Backpacker Magazine's Complete Guide to Outdoor Gear Maintenance and Repair: Step-By-Step Techniques To Maximize Performance And Save Money

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Rowman & Littlefield, May 15, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 208 pages
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This book could save you hundreds of dollars on outdoor gear! Don't retire a jacket just because it's torn or buy a new tent because the zipper broke. Learn how to fix these problems—and dozens more—and save your money for a dream trip by following the step-by-step gear maintenance and repair instructions in this large trim, color handbook.
 

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This is mostly a reference on gear needed for hiking trips. The title included the word "complete" because the author also describes differences in degrees of difficulty and trip length and how these ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter One Setting Up Shop
1
Chapter Two Fabrics
7
Chapter Three Zippers
25
Chapter Four Backpacks
37
Chapter Five Tents
49
Chapter Six Boots
73
Chapter Seven Sleeping Bags
89
Chapter Eight Sleeping Pads
101
Chapter Eleven Hydration
135
Chapter Twelve Trekking Poles
147
Chapter Thirteen Lights
157
Chapter Fourteen Odds and Ends
163
Chapter Fifteen Duct Tape Ingenuity
181
Appendix Resources
187
Photo Credits
189
Index
191

Chapter Nine Cookware
109
Chapter Ten Stoves
121
About the Author
200
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Kristin Hostetter has been Backpacker magazine's gear editor for over 15 years, during which time  she has put thousands of camping and hiking products through Backpacker's rigorous gear testing program. Kristin has appeared as a gear expert on NBC’s Today, CBS’s The Early Show, and The Martha Stewart Show, among others. 

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