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Fun with Gadgets

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Northern Dancer, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    It's time to revisit the Camp Gadget Department...
    Share your fun ideas with Camp Babblers!

    Here is a start - hope to see your ideas online real soon. :)


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  2. missyify

    missyify Survivalist

    I saw where someone did something similar but made it rocks stove style with 2 cans.

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  3. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    That's real neat, I have seen a lot of tricks like that that involve using a can of some sort for cooking. They are pretty clever but I don't know, usually on my trips I have either a BBQ or a firepit just sitting there waiting to be used and no big cans (I usually empty them for packing) and bring only what I need.
  4. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    I actually use this one - though I use rope instead of a belt.

  5. 2sweed

    2sweed Natural Camper Staff Member

    I found this handy idea for making a bed out of logs and rope. Looks like it would be comfortable. Tell me if it fits in, not to big for your gadget page, @Northern Dancer.

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  6. missyify

    missyify Survivalist

    My mom made a rope bed for her truck and it's super comfortable.

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  7. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    Like a hammock you mean?
  8. missyify

    missyify Survivalist

    Basically the same thing as a rope hammock, yeah. It's a wooden rectangular frame and we tied rope to it. She has a foam mat on top of it.

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  9. scrapper

    scrapper Novice Camper

    You know, you can also cut off just a portion of a layer of the can sideways and create a makeshift candle lantern with it, the can layer will protect the wax lantern from losing the flame.
  10. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    I've made those lanterns too but I especially enjoy making a small wood stove for cooking - sure a lot cheaper than anything you can purchase at the big box store.
  11. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    Interesting, sounds like an improved hammock. The thing with hammocks is that since it is only held in place at the ends it tends to fold up around the edges but having a rectangular frame sounds like it would fix that.
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