Backpacking? Here’s How To Repair Holes In Camping Equipment

Is there anything worse than getting holes in your camping equipment when you’re backpacking? If you’re in the middle of nowhere, you’re unlikely to be able to pick up new camping equipment very easily either. We’re not sure if Amazon Prime works in the Belize rainforest! Never fear, here’s how you can repair it all yourself.

What you’ll need

The first thing you’re going to want to invest in before you go backpacking or camping is a patch repair kit. Most manufacturers will have their own repair kits, ones you can buy as an extra or at least advice on what you’ll need. Gear Aid’s Tenacious Tape is a popular option for all kinds of camping equipment, from tents to sleeping bags, and even clothes. Make sure you have plenty of the tape handy, just in case you ever get any holes or tears. You may also want to invest in a sealer like Silnet.

Repairing tents

Got a hole in the nylon material of your tent? First, clean the area with some soapy water and let it dry fully. Use a sealer to coat the edges of the hole to ensure the fibers are bonded together and the hole doesn’t get any bigger. Once that has dried, use your patch kit to cover the hole up. Make sure you’re using a waterproof patch kit or Tenacious Tape, so that you don’t end up getting soaked when it rains.

Repairing sleeping bags

If you get a hole in your sleeping bag, then you’ll want to follow the same steps as patching up a tent. However, you won’t be able to patch from the inside like you would be able to a tent, so ensure it’s really clean and dry before fixing. Make sure your patch is around one inch larger than the hole and that it doesn’t overlap any seams.

Now you know how to repair holes in your camping equipment, you’ll never have to worry about getting drenched again!

3 Surprising Kid-Friendly Destinations That Offer Adventure

The world of today won’t necessarily be the world of tomorrow. Places change and children will not experience them in the same way as their parents had. This means that some locations must be visited now and here are three kid-friendly destinations to consider, especially by parents who wish to give their children a genuine cultural adventure.

Family with two young kids during a hike
3 Surprising Kid-Friendly Destinations That Offer Adventure

Egypt: Teach Kids the Importance of Cultural Heritage

Egypt is arguably one of the most intriguing countries in the world. It allows its guests to get submerged in culture and history that go back millennia. Visiting the Great Pyramids, Luxor, and Valley of Kings will surely ignite the curiosity of children and give them the desire to explore the world and its innumerable wonders.

The entrance to the Abu Simbel Temples in the Aswan Governorate in the southern parts of Egypt
3 Surprising Kid-Friendly Destinations That Offer Adventure

Ecuador: The Underrated Jewel of South America

The small South American country of Ecuador may not be the most popular tourist destination but it’s a destination worth your time and money. Quito, the country’s capital, is perhaps one of the most underappreciated cities on the planet. Its colorful architecture, lively markets, and breath-taking views will forever remain embedded in children’s memories. While in Ecuador, parents should consider a road trip to the Galápagos Islands in order to introduce their kids to a delicate but astounding, biologically-diverse ecosystem.

The Monument to the Equator in Quito, the capital of Ecuador
3 Surprising Kid-Friendly Destinations That Offer Adventure

Japan: The Kid-Friendly Nation of the Rising Sun

Japan is one of the most kid-friendly destinations in the world. It’s a state with a rich cultural heritage that every child should experience. Parents can choose to stay in Tokyo and explore the city’s countless landmarks or hike the Nakasendo Trail, an ancient trading route connecting the Japanese capital to Kyoto. Visiting Mount Fuji on the island of Honshū is an absolute must while in Japan.

Traditional Japanese pagoda with Mount Fuji in its background
3 Surprising Kid-Friendly Destinations That Offer Adventure

Any of these three kid-friendly destinations will enable families to have an amazing adventure that they will remember for many years to come.