Duct tape isn’t the only way to fix camping gear.
Don’t get me wrong, I love duct tape. It works well for many things, but these days there are so many great products that work better for specific scenarios. The following list contains items that have been in my camp box for the last few years, and I swear by them. It’s to the point where I almost want something to go wrong so I can get clever and figure out how to fix camping gear on the trail (almost).
SG-20 Adhesive Repair Sealant
Good Ol’ Sewing Kit
If you want to be prepared for anything you have to have a sewing kit. You don’t need a bulky kit with 30 colors of thread, so this minimalist one from Gear Aid does the trick. It comes with a few buttons and safety pins too, which will come in handy. If you’re not familiar with finishing knots you can learn a few here.