5 Survival Gear Repair Tips

When you're out in the field, you're bound to run into issues with your equipment eventually. Torn pants, ripped tents, and wear & tear in general can leave you SOL when SHTF.

That's why it's important to prepare for these things ahead of time.  

Here are 5 tips for repairing your survival gear, should this ever happen to you.

1. Glue

Glue is a good way to secure waterproof and and synthetic materials. Since glue itself is usually waterproof, this is good to handle any plastic that should be water tight. It also drys fast so don't have to wait long for your gear.

2. Sewing

With sewing you can either use a needle and thread, or even metal wire if you have to. This is a good way to handle long rips in clothing and other gear made of cotton.

3. Duct Tape or Gorilla Tape

Tape is another great option for fixing waterproof gear. Duct Tape and Gorilla Tape can seal up a rain poncho or windbreaker, and it can be done quickly.

4. Adhesive Patch

Another great way to seal up torn gear is by using a patch. Patches come in several sizes, so you can pack a few. Using a patch is good when you don't have the time to sit down and sew.

5. Lighter (Fire)

Fire is a good way to clean up fraying gear. If you pull and rip string, you're going to unravel a lot of it.  If you singe it on the other hand, it will stop the thread from unwinding.  It's also great for paracord. 

What repair methods do you use when your gear malfunctions?


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  • Tom on

    Great stuff

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