Praise the lord for gaffer tape
Just wanted to post this for interest more than anything else...
18th May, camping in a national park in Romania, I was robbed. Whilst asleep a thief slashed my tent and made off with my (expensive) camera bag. Anyway, the tent fits exactly on the back of my pick up truck, and is only available in the US, so I have to repair it. 50cm long slash in inner, other smaller slashes in inner and raincover. No patch will cover this, so resort to gaffer tape.
Tape both sides of the slash, then sew with thread through both pieces of tape, across the slash, then cover this with another layer of tape.
Aside from being neon orange (and my tent dark green), it looks like a good job, and I reckon it will keep the damp out (the inner is not waterproof anyway).
Any similar experiences? Any better ideas for fixing the tent should this not hold?