Repair Boot Laces with Heat-Shrink Tubing
Trying to lace up your boots when the ends are frayed and won't go through the eyelets can be a real pain—especially at 4:30 a.m. at turkey camp. For an easy fix to this problem, take some electrical heat-shrink tubing and cut a small length about 1/2 inch. Slip the tubing over each lace and then heat-shrink it with a lighter. The laces will now thread through your boots, good as new.
Mike Weatherford, Morrisplains, N.J.