Backcountry 101: Gear Repair

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  • Date
    Thursday, 12 July, 2018
  • Time
    From 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Kitchener
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Kitchener
    10 Manitou Drive
    Kitchener, ON


GEAR REPAIR

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!

Join our camping specialist from 6pm - 7pm for a FREE one-hour clinic designed to introduce you to some basic gear maintenance and repair tips and tricks to keep your favorite adventure pieces in working order.

By the end of this session, participants will be familiar with these basic repairs for common backcountry gear malfunctions:

  • Repair tent pole elastic cord
  • Repair tent pole
  • Patching clothing and fabrics
  • Zipper repair (including stuck, separated and broken zippers)
  • Tent pad hole repair
  • Tent window maintenance
  • Cleaning & Waterproofing gear

We will provide all the materials you need for this clinic. Come with your questions and a sense of adventure!


MEC KITCHENER BACKCOUNTRY 101 SERIES

Learn what you'll need to bring on your backcountry or frontcountry camping & hiking excursions, how to plan for a safe, positive adventure while keeping the wilderness you enjoy clean and healthy. 
 

OUR CLASSES THAT ARE CURRENTLY INCLUDED IN THIS SERIES:

  • Introduction to Map & Compass
  • Introduction to Digital Navigation & Geocaching
  • Introduction to Day Hiking
  • Introduction to Ultralight Trekking
  • Introduction to Backpacking
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Gear Repair
  • Intro to Camp Knots

INFO

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our friendly MEC Kitchener Outreach and Learning Coordinator Rob at rob.freitas@mec.ca or 519 896 4972.

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