Understanding the Main Causes of Zipper Failure

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Understanding the Main Causes of Zipper Failure

Whether you’re pulling up the zipper on your favorite jacket or zipping up your tent, the last thing you want to deal with is a broken pull tab or stuck slide. Understanding the main causes of zipper failure can help you avoid common zipper accidents and extend the lifespan of your items that have zippers…. Read more »

Understanding How Zippers Work

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Understanding How Zippers Work

You’ve been using zippers your entire life, but when it comes to understanding how zippers work, you likely only care when one breaks. Few people know the fascinating history of the zipper, let alone the mechanics of how they work. Keep reading to learn more about this timeless piece of engineering. Know the Components of… Read more »

The Fascinating History of the Zipper

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The Fascinating History of the Zipper

Most people don’t think twice before using a zipper. They’re common on pants, boots, coats, and many other pieces of clothing—not to mention camping gear. Prior to the zipper, buttons were the only option for securing clothing, and we all know how difficult buttons can be to use. Today, designers mainly use buttons for fashionable… Read more »

How To Tell What Size Zipper Slider You Need

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How To Tell What Size Zipper Slider You Need

A busted zipper is not the end of the world. Whether you can sew or prefer no-sew techniques, you can replace a zipper on anything with these tips and tricks. For some projects, you might have to figure out how to tell what size zipper slider you need before you get started. Keep reading to… Read more »

How To Prepare for Your First Spring Camping Trip

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How To Prepare for Your First Spring Camping Trip

As the weather begins to warm up, you might start to crave the great outdoors again. Spending time in the backyard and going on hikes is one way to enjoy nature, but if you really want to try connecting with the natural world, plan a camping trip. Figuring out how to prepare for your first… Read more »

Tips for Fixing a Broken Zipper on Your Tent

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Tips for Fixing a Broken Zipper on Your Tent

As spring begins to swing, you may be itching to get your camping gear out and take to the woods. While it’s devastating to pull out your tent and discover a broken zipper, nothing is worse than not realizing it until you get to your campsite. You can be proactive with these tips for fixing… Read more »