Keeping Your Outdoor Gear in Fighting Shape

Now that the Christmas festivities are over, it’s time for New Year’s! It all feels like it’s flying by so FAST – is it just me?!

This year for New Year’s, we’ll be at my parent’s home in Hiawassee, Georgia.

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Hiawassee is a beautiful lil’ mountain town that doesn’t know about wifi and where you meet the locals when they break down in front of your house. It’s where the only things to do on New Year’s Eve involve a church choir and a live “possum drop”. (I’m not even joking. Not even a little.)

No matter the time of year, one of our favorite things to do when we’re in Hiawassee is explore the area via hiking…especially if said hiking involves waterfalls. So naturally there’s a bit of gear that we tend to take along with us!

Investing in outdoor gear takes plenty of time and research, not to mention being a little pricey. Here’s your guide for preventing damage and repairing your gear to keep it in tip-top shape for your next adventure and many more to come.

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Get Started by Taking Inventory

Having a checklist for all of your outdoor gear is never a bad idea, and it will be a big help when it comes to keeping your gear clean and in tip top shape. Don’t forget to remove batteries from all electronic devices while not in use to prevent corrosion. Taking inventory allows you to inspect everything for wear and tear from the last trip and take notice of any little rips or tears that can be fixed right away before they become a bigger problem.

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