Don't Forget the Duct Tape: Tips & Tricks for Repairing & Maintaining Outdoor & Travel Gear

Don't Forget the Duct Tape: Tips & Tricks for Repairing & Maintaining Outdoor & Travel Gear

by Kristin Hostetter

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Overview

Don't Forget the Duct Tape: Tips & Tricks for Repairing & Maintaining Outdoor & Travel Gear by Kristin Hostetter

* What to include in your hiking or travel repair kits

* Duct tape dos and don'ts

* New sections on caring for technical wool garments and repairing softshell fabrics, single-wall tents, hydration systems, and more

Whether you need to remedy a leak in your tent, repair flapping boot soles, nurse a cranky stove back to life, unclog a water filter, or revive gunked-up Velcro, you'll find the solution here. And it can all be done with an inexpensive 12-item repair kit that, once assembled, won't weigh more than a pound or two-worth its weight in gorp!

As you'd guess, this pack-it-with-you pocket guide includes many ingenious uses for that most versatile of tools: duct tape! Here's just a few of many tips:

Tip: Make a sturdy zipper pull by threading a thin strip of duct tape through the slider, then wrapping the tails with more duct tape.

Tip: For a more stable stove, cut a square of old closed-cell foam pad sized to fit the base of your backpacking stove. Wrap the foam generously with duct tape for insulation and you have a stable cooking platform that works great in the snow.

Tip: When re-gluing a boot or shoe sole, a few turns of duct tape can keep the toe

area secure while the glue dries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594851179
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 03/05/2007
Series: Don't Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 730 KB

About the Author

KRISTIN HOSTETTER is a former gear editor for Backpacker Magazine. She writes a bi-weekly column on gear for The Seattle Post Intelligencer.

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