DIY: how to repair your outdoor gear

  • Date
    Sunday, 19 April, 2020
  • Time
    From 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Vancouver
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Vancouver
    111 2nd Ave East
    Vancouver, BC

As you are aware, the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, and further restrictions on events and gatherings have been instituted by provincial governments across the country. The health and safety of our participants, staff and partners is our top priority. At this time, several health agencies are recommending the cancellation of large gatherings and the practice of social distancing.  We are taking precautionary steps to lessen the public health risk associated with COVID-19 in Canada and are cancelling MEC clinics and events until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope you understand why we came to this decision.

Registered participants who have paid for registration will have entry fees refunded. 

Once you learn these simple fixes, you’ll have the skills to repair the most common things that go wrong with outdoor gear. From fixing a broken tent pole to unsticking a zipper, these handy tips could save your next trip.

Skill level: beginner

Format: knowledge-based, small group class

You’ll learn

  • How to repair tent pole elastic cords
  • How to repair broken tent poles
  • How to fix zippers (stuck, separated and broken zippers)
  • How to fix a hole in a sleeping pad
  • Tips to clean and waterproof your gear

Important notes

We’ll provide all the demo gear and know-how, but we won’t be repairing your gear during this clinic. You’ll learn the skills to fix your own gear at home.

Who’s teaching the clinic?

Our clinics are taught by friendly MEC staffers who are ready to answer any questions and share all the stuff they love about being outside. Everyone’s welcome!



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