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The author's bushcraft camping outfit. See below for numbered version and listing. Photo: Paul Kirtley. Whether you are camping in the woods for a weekend or staying out for weeks, this bushcraft camping outfit is a good base model. It forms my standard bushcraft camping kit-list. One of the considerations for my kit is that it has to provide good durability for the cost.
The first aid kit check list is one of your most important. It helps you prepare for those minor mishaps that happen frequently, so your fun can continue without delays. The first aid kit check list also reminds you to pack all those important personal medications you might forget. You don't want to rush home or call your doctor because you forgot something as important as this.
Over the coming weeks, we will be releasing a four-part guide on how to make your very own hammock using para cord. This excellent step-by-step tutorial was very kindly supplied by Woodlorean John van Zanen of the Netherlands; thank you! We’ve split the guide into four different sections, allowing you to have a go at each stage before the next set of instructions is released.
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Zippered Segmented Pad Extender Looking for a better cold weather solution. I really like the DownHammock for three season trips, and it's more comfortable than sleeping on a pad, but I don't want to go into true winter conditions without a pad so I needed a way to incorporate one into my system. I really like the SPE concept from Ed Speer and Youngblood, and my homemade SPE works pretty well...but how else could I improve it?
Camping List Tired of setting up camp in a downpour only to realize you left your rainfly at home in the basement? Stiff from sleeping on the cold hard ground because you forgot your air mattress? This list will let you check that you have everything before you leave.
Back in May the Angry Snowboarder wrote an editorial called “ Played Out Marketing Pitches ” where he rounded on some of the snowboard companies that use pointlessly generic sales pitches such as “by riders, for riders” and “putting the fun back into snowboarding” to sell their kit. One of the things he mentioned in that article was a company called Monson which builds snowboards for a whole bunch of brands who then flog the same snowboard to the public dressed up in a different graphic and smothered in great steaming piles of marketing crap. A few months down the line and with a new season upon us we thought it would be interesting to see how each of the companies are selling this year’s fresh crop of Monson snowboards. As the Angry Snowboarder says in that article, “If you’re going to run a company you seriously need to bring something to the table beyond played out pitches and cookie cutter technology, otherwise it’s just a different graphic on the same old shit”.
The following document has appeared in print since 1999 and details plans for making your own tarptent. While neither as easy to set up, nor as storm and wind resistant as the next generation Tarptents, these tents are excellent do-it-yourself projects for even the first-time sewer. We will be happy to offer tips and suggestions should you decide to make one. The Tarptent sleeps 1+ (me, gear, +) and weighs 18 ounces complete with poles, stakes, tie lines etc. The Tarptent-for-2 sleeps 2 (or huge for one), weighs 24 ounces complete including generous beak, and has some additional room for gear. Both tents are floor-less, completely screened with zipper opening door and made from 1.1 oz silicone-coated nylon.
About Tarptent Tarptents are ultralight, mobile shelters that shed everything from flying bugs to summer snow. Elegant and airy, Tarptents set up virtually anywhere.
for fast and light trips Introduction Backpacking gear is expensive and purchasing backpacking gear for yourself is serious business. At ProLite GEAR we don't want you to waste your money on gear that doesn't work for you. Before purchasing ultralight backpacks , ultralight tents , and ultralight sleeping bag read the articles on our website.We try to provide as much detail as we can on the products we carry, including product features, technical specifications, product reviews, and our own staff comments. Selecting The Right Gear For You Over the years we have worked with a broad range of customers, and can help narrow the choices you are considering, and perhaps direct you to clothing and equipment that works best for a particular situation. Here are some tips...
undefined Tarp Camping 101 Why a Tarp? In my quest to lighten my backpack I considered and, at first, rejected the use of a tarp instead of a tent.