EMF camp

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


Camp Kitchen or chuck box designs?

Does anyone have good instructions for a camp kitchen/scout chuck box? I'm looking for something as lightweight as possible.?

Asked by Pandroe 7 years ago


CAMPING WITH COMFORT using a peltier teg cell

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



Anyone have ideas for mosquito netting a bed when you can't hang the net from the ceiling?

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


Summer Camp Staff?

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



Camping resource

This is a good website on how to do stuff and how to take care of camping equipment. http://www.outdooreyes.com/outdooradventureindex.php3

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago


What was your most favorite camping trip?

What was your favorite camping trip you have ever had with either your family or friends?

Posted by FaqMan 9 years ago


What would you bring along with you when camping?

I want to invite you to make a list of anything that you feel are essential when camping.

Posted by blkhawk 6 years ago


Portable Camping Stove

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




Camping and Vandwelling Tips

My goal is to share free information and tips on saving money on travel, camping and much more

Posted by sturtle1 4 years ago


Camping!

See you, chaps - I'm away for the next two days helping out at group archery camp. Several dozen small children with pointy things, and I'm scoring. :-/ See you Sunday night (UK time)

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago



I want some cool trinkets and such to put in my camping tent. Any ideas? Answered

This is for camping. Decorations, cool gadgets, etc. Anything will be fine. Thank you!

Asked by Zephyr Wind 7 years ago


How do i stay entertained on a camping trip? Answered

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


What Is The Best Pranks For Summer Camp?

I am going to summer camp for 10 days and I need the best pranks in the world. Give me them all.

Asked by Thelonelysandwitch 9 years ago


Will a two season sleeping bag inside another two season sleeping bag be equivalent to a four season sleeping bag? Answered

 ....Um.... ....I plan to be camping rough in Inverness in two weeks.

Asked by FriendOfHumanity 8 years ago


Can anyone tell me how to build a battery powered camping shower?

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


Fire wood burn time

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


ideas for modding a tent?

I am going try to mod my tent. if anyone has a idea let me know

Posted by reusesave 8 years ago


Lithium Ion battery for CPAP machine?

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


How to heat a tent- safely?

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


Looking for ideas to create a small, travel worthy acoustic bass

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


Keeping my tent standing in windy conditions

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


What are camping roll mats made of? Answered

Does anybody know what kind of foam those cheap roll-up camping mats are made from?  The most detail I've found on a label is "foam construction".

Asked by Kiteman 3 years ago


Best Camp Pranks

I am going to summer camp for 10 days, and I need the best dang pranks you guys can think of. I dont care what it is, just tell me.

Posted by Thelonelysandwitch 9 years ago


UK Camping Meetup August 26th 2011

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


What is the best light weight camping backpack... probably used for hiking not to long of distances.? Answered

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


Emergency affordable shelter

Very unusual emergency shelter or for camping, made with plastic.

Posted by blkhawk 5 years ago


Fun Summer Camps!

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


My Everest base camp trek

I have started a blog to type up my diary from my Everest Base Camp trek last easter (2010) thought some of you guys here might want to take a look: http://steps2everest2010.blogspot.com/

Posted by CamWaite 7 years ago


i want your opinion on camping

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


Backpacks and Camping Bags

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


Does anyone know how to make ripstop nylon water repellent-without the expense of buying a commercial product?

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


alcohol stove

Http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=us7AeG7OEY4  this isnt my vid.  but i like it. theres a metalmork technique i had not seen before.

Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago


Summer Camp projects

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


compost toilet for a camper van?

Want to explore the possibility of a small home built compost loo to fit in an 18 inch square space height of space 7 feet. considering dry compost method, poo only, using fine woodshavings as soak.

Asked by Mother Malarky 8 years ago


I need help designing a simple outdoor wheelchair for an adult that reclines flat to become a bed.

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


Where are all the backpackers? Outside?

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 need D cell battery replacement strips. Answered

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


Joule robber - a better joule thief....

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


TechSummer camps for high schooler?

 I am looking for any Technology Summer Camps iN Silicon Valley for this summer. I am a high school student looking for a few good camps, any recommendations? Thanks!!!!!!!

Asked by led235 8 years ago


What do you think the Pro's and Con's of a small tent are for camping? Answered

Yes, First camp for this year. Finally warm enough.

Asked by Yerboogieman 9 years ago


way to make power on a camp out

I am looking for soming alteritive to solar panoles to run a laptop  on and is fally small in size ideas plans, non gas thou i need some help with this 

Posted by the doctor who 5 years ago



Any ideas for fun summer camp activity to bring in money?

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


Know any good church camp pranks?

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