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A mouse chewed my rucksack

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 n-stacey 01 Feb 2021

So,

a mouse has chewed and frayed the edges of a strap on my rucksack.

Does anyone know where to send it to get the strap repaired. Its a Lowe Alpine sack.

Please don't offer the obvious answer.  

 gravy 01 Feb 2021
In reply to n-stacey:

What is the obvious answer?

 robhorton 01 Feb 2021
In reply to n-stacey:

Alpkit may be worth a go

 Lankyman 01 Feb 2021
In reply to n-stacey:

I thought this was going to be some newly discovered Frank Zappa material ....

In reply to Lankyman:

> I thought this was going to be some newly discovered Frank Zappa material ....

The follow up album to "weasel's ripped my flesh"

😂

In reply to n-stacey:

Amusingly enough, I had that happen to my little 10L rucksack. I had it in the garage in my previous place and something ate through the netting to get to some sealed cereal bars I had in there. Rodents have a bloody good nose. Whatever it was, it would have been a **very** small critter, it left loads of tiny tiny nut shells and there was no opening big enough for a normal mouse, so a cute little dormouse is what I suspect. It also wasn't interested in any of the food in the larder right next to it...

Now, on topic, I would contact Equip Outdoor, who are Rab/Lowe Alpine. They have pretty good support.

Post edited at 14:35
 n-stacey 01 Feb 2021
In reply to gravy:

Lowe Alpine..

 n-stacey 01 Feb 2021
In reply to Alkis:

Thanks to all, except the mice..

In reply to n-stacey:

> a mouse has chewed and frayed the edges of a strap on my rucksack.

Is he named Gerald?

In reply to n-stacey:

hows the mouse?

 fshbf 01 Feb 2021
In reply to n-stacey:

A friend of mine has a small business repairing outdoor clothing etc, based in Sheffield and should be able to do this for you. Her business email is hebeknowles@googlemail.com.

 gravy 01 Feb 2021
In reply to n-stacey:

Ok - I thought the obvious answer was "duct tape"

Or you repair it yourself.

It's not hard and with a bit of contrasting material you could get the effect I once saw in a "Jackie" annual article detailing instructions on how to sew yourself a pair of flares out of an unfashionably tight pair of jeans and some old paisley cushion covers (facing page of Donnie Osmond in a fetching denim two piece).

Post edited at 17:31
 lithos 01 Feb 2021
In reply to n-stacey:

can you use a lighter to seal the frays or is it too badly damaged?

 Morty 01 Feb 2021
In reply to FactorXXX:

> Is he named Gerald?

Is he getting rather old...

 matt3210 01 Feb 2021
 brianjcooper 01 Feb 2021
In reply to n-stacey:

> So,

> a mouse has chewed and frayed the edges of a strap on my rucksack.

> Does anyone know where to send it to get the strap repaired. Its a Lowe Alpine sack.

> Please don't offer the obvious answer.  

A clumsy club member managed to melt a strap on my rucksack by dropping hot coal on it. Another story. I bought a roll of strapping from Go Outdoors. £3ish and a local shoe shop, with a sewing machine, attached the new length of strap to the rucksack. Sorted!

Sending it away could take weeks.

In reply to n-stacey:

I didn't know they made sacks small enough for mice

 colinakmc 03 Feb 2021
In reply to n-stacey:

I was expecting this thread to be about an excuse for not doing your ML training homework....

 Babika 03 Feb 2021
In reply to n-stacey:

Dewerstone squirrels.

Renowned for it.

 Cobra_Head 03 Feb 2021
In reply to gravy:

> What is the obvious answer?


Bagpuss?

 65 03 Feb 2021
In reply to gravy:

> What is the obvious answer?

Skoda Octavia.

 Becky E 03 Feb 2021
In reply to matt3210:

+1 for these guys - they did a lovely job of replacing a zip in my rucksack lid (which had been nibbled by a Dewestone squirrel).

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