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    Opinions on repairing garments in terrain

    Hello,

    How do You deal with torn pants, tarp or backpack during Your hike? Im building my kit from scratch and while preparing the list I decided something for repairs is essential. Wouldn't like to be trapped by heavy weather whole night under leaking tarp right? So what are Your methods? Just adding some duct tape and tending to it at home, or sewing it all properly straight away to prevent any other damage? Maybe some different ways?

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    Woodsman Pootle's Avatar
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    I carry a small sewing kit, including some pre threaded needles. And some seam repair tape. It will fix tears in waterproofs really well. And a small roll of gaffer tape. That covers pretty much everything. I'm likely to need fixing.

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    Gaffer tape...If that does not work, I load everything back into the car and go home...
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    Pootle nailed there... 👍

    A good permanent tape is this :
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/McNett-Tena.../dp/B005BLQTEE

    The glue gets stronger as it gets older too...

    In a rush use gaffer tape or duct tape as it's called sometimes, then at home or with more care and time use tenacious tape for a permanent repair. Easy .

    Waterproof too...

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    A sewing kit containing waxed cotton thread. Three needles all with good sized eyes. That and a beeswax candle stub to rub over the repair. It's worked for me for years and years. Best to learn how to do a good sail-stitch before you head out to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbourdurham View Post
    A sewing kit containing waxed cotton thread. Three needles all with good sized eyes. That and a beeswax candle stub to rub over the repair. It's worked for me for years and years. Best to learn how to do a good sail-stitch before you head out to.

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    Wow , hello Cal .
    Who'd have thought you'd be on here too...😁

    Tinders on way to you, look FWD to using your chaga hearth board...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Wow , hello Cal .
    Who'd have thought you'd be on here too...😁

    Tinders on way to you, look FWD to using your chaga hearth board...
    👍👍
    Kind regards
    Lol yeah mate. Your board goes today. I forgot to mail it yesterday....

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    All of the above. I carry a small sewing kit and duct tape to cover whatever may arise, not a whole roll of tape of course, about 5 metres or so wrapped around a 35mm film canister that also contains my spare headtorch batteries, a few purification tablets and the sewing kit.


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    For a time, I carried the Thermarest repair kit, because the adhesive patches can not only repair your air pad, but it can also fix a punctured tarp or jacket. I never needed it until I slept too close to a bonfire one night, and woke up to a deflated Thermarest that had multiple ember holes ....
    Tenacious repair tape is also very good. Duct tape is also very useful as a temporary solution.
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