Instructables: exploring - outside - camping - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:58:46 PDT BLOX v1.01 Ruggedizing and bug-proofing a window air conditioner for tent camping http://www.instructables.com/id/Ruggedizing-and-bug-proofing-a-window-air-conditio/
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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 s...
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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...
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/
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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/
How to Plan a Backpacking Trip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/ESB9/HJKBTNKG/F4XESB9HJKBTNKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/ESB9/HJKBTNKG/F4XESB9HJKBTNKG.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
[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/
Backpacking Tips and Tricks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/YV52/HJKBXA2J/FZXYV52HJKBXA2J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/YV52/HJKBXA2J/FZXYV52HJKBXA2J.SQUARE.jpg http://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...
By: ben maisel

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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/
Magnetic Window Screens for Car Camping - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/75C9/HJKC2IG6/FF675C9HJKC2IG6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/75C9/HJKC2IG6/FF675C9HJKC2IG6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/75C9/HJKC2IG6/FF675C9HJKC2IG6.SMALL.jpg gregmacd1 The following shows how to make Magnetic Window Screens for Car Camping using rare earth magnets, duct tape, and flexible window screening. I made it at Techshop. http://www.techshop.ws/ Gather Duct Tape, Insect Screen, and Rare Earth magnets Cut Screen to overlap by 1-2 inches beyond window ...
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 15:04:28 PDT