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In re-packing my camp gear I've noticed 1 of my biggest canvas bags is fraying on the bottom. I'm unsure what the best way of repairing it is. I can't afford to replace it at this time and it's one of my most often used bags so I'd like to reinforce it before it gets any worse.

I have some spray adhesive intended for pool repair patch kits that I use on my tents. Do you think using that to glue a second layer of canvas over that whole side would stay? Or have a better way of reinforcing it?

I'm also having issues with my hatchet head staying put. The handle came loose over the winter and the wedge I put in to secure it just isn't cutting muster.
 

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In re-packing my camp gear I've noticed 1 of my biggest canvas bags is fraying on the bottom. I'm unsure what the best way of repairing it is. I can't afford to replace it at this time and it's one of my most often used bags so I'd like to reinforce it before it gets any worse.

I have some spray adhesive intended for pool repair patch kits that I use on my tents. Do you think using that to glue a second layer of canvas over that whole side would stay? Or have a better way of reinforcing it?
Sure--what you need, it sounds like, is some sort of stopgap measure for a period of time until you can replace it.

Whenever you do something like gluing something on like you suggest, the stress points are almost always the edges, which snag on things and pull away from the "host" bag.

If you can, wrap the supplemental canvas/denim/whatever around the bag in such a way that the edges won't end up in places where there's friction against other things.

I'm also having issues with my hatchet head staying put. The handle came loose over the winter and the wedge I put in to secure it just isn't cutting muster.
Another wedge or two?

I had a hammer like that where I put in a couple of wooden wedges and a couple of metal ones. Sounds like the handle shrunk with the lower humidity over the winter.
 
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As michiganmom said that would work.
Just a thought, if you look at some garage sells you might find a few Lrg canvas bags for a real cheap price.

Hatchet: if you take the wedge/handle out and put some epoxy in the axe head and install the handle and then when it dries put the wedge back in it should fix the problem.
 
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