A broken buckle doesn’t have to mean running out to the gear shop and getting a brand new item. Learning simple fixes to repair your belongings can extend the life of your gear significantly. Rips in tents, for example, can be mended with mesh repair patches and sealers can be used to reinforce the seams. A nylon repair kit
can offer a quick fix for snags in your puffy jacket. If you tear a hole in your hydration pack, you can often replace the bladder without buying a whole new vest. All that said, if you find that your gear is continually breaking down or falling apart quickly, it may be time to heed our final piece of advice.