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Every Saturday, we are going to add a “Tip of the Week” to the Blog. A tip that will be focused on Backpacking, camping, hiking, cooking, or other skills associated with the great outdoors. This weeks tip is a simple … Continue reading
The other day some discussion on Google + about cook kits got a few us talking. I thought it was time to show what I am currently using. I know that I tinker a lot with gear, but this cook … Continue reading
Abraham Lincoln is a man often quoted, but not always in the context of Scouting. I stumbled on a great quote that speaks directly to Scouts and Scouters. “If you give me 6 hours to cut down a tree, I … Continue reading
Here is a quick video of a DIY project I did today to solve a couple issues. First Camporee is always in a meadow… so I needed a way to hang my hammock that was light weight and portable. 2. When we camp in parks (state parks etc), there are not always trees in the designated camp areas to hang. This project is simple, quick, and solves those two issues.
I got the idea from hammockforums.net. A great resource for hammock camping.
The whole stand folds up and neatly fits in my truck. I have a 5 ft. bed and it fits perfectly in the back from corner to corner with room to spare. The total cost of the project was $56. I could have done it a little less expensive, but I went with the cedar 2X2s. They were the straighter pieces at home depot.
The total time spent working on the stand was 20 minutes. Total comfort while hanging… priceless.
If you have questions, please feel free to ask. Drop me a note, comment, or smoke signal.
Hope you enjoy the video.
Have a Great Scouting Day… I’m going to hang out in the hammock now. Continue reading
Today I saw a tweet from a guy I follow. He is an AT section hiker and shared this video, a humorous look at the MSR Reactor stove. I have never used a Reactor, but I have seen them and … Continue reading
Yesterday I stumbled upon a great You Tube Channel. It;s called Scouting lighter. From what I gather, this Scouter put this together as part of his Wood Badge Ticket. So +2 for this fella! A backpacker and Wood Badger!! WhooHoo! … Continue reading