Knitting

This might seem a little out of place on a backpacking site, at least at first. One of my many hobbies is one that keeps me busy during backpacking’s off season, if there really is such a thing. Despite being of Scandanavian descent, I’m not big on going out into the cold unless I have…

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Make Your Own Dog Harness

If you don’t want to pay custom fees for your harness, especially with extra large, extra small or otherwise out of standard size dogs, make your own. This page will help you make a recreational sledding, weight pulling, carting or walking harness. If you have a very large/very small dog you’ll have to adjust the…

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Fun Gift for Paddlers

Years ago my grandpa made a canoe paddle, painted it red, and, in yellow block letters, added “REVERSE GEAR” to the back of the handle. I thought this was hilarious, so my grandma let me have it when Grandpa passed. When I got into paddling I wanted to have a paddle like this for trips….

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Make Your Own Gangline!

I’m not sure if these meet competition requirements, but they’re fine for recreational use. It’s easy to make your own lines, once you get the hang of it and it really saves on the price of gear. Materials: 1/4″ X 5′ hollow braid poly rope. 2 per each lead, team or wheel segment. These are…

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