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5 Things You Never Knew You Needed

If you are anything like me, small mishaps happen throughout the day that you saying “I wish I had_____” or “If I had _____ then I could do this.” Sometimes all you really need is a small product that can take care of this small happenings. Harry’s has plenty of items to help with emergency situations, but we also have small items to help with day to day occurrences. Here are a list of 5 products that you never knew you needed. These products are super helpful to have around and they really can save the day!

1. McNett Gear Aid Zipper Repair Kit

One thing that can absolutely ruin your day is a broken zipper. You either can’t zip youZipper Repair Kit coat, jacket, or dress up or if you are trying to get it off the zipper gets stuck and you’re trapped. Outdoor gear and public safety gear also contain a lot of zippers that could potentially break. Who want to be on a hiking trip and have the zipper on your backpack break? No one wants that. An easy solution to all of these problems would be to invest in a zipper repair kit. Harry’s offer the McNett Gear Aid Zipper Repair Kit. This kit is inexpensive and has everything you need to fix a zipper. This kit comes with an expert repair guide that gives easy to use instructions, multiple zipper slide coils, and a sewing kit with thread, a seam ripper, and a sewing needle. Having a kit like this may not have crossed your mind before, but trust me this kit could really help with a wardrobe catastrophe or a gear malfunction.

2. Solar Cell Phone Charger

Solar Phone ChargerThis may not strike a necessary item to have, but you spend time outdoors on a consistent basis a solar power cell phone charger is just what you need. On a camping trip last year, everyone ended up plugging their phones into car chargers. This meant turning the cars on and letting them run. This is highly annoying. A solar charger would have been way more convenient. This particular charger  is MOLLE compatible so if you are hiking, biking, or camping it can strap down to a backpack. This is also good for power outages or for anyone looking to go green and conserve energy. The best thing about this solar charger is that it only takes 1-2 hours to fully charge your phone when the charger is in full sunlight.

3. Paracord

There are so many uses for paracord, it’s insane! Paracord or 550 cord has long been Paracordused in the military and has now become more popular with everyday people. People are using it to make everything from paracord bracelets to paracord dog leashes. You can also use it to tie down tarps, hang a hammock, use it as a pull cord for a lawn mower, creating a snare, make a clothes line, and so much more. The uses are really endless. It comes in a huge assortment of colors and is inexpensive to purchase.

4. Multi-Tool

Leatherman Multi Tool

Leatherman Rebar

A lot or people own multi-tools, but really EVERYONE should have one. They aren’t just for guys! I used a Leatherman multi-tool to put together two book cases last year. They are really super handy, especially if you don’t have a full set of tools. There is a variety of different types of multi-tools with many different tools attached to suit your needs. You could probably do a whole DIY project with just one multi-tool which is awesome and it takes up less space then a whole tool box.

5. McNett Seam Grip Sealer

This is truly a great product! The McNett Seam Grip Sealer can seal the seams on Seam Sealertents, tarps, backpacks, and rainwear while also permanently patching up holes and repairs tears. It can also be used on a variety of surfaces including nylon, vinyl, polyester, cotton, leather, rubber, canvas, and wood. The one ounce tube is the perfect amount to seal all the major seams of a standard two person tent. You can basically use this on anything that you need to stay dry like a tent or your gear bag. WIth so many uses on some many different surfaces, I am sure you will find something to use this for.

These are just five items that we carry that are great to have on hand. You can check out more awesome products online or instore!

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