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This guide contains Instructables aimed towards helping out scouting troops, from Cub Scout Basics to High Adventure skills. As a current scout, I drew on my knowledge and past experiences of summer camp, merit badge workshops, Boundary Waters trips, Philmont, and Sea Base to select some of the most useful, interesting, money saving and fun DIY activities to help you and your scout troop.

This tutorial will show how to make a paracord bracelet with a side release buckle. When made on a larger scale, you can make this for use as a dog or cat collar as well. I get my paracord from the Su...
Bring running water to remote locations with this foot pump operated wash station. Perfect for camp or the patio. Ideal for campfire or BBQ grill-side food prep clean-up. Ready for a duch oven or BBQ...
A turk's head knot is a three strand braid that is worked into a continious circle. It is commonly used as a slide for a neckerchief or to decorate tool handles. If you would like to see how I inco...
I had this really great inflatable camping chair that I accidentally popped one afternoon while I used it to sit on the garage floor and disassemble a VCR. This incident greatly deflated my spirits,...
Once again i have returned with one of my recipes from Boy Scouts. This cake never lasts 15 minutes after it is made! So lets begin! P.S. This was the last picture I got of the cake as by the time i...
The trebuchet is a medieval invention originally designed to lay siege to fortresses and castles. The largest of them could hurl immense stones hundreds of yards. Now you can have one to play with in ...
Quinzees are much faster & much easier to build than igloos. We built this one just for fun, but we've also made them for sleeping in while winter camping.
Knots, as a way of joining rope without special equipment, are useful in many situations. On a sailboat, knots are essential both for daily use and for emergency repairs. This instructable describes s...
Alright, so everyone knows a few fundamentals of navigation- north is always up, the sun rises in the east, and compasses usually point towards magnetic north. But at some point in time, outdoor ...
In my last pioneering project we built a simple swing In this instructable we're going to use exactly the same knots, numbers of poles and methods to build a monkey bridge.  Like the last one we're ...
There are many ways to sharpen a knife. This method produces a good general purpose edge.Safety note: As my Granddad used to say: "Don't cut toward yourself, and you'll never get cut."Excellent photos...
When you're in the wilderness, you need clean water to drink -- but water sources in the wilderness can carry bacteria such as giardia. You don't want giardia, trust me, and trying to carry a few jugs...
This instructable will show you how to create a "pocket" underneath your son's deby car for easy weight addition/removal.Get the closest possible to the maximum5.0 oz.
East to carry, setup and use.
Here I will show you how you can take all your spices with you in a lightweight and secure container to your next backpacking trip!I have seen an instructable on this and I thought I could make it eas...
This instructable features how to make a "Do It Yourself" Camping Hammock- (This is my first instructable, so bear with me...)
Don't want to pay money to have a snazzy Camelbak? Leaving on a week long camping trip in less than a week and realized you really wanted a convient way to carry 100 oz of water? I take a bladder fo...
This is a very simple solar-heated portable shower unit to take camping. There is no privacy shade, just simply the water delivery aspect.You will need:1 - 9 litre rectangluar water jug.1 - braided p...
Out hiking or just for a walk and don't want to carry a bulky kit? This will fit into your pocket no trouble!The ever so versatile Altoids Tin becomes a First Aid Kit to carry with you. Just add stuff...
I love to go fishing, it is fun, and it can be very exciting; one can go fishing with a group of friends or the family. Whether you are camping, or just on a day trip, fishing is a great way to pass ...
Before going backpacking it is important to know how to properly pack your backpack. Backpacking is an amazing experience but can be very difficult. To get the most out of your backpacking experience ...
Do you live in a big city permeated with light pollution?  Never been camping?  Or has just no one ever pointed it out to you? Polaris, the North Star, is an important navigational star because its p...