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Despite living on the second driest continent on earth, it’s almost unavoidable that some of your outdoor adventures will be in the rain. When this happens, you…

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There’s something so relaxing about listening to rain on a tent, when you are warm, snug and dry inside. But a leaky tent seam can quickly turn this tranquil ex…

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Like leaky seams, holes in your tent can let water in, or worse – creepy crawlies! Luckily, patching most holes is a relatively simple process. 1. Pick up some…

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Plastic buckles, particularly those found on backpacks, can take a beating as they get banged, dragged and scratched through the outdoors. When they inevitably…

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A hole in an insulated jacket or sleeping bag is not an excuse to buy a new one, just patch it up and it should last you many more years. Lay the patch on the f…

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You would be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn’t struggled with a zip before. Broken zips have ended the life of many pieces of gear, but it doesn’t need to…

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Many of the repairs detailed in this article can take place on the trail, at least in a temporary way. Having the right equipment for the job is essential and e…

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You've packed your gear, first-aid kit, your snacks and you're ready to go! Hold up though, because adding a DIY repair kit can save you a headache out in the f…

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Shock cord is the elastic bungee cord which sits inside hiking tent poles and allows the poles to ‘snap’ together. Occasionally, this can break or get stretched…

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Gore-Tex is renowned for being waterproof and breathable. Unfortunately, the outdoors can be harsh on gear and even the best quality materials can suffer at the…

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The single biggest problem with an air mattress is that, sometimes, the air just won’t stay in! Holes are all too common, but a quick fix. Identify and mark the…

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Step up your bike maintenance game with these 10 hacks to improve the quality of your next ride. No matter what sort of cyclist you are, at some stage, you will…

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THERE ARE FEW hard and fast distinctions between what has traditionally been referred to as cycle touring and what is now being referred to as bikepacking. Both…

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Ensure a successful walking trip each and every time by adopting these tried and tested tips from the experts. You have arrived at the campsite after the first…

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IT'S ALL VERY well to be MasterChef-picky about your culinary predilections while sitting cosy in your lounge, four-burner stainless steel stove simmering away…