Instructables: exploring - outside - backpacking - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:40:05 PST BLOX v1.01 Eno Camping Hammock DIY Knock-Off http://www.instructables.com/id/Eno-Camping-Hammock-DIY-Knock-Off/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:44:42 PDT
The Perfect Hike: Follow the Way of the Backpacker http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Perfect-Hike-Follow-the-Way-of-the-Backpacker/
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Tue, 13 May 2014 03:52:29 PDT
The $5 Weather Proof Bag / Survival Pillow! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Five-Dollar-ish-Weatherproof-Dust-Proof-Bag/
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:04:05 PST
Side Burner Can Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/Side-Burner-Can-Stove-1/
Side Burner Can Stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/SUEB/HOSKU27L/FJ1SUEBHOSKU27L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/SUEB/HOSKU27L/FJ1SUEBHOSKU27L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/SUEB/HOSKU27L/FJ1SUEBHOSKU27L.SMALL.jpg charlieCG This is a side burner aluminum can stove. It combines several different designs I've seen online, with a couple touches of my own. I own several commercial backpacking stoves; the one I'll show you in this tutorial weighs significantly less than all of them. Anyone who has gone on an overnight campi...
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Thu, 5 Dec 2013 09:00:09 PST
How to make a cot style hammock http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-cot-style-hammock/
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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:57:01 PST
Hydration Pack - Bite Valve Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydration-Pack-Bite-Valve-Cover/
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 11:15:18 PST
Army Ranger Beads http://www.instructables.com/id/Army-Ranger-Beads/
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Sun, 12 Apr 2009 08:45:22 PDT
Trekking pole Blue tarp tent http://www.instructables.com/id/Trekking-pole-Blue-tarp-tent/
Trekking pole Blue tarp tent - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/H1ZX/HJKBU119/FLYH1ZXHJKBU119.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/H1ZX/HJKBU119/FLYH1ZXHJKBU119.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/H1ZX/HJKBU119/FLYH1ZXHJKBU119.SMALL.jpg 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
How to Plan a Backpacking Trip http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Plan-a-Backpacking-Trip/
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Sat, 10 Aug 2013 20:17:40 PDT
[Backpacking Food] Quinoa with Veggies http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpacking-Food-Quinoa-with-Veggies/
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 13:06:48 PDT
Backpacking Tips and Tricks http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpacking-Tips-and-Tricks/
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:14:42 PDT
The $10 Hexagon Tarp http://www.instructables.com/id/The-10-Hexagon-Tarp/
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Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:08:54 PDT
Ultralight Gas Bottle Stabiliser http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultralight-Gas-Bottle-Stabiliser/
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 06:58:35 PDT
Johan's Favourite Alcohol Stove: One-Can Sideburner http://www.instructables.com/id/Johans-Favourite-Alcohol-Stove-One-Can-Sideburne/
Johan's Favourite Alcohol Stove: One-Can Sideburner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/7XFY/HD2RMHQG/FZW7XFYHD2RMHQG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/7XFY/HD2RMHQG/FZW7XFYHD2RMHQG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/7XFY/HD2RMHQG/FZW7XFYHD2RMHQG.SMALL.jpg JohanJShaw Johan's Favourite Alcohol Stove : One-Can Sideburner (No Pot Stand) This stove uses only one can and needs no pot stand. The design transfers a lot of heat into the pot and not around it. On taller cans, you have plenty of material left from the middle of the can to create some sort of windscreen....
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:30:51 PST
Snow Anchors http://www.instructables.com/id/Snow-Anchors/
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 13:19:21 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
Zigzag Spooling Paracord http://www.instructables.com/id/Zigzag-Spooling-Paracord/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/C6WL/GRTHM0HM/F45C6WLGRTHM0HM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/C6WL/GRTHM0HM/F45C6WLGRTHM0HM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/C6WL/GRTHM0HM/F45C6WLGRTHM0HM.SMALL.jpg Stormdrane Some cord and string comes from manufacturers on spools without end caps, wrapped around the spool in a zigzag type pattern that keeps it from spilling off the sides.  This video demonstrates how to wrap paracord onto a spool in that manner.  I used the same method with my Carabiner Paracord Spool ...
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Sat, 27 Aug 2011 09:17:22 PDT
How to Tie the Lanyard Knot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Tie-the-Lanyard-Knot/
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Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:07:51 PST
Backpacking Food Bars 3.3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpacking-Food-Bars-33/
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Thu, 6 Sep 2012 21:57:52 PDT
Backpacking Toothpaste/Tooth Powder http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpacking-ToothpasteTooth-Powder/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/7FH5/H461LAB9/F4T7FH5H461LAB9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/7FH5/H461LAB9/F4T7FH5H461LAB9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/7FH5/H461LAB9/F4T7FH5H461LAB9.SMALL.jpg SelkeyMoonbeam When you're going backpacking, every bit of weight counts. One of the places where I think unnecessary weight is most commonly added is in toiletries- people bring along their regular liquid- or gel-based toiletries, so a big part of what they're carrying is just water! When I go backpacking, I like...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 14:40:46 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
1 Person Tarp Tent http://www.instructables.com/id/1-Person-Tarp-Tent/
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Sat, 2 Jun 2012 13:39:47 PDT
How to properly pack your pack in preperation for an amazing backpacking trip http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-properly-pack-your-pack-in-preperation-for-/
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 08:24:34 PDT
Backpacking Food Bars 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpacking-Food-Bars-20/
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Sun, 13 May 2012 11:52:53 PDT
Ultimate Penny Stove ( Camp / Backpacking Alcohol Stove ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Penny-Stove-Camp-Backpacking-Alcohol-/
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Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:27:02 PST
Gravity Powered Water Filter for Backpacking http://www.instructables.com/id/Gravity-Powered-Water-Filter-for-Backpacking/
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Fri, 23 Dec 2011 08:44:47 PST
Print Waterproof Plastic Maps http://www.instructables.com/id/Print-Waterproof-Plastic-Maps/
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 13:45:38 PST
RadioShell: Hacking a radio for backpacking http://www.instructables.com/id/RadioShell-Hacking-a-radio-for-backpacking/
RadioShell: Hacking a radio for backpacking - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/QNEK/GVRX4JQM/FUJQNEKGVRX4JQM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/QNEK/GVRX4JQM/FUJQNEKGVRX4JQM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/QNEK/GVRX4JQM/FUJQNEKGVRX4JQM.SMALL.jpg jamesricedesign This instructable will show you how to hack a standard radio to be durable enough to withstand being carried around within a traveller's backpack. The RadioShell is a small, ergonomic, clamshell radio for those who value durability while travelling. The RadioShell closes flush on all sides, protect...
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Mon, 5 Dec 2011 05:08:48 PST
Plastic Soda Bottle Lid Capsule http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Soda-Bottle-Lid-Capsule/
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Fri, 18 Nov 2011 13:55:13 PST
How to backpack better with a hammock http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-backpack-better--with-a-hammock/
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Fri, 5 Oct 2007 13:43:48 PDT
[A Condiment Solution For Camping] http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Condiment-Solution-For-Camping/
[A Condiment Solution For Camping] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/9D6P/GS3BDZJ7/FLI9D6PGS3BDZJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/9D6P/GS3BDZJ7/FLI9D6PGS3BDZJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/9D6P/GS3BDZJ7/FLI9D6PGS3BDZJ7.SMALL.jpg foothillfrontier Taking condiments and spices with you while traveling isn't always the easiest thing to do . On Instructables I've found ways to take seasoning with me on camping trips, or for short overnight stays. There are a couple instructables on the idea of making your own portable "spice rack" I like THIS ON...
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Mon, 5 Sep 2011 16:35:16 PDT
Backpacking Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpacking-Cooler/
Backpacking Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/4B6P/GRFNE1DV/FI44B6PGRFNE1DV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/4B6P/GRFNE1DV/FI44B6PGRFNE1DV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/4B6P/GRFNE1DV/FI44B6PGRFNE1DV.SMALL.jpg RobbySkateboard Wouldn't it be nice if you could go backpacking for a week and be able to have an ice cold soda on that last day? Or to keep sausage and eggs cold for longer? Well for the total cost of less than 10 bucks you can! This is a cheap and effective DIY. The whole thing weighs barely anything even with 3 ...
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Wed, 24 Aug 2011 03:32:21 PDT
Volcano Picnic Plate http://www.instructables.com/id/Volcano-Picnic-Plate/
Volcano Picnic Plate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/ZI84/GP7IHWWH/F01ZI84GP7IHWWH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/ZI84/GP7IHWWH/F01ZI84GP7IHWWH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/ZI84/GP7IHWWH/F01ZI84GP7IHWWH.SMALL.jpg hpstoutharrow Eat, Drink and be Merry with this all in one food and drink assist system.  Everyone loves outdoor finger foods but with one hand holding a plate, and another holding a drink, there are no fingers available to actually get food to your mouth. The worst things about outdoor eating...not enough hands...
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Sun, 14 Aug 2011 10:09:20 PDT
Cheap and Easy Gravity Water Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Gravity-Water-Filter/
Cheap and Easy Gravity Water Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/HQ24/GQ5QC3X4/FGPHQ24GQ5QC3X4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/HQ24/GQ5QC3X4/FGPHQ24GQ5QC3X4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/HQ24/GQ5QC3X4/FGPHQ24GQ5QC3X4.SMALL.jpg jemor143 When I’m off hunting and fishing at the camp, I usually bring clean water. But I like to have backup option. The thing is that « real » and safe filters are way too expensive to use merely as backups. That’s why I like to use chlorine dioxide (by Pristine), that give a better taste than Iodine. Al...
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Wed, 20 Jul 2011 07:25:52 PDT
Paracord Boonie Hat Wrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Boonie-Hat-Wrap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/J4AW/GQ225UKY/FP1J4AWGQ225UKY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/J4AW/GQ225UKY/FP1J4AWGQ225UKY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/J4AW/GQ225UKY/FP1J4AWGQ225UKY.SMALL.jpg Stormdrane This video will show one of many possible methods of adding paracord to the branch loops of a boonie hat.  The paracord can be removed for later use if needed.  More knotty stuff on my blog:  Stormdrane's Blog
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Wed, 13 Jul 2011 06:00:10 PDT
Rope Rings http://www.instructables.com/id/Rope-Rings/
Rope Rings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/DRDE/GJHV8LMD/FC0DRDEGJHV8LMD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/DRDE/GJHV8LMD/FC0DRDEGJHV8LMD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/DRDE/GJHV8LMD/FC0DRDEGJHV8LMD.SMALL.jpg hpstoutharrow Make versitile rope rings that can be used for camp games, decorative carrying applications, or as rugged accents. A continuous, perfectly round, rope ring can be made by unwinding and rewinding individual strands of a rope without the need for a bulky knot or splice. Whether you use them to secur...
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Fri, 4 Feb 2011 16:36:18 PST
Hard Tack http://www.instructables.com/id/Hard-Tack/
Hard Tack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/N8N8/GINP54XU/FI1N8N8GINP54XU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/N8N8/GINP54XU/FI1N8N8GINP54XU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/N8N8/GINP54XU/FI1N8N8GINP54XU.SMALL.jpg frenzy Going on a long sea voyage anytime soon? Needing a little more realism in your monthly civil war reenactments? Want to show your students how life was hard? Then whip up a batch of hard tack. From Wikipedia: Hardtack (or hard tack) is a simple type of cracker or biscuit, made from flour, water, an...
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Sat, 8 Jan 2011 19:50:45 PST
Duct Tape Backpacking Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-Backpacking-Pack/
Duct Tape Backpacking Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/LPMH/GGPEYDEX/FGJLPMHGGPEYDEX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/LPMH/GGPEYDEX/FGJLPMHGGPEYDEX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/LPMH/GGPEYDEX/FGJLPMHGGPEYDEX.SMALL.jpg murple This is no wimpy school backpack.  This pack can hold everything you need for a week-long backpacking trip for about $25.  Made mainly of duct tape and some PVC pipe it is light weight yet durable.  Making the backpack does take some time, but it's not too difficult.  Materials Needed: 1 - 10ft len...
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Fri, 26 Nov 2010 17:07:01 PST
Easy Single-Can Backpacking Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Single-Can-Backpacking-Stove/
Easy Single-Can Backpacking Stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/DX1L/GGBZISVA/FSCDX1LGGBZISVA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/DX1L/GGBZISVA/FSCDX1LGGBZISVA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/DX1L/GGBZISVA/FSCDX1LGGBZISVA.SMALL.jpg charlie.nourse 70$ for a simple stove? That's outrageous! Well, here is a simple stove design made from only a single can. This stove is ultra-light, has a 0% failure rate in normal to extreme conditions, is dirt cheap, and runs on readily available fuel. Don't empty your wallet for something worse than what you c...
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Mon, 15 Nov 2010 09:56:30 PST
Lightweight Backpacking Spice Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightweight-Backpacking-Spice-Kit/
Lightweight Backpacking Spice Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/6FL3/FXK65J43/FI06FL3FXK65J43.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/6FL3/FXK65J43/FI06FL3FXK65J43.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/6FL3/FXK65J43/FI06FL3FXK65J43.SMALL.jpg myckro Here I will show you how you can take all your spices with you in a lightweight and secure container to your next backpacking trip!I have seen an instructable on this and I thought I could make it easier for you... http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-Lightweight-Backpacking-Spice-Kit-only-1oz/The ...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2009 10:02:54 PDT
Paracord bracelet with a side release buckle http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-bracelet-with-a-side-release-buckle/
Paracord bracelet with a side release buckle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/VDR9/KLJEY95S30A/FAZVDR9KLJEY95S30A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/VDR9/KLJEY95S30A/FAZVDR9KLJEY95S30A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/VDR9/KLJEY95S30A/FAZVDR9KLJEY95S30A.SMALL.jpg Stormdrane This tutorial will show how to make a paracord bracelet with a side release buckle. When made on a larger scale, you can make this for use as a dog or cat collar as well.  A reliable online source of paracord is the Supply Captain, and for side release buckles is Creative Designworks. More projects,...
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Sat, 17 Feb 2007 20:37:19 PST
Summit Snow Cone http://www.instructables.com/id/Summit-Snow-Cone/
Summit Snow Cone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/J0Q1/GC7F5UD6/FWVJ0Q1GC7F5UD6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/J0Q1/GC7F5UD6/FWVJ0Q1GC7F5UD6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/J0Q1/GC7F5UD6/FWVJ0Q1GC7F5UD6.SMALL.jpg cjolmsted Weather you're hiking, backpacking, or climbing, when you get to the top of a pass or a peak, it's time to celebrate!  But how??? Streamers don't seem appropriate and no one wants to haul up a cake.  If you've made it up to a noteworthy elevation, you probably have two things: a water bottle in your...
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Mon, 2 Aug 2010 09:11:34 PDT
Waterproof Dryer Lint Fire-Starter http://www.instructables.com/id/Waterproof-Dryer-Lint-Fire-Starter/
Waterproof Dryer Lint Fire-Starter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/9XD1/G7DYL4Q7/FZL9XD1G7DYL4Q7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/9XD1/G7DYL4Q7/FZL9XD1G7DYL4Q7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/9XD1/G7DYL4Q7/FZL9XD1G7DYL4Q7.SMALL.jpg At29035ft  How to make your very own waterproof dryer lint fire-starter, for free. Using only household items you can make a 1 oz waterproof fire-starter that burns for 15 minutes.  It's perfect for camping, backpacking, or even your backyard fire pit.  No need to buy fancy fire starter logs, here you'll nee...
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Thu, 8 Apr 2010 23:33:16 PDT
Multi-Function Walking Stick II - Storage Compartment http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Function-Walking-Stick-II-Storage-Compart/
Multi-Function Walking Stick II - Storage Compartment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/Z031/G1BB7VY2/FC1Z031G1BB7VY2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/Z031/G1BB7VY2/FC1Z031G1BB7VY2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/Z031/G1BB7VY2/FC1Z031G1BB7VY2.SMALL.jpg hpstoutharrow Add Decorative and Functional Copper Ends to a Hiking Staff.This is Part 2 in the Multi-Function Walking Stick Instructables series.The original Multi-Function Walking Stick Instructable describes how to make a Hiking Staff that converts into a Camp Stool.Part 1 can be found here: http://www.instruc...
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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/
Multi-Function Walking Stick - Converts to a Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/JHOZ/G1BB7VXU/FOWJHOZG1BB7VXU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/JHOZ/G1BB7VXU/FOWJHOZG1BB7VXU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/JHOZ/G1BB7VXU/FOWJHOZG1BB7VXU.SMALL.jpg hpstoutharrow Wouldn't it be nice if your walking stick served double duty as a chair?  This walking stick functions just as well as a stationary resting device as well as it does as a mobility enabler. Trying to find a place to rest on the trail can be a challenge; especially when the woods are wet.Carrying a ca...
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Mon, 9 Nov 2009 21:17:55 PST
Carry any Bottle with a JUG KNOT Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Carry-any-Bottle-with-a-JUG-KNOT-Handle/
Carry any Bottle with a JUG KNOT Handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/S0VU/FYTCM742/F7KS0VUFYTCM742.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/S0VU/FYTCM742/F7KS0VUFYTCM742.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/S0VU/FYTCM742/F7KS0VUFYTCM742.SMALL.jpg hpstoutharrow Tie a JUG KNOT around a water bottle, soda bottle, or aluminum bottle to make a secure carrying strap. Re-purpose any container into a reusable water bottle by adding a convenient carrying strap. This Instructable will demonstrate how to tie a JUG knot which like its name suggests, is meant to prop...
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Sun, 20 Sep 2009 15:30:56 PDT
Aluminum Bottle Tumbler Cup & Cook Pot for an Alcohol Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum-Bottle-Tumbler-Cup-Cook-Pot/
Aluminum Bottle Tumbler Cup & Cook Pot for an Alcohol Stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/7K0W/FZHLAND6/FWA7K0WFZHLAND6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/7K0W/FZHLAND6/FWA7K0WFZHLAND6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/7K0W/FZHLAND6/FWA7K0WFZHLAND6.SMALL.jpg hpstoutharrow Roll a rim on an Aluminum Bottle to create a Tumbler Cup, or a Cook Pot for a backpacking stove.This instructable walks through the process of making a mouth-friendly edge on an aluminum bottle turning it into a Cool Reusable Metal Tumbler Cup. The steps outlined here are, stand-alone, instruction...
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Mon, 14 Sep 2009 19:21:10 PDT
Camp Table for Backpacking http://www.instructables.com/id/Camp-Table-for-Backpacking/
Camp Table for Backpacking - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/3F5O/FYTCHD4B/FOL3F5OFYTCHD4B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/3F5O/FYTCHD4B/FOL3F5OFYTCHD4B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/3F5O/FYTCHD4B/FOL3F5OFYTCHD4B.SMALL.jpg hpstoutharrow This lightweight camp table made from tent poles, weighs just 2 lbs, breaks down in seconds to fit in a pack, and is an essential food prep and cooking stand for camping in areas without picnic tables.This versatile work surface is perfect for cooking because it is close to kitchen counter height (h...
By: hpstoutharrow

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Sun, 6 Sep 2009 20:47:30 PDT
Can Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/Can-Stove/
Can Stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/6D5H/TKKEP27ZXDX/F6L6D5HTKKEP27ZXDX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/6D5H/TKKEP27ZXDX/F6L6D5HTKKEP27ZXDX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/6D5H/TKKEP27ZXDX/F6L6D5HTKKEP27ZXDX.SMALL.jpg atman Build a backpacking stove out of two aluminum cans: design is strong, reliable, and extrordinarily lightweight, burns alcohol fuels, and can be made for next to no investment of money. Boil water rapidly, deploy a 'campfire' in the middle of your house, and amuse yourself, with a stove that weighs t...
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Mon, 29 May 2006 00:05:17 PDT
Aluminum Bottle Alcohol Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum-Bottle-Alcohol-Stove/
Aluminum Bottle Alcohol Stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/6O40/FYNT9ZG0/FU66O40FYNT9ZG0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/6O40/FYNT9ZG0/FU66O40FYNT9ZG0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/6O40/FYNT9ZG0/FU66O40FYNT9ZG0.SMALL.jpg hpstoutharrow An Alcohol Stove made from Aluminum Bottles There are plenty of aluminum can stove designs out there. This one is different in that it is not made from aluminum cans but rather from aluminum bottles (aluminum beer bottles to be specific) After building a few stoves myself I wanted to design on...
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Mon, 31 Aug 2009 18:45:27 PDT