> >9 out of 10 dentists think floss is essential for repairing wetsuits, tents,
> >tarps and any other item needing a tough fix. I carry zip ties too.
> >Keith (pediatric DDS)
> Waxed dental floss - the linen thread type - is great for repairing
> tubulars (which probably is of little interest to members of a touring
> list) but also for sturdy, general repairs when touring
> Paul Woloshansky
Speaking of touring, even thru Montana, me and my pygmy pony, have used dental floss for sewing canvas and nylon panniers. It even got us out of a more desolate part of the Apache Reservation by sewing up (using butterfly stitches) a 2 inch rip in the rear tire. It held, and supported a full camping kit to boot.
Craig "Overnight Sensation" Montgomery in Tucson