Homemade Gear

Monday, 11 December 2006
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Drinking Straws
The Scoutmaster blog has been a really interesting read over the past couple of months. Today Clarke Green posted a couple of links to websites on how to make your own camping gear.

Friends who know me would say that I am cheap. I would disagree with that statement; I would describe myself as "selective to how I spend my money". They don’t know it yet but I am getting them all the "gift of friendship" for Christmas. Please don’t tell them, I don’t want to ruin the surprise.

Take a peek at Homemade Backpacking Gear and Make your Own Gear. Great resources with lots of creative ideas on making gear. Here is another cool use for drinking straws besides drinking.

I haven’t made a thing yet but I think that I am going to jump in the deep end of the pool and start off by making my own sleeping bag. I think that I can save even more pennies by taking the down from the kids pillows. I don’t think they will notice... I will just tell them that the Grinch came and took the fill. They will understand...

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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