Projects to aid in adventuring

These are all things I've made to lighten my pack load and save more money for the adventures. Pictures of some of my adventuring can be found here.

Winter Sleeping Pad

Another attempt to stay warm...

 

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Supercat stove

Heres a video of my supercat stove heating some water. These stoves are great they only weigh a few grams and use a variety of fuels. The low cost of this stove is another great perk all you need is a empty cat food can and a hole punch to make one.

 

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Foster's Mess kit

This is a truly ultralight mess kit. The main can acts as a cooking pot that fits perfectly on a supercat. Inside you can store your stove and a double walled mug made from a redbull can and a pop can

 

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Pack 1

First pack I actually sewed on a machine

 

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Pack 2

My second go at a machine made pack.

 

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Rik Sack

A nice little backpack/stuff sack/food bag. I took the idea from a great company called Gossamer gear.

 

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UL Hammoc 1

Why not have a ultralight hammoc?

 

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UL Tarps

These are some fatastic ultralight tarps that can be made up into a wide variety of shelters.

 

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Balaclava

I got old and wanted to be a little warmer in my colder weather camping so I made a light balaclava.

 

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Pop Can Stove

The classic can stove not as light or as good running as a supercat but fun to make in there own way. they are also a bit more durable.

 

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Wood Stove

I thought it would be nice to bring a stove I didn't have to bring fuel for.. but its a little more work at the end of a long day and there are some places you can't or shouldn't use a wood stove.

 

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UL Sweater

Got a good deal on some nice microfiber and made a very light and surprisingly warm sweater.

 

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Wool Hat

Yep.. just had to learn to knit... I actually used a knifty knitter to make this hat I found I can crank them out in a few hours. super warm too but wool yarn can be pricey. I can see one day spinning my own yarn.

 

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UL Bivy Sack

A bivy sack is a great way to keep rain splash off your bag and it also adds a few degrees of warmth. This is a very basic design but works well, packs small, and is very light.

 

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Stuff Sacks

Ahh... Pack organization is awesome!

 

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Cup Cozy

No more burning hands. No more instantly cold coffee.

 

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UL Waterproof Cammera case

I wanted a case that could handle getting wet, be easy access, stay on my pack belt, and be ultralight. I came up with the idea to carve the insert out of foam and use freezer bags over the foam which can easily be changed as they wearout. Then I made a cloth outter shell to handle abrasion. It also has a belt loop and velcro flap.

 

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Pot scrubbie

A nice little luxuary to carry in your mess kit.. probably better then using sand/dirt. They work well and provide a excuse to learn to crochet.

 

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Camp Stool

A stool by the camp fire sounds good right? yea well this thing is uncomfortable... but maybe the idea could be made better.

 

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Tri-Pole Chair

I thought it would be nice to have a comfy chair after a long day of hiking but I didn't want to add much weight or take up extra pack space so this chair is the solution to that.

 

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