Most people who chose to partake in backpacking will eventually need to know a thing or two about backpack repair. Bringing your pack into the local shop for patching up is costly, and isn’t really a practical option while you’re out in the field. Having a few simple items in your repair kit and a few basic skills in your head can go a long way.
A few weeks ago while out on a day hike, I discovered a small tear forming on the bottom of my pack. It concerned me, so when I got home, I got right to fixing it.