Anyone else in the UK heading to EMF camp at the end of August ? https://www.emfcamp.org/ Steve
Posted by steveastrouk 5 years ago
It seems to me that a fridge using a peltier thermo generator would be perfectly coupled to a water heater and add considerably to camping comforts. I want to do this and have three 100W units but good advice is well worth having to start with. Has anyone done it yet and what sort of volumes /temperatures can be expected?
Asked by davidog 7 years ago
I'm staying in a room in Southern Mexico with no AC for the next couple months. There is a lot of Dengue and Chagas transmission here, so I'm worried about the bugs. We leave the windows open at night because of the heat, and do not have screens for them. Even if we did have screens the insects could get in through the substantial cracks in the doors. I think netting the bed is the best idea, but I can't hang the net from the ceiling. It is too high, and the owner of the house wouldn't let me screw any eye hooks into it even if I had access to a ladder to get to it. I have been thinking about building a frame around the bed that I could hang the net from, but I don't have any tools here with me and would prefer a simpler solution if I can find one. Maybe even something like a couple wire arches over the bed to drape the net over, but I'm not sure what material would be best for that. I'm not super handy, so I'm hoping you guys can help me out with some ideas!
Asked by Daphnesilke 8 years ago
This Summer I will be a handicraft counselor at my local BSA summer camp. I am excited for the experience, but absolutely clueless as to what to pack. Would it be the same as packing to attend summer camp? I am a backpacker, and that is how I know how to pack, I've never staffed at a camp before! Any advice would be appreciated.
Asked by dkop1 6 years ago
I'm in the market for a portable camping stove and I came across this 2 burner WITH a STOVE! This thing looks awesome, assuming you have the space to tote it around with. I have declared 2010 the year of camping for our family. I'm in the process of gathering camping lists and preparing for my buying spree. Any suggestions welcome!
Posted by lebowski 8 years ago
This is for camping. Decorations, cool gadgets, etc. Anything will be fine. Thank you!
Asked by Zephyr Wind 7 years ago
I'm really not a outdoorish person, but ive been dragged along to another camping trip. i'd perfer it to be a 1-person thing, and i'm only alwoded to bring media-capturing devices in terms of Electronics. no cellphones may be out at the time.
Asked by milkywaybar 8 years ago
....Um.... ....I plan to be camping rough in Inverness in two weeks.
Asked by FriendOfHumanity 8 years ago
All the ones I've seen use a 4 D cell powered water pump, but I can't find the pump any where. Thanks!
Asked by mr.flhx 8 years ago
So I'll be camping in a State Park where you must bring your own wood. Does anyone know the burn time of firewood? We're burning pine and this is something I've never had to consider, as I've normally camped where you can cut your own wood from dead/fell trees... As we have a rather intense upstream kayak journey to get to our campground, we're trying to take "just enough" but not too little :) Thanks :)
Posted by trebuchet03 10 years ago
I'm trying to figure out how to power a CPAP machine (this one) for a few nights of backpacking/camping. Does anyone know how to hook it up to a lithium ion battery (and what type to get) with out forking over all my money to the medical supply industry? I'm dying to go backpacking for at least a night or two. any help would be appreciated.
Asked by nickbakes 6 years ago
While I am a a hands-on person, that mostly extends to art and sculpture rather than engineering. Therefore, I thought I ought to bring this question to people with a little bit more knowhow in that area. See, with the cold winter months coming on camping is becoming a little more arduous. More to the point, heating a tent safely is a real problem. I don't trust gas powered heaters....but there's not a whole lot of alternatives out there. So I was wondering if anyone here could think of a way to safely heat a tent for a prolonged period of time. Preferably without gas, electricity, or risk of fire.
Posted by redlethe 6 years ago
I play bass, and only have an electric instrument so far. We go car camping for several weeks during the summer, and I would love to be able to join others playing acoustic instruments. Space is an issue, however, and there really is not room for a full size acoustic bass. I have looked into "mini bass guitars" but these are pricey, and still fairly large. I have thought about bringing my electric instrument along with a small, battery powered amp, since there is no electric hook up. But, that is a last choice, given the setting. I see from other discussion that converting a guitar is not ideal due to stress on neck from heavier bass strings. I would even consider a barritone ukulele, and tuning with bass tuning. Any suggestions?
Asked by basslady 8 years ago
Hi there all you outdoorsmen and woman, just join this group and would like to find out if you have any tips on how to keep a tent (in my case a frame tent) from blowing away in windy conditions. I am mad about fishing, usually go fishing on weekends (Free State, South Africa), and had my problems with the wind blowing my tent down, hope you can assist and give me some tips. Regards Werner
Posted by Werncor 8 years ago
Just musing on a new idea for a UK meet, in, say July/August 2011, this time camping somewhere. No ideas where or what to do, apart from integrating some of the camping 'ibles and outdoor-sy ibles. Any interest in the concept ? Steve
Posted by steveastrouk 7 years ago
I am starting to LOVE camping and am planning on going camping more offen but most of my equipment is bulky old and no longer very usable so i am planing on getting a few new things one of them is a smaller camping backpack. I need suggestions and possible links (hoply in stores so i dont have to order online if online is the best way of getting the pack then online is fine.
Asked by TarzanJr 8 years ago
Hi, I am looking for some fun summer camps/ job opportunities/internships . I live in Wisconsin but I am could travel to where the camp is. Also I used to Live in the Bay area so it would be nice to go to a camp or get an internship some where in that area. I am currently 14 (Will be 15 in July) so that will limit my possibilities. I enjoy electronics, hiking, building things, surfing and many other things of that nature. Any suggestions, thoughts or comments? Thanks In Advanced, Joe
Posted by joejoerowley 10 years ago
Where we're going is this place with paved roads bathrooms, showers, spots especially for tents, with the sites Right next to each other and i think its a load of crap and not real camping, what do you think? kiteman? what do you think too?
Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago
Hey folks, I've been thinking that with backpacks of all kinds being so integral to most hiking and camping that we really need a channel for them in Outdoors. To that effort I'm both planning some Instructables of my own and inviting all of you to show us your best, most innovative and useful DIY packs and bags to build a nice collection for anyone with a need to carry things out of doors! If there is enough interest I'll whip up a contest and find some nice prizes. So, speak up with thoughts, suggestions and ideas for either contest parameters or prizes and we'll see if we can get something going.
Posted by Culturespy 7 years ago
Am trying to construct some dual purpose- outdoor furniture and camping gear-but the only fabric that I have hand is not water repellent. I would appreciate any ideas.
Asked by hiddenartist 6 years ago
Hey everyone I am the art coordinator at a summer camp in America and im looking for some inspiration for some projects outside of the traditional camp crafts. SInce instructables is a hub for creatives I wondered if anyone either had some exciting projects that they have perhaps taught at their summer camps or to children from 8-17 years? Also-tie dye is obviously a huge activity at any summer camp, for the past few years I have been using Dylon dyes but find they tend to loose their colour after a short time, does anyone having any recommendations of a better product that can be used? Thanks for any help and advice its really appreciated!
Posted by craigsummercamp 5 years ago
I want to design a simple outdoor wheelchair that reclines flat to become a bed. This is for my disabled brother. Unfortunately, I can't weld, so extra points if it is made out of some parts that don't need welding. I want to take my brother camping, but he tires easily and needs to lie down. I am going to use a small pop-up awning with sides to create a little bedroom for him when he needs to rest, but I need help coming up with this chair design. Seems simple but all sorts of practical issues are stumping me. It should go over typical campground terrain. I could buy "Wheeleez" fat tires for a million dollars but my bank account does not allow that. Likewise pre-made wheelchairs that become beds are exorbitant. Thank you for any help you can provide!?
Asked by cjkip 6 years ago
So--I just joined this site recently and have been having a hard time finding backpacking instructables (Except alcohol stoves, obviously).I know there are backpackers on here. I've seen them. But there's very little in the way of skills or homemade gear. Am I just not finding it?I'm thinking of starting a guide for it, maybe a group. If there's one already, let me know.
Posted by Mother Natures Son 9 years ago
I am trying to replace/fix the battery strips on a Coleman 5329 florescent lantern. Coleman (.com) is out of the original bottom and top replacement parts. Can anyone tell me where I can find battery strips to replace the corroded originals? They are strips with a hole that goes over a stud in the plastic casing. The lantern has a 'U" florescent bulb and uses 8 D cells. I thought some of you might have the answer, or point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance for the help.
Asked by asgard7 5 years ago
I had a look at some of our 'ibles for the famous Joule Thief circuit. While checking a few of the creations and checking their performance I noticed a massive flaw: Only LED's with very low power consumptions can be used. After some trial and error I was able to create a slightly modified version that not only lights white and blue 5mm LED's but also the very powerful Cree Led's - the later would require a suitable transistor to handle the load. I only used a salvaged BC556 transistor, so the LED starts working at around 0.5V, brightness is adjustable within certain limits to cater for the battery state. So instead of using a limited circuit that basically just doubles the input voltage with the focus of extreme low power consumption, my circuit is aimed on single cell battery lamps that might need more power. Using a very low voltage transistor with minimal losses would still provide a power source for batteries that are under 0.5V, while using a bigger transistor like Tip142 or 2N3055 and a modified transformer can drive a CFL lamp from two AA batteries, single cell if you don't mind a warm transistor. Biggest improvement however is that I don't use a toroid core, which makes winding so much easier :) I am not too good in drawing circuits and prefer the direct solder method for my prototypes but if there interest I would take the time to make some pics and draw a circuit for an Instructable. But with so many similar circuits already out there I wanted to get some feedback first.
Posted by Downunder35m 3 years ago
Yes, First camp for this year. Finally warm enough.
Asked by Yerboogieman 9 years ago
Hi, i'm a counselor on a summer camp for teenagers aged 17, but we have a really low budget - any ideas on getting them to do a really fun activity that could also bring in some cash? can we build anything, make anything to sell? cheers!
Asked by unleavened 5 years ago
Okay, so in 2 days I'm going to church camp at Camp Gilmont in Gilmer,TX and I need to know a bunch of hilarious pranks to pull on the girls in my cabin and an extra devious one to pull on the boys for revenge!Please tell me a bunch of good pranks quick! I only have two days to plan ahead! (ps please don't tell me the pranks like sticking their hand in warm water or putting stuff in their shoes or stuff like that!)
Asked by Totally.Adorkable.98 5 years ago