Outdoorsman's FIX-IT Book Author:Monte Burch To get the most pleasure from outdoor sports, equipment has to be in good condition. This book explains how to fix outdoor equipment and how to care for it year-round so it's in good shape when you need it. — An axe gets dull and the head loosens. A lantern needs a new mantle. A cooler develops a leak. A tent or pack becomes torn. Boots need... more » reconditioning. The camper needs to know how to fix these vital pieces of equipment.
The angler has his special problems. Fishing lures become chipped and worn, the hooks dull and rusty. Rod tips break. Ferrules loosen. Guides come off. Reels need peiodic cleaning and repair. Boats and canoes must be stored properly and repaired when holes or cracks appear, painted to withstand weather and water. Outboards need seasonal maintenance, and boating and camping trailers are always vulnerable to rough usage.
The hunter needs to know how to store guns to protect them from moisture, how to care for them in the field, how to clean them properly. He may want details on how to blue a gun at home, how to refinish, replace, or checker a stock, how to mount a scope and sight in. It's important to know how to care for and repair decoys, rigging, anchors, blinds, and duck calls; to fix archery equipment and keep bow and arrows in top shape.
A snowmobile can whisk you into the winter woods, a chain saw can zip through a log in seconds, but you have to maintain these machines so they'll work at peak efficiency and know how to service them if they break down.« less