Instructables: exploring - outside - camping - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:19:31 PDT BLOX v1.01 Altoids Survival Kit 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Survival-Kit-20/
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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/
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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/
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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/
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:53:56 PDT
Building my primitive camping truck http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-my-primitive-camping-truck/
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:42:37 PDT
Let´s Quest !! http://www.instructables.com/id/Lets-Quest-/
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Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:56:18 PDT
10 Essentials for Wilderness Survival http://www.instructables.com/id/10-essentials-for-wilderness-survival/
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:38:24 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
Camping cooking simplicity in 30 minutes or less http://www.instructables.com/id/Camping-cooking-simplicity-in-30-minutes-or-less/
Camping cooking simplicity in 30 minutes or less - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/F5AW/HJKBVMHI/F3SF5AWHJKBVMHI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/F5AW/HJKBVMHI/F3SF5AWHJKBVMHI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/F5AW/HJKBVMHI/F3SF5AWHJKBVMHI.SMALL.jpg babysaving Every time I go camping I struggle to keep it simple and organized. We're talking tent camping for the backpacker. I hate to pull out tubs of items. Let's keep it simple, people. That's where this instructable is applicable! Get yourself a bag Whether you go to the thrift store, dollar store or y...
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 07:48:56 PDT
HillBilly Hot Tub http://www.instructables.com/id/HillBilly-Hot-Tub/
HillBilly Hot Tub - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/IKWE/HK1DFNHC/FGZIKWEHK1DFNHC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/IKWE/HK1DFNHC/FGZIKWEHK1DFNHC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/IKWE/HK1DFNHC/FGZIKWEHK1DFNHC.SMALL.jpg richiemcb Here in the UK it's been a great summer and I thought it would be good to relax at the end of the day in a nice hot tub. Trouble is they are quite expensive to buy and run and you need power and chemicals and really how many times would you use one. So I decided to build a low cost hot tub which can...
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Sat, 10 Aug 2013 15:16:56 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/
[Backpacking Food] Quinoa with Veggies - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/SZ0Y/HJKBR4TS/FM3SZ0YHJKBR4TS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/SZ0Y/HJKBR4TS/FM3SZ0YHJKBR4TS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/SZ0Y/HJKBR4TS/FM3SZ0YHJKBR4TS.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name I have been going backpacking in the mountains and this meal has become a staple of ours over the last few years.  When planning meals for back country backpacking, it is important to pick foods that need minimal refrigeration, are lightweight, and doesn't take a up a lot of space.  It's also import...
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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
Magnetic Window Screens for Car Camping http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Window-Screens-for-Car-Camping/
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 15:04:28 PDT
How to Sew a Sleeping Bag Zip-In Liner http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sew-a-Sleeping-Bag-Zip-In-Liner/
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 03:44:49 PDT
Primitive Fire Starting: The Bow Drill http://www.instructables.com/id/Fire-without-matches-or-metal/
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Wed, 17 Jul 2013 07:30:49 PDT
How to turn a harbor freight trailer into a Kayak/Camping trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-a-harbor-freight-trailer-into-a-Kayak/
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Sun, 7 Jul 2013 16:29:02 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
camping light up slippers hack http://www.instructables.com/id/camping-light-up-slippers-hack/
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Tue, 28 May 2013 18:37:38 PDT
How to make a camping radio http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-camping-radio/
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Mon, 20 May 2013 04:39:16 PDT
How to Make a Paracord Fishing Lure http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Paracord-Fishing-Lure/
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:26:56 PDT
Build your own Pop-Up Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Pop-Up-Trailer/
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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:00:37 PDT
Easy Paracord Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/AJ24/GM4N17IU/F1QAJ24GM4N17IU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/AJ24/GM4N17IU/F1QAJ24GM4N17IU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/AJ24/GM4N17IU/F1QAJ24GM4N17IU.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo "Easy Paracord Projects" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 20 different paracord projects. Learn to make survival bracelets, watchbands, a dog collar and much more. All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by our creative community, and contain pictures for each step ...
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Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:24:55 PDT
Outdoor Survival http://www.instructables.com/id/Outdoor-Survival/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/EZ0O/GS3BF2CP/FA3EZ0OGS3BF2CP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/EZ0O/GS3BF2CP/FA3EZ0OGS3BF2CP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/EZ0O/GS3BF2CP/FA3EZ0OGS3BF2CP.SMALL.jpg zazenergy Instructables has one of the best collections of survival how-to's on the web. There are enough outdoor survival Instructables to take someone from novice to survivor with nothing more than a laptop and a can do attitude. There are so many good Instructables on this topic and this is just a small sa...
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Tue, 24 Aug 2010 10:49:03 PDT
DIY rebuild of a Zippo lighter http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-rebuild-of-a-Zippo-lighter/
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Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:29:09 PST
DIY Tent Heater / Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Tent-Heater-Lantern/
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:56:00 PST
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
Camping Gear http://www.instructables.com/id/Camping-Gear/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/ILMZ/GS8OSTVF/FDYILMZGS8OSTVF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/ILMZ/GS8OSTVF/FDYILMZGS8OSTVF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/ILMZ/GS8OSTVF/FDYILMZGS8OSTVF.SMALL.jpg zazenergy "Camping Gear" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 14 different DIY camping projects. Learn how to build fire, make your own tent and what to bring on your camping trip! All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by our creative community, and contain pictures for each st...
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Tue, 6 Sep 2011 10:29:57 PDT
Safe Tiki torch / water bottle light! http://www.instructables.com/id/TIKI-Nalgene-light/
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Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:38:15 PST
Make a Frontier stove from a gas bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Frontier-stove-from-a-gas-bottle/
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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 06:09:30 PST
How To Build A Lean Two http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-A-Lean-Two/
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Tue, 8 Jan 2013 05:37:40 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