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mini Camp Tour “A Beginning” 10 x 10′ plastic tarp diamond canopy rain catch system over Hammock

Early arrival tour of my campsite/lab - setup plastic tarp in diamond pattern over hammock to catch rain at the back corner - system allows for standing room and head clearance... This was setup mid spring in a thick forest area closer to the top of a hill for flood safety. Provides wind protection from … Continue reading mini Camp Tour “A Beginning” 10 x 10′ plastic tarp diamond canopy rain catch system over Hammock

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Dismantling the Sawyer Mini and the Lifestraw water filters…what’s inside?

The Sawyer Mini water filter is a sealed cartridge with no way of getting to the inside without cutting into it.  I was kinda looking forward to the day my Sawyer Mini water filter expired so I could take it apart and see the guts of it, maybe make some modifications, hah...  After discovering this … Continue reading Dismantling the Sawyer Mini and the Lifestraw water filters…what’s inside?

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A salvaged liquor bottle used as an alcohol stove and storage bottle

This little liquor bottle made the ideal sized container for storing my alcohol fuel in.  After I got to looking at it closer, I realized the lid, made from aluminum, could be used as the stove similar in size to my little mini pocket alcohol stoves that I make from flashlights. This is something you … Continue reading A salvaged liquor bottle used as an alcohol stove and storage bottle