Instructables: exploring - outside - hiking - backpacking - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:38:10 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
How to make a cot style hammock http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-cot-style-hammock/
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By: Todd Gehris

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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:57:01 PST
Army Ranger Beads http://www.instructables.com/id/Army-Ranger-Beads/
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Sun, 12 Apr 2009 08:45:22 PDT
How to Navigate with a Map and Compass http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Navigate-with-a-Map-and-Compass/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2008 22:29:28 PDT
Going To The Bathroom In The Wilderness http://www.instructables.com/id/Going-To-The-Bathroom-In-The-Wilderness/
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:34:38 PDT
Center Stitched Paracord Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Center-Stitched-Paracord-Bracelet/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/SU9D/H8NA43G2/FYWSU9DH8NA43G2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/SU9D/H8NA43G2/FYWSU9DH8NA43G2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/SU9D/H8NA43G2/FYWSU9DH8NA43G2.SMALL.jpg Stormdrane More knotty stuff on my blog:  Stormdrane's Blog This video shows how to add stitching to an already made paracord bracelet, using 1.4mm diameter cord with a lacing needle.  I have a photo collage, in a blog post done several years ago, for tying the particular woven bracelet used for the stitching...
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Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:39:12 PDT
Johan's Favourite Alcohol Stove: One-Can Sideburner http://www.instructables.com/id/Johans-Favourite-Alcohol-Stove-One-Can-Sideburne/
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:30:51 PST
Backpacking: An Easy Guide for First Timers http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpacking-An-Easy-Guide-for-First-Timers/
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Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:56:47 PDT
Zigzag Spooling Paracord http://www.instructables.com/id/Zigzag-Spooling-Paracord/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/C6WL/GRTHM0HM/F45C6WLGRTHM0HM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/C6WL/GRTHM0HM/F45C6WLGRTHM0HM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/C6WL/GRTHM0HM/F45C6WLGRTHM0HM.SMALL.jpg Stormdrane Some cord and string comes from manufacturers on spools without end caps, wrapped around the spool in a zigzag type pattern that keeps it from spilling off the sides.  This video demonstrates how to wrap paracord onto a spool in that manner.  I used the same method with my Carabiner Paracord Spool ...
By: Stormdrane

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Sat, 27 Aug 2011 09:17:22 PDT
How to Tie the Lanyard Knot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Tie-the-Lanyard-Knot/
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Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:07:51 PST
Print Waterproof Plastic Maps http://www.instructables.com/id/Print-Waterproof-Plastic-Maps/
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 13:45:38 PST
Plastic Soda Bottle Lid Capsule http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Soda-Bottle-Lid-Capsule/
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Fri, 18 Nov 2011 13:55:13 PST
Cheap and Easy Gravity Water Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Gravity-Water-Filter/
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Wed, 20 Jul 2011 07:25:52 PDT
Easy Single-Can Backpacking Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Single-Can-Backpacking-Stove/
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Mon, 15 Nov 2010 09:56:30 PST
Multi-Function Walking Stick II - Storage Compartment http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Function-Walking-Stick-II-Storage-Compart/
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Sat, 14 Nov 2009 17:52:41 PST
Multi-Function Walking Stick - Converts to a Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Function-Walking-Stick-Converts-into-a-Cha/
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Mon, 9 Nov 2009 21:17:55 PST