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Kev



Joined: 07 May 2008
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Location: N.E. Lincolnshire

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:57 pm    Post subject: Maintenance Reply with quote

The generally "quieter" birding months of Summer are an ideal time to get down to a little "personal admin" .. in readiness for the cold, wet months ahead ..

Use warm, dry days (between now & September) to check & if necessary, maintain and re-proof your outdoor kit ..

Re-proof Scope stay-on cases, Rucksacks, Boots & clothing with suitable water repellent fabric sprays .. leaving them outside to air-dry ..

Check & if necessary repair your outdoor Winter birding gear .. (including Boot laces, replacing if needed) ..

Check & adjust all Tripod hinges, release clips, "leg-locks" etc & give a light spray with WD 40 or similar ..

Lubricate all Zip fasteners .. using the graphite pencil method, as mentioned in an earlier post ..

When you come to "tot" it all up, over the years .... like me, you've probably paid out a lot of money for all your kit .. so it's well worth taking a little time to look after it all ... Wink

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