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Mike bievenour
(mrbieven) - F
Repair Kit on 07/08/2012 09:11:20 MDT Print View

What repair kit extras do you take. Zip ties, electrical tape sewing thread. What else is needed for a crew of 12.

M B
(livingontheroad) - M
repair on 07/08/2012 14:03:11 MDT Print View

what do you intend to repair with zip ties and electrical tape?


If you cannot answer that question, you dont need it.

Dan Lee
(scoutbuff) - M

Locale: Colorado
REPAIR KIT SUPPLIES... on 07/09/2012 14:06:46 MDT Print View

I found duct tape and seam grip helpful for many repairs... I found duct tape in an 8x8 sheet (cut down to 4x8 pieces) vice a roll. This was much lighter and easier to carry rather than wrapping it around a Nalgene, which I don't carry...

ed dzierzak
(dzierzak) - F

Locale: SE
duct/duck tape on 07/24/2012 08:56:10 MDT Print View

A few wraps around an old hotel key (credit card-size plastic) makes a good amount of tape to carry. No need to make a water bottle a smellable.

Walter Underwood
(wunder) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Repair kit on 09/22/2012 10:49:05 MDT Print View

I don't carry duct tape and I've never needed it. I do have medical tape and Leukotape in the first aid kit. I'd put Leukotape up against duct tape any day.

I carry a tiny needle and thread kit. It is light and there is just no substitute for sewing things back together.

We had to re-attached a hipbelt to an internal frame pack on one trek. We bored holes through the belt and the plastic pack frame with a knife point and tied it on with cord. Worked rather well.

Bruce Tolley
(btolley) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Philmont Repair Kit on 09/22/2012 12:01:25 MDT Print View

Remember that there are commissaries and staffed camps available, so you area not really that far from help and small stores.

Our 12 person crew took
-one small roll duck tape that we did not use
-one Thermarest repair kit since all the adults were carrying Thermarests. We did not need to do any repairs
=> I have had valves fail but never a puncture, even when I stepped on my pad with my crampons (lucky me)
-two tent pole repair sleeves
-one small sewing kit (the kind hotels used to give you for free). Some of the Dry Ducks clone rain gear we had started to fall apart, so we did do a bit of sewing

Liz Fallin
(fallin) - M
Repair kit on 10/10/2012 14:43:05 MDT Print View

I second the Leukotape. Also, consider adding one hip belt buckle set. I never go anywhere without my spare...it's the most critical buckle on the pack.