Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - outside - survival - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:12:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 Bugout bag 101 http://www.instructables.com/id/Bugout-bag-101/
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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:02:01 PDT
Finding North Using A Watch (Northern Hemisphere) http://www.instructables.com/id/Finding-North-Using-A-Watch-Northern-Hemisphere/
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:56:15 PDT
DIY carbon tape Taser-proof jacket http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-carbon-tape-Taser-proof-jacket/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:17:18 PST
Simple Water Filter out of a Waterbottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Water-Filter-out-of-a-Waterbottle/
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Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:39:53 PDT
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
Blaze Bar Woven Paracord Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Blaze-Bar-Woven-Paracord-Bracelet/
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:02:51 PST
Making a water canister with fire http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-water-canister-with-fire/
Making a water canister with fire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/BNAI/HR0AQDP8/FMEBNAIHR0AQDP8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/BNAI/HR0AQDP8/FMEBNAIHR0AQDP8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/BNAI/HR0AQDP8/FMEBNAIHR0AQDP8.SMALL.jpg Sio Design We live in a time of big cities, electronics, and waste. In a world where we've lost our bond with nature and the respect that comes with it. But we've also the knowledge that we gained from living with nature that is still used by indigenous tribes. Knowledge we can implement in our daily life, suc...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:52:50 PST
Dragon Claw http://www.instructables.com/id/Dragon-Claw/
Dragon Claw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/XVXN/HQJIZ7U6/FL3XVXNHQJIZ7U6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/XVXN/HQJIZ7U6/FL3XVXNHQJIZ7U6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/XVXN/HQJIZ7U6/FL3XVXNHQJIZ7U6.SMALL.jpg Wink79 This style bracelet is not my own design. This design was originally created by Mathias Agnello along with many others. Thank you Trelligan for that information. This Dragon Claw Bracelet was made for my son. With patience, it is fairly easy to make. Just take your time, and breath. Materials I...
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:49:31 PST
How to Make a Paracord Pouch for Survival Tins http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Paracord-Pouch-for-Survival-Tin/
How to Make a Paracord Pouch for Survival Tins - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/R2WW/HQI7SCQJ/FYER2WWHQI7SCQJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/R2WW/HQI7SCQJ/FYER2WWHQI7SCQJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/R2WW/HQI7SCQJ/FYER2WWHQI7SCQJ.SMALL.jpg Paravival Throughout this Instructable, I will be showing you guys how to make a pouch out of paracord. This particular pouch is made to fit an Altoids tin. For many outdoorsman or survivalists, Altoid tins are the perfect containers for a small, pocket survival tin. I like using the pouch for my survival tin...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:19:52 PST
"Survival Candy" http://www.instructables.com/id/Survival-Candy/
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 20:09:42 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
Survival USB Charger: Use any power source to charge your smartphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Survival-USB-Charger-Use-any-power-source-to-charg/
Survival USB Charger: Use any power source to charge your smartphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/ZSYA/HO7XN6NI/FDVZSYAHO7XN6NI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/ZSYA/HO7XN6NI/FDVZSYAHO7XN6NI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/ZSYA/HO7XN6NI/FDVZSYAHO7XN6NI.SMALL.jpg Noise Maker You forgot your power adapter for your cell phone? Or there is no electric socket available? But you need to charge your smart phone urgently? Let's build a USB Power Adapter, you can use anywhere! So you'll be prepared for an emergency! Just connect this helpful gadget to any rechargeable batter...
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Wed, 25 Dec 2013 05:56:37 PST
How to Split Firewood...With a Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Split-FirewoodWith-a-Knife/
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 16:13:34 PST
DIY: Antler Mount Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Antler-Mount-Lamp/
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 13:22:42 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
Fire Power: Electricity from heat http://www.instructables.com/id/Fire-Power-Electricity-from-heat/
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Thu, 5 Dec 2013 09:54:41 PST
very strong shopping bag rope - no tools needed http://www.instructables.com/id/very-strong-shopping-bag-rope-no-tools-needed/
very strong shopping bag rope - no tools needed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/P66R/HO7XGFEE/F3UP66RHO7XGFEE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/P66R/HO7XGFEE/F3UP66RHO7XGFEE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/P66R/HO7XGFEE/F3UP66RHO7XGFEE.SMALL.jpg foobear I started thinking about rope recently after Mr. Balleng posted his rope making instructable.   I also remembered this old instructable in which they made a rope from shopping bags using a giant twisting device made out of bicycle parts.  Then I thought, why do you need to twist it?  I think twistin...
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:18:07 PST
Storm lighter http://www.instructables.com/id/Storm-lighter/
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Fri, 1 Nov 2013 13:46:17 PDT
Plantain Poultice: Boils, Blisters & Bug Bites http://www.instructables.com/id/Plantain-Poultice-Boils-Blisters-Bug-Bites/
Plantain Poultice: Boils, Blisters & Bug Bites - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/7P78/HMKLUJAJ/FU17P78HMKLUJAJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/7P78/HMKLUJAJ/FU17P78HMKLUJAJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/7P78/HMKLUJAJ/FU17P78HMKLUJAJ.SMALL.jpg alannarosewhitney A poultice made from Plantain (plantago major) is effective at relieving boils, blisters, and bug bites. It grows everywhere in North America & stays green most of the year. Barring any pesticides or other pollutants, the leaves are safe and entirely edible, however most wild animals and insects are...
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 15:09:40 PDT
How To Make a Natural Sting Remedy http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-Natural-Sting-Remedy/
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 15:28:21 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
Pistol crossbow quiver http://www.instructables.com/id/Pistol-crossbow-quiver/
Pistol crossbow quiver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/8CBW/HLJUZOCP/F898CBWHLJUZOCP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/8CBW/HLJUZOCP/F898CBWHLJUZOCP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/8CBW/HLJUZOCP/F898CBWHLJUZOCP.SMALL.jpg Roxbury NOTE! English is not my main language (not eaven second) so if i have writed somting odd, just ask and i try to help. thanks for understanding. I wanted to do quiver by myself because i didn’t find any quiver for pistol crossbow bolts, at least not any good ones on internet stores. Good news is th...
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Sat, 14 Sep 2013 13:29:02 PDT
Long Reach Berry Picker http://www.instructables.com/id/Long-Reach-Berry-Picker/
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Sun, 1 Sep 2013 23:17:43 PDT
Pouch design for every day carry items http://www.instructables.com/id/Pouch-design-for-every-day-carry-items/
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Sun, 25 Aug 2013 07:52:28 PDT
Watermelon Smasher (Post-Apocalyptic Spiked Mace) http://www.instructables.com/id/Watermelon-Smasher-Post-Apocalyptic-Spiked-Mace/
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 05:15:14 PDT
DIY Shelf Stable Energy Bars http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Shelf-Stable-Energy-Bars/
DIY Shelf Stable Energy Bars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/CZ93/HK6XB79V/FWACZ93HK6XB79V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/CZ93/HK6XB79V/FWACZ93HK6XB79V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/CZ93/HK6XB79V/FWACZ93HK6XB79V.SMALL.jpg tomsweet65 As preppers/survivalists, my wife and I are always looking for shelf stable foods to add to our storage and bug out bags, one of the things we have spent our money on are various MetRx, Cliff, and “granola” bars. While the various store bought bars have a variety of flavors and the calories, prote...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:06:00 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
Make a Viking Sun Compass http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Viking-Sun-Compass/
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 11:31:34 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...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:14:42 PDT
Survival Supply Keychain http://www.instructables.com/id/Survival-Supply-Keychain/
Survival Supply Keychain - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/5XYF/HJGE26J1/FQN5XYFHJGE26J1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/5XYF/HJGE26J1/FQN5XYFHJGE26J1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/5XYF/HJGE26J1/FQN5XYFHJGE26J1.SMALL.jpg cdveltri This is a simple key chain with a few supplies wrapped up in a small para chord key chain. The supplies could be used in a pinch when camping or hiking, although you hope you never need to! It contains a few feet of rope, a small knife, fishing line, fishing hook, and a  strike anywhere match. Sup...
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:41:41 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
Boot Survival Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Boot-Survival-Kit/
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Sat, 1 Jun 2013 21:23:17 PDT
Extract Clean, Drinkable Water From Plants http://www.instructables.com/id/Extract-Clean-Drinkable-Water-From-Plants/
Extract Clean, Drinkable Water From Plants - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/W3FV/HI3U4JEW/F7VW3FVHI3U4JEW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/W3FV/HI3U4JEW/F7VW3FVHI3U4JEW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/W3FV/HI3U4JEW/F7VW3FVHI3U4JEW.SMALL.jpg M3G Water is the most important thing if you are stuck in the wilderness. Sure, food is important too, but you can live for a while without it; you can't survive more than a few days without water. Unfortunately, in many environments there is either a lack of water, or the water is unsafe to drink. Fort...
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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 10:05:31 PDT
Make a takedown bow from skis! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-takedown-bow-from-skis/
Make a takedown bow from skis! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/6U07/HI3TOVLN/F9I6U07HI3TOVLN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/6U07/HI3TOVLN/F9I6U07HI3TOVLN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/6U07/HI3TOVLN/F9I6U07HI3TOVLN.SMALL.jpg Yoshinok Ever notice how the cool action heroes all use bows and arrows these days? Katniss Everdeen, Legolas, Hawkeye, Lara Croft...Now you can join their ranks with this step-by-step guide to designing and building your own bow out of old cross-country skis! I made this pair of bows at the artist residency...
By: Yoshinok

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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:32:57 PDT
Paracord Monster Cobra http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Monster-Cobra/
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Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:16:38 PDT
Crayandle http://www.instructables.com/id/Crayandle/
Crayandle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/0YVF/HHTE15E4/FK40YVFHHTE15E4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/0YVF/HHTE15E4/FK40YVFHHTE15E4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/0YVF/HHTE15E4/FK40YVFHHTE15E4.SMALL.jpg Mikeman4290 Supplies 3 unused or slightly used crayons Cotton string Tape Scissors Wire Crayons Lay three crayons side by side, and measure string to fit the three crayons. String Cut string to desired length (preferably small). Tape Break off a piece of tape, lay sticky side up, and put two crayon...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:26:31 PDT
Viking Catapult http://www.instructables.com/id/Viking-Catapult/
Viking Catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/G4SO/HHS9MAJA/F6XG4SOHHS9MAJA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/G4SO/HHS9MAJA/F6XG4SOHHS9MAJA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/G4SO/HHS9MAJA/F6XG4SOHHS9MAJA.SMALL.jpg WoodsRunner In this step by step tutorial I will be showing you how to make your very own Homemade Viking Catapult! The Materials You will need 5 sticks that are are 4-6 feet long with a diameter of 1-2 inches. I am using 4 foot long sticks. The 2 shorter sticks you need will be 2-3 feet long also with a dia...
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Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:45:43 PDT
Emergency Blanket from Old Party Balloons http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Blanket-from-Party-Balloons/
Emergency Blanket from Old Party Balloons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/0IDC/HHS9S0UN/F530IDCHHS9S0UN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/0IDC/HHS9S0UN/F530IDCHHS9S0UN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/0IDC/HHS9S0UN/F530IDCHHS9S0UN.SMALL.jpg wold630 A backpacking trip in northern British Columbia is something in the works for me and my husband. We love to hike and are pre-planning to see what exactly we need and how much we can get in our packs without weighing us down too much. Since we will be in-the-middle-of-nowhere I figured an emergency b...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:20:23 PDT
Paiute Deadfall Trap http://www.instructables.com/id/Paiute-Deadfall-Trap-1/
Paiute Deadfall Trap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/3C5P/HHS9W0ZG/FHN3C5PHHS9W0ZG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/3C5P/HHS9W0ZG/FHN3C5PHHS9W0ZG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/3C5P/HHS9W0ZG/FHN3C5PHHS9W0ZG.SMALL.jpg Listen to the Band We all need to eat, but the problem is getting it. Sure, we can survive on pine needle tea, but for how long before we need meat? Here's the answer: a deadfall trap made from mostly natural materials. It was invented and made by the Paiute tribe, and I'm carrying on their tradition here. Please note...
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 19:22:13 PDT
Animal Tracks for Plaster Casting. http://www.instructables.com/id/Animal-Tracks-for-Plaster-Casting/
Animal Tracks for Plaster Casting. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/NBIQ/HHS9IGAQ/FB1NBIQHHS9IGAQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/NBIQ/HHS9IGAQ/FB1NBIQHHS9IGAQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/NBIQ/HHS9IGAQ/FB1NBIQHHS9IGAQ.SMALL.jpg Kiteman For a recent Cub camp, a leader wanted to run an activity (or "base") making plaster casts of animal tracks. Unfortunately, the camp site is so well-used that the few animal tracks we get on the site tend to be quickly trampled down by hundreds of size three trainers, so I decided to provide some p...
By: Kiteman

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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:37:44 PDT
4 Pronged Outdoor Spear http://www.instructables.com/id/4-Pronged-Outdoor-Spear/
4 Pronged Outdoor Spear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/VO3F/HHMI79NV/F9FVO3FHHMI79NV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/VO3F/HHMI79NV/F9FVO3FHHMI79NV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/VO3F/HHMI79NV/F9FVO3FHHMI79NV.SMALL.jpg GumbasJackknob In this step by step tutorial I will be showing you how to make your very own 4 Pronged Outdoor Spear. Suplies You will need most of the items shown in this picture. You will also need a large stick and two smaller sticks which will be shown in the steps after this one. The Stick The stick you...
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 07:13:27 PDT
Easy-Peezy High Calorie Survival Bars http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Peezy-High-Calorie-Survival-Bars/
Easy-Peezy High Calorie Survival Bars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/MML0/HH2VNDA0/FJWMML0HH2VNDA0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/MML0/HH2VNDA0/FJWMML0HH2VNDA0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/MML0/HH2VNDA0/FJWMML0HH2VNDA0.SMALL.jpg EndureReclaimRebuild Here is the recipe for my favorite Survival "Calorie Bars". Each 2 inch x 2 inch square has roughly: 600 calories 8g of fat 24g of protein 38g carbohydrates. All in all, if you munch on these on the couch, you'll gain like 10lbs per week (I don't know that for fact and haven't actually done calcula...
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Tue, 28 May 2013 14:49:20 PDT
Portable fire pit with built in log storage rack. http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-fire-pit-with-built-in-log-storage-rack-1/
Portable fire pit with built in log storage rack. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/9KJV/HFD1CZAZ/FT89KJVHFD1CZAZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/9KJV/HFD1CZAZ/FT89KJVHFD1CZAZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/9KJV/HFD1CZAZ/FT89KJVHFD1CZAZ.SMALL.jpg peinkc If you ever wanted a fire pit without spending  $80+ dollars, this if for you.   The total cost of this project was under $15.00.  Depending on materials on hand,  you should be able to put one of these together for about the same amount of money. You start with a search for a suitable shopping car...
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Thu, 11 Apr 2013 08:02:11 PDT
Bow - The Bike Wheel Bow http://www.instructables.com/id/Bow-The-Amazing-Bike-Wheel-Bow/
Bow - The Bike Wheel Bow - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/YXH3/HET2TJNS/F8VYXH3HET2TJNS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/YXH3/HET2TJNS/F8VYXH3HET2TJNS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/YXH3/HET2TJNS/F8VYXH3HET2TJNS.SMALL.jpg darrenhall Could not find one of these anywhere - put it into Google but no joy - - guess I better make one myself. Rigid frame. Good power output. No knock required on arrows. Longer draw than a standard bow. Accurate. So very! light. Simple to build. Cheap - cost £2.50 for proper catapult rubber preferred b...
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Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:59:24 PDT
How To Build A Mud Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-A-Mud-Stove/
How To Build A Mud Stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/HB3S/HEXSS37Z/FSCHB3SHEXSS37Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/HB3S/HEXSS37Z/FSCHB3SHEXSS37Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/HB3S/HEXSS37Z/FSCHB3SHEXSS37Z.SMALL.jpg josh When rustic camping, overlanding or on an extended expedition a great way to cook efficiently using less fuel and reducing smoke in a free and sustainable, low-impact way is to build a mud stove. Mix Up Some Mud We're doing this in the desert southwest so we have plenty of clay soil that makes a ...
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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 23:15:36 PDT
Pvc Arrow Quiver http://www.instructables.com/id/Pvc-Arrow-Quiver/
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Sat, 16 Mar 2013 15:03:43 PDT
How To Turn Your Mobile Phone Into a Survival Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Turn-Your-Mobile-Phone-Into-a-Survival-Tool/
How To Turn Your Mobile Phone Into a Survival Tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/CATT/HDYZ6WDP/FFPCATTHDYZ6WDP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/CATT/HDYZ6WDP/FFPCATTHDYZ6WDP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/CATT/HDYZ6WDP/FFPCATTHDYZ6WDP.SMALL.jpg jstark84 So you’ve embarked across the unknown to reach Alaska!—the land of mystery and intrigue. Your mind is racing full of Jack London adventure novels and various wildlife scenes from the dozens of National Geographic episodes you consumed months leading up to the trip. You find yourself looking out the ...
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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:54:06 PDT
How To Make Char Cloth With A Tuna Can http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Char-Cloth-With-A-Tuna-Can/
How To Make Char Cloth With A Tuna Can - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/OU3T/HDYZDR79/FX6OU3THDYZDR79.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/OU3T/HDYZDR79/FX6OU3THDYZDR79.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/OU3T/HDYZDR79/FX6OU3THDYZDR79.SMALL.jpg The King of Random I sacrificed my kids clothes and a can of tuna to make some high quality fire starter!  Here's how to make a great batch of Char-Cloth to add to your emergency kit. www.thekingofrandom.com Watch The Video! WARNING: This project should not be attempted without adult supervision and adequate...
By: The King of Random

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Thu, 7 Mar 2013 09:01:15 PST