Spending time in the great outdoors is one of the great luxuries of summertime. With warm weather, comes an urge to pack the car with the equipment of the weekend warrior – tents, kayaks, backpacks, sleeping bags…

It never fails, though. You’re in the middle of nowhere when you get a leak, a tear or a snag. The great outdoors can quickly become less-than-great when pesky problems appear.

A few basic tools and tips and you’ll be able to manage a wide variety of challenges and keep enjoying the glory days of summer.

  • One-part all purpose adhesive like Amazing GOOP Sport & Outdoor. Yes, yes, we’re tooting our own horn, but I was looking for repair kits that you could take camping and most of them included things like a tent or sleeping bag patch, or duct tape. Unless you’ve created a big, gaping hole, GOOP can fix all those things.
  • A tent repair kit. You know, in case you do create a big, gaping hole in your tent window. This kit looks like it would supplement GOOP quite nicely (has mesh screen patches and thick twine).

GOOP can repair, seal and stick to a wide variety of materials including metal, rubber, fabric, plastic, leather and rope and is particularly useful for bonding unlike materials.

  • Repair sleeping bags and backpacks.
  • Seal leaking rainwear, wetsuits and waders.
  • Patch basketballs, volleyballs, and soccer balls.
  • Apply protective coating to shoes and boots.
  • Seal inner tubes and fix flat bicycle tires.
  • Mend tears in gloves and rips in athletic shoes.
  • Repair sleeping bags and backpacks
  • Modify camping equipment by attaching more straps or pockets.

GOOP Sport & Outdoor has a unique ability to withstand movement and temperature extremes without cracking or separating because it dries to a clear, rubbery finish—perfect for the outdoors where weather can be fickle. For maximum ultraviolet protection, paint over it after it has cured.

Have a safe summer out there in the Great Outdoors!

Photo via Flickr by Fort Photo