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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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Ditch these products to keep the outdoors pristine, for your adventures and your grandchildren's. The average Australian throws away a whopping 560kg of waste…

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Arch support, breathing space and a one strap design make Chacos the middle ground solution between shoes and thongs. Upon first sight, Chacos convey groovy, co…

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The search for the perfect sleeping bag is endless and dependent on various factors. Outdoor took many naps in the quest for a sublime snooze. You should consid…

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There are so many things to consider when choosing a sleeping bag. We've reviewed a few to help you with the search. THE NORTH FACE GOLD KAZOO TNF have now bee…