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Wicked Cool Craft Project [Jan. 4th, 2008|09:11 am]

The 10-Cent Survival Knife.
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Great Western Loop [Jan. 4th, 2008|09:05 am]

Belated kudos to Andrew Skurka for completing the 6,875 mile Great Western Loop!
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First CDT Yo Yo [Nov. 25th, 2007|08:50 am]

Congrats to Francis Tapon who walked the Continental Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada, turned around and walked back to Mexico!

Yeah, he's a vegetarian.
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Totally Scored [Nov. 3rd, 2007|05:42 pm]

Hit the discount job lot store today. Polypro long johns tops and bottoms, $5. Polyester fleece pullover, $10. Big polyester fleece socks, $3; I'm thinking would be nice to sleep in.

Only thing I don't have for third season is long pants.
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My Supercat [Oct. 31st, 2007|10:05 am]

I think this is about where I want to be for boiling a couple cups of water. Part of the joy is that it takes about two minutes to make the stove, using a cat food can and a paper punch.

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Frosty Nights [Oct. 29th, 2007|12:25 am]

Outside right now is as cold as I ever want to sleep in: 31f/-1c.

I've just been out trying out blankets. I put down a space blanket ground cloth on the grass. Walmart blue sleeping pad. Bundled up with wool sox, long pants, t-shirt, down vest, fleece long sleeve shirt.

After trying several combinations, I was comfortable enough with combined army wool blanket and an all weather space blanket. Too much to carry.

I think a quilt is the way to go. Silk long-johns, too.
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Test Biscuit One [Sep. 16th, 2007|09:55 pm]


Today I baked a biscuit in a Kmart grease pot, using three tea candles.

I'd cut the rim off the grease strainer, turn it over and dropped it into the bottom of the pot, turning it into a steamer. I also wrapped the pot with cotton cord for insulation.

Quarter inch water in the pot, fifteen minutes preheat, fifteen minutes baking.

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My Penny Stove [Sep. 11th, 2007|08:45 pm]

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Following wise advice, I made a penny stove with cotton wicking inside to prevent spashing.

I knocked it around with a long stick and it didn't spray lit fuel, so that's a plus. Boiled two cups of water in less than six minutes. Roughly ten minutes of burn on 2-3 ounces of fuel.
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Hiking to School [Sep. 6th, 2007|01:00 pm]

I'm amused how school book packs add the popular features from hiking packs. Last night I was looking at an eight dollar pack with side mesh bottle holders and daisy chain loops. Might've had an ice ax loop, but I didn't look that close.
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Ding Dong the Witch is Dead (locally) [Sep. 2nd, 2007|12:13 pm]

Mosquito season is over! Went camping last night and was delightfully unmolested.

I really need to work out a good system for staying warm in the hammock. Yeah, I know, there already are systems. Sometimes I just need to reinvent the wheel. Extra blankets don't do it. No way to layer them out in a hammock. I just wind up with a weird kind of ineffective nest.
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