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Title:
The essential outdoor gear manual : equipment care, repair, and selection
Author:
Getchell, Annie.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Camden, Me. : Ragged Mountain Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780071357128
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV191.76 .G48 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Giving you almost all the information necessary to make objective buying decisions, this book helps save you money and make you a better backcountry traveller. It ranges from repairing zippers to selecting 'green' adhesives, and also offers information on care and repair.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface: Meditations on Glues, Screws, and Goos
Part 1 Soft Goods
1 Essential Techniques Sewing Basics
Fabric Patching
Zippers: The Full Disclosure
Fasteners
Cordage
Seams and Seamsealing
2 Fabrics and Insulations Unraveling Fabric Mysteries
Insulations
Cleaning Methods
Patching
Seamsealing
Coating or Recoating Synthetics
3 Specialty Garments Wetsuits and Neoprene Care
Drysuits
Shelled Gloves
Gaiters
4 Shelter Tents
Poles
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
5 Packs A Cautionary Tale, or Quasimodo's Revenge
The Five-Point Pack Check
Pack Rats
Patching
External-Frame Packs
The Tumpline
Part 2 Footwear
6 Weatherproofing Boots Keeping Water Out
Boot Linings
Drying Boots
7 Custom Fitting Boot-Fitting
Lacing Tips and Tricks
8 Boot Repairs Typical Repairs
Ski Touring and Telemark Boots
Plastic Mountain Boots
Rock Shoes
Rubber Boots
Part 3 Hardware
9 Stoves and Cookware The Crankiest Item in Your Pack
Stove Types
Pressurized Liquid-Fuel Stoves, Simplified
General Stove Maintenance
Fuel Conservation
Cold-Weather and High-Altitude Operation
Small-Space Safety
Get the Most from Your Cookware
Cast-Iron Cookware
10 Water Filters Filter Field Care
Ye Olde Bleach Flush
Didn't Clean Your Filter before Storage?
11 Knives and Multitools Cleaning
Storage
Gaining an Edge
12 Optics and Electronics Binoculars
Still Cameras and Video Cameras
Goggles and Glasses
Compasses
A Bit about Batteries
Headlamps and Flashlights
13 Climbing Gear Carabiners
SLCDs, Friends, and Assorted Springy-Thingys
Ropes
Slings and Kevlar and Spectra Cord
Harnesses
Ice Tools
Crampons
Ice Protection
Helmets
14 Winter Gear Touring Skis
Bindings
Poles
Skins
Snowshoes
Collapsible Avalanche Shovels
Sleds and Pulks
Part 4 Paddling
15 Boats
16 Rules of the Resin Warnings about the Warnings
The First Resins
Thermoset Resins
Resin Types
Safe Sets
17 Hull Materials Of Canoes and Geologic Time
ABS or Royalex
Aluminum
Skin-over-Frame, a.k.a. Folding Boats
Fiberglass and Kevlar
Gelcoat
Polyethylene
Inflatables
Wood-and-Canvas
18 Canoe Inspection Gunwales
Furniture: Seats and Thwarts
19 Kayak Inspection Bulkheads
Rudder Assembly
Hatches
Cockpit Coaming
Hanging Seats
Footbraces
Sprayskirts
Hardware
Seams
Deck Rigging
Storage Tips
20 Paddles and PFDs Wood Paddles
Composite Paddles
PFDs
21 Dry Storage and Flotation Patching
Dry Bag Tips
Flotation Bag Tips
Dry Boxes
Appendices
A Adhesives
B Low-Tox Cleaning Solutions
C Kit Suggestions
D Tools and Supplies for the Trail and Shop
E Useful Knots
F Directory of Repair Services
G Materials Resources
H Recommended Reading
Index

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