small piece of tape under the bridge.
Hope this helps. Don't think I've forgotten anything but if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Now or over the course of time.