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One important detail that should not be overlooked is how cleaning will affect waterproofing, particularly if cleaning would affect the fly or walls. Different materials with different water-repellent treatments may have different requirements. You might also want to re-treat with whatever your tent manufacturer recommends for restoring/maintaining water ...


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The solution on my backpack/bike helmet is a rubber band/hair tie like cord around the straps just below the buckle. In order to readjust the buckle you have to loosen the elastic cord around the straps and pull it away from the buckle. Not sure exactly why this works, but I haven't had any problems with my helmet coming loose or backpack straps loosening ...


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If you've got the strap to the perfect length and want to maintain that length, you can sew a small fold in the strap, similar to what's used at the end to stop the whole strap running through. Slitting the stitches means you can change your mind later. Realistically this won't help for a waist belt that needs to adjust to different clothing, except as a ...


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One possibility: Check out the home improvement store. Check the tool section. You can get all sorts of attachments for tool belts, including ones to carry things like a cell phone. They aren't rigid. If rock climbing I'd use this and something like an Otter Case to protect the phone itself. They don't have a ring for a 'biner, but they do have a loop ...


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I find that simply tying a half knot below the buckle keeps it from slipping:


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Pelican makes small cases for electronics. There is likely something of a size to do what you want.


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I recommend you bring your shoes to a professional shoemaker / cobbler. The issue you are describing in where your seams crack sounds what I have had multiple times in the past, and my shoes were easily fixed by a professional back then. Personally I would recommend against trying to fix this yourself, unless you have the experience and tools to do so the ...


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Yes you can absolutely season titanium or aluminum cookware, but the process and purpose differ somewhat from those of seasoning cast iron. Seasoning cast iron is often done as a time consuming multi-step process, but is rather durable and generally intended to last, and protects the cookware from corrosion. On the other hand, titanium and aluminum seasoning ...


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I have had an old pair of work boots do this, I used shoe goo [what I happened to have] and they lasted months longer, I am less sure if I would trust it for a hiking boot. It will depend on what kind of terrain weather and distance you normally go. If you mostly hike in good weather, easy trails and less than a few hours long, sure go for it, worst comes ...


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