Instructables: exploring - outside - hiking http://www.instructables.com Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:57:42 PST BLOX v1.01 Homemade Fire Piston http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Fire-Piston/
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Fri, 5 Feb 2016 18:44:30 PST
Ultra Lightweight GOPRO Wrist Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-Lightweight-GOPRO-Wrist-Mount/
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:23:59 PST
How to Dress for Cold Weather http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Dress-for-Cold-Weather/
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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:46:01 PST
Repairing Ripped Hiking Shoe Fabric Eyelets Quick and Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-Ripped-Hiking-Shoe-Fabric-Eyelets-Quick-/
Repairing Ripped Hiking Shoe Fabric Eyelets Quick and Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/9LV8/IJ8UTZGE/FIM9LV8IJ8UTZGE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/9LV8/IJ8UTZGE/FIM9LV8IJ8UTZGE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/9LV8/IJ8UTZGE/FIM9LV8IJ8UTZGE.SMALL.jpg donnacat Most of the eyelets on my hiking boots wore out, leaving them unwearable. The boots are old, but not ready to be thrown away. It seemed a shame to discard them when the soles and uppers were in pretty good shape. Plus, they were expensive, and I really didn’t think something as simple as eyelets wou...
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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 19:44:53 PST
Urban EDC V2.0: This time it's personal! http://www.instructables.com/id/Urban-EDC-V20-This-Time-Its-Personal/
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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:59:14 PST
28L 210 D Dyneema Gridstop and Hyper D 300 or 2.2oz Hex 70 climbing/hiking pack/backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/28L-climbing-and-hiking-pack-made-from-210-D-Dynee/
28L 210 D Dyneema Gridstop and Hyper D 300 or 2.2oz Hex 70 climbing/hiking pack/backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/X5RB/IH1VH4JF/F1UX5RBIH1VH4JF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/X5RB/IH1VH4JF/F1UX5RBIH1VH4JF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/X5RB/IH1VH4JF/F1UX5RBIH1VH4JF.SMALL.jpg AshZ Here is a shot at playing with lighter and more high tech materials to make a larger volume bag that weighs less than the weight of the 20L climbing pack while being almost double the volume. Thanks to Justin03 for the site for the body fabrics. Packs with frames that are made from Dyneema run over ...
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Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:14:20 PST
Ultimate Paracord Bracelet Survival Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Paracord-Bracelet-Survival-Kit/
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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:34:52 PDT
LIfe Gear aerial signal mod http://www.instructables.com/id/LIfe-Gear-aerial-signal-mod/
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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:25:26 PDT
How To Make A Ranger Bead Strand http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Ranger-Bead-Strand/
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Sun, 25 Oct 2015 18:44:15 PDT
Waterproof Pouches, Almost Free! http://www.instructables.com/id/Waterproof-Pouches-Almost-Free/
Waterproof Pouches, Almost Free! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/GTOR/IESTU8HE/FY3GTORIESTU8HE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/GTOR/IESTU8HE/FY3GTORIESTU8HE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/GTOR/IESTU8HE/FY3GTORIESTU8HE.SMALL.jpg Machete Bushcraft Australia Super Simple DIY Waterproof Pouches that cost next to nothing to make!Welcome to our first Instructable. We are ‘long time listeners, first time callers’ and it’s about time we put something back in the mix.OK, before we begin they are pretty darn waterproof if you take your time and make the fancy ...
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Mon, 21 Sep 2015 17:27:43 PDT
3D Printed Pocket Fishing Rod http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Pocket-Fishing-Rod/
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Sun, 13 Sep 2015 19:10:42 PDT
Pace Counter Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Pace-Counter-Bracelet/
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Sun, 13 Sep 2015 10:32:48 PDT
10 minutes Alcohol Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/10-minutes-Alcohol-Stove/
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Mon, 7 Sep 2015 22:10:50 PDT
Get a tent back into the bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-a-tent-back-into-the-bag/
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Fri, 4 Sep 2015 12:03:51 PDT
Disaster pack: Urban edition, 50 shades of grey... http://www.instructables.com/id/Disaster-pack-Urban-edition-50-shades-of-grey/
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Thu, 3 Sep 2015 10:08:16 PDT
The Ultimate Survival Watch http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Survival-Watch/
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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 21:00:32 PDT
Survival Hiking Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Survival-Hiking-Stick/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:19:56 PDT
Pitch a tent without poles http://www.instructables.com/id/Pitch-a-tent-without-poles-1/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:21:48 PDT
Handling your boots http://www.instructables.com/id/Handling-your-boots/
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:08:06 PDT
Emergency car kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-car-kit/
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 09:43:53 PDT
How to Make a Plastic Bottle Cap Container http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Plastic-Bottle-Cap-Container/
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 20:04:44 PDT
Sew a 20L simple roll top backpack base with a pocket for frame, can make a climbing, weatherproof, hiking, city bag, or a combo of these. (climbing mod shown) http://www.instructables.com/id/20L-simple-roll-top-backpack-base-with-pocket-for-/
Sew a 20L simple roll top backpack base with a pocket for frame, can make a climbing, weatherproof, hiking, city bag, or a combo of these. (climbing mod shown) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/XPMP/ID0PQ6HE/FGSXPMPID0PQ6HE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/XPMP/ID0PQ6HE/FGSXPMPID0PQ6HE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/XPMP/ID0PQ6HE/FGSXPMPID0PQ6HE.SMALL.jpg AshZ Here is the pack shown with the climbing set up. This is a generally simple build made entirely of simple straight stitches and designed to be sewn on a home sewing machine (with maybe a tiny bit of hand cranking of the machine at a point or two), it takes between 4 and 7 hours and would be a great ...
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 05:41:51 PDT
Thermarest Blanket Draft Reduction And Heat Regulation http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermarest-Blanket-Draft-Reduction-And-Heat-Regula/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 15:59:54 PDT
Disaster preparedness; Medical kit *Photos updated 9/5/15 http://www.instructables.com/id/Disaster-preparedness-Medical-kit/
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 19:29:21 PDT
Versatile Walking Stick: Camera Monopod and Stylish Walk-Along http://www.instructables.com/id/Versatile-Walking-Stick-Camera-Monopod-and-Stylish/
Versatile Walking Stick: Camera Monopod and Stylish Walk-Along - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/QV6I/IBTETTUO/F6OQV6IIBTETTUO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/QV6I/IBTETTUO/F6OQV6IIBTETTUO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/QV6I/IBTETTUO/F6OQV6IIBTETTUO.SMALL.jpg AngstromLogic The Versatile Walking Stick project extends the functionality of a collapsible wood walking stick by simply adding a 1/4-20 barbed T-Nut to the top. The walking stick makes a good mount for a DSLR/SLR camera and, when not toting a camera, it can sport hiking and self-defense aids or decorations. Rec...
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 12:43:50 PDT
Clean boot tread http://www.instructables.com/id/Clean-boot-tread/
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 04:16:25 PDT
Sleeping Bag to Quilt Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Sleeping-Bag-to-Quilt-Conversion/
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 13:50:54 PDT
Hiking Boot Gaiters http://www.instructables.com/id/Hiking-Boot-Gaiters/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:59:04 PDT
How to survive In The winter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-survive-In-The-winter/
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Sun, 7 Jun 2015 07:16:18 PDT
Disaster Preparedness (Water Procurement/Purification) http://www.instructables.com/id/Disaster-Preparedness-Water-ProcurementPurificatio/
Disaster Preparedness (Water Procurement/Purification) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/N17H/IA590HTI/FRHN17HIA590HTI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/N17H/IA590HTI/FRHN17HIA590HTI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/N17H/IA590HTI/FRHN17HIA590HTI.SMALL.jpg 4WantofaNail Water.... If you believe in the concept that we all originated from the primordial soup of some prehistoric earth then it's probably not a stretch to imagine our bodies are comprised primarily of water. Water isn't only necessary when it comes to wetting your whistle. It's also a requirement for bas...
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Thu, 28 May 2015 09:22:16 PDT
Personalized Hiking Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalized-Hiking-Stick/
Personalized Hiking Stick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKU/4RM9/IA4FP99T/FKU4RM9IA4FP99T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKU/4RM9/IA4FP99T/FKU4RM9IA4FP99T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKU/4RM9/IA4FP99T/FKU4RM9IA4FP99T.SMALL.jpg blange25 With the start of summer on the horizon, the call of the outdoors begins. During these glorious summer days, there is no better place to be than outside hiking in the woods. If you plan on going on an extended hike, it's always helpful to have you're reliable hiking stick handy. And what better stic...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 19:37:39 PDT
Disaster Preparedness (Ration Pack) http://www.instructables.com/id/Disaster-Preparedness-Ration-Pack/
Disaster Preparedness (Ration Pack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/AGEO/I9YBYEUD/FJHAGEOI9YBYEUD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/AGEO/I9YBYEUD/FJHAGEOI9YBYEUD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/AGEO/I9YBYEUD/FJHAGEOI9YBYEUD.SMALL.jpg 4WantofaNail Food, it's what's for dinner! Breakfast and lunch as well but you catch my meaning. In a true "survival" situation the experts all agree that in most instances food should be considered a non-issue. The human body can subsist for three months by essentially eating itself in a process called Autophag...
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Fri, 22 May 2015 10:11:18 PDT
Disaster Preparedness Kit! http://www.instructables.com/id/Desaster-Preparedness-Kit/
Disaster Preparedness Kit! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/KEGP/I9OSLXS6/F56KEGPI9OSLXS6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/KEGP/I9OSLXS6/F56KEGPI9OSLXS6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/KEGP/I9OSLXS6/F56KEGPI9OSLXS6.SMALL.jpg 4WantofaNail First and foremost, you've just completed step one! Can you believe it? Congratulations! Though it might sound like I'm being facetious, looking for information you may not have or opinions differing from your own is a great first step in doing anything let alone taking on the daunting task of tryin...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 20:26:17 PDT
Cheap flash light mod for high visibility. http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-flash-light-mod-for-high-visibility/
Cheap flash light mod for high visibility. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/9RXW/I9GWGKT1/FWP9RXWI9GWGKT1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/9RXW/I9GWGKT1/FWP9RXWI9GWGKT1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/9RXW/I9GWGKT1/FWP9RXWI9GWGKT1.SMALL.jpg 4WantofaNail Ever since Prometheus bestowed upon man fire, light has been our constant companion. Weather it be banishing the boogie man or brandishing light upon a couple teens necking in an old camero, light is a constant source of comfort in dark times.All that being said, some times it damn near impossible t...
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Sun, 10 May 2015 16:27:58 PDT
Mora 748 kit knife. http://www.instructables.com/id/Mora-748-kit-knife/
Mora 748 kit knife. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/IN1X/I916J4NM/F1EIN1XI916J4NM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/IN1X/I916J4NM/F1EIN1XI916J4NM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/IN1X/I916J4NM/F1EIN1XI916J4NM.SMALL.jpg allanlsw Enhance your Mora by adding a wood saw and a sharpening stone.Although the Mora 748 is a good hiking and camping knife, it does not process wood well. I have used it to clear plants and light bushes when I go hiking. It however, cannot be used to chop wood like a parang. I do not carry a parang on e...
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 23:10:12 PDT
PVC hiking staff blowgun tutorial. http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-hiking-staff-blowgun-tutorial/
PVC hiking staff blowgun tutorial. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/8CQ3/I7W1VKR3/F6A8CQ3I7W1VKR3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/8CQ3/I7W1VKR3/F6A8CQ3I7W1VKR3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/8CQ3/I7W1VKR3/F6A8CQ3I7W1VKR3.SMALL.jpg DIYWEAPONS Today I will be showing you how to make a hiking staff which, by interchanging a few parts, can be used as a powerful hunting blowgun. This design features an easy-to-make mouth-piece and a capability for storing multiple blow darts.Before making this, please note that blowguns can be very dangerous...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:35:35 PDT
Backpack Mounted Solar Charging http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpack-Mounted-Solar-Charging/
Backpack Mounted Solar Charging - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/2TZQ/I7SVPQHO/FZO2TZQI7SVPQHO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/2TZQ/I7SVPQHO/FZO2TZQI7SVPQHO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/2TZQ/I7SVPQHO/FZO2TZQI7SVPQHO.SMALL.jpg sepeters228 Description & MaterialsThe purpose of this instructable is to give some insight into the best way to mount the Brown Dog Gadgets 5W solar panel onto a backpack for charging your phone/tablet/ipod/etc... while hiking or backpacking.I have instructions and pointers for attaching to both a smaller (30 ...
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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:29:47 PDT
Backpacker's Bottle Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Backpackers-Bottle-Cooler/
Backpacker's Bottle Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/PJ54/I7OLIDW1/FFKPJ54I7OLIDW1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/PJ54/I7OLIDW1/FFKPJ54I7OLIDW1.SQUARE.jpg http://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
How To Make A Bug Out Bag (B.O.B.) or Long Term Survival Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Bug-Out-Bag-BOB-or-Long-Term-Surviva/
How To Make A Bug Out Bag (B.O.B.) or Long Term Survival Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/BN0J/I7W1WQHF/FGZBN0JI7W1WQHF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/BN0J/I7W1WQHF/FGZBN0JI7W1WQHF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/BN0J/I7W1WQHF/FGZBN0JI7W1WQHF.SMALL.jpg AngryJosh99 Introduction In this instructable I will help you make your own personal Bug Out Bag or Bob for short. First off I should tell you what a bob is. A bob is a bag you put together so if an emergency happens you can get out of your house or car fast and get to a safe area. Or a bob can be used in...
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:16:27 PDT
portable tent heater http://www.instructables.com/id/portable-tent-heater/
portable tent heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/VHJQ/I7L6TR1C/FNOVHJQI7L6TR1C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/VHJQ/I7L6TR1C/FNOVHJQI7L6TR1C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/VHJQ/I7L6TR1C/FNOVHJQI7L6TR1C.SMALL.jpg drosenkranz still doing the finishing touches on the heater but it works! first up you need a donor propane furnace Luckily I had a friend who was dismantling a rotted camper so he gave me the furnace and inverter as well as all the plumbing first step was the hardest. ripping it out of the camper was a ta...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:45:11 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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/4E3P/I7CCDL46/FBF4E3PI7CCDL46.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/4E3P/I7CCDL46/FBF4E3PI7CCDL46.SQUARE.jpg http://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 a fire with a magnesium flint http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-start-a-fire-with-a-magnesium-flint/
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:27:36 PST
By Bread Alone http://www.instructables.com/id/By-Bread-Alone/
By Bread Alone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/J2KE/I6C2M3NV/FP4J2KEI6C2M3NV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/J2KE/I6C2M3NV/FP4J2KEI6C2M3NV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/J2KE/I6C2M3NV/FP4J2KEI6C2M3NV.SMALL.jpg zippetydooda There are a lot of survivalist and prepper types around today and the TV is full of them. Although, I have never been a fanatic, I took my Boy Scout motto to heart and have always tried to ‘Be Prepared.’ One thing I have learned in my journey is that preparing to exist with no outside inputs would ...
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:57:32 PST
Ice Spikes for Boots http://www.instructables.com/id/Ice-Spikes-for-Boots/
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:54:52 PST
Tent Small Candle Stove KP http://www.instructables.com/id/Tent-Small-Candle-Stove-KP/
Tent Small Candle Stove KP - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/NNUT/I55MZLF0/F7SNNUTI55MZLF0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/NNUT/I55MZLF0/F7SNNUTI55MZLF0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/NNUT/I55MZLF0/F7SNNUTI55MZLF0.SMALL.jpg KresimirPregernik There is a rumor going about that you can heat a tent with a candle.. A: http://outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/3389/...I have experienced bitter cold at 4 o'clock in my tent and it would be perfect if I could heat it enough for winter camping. Wood stove, rocket or classic stove need...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:08:35 PST
Tent wood stove classic KP http://www.instructables.com/id/Tent-wood-stove-classic-KP/
Tent wood stove classic KP - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/3F6Z/I55N00TI/FNH3F6ZI55N00TI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/3F6Z/I55N00TI/FNH3F6ZI55N00TI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/3F6Z/I55N00TI/FNH3F6ZI55N00TI.SMALL.jpg KresimirPregernik Facing all heating and cooking problems during my hiking outdoor activities I collected plenty of ideas for DIY wood stove designs. As well as information about commercial hiking/camping stoves which are shamelessly expensive. On a scrap yard I stumbled upon a used kitchen stainless steel washing ba...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:14:20 PST
Climbing Backpack w/ Frame and pattern http://www.instructables.com/id/Climbing-Pack-w-Frame-and-pattern/
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:18:00 PST
Paracord Zipper Pull: Box Knot http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Zipper-Pull-Box-Knot/
Paracord Zipper Pull: Box Knot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/G4GM/I55MVFKE/F1MG4GMI55MVFKE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/G4GM/I55MVFKE/F1MG4GMI55MVFKE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/G4GM/I55MVFKE/F1MG4GMI55MVFKE.SMALL.jpg NomadHobbyist So-I decided to replace my zippers with paracord on my tactical backpack.Why, you ask?1. Paracord looks better!2. Paracord is more durable.3. Paracord zippers can be unraveled for use in survival purposes.4. Also, Paracord is cheap and easy to switch for regular zippers.5. Finally, the most importan...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 18:45:53 PST
How To Make A Flashing LED Paracord Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Flashing-LED-Paracord-Bracelet/
How To Make A Flashing LED Paracord Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/DC3J/I4XP4YT6/FPXDC3JI4XP4YT6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/DC3J/I4XP4YT6/FPXDC3JI4XP4YT6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/DC3J/I4XP4YT6/FPXDC3JI4XP4YT6.SMALL.jpg Katie Vallis Learn how to make flashing LED paracord bracelets to make sure you can be seen! You will need... To make your LED paracord bracelet you will need the following things:ParacordTape measureScissorsLighterAn LED wrist band of some sort Measure Your Paracord To make an 8" bracelet you will need ap...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:43:36 PST