Instructables: exploring - outside - camping - hiking - camping - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:47:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 Pants Daypack/Backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/Pants-DaypackBackpack/
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 04:57:45 PST
How to make a cot style hammock http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-cot-style-hammock/
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By: Todd Gehris

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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:57:01 PST
Johan's Favourite Alcohol Stove: One-Can Sideburner http://www.instructables.com/id/Johans-Favourite-Alcohol-Stove-One-Can-Sideburne/
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By: JohanJShaw

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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:30:51 PST
Backpacking: An Easy Guide for First Timers http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpacking-An-Easy-Guide-for-First-Timers/
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Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:56:47 PDT
Solar Water Heater for Backpacking Using Water Bottles and a Car Shade http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Heater-for-Backpacking-Using-Water-Bot/
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By: kopomeroy

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Sun, 20 Dec 2009 15:35:19 PST
Ultimate Camp Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Camp-Box/
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 20:44:03 PDT
Home Made Bear Keg http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Made-Bear-Keg/
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Thu, 31 May 2012 20:27:49 PDT
Better Sterno Alternative http://www.instructables.com/id/Better-Sterno-Alternative/
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Mon, 3 Oct 2011 13:17:15 PDT
Paracord wrapped Maglight (glow in the dark) http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-wrapped-Maglight-glow-in-the-dark/
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By: fat elvis

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Sun, 14 Aug 2011 13:35:52 PDT
Scouting Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Scouting-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/4TLM/GQBCHXX5/F4W4TLMGQBCHXX5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/4TLM/GQBCHXX5/F4W4TLMGQBCHXX5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/4TLM/GQBCHXX5/F4W4TLMGQBCHXX5.SMALL.jpg Z.Backas This guide contains Instructables aimed towards helping out scouting troops, from Cub Scout Basics to High Adventure skills. As a current scout, I drew on my knowledge and past experiences of summer camp, merit badge workshops, Boundary Waters trips, Philmont, and Sea Base to select some of the most...
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Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:22:30 PDT
Priming Wick for Alcohol Stove [and Pot Stand] http://www.instructables.com/id/Priming-Wick-for-Alcohol-Stove-and-Pot-Stand/
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Sun, 3 Jul 2011 12:23:28 PDT
Multi-function Walking Stick III - Torch Bearer http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-function-Walking-Stick-III-Torch-Bearer/
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By: hpstoutharrow

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Sun, 29 Nov 2009 10:53:22 PST
Lightweight Backpacking Spice Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightweight-Backpacking-Spice-Kit/
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Tue, 28 Jul 2009 10:02:54 PDT
Multi-Function Walking Stick II - Storage Compartment http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Function-Walking-Stick-II-Storage-Compart/
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By: hpstoutharrow

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Sat, 14 Nov 2009 17:52:41 PST
Multi-Function Walking Stick - Converts to a Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Function-Walking-Stick-Converts-into-a-Cha/
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Mon, 9 Nov 2009 21:17:55 PST
4-3/4 oz Ultra-light Backpacking Kitchen (video demo) http://www.instructables.com/id/4-34-oz-Ultra-light-Backpacking-Kitchen-video-de/
4-3/4 oz Ultra-light Backpacking Kitchen (video demo) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/0DSZ/FWBNLTJM/FCT0DSZFWBNLTJM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/0DSZ/FWBNLTJM/FCT0DSZFWBNLTJM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/0DSZ/FWBNLTJM/FCT0DSZFWBNLTJM.SMALL.jpg thatoneguydavid This instructable will describe the steps necessary to build a 2 Cup boiling pot, and the case to carry it in. If you want to build the stove that is part of this kit, search "alcohol stove" there are a couple on instructables already, but I may put together an instruction later. If you would like...
By: thatoneguydavid

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Thu, 25 Jun 2009 00:43:25 PDT
Ultra-Lightweight Backpacking Spice Kit (only 1oz.) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-Lightweight-Backpacking-Spice-Kit-only-1oz/
Ultra-Lightweight Backpacking Spice Kit (only 1oz.) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/G2KE/FWA98RHC/FDUG2KEFWA98RHC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/G2KE/FWA98RHC/FDUG2KEFWA98RHC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/G2KE/FWA98RHC/FDUG2KEFWA98RHC.SMALL.jpg thatoneguydavid I like to cook, and I like to hike, so naturally I like to cook while I hike. In order to make some interesting and tasty meals on the trail, I put together a small spice kit. I decided to make my own kit mainly because I could not find anything i liked available commercially. That and it was sup...
By: thatoneguydavid

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Tue, 23 Jun 2009 21:22:12 PDT
Waterproof Emergency Fire Tinder Bundle (video demo) http://www.instructables.com/id/Waterproof-Emergency-Fire-Tinder-Bundle/
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By: thatoneguydavid

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Sun, 21 Jun 2009 11:39:42 PDT
How To Make Your Leather Boots Last Forever (Or at least longer than the next guy's) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-Leather-Boots-Last-Forever-Or-at/
How To Make Your Leather Boots Last Forever (Or at least longer than the next guy's) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/HG3O/FPQLEJG9/FPWHG3OFPQLEJG9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/HG3O/FPQLEJG9/FPWHG3OFPQLEJG9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/HG3O/FPQLEJG9/FPWHG3OFPQLEJG9.SMALL.jpg ehmbee Good boots are not cheap. Cheap boots are not good. As a utility lineman, I spend a lot of time outside under harsh conditions at work. My boots, while tough (they have to be), often pay the price as I slog through mud, water, snow, salt and rocks, not to mention the beating they take while wearin...
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Sat, 10 Jan 2009 15:28:39 PST