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straighthairedcurly
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02/11/2019 12:17PM
What are your "must-have" items that you carry in a repair kit for BWCA trips? We are taking a little longer trip this summer (7-8 days instead of 3 days) and we will be in a more remote area so I want to review our repair kit needs.
 
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guestiblib
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02/11/2019 12:23PM
duct tape, zip ties,
bri
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02/11/2019 12:40PM
Quality duct tape, extra cordage, zip-ties & small sewing kit.
JATFOMike
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02/11/2019 12:43PM
Small roll of gorilla tape
needles/thread as well as heavier carpet needles and dental floss for tent/fly repair etc.
small tube of shoe goop...tent fly repair, shoe repair
spare nuts/bolts and tools to tighten/replace seat hangers etc.
cordage
batteries
eyeglass repair kit
zip ties


Mike
alpinebrule
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02/11/2019 12:45PM
Small basic multi-tool
SinglePortage
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02/11/2019 01:11PM
A 5' length of SS safety wire, tent pole repair sleave.
MidwestFirecraft
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02/11/2019 01:33PM
I second the gorilla tape suggestion. 3 years ago someone in my group broke a paddle and I was able to repair it. It actually held until the trip was over.
02/11/2019 01:46PM
Duct tape, tent pole repair kit, air mattress repair kit,sewing kit, Kevlar patch kit, fish hook extractor, spare canoe seat bolts, nuts, etc, fishing rod repair kit.
02/11/2019 01:59PM
straighthairedcurly
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02/11/2019 03:16PM
Good thinking on the eyeglasses repair kit... 2 of the 3 wear glasses.
muddyfeet
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02/11/2019 06:00PM
Gorilla tape, cord, multitool. And gear-aid tenacious tape- I’ve had silnylon field repairs stay permanent with that stuff.
Savage Voyageur
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02/11/2019 07:19PM
A few hot melt glue gun sticks. You can melt them with a hot pan or spoon and repair a hole in a canoe, tarp, or tent.
02/12/2019 05:41AM
Part of sewing kit... dental floss with a needle with an eye to fit.
02/12/2019 06:00AM
muddyfeet: "Gorilla tape, cord, multitool. And gear-aid tenacious tape- I’ve had silnylon field repairs stay permanent with that stuff. "

+1 on the tenacious tape. It's found a permanent home in my kit now. Works to repair a leaky air mattress as well!

My repair kit is now just the tenacious tape (replaced the Gorilla tape), and a small sewing kit (needle and good quality thread).

I bring other items that could be used for repair, but I don't consider them part of my repair kit as they change from trip to trip like a small multitool (leatherman style ps), some cordage, extra tent pole section or repair sleeve, jet cleaner and o rings for stove, etc. Of course it depends on where I'm going, what I'm doing, and for how long.

GBTG
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02/12/2019 08:09AM
All of the above and JB Weld.....always goes.
GBTG
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02/12/2019 08:11AM
Also I always bring a pair of spare glasses after the year I almost lost them to the lake swatting a mosquito on the side of my head.
paddlinjoe
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02/12/2019 09:44AM
Savage Voyageur: "A few hot melt glue gun sticks. You can melt them with a hot pan or spoon and repair a hole in a canoe, tarp, or tent. "

I love that idea, haven't heard it before!
zski
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02/12/2019 10:04AM
spare rod tip
hot glue stick
gorilla tape
jb weld
sewing needles
splints for tent poles
spare wing nuts & bolts for the canoe accessories
small tube of 'quick' dry silicone
ParkerMag
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02/14/2019 08:14AM
Safety wire, couple feet of Gorilla tape, a few wire ties, hot-melt ferrule glue.
02/14/2019 11:24AM
on my 2018 trip I had both soles of my 5+ year old jungle boots de-laminate. I did have a tube of vinyl/rubber adhesive, but that did not work. I wish I had a tube of "shoe goop" we did use duct tape.....but used all we had.... those small wraps of duct tape around a credit card are just that......small. Wish i would have had more duct tape.

BuckFlicks
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02/14/2019 04:08PM
Not just "repair" but what I call the "oh crap!" kit.

-Always Gorilla or duct tape. I wrap a bunch around a pencil to save space.
-Paracord. Lots of it.
-Tent repair and sleeping pad repair.
-hot glue sticks for shoe soles that become detached, and a host of other uses.
-split rings. They are great emergency zipper pulls.
-zip ties - lots of them and multiple sizes.
-multi-tool.
-needle and thread. Preferably pre-threaded in the needle.
-Extra pack strap clips whose actual name I can't recall. But they will always break at inopportune times.
-Extra nylon straps. They come in quite handy for many uses, one of which was because I forgot to wear my belt one time and got tired of pulling my pants up.
-super glue. Can be used on items, can close a cut in an emergency, or can glue a broken tooth (though HIGHLY discouraged - I'd only do it if exposed nerves were excruciatingly painful)
-Extra tent poles
-batteries



Canoearoo
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02/15/2019 05:04PM
Kevlar repair patch for canoe
 
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