Instructables: exploring - outside - camping - outdoors Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:14:20 PDT BLOX v1.01 Backpacker's Bottle Cooler
Backpacker's Bottle Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> Escalante Slim This bottle cooler uses an absorbent sleeve, insulation layer, and waterproof breathable fabric jacket to enable evaporative cooling of a beverage container without the mess of having an exposed wet media. The evaporative cooling water is contained within the waterproof jacket, so the exterior surfa...
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:57:49 PDT
portable tent heater
portable tent heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> drosenkranz still doing the finishing touches on the heater but it works! first up you need a donor propane furnace Luckily I had a friend who was dismantling a rotted camper so he gave me the furnace and inverter as well as all the plumbing first step was the hardest. ripping it out of the camper was a ta...
By: drosenkranz

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:45:11 PDT
Boot dryer
Boot dryer - More DIY How To Projects]]> drosenkranz cheap DIY boot dryer with parts from a leftover plumbing project parts needed are four, 2"elbows two, 2" T's one, 2" Yone, 2" fernco ci/plastic/copper/steel to ci/plastic/copper/steeland at least 3 feet of 2 inch PVC pipe cutting and assembly cut 1 length of PVC pipe 16 inches long then cut t...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 21:36:18 PST
Reflector oven for campfires
Reflector oven for campfires - More DIY How To Projects]]> lespaul_30 The reflector oven, also known as a tin oven was once a popular tool for baking alongside an open fire during the 17th to 19th century. Their popularity has declined since the development of electricity, but these ovens are still used today by outfitters, camps, and outdoor enthusiasts to bake anyth...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:41:26 PST
Camo Your Firearm
Camo Your Firearm - More DIY How To Projects]]> trike road poet To make your firearm disappear into the landscape, you have to apply some thought to the painting of your gun. Normally, a rifle presents a long horizontal line, usually dark and stark that highlights it all too well. So in order to hide the shape of the gun, and break up the outline, and metallic...
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:51:53 PST
When is a yurt NOT a yurt?
When is a yurt NOT a yurt? - More DIY How To Projects]]> milesnorth So, The great thing about Yurts is that just about anyone can find the needed items to build themselves a dwelling in this style. And, as an added bonus, when it just doesn't work quite right the first time, it can be turned into a great portable fort instead :- You can pull sticks out of the ...
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 23:53:57 PST
How To Start A Fire
How To Start A Fire - More DIY How To Projects]]> lidianesci01 What You Will Need · Small Sticks · Dry Grass/Leaves · Lighter/Matches (Optional) · Knife (Optional) · Logs · Water · Large Rocks/Fire pit (Optional) · Axe (Optional) · Shovel (Optional) · Protective Gloves/ Glasses Precautions WARNING: Building a fire ...
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:30:47 PST
Essential Backcountry Camping Preparation Checklist
Essential Backcountry Camping Preparation Checklist - More DIY How To Projects]]> peppypickle It can be intimidating to transition from car camping to your first backcountry experience. There are some gear recommendations and techniques that will make your 1st (or 50th) backcountry experience very enjoyable. Pick Your Trail and Apply for Camping Permits/Fire Permits During camping high-se...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:37:09 PDT
Tent Rainfly Modification
Tent Rainfly Modification - More DIY How To Projects]]> tgreen588 The purpose of this Instructable is 3 fold. 1) Improve air circulation and help remove condensation buildup inside the tent. As well as keep any condensation that does form away from your head/feet.2) Add stability to the tent in high wind environments3) Help shed rain away from the base of the ten...
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 17:38:04 PDT
Off-road Adventure Expedition Trailer for Overlanding
Off-road Adventure Expedition Trailer for Overlanding - More DIY How To Projects]]> FlatCatRussellandtheTennesseeTwo I love the outdoors. I go camping and exploring every chance I get. I also work as an archaeologist, which means I get to spend more nights in a tent than most people. I always wished I could just have everything packed and ready to go at a moment's notice. When I saw my first "expedition trailer" i...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:28:50 PDT
[Campfire Recipes] Bake a Cake in an Orange
[Campfire Recipes] Bake a Cake in an Orange - More DIY How To Projects]]> acoens We often celebrate birthdays with group camping trips and love to try making new foods over the campfire so when we heard about the idea to bake cakes in an orange I gave it a shot. The new spin on these was that we made the cake batter ahead of time. We had a vegan friend on the trip so I made batt...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:32:41 PDT
"Ready-To-Go" Cook Box
"Ready-To-Go" Cook Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> pi526 Last minute camping trips? Too many things to do? Not enough time to get ready to leave? Can't find everything? After several unorganized attempts to pack for camping trips, I discovered that having a "Ready-To-Go" Cook Box helps to make getting ready for vacations and weekend camping trips much ...
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:52:29 PDT
Building a Campfire
Building a Campfire - More DIY How To Projects]]> pi526 For camping trips and backyard cookouts, make a fast, hot campfire with a minimum amount of smoke. We had our campfire burning hot ~20 minutes after we collected kindling and cut firewood in our woods from trees found on the ground. Dry kindling and firewood burn faster and with less smoke than fres...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:31:50 PDT
Easy Camping First Aid Kit
Easy Camping First Aid Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> carfin33 Hey, this is a basic and easy to make camping first aid kit. Its perfect for little camping trips for families or scout/girl guide etc. groups. It partly a camping first aid kit set i bought from Sport Direct (here), another First Aid Kit from Amazon (here), a cree led torch from amazon(here) and a ...
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Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:15:19 PDT
What to Bring to Burning Man
What to Bring to Burning Man - More DIY How To Projects]]> solderface Hi!I've been going to Burning Man for a few years now, and over those years, I've maintained and tuned a list of my favourite, most necessary things to bring. If you're new to the Burn, or just don't feel like remembering all of the basics, I'm open sourcing my list of What to Bring to Burning Man.N...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:31:03 PDT
Eno Camping Hammock DIY Knock-Off
Eno Camping Hammock DIY Knock-Off - More DIY How To Projects]]> emilygraceking Camping is one of my all-time favorite pastimes. Growing up in Colorado, this meant long family drives to national parks with a pop-up camper in tow or treks into the mountains for weekend backpacking adventures, with surrounding views of the Rocky Mountains.In Florida, most camping I've found is fa...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:44:42 PDT
Portable Solar Generator
Portable Solar Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> victorg6546 The photo above is not mine!That being said, I will be making another voyage to burning man this year, and i had decided to come with some power this time! I just built a portable swamp cooler to take with me to burning man this year and needed to add a few more things to my gear.One of the great th...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:40:13 PDT
Hammock Bug Net Cheap
Hammock Bug Net Cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> cdveltri I recently got into hammock camping about a year ago when I made my own hammock and wanted a bug net to go along with the hammock. I quickly discovered that the nets sold for hammocks are not cheap, so I started to research some DIY options. I found a few different designs and fabric suggestions on ...
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:40:08 PDT
DIY Inexpensive Lightweight Tent Footprint
DIY Inexpensive Lightweight Tent Footprint - More DIY How To Projects]]> rickosgood For this project you will need some 6 mil plastic. You can find this in the hardware store, usually in the paint section near the drop cloth's and tarps.You will also need a grommet kit. I used 3/8" grommets, but the size will depend on the diameter of your tent stakes. Get the smallest size that yo...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 11:31:53 PDT
Make your own Teepee
Make your own Teepee - More DIY How To Projects]]> the tat2artist Here's how my wife and I made our own Teepee that we use for camping and going to Rendezvous. It is very spacious inside with room for 6 adults plus our gear and we can have a fire inside for those cold nights. The building was pretty easy and quick and only cost about $150 in materials for the co...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:24:41 PDT
Scouting Knots
Scouting Knots - More DIY How To Projects]]> francescapereira These knots are described for scouts, but most of them have critical uses in other environments. In this instructable I will teach you the basic scouting knots. These knots will teach you how to Join Ends of Two Ropes, Lashings, Attach Rope to Pole, Ring, Cleat, Shorten a Rope without Cutting, Lift ...
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:13:51 PDT
LED Tiki Torch
LED Tiki Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> buildingandblogging This is an easy way to make a safe tiki torch that gives out good light for at night in a back yard or around a camp fire. It requires few supplies and very low cost and easy to make. You don't even need any tools for this project. Supplies: Tiki torchled lightwater bottlewater Prep Tiki Torch ...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:08:56 PDT
Deer Antler Key Chain
Deer Antler Key Chain - More DIY How To Projects]]> lappy708 VOTING GREATLY APPRECIATED I bought a new dremel 3000 and had extra deer antler. Also my key chain just broke all tools used came with my dremel tool a lot of the things I did to my antler tine are optional you can use your imagination but ill take you through the process on mine Antler ...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:35:00 PDT
DIY Char Cloth
DIY Char Cloth - More DIY How To Projects]]> zachary phillips Materials 1. Aaltoids or metal container 2. Hammer3. Nail4. 100% cotton cloth5. Fire fuel / supplies 1. Sticks and branches or coals 2. Matches 3. Fire ring / grill 4. Caveman skills 6. Gloves 7. Scissors Prepping The Tin For the tin prepping you will need to punch a hole ...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 05:52:16 PDT
Rotating Three-Marshmallow Toaster
Rotating Three-Marshmallow Toaster - More DIY How To Projects]]> glassgiant The only thing better than a toasted marshmallow is a perfectly toasted marshmallow.   You can make 'em three at a time with this.  You can also roast hotdogs, weiners, footlongs and tubesteaks.  So, it's versatile. You'll need some wood glue, 3/4 inch stock, 1/4 inch birch plywood,  3/8 inch spruc...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:11:25 PDT
Simple and Clean Penny Stove
Simple and Clean Penny Stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> JoeyHersh This is a penny stove that I've built. The body of the stove is a tuna can. From the other penny stoves I've seen, this one is the cleanest, simplest, and most professional. Go ahead and make variations to the stove you build. The stove can boil water in a medium size pot in around four minutes. S...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:05:51 PDT
Knot display board
Knot display board - More DIY How To Projects]]> buildingandblogging If you are into survival knowing how to tie knots can be very useful. Making this stand help me understand how to tie different knots for different situations. I used paracord for the cordage for this project. You can add any other knots that suit you best. Supplies and tools Toolsjig sawdrill...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:19:43 PST
12 volt DC Cooler
12 volt DC Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> buildingandblogging These portable 12 volt DC coolers are really cool and works good. You can uses theses in a small room, a tent when camping or even in your car. I use a 12 volt battery to power the DC fans. I used four small fans that I wired together. I cut a square out for the fans and cut a circle out for the c...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:57:24 PST
How To Make Feather Sticks
How To Make Feather Sticks - More DIY How To Projects]]> michaelrobbutler What A Feather Stick Is A feather stick is simply a long, thin and dry piece of wood which will be used as soon as your tinder is burning to progress your fire to bigger sticks. What Wood To Choose Any wood will work well and i am going to use pine, it really does not matter. I will say howev...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:48:41 PST
How To Make A Fire With A Gum Wrapper And A Battery
How To Make A Fire With A Gum Wrapper And A Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> Captain MacTavish What you will need is a gum wrapper and a "AA" or a "AAA" battery Prepping Place the negative part of the battery on the metallic part of the wrapper. The Fire! Cover the top part of the battery and hold it there with something other than your hand! You will burn yourself, The FIRE!
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:55:28 PST
Homemade Deer Persimmon Attractant Bootleg Outdoors   Homemade Persimmon Extract/Scent Attractant for Deer Ingredients: 1/2 Cup of Persimmon slices 2 Cups of Scentless Alcohol (e.g. vodka) 1/8 Cups of Water Directions: Combine ingredients in air tight container and store in dark room for about two months. Also, shake container for a minute once...
By: Bootleg Outdoors

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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 19:22:23 PST
Home Made Mosquito Repelant
Home Made Mosquito Repelant - More DIY How To Projects]]> lucaskelso Mosquitos are annoying little bugs that in numbers can drive a man mad. Not to mention they spread disease. The typical bug spray, as effective as it is smells bad and has a harmful chemical in it called deet that will strip paint and dyes of some materials. Imagine what that does to your skin! Here...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:09:49 PST
Food Storage Can Stove
Food Storage Can Stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> basementhacker There are a lot of I'bles about camping/survival stoves made from soup cans, soda cans, and other assorted pieces of metal and wire. There's only one problem with most of those stoves: they don't have stovetops to hold the thing you are cooking. Sure, you can make a separate piece of metal and wire ...
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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:32:18 PST
Repairing a Broken Instant Canopy
Repairing a Broken Instant Canopy - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lorddrake I was in goodwill and found a Coleman 13'x13' instant canopy for only a few dollars because one of the support tubes was broken in half.  The support tube ran diagonally from one of the corner legs to the middle of the side of the tent.  The tube broke right at the point where the screw passed throu...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 20:24:58 PST
Build An Ultimate Outdoor FirePit Complete With Custom Cap Stone: The ManPit
Build An Ultimate Outdoor FirePit Complete With Custom Cap Stone: The ManPit - More DIY How To Projects]]> RNation0001 Overview: In the steps ahead you will learn to build a great fire pit that's aesthetically pleasing as well as easy to build and last but certainly not least pretty easy on your wallet, in fact this project cost me less than 100 bucks. Let me stress that anyone can do this and its not as hard a...
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 01:03:27 PST
Building my primitive camping truck
Building my primitive camping truck - More DIY How To Projects]]> sam24th So if any of you guys keep up with my blog or have seen some of my other instructables you probably would see that I am a pretty avid camper. I prefer camping more on the primitive side. IE no AC/heat, in a sleeping bag or cot and in a tent. I also love to go exploring and do a bit of 4wheeling wher...
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:42:37 PDT
Let´s Quest !!
Let´s Quest !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mr.Sanchez When rutine has become an uncofortable guest in your home is time to kick out of your life.I mean some times those role games just don´t let stand of that chair. Sometimes those virtual worlds become in our live and don`t let us sleep quietly...well I was there  and my kids too. This the story of a ...
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Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:56:18 PDT
Trekking pole Blue tarp tent
Trekking pole Blue tarp tent - More DIY How To Projects]]> Justinvent Whether you need a tent quick, want to lighten your pack or forgot your tent at home this Instructable is for you. The tarp tent is not my invention but hopefully this new pitching method will make lightweight tarp camping possible for more outdoorsmen.  This tent can be constructed using objects mo...
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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:11:33 PDT
Camping cooking simplicity in 30 minutes or less
Camping cooking simplicity in 30 minutes or less - More DIY How To Projects]]> babysaving Every time I go camping I struggle to keep it simple and organized. We're talking tent camping for the backpacker. I hate to pull out tubs of items. Let's keep it simple, people. That's where this instructable is applicable! Get yourself a bag Whether you go to the thrift store, dollar store or y...
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 07:48:56 PDT
Repair A Sleeping Bag
Repair A Sleeping Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> Danger is my middle name I just got back from my annual 5 day backpacking trip and on the last day, I managed to get part of my sleeping bag stuck in the zipper and it tore!  I knew if I left it, all the down stuffing would come out and there would be feathers everywhere!  Fortunately, the fix was very simple, all you need ...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:44:47 PDT
Rocket stove
Rocket stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> paintphone In this Instructable the making of a rocket stove for cooking is being made.  The construction of this stove comprises of the following: - 1 Tin/Galvanized garbage can and or waste bin - 4 inch 90 degree elbow metal piping - metal sheers and or dremel with diamond cutting disks - A coffee can or oth...
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Sun, 2 Jun 2013 13:46:38 PDT
Recycled ikea-bag backpack
Recycled ikea-bag backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Alex_eco_geek Waterproof, hardwearing, cheap and made from recycled materials this bag is ideal for outdoor use, such as carrying climbing gear and ropes. This was made using things I had lying around the house, for example the toggles came from an old raincoat. You can be inventive and adapt/swap materials to wh...
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Tue, 28 May 2013 15:28:40 PDT
Have Dog, Will Backpack: Guide to 'Packing with Man's Best Friend
Have Dog, Will Backpack: Guide to 'Packing with Man's Best Friend - More DIY How To Projects]]> Terranan Are you a dog lover, like me? Do you have tons more fun doing stuff with your dog, as opposed to not? And, most importantly, do u like to backpack? Well bringing Spot along with you on your trip might be "just your speed" (and other analogies). Dogs require special care on backpacking trips, but I ...
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Thu, 16 May 2013 09:47:04 PDT
Easy waterproof clothing, and about anything else in your world. GrumpyOldGoat Water proof about everything. Needed ingredients. 1. Mineral Spirits 2. 100% clear silicone caulking. Empty container to mix in and a stir stick. I used about 1/4 of the silicone tube and the quart of mineral spirits.  If I had more mineral spirits I would have thinned it more. It's a hindsight...
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Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:58:10 PDT
Projects to fulfill Boy Scouts of America requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks MikeCicc There are many great projects on Instructables that fulfill requirements for various ranks in the Boy Scouts of America.  This guide pulls together the best Instructables that help meet the requirements below.  Good luck!  And... if you end up doing great projects in scouting, make sure to document ...
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:04:49 PDT
PVC iPad holder and mount for tent camping
PVC iPad holder and mount for tent camping - More DIY How To Projects]]> replayreb My wife and I recently went on a camping trip to the beach and I posted an instructable on how to ruggedize and bug-proof a small air conditioner here.  I knew we would be taking our iPad with us to check email and watch movies but I didn't want to have to hold or prop the iPad up the entire time no...
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Sun, 15 Jul 2012 20:11:20 PDT
How To Split Wood BigNate84 In this video I'll show you how to split wood with a maul while wearing a moose hat.
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 10:15:40 PDT
Ruggedizing and bug-proofing a window air conditioner for tent camping
Ruggedizing and bug-proofing a window air conditioner for tent camping - More DIY How To Projects]]> replayreb My wife and I have an unexpected week off together next week where we are dropping off one of our kids at camp in one state and picking up the other one in another state a week later. We are going to be travelling through Florida so I decided to try to book a room or condo at the beach last minute ...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 19:45:21 PDT
1 Person Tarp Tent
1 Person Tarp Tent - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pizzaman01 This is my 1 person tarp tent that has an optional door. It's small and light when folded. It's cheap and easy to make and doesn't take much time. What you need:      8'x10' Tarp      4 Tent Pegs      1 Hiking pole      A type of guyline[I used 10ft of paracord]      Sharpie      Paper      Scissor...
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Sat, 2 Jun 2012 13:39:47 PDT
What's in my Backpack amandaggogo Got a two part video series here showing what all I choose to put into my camping backpack, and my guy friend's camping backpack. Covering the basics, food, water, first aid/survival, tools, and some other various items. Feel free to kindly comment on anything you think I might need to add! To see p...
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Fri, 18 May 2012 14:41:32 PDT