Instructables: exploring - outside - camping - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:28:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 Paracord Hammock Anchor Cord http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Hammock-Anchor-Cord/
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Sat, 10 Apr 2010 15:30:18 PDT
White van camper conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/White-Van-Camper-Conversion/
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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 06:02:05 PDT
Mercury foam teardrop, how to build a foam teardrop trailer. rot proof, well insulated and super lightweight http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Foam-Teardrop-Trailer-Rot-Proof-Wel/
Mercury foam teardrop, how to build a foam teardrop trailer. rot proof, well insulated and super lightweight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/XCW0/IPCUHUGG/F3LXCW0IPCUHUGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/XCW0/IPCUHUGG/F3LXCW0IPCUHUGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/XCW0/IPCUHUGG/F3LXCW0IPCUHUGG.SMALL.jpg rowerwet In a way, teardrop campers are a great reminder of the old American west, the one that the pioneers, settlers, explorers and cowboys discovered, and that the Natives had known all along. The settlers with their Conestoga wagons and the chuck wagon that carried the food on a cattle drive most often h...
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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:10:04 PDT
Twig Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/Twig-Stove/
Twig Stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/H91W/IDYP6DRW/FQRH91WIDYP6DRW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/H91W/IDYP6DRW/FQRH91WIDYP6DRW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQR/H91W/IDYP6DRW/FQRH91WIDYP6DRW.SMALL.jpg trike road poet Here is a new stove project that allows you to cook food, heat water, make coffee, or heat a small lean-to with nothing more then small wood twigs, bits of bark and scrap wood. Instead of cutting logs and splitting fire wood, you use the usually abundant small stuff and brush found in the undergrow...
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:44:53 PDT
Thermacell Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermacell-Hack/
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 05:04:13 PDT
Easy Drapes for Truck Camper Shell http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Drapes-for-Truck-Camper-Shell/
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 11:29:48 PST
Simple conversion of VW T4 caravelle 9 seats in a campervan http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-conversion-of-VW-T4-caravelle-syncro-9-seat/
Simple conversion of VW T4 caravelle 9 seats in a campervan - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/R8AY/HYY8MUSA/FZ6R8AYHYY8MUSA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/R8AY/HYY8MUSA/FZ6R8AYHYY8MUSA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/R8AY/HYY8MUSA/FZ6R8AYHYY8MUSA.SMALL.jpg paolobertoncin The conversion must be simple and rapidly reversible allowing the use as a car for all year and like a camper-van during holiday Easy camper van conversion (VW T4 caravelle 2500 TDI ) The idea make an easy way to convert Volkswagen t4 caravelle in a camper van..... easy to re convert from campe...
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:31:43 PDT
Making portable Polish Horseshoe game http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-portable-Polish-Horseshoe-game/
Making portable Polish Horseshoe game - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZXIE/GE04ONEP/F4CZXIEGE04ONEP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZXIE/GE04ONEP/F4CZXIEGE04ONEP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZXIE/GE04ONEP/F4CZXIEGE04ONEP.SMALL.jpg trekerbear This is my 1st Instructable,so please be gentle! i did not plan this ahead of time, i got the idea to put together my own version of this game and did it. this instructable is to help others not make the same mistakes i made. i take no resposability for any liability or injuries you sustain in follo...
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Sun, 12 Sep 2010 15:51:20 PDT
Build a Fire in the Rain/Wet Condidtions http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Fire-in-the-RainWet-Condidtions/
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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:48:11 PDT
Paracord Ladder w/ Wooden Rungs http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Ladder-w-Wooden-Rungs/
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Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:22:32 PDT
Reclaimed Wood Micro Teardrop Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Reclaimed-Wood-Micro-Teardrop-Trailer/
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Tue, 10 May 2016 20:10:37 PDT
shoebox solar oven http://www.instructables.com/id/shoebox-solar-oven/
shoebox solar oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/JHHH/H3QETQK5/FZVJHHHH3QETQK5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/JHHH/H3QETQK5/FZVJHHHH3QETQK5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/JHHH/H3QETQK5/FZVJHHHH3QETQK5.SMALL.jpg tgferreira184 I made this solar oven from nothing but: a shoebox (with lid attached, not removavel), an old winter shirt, a plastic bag, some black paper, two pencils, and alluminium foil. the lid Cut the lid like the image. the ''glass" To do the glass put some air in the bag and seal it. Now bend ...
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 06:21:08 PDT
DIY Truck Bed Camper! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Truck-Bed-Camper/
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Thu, 5 May 2016 07:47:34 PDT
High Volume Propane Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Volume-Propane-Torch/
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Sun, 7 Mar 2010 16:11:33 PST
Improved Soda Can Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/Improved-Soda-Can-Stove/
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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:22:51 PDT
24 foot, 3V Geodesic EMT Dome http://www.instructables.com/id/24-Foot-3V-Geodesic-EMT-Dome/
24 foot, 3V Geodesic EMT Dome - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/4YNU/INKG5KLC/FTQ4YNUINKG5KLC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/4YNU/INKG5KLC/FTQ4YNUINKG5KLC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/4YNU/INKG5KLC/FTQ4YNUINKG5KLC.SMALL.jpg MelodiousDirge In 2011, like many, many other desert goers, I built a geodesic dome for shelter from the sun, wind, and some of the dust to be found in the Black Rock Desert. At the time I found it exceedingly easy to find resources on how to calculate strut lengths, and how to build a dome skeleton from Electrica...
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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:53:05 PDT
Ultralight clear tarp tent (2P) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultralight-clear-tarp-tent-2P/
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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 21:00:48 PST
How to make a Swedish Fire Torch (AKA Canadian Candle) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Swedish-Torch-Canadian-Candle/
How to make a Swedish Fire Torch (AKA Canadian Candle) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/A8JZ/HFPTISQP/FUYA8JZHFPTISQP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/A8JZ/HFPTISQP/FUYA8JZHFPTISQP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/A8JZ/HFPTISQP/FUYA8JZHFPTISQP.SMALL.jpg mrrikjit It's known that during the Thirty Years War that took place in Europe 1618 - 1648 soldiers used these torches for heating, lighting and cooking. It's really great for cooking when you are camping and it's easy to ignite. Step 1: Get a Piece of Wood To start with, you need a piece of log. Any kind ...
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:00:24 PDT
Camper Van Collapsible Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Camper-Van-Collapsible-Bed/
Camper Van Collapsible Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/P3XQ/HT559JON/FGYP3XQHT559JON.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/P3XQ/HT559JON/FGYP3XQHT559JON.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/P3XQ/HT559JON/FGYP3XQHT559JON.SMALL.jpg cstewart000 This instructable documents the design and construction of a camper van bed frame. The frame is easy to disassemble allowing the van to be used for other purposes other than camping.    Design /Layout The design has undergone many mental iterations before arriving at the final product. Orig...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 03:21:00 PDT
Correctly Install a Power Inverter In Your Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Correctly-Install-a-Power-Inverter-In-Your-Car/
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:04:57 PST
How to make a Paracord Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Paracord-Bracelet-4/
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:11:48 PST
Down Hammock Underquilt - Ultralight, 20*F http://www.instructables.com/id/Down-Hammock-Underquilt-Ultralight-20F/
Down Hammock Underquilt - Ultralight, 20*F - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/BOAO/IMUTNPWJ/FIOBOAOIMUTNPWJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/BOAO/IMUTNPWJ/FIOBOAOIMUTNPWJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/BOAO/IMUTNPWJ/FIOBOAOIMUTNPWJ.SMALL.jpg davemayo2000 This Instructable details how to make your own Down Hammock Underquilt for easy, efficient insulation in a hammock.Stats77" x 45" ("full" length)18.2 oz with suspension. 20*F (or below) temperature rating (3+" loft)Why an Underquilt?In the camping and backpacking world, hammocks are becoming a popul...
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Sun, 10 Apr 2016 14:05:00 PDT
DIY Camp Shower Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Camp-Shower-Enclosure/
DIY Camp Shower Enclosure - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/63WB/GOCNPNXO/FUQ63WBGOCNPNXO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/63WB/GOCNPNXO/FUQ63WBGOCNPNXO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/63WB/GOCNPNXO/FUQ63WBGOCNPNXO.SMALL.jpg susanrm One of the great things about camping is being outdoors. One of the not-as-great things about being outdoors is how grimy you (and all your belongings) get. A camp shower can be a wonderful asset in many ways, from cleaning your body (feels so good, especially after a hike, and getting that bug spra...
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Tue, 31 May 2011 21:09:08 PDT
Rope Handgrip for Hiking Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Rope-Handgrip-for-Hiking-Stick/
Rope Handgrip for Hiking Stick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/IJ35/G0KQP2XV/FJBIJ35G0KQP2XV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/IJ35/G0KQP2XV/FJBIJ35G0KQP2XV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/IJ35/G0KQP2XV/FJBIJ35G0KQP2XV.SMALL.jpg bearmitzvah I was looking for a hand grip for my hiking stick which would not be expensive ad also would work well rain or shine.   The leather grips are nice, but sweaty hands or rain make them slippery.The bonus here is you have a long rope to use in an emergency.The length of the rope you use is going to dep...
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Tue, 13 Oct 2009 13:24:02 PDT
Simple Line Tensioners for Camping and Backpacking http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Line-Tensioners-for-Camping-and-Backpacking/
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Wed, 29 Jul 2009 17:36:52 PDT
Toyota Rav4 by weekday / Camper by weekend. http://www.instructables.com/id/Toyota-Rav4-by-weekday-Camper-by-weekend/
Toyota Rav4 by weekday / Camper by weekend. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/DI0U/IDUQZ2JO/FPKDI0UIDUQZ2JO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/DI0U/IDUQZ2JO/FPKDI0UIDUQZ2JO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/DI0U/IDUQZ2JO/FPKDI0UIDUQZ2JO.SMALL.jpg Loblaw Summer in the Yukon is short... and coming to an end. I'm not ready to be finished with my outdoor adventuring, so to extend my season into the fall and winter I decided to convert my car into a camping space. There are many many awesome examples of vehicle conversions into sleeping spaces. The only...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:32:45 PDT
Teardrop Trailer - Boxes within a Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Teardrop-Trailer-Boxes-Within-a-Box/
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Sat, 2 Apr 2016 14:13:15 PDT
Bike Camping in Japan- on a shoestring http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Touring-in-Japan-on-a-shoestring/
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Wed, 29 Sep 2010 13:18:19 PDT
Tyvek Bivy Sack for Camping/Hiking http://www.instructables.com/id/Tyvek-Bivy-Sack-for-CampingHiking/
Tyvek Bivy Sack for Camping/Hiking - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/J2HM/FXR6VLNH/FT3J2HMFXR6VLNH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/J2HM/FXR6VLNH/FT3J2HMFXR6VLNH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/J2HM/FXR6VLNH/FT3J2HMFXR6VLNH.SMALL.jpg jsawyer A Bivy, or Bivouac Sack is a bag for your sleeping bag. In good weather, they keep your sleeping bag clean, in bad weather, they keep you dry (mostly)... Bivys are basically a waterproof shell that protects your sleeping bag. They have an added benefit of keeping dew off your sleeping bag, and sl...
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Sat, 1 Aug 2009 15:55:15 PDT
Toy Hauler from Utility Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Toy-Hauler-from-Utility-Trailer/
Toy Hauler from Utility Trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/07W6/I1NUBEZO/F6407W6I1NUBEZO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/07W6/I1NUBEZO/F6407W6I1NUBEZO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/07W6/I1NUBEZO/F6407W6I1NUBEZO.SMALL.jpg abates7 After having a 16' Cargo Craft enclosed trailer sitting in my backyard for 7 years doing nothing but storing extra wood we decided it was time to repurpose it and use it for what we wanted- A Toy Hauler for the Harley's. After looking for what other people have done, we found not too much was docum...
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:54:12 PDT
My Awesome Backpacking Camp Setup/ Checklist! http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Awesome-Backpacking-Camp-Setup-Checklist/
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Sun, 21 Aug 2011 22:37:07 PDT
Building Hiking Trails http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-Hiking-Trails/
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 00:42:51 PST
Self-made Wooden Camper (Kleine Cabine) http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-made-Wooden-Camper-Kleine-Cabine/
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By: Michael Hippenhammer

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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 08:58:08 PST
Monkey Hut http://www.instructables.com/id/Monkey-Hut/
Monkey Hut - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/UIRH/IKECPOYJ/FHLUIRHIKECPOYJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/UIRH/IKECPOYJ/FHLUIRHIKECPOYJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/UIRH/IKECPOYJ/FHLUIRHIKECPOYJ.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name Last year, as I was preparing for Burning Man, I was in a bit of a conundrum. I was a co-director of a camp of 10 people, which was a big change. In previous years, I had just gone by myself or with two or three friends, but this year, I was responsible for a lot more people, many of which were go...
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Mon, 8 Feb 2016 23:05:37 PST
Paracord Bracelet Instructions http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Bracelet-Instructions-1/
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 22:11:58 PST
Removable winter jacket liner http://www.instructables.com/id/Removable-winter-jacket-liner/
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Sat, 6 Feb 2010 15:12:17 PST
DIY Hammock Tree Straps http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hammock-Tree-Straps/
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Tue, 22 Jun 2010 13:41:20 PDT
SUV MicroCamper - Fat Berta 3.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Skoda-Yeti-MicroCamper-Fat-Berta-30/
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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:55:52 PST
Storage platform for the back of your camper van http://www.instructables.com/id/Storage-platform-for-the-back-of-your-Sprinter-van/
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By: AudreyDesjardins

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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:11:24 PST
Haley's Teardrop Camper http://www.instructables.com/id/Haleys-Teardrop-Camper/
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 09:59:21 PST
Off-Grid Tealight Slow Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Off-Grid-Tealight-Slow-Cooker/
Off-Grid Tealight Slow Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/8BJ7/IJEOUP4H/FXG8BJ7IJEOUP4H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/8BJ7/IJEOUP4H/FXG8BJ7IJEOUP4H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/8BJ7/IJEOUP4H/FXG8BJ7IJEOUP4H.SMALL.jpg grumpyrich This idea is about as simple as they come, and a few peoplewill doubtless read this and think “duh… bit obvious”, but the idea for this came from a conversation about whether it was possible to power a slow cooker from an off grid 12V setup (the answer to that being “yes, but it needs a lot of batte...
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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:46:34 PST
Ultralite cot for under $30 http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultralite-cot-for-under-30/
Ultralite cot for under $30 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/QCAU/GS5TYQCD/F1LQCAUGS5TYQCD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/QCAU/GS5TYQCD/F1LQCAUGS5TYQCD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/QCAU/GS5TYQCD/F1LQCAUGS5TYQCD.SMALL.jpg mad doctor On everyone of my camp outs, I always carry a big, heavy cot. I would sleep on a pad, but you can feel the rocks under the the tent. An self-inflating mattress seems pretty good too but in my experience, they deflate. So in my search for a reliable,portable, and lightweight cot, i found this: http:/...
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Mon, 5 Sep 2011 14:40:30 PDT
Propane Tank Wood Stove for $5 http://www.instructables.com/id/Propane-Tank-Wood-Stove-for-5/
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By: Joepatrick

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 18:26:01 PST
Cleaning and Servicing a Webasto Air Top 2000 D http://www.instructables.com/id/Servicing-a-Webasto-AirTop-2000-D/
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Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:23:20 PDT
3 Part Coffee Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Part-Coffee-Machine/
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Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:53:19 PST
The pocket grill http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pocket-Grill/
The pocket grill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/VPK7/IJ8UZ9OV/F98VPK7IJ8UZ9OV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/VPK7/IJ8UZ9OV/F98VPK7IJ8UZ9OV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/VPK7/IJ8UZ9OV/F98VPK7IJ8UZ9OV.SMALL.jpg stvnishere Imagine Bear Grylls eating the most disgusting maggot, ok, now imagine Bear Grylls eating the most disgusting maggot grill fried, isn't that better? Well I guess not, but anyways, behold: the pocket grill. Ideal for single or two person camping, backpacking or hiking. Tools and Materials Tools yo...
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 08:14:57 PST
Homemade Hot Tub http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Hot-Tub-1/
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Wed, 23 Dec 2015 18:45:32 PST
Cheap Homemade Rainproof Backpack Cover (That Also Saves the Planet) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Homemade-Rainproof-Backpack-Cover-That-Also/
Cheap Homemade Rainproof Backpack Cover (That Also Saves the Planet) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/AYB7/H3Z3KMGQ/F13AYB7H3Z3KMGQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/AYB7/H3Z3KMGQ/F13AYB7H3Z3KMGQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/AYB7/H3Z3KMGQ/F13AYB7H3Z3KMGQ.SMALL.jpg Hazard™ Don't you just love backpacking? What, you don't? Well you do now! The only thing that could possibly get in the way of you enjoying a nice backpacking trip is rain. You hear that? Yep, it's rain. Look outside if you don't believe me. I know that you are hardcore enough to not care about getting wet...
By: Hazard™

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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 05:39:31 PDT
Identifying Dogwood Trees http://www.instructables.com/id/Identifying-Dogwood-Trees/
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Tue, 28 Apr 2009 13:20:01 PDT
Easy waterproof clothing, and about anything else in your world. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-waterproof-clothing-and-about-anything-else-/
Easy waterproof clothing, and about anything else in your world. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/TJ9Y/HEI4FFIF/FG3TJ9YHEI4FFIF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/TJ9Y/HEI4FFIF/FG3TJ9YHEI4FFIF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/TJ9Y/HEI4FFIF/FG3TJ9YHEI4FFIF.SMALL.jpg 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