The longer you travel, the more you will know and learn how to repair the gear and how to get a repair kit for items such as particularly sensitive stoves, clothing cracks, and shelter holes. If the tent is cracked, you don’t want to drill and fix it, so mosquitoes can easily enter a safe shelter.
The following is a fix for a common gear bug that can be seen in a course where the coach makes the course smoother.
If you have torn clothes, you can easily fix the torn part with a needle and thread. Patches that can be found in the gear shop are also very useful. Instructor Steve Robyshek said, “We knew how to sew and use the Speedy Stitcher and saved a lot of tape.”
BROKEN TENT ZIPPER PULL
The tent zipper is easy to tear, but fortunately, it can be easily prevented. There are three ways to avoid damaging the tent zipper before repairing.
- Zippers and Clippers. Lots of camping tents have clips or buckles on the lower part of the zipper. Once you close the camping tent, tighten the front of the zipper to reduce the pressure in the zipper. Whenever you open the camping tent, unpack the tent and secure the buckle first.
- Keep it Clean. Maintain the zipper clean to prevent foreign objects from interfering with the zipper position. Generally, shake the tent before packing.
The main furnace used in NOLS is a Whisperlite furnace that burns liquid fuel. If you don’t hear a strong, steady sound, or if the flame splashes yellow instead of blue, the stove won’t work. There are two simple solutions to this problem. First of all ensure that the furnace is completely evacuated. In most cases, the low yellowish fire is caused by under pressure and pumping gear will solve the problem. For other information click on https://www.nationalgearrepair.com/ for more information regarding your gear.