Backpacking Repair Kit Checklist

Published October 17, 2017

Two pieces of duct tape have been attached to either side of a window seam on a tent.

Be prepared for small gear emergencies and inconveniences with these easy-to-carry repair supplies. Backpacking groups can share the load.

  • Repair/duct tape (in strips on water bottle or trekking poles)
  • Knife or multi-tool
  • Scissors (in knife or tool)
  • Nylon/utility cord (50 feet)
  • Stretch cords with hooks
  • Safety pins
  • Sewing repair kit
  • Tent-pole repair sleeve
  • Mattress-repair parts or kit
  • Stove-repair parts or kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Spare incandescent bulbs (for any non-LED lights)
  • Cash, coins and/or credit card
  • Extra buckles and cordlocks
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