Whether you take one camping trip a year or one every weekend, the information in this articl­e will help you make the most of your trip. We'll give step-by-step directions on how to fix a tear in your tent, how to make a large tarp, how to resole your hiking boots, and even how to make your own insect repellent. Use these handy tips to ensure a great time in the great outdoors.

First up are do-it-yourself tent repairs. Keep your tent dry and comfortable with the advice on the next page.

For tips on caring for and repairing other types of sports equipment, try the following links: