Backpacking Repair Kit Checklist

It’s good to have a backpacking repair kit with you when overnight hiking.

You never know what can go wrong.

When stuff goes wrong, having a great backpacking repair kit will make a difference.

Some things will go wrong and ruin the trip if you don’t have the right gear.

This is a basic backpacking repair kit you should always have with you on your backpacking trips.


Basic Backpacking Repair Kit Checklist

These essential items should always be in your backpacking repair kit.


1 – Duct Tape

Duct tape is excellent for repairing tents, hammocks, backpacks, tarps, or bug nets when they get holes. Instead of bringing a whole roll, wrap the tape around your water bottle and trekking poles to save on weight.


2 – Knife or Multitool

Bring a knife or a multitool with a knife attachment if you need to cut anything. Those Swiss Army Knives with all the tools work really well for this gear item.


3 – Paracord

Every backpacking repair kit should include some paracord. This cord is excellent for helping to tie down stuff, using for a shelter, and even replace a broken waist belt.


4 – Safety Pins

Safety pins are great to take with you backpacking. The pins can hold gear together or help repair backpacking gear that has ripped and cannot be taped up.


5 – Small Sewing Kit

A small sewing kit can be used for a lot of different things. You can repair clothing and gear. But if worst comes to worst, you can use it as stitches if you get a deep enough cut.


6 – Extra Batteries

Having extra batteries in your backpacking repair kit is always good. For example, if a flashlight or headlamp quits working, it’s good to have some extra batteries for it.


And that concludes your basic backpacking repair kit. You might find other things to put in your kit. I’d love to know what else you would put in your repair kit besides the above items. Comment down below and let me know. Remember to subscribe to my monthly newsletter if you haven’t already. It’s free!

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