PCT Hiking Gear Repair Kit

Beaverton, Oregon, USA — April 14, 2012

I assembled the following as a hiking gear repair kit for my upcoming hike on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Item Weight (oz) Cost ($)
Zip Lock Bag, 4mm, 5 in x 8 in 0.1 $0.25
Duct Tape, 1.88 in x 7.5 yd 2.0 2.75
Slime Skabs, 6 Patches 0.2 2.50
Gear Aid Tenacious Tape, 3 in x 20 in, 1 Roll 0.5 4.50
Safety Pin 0.1 0.00
Sewing Needle 0.1 0.57
Dental Floss 0.0 0.00
3.0 $10.57


The zip lock bag holds all the items in the repair kit. The duct tape is rolled on a section of a drinking straw cut down to be just a little wider than the tape. Inside of the straw is the sewing needle with the ends of the straw taped shut. The eye of the sewing needle is large enough to thread dental floss through it. Skabs are for patching up small holes on sleeping pads, water bladders, rain jackets, and the tent. Tenacious Tape is for repairing long tears. The dental floss is in my personal hygiene kit and the weight and cost are included with that instead of here.

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