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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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FEW THINGS CAN ruin an adventure in the outdoors more effectively than drinking non-pure water then, a few hours later, being struck down with a stomach complai…

Reviews

Aaron Flanagan recently went trekking in the Himalaya, where he was able to test out a range of outdoor clothing and gear in one of the world's highest proving…

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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…

THE GPS SPORTSWATCH market is chock-full of different brands’ models, so it takes something pretty impressive to get the attention of jaded gear testers – somet…

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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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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…

WHEN MY NIECE, Isabel, recently enrolled in the Duke Of Edinburgh’s International Award (DOE) it provided the perfect opportunity to assist in kitting her out f…

YOU WINCE AT THE memory of the feeling: the soles of your feet tenderised black and blue, straps cutting into your shoulder blades, your hip belt rubbing you ra…

IF YOU'RE LIKE me, you probably have a couple of roof bars fitted to you vehicle for carrying toys like kayaks or surfboards, but they’re pretty useless when it…

Adventure

From pristine beaches to untouched rainforests, it's clear Tasmania is an incredibly special place - but to explore this rugged wilderness you need to be prepar…

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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…