Gear Maintenance: Full Tent Clean and Repair Instructions
We believe this time in lockdown provides a good opportunity to prepare for your next adventures and get your gear in shape as well as your body. In this blog post we highlight tent maintenance.
Does your tent smell bad? Doesn’t it protect you from the rain as is used to? Aren’t the poles staying together the way they did? Check out the video’s below and give your tent full maintenance before summer really is upon us.
Step 1: Clean
Step 2: Perform Necessary Repairs
Step 3: Waterproof your Tent
Follow the full instructions below on each step.
STEP 1: CLEAN YOUR TENT
If your tent is starting to smell, consider giving it a thorough clean. The REI video covers spot cleaning those really dirty spots, removing sap and cleaning the whole tent.
STEP 2: REPAIRS
Replacing shock cord in tent poles
Patching your tent
Fix a broken tent pole
STEP 3: WATERPROOF YOUR TENT
The REI instrcuction video covers sealing the seams, replacing a peeling polyurethane coating and refreshing the durable water repellent coating on the rainfly. Watch the video and get ready to get your tent back in shape.
Do you want to do more outdoor gear maintenance? Check out further REI gear Maintenance videos via the REI Gear Repair YouTube Playlist.
Other gear repair video’s included in the playlist are:
- How to Patch a Down Jacket
- How to Fix a Zipper
- How to Clean a Hydration Bladder
- How to Patch a Sleeping Pad
- How to Clean a Sleeping Bag
- How to Fix a Sleeping Bag Zipper
- How to Care for Leather Hiking Boots
- How to Clean a Rope
- How to Clean a Wetsuit
- How to Sharpen Crampons
- How to Patch a Bike Tube
Thanks to REI Co-op for the fantastic instructional video’s!