Instructables: exploring - outside - backpacking - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 1 Oct 2016 03:30:20 PDT BLOX v1.01 Efficient alcohol stove with a drop-in wick pipe http://www.instructables.com/id/Efficient-Alcohol-Stove-With-a-Drop-in-Wick-Pipe/
Efficient alcohol stove with a drop-in wick pipe - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/BLUD/ISCBQU2E/FTWBLUDISCBQU2E.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/BLUD/ISCBQU2E/FTWBLUDISCBQU2E.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/BLUD/ISCBQU2E/FTWBLUDISCBQU2E.SMALL.jpg ClemRz There are tons of DIYs about how to create an alcohol stove, aka beverage-can stove, in a lot of different models.I create several models and I only kept the one that worked better for me: the open jet one (aka "Standard" described in wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverage-can_stove#Varia...
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Sat, 3 Sep 2016 22:16:27 PDT
BACKPACKING Breakfast Trail Recipes - Sunrise Cereal, Chocolate Hazelnut Muesli, and Choose Your Own Adventure Oatmeal http://www.instructables.com/id/BACKPACKING-Breakfast-Trail-Recipes-Sunrise-Cereal/
BACKPACKING Breakfast Trail Recipes - Sunrise Cereal, Chocolate Hazelnut Muesli, and Choose Your Own Adventure Oatmeal - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/NV20/ISZJ6MNA/FXJNV20ISZJ6MNA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/NV20/ISZJ6MNA/FXJNV20ISZJ6MNA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/NV20/ISZJ6MNA/FXJNV20ISZJ6MNA.SMALL.jpg RachelP83 Meal planning considerations for backcountry hiking:1) Calories/High nutrition - You will need to consume plenty of calories to meet the physical demands of backpacking. Hikers may burn 4500+ calories a day carrying a heavy pack while covering strenuous terrain and long distances. Carbohydrates from...
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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 23:01:07 PDT
Ultra-light Insulated Backpacking Mug for 20 CENTS! http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-light-Insulated-Backpacking-Mug-for-20-CENTS/
Ultra-light Insulated Backpacking Mug for 20 CENTS! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/EV5P/ISCBZKEH/FV1EV5PISCBZKEH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/EV5P/ISCBZKEH/FV1EV5PISCBZKEH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/EV5P/ISCBZKEH/FV1EV5PISCBZKEH.SMALL.jpg Niii Pawww This sturdy mug will keep your beverages cool or hot without the hassle of carrying around a 2 pound cup. Now, you can carry around a one-ounce mug for a backpacking trip, or a trip to a coffee shop so you can drink in style. Supplies You will need:packaging foamDuct tape,1 12 oz soda can,1 25 oz...
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Mon, 5 Sep 2016 20:23:06 PDT
DIY Hammock Underquilt/Sleeping Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hammock-UnderquiltSleeping-Bag/
DIY Hammock Underquilt/Sleeping Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/Z9QK/ISCBCHZ0/F8HZ9QKISCBCHZ0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/Z9QK/ISCBCHZ0/F8HZ9QKISCBCHZ0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/Z9QK/ISCBCHZ0/F8HZ9QKISCBCHZ0.SMALL.jpg r570 First off, I want to give credit for the original idea of this Instructable to Drew AKA RevHiker. His youtube video was my inspiration to this build. I loved his idea and added some more permanent additions.link to his channel:youtube.com/user/RevHikerlink to the original video: https://youtu.be/UjH...
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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:36:32 PDT
Backpacking Tips and Tricks http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpacking-Tips-and-Tricks/
Backpacking Tips and Tricks - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/YV52/HJKBXA2J/FZXYV52HJKBXA2J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/YV52/HJKBXA2J/FZXYV52HJKBXA2J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/YV52/HJKBXA2J/FZXYV52HJKBXA2J.SMALL.jpg ben maisel Backpacking in the wilderness can be some of the most exhilarating and satisfying experiences of your life. A sense of wonder and curiosity, combined with heightened senses and just a hint of danger make it a habit worth getting addicted to. Nothing can replicate the satisfaction of being in the wil...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:14:42 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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/Z031/G1BB7VY2/FC1Z031G1BB7VY2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/Z031/G1BB7VY2/FC1Z031G1BB7VY2.SQUARE.jpg https://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
DIY Flat-Pack Collapsible Cooking Skewers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Flat-Pack-Collapsible-Cooking-Skewers/
DIY Flat-Pack Collapsible Cooking Skewers - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/0PDW/IQYT4L8L/F3U0PDWIQYT4L8L.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/0PDW/IQYT4L8L/F3U0PDWIQYT4L8L.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/0PDW/IQYT4L8L/F3U0PDWIQYT4L8L.SMALL.jpg DylanD581 A great meal shared with family and friends in the outdoors is an awesome experience! But lugging around the heavy equipment is not awesome. Cooking over a fire with skewers i a fun and easy option! But if you've ever roasted marshmallows over the campfire before, you know that being close to the fi...
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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:04:32 PDT
Water Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Filter-2/
Water Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/B7Y4/IQLI7SHF/FUUB7Y4IQLI7SHF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/B7Y4/IQLI7SHF/FUUB7Y4IQLI7SHF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/B7Y4/IQLI7SHF/FUUB7Y4IQLI7SHF.SMALL.jpg shaner926 If you are like me and been wanting for a water filtering system for your back country uses and couldn't bring yourself to spring for the money then now there's a chance to have a full functioning water filter for about a third of the price of the commercially available models. It's nothing against ...
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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 01:20:07 PDT
Altoids/Sucrets Tin Stove w/ Pot Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/AltoidsSucrets-Tin-Stove-W-Pot-Stand/
Altoids/Sucrets Tin Stove w/ Pot Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FID/C8TJ/IQFHJ9FN/FIDC8TJIQFHJ9FN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FID/C8TJ/IQFHJ9FN/FIDC8TJIQFHJ9FN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FID/C8TJ/IQFHJ9FN/FIDC8TJIQFHJ9FN.SMALL.jpg J SquaredA This instructable is devoted to how to make an alcohol-burning stove made from materials that would normally be thrown away, like an Altoids or Sucrets tin, a wire clothes-hanger, some cotton balls, pieces of a soup can, a wire grid, and more! Gather your Materials and Tools Here's what you'll ne...
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Thu, 7 Jul 2016 15:51:28 PDT
Rain Kilt (Skirt) for hiking http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Kilt-Skirt-for-Hiking/
Rain Kilt (Skirt) for hiking - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/80OB/IO4JJXK8/F1N80OBIO4JJXK8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/80OB/IO4JJXK8/F1N80OBIO4JJXK8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/80OB/IO4JJXK8/F1N80OBIO4JJXK8.SMALL.jpg jaime9999 There is a trend in backpacking called "ultralight". It's a philosophy of doing more with less, minimizing the tendency to excessive features and weight in gear.An example of the ultralight philosophy is rejecting heavy hiking boots in favor of running sneakers, because they are much lighter and t...
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Fri, 13 May 2016 13:23:10 PDT
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/BOAO/IMUTNPWJ/FIOBOAOIMUTNPWJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/BOAO/IMUTNPWJ/FIOBOAOIMUTNPWJ.SQUARE.jpg https://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
The pocket grill http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pocket-Grill/
The pocket grill - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F98/VPK7/IJ8UZ9OV/F98VPK7IJ8UZ9OV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F98/VPK7/IJ8UZ9OV/F98VPK7IJ8UZ9OV.SQUARE.jpg https://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
Ultralight clear tarp tent (2P) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultralight-clear-tarp-tent-2P/
Ultralight clear tarp tent (2P) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/MJOQ/IGWJXPD9/FZLMJOQIGWJXPD9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/MJOQ/IGWJXPD9/FZLMJOQIGWJXPD9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/MJOQ/IGWJXPD9/FZLMJOQIGWJXPD9.SMALL.jpg lechampiondumonde When you go camping, you've chosen to be in nature. So, why are tents always made of opaque materials that separate you from it? My tarp tent offers you a 360° view of shooting stars or thunderstorms from the safety of an ultralight, 3-season, 2 person shelter. You'll also be the first one to know i...
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:36:52 PDT
Camping Muffin Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpacking-Muffin-Maker-Survival-in-Style/
Camping Muffin Maker - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/EZFA/IG5EHUFR/FFJEZFAIG5EHUFR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/EZFA/IG5EHUFR/FFJEZFAIG5EHUFR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/EZFA/IG5EHUFR/FFJEZFAIG5EHUFR.SMALL.jpg DylanD581 It's always the same old camping meals you repeatedly have over and over again. In order to pioneer the fight against this reality I have designed, made, and documented a compact muffin tin for camping and backpacking.To fully grasp the necessity of such a tool, please consider the following highly ...
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:13:10 PDT
Camp for FREE in National Forests http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-camp-for-FREE-in-National-Forests/
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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:41:08 PDT
Semi-Bivy: Keep your sleeping bag dry and warmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Semi-Bivy-Keep-your-sleeping-bag-dry-and-warmer/
Semi-Bivy: Keep your sleeping bag dry and warmer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/W5G7/IG5GJUQS/FNJW5G7IG5GJUQS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/W5G7/IG5GJUQS/FNJW5G7IG5GJUQS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/W5G7/IG5GJUQS/FNJW5G7IG5GJUQS.SMALL.jpg Heeboore If you have an tent that has lost or never had sufficient waterproofing on the bottom, then you probably know how unpleasant it is to wake up in the middle of the night and discover that you are sleeping in a puddle. The Semi-Bivy provides an completely waterproof layer that also provides insulation...
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Mon, 7 Sep 2015 20:09:33 PDT
How to never eat crappy freeze-dried backpacking meals again (Or: How to dehydrate your own backpacking food) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-never-eat-crappy-freeze-dried-camping-meals/
How to never eat crappy freeze-dried backpacking meals again (Or: How to dehydrate your own backpacking food) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/ZJFI/IDA2IHTD/FJTZJFIIDA2IHTD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/ZJFI/IDA2IHTD/FJTZJFIIDA2IHTD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/ZJFI/IDA2IHTD/FJTZJFIIDA2IHTD.SMALL.jpg statestraveller Hiking is my 'thing.' I love seeing amazing things that I couldn't possibly have seen from inside a car. Having a one-year-old to cart around hasn't stopped me yet either - so far our major trips have included the Tour du Mont Blanc (when she was eight weeks old) and most of the Dingle Way in Irel...
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:01:37 PDT
Camping Steak and Potatoes http://www.instructables.com/id/Camping-Steak-and-Potatoes/
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 13:36:47 PDT
The Mighty Sample Tube http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Mighty-Sample-Tube/
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 10:14:36 PDT
Light up your tent with Sugru, magnets & a bottle cap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-up-your-tent-with-Sugru-magnets-a-bottle-cap/
Light up your tent with Sugru, magnets & a bottle cap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/T1U7/IAPAU16N/FUVT1U7IAPAU16N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/T1U7/IAPAU16N/FUVT1U7IAPAU16N.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/T1U7/IAPAU16N/FUVT1U7IAPAU16N.SMALL.jpg projectsugru This is a simple yet genius idea for all you outdoor types — whether you're heading into the countryside for the weekend, off to a festival or setting up camp for your kids in the back garden. Using Sugru + magnets you can keep the most essential piece of your kit (your torch!) right where you need...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 03:12:44 PDT
Backpacker's Bottle Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpackers-Bottle-Cooler/
Backpacker's Bottle Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/PJ54/I7OLIDW1/FFKPJ54I7OLIDW1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/PJ54/I7OLIDW1/FFKPJ54I7OLIDW1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/PJ54/I7OLIDW1/FFKPJ54I7OLIDW1.SMALL.jpg 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
Ultralight Backpacking Stuff Sack http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultralight-Backpacking-Stuff-Sack/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:59:09 PDT
Ultra-Lightweight Tyvek Backpacking Belt http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-Lightweight-Tyvek-Backpacking-Belt/
Ultra-Lightweight Tyvek Backpacking Belt - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/4E3P/I7CCDL46/FBF4E3PI7CCDL46.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/4E3P/I7CCDL46/FBF4E3PI7CCDL46.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/4E3P/I7CCDL46/FBF4E3PI7CCDL46.SMALL.jpg blorgggg Hiking around in the jungle involves lots of walking. Having pants that stay up is a non-trivial aspect of this! But after a couple years of rainforest adventures, I still hadn't found a nice solution to this.Jungle Pants Problems: They stretch out from moving around (you need an adjustable belt) ...
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:14:52 PDT
How to start your own group to empower girls! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-start-your-own-group-to-empower-girls/
How to start your own group to empower girls! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/96TS/I6NI35HU/FY096TSI6NI35HU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/96TS/I6NI35HU/FY096TSI6NI35HU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/96TS/I6NI35HU/FY096TSI6NI35HU.SMALL.jpg mountaintothesea Start by asking yourself these questions; Do you have time and energy to volunteer? Do you have a desire to mentor youth in your community? Are you particularly interested in offering girls experiences where they can feel strong, capable and confident? What opportunities in your childhood helped...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:49:09 PST
Pine sap lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Pine-sap-lamp/
Pine sap lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/UUIP/I42MGQ6Z/FV5UUIPI42MGQ6Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/UUIP/I42MGQ6Z/FV5UUIPI42MGQ6Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/UUIP/I42MGQ6Z/FV5UUIPI42MGQ6Z.SMALL.jpg coltercousa ----This article comes from the journal page of our website. See more articles like it here: ColterCoUSA.com ----One of my favorite parts of being in the woods has always been the challenge of creating usable objects from natural resources. It requires creativity to make due with what nature provide...
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:05:15 PST
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/SUEB/HOSKU27L/FJ1SUEBHOSKU27L.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/SUEB/HOSKU27L/FJ1SUEBHOSKU27L.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/H1ZX/HJKBU119/FLYH1ZXHJKBU119.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/H1ZX/HJKBU119/FLYH1ZXHJKBU119.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
How to Plan a Backpacking Trip - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/ESB9/HJKBTNKG/F4XESB9HJKBTNKG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/ESB9/HJKBTNKG/F4XESB9HJKBTNKG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/ESB9/HJKBTNKG/F4XESB9HJKBTNKG.SMALL.jpg ben maisel I have been backpacking for 36 years, exclusively throughout California, along the coast, in the foothills, but mostly in the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains. I have rarely been to the same place twice, such is the beauty and diversity of our wilderness. The spirit of adventure, freedom, and cur...
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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
The $10 Hexagon Tarp http://www.instructables.com/id/The-10-Hexagon-Tarp/
The $10 Hexagon Tarp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/72SH/HIZD46DT/FW272SHHIZD46DT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/72SH/HIZD46DT/FW272SHHIZD46DT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/72SH/HIZD46DT/FW272SHHIZD46DT.SMALL.jpg blaazeman I have always loved to go camping and recently started getting into backpacking, specifically with a hammock.  I scoured the internet in search of reasonably priced gear and was pleasantly surprised how affordable it was, until I came to the rain protection.  The first few trips out I went with a st...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/7XFY/HD2RMHQG/FZW7XFYHD2RMHQG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/7XFY/HD2RMHQG/FZW7XFYHD2RMHQG.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Snow Anchors - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/IADR/HCJO3ASW/F8LIADRHCJO3ASW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/IADR/HCJO3ASW/F8LIADRHCJO3ASW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/IADR/HCJO3ASW/F8LIADRHCJO3ASW.SMALL.jpg firestarter0082 Lets make some snow anchors!  As I found out in our last backpacking trip standard tent stakes don't work all that well in the snow and I really don't know why I thought they would :-)  So I figured I'd make some large surface area snow anchors for my next trip.  Here's a shot of the final product t...
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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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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:46:01 PDT
Zigzag Spooling Paracord http://www.instructables.com/id/Zigzag-Spooling-Paracord/
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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/
How to Tie the Lanyard Knot - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/OMF5/G51GAF1V/FA8OMF5G51GAF1V.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/OMF5/G51GAF1V/FA8OMF5G51GAF1V.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/OMF5/G51GAF1V/FA8OMF5G51GAF1V.SMALL.jpg eddy14777 Many people including myself have had trouble following the Stormdrane youtube video on tying the lanyard knot so i have done some research and found the solution! Materials All you need is a reasonable length of para cord or whatever you wish to use. First Step The first thing you are going t...
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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/
Backpacking Food Bars 3.3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/X11Y/H672XHOM/F0IX11YH672XHOM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/X11Y/H672XHOM/F0IX11YH672XHOM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/X11Y/H672XHOM/F0IX11YH672XHOM.SMALL.jpg Grand Wanderer My wife and I have had the privilege of living in Seattle for the past 3 months, and with almost 200 miles of weekend backpacking trips under our belts I’ve had plenty of time to work on improving my backpacking food bars.  I think the current results are much better than the original and 2.0 versio...
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Thu, 6 Sep 2012 21:57:52 PDT
Backpacking Toothpaste/Tooth Powder http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpacking-ToothpasteTooth-Powder/
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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-/
How to properly pack your pack in preperation for an amazing backpacking trip - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/G3JL/H2MYIW4F/FKSG3JLH2MYIW4F.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/G3JL/H2MYIW4F/FKSG3JLH2MYIW4F.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/G3JL/H2MYIW4F/FKSG3JLH2MYIW4F.SMALL.jpg Terranan Getting ready to go backpacking and don't know how to pack? Was the awesome-ness of your last trip diminished due to an uncomfortable/loosely packed backpack? In your inexperience, did you pack everything in a messenger bag, only to kill your shoulders by the first day? No? Only me? Well then... Af...
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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/
Backpacking Food Bars 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/UG90/H1YOI6DP/F0QUG90H1YOI6DP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/UG90/H1YOI6DP/F0QUG90H1YOI6DP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/UG90/H1YOI6DP/F0QUG90H1YOI6DP.SMALL.jpg Grand Wanderer Even though it was posted over a year ago, I’m still receiving a surprising amount of interest in my Backpacking Food Bars.  I’ve refined the recipe a bit and taken it on another trip, so I thought I’d share an update.  This new version is significantly more nutritious and tastier than the previous ...
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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-/
Ultimate Penny Stove ( Camp / Backpacking Alcohol Stove ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/IYQZ/GXBNAU2R/FAJIYQZGXBNAU2R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/IYQZ/GXBNAU2R/FAJIYQZGXBNAU2R.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/IYQZ/GXBNAU2R/FAJIYQZGXBNAU2R.SMALL.jpg DamianKillcannon This is the best stove I've made so far. I've made a lot of the stove designs from the internet and they've all come up short in one way or another. After trial and error, this is the best one.      Main Features: Safety, Durability, Built in Pot Stand and Funnel, Wind Resistant, and Easy to Light ...
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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/
Gravity Powered Water Filter for Backpacking - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/X85C/GWIDZ82J/F6XX85CGWIDZ82J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/X85C/GWIDZ82J/F6XX85CGWIDZ82J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/X85C/GWIDZ82J/F6XX85CGWIDZ82J.SMALL.jpg andrewaxley A water filter is a key piece of gear on nearly any backpacking trip. Many of these filters using a pump which moves the water through the filter and into your bottle. This design has its drawbacks as it may take a good amount of time and effort to pump all the water that you need for cooking, clean...
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Fri, 23 Dec 2011 08:44:47 PST