DIY Repairs

Do it yourself repairs

How do I wash my sleeping bag?
We recommend spot cleaning your bag before risking damage by fully washing the bag.  Due to the risk involved in washing your sleeping bag, damage caused in...
Fri, 17 Mar, 2023 at 1:39 PM
How do I repair a broken tent pole at home?
CRACK! We all know that heart sinking sound when a pole snaps. After a pole breaks, the structure of your tent is automatically compromised making the rest ...
Fri, 17 Mar, 2023 at 1:40 PM
How can I replace my shock cord?
We are sorry to hear the shock cord has lost it's elasticity. This is a common issue with shock cord poles and can happen at any time. Shock cord is a ...
Fri, 17 Mar, 2023 at 1:40 PM
What is the best way to clean my tent or pack?
Let's be real, camping, hiking, biking, and exploring outside are dirty activities. If you are out and using your gear, there is going to come a time t...
Fri, 17 Mar, 2023 at 1:41 PM
How can I repair leaking waders?
Staying home because of leaky waders and cold flows? Don’t fret, we have you covered so you don’t lose out on the fish of the year! Waders are the unsung he...
Fri, 17 Mar, 2023 at 1:55 PM
Where can I find DIY fabric/accessories for my gear?
There is a company called Quest Outfitters who specialize in outdoor fabric, parts and patterns for tents, backpacks/luggage, sleeping bags & apparel.  ...
Fri, 17 Mar, 2023 at 1:56 PM
My jacket is no longer waterproof, what should I do?
Ever bust out your rain gear only to get soaked and find out that it no longer is actually waterproof? Or have you found that your jacket has become mysteri...
Fri, 17 Mar, 2023 at 1:56 PM
My tent is sticky, flaky, and leaking water- what do I do?
When your tent fly becomes sticky or the coating flakes off, the urethane coating on the fly is starting to break down. This break down process is called de...
Fri, 17 Mar, 2023 at 1:57 PM
How do I repair a tear/rip in my rainfly or tent?
If you have a rip either in your tent or rainfly we suggest using a product called tenacious tape made by GearAid. Placing a piece of tape on both sides of ...
Fri, 17 Mar, 2023 at 2:07 PM
How can I get tree sap off of my tent?
Tree sap and resin can be extremely difficult to remove from your tent without a proper adhesive remover.  We recommend:
Fri, 17 Mar, 2023 at 2:07 PM