Instructables: exploring - outside - camping - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:12:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 6 easy tips to improve your outdoor photography http://www.instructables.com/id/6-easy-tips-to-improve-your-outdoor-photography/
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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/
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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/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:09:26 PDT
Sparkler Photography - DIY Light Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Sparkler-Photography/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:24:46 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
Bicycle Trailer - Yakima CaddyYak Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Trailer-Yakima-CaddyYak-Hack/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:36:16 PDT
Collapsible Wood Burning Camp Stove (On a Budget!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Collapsible-Wood-Burning-Camp-Stove-On-a-Budget/
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:09:26 PDT
Quick-Release Axe Holster http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Release-Axe-Holster/
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:55:19 PDT
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
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
Figjam's Swamp Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Figjams-Swamp-Cooler/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:29:02 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
Hack a Weber Rapidfire® into an Awesome Woodstove® http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-Weber-Rapidfire-into-an-Awesome-Woodstove/
Hack a Weber Rapidfire® into an Awesome Woodstove® - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/CHIE/HWZ9SWD1/FBHCHIEHWZ9SWD1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/CHIE/HWZ9SWD1/FBHCHIEHWZ9SWD1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/CHIE/HWZ9SWD1/FBHCHIEHWZ9SWD1.SMALL.jpg markyb There are loads of Instructables about making small portable wood stoves. I've made a number of these stoves over the years, hacked out of tin cans and other bits of scrap.When I saw the Weber Rapidfire in my local hardware store, it's reasonably priced (£20 in B&Q) and looked like it was ready made...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 04:44:10 PDT
Make your own Teepee http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Teepee/
Make your own Teepee - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/K3ZQ/HWX44265/F3LK3ZQHWX44265.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/K3ZQ/HWX44265/F3LK3ZQHWX44265.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/K3ZQ/HWX44265/F3LK3ZQHWX44265.SMALL.jpg the tat2artist Here's how my wife and I made our own Teepee that we use for camping and going to Rendezvous. It is very spacious inside with room for 6 adults plus our gear and we can have a fire inside for those cold nights. The building was pretty easy and quick and only cost about $150 in materials for the co...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:24:41 PDT
Lantern Hanger http://www.instructables.com/id/Lantern-Hanger/
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 14:35:34 PDT
How to Make Mountain Pies | Campfire Sandwiches http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Mountain-Pies/
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 17:56:13 PDT
Hot Dog Cooker / Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Dog-Cooker-Solar-Oven/
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 14:23:01 PDT
Leather Rucksack http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Rucksack/
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Wed, 21 May 2014 14:45:44 PDT
Car Window Screen http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Window-Screen/
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Sat, 31 May 2014 15:01:18 PDT
Urban Hay Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Urban-Hay-Box/
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 04:11:02 PDT
Fire Tube - Drinking Straw Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Fire-Tube-Drinking-Straw-Hack/
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Fri, 2 May 2014 19:31:29 PDT
A-frame Survival Shelter http://www.instructables.com/id/A-frame-Survival-Shelter/
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:52:11 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
Split Stick Deadfall Trap http://www.instructables.com/id/Split-Stick-Deadfall-Trap/
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Thu, 8 May 2014 07:15:03 PDT
Rotating Three-Marshmallow Toaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotating-Three-Marshmallow-Toaster/
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:11:25 PDT
Rope Ladder http://www.instructables.com/id/Rope-Ladder-1/
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:50:26 PDT
Make a Collapsible 2QT Canteen http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Collapsible-2QT-Canteen/
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:16:26 PDT
Altoids Survival Kit 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Survival-Kit-20/
Altoids Survival Kit 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/7ZPD/HJ3698HD/FT77ZPDHJ3698HD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/7ZPD/HJ3698HD/FT77ZPDHJ3698HD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/7ZPD/HJ3698HD/FT77ZPDHJ3698HD.SMALL.jpg BudgetBugout Hi I'm BudgetBugout and in this Instructable I show you my new and improved Altoids survival kit!  Although this kit is tailored to my specific needs and environment I believe that the basics of this kit are applicable to everyone!  Feel free to leave comments or suggestions so that we can learn fro...
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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 14:25:39 PDT
Paracord Blanket / Sleeping Bag Compression Strap With Handle - I made it at TechShop! http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Blanket-Sleeping-Bag-Compression-Strap-Wi/
Paracord Blanket / Sleeping Bag Compression Strap With Handle - I made it at TechShop! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/9LDH/HS80GEQL/F7Y9LDHHS80GEQL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/9LDH/HS80GEQL/F7Y9LDHHS80GEQL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/9LDH/HS80GEQL/F7Y9LDHHS80GEQL.SMALL.jpg dwoodworth If you don't know about TechShop yet, check it out @ www.techshop.ws !! It can get frustrating carrying soft items like blankets or clothes to a camp ground. I designed this super easy to make strap to carry blankets; however, it can also be used to carry other items like bundled wood which mak...
By: dwoodworth

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Sat, 1 Mar 2014 16:12:45 PST
Paracord Hiking Belt http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Hiking-Belt/
Paracord Hiking Belt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/ENXA/HS3GURKJ/F6WENXAHS3GURKJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/ENXA/HS3GURKJ/F6WENXAHS3GURKJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/ENXA/HS3GURKJ/F6WENXAHS3GURKJ.SMALL.jpg myeomans I enjoy hiking and being in nature but I hate having to cram my pockets full of the things that I like to have easy access to while out on the trails.  I created this simple system for quickly attaching and releasing my favortie tools onto my belt using paracord.  Check out the following steps to le...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:15:32 PST
Alcohol / Can / penny stove http://www.instructables.com/id/Alcohol-Can-penny-stove/
Alcohol / Can / penny stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/RCJN/HRPT1LAN/FD1RCJNHRPT1LAN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/RCJN/HRPT1LAN/FD1RCJNHRPT1LAN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/RCJN/HRPT1LAN/FD1RCJNHRPT1LAN.SMALL.jpg dan_w84 After reading lots of instructables will varying designs of different alcohol stoves made from drinks cans, I made and tested many different designs and noted down benefits from each. This instructable as been put together based on my final design. It is quick to prime, being ready for your pot le...
By: dan_w84

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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:59:55 PST
Maple Syrup Jug Birdhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Maple-Syrup-Jug-Birdhouse/
Maple Syrup Jug Birdhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/I5HG/HRKQZIVT/FMDI5HGHRKQZIVT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/I5HG/HRKQZIVT/FMDI5HGHRKQZIVT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMD/I5HG/HRKQZIVT/FMDI5HGHRKQZIVT.SMALL.jpg Ludvicka Make a cute little birdhouse from recycled Maple Syrup Jug or any sturdy used jug container. Simple Jug Recycled into cute birdhouse Those who have seen my other item know that I believe in simple, quick and a minimum of required tools and parts. This little bird house is quick and easy and can...
By: Ludvicka

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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:22:09 PST
Pitch A Tent Without Poles http://www.instructables.com/id/Pitch-A-Tent-Without-Poles/
Pitch A Tent Without Poles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/1RAH/HQQLLEN4/F3O1RAHHQQLLEN4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/1RAH/HQQLLEN4/F3O1RAHHQQLLEN4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/1RAH/HQQLLEN4/F3O1RAHHQQLLEN4.SMALL.jpg Paige Russell Picture this: It's your long awaited vacation. You've arrived at a beautiful campsite. You go to set up your tent only to discover that you've forgotten the tent poles at home! Don't panic, all is not lost! Here's one way to tap into your inner MacGyver and pitch the tent without poles. (I may or m...
By: Paige Russell

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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:55:19 PST
Sleeping Bag System http://www.instructables.com/id/Sleeping-Bag-System/
Sleeping Bag System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/CNVE/HQBR69ER/FZ7CNVEHQBR69ER.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/CNVE/HQBR69ER/FZ7CNVEHQBR69ER.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/CNVE/HQBR69ER/FZ7CNVEHQBR69ER.SMALL.jpg Todd Gehris It seems being locked in the house because of snow and cold weather was good for something. I finally completed and uploaded this! This Instructable shows how to make and use my sleeping bag system. This system is essentially a layered sleeping bag that can also be attached to certain hammocks and...
By: Todd Gehris

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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:37:03 PST
Extra Loud Whistle made from an Extra Mint Container http://www.instructables.com/id/Extra-Loud-Whistle-made-from-an-Extra-Mint-Contain/
Extra Loud Whistle made from an Extra Mint Container - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/S0I9/HPO2G4NU/FCRS0I9HPO2G4NU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/S0I9/HPO2G4NU/FCRS0I9HPO2G4NU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/S0I9/HPO2G4NU/FCRS0I9HPO2G4NU.SMALL.jpg potterboy In this project I'll show how to create an extra loud whistle made out of a Wrigleys Extra Mint Container. If you have all the parts, this shouldn't take you more than 30-40 minutes to make. The whistle is extremely lightweight and a great addition to your outdoor adventure or survival kit. The vide...
By: potterboy

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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 02:26:00 PST
Cooler with Blender, Speaker & More http://www.instructables.com/id/Cooler-with-Blender-and-Bluetooth/
Cooler with Blender, Speaker & More - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/V1MD/HP8F2JFX/F6HV1MDHP8F2JFX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/V1MD/HP8F2JFX/F6HV1MDHP8F2JFX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/V1MD/HP8F2JFX/F6HV1MDHP8F2JFX.SMALL.jpg grepper I started this project earlier this summer with one goal: have more fun outdoors by bringing my music and tasty blended drinks to the adventure. I know first-hand how much fun it is to have a cooler with speakers, and a portable blender for margaritas and smoothies, because I built myself one of e...
By: grepper

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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:10:53 PST
The UUUgly Slingbag Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/The-UUUgly-Slingbag-Cover/
The UUUgly Slingbag Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/6BLZ/HP8PLAHV/F7R6BLZHP8PLAHV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/6BLZ/HP8PLAHV/F7R6BLZHP8PLAHV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/6BLZ/HP8PLAHV/F7R6BLZHP8PLAHV.SMALL.jpg EyeWander An Ugly Sling bag cover that I use during Rain or Snow as I am a Photographer and carry a DSLR everywhere I go. Its Weatherproof and It was used it during the 2012 Blizzard. Items needed: Ugly Gray Duck Tape 1 Gallon Size Ziploc Style Bag Scissors Time to Complete: 35 Minutes Before The four p...
By: EyeWander

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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 22:49:21 PST
The $5 Weather Proof Bag / Survival Pillow! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Five-Dollar-ish-Weatherproof-Dust-Proof-Bag/
The $5 Weather Proof Bag / Survival Pillow! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/X4BH/HP5ZBTYB/FT5X4BHHP5ZBTYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/X4BH/HP5ZBTYB/FT5X4BHHP5ZBTYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/X4BH/HP5ZBTYB/FT5X4BHHP5ZBTYB.SMALL.jpg EyeWander I am an Outdoor Photographer who tends to use creativity rather then Spending. Often while outside outside it could suddenly rain so, I wanted to further protect my equipment. I already use a sling bag that has a cover and a weatherproof cover for my camera while in extreme Rain or Snow but I wanted...
By: EyeWander

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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
Cheap and Easy Vintage Style Weatherproofed Gear http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Vintage-Style-Weatherproofed-Gear/
Cheap and Easy Vintage Style Weatherproofed Gear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/A258/HOHYFQY0/FRFA258HOHYFQY0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/A258/HOHYFQY0/FRFA258HOHYFQY0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/A258/HOHYFQY0/FRFA258HOHYFQY0.SMALL.jpg XaqFixx The look and functionality of a waxed cotton jacket - like those made by Filson, Belfast, and Barbour - is hard to beat. Water resistant, easily repairable and timeless these coats look good new but look even better with age, like raw denim or a great leather bag - unfortunately like heavy raw denim...
By: XaqFixx

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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 14:01:39 PST
Improved Rechargable Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Improved-Rechargable-Torch/
Improved Rechargable Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/Q6CA/HOKSC3RC/FRKQ6CAHOKSC3RC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/Q6CA/HOKSC3RC/FRKQ6CAHOKSC3RC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/Q6CA/HOKSC3RC/FRKQ6CAHOKSC3RC.SMALL.jpg benmurton This is a hack for turning a fairly useless, dim, shake to recharge torch, into a torch which is bright, long lasting and can still be recharged but not just by shaking. This type of torch usually charges via shaking, and a magnet slides between two coils and charges a tiny three cell battery. The b...
By: benmurton

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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 22:31:21 PST
Pants Daypack/Backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/Pants-DaypackBackpack/
Pants Daypack/Backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/KQX2/HOHYNOBL/FICKQX2HOHYNOBL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/KQX2/HOHYNOBL/FICKQX2HOHYNOBL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/KQX2/HOHYNOBL/FICKQX2HOHYNOBL.SMALL.jpg Ludvicka This backpack can be used in an emergency situation when you might have to leave your car to go for help or can be a spur of the moment decision to go for a hike at that beautiful overlook you hadn't expected. There are only 2 items required to make a useful and quick backpack to carry your water bo...
By: Ludvicka

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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 04:57:45 PST
How to make a cot style hammock http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-cot-style-hammock/
How to make a cot style hammock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/MEUF/HNM4ANTP/F65MEUFHNM4ANTP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/MEUF/HNM4ANTP/F65MEUFHNM4ANTP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/MEUF/HNM4ANTP/F65MEUFHNM4ANTP.SMALL.jpg Todd Gehris After spending a night in a bunched end hammock and feeling a little cramped I decided to create a flatter hammock. This Instructable is the result of my efforts. The hammock was designed with my sleeping bag system (not yet published) in mind. When used in conjunction with my sleeping bag system it...
By: Todd Gehris

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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:57:01 PST
Preparing for a Wilderness Canoe Trip http://www.instructables.com/id/Preparing-for-a-Wilderness-Canoe-Trip/
Preparing for a Wilderness Canoe Trip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/XIYR/HNXRV4RY/F8BXIYRHNXRV4RY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/XIYR/HNXRV4RY/F8BXIYRHNXRV4RY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/XIYR/HNXRV4RY/F8BXIYRHNXRV4RY.SMALL.jpg jimmar57 My first canoe camping trip was more like the world’s strongest man competition than a camping trip. We packed tons of food, gas stoves, gas lanterns, more clothing than needed, heavy tents, camping chairs, children and dogs into heavy rented canoes and paddled to a remote campsite. Portaging was im...
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:19:46 PST
Storm lighter http://www.instructables.com/id/Storm-lighter/
Storm lighter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/E904/HMVJA9IJ/FU4E904HMVJA9IJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/E904/HMVJA9IJ/FU4E904HMVJA9IJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/E904/HMVJA9IJ/FU4E904HMVJA9IJ.SMALL.jpg bricobart Storm lighters are nice. Storm lighters are useful. But storm lighters are expensive. Too expensive for what it is: a sturdy fuel tank combined with a starter. Here's a way to boost up an ordinay lighter into a cheap, water- & stormproof fuel torch. Needs: - some alu tubes in different sizes - a f...
By: bricobart

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Fri, 1 Nov 2013 13:46:17 PDT
GSI Glacier Bottle Cup Mod, DIY Lids & Lid Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/GSI-Glacier-Bottle-Cup-Mod-DIY-Lids-Lid-Holder/
GSI Glacier Bottle Cup Mod, DIY Lids & Lid Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/QXFU/HMEXSLNN/F33QXFUHMEXSLNN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/QXFU/HMEXSLNN/F33QXFUHMEXSLNN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/QXFU/HMEXSLNN/F33QXFUHMEXSLNN.SMALL.jpg MacGyver9 Bottle cups are one of the most common items in an everyday backpack. They are popular, most notably because a 32 oz Nalgene water bottle sits neatly in the cup, thereby saving space when backpacking. Probably the most recognizable of the bottle cups are the GSI Glacier Bottle Cup and the Ozark Trai...
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 06:22:20 PDT
Paracord Bracelet With Integrated Fish Bone Gear Tie http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Bracelet-With-Integrated-Fish-Bone-Gear-T/
Paracord Bracelet With Integrated Fish Bone Gear Tie - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/45XL/HMEXWFUI/F1Q45XLHMEXWFUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/45XL/HMEXWFUI/F1Q45XLHMEXWFUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/45XL/HMEXWFUI/F1Q45XLHMEXWFUI.SMALL.jpg M3G When I got my prize pack from the Great Outdoors Contest I was extremely excited. Two things instantly caught my eye; paracord and Fish Bone gear ties. I immediately got to work on a paracord bracelet, but halfway through I got an idea; "Why not add a Fish Bone to the bracelet?". I undid my bracelet...
By: M3G

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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 20:33:18 PDT
Single Person Mosquito Shelter http://www.instructables.com/id/Single-Person-Mosquito-Shelter/
Single Person Mosquito Shelter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/6IBG/HLZH2HL5/FC46IBGHLZH2HL5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/6IBG/HLZH2HL5/FC46IBGHLZH2HL5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/6IBG/HLZH2HL5/FC46IBGHLZH2HL5.SMALL.jpg Mrballeng This mosquito shelter is made from a couple fiber glass rods, rope, and aluminum tubing. I bought 4 yards of mosquito mesh at Hancock Fabrics for about $20.00. It's an easy project and very simple to set up. No sewing required!   Fiber glass rod protective covering Fiber glass rod is strong and ...
By: Mrballeng

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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:53:56 PDT