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 donâ€™t know it yet but I am getting them all the "gift of friendship" for Christmas. Please donâ€™t tell them, I donâ€™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 havenâ€™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 donâ€™t think they will notice... I will just tell them that the Grinch came and took the fill. They will understand...
Homemade GearMonday, 11 December 2006
Published in: Gear
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.