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Field Repair Tips

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Field Repair Tips

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Post by Paul Arden » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:12 am

I thought I'd start a topic on the above. Items I find indispensable are duck tape, string, rope, silcone/aquasure, superglue, a knife, and possibly epoxy and a multi-tool. A needle a thread are usually close by, as indeed is a flytying bobbin holder.

Anyway I'll start the topic with repairs to ripped backpacks/ waterproof sacks. Cover the tear on one or both sides with duck tape and aquasure over the top of each. I have rucksacks and bike bags that have had this repair for years. I've also used this method to repair ground sheets on tents.

Carbon rods, as you'll probably know, can often be fixed with a carbon insert glued inside the broken sections. When I was hiking all over NZ for years, I would carry spare carbon sections for this task. Cut the carbon section to fit inside and an inch and a half either side of the break, insert the section, glue both parts and whip over the top.

What are your repair tips?

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Re: Field Repair Tips

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Post by andrewparkeruk » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:29 pm

Paul, I am much less intrepid, and a few years older, than you. I carry a spare bootlace, cable ties in a couple of sizes, antihistamine tablets, antihistamine cream, paracetamol, ibuprofen ... as you can see, I expect I am the thing most likely to break ;)

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Post by Paul Arden » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:03 am

What sort of injury are the cable ties for, Andrew? Broken fingers? :)

I can’t remember ever being injured or getting sick outdoors. Cities - yep. Aeroplanes - yep. Lots of sick people in those places. I’ve had a few insect bites, but nothing serious. And apart from a few cuts and bruises from river crossings gone wrong, I’ve been fine. Oh - got crook from drinking water a couple of times in NZ on my first trip only.

Ashly put first aid kits in all the boats. I think now we are in the position to do most medical operations. In fact I’m considering opening a hospital on my days off.

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