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04 Gear Aid Seam Grip WP Waterproof Sealant and Adhesive My two favorite sounds in the world are rain hitting my tarp at night and a rushing river; these two sounds will put me to sleep immediately. However, the thing that wakes me up the quickest is drops of water leaking through my tarp and dripping on my head. I believe in making sure to have items in my kit that allow me to make quick field repairs to my gear, so something to take care of a leaky tarp is right up there toward the top of my list. The Gear Aid Seam Grip is great for this, because it doesn’t harden or become brittle after use and can be used on most materials.

FEATURES

Durable: Tough urethane formula bonds permanently to tents, awnings, campers and even PVC plastic Waterproof: Provides a watertight seal that won’t peel or crack over time, keeping adventurers warm and dry Flexible: Cures to a thin rubber seal that flexes with high-performance gear Abrasion resistant: Make a repair that withstands scrapes and scratches All-purpose: Bonds with all types of outdoor fabrics, including nylon, vinyl, leather and polyester

SPECS

Material: Thermoset urethane Color: Clear Adheres To: Nylon, canvas, vinyl, polyester and most fabrics Coverage: 144x0.25 inches (12 feet of seams) Cure Time: 8–12 hours Cure Method: Humidity Washable: Yes Application Temperature: 60 to 100 degrees (F) (above 40% relative humidity) Use Temperature: -20 to 180 degrees (F) Storage: Store in bag in freezer MSRP: $7.95 Website: GearAid.com

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05 Gerber Compleat—Cook, Eat, Clean Tool Bring on the grub. I admit that I am not a foodie, but I do like tools that make anything easier. The Gerber Compleat is one of those tools. It is a true multi-tool with no useless marketing gimmickry. When stowed, the full kit is not much larger than an oversized spork; but when it is disassembled, it becomes an amazing camp kitchen. With everything from a spork and spatula to veggie peeler and tongs, the Compleat has everything you might need in your camp kitchen for fixing anything from eggs to robust stews, steaks and anything else you can think of.

SPECS

Length: 7.75 inches Width: 1.5 inches Weight: 2.3 ounces Spatula (serrated & silicone edge); high-temperature nylon with silicone overmold Long-tine fork Deep-basin spoon Tongs (fork or spoon plus

spatula) Multi-tool components: Bottle opener Veggie peeler Serrated package opener Can opener MSRP: $28 Website: GerberGear.com

06 UltiClip SLIM 2.2 I am an inside-the-waistband (IWB) guy. I like to carry my firearm IWB, and I like to carry any EDC fixed-blade IWB. However, most IWB systems require a belt and can sometimes allow your firearm or knife to move around. Also, if you lift your shirt, the clip or loop becomes visible, letting everybody around you in on the secret. However, the UltiClip clips right to your pants material and hides neatly under your belt while providing a secure grip for slide-free wear and similar sheath/holster retention of a standard IWB sheath/holster.

SPECS

Built for beltless carry 100% American made Military-grade black-oxide finish Heat-treated to RC 42–49 C-1075 spring steel Wax/oil-treated steel (aids in smooth operation and is a rust inhibitor) Minimum profile, maximum

concealment Single slotted mounting bracket Size: 2.2x.60 inches Weight: .54 ounce MSRP: $11.99 Website: UltiClip.com KI

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