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Fifty Sense: Common Sense Ideas for Thriving after 50
Fifty Sense: Common Sense Ideas for Thriving after 50


Don't Forget the Duct Tape
by Kristin Hostetter

Keywords: Adventure travel, Camping, Long distance hiking, Older hikers


Fifty Sense Seal of Approval

I have always thought there should be a book about all the uses of duct tape and was thrilled to find this pocket book to take with me on "tips and tricks for repairing and maintaining outdoor and travel gear." Kristin Hostetter has the experience. She wrote the book while on child leave from her job of Gear Editor of Backpacker Magazine.

The book is well organized so you can read it through or find just the information to get you out of a jam. It is loaded with pictures for those of us learn better that way. I love how she plays devils advocate and puts us in situations we haven't thought of but may definitely run into. She also assumes we know nothing when we start reading the book.

There are many tidbits about maintaining gear and making the trips more enjoyable. Who knew it could make all the difference between a wonderful and a horrible trip?

...Fiftysense Product Review Panel

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