Repairing a tent at the festival

Repairing a tent at the festival

Is something wrong with your tent at the festival? You can repair it easily with Gaffer tape. Click here for the tutorial for different types of damage.

Level of difficulty : Original & quick

A loud “crack”, a little “whoosh” – so much for the tent! Luckily, many kinds of damage can be fixed with a couple strips of Gaffer tape, from torn fly screens and pole suspenders to broken loops and outer seams. That’s why this all-around tape needs to be in every festival bag.

Repairing a Tent:


Repairing a Tent Window I

If your tent window is torn, mosquitoes and friends have easy prey. 4 strips of Gaffer tape are enough to repair the tear.

Repairing Tent Window Step 1


Repairing a Tent Window II

First tape 2 strips of Gaffer tape crosswise over the tear from inside...

Repairing Tent Window Step 2


Repairing a Tent Window III

...then stick 2 strips of Gaffer tape over the other strips from the outside, and you’re done!

Repairing Tent Window Step 3


Repairing a pole suspender I

If your pole suspender tears, your tent loses its stability.

Repair Tent Pole Step 1


Repairing a pole suspender II

The solution: just take a piece of Gaffer tape as long as the tear and stick it over the tear.

Repair Tent Pole Step 2


Repairing a pole suspender III

Wrap tape around it tight and you’re done!

Repair Tent Pole Step 3


Repairing tent loops I

A torn loop makes it impossible to properly pitch the tent.

Repair Tent Loops Step 1


Repairing tent loops II

Take a strip of Gaffer tape and lay it on top of the tear with the adhesive surface pointing downwards. Make sure the strip is slightly wider than the loop.

Repair Tent Loops Step 2


Repairing tent loops III

Fold the protruding adhesive surfaces inwards...

Repair Tent Loops Step 3


Repairing tent loops IV

...and now you can use the loop for hooks and other things.

Repair Tent Loops Step 4


Repairing tent material I

If the fabric of your tent is damaged or one of your outer seams is torn, it can get pretty uncomfortable in your tent pretty quickly – especially if it is windy or storming. To fix broken tent material you will need a strong outdoor repairing tape

Tent Repairing / Basics 1


Repairing tent material II

Cover the tear with a piece of Gaffer tape from the inside and outside, and you’re done!

Repair Tent Material Step 2

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