Instructables: exploring - outside - howto http://www.instructables.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:49:22 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make A Lighter Out Of: Battery + Gum Wrapper http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Lighter-Out-Of-Battery-Gum-Wrapper/
Make A Lighter Out Of: Battery + Gum Wrapper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/IFWH/HWDRGJHU/FF7IFWHHWDRGJHU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/IFWH/HWDRGJHU/FF7IFWHHWDRGJHU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/IFWH/HWDRGJHU/FF7IFWHHWDRGJHU.SMALL.jpg The Best Hobbies Blog If you've been watching the second season of the popular Netflix original series "Orange is the new black" you've probably seen and wondered about these lighters. To answer your questions, Yes they are real and yes they work. Although not exactly how they are portrayed on the show. Even if you haven...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 13:13:46 PDT
How to make a two-peg spool knit paracord lanyard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-two-peg-spool-knit-paracord-lanyard/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/WJMI/HU6QBAPI/FSEWJMIHU6QBAPI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/WJMI/HU6QBAPI/FSEWJMIHU6QBAPI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/WJMI/HU6QBAPI/FSEWJMIHU6QBAPI.SMALL.jpg Stormdrane This video will show how to make a paracord lanyard using two pegs of a knitting spool.  More knotty stuff on my blog:  Stormdrane's Blog The two-peg spool knit can be found in 'The Ashley Book of Knots' as #2878, a Square Loop Sinnet, along with other variations. I used a 17 foot length of paraco...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:47:35 PDT
How to tie an extended two-strand Matthew Walker knot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-tie-an-extended-two-strand-Matthew-Walker-k/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/3PDO/HS18F337/FLM3PDOHS18F337.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/3PDO/HS18F337/FLM3PDOHS18F337.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/3PDO/HS18F337/FLM3PDOHS18F337.SMALL.jpg Stormdrane More knotty stuff on my blog:  Stormdrane's Blog The video demonstrates how to tie a two-strand and an extended/lengthened two-strand Matthew Walker knot, knots #s 776 and 777 in 'The Ashley Book of Knots'.  They can be made even longer, but I usually just keep them short with paracord lanyards/fob...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:43:44 PST
How To Clean Fish Fast http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Clean-Fish-Fast/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/MBL8/HRKQX0XA/FXVMBL8HRKQX0XA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/MBL8/HRKQX0XA/FXVMBL8HRKQX0XA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/MBL8/HRKQX0XA/FXVMBL8HRKQX0XA.SMALL.jpg winfall1234 Here is a fast and fun way to clean fish that you probably never thought of. 
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:18:52 PST
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
Two Bight Turk's Head Paracord Lanyard http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Bight-Turks-Head-Paracord-Lanyard/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/2JLX/H7430PLU/FTS2JLXH7430PLU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/2JLX/H7430PLU/FTS2JLXH7430PLU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/2JLX/H7430PLU/FTS2JLXH7430PLU.SMALL.jpg Stormdrane More knotty stuff on my blog:  http://stormdrane.blogspot.com  This video tutorial will show how to tie a Two-Bight Turk's-Head lanyard using about 5.5 feet of 550 paracord.  The Turk's Head part of the knot is described in 'The Ashley Book of Knots', knot #595.  I added the lanyard knot and loop o...
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Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:58:23 PDT
How to tie a long 4 bight Turk's head knot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-tie-a-long-4-bight-Turks-head-knot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/076I/H742FLL3/FLH076IH742FLL3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/076I/H742FLL3/FLH076IH742FLL3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/076I/H742FLL3/FLH076IH742FLL3.SMALL.jpg Stormdrane More knotty stuff on my blog:  http://stormdrane.blogspot.com *Note that long Turk's head knots can take a lot of time, sometimes hours to complete, in gradually tightening up the knot and keeping it neat as you work, so anyone looking for a quick and easy project should look for smaller knots to t...
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Tue, 25 Sep 2012 03:12:18 PDT
How to Tie a Single Strand Star Knot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Tie-a-Single-Strand-Star-Knot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/9SYY/H21CGM8H/FSS9SYYH21CGM8H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/9SYY/H21CGM8H/FSS9SYYH21CGM8H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/9SYY/H21CGM8H/FSS9SYYH21CGM8H.SMALL.jpg Stormdrane More knotty stuff on my blog:  Stormdrane's Blog This video will show how to tie a single strand star knot.  I followed Fred Creativ'Knots photo tutorial for tying the knot, but had comments from others that they were having trouble following the path of the cord, so between the video and the photo...
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Sun, 20 May 2012 19:23:04 PDT
How to Tie a Paracord Gaucho Knot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Tie-a-Paracord-Gaucho-Knot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/VB5U/GZUAG2SY/FQGVB5UGZUAG2SY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/VB5U/GZUAG2SY/FQGVB5UGZUAG2SY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/VB5U/GZUAG2SY/FQGVB5UGZUAG2SY.SMALL.jpg Stormdrane This video tutorial will show how to tie a Gaucho knot using a length of paracord.  This Gaucho knot starts off with tying a 5 lead 4 bight Turk's Head knot, then working from that into a Gaucho knot. This decorative knot can be tied onto a cane, walking stick, hiking staff, used as a neckerchief s...
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Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:41:23 PDT
How to do a bunnyhop on a bike http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-do-a-bunnyhop-on-a-BMX/
How to do a bunnyhop on a bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/YR4P/GZLW42UF/F0GYR4PGZLW42UF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/YR4P/GZLW42UF/F0GYR4PGZLW42UF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/YR4P/GZLW42UF/F0GYR4PGZLW42UF.SMALL.jpg isaacwilk It took me ages to learn how to bunnyhop. I tried asking my friends, using guides, and I ended up learning using almost nothing of what they said. Most guides I've seen (and how my friends described it) say something like 'lift your front wheel up, then lift your back wheel up to level your bike'. I...
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Fri, 9 Mar 2012 22:16:21 PST
Reinforced Paracord Ring Hitch http://www.instructables.com/id/Reinforced-Paracord-Ring-Hitch/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/YARO/GU4MCDRU/FE9YAROGU4MCDRU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/YARO/GU4MCDRU/FE9YAROGU4MCDRU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/YARO/GU4MCDRU/FE9YAROGU4MCDRU.SMALL.jpg Stormdrane The ring hitch, also known as the cow hitch, lanyard hitch, lark's head, bale sling hitch, and probaby goes by a few other monikers, can sometimes easily loosen up or get slack when not under tension with some types of 'slippery' cordage, like nylon paracord, so the 'Reinforced Ring Hitch' offers a...
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Wed, 2 Nov 2011 03:32:15 PDT
DIY How To Build A Sand Castle http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-How-To-Build-A-Sand-Castle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/58D4/GRTHTHJ7/F0C58D4GRTHTHJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/58D4/GRTHTHJ7/F0C58D4GRTHTHJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/58D4/GRTHTHJ7/F0C58D4GRTHTHJ7.SMALL.jpg nakedrepairman Step by step instructions for how to build an impressive Sand Castle
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Mon, 29 Aug 2011 06:15:50 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 ...
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Sat, 27 Aug 2011 09:17:22 PDT
Paracord Boonie Hat Wrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Boonie-Hat-Wrap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/J4AW/GQ225UKY/FP1J4AWGQ225UKY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/J4AW/GQ225UKY/FP1J4AWGQ225UKY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/J4AW/GQ225UKY/FP1J4AWGQ225UKY.SMALL.jpg Stormdrane This video will show one of many possible methods of adding paracord to the branch loops of a boonie hat.  The paracord can be removed for later use if needed.  More knotty stuff on my blog:  Stormdrane's Blog
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Wed, 13 Jul 2011 06:00:10 PDT
Celtic Button Knot http://www.instructables.com/id/Celtic-Button-Knot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/BJOZ/GPVF2E6U/FZQBJOZGPVF2E6U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/BJOZ/GPVF2E6U/FZQBJOZGPVF2E6U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/BJOZ/GPVF2E6U/FZQBJOZGPVF2E6U.SMALL.jpg Stormdrane This video will show how to tie a Celtic Button Knot, using a length of paracord for the demonstration.  The 'Celtic Button Knot' looks similar to the 'Lanyard Knot', but is tied along a single strand of cord instead of using two strands. They can be useful as decorative stopper/terminal knots.  Th...
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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 04:55:24 PDT
Paracord Chain Sinnet Fast Deploy Boonie Hatband http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Chain-Sinnet-Fast-Deploy-Boonie-Hatband/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/NBBR/GPVF21BE/F7ZNBBRGPVF21BE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/NBBR/GPVF21BE/F7ZNBBRGPVF21BE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/NBBR/GPVF21BE/F7ZNBBRGPVF21BE.SMALL.jpg Stormdrane This video will show how to add paracord to a boonie hat using a chain sinnet.  The paracord can be quickly removed for use if needed. More knotty stuff on my blog:  http://stormdrane.blogspot.com
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Fri, 8 Jul 2011 11:08:21 PDT
Priming Wick for Alcohol Stove [and Pot Stand] http://www.instructables.com/id/Priming-Wick-for-Alcohol-Stove-and-Pot-Stand/
Priming Wick for Alcohol Stove [and Pot Stand] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/8VFR/GP7IFJ91/FK28VFRGP7IFJ91.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/8VFR/GP7IFJ91/FK28VFRGP7IFJ91.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/8VFR/GP7IFJ91/FK28VFRGP7IFJ91.SMALL.jpg JohanJShaw Priming Wick Made from Household Materials An alternative to using a priming pan or a fibreglass wick wrap on your drinks can stove. Tools and Materials You will need... Needle-nose pliers with wire cutters (or Leatherman) 1 bolt, 5 or 6mm diameter (I used M6) Thin, bendable wire like snar...
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Sun, 3 Jul 2011 12:23:28 PDT
"Turret" Preheater Pot Stand for Alcohol Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/Turret-Preheater-Pot-Stand-for-Alcohol-Stove/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/G1WB/GO14QMZ1/FK8G1WBGO14QMZ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/G1WB/GO14QMZ1/FK8G1WBGO14QMZ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/G1WB/GO14QMZ1/FK8G1WBGO14QMZ1.SMALL.jpg JohanJShaw My preheating pot stand design, for homemade drinks can alcohol stoves Made from 2 standard food tins Primes the stove with a tealight in the base and holds the pot! Advantages No messy priming pan to set your sleeves on fire Sturdy construction; more stable than wobbly bent-coathanger types Fl...
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Tue, 24 May 2011 16:02:33 PDT
Filling Sandbags the Easy way, with Sandbag Tubes http://www.instructables.com/id/Filling-Sandbags-the-Easy-way-with-Sandbag-Tubes/
Filling Sandbags the Easy way, with Sandbag Tubes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/VGI3/G6MPC2OW/FCRVGI3G6MPC2OW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/VGI3/G6MPC2OW/FCRVGI3G6MPC2OW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/VGI3/G6MPC2OW/FCRVGI3G6MPC2OW.SMALL.jpg RiverOakRanch Sandbags are still the best way to put up a quick dike in times of need. They are useful for many things, but the main focus of this is for those fighting floods. It's easy to get a lot of sand delivered quickly, sandbags themselves are cheap, and with a little labor, anyone can protect their home. ...
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Mon, 15 Mar 2010 20:04:53 PDT
How to make a sled out of old snow skis http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-sled-out-of-old-snow-skis/
How to make a sled out of old snow skis - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/Y7PX/G43EGE8R/FZHY7PXG43EGE8R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/Y7PX/G43EGE8R/FZHY7PXG43EGE8R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/Y7PX/G43EGE8R/FZHY7PXG43EGE8R.SMALL.jpg acorn1 We finally got a decent snow, but I am too cheap to go out and buy a sled. I had some old skis lying around, so.... Find some skis Oh, look! Some old snow skis sitting in my shop! Inventory scrap lumber I had some 1-by 4's, some 2x4's, and some other scrap... Gather Tools I used a Jigsaw to...
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Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:24:31 PST
Mountain Bike Trailer http://www.instructables.com/id/Mountain-Bike-Trailer/
Mountain Bike Trailer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/X1D9/FOWZOJK9/FFEX1D9FOWZOJK9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/X1D9/FOWZOJK9/FFEX1D9FOWZOJK9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/X1D9/FOWZOJK9/FFEX1D9FOWZOJK9.SMALL.jpg angusmacgyver This is a small trailer I made for my mountain bike. It was made from recycled materials and some other parts that can be picked up at the hardware store for $10 or less. Main Body First, get a storage bin with a lid. Then you need ply-wood. Cut the first piece of ply-wood to fit snugly inside th...
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Sun, 21 Dec 2008 17:38:03 PST
Make your bike sound like a motorcycle!!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-bike-sound-like-a-motorcycle/
Make your bike sound like a motorcycle!!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/8IGT/FITUPT2L/FNB8IGTFITUPT2L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/8IGT/FITUPT2L/FNB8IGTFITUPT2L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/8IGT/FITUPT2L/FNB8IGTFITUPT2L.SMALL.jpg beyondimagination Man up your possibly new way to save gas money or just try to be more noticed by cars or pedestrians, whatever it is you can did this to any bike with spokes and with stuff you see about everyday. WATCH THE VIDEO TO LISTEN TO THE BIKE!! Get your stuff! you will need: Scissors Playing card Mask...
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Sat, 19 Jul 2008 22:38:26 PDT
Instant Hammock http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Hammock/
Instant Hammock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/A6V0/8J2EUF10PIT/F9OA6V08J2EUF10PIT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/A6V0/8J2EUF10PIT/F9OA6V08J2EUF10PIT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/A6V0/8J2EUF10PIT/F9OA6V08J2EUF10PIT.SMALL.gif TimAnderson Here's how to make a hammock in a minute from a sheet or any big piece of cloth. It's the simplest method from my "Instant Hammock" article in Make Magazine Issue #9.I used the program "Avd Video Processor" to make these animated gifs from video.Now on Know How! Click on the steps above for more de...
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