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.