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How to Make and Repair Camping Equipment

Beautiful smiling women setting up tent in forest with backpack resting near tree
A small tear in a tent can worsen quickly, but it's easy to repair even on the trail. Carry mending materials with you to keep your tent secure. mixetto / Getty Images

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.

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