10 Classic Camping & Campervan Hacks

Sugru is a soft-touch mouldable silicone glue that sticks to most materials. Use it to make camping gear more grippy, fix noisy bike racks, even seal leaky boots and patch up punctures. It sets strong and turns into a durable, flexible rubber that is heat-and cold-resistant and can withstand extreme weather conditions.

Your Adventure Starts Here

Sugru and the great outdoors are made for each other. People use it to fix stuff if things go wrong or make ingenious little improvements to their camping gear and campervans.


Fix for A Guy, A Girl & A Campervan

Derrick and Paula are fiercely independent fixers and makers. One day they decided to sell everything and embark on what should have been a two-month road trip. It turned into the trip of a lifetime that lasted a bit longer than planned. For two years, they lived in 63-square feet of metal on wheels, fixing, making, and hacking their way across North America.

Bike Riders Laura and Ciaran in a Bike Workshop


Fix for Freedom

Alastair Humphreys is an author and career adventurer. He’s travelled the world on a bike, canoed the Yukon River and won National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. But what he’s most famous for is encouraging all of us to enjoy the microadventuring possibilities right on our doorsteps. Imaginative little outdoor activities nimble enough to be completed in the time between finishing work at the end of the day and back to work the next morning.

Why is Sugru so clever?

Here are just some of the ways it can help.

Make Things Grippy

A great camping trip benefits from a good dose of groundwork in advance. Use Sugru to make essential things more grippy, like those pesky tent pegs. It’s also great for building custom grips on vital tools like your camping mallet.

Replace Missing Parts

You arrive at your destination only to discover a key component is broken or missing from important outdoor items like chairs. What a bummer! Pack some Sugru. It bonds securely to lots of materials including metal, glass, wood, ceramics, most plastics, and even fabrics. 

Repair Or Replace Any Zip

When the zippers on tents, rucksacks, clothing or cases malfunction, just grab a paperclip and mould a new one with Sugru. Once cured, it’s machine washable, temperature-resistant and very grippy. Even if your zipper hasn’t broken, reinforce it with Sugru.

Make Things Heatproof

A big part of the fun of camping is mealtimes. But most outdoor cooking utensils are made of metal. Stop burning your fingers when cooking up al fresco delights. Simply use Sugru to make all your camping cookware heat-resistant.

Seal Leaky Boots & Patch Up Punctures

That’s torn it! There’s nothing worse than a ripped tent or punctured mattress – especially when you’re out in the middle of nowhere. Fear not. Sugru to the rescue. It will even seal leaky boots and restore worn shoes. And it comes in 10 seriously playful colours, so you can blend in or stand out.

Fix A Rattling Bike Rack

You set off into the sunset, in your campervan, but the incessant clatter of metal on metal interrupts your tunes. Once cured, Sugru turns into a durable, weatherproof rubber that is shock resistant and sound-dampening.

Mount A Small Mirror

Picture this: your campervan designers thought of everything (including a little cupboard for cosmetics and meds) – except a mirror. No need to send panic through the campsite, use Sugru to mount one exactly where you want it. It’ll hold up to 2kg in weight so you can make handy hooks to hang things, including a removable iPad mount.

Make Multi-functional Features

Get creative with Sugru. Use it to make useful things around your campervan like this toothbrush holder that cleverly doubles-up as a cupboard door handle.

Personalise Water Bottles

Wherever you go, remember to take reusable water bottles, and avoid disposable plastic ones at all costs. Sugru is brilliant for personalising stuff. You can even make little feet to stop things from rolling around in transit. Try keeping the kids happy with some LEGO accessories.

Little Emergency Tin

Imagine a multi-tool meets a first aid kit. Repurpose a Sugru tin, pack it with emergency essentials and there you have it. Painkillers, plasters, tweezers, safety pins, a needle and thread, buttons, paperclips, fold-away scissors, string, an antiseptic wipe, and a single-use pack of Sugru – of course.

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