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You could try this: Move the zip slider to the bottom of the zip. Using some pliers, put the pliers around the slider, so one side of the pliers faces the inside of the garment and one side faces the outside. Gently squeeze the left side of the slider, then squeeze the right side. Test the zip. You may have to re-squeeze the slider until the zip ...


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I use the Zipper Lubricant Stick made by GearAid to lube the plastic zipper on my drysuit. Works great to keep it moving freely. If you get sand or something in the zipper just use a clean soft toothbrush and then reapply the lube. It is a soft-wax semi-solid base that they claim also helps protect the zipper against corrosion, UV damage, water, and extreme ...


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My dry suit came with a tube of lubricant. I do not know what is in there, but this would be my way to go. It can easily be found by googling for it


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As a new camper, without any experience, the most important thing is to take it gradually. @Weather Vane in his comment recommended a specific primer, and reading that or another primer is a good idea. My husband and I did not read a primer, but we went with experienced friends on our first trip, who advised us on sleeping bags and packs. They had a spare ...


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Kinds of camping? You can divide it across many different axes. Probably more important than tent type is transportation type. Are you carrying everything on your back all the time, hiking? Or are you riding a bike? Is a tour company transporting your stuff for you from site to site? Are you canoing from site to site with the occasional portage? Are you ...


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