Instructables: exploring - outside - camping - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:34:10 PST BLOX v1.01 Bed, Table, and Benches for camper van - All in one! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bed-Table-and-Benches-for-camper-van-All-in-one/
Bed, Table, and Benches for camper van - All in one! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/P72J/I3PJNHWC/FE9P72JI3PJNHWC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/P72J/I3PJNHWC/FE9P72JI3PJNHWC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/P72J/I3PJNHWC/FE9P72JI3PJNHWC.SMALL.jpg AudreyDesjardins After using the van with the simple platform for a bed, table and place to hang out for a year, we decided it was time to go to the next level: Build an all-in-one bed-table-benches-storage! Our goal was to add more storage to the livable space in the van, to create a space where 4-5 people could ea...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:27:17 PST
Fold Up Camping/Picnic Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Fold-Up-CampingPicnic-Table/
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 06:55:42 PST
Cedar paneling for van interior http://www.instructables.com/id/Cedar-paneling-for-van-interior/
Cedar paneling for van interior - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/B9XI/I34E195D/FGWB9XII34E195D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/B9XI/I34E195D/FGWB9XII34E195D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/B9XI/I34E195D/FGWB9XII34E195D.SMALL.jpg AudreyDesjardins We love skiing. We love mountain life. We love the feel of rustic cabins. We love the smell of cedar. We wanted a real cabin on wheels. This means there was only one material we wanted to use for the walls and ceiling of the van: CEDAR PANELS! The process of applying cedar panels to the walls of ...
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:51:54 PST
WATERPROOF SEALANT (for making or reproofing oilcloth tarps, ponchos, dusters, awnings, etc.) http://www.instructables.com/id/WATERPROOF-SEALANT-for-making-or-reproofing-oilclo/
WATERPROOF SEALANT (for making or reproofing oilcloth tarps, ponchos, dusters, awnings, etc.) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/M8SU/I2XTRL2G/FMHM8SUI2XTRL2G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/M8SU/I2XTRL2G/FMHM8SUI2XTRL2G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/M8SU/I2XTRL2G/FMHM8SUI2XTRL2G.SMALL.jpg TheUglyBarbarian I want to share an easy recipe to make your own oilcloth dressing like Otter Wax or Duck Back.I use two parts bee's wax, two parts paraffin wax and one part walnut oil. While many oils will work, I wanted to use walnut oil because I like the smell. As to the wax, some people use either paraffin or...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:02:41 PST
How To Start A Fire http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Start-A-Fire-1/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:30:47 PST
Stormtrooper Style Log Burner http://www.instructables.com/id/Stormtrooper-Style-Log-Burner/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:46:22 PST
How To Make A Fire With A Gum Wrapper And A Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Fire-With-A-Gum-Wrapper-And-A-Batter/
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:55:28 PST
Heineken Mini Keg Propane Firekeg http://www.instructables.com/id/Heineken-Mini-Keg-Propane-Firekeg/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 11:18:07 PST
Essential Backcountry Camping Preparation Checklist http://www.instructables.com/id/Essential-Backcountry-Camping-Preparation-Checklis/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:37:09 PDT
The Ultimate Kayak Hauler and Rooftop Tent Camper. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Kayak-Hauler-and-Rooftop-Tent-Camper/
The Ultimate Kayak Hauler and Rooftop Tent Camper. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/N2NO/I1QYKJEU/F1CN2NOI1QYKJEU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/N2NO/I1QYKJEU/F1CN2NOI1QYKJEU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/N2NO/I1QYKJEU/F1CN2NOI1QYKJEU.SMALL.jpg to'bryant I love to camp and go fishing with the family, but we do things a bit more extreme. We used to backpack miles in and set up camp. That is a bit harder to do now that we have two little ones, although we plan to start that back up soon. In the pictures above, you can see the progression of my trailer...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:05:49 PDT
Large Rotisserie Pit BBQ http://www.instructables.com/id/Large-Rotisserie-Pit-BBQ/
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:30:10 PDT
DIY Penny Stove - Camping stove from drinks cans http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Penny-Stove-Camping-stove-from-drinks-cans/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:08:38 PDT
Truck bed tuck bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Truck-bed-tuck-bed/
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:02:23 PDT
Suitcase Picnic Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Suitcase-Picnic-Table/
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:59:10 PDT
Custom Leather Sling Style Backpacks And Dog Harness http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Leather-Sling-Style-Backpacks-And-Dog-Harne/
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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 07:52:36 PDT
How To Play Nails (Stump) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Play-Nails-Stump/
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 13:00:43 PDT
Festfalia, A Ford Festiva Flip Top Hyper Miler Camper http://www.instructables.com/id/Festfalia-A-Ford-Festiva-Flip-Top-Hyper-Miler-Camp/
Festfalia, A Ford Festiva Flip Top Hyper Miler Camper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/KOUM/I0R0TB46/FCWKOUMI0R0TB46.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/KOUM/I0R0TB46/FCWKOUMI0R0TB46.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/KOUM/I0R0TB46/FCWKOUMI0R0TB46.SMALL.jpg Nor-tea-a I've wanted to make a car into a camper for several years and eventually I found the perfect vehicle for it, the humble Ford Festiva. Why choose such a small car? I believe that limitations breed creativity and I wanted high MPGs. This is not meant to be a step by step instructable but more of a gui...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:19:39 PDT
R2D2 Style Wood / Log Burner http://www.instructables.com/id/R2D2-Style-Wood-Log-Burner/
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:44:31 PDT
Folding bed for car camping http://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-bed-for-car-camping/
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:34:20 PDT
Boot Waterproofing http://www.instructables.com/id/Boot-Waterproofing/
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Thu, 5 Jul 2007 10:40:51 PDT
Berry picker from scrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Berry-picker-from-scrap/
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:59:03 PDT
Telescoping pvc tent or awning poles http://www.instructables.com/id/Telescoping-pvc-tent-or-awning-poles/
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:29:58 PDT
How To Paint Camouflage http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Paint-Camouflage/
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:06:58 PDT
The Irish Lashing http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Irish-Lashing/
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:37:26 PDT
Improving Your Thermacell http://www.instructables.com/id/Improving-Your-Thermacell/
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:17:50 PDT
Light My No-Fire, Water Jug Party and Camping Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-My-No-Fire-Water-Jug-Party-and-Camping-Light/
Light My No-Fire, Water Jug Party and Camping Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/NZQ5/HZU0MJ4B/F1XNZQ5HZU0MJ4B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/NZQ5/HZU0MJ4B/F1XNZQ5HZU0MJ4B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/NZQ5/HZU0MJ4B/F1XNZQ5HZU0MJ4B.SMALL.jpg Ludvicka These quick and easy outdoor lights do not require fire or electricity and are safe for children and even adults. The cost is only one dollar if you shop at the dollar store and sometimes you can get even a better deal on a set of them. First step is to collect lots of empty jugs. Anyone who h...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 21:06:18 PDT
Off-road Adventure Expedition Trailer for Overlanding http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-road-Adventure-Expedition-Trailer-for-Overland/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:28:50 PDT
Campfire Chili http://www.instructables.com/id/Campfire-Chili/
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Mon, 27 May 2013 19:41:42 PDT
Foolproof Burning Man http://www.instructables.com/id/Foolproof-Burning-Man/
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:28:19 PDT
[Campfire Recipes] Bake a Cake in an Orange http://www.instructables.com/id/Bake-a-Cake-in-an-Orange/
[Campfire Recipes] Bake a Cake in an Orange - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/PY8A/HZ9O7PNB/FM4PY8AHZ9O7PNB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/PY8A/HZ9O7PNB/FM4PY8AHZ9O7PNB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/PY8A/HZ9O7PNB/FM4PY8AHZ9O7PNB.SMALL.jpg 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...
By: acoens

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:32:41 PDT
Gypsy Wagon http://www.instructables.com/id/Gypsy-Wagon-1/
Gypsy Wagon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/ARWM/HZ5DSUXS/FASARWMHZ5DSUXS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/ARWM/HZ5DSUXS/FASARWMHZ5DSUXS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/ARWM/HZ5DSUXS/FASARWMHZ5DSUXS.SMALL.jpg jaylabrosse here is the second Gypsy wagon I built along with some friends . I hope you enjoy it. Build your Harbor Freight trailer ! Build 4x8 box out of 2x12s Floor subframe is 2x4s .. you could just slap a 4x8 sheet on this but I was afraid of deflection. Add 3/4 plywood. Screw it all dow...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:26:26 PDT
6 easy tips to improve your outdoor photography http://www.instructables.com/id/6-easy-tips-to-improve-your-outdoor-photography/
6 easy tips to improve your outdoor photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/C54Q/HZ2IWMH8/F3ZC54QHZ2IWMH8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/C54Q/HZ2IWMH8/F3ZC54QHZ2IWMH8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/C54Q/HZ2IWMH8/F3ZC54QHZ2IWMH8.SMALL.jpg hchute Sure, you can spend many hours experimenting with f-stops, shutter speeds, filters, post-processing, and HDR... but most of the time these quick-and-easy tips are all it takes to make your outdoor photographs more appealing. Move your subject off-center You've all heard this one before... but it'...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:45:26 PDT
Oil drum garden fire pit with a skyline..!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Oil-drum-garden-fire-pit-with-a-skyline/
Oil drum garden fire pit with a skyline..!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/DRXM/HZ2IXSKW/FPHDRXMHZ2IXSKW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/DRXM/HZ2IXSKW/FPHDRXMHZ2IXSKW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/DRXM/HZ2IXSKW/FPHDRXMHZ2IXSKW.SMALL.jpg limer_10 I had an oil drum sitting outside rusting for the last couple of years and i never really new what to do with it.! that was until i had a brainwave and decided i wanted a fire pit for the garden.I wanted something we could all sit around and keep warm in the summer evenings.! Find your oil drum. ...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:31:39 PDT
Building a Campfire http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Campfire/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:31:50 PDT
Free-Standing Portable Hammock Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Standing-Portable-Hammock-Stand/
Free-Standing Portable Hammock Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/FHZB/HYZX8235/FZLFHZBHYZX8235.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/FHZB/HYZX8235/FZLFHZBHYZX8235.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/FHZB/HYZX8235/FZLFHZBHYZX8235.SMALL.jpg Bundaberg42 One of the best things about summer is being able to enjoy the beautiful weather from the comfort of a hammock. But unless you’ve got the perfect gear, it can be difficult to find two trees or posts close enough and sturdy enough to set up your hammock exactly where you want it. That’s why we decide...
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:09:26 PDT
Sparkler Photography - DIY Light Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Sparkler-Photography/
Sparkler Photography - DIY Light Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/ZHXA/HYZX10MG/FWLZHXAHYZX10MG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/ZHXA/HYZX10MG/FWLZHXAHYZX10MG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/ZHXA/HYZX10MG/FWLZHXAHYZX10MG.SMALL.jpg acoens Sparklers are a fun addition to any outdoor activity - campfires, camping, and just backyard fun - but after noticing the light trails you can see when playing with sparklers, we've been toying with capturing the magic of these novelty items using long exposure photography. The possibilities are vas...
By: acoens

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:24:46 PDT
How to Car-Camp in the Rain: 11 Lifehacks http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Car-Camp-in-the-Rain-11-Lifehacks/
How to Car-Camp in the Rain: 11 Lifehacks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/P3SG/HYWT74O5/FUGP3SGHYWT74O5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/P3SG/HYWT74O5/FUGP3SGHYWT74O5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/P3SG/HYWT74O5/FUGP3SGHYWT74O5.SMALL.jpg hchute Here are a few simple tricks for car-camping in the rain. Most of these may be well-known to people who camp in the wet... but for those new to it, here are some little lifehacks we've put to use in various state parks here in the northwest. Tip 1: Raise that tarp When car-camping in the Pacific ...
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:18:44 PDT
(TCT)Tent Camper Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/TCTTent-Camper-Trailer/
(TCT)Tent Camper Trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/27JE/HYPNXG9W/F1L27JEHYPNXG9W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/27JE/HYPNXG9W/F1L27JEHYPNXG9W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/27JE/HYPNXG9W/F1L27JEHYPNXG9W.SMALL.jpg Avey44 So I really wanted to make a utility camper that fits my needs. So I did and this is what I came up with. This whole project took about four days to complete, not including the time I built the basic trailer. Stuff I used: 4x8 Trailer Camper Shell Old Tent Lots of old jeans Shoe Goo Mostly 2x...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:22:16 PDT
Big Bad Vader Log Burner http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Bad-Vader-Log-Burner/
Big Bad Vader Log Burner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/DQB1/HYBDG4EN/FPJDQB1HYBDG4EN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/DQB1/HYBDG4EN/FPJDQB1HYBDG4EN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/DQB1/HYBDG4EN/FPJDQB1HYBDG4EN.SMALL.jpg doddieszoomer Back by popular demand.The last few vader log burners I've made have caused quite a storm. With this one I wanted to go bigger and badder and try and capture more of the original shape and styling.The bottle I used was a 46kg I think...yeah pretty big... Marking Out I magic marketed the face and ...
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Fri, 1 Aug 2014 05:25:10 PDT
Water bottle holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-bottle-holder-2/
Water bottle holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/JTVD/HY7T0F20/FD9JTVDHY7T0F20.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/JTVD/HY7T0F20/FD9JTVDHY7T0F20.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/JTVD/HY7T0F20/FD9JTVDHY7T0F20.SMALL.jpg YPF The idea behind this project was to find a practical way to increase the amount of water I can take when going in the outdoor, without compromising on the volume of my backpack. The solution is a water bottle holder that can be strapped anywhere: on a bag, on a belt or simply on a shoulder strap.The...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:38:45 PDT
Have your camping cooler light up like your fridge when you open it for $5! http://www.instructables.com/id/Have-your-camping-cooler-light-up-like-your-fridge/
Have your camping cooler light up like your fridge when you open it for $5! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/I4NS/HY12C55K/F3MI4NSHY12C55K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/I4NS/HY12C55K/F3MI4NSHY12C55K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/I4NS/HY12C55K/F3MI4NSHY12C55K.SMALL.jpg MechanicalMashup At night when camping or having a campfire in your back yard. Finding 'your' drinks in the cooler is a pain. You cannot see what drink is yours in the dark of night. Then you freeze your hands fishing around in the ice pulling several out that are not yours. Finally, in pain, you pull your frozen cl...
By: MechanicalMashup

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:47:50 PDT
Foolproof Rebar Pulling http://www.instructables.com/id/Foolproof-Rebar-Pulling/
Foolproof Rebar Pulling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/L9HL/HY12K50A/FDLL9HLHY12K50A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/L9HL/HY12K50A/FDLL9HLHY12K50A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/L9HL/HY12K50A/FDLL9HLHY12K50A.SMALL.jpg bakunin Ordinary tent stakes slide right out of the dry lake bed, or playa, that people camp on at Burning Man. The time honored solution is rebar. It's cheap, easy to cut to size, and not too hard to hammer into the playa after a little practice.But then there's pulling it back out of the ground.You can't ...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:59:51 PDT
Eno Camping Hammock DIY Knock-Off http://www.instructables.com/id/Eno-Camping-Hammock-DIY-Knock-Off/
Eno Camping Hammock DIY Knock-Off - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/GGN9/HY12FQH7/FS9GGN9HY12FQH7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/GGN9/HY12FQH7/FS9GGN9HY12FQH7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/GGN9/HY12FQH7/FS9GGN9HY12FQH7.SMALL.jpg 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
Burning Man Skills http://www.instructables.com/id/Burning-Man-Skills-2007/
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Thu, 6 Sep 2007 13:01:19 PDT
The Remote Match http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Remote-Match/
The Remote Match - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/OGQD/HXZN81AF/FTAOGQDHXZN81AF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/OGQD/HXZN81AF/FTAOGQDHXZN81AF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/OGQD/HXZN81AF/FTAOGQDHXZN81AF.SMALL.jpg Kiteman I recently had a need to "magically" light a bonfire at a Cub event. Other recent campfires had been dramatic, but obvious in their mechanism (burning things sliding down a wire or people pushing flaming brands into the fire). I wanted something more subtle, that the Cubs wouldn't notice happening...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:51:17 PDT
Tin Can Camp Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/Tin-Can-Camp-Stove/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:38:17 PDT
Figjam's Swamp Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Figjams-Swamp-Cooler/
Figjam's Swamp Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/MBCI/HXXHHO5F/FO9MBCIHXXHHO5F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/MBCI/HXXHHO5F/FO9MBCIHXXHHO5F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/MBCI/HXXHHO5F/FO9MBCIHXXHHO5F.SMALL.jpg victorg6546 This is a rendition of figjam's solar Swamp cooler. it works pretty well and is great for keeping you cool when you are in the hot hot heat! This is a great piece of equipment have when you want to be able to cool things down while you are camping or at burningman (like I will be!). gather your g...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:29:02 PDT
Ruggedizing and bug-proofing a window air conditioner for tent camping http://www.instructables.com/id/Ruggedizing-and-bug-proofing-a-window-air-conditio/
Ruggedizing and bug-proofing a window air conditioner for tent camping - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/YI9E/H4AGJV28/FZGYI9EH4AGJV28.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/YI9E/H4AGJV28/FZGYI9EH4AGJV28.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/YI9E/H4AGJV28/FZGYI9EH4AGJV28.SMALL.jpg 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
Hammock Bug Net Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Hammock-Bug-Net-Cheap/
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:40:08 PDT
Tent stake marker http://www.instructables.com/id/Tent-stake-marker/
Tent stake marker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/ZRIA/HXLMVFLX/F8FZRIAHXLMVFLX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/ZRIA/HXLMVFLX/F8FZRIAHXLMVFLX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/ZRIA/HXLMVFLX/F8FZRIAHXLMVFLX.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Prevent midnight tripping hazards over your tent on your next camping trip by showing where your tent guy wires are with illuminated Mike's Hard Lemonade tent stake markers.This simple hack uses light diffusion inside the bottle to create a soft glow that alerts late-night walkers to where you've st...
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:54:56 PDT