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Gear Repair/Maintenance Service Recommendations: Share Them Here 10 Alicia MacLeay
1:04 p.m. on Jan 26, 2010
by Rick-Pittsburgh
READ FIRST: Lost Parts and Instructions 1 Dave MacLeay
3:21 p.m. on Jul 19, 2006
by Dave MacLeay
Waterproofing inside of backpack 3 GaryPalmer
11:34 a.m. on Oct 23, 2019
by ppine
seam sealer for Moss Tent? 1 alan lovell
10:28 a.m. on Oct 14, 2019
by alan lovell
Strange smell in Paramo jacket 17 Keith Trott
9:22 p.m. on Oct 1, 2019
by pillowthread
Before Spar Varnish 21 Old Guide
9:56 a.m. on Sep 12, 2019
by Old Guide
Canadian Military Rucksack Frame 1950's/60's era. rebuild 3 Tyler Veinot
10:15 a.m. on Sep 10, 2019
by Tyler Veinot
How to glue backpack 8 bob williker
3:28 p.m. on Aug 14, 2019
by FlipNC
canoe hull repair 5 andrew f.
4:44 p.m. on Aug 9, 2019
by ppine
Can I waterproof my tent with the washin waterproofing? 12 Tyler Veinot
9:32 p.m. on Jun 16, 2019
by Tyler Veinot
Thermarest Sleeping pads Repairs 3 Timothy Schneider
2:54 p.m. on May 23, 2019
by Timothy Schneider
My dog peed on my tent! 14 Jayson Merryfield
10:09 a.m. on May 20, 2019
by ppine
Reinforcing tent fly hem for adding stake loops 1 300winmag
2:15 p.m. on May 4, 2019
by 300winmag
using a Thommen TX 15000 altimeter / barometer 7 Dan LaPorte
10:31 p.m. on Apr 17, 2019
by Bill S
Which soap/detergent for washing fleece? 10 Phil Smith
11:56 p.m. on Feb 21, 2019
by JRinGeorgia
VE-24 vs VE-25?? 10 Butch Farabee
1:05 a.m. on Dec 23, 2018
by apeman
Back Pad for Gregory Cassin Pack 1 pine sap
8:35 a.m. on Dec 17, 2018
by pine sap
Waterproof socks with non-waterproof boots 8 Charles Polidano
6:41 a.m. on Dec 9, 2018
by Charles Polidano
Reflectix uses? 10 FlipNC
11:57 p.m. on Nov 1, 2018
by ppine
Hubba Hubba rainfly 10 Oldman Mike
11:41 a.m. on Sep 9, 2018
by Oldman Mike
Tent Packing: Stuff, Roll, Or Fold? 21 Timothy Schneider
8:36 a.m. on Sep 1, 2018
by FlipNC
lubicating waterproof zippers 6 whomeworry
4:46 a.m. on Aug 26, 2018
by whomeworry
Looking for aluminum poles older canvas tent 9 Debra hudson
7:35 a.m. on Aug 3, 2018
by Debra hudson
Atta boy KELTY 7 John Starnes
9:34 p.m. on Jul 31, 2018
by alan
got a question 5 D.skivers
4:11 a.m. on Jul 30, 2018
by apeman
Sierra Designs Omega 2 Branden Byrd
3:41 a.m. on Jul 30, 2018
by apeman
Walrus Arch Rival XV 2 Janet Stookey
3:57 p.m. on Jul 29, 2018
by apeman
Recent Field Repairs 13 LoneStranger
10:16 a.m. on Jul 20, 2018
by ppine
The North Face warranty claim 6 andrew f.
2:29 p.m. on Jul 16, 2018
by apeman
Heel boot repair 3 GaryPalmer
9:15 a.m. on Jun 10, 2018
by pine sap
Got me a new pair of boots - how do I take care of them? 6 Noa Regev
5:02 a.m. on May 28, 2018
by Noa Regev
Fixing my hiking boots before I need a new pair! 22 Noa Regev
2:07 a.m. on May 3, 2018
by whomeworry
Wow my New Big Agnes Two Track Core Sleeping Pad has Gone Bad 14 Timothy Schneider
11:58 a.m. on Mar 16, 2018
by Timothy Schneider
Help ID this Moss Tent Works with Camden, Maine, label 2 Ramseybella
7:03 p.m. on Feb 28, 2018
by alan
Halting Polyurethane Deterioration 5 pine sap
8:15 p.m. on Feb 24, 2018
by pine sap
MYOG 12 Rob R
10:48 a.m. on Feb 22, 2018
by Rob R
Mice... 46 pillowthread
8:28 a.m. on Feb 14, 2018
by GaryPalmer
Alternative seam sealer. 1 Ramseybella
12:29 p.m. on Feb 9, 2018
by Ramseybella
gear maintenance day 1 andrew f.
9:25 p.m. on Jan 28, 2018
by andrew f.
Cleaning Silicone Cookware... 7 pillowthread
10:38 a.m. on Jan 25, 2018
by andrew f.
Inner tent wall treatment for condensation 16 300winmag
7:02 a.m. on Jan 25, 2018
by denis daly
Simple, cheap weatherproof camera case 11 Ianw
1:14 p.m. on Dec 16, 2017
by ppine
DIY shoulder strap padding 1 George of the Jungle
10:59 p.m. on Nov 5, 2017
by George of the Jungle
Will glycerin in soap compromise waterproofing? 1 Robert Persson
2:10 p.m. on Oct 26, 2017
by Robert Persson
Drying Out a Platypus Bottle (or other) 17 FlipNC
2:35 p.m. on Oct 18, 2017
by andrew f.
Cheap seam sealer 1 Ianw
10:18 p.m. on Sep 27, 2017
by Ianw
Repair Cafe can fix lots of things 2 Ianw
10:26 a.m. on Sep 27, 2017
by apeman
Silicon Adherence to Polyurethane coatings 2 pine sap
8:41 a.m. on Sep 13, 2017
by pine sap
Garuda Jana/Arja Pole measurements 5 runzoff
10:10 a.m. on Sep 8, 2017
by runzoff
Vintage camp trails backpack 6 Kathy Osthoff
4:30 p.m. on Sep 7, 2017
by Steve Edwards
Adding Waterproofness to Silnylon Tent Floors. 1 pine sap
12:04 p.m. on Sep 1, 2017
by pine sap
Strange spots on flysheet 15 Juliano
9:47 a.m. on Aug 31, 2017
by Juliano
Tent pitching tips for keeping gear healthy 27 Webby
1:09 p.m. on Aug 20, 2017
by ppine
Omega CD 2 Rainfly 1 Paul W.
9:35 p.m. on Aug 19, 2017
by Paul W.
TNF Warranty 3 apeman
1:04 p.m. on Aug 5, 2017
by GaryPalmer
Ring Oval Intention - Restoration Revisited 1 pine sap
3:52 a.m. on Jul 30, 2017
by pine sap
Backpack, boots cleaning and water repellency + strange hue 6 Juliano
9:47 a.m. on Jul 21, 2017
by Juliano
Old, Ineffective Tent Sure? 4 pine sap
4:23 a.m. on Jun 24, 2017
by apeman
Truck/SUV Storage Idea 4 Johnny Dee
7:51 a.m. on Jun 22, 2017
by FlipNC
broken heel clamp on crampon 5 Duncan Robb
10:43 a.m. on May 26, 2017
by andrew f.
Life expectancy of cuben fiber tarp? 16 George of the Jungle
9:53 p.m. on Apr 7, 2017
by Joseph Renow
Replace zipper pull on closed ends hip belt zipper 6 Steve W
4:48 a.m. on Apr 7, 2017
by whomeworry
Magellan Blue Stone Tent 4 Teresa Thomas
12:19 p.m. on Mar 21, 2017
by Teresa Thomas
Converting... 4 pillowthread
3:53 p.m. on Mar 14, 2017
by pillowthread
Bare Boulder Repair and Restoration 1 Bare Boulder
1:07 p.m. on Feb 13, 2017
by Bare Boulder
Leki venom ski pole 4 Mike Makuh
1:51 a.m. on Feb 12, 2017
by whomeworry
Good Spray-on Waterproofer? 13 Ken Sternberg
10:55 a.m. on Feb 6, 2017
by Old Guide
Bare Boulder - Ski Snow Goods Repair and Restoration Colorado 1 Bare Boulder
2:50 p.m. on Feb 4, 2017
by Bare Boulder
Candle & oil lanterns for "cold tenting" 5 300winmag
9:37 a.m. on Jan 20, 2017
by ppine
What's in the box? 8 LoneStranger
9:58 p.m. on Jan 18, 2017
by G00SE
Any One Retro-fitting their straps? 1 madmarmot
8:44 p.m. on Nov 26, 2016
by madmarmot
Seeking particular buckle 5 Kacper Romuald Antoszewski
8:26 a.m. on Nov 11, 2016
by Twig
Dryer or Line for Wool Socks 10 Andy Gotto
11:12 a.m. on Nov 2, 2016
by Jason Berry
Sources of Nubuk (Gore-Tex lined) Leather Conditioner 2 Keil Carpenter
1:31 p.m. on Oct 21, 2016
by denis daly
minibus 23 rain fly 1 Ben Zunino
11:58 a.m. on Oct 17, 2016
by Ben Zunino
cleaning North Face Base Camp duffel? 4 Marissa Smith
9:59 a.m. on Oct 11, 2016
by Bill Hudson
Seam Sealing tape vs Seam Sealant 7 Twinpeaks
4:08 p.m. on Oct 7, 2016
by andrew f.
Washing down sleeping bag when hiking 13 Sujith
1:43 p.m. on Oct 7, 2016
by ppine
a series of warranty claims 29 andrew f.
4:23 a.m. on Oct 5, 2016
by Franco
DIY: Storage bags 3 KiwiKlimber
7:57 a.m. on Sep 26, 2016
by Marcus Blakely
Is my tent a goner? 12 Todd Kveton
7:55 a.m. on Sep 26, 2016
by Marcus Blakely
Heal pocket prevention 3 Paul Lapierre
3:44 p.m. on Sep 22, 2016
by Paul Lapierre
Ozark Trail single rubber mattress 3 Rob Abbott
9:00 p.m. on Sep 20, 2016
by Rob Abbott
Silnylon as a Tent Floor Material? 8 pine sap
7:22 a.m. on Sep 20, 2016
by pine sap
Whisperlite Universal pump parts question 2 Thomas Rudnicki
10:00 p.m. on Sep 6, 2016
by Bill S
Moss Tent with no buckles for rainfly 6 hikerbiker
2:36 p.m. on Aug 28, 2016
by hikerbiker
Advice Needed: Ring, Oval Intention 14 pine sap
1:49 p.m. on Aug 25, 2016
by pine sap
Tent repair while in the wild... 7 Snakey
10:40 a.m. on Aug 19, 2016
by FromSagetoSnow
Sierra Designs jacket repair. 6 Branden Byrd
2:28 p.m. on Jul 18, 2016
by GaryPalmer
Skeleton of a hiking back pack 3 Travis Knaus
6:50 p.m. on Jul 6, 2016
by whomeworry
Chestnut Snowshoes 11 Paul Lapierre
9:11 p.m. on Jul 1, 2016
by Old Guide
Sportiva Trango Cube GTX ... maintenance 4 Matt Winter
5:09 a.m. on Jun 14, 2016
by Matt Winter
Sierra designs Velox 2 9 Branden Byrd
11:00 a.m. on Jun 3, 2016
by Roger Williamson
Internal frame backpack repair suggestions 14 Branden Byrd
7:10 p.m. on May 27, 2016
by pine sap
Carrying a drybag 9 Corey Winter
2:12 p.m. on May 27, 2016
by Rainy Pass Repair
Washing your bag 9 balzaccom
2:01 p.m. on May 27, 2016
by Rainy Pass Repair
Pitching Instructions For The Ring Oval Intention? 4 pine sap
9:18 a.m. on May 24, 2016
by alan
forget buying new boot and shoe laces 11 tracker clayton
9:00 p.m. on May 13, 2016
by tracker clayton
Backyard Fire Pits 8 Bill Hudson
11:42 a.m. on May 4, 2016
by ppine
lumostar c270 2 Mark Baginski
10:56 p.m. on Apr 30, 2016
by Bill S
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