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Essential Outdoor Gear Manual : Equipment Care, Repair and Selection - Annie G hell

Essential Outdoor Gear Manual

Equipment Care, Repair and Selection

Paperback

Published: 22nd March 2000
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Here's what reviewers said about the first edition of "The Essential Outdoor Gear Manual"

"The trouble with outdoor equipment is that everyone has an opinion--one usually based on advertising hype, personal bias, or hearsay. Finally, here's a book that gives you all the information necessary to make objective buying decisions. This book, with its sound advice, will save you money and make you a better backcountry traveler."--Nancy Prichard, outdoor adventure journalist

"Think about something that we all need, yet we'd all hate to have to write a book about. After mouthwash, we'd probably settle on gear repair and maintenance. Thank goodness Annie Getchell came along with her artist's sensitivity for detail, a flair for language, and best of all, her wit. From repairing zippers to selecting 'green' adhesives, she nails it and keeps us smiling the entire distance."--John Viehman, Publisher of "Backpacker" and Executive Producer and Series Host of "Anyplace Wild"

""The Essential Outdoor Gear Manual" has set a new standard for books about gear."--"Backcountry"

"All of us should be grateful to Annie Getchell for creating what is the best book I have ever seen on caring for and repairing your outdoor gear. If you want to know how to make your gear last longer, you need this book. . . . This is the complete word on care and repair."--"Adventure West"

"The big challenge with this sort of book is to make what is essentially an instruction manual into something that's pleasant to read, functional, and authoritative. Annie Getchell pulls it off."--Alan Kesselheim, writer and noted long-distance paddler

Acknowledgments
Preface: Meditations on Glues, Screws, and Goos
Soft Goods
Essential Techniques Sewing Basics
Fabric Patching
Zippers: The Full Disclosure
Fasteners
Cordage
Seams and Seamsealing
Fabrics and Insulations Unraveling Fabric Mysteries
Insulations
Cleaning Methods
Patching
Seamsealing
Coating or Recoating Synthetics
Specialty Garments Wetsuits and Neoprene Care
Drysuits
Shelled Gloves
Gaiters
Shelter Tents
Poles
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Packs A Cautionary Tale, or Quasimodo's Revenge
The Five-Point Pack Check
Pack Rats
Patching
External-Frame Packs
The Tumpline
Footwear
Weatherproofing Boots Keeping Water Out
Boot Linings
Drying Boots
Custom Fitting Boot-Fitting
Lacing Tips and Tricks
Boot Repairs Typical Repairs
Ski Touring and Telemark Boots
Plastic Mountain Boots
Rock Shoes
Rubber Boots
Hardware
Stoves and Cookware The Crankiest Item in Your Pack
Stove Types
Pressurized Liquid-Fuel Stoves, Simplified
General Stove Maintenance
Fuel Conservation
Cold-Weather and High-Altitude Operation
Small-Space Safety
Get the Most from Your Cookware
Cast-Iron Cookware
Water Filters Filter Field Care
Ye Olde Bleach Flush
Didn't Clean Your Filter before Storage?
Knives and Multitools Cleaning
Storage
Gaining an Edge
Optics and Electronics Binoculars
Still Cameras and Video Cameras
Goggles and Glasses
Compasses
A Bit about Batteries
Headlamps and Flashlights
Climbing Gear Carabiners
SLCDs, Friends, and Assorted Springy-Thingys
Ropes
Slings and Kevlar and Spectra Cord
Harnesses
Ice Tools
Crampons
Ice Protection
Helmets
Winter Gear Touring Skis
Bindings
Poles
Skins
Snowshoes
Collapsible Avalanche Shovels
Sleds and Pulks
Paddling
Boats
Rules of the Resin Warnings about the Warnings
The First Resins
Thermoset Resins
Resin Types
Safe Sets
Hull Materials Of Canoes and Geologic Time
ABS or Royalex
Aluminum
Skin-over-Frame, a.k.a. Folding Boats
Fiberglass and Kevlar
Gelcoat
Polyethylene
Inflatables
Wood-and-Canvas
Canoe Inspection Gunwales
Furniture: Seats and Thwarts
Kayak Inspection Bulkheads
Rudder Assembly
Hatches
Cockpit Coaming
Hanging Seats
Footbraces
Sprayskirts
Hardware
Seams
Deck Rigging
Storage Tips
Paddles and PFDs Wood Paddles
Composite Paddles
PFDs
Dry Storage and Flotation Patching
Dry Bag Tips
Flotation Bag Tips
Dry Boxes
Appendices
Adhesives
Low-Tox Cleaning Solutions
Kit Suggestions
Tools and Supplies for the Trail and Shop
Useful Knots
Directory of Repair Services
Materials Resources
Recommended Reading
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780071357128
ISBN-10: 0071357122
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 22nd March 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised