HOW TO WATERPROOF MAPS // DIY Waterproof Maps for Hiking and Backpacking
This video shows you a DIY method to waterproof topographic hiking maps for hiking and backpacking. A topographic map is useless if you cannot read it, it is essential that you waterproof your maps. You can purchase commercial waterproof maps or use services like CalTopo+Mountyn and MyTopo to purchase custom waterproof maps. If you print your own custom maps, I will show you two DIY methods to waterproof your maps and keep them from getting wet. The first method of map waterproofing is simply to put it in a ziplock bag. The other method looks nicer and lasts longer to laminate the map using contact paper.